About this course
We are passionate about delivering high quality courses, and as a result we can now announce this cadaveric musculoskeletal injection course at The Human Anatomy Lab, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital.
This unique comprehensive, two day, cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course in London, offers you the next best training tool to performing injections on patients. It provides a unique opportunity to learn and develop your injection skills directly on the anatomy you will encounter in your clinic! With a blend of short lectures and dynamic, hands-on practicals with soft preserved cadavers you will have plenty of opportunity to fine tune your skills.
With a maximum of 3 delegates per ultrasound machine, and a high tutor:delegate ratio, you will have regular feedback and practical time. There will be a strong clinical focus throughout the course and the majority of peripheral joint injections will be covered.
The course takes place at Human Anatomy Unit, Rm 14L10, 14th Floor, Laboratory Block, Charing Cross Hospital Campus W6 8RP View Location Maps
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is suitable for allied health or medical professionals who:
- Significant experiences of assessing and treating patients with MSK disorders.
- Have some prior experience of MSK ultrasonography – for example an introductory musculoskeletal ultrasound course. For more information on why we feel its important to have experience of diagnostic skills prior to considering performing ultrasound guided injections, see our recent blog post here.
- Have prior experience of soft tissue and joint injection therapy – if working as an allied health professional in the UK we advise you to have completed a blind injection therapy course first. You can find a list of those here.
- Are employed in a professional environment that enables you to utilise this within your practice
- Have a recognised professional medical qualification and current registration with a relevant UK professional body eg HCPC or GMC, or foreign equivalent if travelling from abroad.
This course provides 14 CPD credits (Day 1 = 7 credits, Day 2 = 7 credits) in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists
This is the proposed course outline over the two days.
Day 1 (Lower Limb)
|8.45am||Coffee and registration|
|9am||Introduction to the course and meet the tutors|
|9.15am - 9.30am||The sonographic differences between patients and cadavers|
|9.30am -9.45am||Aseptic techniques: US guided interventional procedures.|
|9.45am - 10am||An overview of the evidence behind lower limb steroid injections, high volume tendon injections, prolotherapy and PRP.|
|10am - 10.15am||The technique of performing injections on cadavers - considering probe covers, ultrasound gel position, needle visualisation|
|10.15am - 10.45am||Visualising the needle: Using probe skills to optimise visualisation of the needle.|
|11.15am -1pm||The Knee - Ultrasound guided interventions for knee pain : Dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers: Intra-articular knee, Baker’s cyst, aspiration, Pes anserinus injection. Bursal injections around the knee. High volume injections for patellar tendinopathy.|
|1.30pm - 2.45pm||Ultrasound guided interventions for the Hip: Dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers: Hip joint, trochanteric bursa|
|3pm - 4.30pm||Ultrasound guided interventions for the ankle and foot:
Dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft embalmed cadavers: Intrarticular techniques of the anlkle and 1st MTPJ, Plantar fascia, Peroneal sheaths, Tib post sheath, Mortons Neuroma. High volume injections for achilles tendinopathy.
|4.30pm||Review selected techniques from the day|
Day 2 (Upper Limb)
|9am -9.15am||Review of the weekend so far...!|
|9.15am -9.30am||Appraisal of the evidence..are US guided injections more accurate? Do they reduce side effects? Do they improve patient outcome?|
|9.30am - 9.45am||Injectable substances..what can be used? and what is the evidence behind their useage?|
|10am||Revision of common lower limb techniques, optimise needle visualisation further.|
|11.15am - 1pm||Ultrasound guided interventions for shoulder pain: Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers. Covering: Subacromial Subdeltoid bursa, Glenohumeral joint, Acromioclavicular joint, Long head of biceps sheath, High volume hydrodilatation, Barbotage for calcification|
|1.30pm-2.45pm||Ultrasound guided Interventions for wrist and hand conditions:
Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers- Radio-carpal joint, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hand: First CMC joint, trigger finger/thumb, finger joints
|3pm - 4.30pm||Ultrasound guided interventions for elbow pain: Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers. Covering: Common extensor, common flexor, radiohumeral joint, distal biceps. Prolotherapy for tennis elbow.|
|4.30pm||Opportunity to review techniques from the weekend|
|20 April 2018 - Cadaveric MSK ultrasound guided injection course (Day 1 only - Lower limb)|
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|20 October 2018 - Cadaveric MSK ultrasound guided injection course (Day 2 only - Upper limb)|
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Your Course Tutors
Mr Stuart Wildman
MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP, PG Cert/CASE accredited Musculoskeletal Sonography, PG Dip injection therapy
Stuart is an Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer working in the NHS in London. He has an interesting working week, dividing his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy, here he performs both diagnostic and guided interventions in both. 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 and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and Christ Church University.
