Foundation Skills for use of Ultrasound in Pelvic Health for Physiotherapists

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Sat 29 Jun 2024
Sat 16 Nov 2024

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Course Objectives

  • To gain understanding of physics and controls of ultrasound
  • To learn how to optimise an ultrasound image
  • To gain probe skills necessary to use ultrasound to identify anatomy of the male and female pelvis
  • To develop pattern recognition to identify normal anatomy
  • To learn techniques for assessment of muscles during dynamic movement

What's Included?

  • One day face-to-face course
  • CPD certificate upon completion

This course is aimed at physiotherapists and other AHPS's with a special interest in male and female pelvic health. This course is designed to provide the practitioner with the essential probe handling and image orientation skills required to begin learning to use ultrasound imaging of the pelvis.

The course is a on-site face to face live practical instruction that is facilitated by provision of an ultrasound scanner to each delegate.

Lucia Berry

Lucia Berry

Clinical Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapist / Physiotherapy Lecturer

Lucia Berry's teaching interests are in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Healthcare Leadership.  Lucia has worked across 4  different London NHS trusts in both Pelvic Health Physiotherapy roles and management roles, including Guys and St Thomas, Chelsea and Westminster, Imperial and Royal Free NHS trust.  Lucia is an advocate for interprofessional education, and collaborative team-based learning.

Qualifications: BSc Hons Physiotherapy, PGcert Continence for Therapists, MSc Healthcare Leadership.

Jane Dixon

Jane Dixon


Experienced Independent Consultant Pelvic Health Physiotherapist with a demonstrated history of advanced clinical and educational practice in the service delivery of pelvic health physiotherapy. Over my extensive career I have served on the Council of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, helping to map the future of the profession. Having qualified in the early 1970s with a Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy from The University of Manchester I have worked in both the NHS and private sector. In 2012 I was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for my services to pelvic health and the profession. Since 2004 I have been teaching real-time ultrasound scanning of the pelvic floor complex to practitioners wishing to extend their scope of practice, enabling them to assess and analyse pelvic floor function and dysfunction. Currently I am a trustee of Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy, a professional network for specialist physiotherapists, and am the chair of their Education Subcommittee.

Session 1: Principles of Ultrasound

Time Topic Speaker/Presenter
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and introduction Teaching team
09:10 - 09:30 Basic Physics of Ultrasound Probe orientation Teaching team
09:30 - 09:50 Ultrasound controls Teaching team
09:50 - 10:00 Probe handling and orientation Teaching team
10:00 - 10:30 Practical session on gel self with assignment questions All
10:30 - 10:45 Break All

Session 2: Trans-abdominal approach

Time Topic Speaker/Presenter
10:45 - 11:15 Normal male and female anatomy- appearance on ultrasound Teaching team
11:15 - 11:30 Orientation of probe for Transabdominal approach Teaching team
11:30 - 11:45 Bladder scanning and volume measurement Teaching team
11:45 - 12:15 Practical session Bladder scanning and volume measurement with assignments questions All
12:15 - 12:30 Pros and cons of transabdominal approach Teaching team
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch - working lunch with more scanning practice if desired

Session 3: Trans-perineal approach

Time Topic Speaker/Presenter
13:00 - 13:15 Normal anatomy, appearance on ultrasound scan planes and corresponding images Teaching team
13:15 - 13:30 Orientation of probe for Trans perineal approach female Teaching team
13:30 - 13:45 Orientation of probe for Trans perineal approach male Teaching team
13:45 - 14:15 Practical session Trans perineal approach All
14:15 - 14:30 Pros and cons for this approach Teaching team

Session 4: Dynamic scanning

Time Topic Speaker/Presenter
14:30 - 15:00 Scanning in various postures Teaching team
15:00 - 15:30 Biofeedback in clinical practice Teaching team
15:30 - 16:00 Practical session dynamic scanning with application to practice All
16:00 - 16:30 Clinical governance Teaching team
16:30 - 17:00 Questions and answers

How do I know whether a course is suitable for me?

The programme for each course is formulated by the course director and a description of the content and intended learning objectives is provided.

Who are the course directors?

The biographies for the Course directors of each course are provided so that you can see their experience.

Does this course qualify me to perform ultrasound guided injections in my workplace?

In order to perform image guided injections in your workplace you must conform to your local guidelines and competency requirements.

Do I need to have scanned before in order to attend a course?

Our Foundation courses are specifically designed for people who have no previous scanning experience.

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The Course Fee includes 1 day in person face to face practical course, CPD points and certificate.

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Price: £599.00

Venue: Therapy Services Department (Ground Floor), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH

Date: Saturday 29 June 2024

Note: Bookings close on Thursday 27 June 2024

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Price: £599.00

Venue: Cambridge Belfry Hotel and Spa, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6BW

Date: Saturday 16 November 2024

Note: Bookings close on Friday 15 November 2024

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