CPD: Applied for
- 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
- PLEASE NOTE: DELEGATES SHOULD NOT EXPECT TO BE COMPETENT IN ULTRASOUND AT THE END OF THE COURSE.
- 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.
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.
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
|09:00 - 09:10
|Welcome and introduction
|09:10 - 09:30
|Basic Physics of Ultrasound Probe orientation
|09:30 - 09:50
|09:50 - 10:00
|Probe handling and orientation
|10:00 - 10:30
|Practical session on gel self with assignment questions
|10:30 - 10:45
Session 2: Trans-abdominal approach
|10:45 - 11:15
|Normal male and female anatomy- appearance on ultrasound
|11:15 - 11:30
|Orientation of probe for Transabdominal approach
|11:30 - 11:45
|Bladder scanning and volume measurement
|11:45 - 12:15
|Practical session Bladder scanning and volume measurement with assignments questions
|12:15 - 12:30
|Pros and cons of transabdominal approach
|12:30 - 13:00
|Lunch - working lunch with more scanning practice if desired
Session 3: Trans-perineal approach
|13:00 - 13:15
|Normal anatomy, appearance on ultrasound scan planes and corresponding images
|13:15 - 13:30
|Orientation of probe for Trans perineal approach female
|13:30 - 13:45
|Orientation of probe for Trans perineal approach male
|13:45 - 14:15
|Practical session Trans perineal approach
|14:15 - 14:30
|Pros and cons for this approach
Session 4: Dynamic scanning
|14:30 - 15:00
|Scanning in various postures
|15:00 - 15:30
|Biofeedback in clinical practice
|15:30 - 16:00
|Practical session dynamic scanning with application to practice
|16:00 - 16:30
|16:30 - 17:00
|Questions and answers
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Venue: Therapy Services Department (Ground Floor), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH
Date: Saturday 29 June 2024