Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Injections
Diagnostic Ultrasound combines a clinical assessment with a diagnostic ultrasound scan in a single appointment, resulting in an accurate diagnosis to best guide management. Ultrasound guided injections ensure that the medication is in the right place first time, guaranteeing precision, safety and optimal pain relief.
right diagnosis = right treatment
Diagnostic Ultrasound appointments combine a clinical assessment with a diagnostic ultrasound scan. This enhances our ability to make a more accurate diagnosis, ensuring the best treatment is provided first time. The Valley Clinic is one of a few physiotherapy clinics in Yorkshire and UK that offer this service. We ensure prompt, convenient appointments, and seamless continuity of care to help you get better, faster.
What conditions is it best used for?
Diagnostic ultrasound is used to assess soft tissues conditions around peripheral joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, hip, knee, ankle & foot) and is NOT suitable for spinal pain.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
fast, effective, precise pain relief
The Valley Clinic offers fast and convenient access to safe and cost-effective pain-relieving injections. By providing expert care ‘in-house’, our specialist MSK clinician minimises the need for unnecessary appointments.
Ultrasound guided injections guarantee the precise and safe delivery for the pain relief. The Valley Clinic offer a variety of ultrasound guided injections that help make you more comfortable during your rehabilitation, so we can help you get better and stay better.
Graeme Stevenson MSc Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC. BSc Sport and Exercise Science, PG Cert MSK Sonography/ Ultrasound Guided Injection Therapy, Independent Prescriber
Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
Graeme Stevenson is a highly experienced Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Sport and Exercise Scientist, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber with over 20 years’ experience specialising in musculoskeletal healthcare.
He has extensive experience having worked in a wide range of environments from elite sport, MOD, NHS and private practice. Graeme has had the honour working with the medical teams for the UK Special Forces, Elite Football – Newcastle United Football Club, Elite Gymnastics – Newcastle City, as well at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Graeme currently works as an 8a Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. Here he is the Allied Health Professional Non-Medical Prescribing Lead and Lead Injection Therapist for the trust. Graeme offers a comprehensive physiotherapy service, integrating point of care ultrasound services (POCUS). Graeme performs regular diagnostic ultrasound / ultrasound guided injections clinics with referrals from Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Consultants, G.P.’s, Nurses, Podiatry and Physiotherapy.
The combination of Graeme’s clinical experience and advanced practice qualifications enable him to provide ‘one stop clinics’ in which a clinical assessment, diagnostic ultrasound scan and ultrasound guided injection can all be performed in a single appointment.
Graeme enjoys teaching injection therapy, diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections to fellow physiotherapists, sonographers and doctors as well as a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. He has an unrelenting commitment to clinical excellence and provides and strives to provide an exceptional quality service for all clients.