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Rehabilitative Ultrasound - Lower Quadrant US

Our courses are presented by Mr. Peter Esselbach who has over 20 years experience in private practice medical sonography, both as a practitioner and as an educator. He is also a physiotherapist with 8 years experience in private practice, specialising in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. So Peter brings uniquely together the technical world of US and the clinical application of sports physiotherapy.

So how does US fit in your practice?

Real time ultrasound imaging is a growing diagnostic modality which is increasingly accessible to physiotherapist and other medical practitioners. However recent surveys have shown that most users have limited training. In a University of South Australia survey, 26.7% of all respondents had RTUI training with most completing two hours or less of training (Physiotherapy Res Int. 2008 Dec;13(4):231-40).

This two day didactic workshop is designed for physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors who have a keen interest in using ultrasound in the assessment and management of injuries of the lower limb. Training will cover how to optimise ultrasound images and give an overview of pattern recognition of normal and pathological sonographic imaging. Protocols for imaging of the hip, groin, knee, thigh, calf, ankle and foot will be covered including how to recognise various pathologies frequently encountered in these regions. Ultrasound guided dry needling techniques will be taught and tuition will include how to clinically correlate the ultrasound findings and how this impacts on the clinical management

Objectives

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

  • Image and identify relevant anatomy of the hip, groin, knee, ankle and foot
  • Assess dysfunctional patterns in muscle recruitment around the 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
  • 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

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

  • Hip & Knee
  • Thigh 
  • Ankle and foot
  • Groin ultrasound

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.

Registration Saturday 8.45am.

This course is designed to provide detailed training and application of ultrasound for practitioners with an interest in lower quadrant musculoskeletal tissue assessment, rehabilitation and treatment. Ultrasound also provides a powerful feedback and motivation technique for clients - as they can see the difference cross sectionally when you compare their injured side to normal side and longitudinally with repeated ultrasound assessments.

Plan ahead and note parking options and venue location.

An AAP Education Accredited Course. National CPD hours 16.

Event Date Sat-29-Jun-2019
Event End Date Sun-30-Jun-2019
Available place 14
Location
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Physio Department
Ground Floor 'A' Block
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Physio Department

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Available place
AAP Education Member (free m'ship)

Free lifetime membership + benefits with course

$750.00 6
Rural and Remote Clinician

Eligibility = rural zone RA 3/4/5. http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/locator. Free lifetime membership + benefits with course

$650.00 1
New & Recent Graduate

Eligibility = graduated 2016/7. Free lifetime membership + benefits with course

$650.00 1
APA Member $750.00 6
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