Courses & Events

Steroid Injection Course

  • Date:
    3rd June 2017
  • Time:
    9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Location:
    The IOCP National Training Centre
    150 Lord Street
    Southport, Merseyside
    PR9 0NP
    UK
  • Tutor:
    Mr Martin Harvey, PGCert BSc MCPodS MInstChP MASPC

  • Cost:
    Members £350
    Non members £375

About the Course

KNEE and FOOT Back by popular demand

Steroid injections are useful for the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, particularly in the treatment of painful inflammatory conditions affecting human tendons, Ligaments, muscle, and joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, and tendonitis.

The course is a mixture of detailed theory of the pharmacology of steroidal agents, comprehensive guidance on the parts of the foot and lower limb that can be treated, direct observation of procedural skills and ongoing assessment.

LA certificate required

HCPC registered Podiatrists with LA certificates, Nurse practitioners, Medical Doctors, Physiotherapist Independent Prescribers are welcome.

Approved by the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Attendees 12 maximum

The benefits of the treatment to the patient and to the clinician themselves

  • At the conclusion of the course the delegate should be comfortable to independently demonstrate how to assess a patient’s suitability for treatment, compile a treatment plan, counsel prospective patients and perform the procedures themselves in a supported environment.
  • Conditions treated by Steroid Injection include inflammatory conditions of the digits, feet and tibiofemoral joint where appropriate for steroid therapy.

About the tutor

Martin has been at the forefront of developing soft tissue injection therapy in Podiatry for more than a decade. He regularly uses and teaches the use of not only injected steroidal agents but also injectable innovations such as prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid agents and botulinum toxins. As one of the early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing centre plus UK Universities. As a registered now fully independent prescriber, he can share his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent agents.

For more than 20 years Martin has worked in both primary care and secondary care. He has had a practice in a multi-discipline health centre in Staffordshire for over 15 years plus consultancies in two of the UK’s leading private hospitals, The Priory, and the BMI Edgbaston in the West Midlands.

Martin is an OFQUAL and SQA qualified trainer in first aid, immediate life support, anaphylaxis and defibrillation. He has a level three award in Education and training and as a master scuba diver (in his spare time) is also involved in teaching in and out water resuscitation to diving colleagues.

How to Book

Contact Julie to book your place or for further information.
Email: julie@iocp.org.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1704 546141