Consultant MSK Physiotherapist, Sonographer, Independent Prescriber
Michael Bryant is an NHS appointed Consultant MSK Physiotherapist and Sonographer. He clinically leads a Primary Care MSK service in East Lancashire which incorporates MSK physiotherapy and an Orthopaedic triage service. Prior to that he held a Consultant post clinically leading an MSK service in Blackpool for 10 years
Michael has been using US since 2005 and he completed a PgCert in MSK Ultrasound from Cumbria University. He has completed US training in Oxford with St. Luke’s Radiology, Harrogate and in Italy with the world-famous Prof Carlo Martinolli.
He has a particular interest in tendinopathy and ultrasound guided interventional treatments such as calcific barbottage, hydrodistension, tendon fenestration, High volume injection and guided injections. He has experience of US in Rheumatology when working in an early inflammatory arthritis clinic.
He is an Honorary Lecturer on the MSK Ultrasound Programme at Cumbria University and held a part time Senior Lectureship at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) teaching on the post grad MSK modules including Injection Therapy, Advanced Practice and First Contact Practitioner. He recently left that post but still holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship and is still involved in post grad education.
He teaches on various national MSK ultrasound courses and has been teaching US for several years. He has presented at the Primary Care conference 2014 on the use of MSK ultrasound in primary care and at the British Medical Ultrasound conference 2018 & 19. He also has published research on the use of US guided hydrodistension in the management of frozen shoulder in primary care.