Courses & Events

Steroid & Viscosupplementation

  • Date:
    14th September
  • Time:
    9am - 5pm
  • Location:
    Wiggin Centre
    Sir Robert Peel Hospital
    West Midlands
  • Tutor:
    Martin Harvey

  • Cost:
    Member £299
    Non-member £349

Steroid & Viscosupplementation Injection Therapy Course

About the Course

For all registered HCPC Podiatrists with POM-A. Max. 10 delegates

Steroid injections are designed to give temporary relief to musculoskeletal sprains and strains of the lower limb as well as help to relieve acute episodes of inflammatory pain in joints and the tissue surrounding them in the foot and the lower leg. Steroid injections are also suitable for specific conditions such as Morton’s neuroma, which can be given temporary relief.

Delegates will learn when to, and how to, administer steroid injections for the benefit of their patients. It is essential that as clinical professionals you fully understand the contraindications of such injections and when not to administer.

New, in addition to Steroid Injection training delegates will learn alternatives for those who are unable to receive steroid injections. Such alternatives include Viscosupplements.

Viscosupplementation is a hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid, that is injected into a joint to relieve conditions such as osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that lubricates a joint thus reducing friction. Unlike a steroid injection which relieves inflammation of peripheral joints, viscosupplements seek to reestablish the elasticity and viscosity of the joint’s normal synovial fluids. Viscosupplements are fully available to all podiatrists.

The course will focus on the viscosupplemet range Ostenil from TRB Chemedica. TRB Chemedica specialise in biosynthetic Sodium Hyaluronate products: OSTENIL®, OSTENIL® MINI, and OSTENIL® PLUS which are all intra-articular injectable preparations of Sodium Hyaluronate for the treatment of degenerative joint disease. OSTENIL® TENDON, a visco-elastic solution for peritendinous or intrasheath injection, is designed to restore tendon function by reducing pain and enhancing tendon gliding.


Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstCHP, MCPodS, has been at the forefront of developing and promoting soft tissue injection therapy in UK Podiatry for more than a decade, using prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. As one of the very early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing Centre on a single national prescribing framework. As a very experienced Independent Prescriber, he shares his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent steroid agents. In addition to his busy hospital consultancies he also currently serves on the Department of Health working party on extending controlled drugs prescribing rights for podiatrist prescribers and NHS education England’s Foot Health Consortium leaders’ group.


This course is held at Wiggins Centre, Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Plantation Lane, Tamworth, B78 3NG

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Podiatrists

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