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Step One Ultrasound Clinical Applications of the Extremities

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Central Standard Time

Course Description

Apply ultrasound in your practice with a course designed for every physiatrist. Try ultrasound for the first time to see how it will best fit your area of specialty expertise. This course is designed for “every physiatrist” to get started with applying ultrasound to patients with musculoskeletal and neurologic diagnoses for diagnostic and interventional applications. Interactive hands-on experiences allow clinicians to begin to develop the understanding and manual skills needed to improve their practice with clinical ultrasound. Over 8 hours of hands-on time allows physiatrists to experience ultrasound first-hand. Registrants will be required to view pre-recorded lectures prior to the live course.


Samuel K. Chu, MD and Ethan B. Rand, MD

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the various components of an ultrasound machine to acquire an image, properly annotate and document.
  • Describe their understanding of surface structures and the relationship between regional anatomy, using ultrasound.
  • Identify and differentiate structures typically examined in the neurologic and musculoskeletal system.
  • Describe the indications, advantages, and disadvantages of using ultrasound imaging in musculoskeletal and/or neurologic clinical applications including spasticity and pain
  • Modify the practice application of ultrasound to reflect current accepted uses and utilize a methodical approach when examining body regions
  • Alter practice efficiency with regards to the clinical application of ultrasound
  • Demonstrate improved visual-spatial and manual skill as it relates to needle tracking with ultrasound guidance

AAPM&R COVID-19 Code of Conduct for In-person Meetings and Events

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of its community, and strongly encourages staying up to-date with COVID vaccinations and supports in-door masking. As a community of medical professionals, the Academy expects attendees at all Academy hosted in-person meetings, gatherings and events to be considerate and respectful of each other’s health and well-being. Please click here to review the full AAPM&R COVID-19 Code of Conduct for In-Person Meetings and Events.

Cancellation and Change Policy

All cancellations for the Step One: Ultrasound Clinical Applications of the Extremities Course must be submitted in writing via email to or via mail postmarked by October 4, 2023, to the address below. Cancellations received after October 4, 2023, or over the phone will not be accepted.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Attention: Education Department
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 200
Rosemont, IL 60018

There is a $150 processing fee for all cancellations. All refund requests will be processed 7-14 days after notification is received.


  • This course is offered only to physicians.
  • This registration is only if you plan to attend the course as a one-off, stand-alone course and not as part of the AAPM&R STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program. If you want to officially participate in the STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program, you must exit out of this page and register for the full STEP program at the AAPM&R Online Learning Portal. Registering and paying only for this course does not enroll you in the STEP program.   
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