Podcast|May 5, 2023

Musculoskeletal Imaging

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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


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Andrew Cuff

I’m a Chartered Physiotherapist working at a Consultant level who specialises in the assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal conditions with a specialist interest in the Shoulder, Elbow & Red Flags. An experienced clinical and operational leader with proven track record in delivering expert clinical practice; assuring high-quality care; impactful research publication; and innovation.


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! Enjoy


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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