Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Allied Health Practitioners (May)

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Allied Health Practitioners (May)
May 5, 2018 9:00 am
May 6, 2018 4:30 pm
November 24, 2017
ASMI Campus
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616/1c Burdett St, Hornsby, NSW, 2077, Australia

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. 



Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology


  • Nerves
  • Muscle
  • Tendon
  • Enthesis
  • Fascia
  • Bone
  • Joints


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




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


This course is CAHPU accredited for:-

Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound

Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound for Physiotherapists                                                                                                               

Registrants requiring CAHPU accreditation should contact


Morning tea and lunch will be provided.