- Would you like the ability to visualize anatomy dynamically and provides answers to clinical questions fast?
- Are you looking to explore the potential benefits ultrasound can deliver for your patients and your practice?
- Do work pressures mean you haven’t had the time to develop a systematic scanning technique?
- Would having an expert on your shoulder provide reassurance that you’re on the right track?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Our range of practical ultrasound courses designed for podiatrists will make all the difference.
Led by Australia’s best ultrasound educators, we’ll help you make clinical decisions faster with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Discover new and clever ways to get the most out of ultrasound; develop a structured step-by-step approach to imaging; increase diagnostic confidence and improve patient journeys through tighter, focused management plans and reduced waiting times.
Ultrasound for Podiatrists Course
Learn how to use ultrasound to dynamically assess the foot and ankle so that you can diagnose your patients sooner and start treatment. Find out how to…Select options
- 2 days -
Calf, Achilles, plantar fascia, ankle, forefoot
Zedu courses are recognised by:
The following ultrasound system manufacturers proudly support our courses
Why is learning ultrasound so important for podiatrists?
It is our strong belief that every podiatrist must understand ultrasound. In fact, ultrasound is recognised around the world as one of the most important skills you can develop to improve outcomes, save time and money (for you and your patient). Regardless of its utility in your context, knowing what ultrasound can do, and how it can be applied is like a good shot of espresso coffee – once you get a taste you’ll want more. And more…
And once you get started it’s a no brainer that ultrasound skills will help you be a better podiatrist.
Unfortunately, most have been exposed to very little training. And where they have it has been in a very unorganised and scattered approach. More often than not training has been provided by energetic enthusiasts in the workplace who can demonstrate the potential for ultrasound, but – while passionate – haven’t invested in their ability to teach the art and science behind it. Plus the compromises that we all know come from training at work means a less than ideal learning environment. This results in little take away skills, no pathway to develop skills and ultimately disappointment.
But you can do something about this. In order for you to avoid the stressful ups and downs of learning ultrasound, having a strong foundation on which to build your skills and a clear plan in place to support your development is fundamental. That’s where we can help.
Every ultrasound user must establish the skills fundamental to acquiring an image – from turning a system on and optimising the system setup, to patient positioning and ergonomics. We’ll give you the foundations for independent practice.
To get the most out of your efforts and before picking up a probe it’s important to identify your objective – do you have a purpose for scanning? Scanning for scanning’s sake isn’t optimal. When learning you need to engage in deliberate practice to develop your ultrasound skills. When applied clinically, you need to have the ability to define your needs, identify limitations and make decisions. We’ll help you focus on where you’re going and what you want to achieve.
Attending a course is one thing – making the time to develop your ultrasound skills and abilities is another. Learning ultrasound is a lifelong commitment – trust us, we know. Commit to invest your time before you start. Take time to remove practice barriers. Focus your time. Track your progress. Spend time developing skills out of the clinic. We’ll work with you to identify a pathway for skills development in your context.
When you get back to the workplace, what’s next? Early enthusiasm to use ultrasound can soon fade to frustration when you return to the workplace, where the reality of clinical demands and often lack of ultrasound users can undermine your confidence. We can help by providing ongoing support, training and credentialing – as well as ongoing information through our free coaching corner and social media posts. We’re there for you.
How do our ultrasound courses for podiatrists work?
Zedu’s ultrasound training courses follow a proven step-by-step program to guide podiatrists through the myriad of learning strategies and ultrasound applications to find what‘s most effective to build a skillset that works in your clinical context.
Each course follows a systematised approach to help you understand principles, develop skills and implement strategies that have worked for thousands of physicians in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
It starts with registration, where you’re provided access to a range of online resources and activities to prepare you before you arrive. Don’t worry – this is not onerous, with videos and resources focused on the topics of that course.
Once you get here you’ll be working with a team of qualified sonographer educators trained in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications, you get the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with experts. Whatever your level of experience we adapt to your needs, accelerating your personal learning curve. The ultimate goal is to give you the skills, abilities and knowledge to successfully and independently use ultrasound – regardless of the location or technology.
From lisfranc fractures to foreign bodies, and tender Achilles tendons– we have you covered.
But once the course is over it doesn’t stop there.
As big supporters of FOAMED (Free Online Acceess Medical EDucation) you can register and participate in free monthly coaching corner provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, hear from ultrasound experts from around the world and keep your skills up to date. Check in with our blog and socials to keep up to date with the latest in ultrasound news.
And if you want more, explore our full range of courses and one-on-one coaching options to help you achieve your goals.
