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Real time and Musculoskeletal ultrasound professional course

Rehabilitative Ultrasound - Level 2

Presented by Mr. Peter Esselbach, this 2-day advanced course is for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals with an interest in using ultrasound imaging as a diagnostic and rehabilitative tool in their clinical practice. The format features didactic lectures, demonstrations and hands-on scanning tuition in small groups.

This course is tailored to health professionals who have completed the Level 1 Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging Course and wish to reinforce and grow their knowledge base.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Image and identify relevant anatomy of the shoulder, groin, knee, elbow, hand, ankle and foot
  • Assess dysfunctional patterns in muscle recruitment around the neck, scapular region, knee and hip, and know how to retrain these patterns
  • Understand the limitations of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and when further expertise is clinically warranted
  • Common nerve impingement syndromes will be discussed along with their ultrasound appearances
  • Tuition in how to perform ultrasound guided needling will be given
  • Utilise ultrasound imaging to help make appropriate management decisions according to the clinical situation

Curriculum – Theory and Practical Outcomes

  • Typical normal and pathological appearances will be discussed for the shoulder, groin, knee, elbow, hand, ankle and foot
  • Rehabilitative imaging techniques to retrain dysfunctional muscle patterns
  • Understand the limitations and pitfalls of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Common nerve impingement syndromes will be discussed along with their ultrasound appearances
  • How to perform ultrasound guided needling and deactivation of trigger points will be taught

Practical demonstration and hands-on training in the dynamic imaging of:

  • Shoulder and interscapular region
  • Knee (advanced)
  • Ankle and foot
  • Groin ultrasound
  • Elbow and wrist

Additional Information

Two ultrasound case studies and a white paper titled "New Frontiers in Real Time US" written by Peter are available on this page after course enrollment, as part of your pre-reading materials.

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Videos

Video discussing usage of real-time ultrasound to assist evaluation of muscles involved in scapular kinematics.

A video demonstrating the use of real-time ultrasound on the anterior neck flexors.

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