The use of Ultrasound in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Advances in technology have significantly improved the ability of ultrasound (US) to depict both normal anatomy and pathology in musculoskeletal (MSK) tissues.

Reduction in cost and the improved portability of machines has increased the access to ultrasound for non-radiologists and it has therefore been increasingly utilised as an extension of the clinical examination by those practicing Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).

“I wouldn’t be without an ultrasound system in my clinic now, it’s like an extra hand in my examinations.” (Dr Jane Dunbar on the use of Ultrasound scanning in the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine)

SEM physicians are not Radiologists, but with appropriate training in MSK US, can enhance the care pathway provided to patients by increasing diagnostic accuracy, guiding interventions and reducing patient episodes.


The FSEM (UK) offers a Clinical Ultrasound Assessement for its Fellows and Members this can be accessed in the members’ area of our website alongside guidelines and training standard requirements.

If you are interested in Membership, Fellowship or Associate Membership of the FSEM (UK) visit our Membership pages.