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Blackberry Education

Fluoroscopic Injection Courses for Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Physicians

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prolotherapy-1 The Blackberry Education fluoroscopic injection courses were created to provide practical instruction for MSK and SEM professionals in the art of spinal and peripheral guided injections. Delegates will be expected to be proficient in peripheral injections and want to obtain the skills and knowledge to expand their practice to encompass fluoroscopically guided spinal and peripheral injections. (Course details)

With guidelines suggesting that these treatments are carried out under fluoroscopic guidance from ASIPP (American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians), ISIS (International Spine Intervention society), European Back Pain Society and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists blind injections are difficult to justify and evidence suggests less efficacious.

With previous experience teaching and being taught on unpleasant and unrealistic cadavers we have sought an alternative. The Blackberry Education courses will be the first and currently only course to use injection phantoms in the United Kingdom. These models give anatomically realistic and fluoroscopically correct details allowing the teaching of spinal and peripheral injections. They are currently being used in the USA at centres including John Hopkins Teaching Centre and the Harvard School of Medicine.

The faculty for Blackberry Education courses all have extensive clinical and injection experience and work with professional bodies including several Premiership Football Clubs, GB rowing, The RFU and international cricketers. They have taught for many years on ISIS or BIMM (British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine) courses and regularly work with students from Bath and Queen Marys Sports and Exercise Medicine postgraduate courses.

We feel that the course will provide a good grounding in anatomy, needle skills and practical considerations but feel that there is more we can add. All delegates will be offered the opportunity to spend a day as an observer at the Blackberry Clinic watching the procedures they have seen applied practically. We feel this will also offer an opportunity to cover many other practical aspects of starting and running an injection practice.

We hope to see you on one of our upcoming courses, if you are not able to make the course on those dates or would like to be considered for further courses or have specific injections that you would like to cover, please contact us as we will be having further courses covering different spinal and peripheral options.

The Hilton is 10-15 mins walk from the Clinic and only 5 minutes drive. If wish to book accommodation at the Hilton you can use their online booking facility.

Sports Medicine Doctors

tom-saw-1Sports Medicine encompasses the management of a huge range of injuries and medical conditions affecting athletes, from groin strains to over-training syndrome.

At the Blackberry Clinic we have two Sports Medicine Specialists who have both attained post graduate qualifications in Sports and Exercise Medicine as well as Osteopathy, Surgery and General Practice.

Our specialists can help you with the treatment of acute injuries and their prevention, and help you to train more effectively. The sports physicians work with a wide range of other therapists to help manage your training and deal with any injuries and guide rehabilitation.

They are trained in both peripheral and spinal injections which they are able to perform under X-ray guidance in the state-of-the-art theatre suite at the clinic. They are both members of:


The Blackberry Clinic has strong ties to the GB Olympic Rowing Team and several Premiership Football Clubs, providing specialist advice and treatment on elite athletes' back problems. We are delighted to have been instrumental in helping injured rowers achieve Olympic glory and international footballers to get to the World Cup.

We also offer exercise medicine consultations, seeking to use exercise as a health tool to drive health improvement. Preventing ill health and disease with regular exercise is much more cost-effective than treating conditions with expensive drugs or surgery. Exercise is a key factor in the management strategy of most chronic medical conditions and improves quality of life and function, whilst reducing healthcare costs. Sports and Exercise Medicine Physicians are skilled in risk assessment, exercise testing, interpretation, prescription and supervision for chronic medical conditions and are able to cross boundaries in delivering exercise to heterogenous groups of patients that disease-specific specialists are not.

Sports medicine is one of the newest specialties in medicine, with the formation in 2006 of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), a faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The Irish Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) is the joint intercollegiate medical specialty of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).

Both of the Blackberry Clinic Sports Physicians are Fellows or Members of both Colleges. Over the years Sports Medicine has, however, been practiced by a variety of different specialities including general practice, orthopaedics, rheumatology and pain doctors. The SEM doctors working at the Blackberry Clinic have multiple qualifications in several medical specialities including Sports Medicine, Surgery, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Osteopathy, General Practice and Occupational Health. We are here to help deal with your acute injuries and manage your return to sport at any level.

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