About this course
This one day course provides an ideal introduction for Poditrists on the topic of foot and ankle musculoskeletal ultrasound. All participants will complete the day knowing what ultrasound can visualise, the skills required and how it can impact practice.
Initially covering basic physics and safety principles of ultrasound use before covering core probe skills techniques and how to generate a high quality musculoskeletal ultrasound image. Commonly encountered peripheral musculoskeletal structures around the ankle and foot will be covered alongside case study examples of pathology, giving delegates a thorough appreciation of the role ultrasound can play in assisting with clinical practice.
The course takes place at Ashtead Cricket Club ,Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BJ View Location Maps
How to get here?
- Car – 5-10 minutes from Junction 9 of the M25, and parking available directly next to the venue for free.
- Airport – Conveniently positioned 25 minutes (with clear traffic) from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
- Rail – Ashtead station is served from London Waterloo and London Victoria, trains are frequent and take 30-40 minutes. The venue is a 20 minute walk from the station.
This course will serve as excellent preparation if you are considering applying for an MSK Ultrasound PG Cert/CASE course or just want to get more of an idea on what ultrasound offers.
Small group working (2/3 per group) throughout the day on a mixture of ultrasound systems. This will provide you with a great opportunity to trial different styles and brands of ultrasound systems.
Pathology case study images and videos will be discussed and introduced at points throughout the day to further enhance your learning experience.
Ideally suited for:
Podiatrists keen to explore what ultrasound can offer your practice.
Accredited by The Society and College of Podiatrists
|9am - 9.30am||Welcome and registration|
|9.30am||Basic physics of ultrasound – how are sound waves generated and how does it impact the image quality?|
|10am||Orientating to an ultrasound image – What am I looking at?! and how do different tissues appear – tips and tricks and avoiding poor technique|
|11am||The posterior ankle - Including Achilles tendon, retrocalcaneal bursa, the gastroc and soleus muscle groups, plantaris.|
|1pm||Anterior ankle recess and dynamic evaluation. Anterior ankle tendons and neurovascular structures.|
|1.45pm||Medial ankle – Tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum, flexor hallucis, tibial nerve.|
|2.30pm||Lateral ankle – Lateral ankle ligaments – AITFL,ATFL and CFL. Peroneus brevis and longus.|
|3.30pm||The Foot – 1st MTPJ, Plantar plate, Plantar fascia, Mortons neuroma, overview of midfoot articulations|
|4.15pm||Taking training further – next steps including ultrasound guided procedures – how to ensure you are competent|
|4.30/4.45pm||Finish and final comments|
Your Course Tutor
Founder & Director
Mr Stuart Wildman
MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP, PG Cert/CASE accredited Musculoskeletal Sonography, PG Dip injection therapy
Stuart is the founder and director of The Ultrasound Site. He 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, where he performs both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided interventions. 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. Read more here
Stuart has spoken at the Society and College of Podiatry annual conference in Liverpool in 2017 on ‘Basic visualisation of ligaments around the ankle: Practical demonstration’ and has performed evening lectures for the London District Branch on MSK Ultrasound. He has also recently completed a ‘PodChat Live’ on the topic which can be found below.