Course Summary

CPD: 15 hrs

This course is aimed at developing a systematic and anatomically based approach to the application of ultrasound guidance in the management of spasticity using botulinum toxin. It is intended for clinicians and practitioners with some experience of ultrasound scanning for guidance of injections who are seeking to consolidate and improve technique. The course does not culminate in an exam or any form of educational or competency assessment but has been independently assessed for CPD accreditation.

The course is a home-based programme of practical instruction that is facilitated by provision of an appropriate 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, focusing on the identification of target muscles and safe, accurate and consistent injection under ultrasound guidance.

The course is conducted over 4 weeks.

All delegates are sent an Orca POD Toolbox containing a Sonon 300L portable ultrasound, a gel phantom, ultrasound gel and clinical wipes all of which are 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.

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


Course Objectives

  • Identify the muscle anatomy of the upper and lower limbs using ultrasound.
  • Develop consistent and reliable approaches for performing a scan and injecting target muscles under ultrasound guidance.

What's Included?

  • Each delegate has their own POD Toolbox for the duration of the course. This contains a Sonon 300L ultrasound system and gel phantom. Ultrasound gel and wipes are also included.
  • 4 x weekly 2hr live teaching sessions with lectures, demonstrations, and interactive guided scanning practice.
  • Weekly homework assignment with feedback to guide practice.
  • CPD certificate upon completion.

Course Programme

Our CPD courses provide practical knowledge but do not award a certificate of competency. You must enquire with your relevant professional body to confirm if the skills covered within the scope of your professional practice, and whether your professional insurance will cover your practice.


Course Tutor(s)

Mr S C Budithi is a Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation at the prestigious Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries based at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. His special interests include spasticity and pressure ulcer management focusing particularly on patients with spinal cord injury. He has a keen interest in teaching. He conducts and participates in workshops teaching Ultrasound guided interventions, Botulinum Toxin injections (including cadaver workshops) and pressure ulcer management. He regularly publishes articles in peer reviewed journals and presents at various national and international conferences.

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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