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Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine trains overseas physiotherapists in injection therapy

10 December 2013 - 4:51pm

The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) trained physiotherapists from outside the UK in injection therapy for the first time in October, when it ran a three-day course in Trondheim, Norway.

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Postgraduate students in Norway practising injection skills

This was attended by 30 physios and medics from across Scandinavia.

The society has been training UK physios and doctors in injection therapy skills since 2000 through an advanced programme, validated as part of the MSc in musculoskeletal medicine at Middlesex University London. This followed the CSP’s decision to expand the scope of physiotherapy to include injection therapy.

According to SOMM, other countries are now expanding the scope of physiotherapy, creating a ‘huge demand’ for established injection training courses.

Paul Hattam, SOMM injection therapy module leader, said: ‘There are not many injection therapy courses that combine an educational pathway with a clinically orientated training programme and it is seen as a robust course.’

Further courses are planned for the Norwegian capital of Oslo in April 2014.

‘Our goal is to take these courses to other EU countries as scope of practice is extended across the continent,’ he said.

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