Mr Robert Mast
BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, PgCert Musculoskeletal Sonography, Non Medical prescriber
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 works one day per week in the Radiology Department of Homerton University Hospital as an MSK sonographer both for diagnostics as well as for carrying out interventional procedures.
Mr David Baker
BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, PG Cert Musculoskeletal Sonography
David brings together his unique skills as ESP, MSK Sonographer, experienced injection therapist, and lecturer to the website. David works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the NHS, 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.
Mr Suresh Sudula
Consultant MSK Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer
Suresh has specialised in Musculoskeletal Medicine for the last 15 years, during this time he has gained Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, Injection therapy and more recently a Postgraduate certificate in musculoskeletal ultrasound from Canterbury Christ Church University.
He is the first physiotherapist to hold formal qualifications in both Independent prescribing and MSK ultrasound in the UK.
Dr James Thing
Sports 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.
Dr Daniel Fascia
Consultant MSK Radiologist
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.
Mr Fredy Markovits
Physiotherapist and MSK anatomist
Graduated in 2012 with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East London. During his training he developed a special interest in anatomy and physiology and started teaching anatomy while being a student. Currently working as a physiotherapist across the bariatric and consultant outpatient teams at The Homerton Hospital NHS Trust.
Continuing your learning after the course
Want feedback on your injection techniques after the course?...by founder and Director Stuart Wildman…
“Learning musculoskeletal ultrasound is a challenge, and guided injections is a further step. The image quality that is created is very user dependent so continuous professional development and practice after our weekend course is essential. We have an exciting solution to offer you support. No more feeling exposed and open to criticism of your content on social media channels such as Twitter or Facebook., or worrying about who can see it such as members of the public.”
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”And the best bit about this…IT IS COMPLETELY FREE! Any questions or difficulties with signing up, then get in touch with me via email [email protected] or call 0203 3629430. Just click the link below to get started”.
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What our attendees say
”I recently attended the cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course run by The Ultrasound Site and was highly impressed. The course is run by a variety of friendly and approachable health care professionals. Ranging from an musculoskeletal radiology consultant to extended scope physiotherapists who regularly scan and inject patients. This variety allows you to see the different types of approach/styles people use when injecting and gives you a chance to practice those different styles and see which one suits you best.
The course is very well organised and with a limited number of participants it means you can practice as much as you want and have the tutors on hand to guide you if you are having difficulties.
As well as a lot of hands on practice, there are a few tutorials to take you through the basics of ultrasound guided injections and also different treatments available when it comes to musculoskeletal injections and some of the evidence behind these treatments.
There was also an excellent anatomy demonstrator, Freddy, who is on hand to tell you anything you want to know and see regarding musculoskeletal anatomy. For real life practice it is of vital importance to know the proper anatomy of what you are injecting- it also makes it much easier to understand the pathology that can occur in each place and why.
The people who teach this course are clearly passionate and dedicated about their musculoskeletal work as can be seen by the amount of cases and discussions which occur on their website and social media. It makes a big difference when being taught by someone who enjoys what they do!
