2/09/23: The Novel Use of Ultrasound in Physiatry

Time: February 9, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM Central US Time. 

Description: The use of ultrasound has grown exponentially over the past few years in the field of physiatry. In addition to more traditional diagnostic and interventional applications in the musculoskeletal clinic, ultrasound is now being used in other areas of physiatric practice, such as image-guided spasticity interventions and electrodiagnostics, evaluation of the diaphragm for patients with respiratory or neuromuscular conditions, and real-time assessments of injuries in sports medicine on the field or training room.  Join us for a 1 hour panel discussion with leading experts who are using ultrasound in novel and innovative ways and explore how this modality in clinical practice has evolved. 

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • List 3 novel uses of ultrasound in clinical practice
  • Describe how ultrasound technology might evolve in the next 5-10 years
  • Identify 2 ways your practice may benefit from ultrasound

Successful Completion: Learners must attend the webinar and complete the evaluation in the Academy Learning Portal in order to complete the activity.

Moderator: Sam Chu, MD., Attending Physician, Shirley Ryan AblityLab; Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Co-Director of the AAPMR Step One Ultrasound Course


  • Colin Franz, MD., Attending Physician and Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Soo Hoo, MD., Assistant Professor and Medical Director for the Adult Sports Medicine Service, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Heakyung Kim, MD., Professor and Chair of PM&R and Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center  

Audience: Physicians, Physicians Assistants

Continuing Education Credits


The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Rebecca Bagdy, MBA - Has nothing to disclose.
Sam Chu, MD - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, DPT - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Colin Franz, MD - Has nothing to disclose.
Jennifer Soo Hoo, MD - Has nothing to disclose.
Heakyung Kim, MD - Has nothing to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.


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Physiatry Ultrasound