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What Lies Beneath: Real Time Ultrasound Imaging in Women’s Health

Course description:

This course aims to demonstrate the versatility of real time ultrasound imaging within the context of women’s health and give therapists the confidence to be able to use their machines to full advantage.

The areas covered include the practical skills of using real time ultrasound to effectively image the pelvic floor, core musculature and relevant musculoskeletal structures in the women’s health context.  You will learn to identify normal vs abnormal presentation of pelvic floor and core muscle activation and will become familiar with common pre and post natal presentations such as rectus abdominus diastasis, labral tears and trochanteric bursitis. You will develop your clinical reasoning skills and learn effective management strategies for your women’s health clients and overall improve the efficacy of their rehabilitation.

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Course learning objectives

  • Have a working understanding of the knobology and settings on a standard RTUS machine.
  • Relate 3D anatomy of a client to the 2D ultrasound image on screen
  • Identify normal and abnormal pelvic floor images in a variety of movement planes
  • Identify and interpret images of transversus abdominis and multifidus as they relate to women’s health issues
  • Calculate and understand the significance of residual volume measurements
  • Identify musculoskeletal structures such as tendons, bursae, muscle, and bone in the region of the hip as they relate to women’s health clientele
  • Identify rectus abdominus diastasis and relate findings to normal and abnormal movement patterns
  • Be able to analyse and interpret images seen on RTUS and incorporate them into a progressive management plan in multiple planes of movement

Additional info

Recorded images of common (and less common) clinical presentations will be shown within the theoretical part of the course but the practical component is very hands on and participants will be expected to participate as models for other course participants.

Additional benefit may be gained by using your own RTUS machine where possible, although there will be ample machines provided to ensure each participant gets plenty of hands on experience.

It is assumed that participants have some experience of working in a women’s health setting.

A light lunch and morning and afternoon teas are included as part of the course cost.

 

Essential musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging utilising real time ultrasound

On this course you will learn how to evaluate common musculoskeletal presentations using realtime ultrasound imaging to assist with management of your day to day caseload

Level 1 – Peripheral imaging teaches you to image the shoulder complex, hip complex, knee and ankle. You will learn to identify tendinopathies, muscle belly and tendon tears, bursitis, fractures, ligamentous injuries (inc. ACL/PCL), labral tears and menisci/ Baker’s cyst.

Course learning objectives

  • Have a working understanding of the knobology and settings on a standard RTUS machine.
  • Relate 3D anatomy of a client to the 2D ultrasound image on screen
  • Review anatomy of the relevant areas to be visualised on ultrasound
  • Be able to identify tendinopathy, bursitis, muscle and tendon tears, ligament tears and bony abnormalities in the regions of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Use advanced clinical reasoning skills to analyse and interpret images seen on RTUS and incorporate them into a progressive management plan