MSK Spine Ultrasound Training Course

Did you know that ultrasound guidance has been shown to be JUST AS ACCURATE as fluoroscopy for performing facet joint injections of the lumbar spine, along with medial branch blocks AND SI Joint Injections too!

Well it’s true! Most providers do not feel comfortable performing lumbar and SI Joint spinal musculoskeletal procedures, and this course will change that. Fluoroscopic guidance is both expensive and bulky, while ultrasound is portable and inexpensive.

In this two day CME accredited (16 hours) MSK Spinal Ultrasound Course, providers will learn how to perform spine injections under ultrasound guidance. R3 Medical Training’s expert faculty will teach attendees how to evaluate patients with back pain, and then supervise procedures with real patients in a hands on setting. Each attendee receives a free procedure as well.


In addition, as providers incorporate orthobiologics into their practices, it is imperative to understand what these tissue products are and how they fit into procedure regimens. This course includes comprehensive information on the orthobiologics as well!


The hands on experiential nature of the course with real patients will provide attendees with a skill set that is much more memorable than using cadavers or simulated models.

In addition, each attendee receives a free procedure too!

CME Accredited for 16 hours Category 1 credit.


This two day CME accredited course (16 hours) is designed for healthcare providers wanting a basic understanding of ultrasound guided  injection techniques for the thoracic and lumbar spine along with SI joints.


The first day consists of didactic sessions on anatomy, diagnostic ultrasound evaluation, pathology diagnosis and interventional techniques on real patients using orthobiologics under the direct supervision of R3’s expert faculty.


Day 2 consists of presentations on the orthobiologics, their usage in practice and additional hands on ultrasound procedures with real patients!

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MSK Spine Ultrasound Training Course

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Spine MSK Ultrasound Course Agenda

Day 1

Registration and Catered Breakfast


The course begins with an overview of the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the spine. Optimal transducer selection, patient positioning, imaging approaches, and techniques for sonographically evaluating the spine are discussed.

Lumbar Spine (with intermittent breaks)

  • Lumbar Spine Anatomy
  • Ultrasound transducer selection, machine settings, patient positioning.
  • Ultrasound Diagnostic Evaluation, Tips and Pitfalls.
  • Ultrasound Guided Lumbar Facet Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Lumbar Medial Branch Block

Catered Lunch

Thoracic Spine Part 2

  • Thoracic Spine Anatomy
  • Ultrasound transducer selection, machine settings, patient positioning.
  • Ultrasound Diagnostic Evaluation, Tips and Pitfalls.
  • Ultrasound Guided Thoracic Facet Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Thoracic Medial Branch Block

Orthobiologics & What You Need to Know

  • Umbilical Cord Allograft Tissue
  • Exosomes
  • Autograft Tissue – Bone Marrow/Adipose

Day 2

Networking and Catered Breakfast

Sacroiliac Joint

  • Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy
  • Ultrasound transducer selection, machine settings, patient positioning.
  • Ultrasound Diagnostic Evaluation, Tips and Pitfalls.
  • Ultrasound Guided SI Joint Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Orthobiologic Matrix – How to Know What to Use for Patients

Catered Lunch

Supervised Patient Procedures with Ultrasound

Hands-On Cases

The R3 Spine Ultrasound Course provides you the opportunity to scan real-patients in a hands-on setting. The interventional techniques presented during the course will be practiced under the direct supervision of the instructors in order to enable participants to become proficient with these skills.

Who is the Course Intended?


Training Videos


Dr. Alexander is revered by his patients and colleagues for his expertise and bedside manner. He is a great teacher for systemic procedures, ultrasound and MSK procedures too!

Dr. Cohen founded A New Way Clinic, which is Portland’s top functional medicine practice. As a supplement expert, you will enjoy and learn from his supplement expertise. Turn your procedures into a full program offering! 

David Greene, MD, MBA founded R3 Medical Training to help providers learn needed skill sets in an immersive setting. Dr. Greene actively participates in a lot of the training courses. He regularly presents on marketing for online patient acquisition, including sales training too!

Dr. Worthington provides expert training for facial rejuvenation procedures, sexual health procedures along with PDO Thread Lift Certification

Dr. Lucia Mirales Chavez is an MD with extensive experience in Regenerative Aesthetics including Hair Restoration, Sexual Health and PDO Thread Lift procedures. She is from Fresno CA.

Frank is a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and resides in San Diego, California.

Patrick has given hands on MSK training to multiple doctors in pain management, PM&R, rheumatology, sports medicine and orthopaedics.

Lydia is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with Extensive Experience in MSK Ultrasound

Richard Kates is a Registered MSK Sonographer who practices diagnostic MSK ultrasound every day at multiple clinics throughout Arizona.

Dr. Nancy Gaines-Dillard, DNP-BC, Board Certified Family Medicine Healthcare Practitioner with over 26 years of varied experience in Family, Emergency, and Acute Care Medicine at teaching hospitals, Level I Trauma Centers and Tertiary facilities.