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Ultrasound for Rehabilitation & Pain Physicians for Spasticity Management – “TBA Post CoVid 19”


Course description

Accreditation: RACP CPD

A small group two-day intensive workshop designed specifically for Rehabilitation Physicians who perform muscle belly botulinum toxin injections and other ultrasound guided interventions. The emphasis is on achieving safe, accurate and effective MSK ultrasound guided intervention outcomes following clinical assessment or prior to diagnostic imaging investigations.

The small group structure ensures a collaborative and supportive learning environment, utilising a mixture of didactic lecture tuition and real-time scanning techniques. High quality equipment is used in conjunction with scanning models, ensuring the consolidation of practical scanning skills.

The muscle belly botulinum toxin injection component is focused on the use of ultrasound guidance .

Joint Injections

The course includes:

  • Physics and instrumentation
  • Ultrasound guided needle placement techniques utilising a range of phantom objects.
  • Upper limb muscle belly botulinum toxin injection techniques
  • Lower limb muscle belly botulinum toxin injections techniques
  • Neck muscle botulinum toxin injections techniques
  • Parotid and submandibular gland botulinum toxin injections
  • Ultrasound guided phenol nerve blocks (musculocutaneous, obturator and tibial)
  • Joint injections –sacroiliac, epidurals,paravertebtrals

Ultrasound guided needle intervention techniques for the:

  • Shoulder ,Elbow ,Wrist
  • Hip ,Knee Ankle
  • Sacroiliac, epidurals,paravertebals
  • Muscles
  • Nerves


“Excellent 2 days of applied anatomy. Plenty of time to get hands on practice.”

Dr Matthew D., NSW

“Excellent course!”

Dr Juan G., QLD

“Efficient weekend filled with learning consolidating musculoskeletal ultrasound.”

Dr Yi-An Ch., QLD

“Really appreciated the hands on learning opportunity.”

Dr Pearl Ch., NSW

“Excellent personalized and patient tuition answering all important topics.”

Dr Michael B., VIC

“Very hands on approach, giving opportunity to revisit areas you have difficulty.”

Dr Swarna V., Dundas Valley

” Very informative and enjoyable course.”

Dr Richard S., Auckland New Zealand

“Stephen Bird and Daniel Walkley were expert and natural educators as they guided me from no experience in the use of the ultrasound to being considerably more confident with its use in common spasticity relevant injection techniques. I will return for a refresher!”
− Dr Murat Acar, Baulkham Hills, NSW

“The seminar was very good. Small numbers, two ultrasound machines. A very hands-on course.”
− Dr Yuriko Watanabe, Marrickville, NSW

“Great day of learning and ideas.”
− Dr Helen Mackie