Among the essential principles that all health care professionals want to do is have the diagnosis of their client’s problem right. Before they have that right, then conclusions regarding the best treatment can't be made and guidance given for the best course of action proposed. Usually any diagnosis has been determined by the physical evaluation and a overview of the background of the condition and limited imaging such as an x-ray. If your diagnosis cannot be determined from that information, then it became an issue of following the individual to look at the way the signs and symptoms develop and then the diagnosis may become obvious. Currently aside from the plain and simple x-ray we now have a lot more complicated imaging approaches which include ultrasound and that is making the diagnosis procedure far more easy. An show of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive was devoted to the issue of diagnostic ultrasound that can help identify disorders in the foot.
In this episode of PodChatLive the hosts had on ultrasound usage to speak about his experiences with the use of diagnostic ultrasound. Stuart is a Physical Therapist, musculoskeletal Sonographer and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd in the United Kingdom. They discussed some of the politics as well as training regarding Stuart Wildman, what the benefits and limitations of ultrasound are generally, as well as the tissues and disorders which can be seen around the feet and ankle with ultrasound. He is the Owner and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd which he established in 2013. Stuart divides his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy in which he performs both diagnostic and guided interventions in both settings. Stuart Wildman qualified from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and continued to get an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and the Christ Church University.