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their hand eye co-ordination when it comes to ultrasound guided injections. ”Moomal Harris
Human Anatomy Unit, Rm 14L10, 14th Floor, Laboratory Block, Charing Cross Hospital Campus W6 8RP
Q. How do I know that this course is of high quality?
All the lecturers on our courses have completed formal training MSK Sonography and have been using MSK Ultrasound for several years. Crucially, they are clinicians with many years experience of integrating ultrasound into their practice alongside other forms of imaging such as MRI giving a great breadth of experience to enable them to teach ultrasound in the correct clinical context.
Several teach on PG Cert MSK Ultrasound University based courses as guest lecturers, and present at different events each year. The lecturers are also members of executive committees of professional organisations such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Royal College of Radiologists and British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, so are very familiar with MSK ultrasound and injection therapy development within different professional roles.
Q. Do we get to use the ultrasound machines?
We know the importance of hands-on practice when scanning! As we’ve been there when we were learning! So we can reply with a massive YES! The course is designed with high lecturer:student ratios, with on average a lecturer for every 5 students. We have a large number of machines to ensure that as much time as possible is spent with the students scanning under close supervision. We understand the subtlety of moving a probe to ensure you achieve a high quality diagnostic image. We try to provide a selection of machines including hand held mobile devices, laptop systems and cart based – this gives you the ideal opportunity to trial systems and work out what might suitable for you.
Q. Does this qualify me as a sonographer?
Surprisingly, a sonographer is not a protected title and therefore anyone can theoretically call themselves a ‘sonographer’. I guess a better way to pose this question would be ‘does this deem me competent to perform ultrasound in the setting I wish to use it in?’. Well, this depends on the setting and the local governance but essentially this course is designed as an important first step for people who are considering an ultrasound qualification, or who are interested in learning ultrasound to give them an idea of how ultrasound may fit into their practice. The course can also serve as a refresher, perhaps for certain joints.
To undertake a formal qualification which would lead you to be able to work in for example Radiology departments within the NHS you would need to progress on to complete a PG Cert qualification on a CASE accredited course. This course would place you in a strong position before starting your CASE course. We are creating a University accredited CASE course at the moment and hope to release news in early 2018!
Q. How do I know if I am scanning things correctly?
Because we have a large ratio of lecturers to students, there will be someone overseeing and teaching with each group for as much time as possible throughout the day to ensure that you are handling the probe correctly and there are lots of tips on image optimisatio and use of the machine technology to get the best image! Basically, we will be peering over your shoulder! After the course you can also join us on our Medshr group, to keep touch and share images for feedback and as a record of your ongoing learning.
Q. What are the advantages of doing this course?
The advantages of doing this course is that all of the tutors have extensive experience of working with ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections working within busy Radiology, NHS , Private and Sports injuries clinics..we have it all covered! Most importantly, we are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching..that is why we set this up in our spare time!
Q. What are the terms and conditions for refunds and bookings?
All details for the refund policy and bookings terms and conditions can be found HERE
Q. Do I need to have scanned before in order to attend a course?
For our Introductory MSK Ultrasound course..No. We have many people who attend the course who have little, or no, previous scanning experience. This course is designed to accommodate people who have no previous scanning experience and are interested in learning from scratch. However, as mentioned above, it is also a very useful learning experience for people with some scanning background as well.
For our injection courses it is best to have attended the Introductory course first. Have a read of this blog as well to gain some more ideas on why developing your diagnostic skills first is a good idea.
Q. Do you provide training to whole departments?
We are able to travel and provide a customised training program for a group of clinicians in a department. For further discussion email us at [email protected]
Q. Does this course qualify me to perform ultrasound guided injections in my workplace?
No. In order to perform image guided injections in your workplace you must conform to local guidelines and competency requirements. This course, however, may form part of your CPD and learning if you are looking to start performing ultrasound guided injections, or as a top-up course as part of your continuing CPD.