Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Allied Health Practitioners, ASMI Campus, Saturday, 24. October 2020

This 2 day introductory seminar is for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals with an interest in utilising ultrasound imaging in their clinical practice. The format features didactic lectures, interactive scanning demonstrations and hands-on scanning tuition.
This course is ideally tailored to new graduates, those with no or limited exposure to rehabilitative and diagnostic ultrasound with a desire to learn, and those currently using ultrasound whom wish to reinforce and expand their knowledge base.
On completion of the seminar, registrants should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant anatomy
Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform basic soft tissue imaging
Identify relevant muscles and tendons and ligaments
Demonstrate muscle contraction and relaxation
Identify and assess soft tissue injuries including haematomas, muscle injuries, major ligament injuries and major tendon tears
 Identify ultrasound evidence suggesting fracture of small bones
 Identify foreign bodies
Identify arthropathy, tendinopathy, enthesopathy tenosynovitis and bursitis
 Understand the limitations of ultrasound in diagnosis soft tissue injuries
 Understand the complications in the normal healing process including fibrosis, calcification, infection and non-healing
Write a structured report or complete proforma report for soft tissue assessment
Have the clinical knowledge and ultrasound skill to be able to make appropriate management decisions according to the clinical situation
Understand the requirement for comprehensive scan and expert input in certain settings 

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology


Imaging of soft tissue pathology

Identify tears of major muscles, ligaments and tendons (e.g. Achilles, Supraspinatus, etc )
Identifying grades of muscles tears
Identify tendinopathy of major tendons (eg. Patellar tendon)
Identifying grades of tendinopathy (ie reactive vs dysrepair vs degenerative tendinopathy).
Identify soft tissue collections (including haematomas abscesses and ganglia)
Identify joint effusions and synovial thickening
Identify bursitis
Principles of foreign body localization
Complications of normal healing process including fibrosis, calcification, infection and non-healing

This course is CAHPU accredited for:-
Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound for Physiotherapists                                                                                                               
Registrants requiring CAHPU accreditation should contact ASUM

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Allied Health Practitioners



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