BIMM Education

We offer short courses and workshops on various aspects of musculoskeletal medicine. They are described here and the upcoming diary, follow this link for our Diary. BIMM courses provide an environment to meet the learning needs for anyone interested in musculoskeletal disorders.

Soft Tissue Examination & Injection Workshop A one-day workshop on practical injection skills for primary care. It offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and is suitable for general practitioners, GP registrars and hospital doctors beginning or considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Physiotherapists, nurse and osteopathic practitioners have also found much value in these courses in the past. This course is based around a series of workstations through which participants rotate, learning surface anatomy, examination skills, indications for injection, needle placement (with practice on injection models) and safety issues. Programme

Advanced Injection RoadShow Run in the same format as the above Soft Tissue, Joint Examination and Injection Workshop the course is designed for GPs with a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders but is also relevant for other GPs and related disciplines considering a career in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Being an advanced injection course we focus on four topics: plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Each practical session is preceded by a seminar on that topic. The seminars also cover autologous blood injections for tennis elbow and hyaluronic acid injections for early osteoarthritis. Topics can be adapted to demand i.e. if a second course is commissioned. Programme

Back in a Day - Lumbar Spine Study Day This one-day course is especially suitable for GPs interested in learning more about the spine, covering the areas of anatomy, examination, red and yellow flags, clinical patterns, demonstrations of manipulation, pain management and injections. With a high tutor to delegate ratio (1:6). Programme

MSK Introduction & Update Course This short course has been designed to improve history taking, examination and diagnostic skills in order to facilitate appropriate management strategies at the primary care interface. Suitable for all involded with musculoskeletal patient care including Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. Programme

Spine Course A 2-day intensive upskill course for GPs, GPSIs, ESP physiotherapists and specialists in MSK Examination and assessment of spine – Cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis Diagnosis and management Simple manual treatments, self help measures, interventions, interdisciplinary management. This course is practical and demands active participation.

Prolotherapy Workshop This course will provide practical instruction for MSK, SEM and pain Physicians to enable them to expand their practice to encompass prolotherapy injections which enhance intervertebral stability by fluoroscopically guided injections of hypertonic dextrose into ligament attachments in the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints. Use is made of injection ‘phantoms’ in practical workshops. Discussion will also centre around research into the effectiveness of prolotherapy and the design of a comprehensive study which is underway. Programme