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Ultrasound guided injection course: 13 September 2014

A dynamic ultrasound guided injection course with a strong practical focus and theory. The course will be run by experienced Extended Scope Physiotherapists, who have been utilising injections within their practice for many years. They are all active contributors to The course will contain an overview of injections for both upper and lower limb conditions. Attention to probe handling, needle proprioception and clinician positioning.
Starts: 09/13/2014 09:00 am
Ends: 09/13/2014
Duration: 8 hours:
St Leonards Hospital, Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ
N1 5LZ

13th September 2014  £250

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If your attendance on the course is to be funded by your trust then please contact via email at [email protected]


Course outline

Outline of the day

08.45 – 09:00 Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:45 Introduction
Role of ultrasound guided injections in neuromusculoskeletal pain
Establishing and maintaining competencies and continued professional development
Practice guidelines
Health and Safety

09:45 – 10:45 Presentation & Discussion
Main principles of practice
Benefits for ultrasound over surface marked injections
Evidence for increased efficacy of ultrasound guided injections
Scope of injection and needling techniques used with ultrasound guidance
Injectable substances – theory and evidence for their effectiveness

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11.30 Presentation
Injection technique – physics relating to needle image optimisation
Techniques for improving – utilizing machine parameters

11.30-12.30 Practical Session I
Optimizing image generation and probe proprioception
Practicing technique of needle visualization (using revolutionary silicone phantoms)
Practice injection technique maintaining needle visulaisation
In-plane and out of plane techniques
Other ultrasound facilitated techniques

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:45 Upper Limb Techniques for common upper limb conditions
Live patient demonstration

Video demonstrations carrying out US guided injections .

Practical II – Practice techniques for upper limb – Facilitated small group session

Shoulder : sub-acromial, intra-articular, AC joint, LH biceps
Elbow :Tennis and golfers elbow, distal biceps, radial-ulnar and humeral-ulnarjoint, posterior impingement of the elbow, ulnar nerve irritation/subluxation.
Wrist Radio-carpal joint, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hand First CMC joint, trigger finger/thumb, finger joints.

14:45 – 15.00 Break

15.00 – 16:45 Lower Limb Techniques for common lower limb conditions
Live patient demonstrations
Video demonstrations

Practical III – Practice Techniques for lower limb – Facilitated small group session

Hip Trochanteric bursitis, gluteus medius tendinopathy.
Knee Intra-articular knee, Baker’s cyst, aspiration.
Ankle & Foot Intra-articular, posterior impingement, plantar fascia, first MTP joint.

16:45 – 17.30 Review and reflection of days teaching
Developing your practice
CPD and ongoing education and support