Foundation Skills for use of Ultrasound in Pelvic Health for Physiotherapists


This course is aimed at physiotherapists and other AHPS's with a special interest in pelvic health. The 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 home-based programme of practical instruction that is facilitated by provision of an ultrasound scanner to each delegate. This series of remotely delivered interactive video conference sessions with accompanying practice exercises has been specifically designed to develop applied anatomical knowledge, muscle identification, probe handling and orientation confidence in a progressive manner through repetition.

The course is conducted over 4 weeks.

All delegates are sent an Orca POD Toolbox containing a wireless handheld ultrasound scanner, tablet, gel phantom, gel and wipes provided for the duration of the course. The POD Toolbox incorporates all the elements necessary to enable the progressive acquisition of knowledge and skills through home-based practice. The teaching programme is delivered by a combination of interactive lectures and practice exercises that will equip delegates with the essential cognitive skills necessary to begin incorporating ultrasound imaging guidance into their daily clinical management.

There is an assignment at the end of each session which helps the delegates to revise the concepts learnt during each session and to provide a framework for practising those skills.

Capacity is limited to 10 delegates per course.

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


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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