Dynamical Shoulder Ultrasound Protocol: A Functional View

MSK Ultrasound is a dynamic imaging modality, and most sonographers use a dynamic scanning technique, but the patient is only active to a minor degree if active at all. This 90-minute online SonoClass will show you the dynamical shoulder ultrasound protocol of both foundational and advanced structures.  This course will teach you how to functionally activate certain structures, how to visualize them with MSK ultrasound and at what clues or findings to focus.


  • Discussing topographic and sonogaphic anatomy of foundational and advanced structures in the shoulder girdle. These structures will be visualized in a moving and functional way.
  • Learning how to analyze clips in a structured and step by step approach by using the SonoSkills pathology checklist.
  • Understanding the value of realtime functional ultrasound guided examination.
  • Some of the things which will be discussed:
    • Muscle contractions: biceps brachii, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, rotator cuff muscles, latissimus dorsi.
    • Impingements: sub coracoid, sub coroacobrachial, subacromial, sub coracoacromial, sub coracohumeral.
    • Stretching ligaments: coracohumeral, coracoacromial, coracoclavicular
    • Joints: glenohumeral, AC and SC


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Marc Schmitz Founder & Trainer

During his MSc. at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Marc's interest in...

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