About this course
We are very excited to announce that due to increasing demand within the MSK ultrasound community for supervised feedback and tutoring,we will be offering dedicated small group mentoring days in leafy Surrey. These study days are limited to only 6 delegates.
Study days will focus on either the upper or lower limb and the primary structures that can be evaluated with ultrasound. Paper case studies will be utilised to simulate clinical scenarios.
The course takes place at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall Woodfield Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BE View Location Maps
How to get here?
- Car – 5 minutes from Junction 9 of the M25, and parking available directly next to the venue (Pay and Display).
- 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 15 minute walk from the station.
This course will serve as excellent preparation if you are working towards an MSK Ultrasound PG Cert/CASE course examination, or have been using ultrasound following a basic course and are looking for close feedback on probe skills, image generation and reporting.
Small group working in pairs throughout the day, with high quality ultrasound systems and dedicated models.
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:
Clinicians already using ultrasound and looking for feedback on skills, or to develop specific areas.
If a complete beginner, please consider our Introductory MSK Ultrasound course HERE
Lower limb mentoring day
|9.00-12.30||The Foot and Ankle -scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. (but not limited to) anterior, medial, lateral and posterior ankle structures. Bony articulations of the foot, plantar fascia, mortons neuroma.|
|13:00 -15:00||Knee – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Structures visualised include the suprapatellar recess, extensor mechanism, following the quads from proximal to distal, patella tendon, MCL, medial meniscus, pes anserine complex. LCL, lateral meniscus, ITB insertion. Hamstrings and their insertions.|
|15:15- 16:30||Hip – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology, and techniques. Structures include anterior hip recess, gluteal tendons and insertions, trochateric bursa.|
Upper limb mentoring day
|9.00-12.30||The Shoulder -scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Visualisation of Long head of biceps and the sheath, Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subacromial bursa, the posterior recess of the joint, AC joint|
|13:00 -15:00||Wrist and hand – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Visualisation of the key tendinous structures of the volar aspect of the wrist, alongwith the median nerve and other neural and vascular structures. The six extensor compartment of the dorsum of the wrist. Finger anatomy and discussion of common pathology including trigger finger and OA changes.|
|15:15- 16:30||Elbow – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology, and techniques. posterior recess of the elbow joint, common extensor tendons, common flexor tendons and insertions. The anterior aspect of the joint including distal biceps insertion, the brachial artery and median nerve.|
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.
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What our attendees say
“The mentoring day was well organised by Stuart. He’d obviously put in a lot of work into it. The small group made the work flow really well without any waiting around time before you had attention and help with your scanning technique. For me, improving my ability in the visualisation of the ankle ligaments on their own was well worth attending the course. The mentoring days are good if you’re already scanning and want to either refresh your abilities or just are in need of some feedback on your scanning technique..”
“I attended the day mentored course and can say it was one of the best hands on courses I have been on! Stuart was brilliant patient and just made it seem so simple it has really given me confidence. I feel so much happier with assessing the foot and ankle! Brilliant course highly recommended!!”
‘Thanks so much Stuart for Saturday. It was amazing. You made it look so easy. You helped me a lot to go through my problem areas.The day was well organised; we got a lot of feedback. The section on pathology was great as it was closely linked to the practicals that we were doing. Thanks for the article on the flexor tendons. Please count me in for the January mentoring day on the lower limb.”
“To offer a very quick bit of feedback, I would say that the course was very good as I’ve previously experienced with the ultrasound site. Overall I came away with a useful refresher of the previous course, and increased confidence (along with the feeling that yet more practice is certainly needed). I found it helpful working in a pair with a podiatrist who was much more experienced than me with a PGCert – we were able to bounce ideas around and help each other spot things. It was good to review things from the introductory course, and also challenging to focus in on other areas like the plantar plate and plantaris which were of interest to our group. I thought your ability to spend time looking at several obscure structures as requested by the group was great, and demonstrated lots of expertise. I can’t offer much in the way of criticism. I’d say it’s very rare to come across training courses with such passionate and competent tutors, as well as such a multiprofessional group of delegates. I’m quite likely to attend further courses in the future. I wonder whether there may be sufficient interest to run a foot and ankle specific day? If there was I would be interested in it.”