Our programs are built on Zedu’s seven key values that have been developed to support you:
Focusing on clinical practice to deliver immediate benefit to clinicians and patients
Learning should always be fun, engaging and entertaining
Providing real patients, small groups and skilled educators for best practice education
Create a ripple effect – making a difference for clinicians so they can make a difference for their patients
Creative teaching methods to inspire better results
Making friends and breaking silos is what we’re about; the future of medicine lies in collaboration
SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
No question’s too big, too small, or too silly – no judgements here
Who are Zedu Ultrasound courses for?
Our courses are not for everyone. Our programs are for podiatrists who…
Have seen ultrasound in practice and want to know more
Wonder how ultrasound could be useful in their clinical context
Are keen to learn how to use state of the art technology
Are regularly called to diagnose or perform procedures where ultrasound could speed the process
Are open to doing things differently to achieve better results
Believe that ultrasound can promote better patient outcomes
It doesn‘t matter whether you’ve been scanning for years or have never picked a probe up before, if it’s a yes to any of the above criteria and you’re ready to take your diagnostic and procedural skills to the next level, then you’re welcome to join us.
We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of the course you have attended at no additional cost (subject to availability).
Yes – that’s right – two courses for the price of one. Come back within 12 months for free.
From one to twelve, and everything in between. As a rule we exceed the minimum requirements, ensuring that there is an industry leading ratio of 1 sonographer educator or physician to every 4 course participants. This is important as it ensures that you get more hands-on time all the time.
The better question to ask is what machines don’t you have! Most of the major players in the ultrasound world support us with their latest systems, making sure you get access to the best and newest technology available. We have so many systems here – from high end carts to handhelds – that in most cases there is a one-to-one ratio.
Zedu courses are designed for your specialty. With quality education always at our front of mind, you’ll be learning with a group of your peers from start to finish. This ensures you are getting a no compromise sequential and structured education experience, all the while having the security and safety of learning with your peers. Your learning experience is not compromised by people joining at different stages and at different levels – you’ll be on board with the same team from beginning to end.
Would you only go to part of a movie? Our courses are designed to be attended as a whole, structured in a sequential way to make sure you develop and extend your ultrasound repertoire.
Absolutely not. Our courses are designed for podiatrists at any stage of their career, with any level of ultrasound experience. Our experienced sonographer educators will adapt their teaching to meet you at your level – no stress.
As a qualified podiatrist, there is no compulsion to gain credentials in ultrasound with any professional podiatric body or society whatsoever. However, as strong advocates of best practice, we wouldn’t recommend the trial and error approach to learning ultrasound…
Yes indeed. Make sure you bring your chargers and accessories too.
The courses are run at the Zedu Learning HQ:
When you register you’ll get information on our location and transport options delivered to your email inbox too.
That’s precisely what we do. Our courses are designed for you to get your hands on a probe so you can take home practical skills. All courses have a ratio of at least 2/3 practical, 1/3 didactic – you won’t be disappointed.
Yes there is – but it’s not too onerous. We recommend you at least revise your physics by watching the short videos before you arrive – the other material you can review as you go, or afterwards.
Use the login details you created at registration.
The vast majority of Zedu ultrasound courses carry accreditation or are recognised by one or more bodies, including:
- The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ASUM)
- The Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
- The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
- The Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
- The College of Intensive Care medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)
- The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
- The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)
No – we are famous for our catering – rest assured you will be well fed and watered.
How to: Podiatry Ultrasound
Podiatry is a field taking enormous steps with POCUS. In this #coachingcorner podiatry guru Dr James Ferrie and Podiatric Surgeon Assoc. Prof. Mark Gilheany join Suean to demonstrate the utility of POCUS in an acute and sub-acute setting to screen for significant ankle and foot injury. Through a number of cases James and Mark show how POCUS can make a real difference to diagnosis, patient management and quality of life.
How to: Lumps & Bumps on Ultrasound
Lumps & bumps on ultrasound – it can be confusing imaging their diverse terrain. In this #coachingcorner:
- Suean focuses on the presentation, sonographic signatures and approach to imaging a range of commonly encountered lumps and bumps – from abscess to sebaceous cysts they’re here.
- Q&A discusses the clinical conundrums faced when practitioners encounter a mystery lump or bump.
Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle: Diagnostic and Interventional Applications
Your definitive, step-by-step guide to ultrasound-guided exams and injections of the foot and ankle
Waldman’s Atlas of Diagnostic Ultrasound of Painful Foot and Ankle Conditions
With a focus on real-time clinical decision making, Dr. Waldman’s practical text helps you increase your diagnostic accuracy by performing dynamic scanning of the suspected pathology at the time the patient is being examined.