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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Allied Health Practitioners -“TBA Post CoVid 19”


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

  • 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

This course is CAHPU accredited for:-

Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound

Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound for Physiotherapists

Registrants requiring CAHPU accreditation should contact ASUM


“Excellent environment and equipment. Good teacher to student ratio. Detailed explanation and illustration of how we can use US imaging to improve our diagnosis accuracy and treatment efficiency in our daily practice.”

– Dr Albert K., Hong-Kong

“I felt very well looked after by the staff, presenter was very experienced and had great clinical examples.”

– Chris H. Murdoch, WA

“Great course to further develop my skills in diagnosis and rehabilitation as a physiotherapist.”

– Andrew H. Quakers Hill, NSW

“Very helpful seminar with great knowledge and practical methods of ultrasound”

– Phillip G. Beecroft NSW

“Excellent seminar, great use of my time. Very practical, lots of clinical information.”

– Damian K., Sunshine Beach QLD

“Very helpful and informative course, very clinically applied which would be useful in my practice. Interactive and engaging presentation. Heaps of time for practice & discussion of questions. Highly recommended to all Allied Health Practitioners.

– Sangeeta R., Pascoe Vale VIC

“Highly informative hands-on seminar. I had a great time and learnt plenty of things that can be immediately integrated into my clinical practice as a physio.” 

– Jessica F., Castle Hill, NSW

“Dan is probably the most knowledgeable anatomist of finer musculoskeletal structures I have listened to. He is also very approachable. For what this course is designed to achieve it’d be difficult to put together a better course.”

– Michael W, NSW