Founder, Director and course tutor
Mr Stuart Wildman MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP, PG Dip. Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd. Faculty member.
Stuart is an Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer working in the NHS. He divides his time between teaching MSK Ultrasound, and using it in practice in a Physiotherapy department at The Homerton Hospital and Radiology at The Royal Surrey County Hospital. He works uniquely across two different domains where ultrasound is utilised - at the point of care and also within traditional Radiology settings. He is a qualified MSK Sonographer, with a PG Cert and CASE accredited qualification from Canterbury Christ Church University.
He qualified from the University of Southampton in 2003 with a BSc Physiotherapy, and went on to gain an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire. He is an active member of the executive committee of EPADU (Electrophysical Agents and Diagnostic Ultrasound) special interest group, helping develop the use of diagnostic ultrasound in Physiotherapy within the UK. He is also a member of ACPOMIT (The Association for Chartered Physiotherapists with an interest in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy).
Stuart represents the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy at the member organisations meeting for CASE (Consortium of Accredited Sonographic Education)
Teaching staff and contributors
Dr Daniel Fascia, Consultant MSK Radiologist MBChB BSc Hons. FRCR MRCS
Dr Fascia graduated from Edinburgh University College of Medicine in 2004 with degrees in Medicine and Medical Microbiology.
He initially undertook basic surgical training in Edinburgh and London hospitals and gained membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in London with a specialist interest in Orthopaedics.
Dr Fascia then trained as a radiologist at Imperial College and other London specialist hospitals and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists. He undertook sub-specialist training in Interventional and Musculoskeletal radiology at Imperial College Hospitals and spent one-year as a senior Musculoskeletal & Sports Fellow in Perth, Western Australia under the guidance of Drs Nick Wambeek and Eamon Koh.
In Autumn 2014, Dr Fascia was appointed Consultant MSK Radiologist at Harrogate Hospital and became a partner in Yorkshire Radiology. He specialises in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal, rheumatological and sports radiology.
Mr Robert Mast BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, PgCert Musculoskeletal Sonography.
Rob trained and qualified as a physiotherapist at the well regarded HvA in Amsterdam in 1993. Rob has 19 years of extensive experience in MSK physiotherapy.
Rob trained and qualified as a physiotherapist through the HvA in Amsterdam in 1993.He has been working for Homerton University Hospital as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the primary care setting since 2004. He has recently started to work part time in the Radiology Department of Homerton University Hospital as an MSK sonographer both for diagnostics as well as for carrying out interventional procedures. Rob obtained a Pg.Cert. in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound through Canterbury and Christchurch University. He is an experienced tutor on Ultrasound courses teaching fellow AHPs and medical
professionals in MSK ultrasound diagnostics as well as ultrasound guided interventions. He is a visiting lecturer at the MSK Ultrasound module at Canterbury and Christchurch University. MSK ultrasound is an important adjunct to his clinical practice and it has aided the accuracy of clinical diagnoses and allowing him to carry out more precise ultrasound guided interventional procedures such as injections and joint aspirations. Rob obtained his practice certificate as a non-medical prescriber in 2014 through the University of Hertfordshire. He has recently done a conversion module via London Southbank University to become an Independent prescriber.
Dr James Thing, Musculoskeletal Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM- with a specialist interest in MSK ultrasound
Dr Thing qualified as a General Practitioner in 2010, before undertaking 4 years of specialist registrar training to become a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in 2014.
He trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre - Headley Court, the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH) and Barts Health. James also worked as a Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor at the London Olympics in 2012.
Dr Thing is the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor, coordinating medical care for the Anniversary Games and Diamond League events. He also works for Harlequins Rugby as their pitch side doctor and as a player tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Dr Thing also undertakes a weekly NHS musculoskeletal ultrasound/radiology list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).
Mr David Baker BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, Musculoskeletal Sonographer.
David brings together his unique skills as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist , MSK Sonographer, experienced injection therapist, and lecturer to the website. He works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the Locomotor service at The Homerton Hospital, working extensively with diagnostic ultrasound since 2007 and studied for his formal Pg Cert at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has further developed his special interest in ultrasound guided injection therapy.
David also qualified as a Non-medical Prescriber in 2008. In addition, David works as visiting lecturer at London, City University, Department of Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences. David presented at the CSP Congress 2010 and is a member of the CSP's Medicines Management Advisory Group. David is Clinical Director at Complete Physiotherapy Limited - a chain of London based sports injuries clinics.
Mr Suresh Sudula, HCPC, MCSP, Consultant Physiotherapist/Sonographer in Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Suresh qualified as a physiotherapist from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India in 2001. Since then he has worked in a variety of settings including acute hospital, community care, private practice and sports clubs. He has specialised in Musculoskeletal Medicine for the last 10 years, during this time he has gained Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection therapy. He is also one of the very few qualified non-medical physio prescribers in the UK. Suresh took basic MSK US training in January 2011 and subsequently completed skills training course in Oxford. Since 2011 Suresh has used
Diagnostic & Interventional Ultrasound as an integrated part of his daily practice. More recently he has enrolled onto PGC Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at Canterbury Christ Church University to gain formal qualification in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Suresh has unique combination of extended scope skills in the form of non-medical prescriber and able to perform diagnostic and interventional ultrasound which adds a significant value and quality to the orthopaedic triage service in Kent where he currently works as a senior orthopaedic practitioner in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Medicine and as well as to the Ultrasound department where he recently been appointed as a Consultant Physiotherapist.
Mr Peter Gettings, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist MSK & Rheumatology.
Peter is a clinical specialist physiotherapist working for the NHS in Essex. He qualified from the University of East London in 2001 and has been working in the field of MSK since 2003. He completed his injection therapy qualification in 2006. Peter is has a PG Cert in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound at Canterbury Christchurch University, and uses diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound daily to enhance clinical decision making. He carries out regular ultrasound clinics in the Rheumatology and Radiology departments at his NHS trust.
He has recently taught on the University of Essex’s Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound module and his main professional interest is assessment and management of tendinopathy.