Ep. 052 | To Image or not to Image | Andrew Cuff

Physiotutors Podcast

06-05-2023 • 50 mins

Andrew is a consultant physiotherapist from the UK with a special interest in the upper limb and particularly the shoulder, which is also the reason he has created a course on the stiff shoulder, the elbow and wrist for Physiotutors together with Thomas Mitchell. He is in the process of finishing his PhD this year on imaging for musculoskeletal conditions in primary care at Keele University, so he’s the perfect person to talk to about imaging!


00:00 Intro
01:25 How far are we from ideal?
05:56 Scale of MSK Imaging
09:40 Why don't we stick to guidelines?
15:50 When imaging makes sense
21:35 Do Patients Expect Imaging?
23:49 Sponsor
24:59 The goal of Imaging
27:52 Risks of Imaging
30:27 Imaging Techniques 101
35:10 Should Physios use Ultrasound
37:56 Scan interpretation as a skill?
43:10 How to explain imaging findings
48:15 Andrew's closing thoughts
49:49 Outro


This episode is sponsored by the CSP student conference 2023. For more information and to sign up visit: https://www.csp.org.uk/studentconference23

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