Who we are

MSK Ultrasound is exploding at point of care level. Anyone can buy a machine and start scanning, without training, experience, or credentialing. And while some US courses help you learn how to scan, they don’t teach how to integrate what is on the screen into your clinical consultation, using an evidence based approach.

Recognising all of this, we started offering small courses, and word travelled quickly.

We use MSK POCUS every day in clinical practice, and our hope is that we can pass on our skills and knowledge to promote MSK POCUS that is safe, rational, and best practice.

Meet the team.

Dr Iain Bell

MB ChB (dist), MHealSc (Pain)(dist), DRACOG, DipMSM (dist), DipSportsMed, CCPU, FAFMM

Dr Iain Bell

MB ChB (dist), MHealSc (Pain)(dist), DRACOG, DipMSM (dist), DipSportsMed, CCPU, FAFMM

Iain is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician working in private practice in Christchurch, and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago.

Until COVID, he travelled regularly to Australia where he tutored Doctors and allied Health Professionals from around the world in Point-of-Care MSK ultrasound at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound in Queensland.
He has presented at National and International conferences and seminars on MSK POCUS.

Clinical interests include interventional pain management, point of care ultrasound, and acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems in adults, particularly spinal pain.

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Rex De Ryke

Charge Sonographer, CDHB

Rex De Ryke

Charge Sonographer, CDHB

Rex de Ryke has been the Charge Sonographer within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) radiology service since 2003.

He is past Chair of NZASUM and was an ASUM director from 2016 – 2019.

He received an honorary ASUM fellowship and humanitarian award in 2012, and was the Australasian Sonographer of the year in 2017

Rex is passionate about all aspect of clinical ultrasound, with special interests in fetal medicine, fetal echocardiography and emergency medicine ultrasound.

As well as extensive clinical roles Rex is involved in ongoing Sonographer and Clinician education.

He is an examiner for ASUM, teaches locally and nationally, and is an accredited provider for several ASUM CCPU modules

He has presented at numerous national conferences and meetings, and also at international meetings including ISUOG and ASUM.

A current focus is co-ordinating and supporting PoCUS service provision within the CDHB and the greater New Zealand community , with an emphasis on quality, review and audit.

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Dr Julie Milmine

MB ChB, BHB, PGCertWHlth

Dr Julie Milmine

MB ChB, BHB, PGCertWHlth

Julie is a Musculoskeletal Doctor, working in Private Practice and also in the Rheumatology service in Nelson. She is currently undertaking specialist training in MSK medicine.

Special interests include Point-of-Care MSK ultrasound and its clinical utility in diagnosis and treatment of MSK conditions, and Sports Medicine, particularly the health and performance of female athletes.

Julie is responsible for training development, course administration, and is your point of contact for all course related enquiries.

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We’re proud to offer our courses in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Ultrasound.  For over 25 years, AIU has been the premier ultrasound training institute in Australia.  Offering over 300 courses each year, their specialist team comprises dedicated sonographer educators and clinicians who deliver world class training in a world class bespoke facility on the Gold Coast, Queensland.