Sports Medicine Ultrasound Group

Heads of Faculty

Robert Laus BSc HCPC MCSP

Highly Specialised MSK Physiotherapist & MSK Sonographer

Specialist in Ultrasound Imaging in Sports Medicine

Clinical Director Waterside Physiotherapy

Robert Laus has over 25 years’ experience, completing his degree course in 1989 in the Netherlands and becoming a senior partner in Private Practice. After moving to London in 1994 he set up sports injury clinics within premier health clubs in Central London and provided in-house services to national newspapers and investment banks. 10 years ago, he co-founded the Waterside Physiotherapy Clinic, in Canary Wharf.

He specialises in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, complex sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and muscle/biomechanical imbalance. Robert is one of the pioneers and most experienced physiotherapists using diagnostic ultrasound imaging within sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation in Europe. He was trained in MSK ultrasound imaging by the world leading musculoskeletal radiologists specialising in this field and has, for the last 19 years, fully integrated it within his clinics, combining his expertise in sports medicine with ultrasound imaging, providing tailored sports injury rehabilitation programmes.

Robert uses ultrasound imaging to complement clinical assessment by monitoring tissue healing, measuring the response to treatment and detecting complications early. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging adds further insight to clinical, surgical and other imaging information, providing that extra level of detail, to design tailored sports injury rehabilitation programmes.

He is regularly invited to lecture on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging in Sports Medicine and provides advanced ultrasound skills training courses for sports physicians and sports physiotherapists both nationally and internationally.

Christopher Myers

Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Registered Osteopath & MSK Sonographer

MSc Sports Medicine

Clinical Director, Complete Physio

Chris is a highly experienced Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Osteopath & MSK Sonographer.  Chris has fully integrated diagnostic ultrasound into his clinical practice and carries out articular and peri-articular ultrasound guided injections.

Chris is a qualified musculoskeletal sonographer, with a PG Cert and CASE accredited qualification from from Canterbury Christ Church University. He has taught ultrasound both nationally and internationally on a variety of courses and conferences, at universities and professional sports clubs. He teaches diagnostic ultrasound as visiting lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Canterbury University.

Chris runs a group of private physiotherapy practices, Complete Physio, based in London treating recreational and elite level sports people.  He has worked for the English Institute of Sport (EIS), British Athletics, Tottenham FC and worked at the London Olympics.

Chris is passionate about integrating ultrasound into practice and feels it is an invaluable tool in the diagnosis and management of MSK conditions. He has a particular interest in tendon pathology and shoulder pain.

Tutors

Dr. Lorenzo Masci

Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine & MSK Sonographer

Institute of Sports & Exercise Health (ISEH) & Pure Sports Medicine

Lorenzo is a consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Institute of Sports & Exercise Health (ISEH) and Pure Sports Medicine in London. He completed his sports medicine studies in Australia before moving to the UK over ten years ago. He has worked as a sports physician for various elite teams including Melbourne Storm, Fulham football club and London Wasps. He also works as a sports medicine consultant in rehabilitation clinics in military. He is also a visiting lecturer at University College London (UCL).

Lorenzo is a strong advocate of the use of ultrasound as an invaluable resource in the assessment of musculoskeletal conditions. He has been using ultrasound for over 10 years in the assessment of sporting injuries in the clinical setting.

Lorenzo is an internationally renowned lecturer in tendon pathology, with a particular focus on the Achilles and Patella tendinopathy. Lorenzo works closely with Mr Hakan Alfredson and has travelled the world researching and refining his skills in minimally invasive tendon procedures using ultrasound guidance. Lorenzo shares these experiences and his clinical knowledge and skills on the 2-day cadaveric ultrasound guided injection course.

Administrator

Francesca Shillingford

Having joined SMUG at inception 8 years ago, Francesca is the first point of contact for our courses. So whether you want to arrange on-site training, find out the course pre-requisites, book your place or find a hotel, Francesca is here to help.