Foundation Skills for MSK Ultrasound


This course is designed to provide the practitioner with essential cognitive skills required for use of ultrasound imaging in MSK practice.

A home-based programme of practical instruction is 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 specficially designed to build up core skills in a progressive manner through repetition. To be conducted over a period of four weeks.

The course commences with delivery of an Orca Pod to each student to be used over the duration of the course. The Pod incorporates all necessary elements to enable the progressive acquisition of required skills through home-based practice. The teaching programme is delivered by a combination of interactive lectures and practice exercises staged over the four week period, and will equip practitioners with the essential cognitive skills necessary to begin in incorporating ultrasound imaging into their daily clinical practice.

The course concludes with a skills assessment and review.

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 Judit Yard on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.
If you would like to book a future course or enquire about future dates please contact Judit Yard on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.

Course Tutor

Stewart is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal Sonographer. He is the Clinical Director of Life Fit Wellness, an independent healthcare & exercise facility in Falkirk, Scotland where he runs a busy diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection service. Stewart has a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science, MSc in Physiotherapy and following over 10 years of post-graduate experience he obtained a Diploma in Injectition Therapy and a Pg Cert in MSK Medical Ultrasound from Glasgow Caledonian University.

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