Intermediate Focused Ultrasound Assessment of the Shoulder


Course details to be announced shortly.


Course Tutor

Dr Alethea McHardy is a Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has a broad range of medical experience, having initially trained as a General Practitioner while also developing her career within sport. She works for the Ministry of Defence as the lead SEM Consultant for Scotland, as CMO for Hamilton Park Racecourse, providing care for professional jockeys and has a private practice based at Life Fit Wellness, Falkirk. She has previously worked for Scottish Rugby, England Rugby, British Swimming, GB Ultimate teams as well as working at both the London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She brings a wealth of experience in the field of MSK ultrasound having completed a MSc in medical ultrasound through Bournemouth University and utilising it in her daily practice for diagnostic and treatment purposes (guided injections). In 2018 she was awarded the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine prize for her work with the use of ultrasound in elite divers. She also holds a postgraduate degree in medical education and has a keen interest, in particular of marrying the two together.

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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