Foundation Practical Skills for Use of Ultrasound Imaging in Injection Guidance


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 in targeted intramuscular injection.

A home-based programme of practical instruction facilitated by provision of an ultrasound scanner to each student. The series of remotely delivered interactive video conference sessions with accompanying practice exercises has been specifically designed to build up probe handling and image orientation confidence in a progressive manner through repetition. To be conducted over a period of four weeks.

A sample programme is available here. Please note this is subject to change.


Course Tutor

Peter Sanderson is a Consultant Neurological Physiotherapist working within both the NHS and the private sector. Peter's work within the NHS includes the delivery of a spasticity/movement disorder service at the Royal Orthopaedic Teaching Hospital in Birmingham where research is being undertaken into patient outcomes. He facilitates an upper limb service together with facial palsy clinics at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Within his own clinical practice Peter brought together both medics and healthcare professionals to deliver two of the most advanced spasticity services in the UK. for paediatric and adult patients. He is a Non-Medical Prescriber and takes an active interest in neuro rehabilitation and research.

Peter has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in assessing and treating adults and children with neurological impairments including Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), acquired brain injury, hypoxic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. He delivers and facilitates programs in Juvenile Cerebral Palsy (JCP), movement disorders, spasticity management, anatomy, including cadaveric workshops and the usage of Botulinum Toxin in rehabilitation.

He is an honorary lecturer at UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) leading on the post graduate injection therapy course. To complement this course, he has recently developed the Advancing Neurorehabilitation of the Upper Limb module also to be delivered as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or MSC Healthcare Practice.

He is a key opinion leader in the area of pharmaceuticals and sits on a number of advisory panels of the key pharmaceutical companies. Peter is a faculty member for Upper Limb Synopsis UK. His passion and vast experience in the treatment of upper and lower limb spasticity provides him with the opportunity to be regularly invited to speak at both national and international conferences sharing his experience and knowledge.

Frequently asked questions

The programme for each course is formulated by the course director and a description of the content and intended learning objectives is provided.
The biographies for the Course directors of each course are provided so that you can see their experience.
In order to perform image guided injections in your workplace you must conform to your local guidelines and competency requirements.
Our Foundation courses are specifically designed for people who have no previous scanning experience.
There are options available to buy, rent or lease these and other ultrasound products that we sell. If you are interested please inform a member of our training staff or email us at orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk
When you have registered you'll be asked to fill out a form which gives us your preferred delivery details. Your Orca POD will be shipped to you via DHL Express. You get to keep and use the Orca POD for the entire duration of the course and we'll arrange the collection after the last session/assessment.
We provide pre-course technical support to help you from the time you receive your Orca POD. Our team is available for one-on-one meetings before and between sessions to support you.
When someone is unable to attend a session a colleague can attend in their place.
The Course Fee includes the rental of the equipment for the entire duration of the course as well as the tutor's fee, shipping, CPD points and certificate.
If you would like more information about any of our courses then please contact us on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.
If you would like to book a future course or enquire about future dates please contact us on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.

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