Our Podiatrist Dr James Ferrie reflects on a Journey of Knowledge and Skill Sharing

Our Podiatrist Dr James Ferrie reflects on a Journey of Knowledge and Skill Sharing

My recent venture to São Paulo & the Amazon in Brazil for a Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) workshop marked a significant milestone in the intersection of sports medicine and ultrasound technology. I had the privilege of co-teaching this workshop with the esteemed Dr. Werlley Januzzi and Dr. Thiago Borges, sharing our expertise with a group of enthusiastic emergency, sports medicine, and orthopedic surgeons.


 Inspiring Learning Environment

The dedication and skill exhibited by the participating physicians as they mastered PoCUS techniques were nothing short of inspiring. This workshop wasn't just about teaching; it was an immersive experience where knowledge and experiences were exchanged bidirectionally. As much as we imparted practical ultrasound skills, the insights I gained into the current challenges and triumphs in Brazilian sports medicine were invaluable.


Gratitude and Collaboration

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors who attended, bringing immense enthusiasm and curiosity. Your passion for your craft is a testament to the bright future of sports medicine and orthopaedics. The opportunity for future collaborations is something I eagerly look forward to.

Expanding Horizons: Educapocus and Beyond

A highlight of this trip was collaborating with Dr Werlley Januzzi and Dr Renata Moreira Marques Passos from Educapocus. We extended our ultrasound training to Manaus, a city deep in the Brazilian Amazon basin. This workshop empowered local doctors with essential ultrasound skills for cardiac emergencies and musculoskeletal diagnoses, showcasing the transformative power of medical education.

Educapocus: A Vision for Accessible Ultrasound Education

Educapocus is driven by a mission to make ultrasound education accessible, particularly in low-resource environments. By equipping doctors and healthcare professionals with low-cost technologies and life-saving diagnostic skills, Educapocus is making a tangible difference in communities. This initiative aligns perfectly with our vision at My Sports Podiatrist, where we believe in the power of education to enhance healthcare outcomes globally.


Looking Forward

This experience in Brazil has been a remarkable learning, sharing, and empowering journey. It reinforces our commitment to staying at the forefront of sports medicine and musculoskeletal health, constantly seeking opportunities to learn, teach, and collaborate globally.

 As I reflect on the success of the PoCUS workshop in Brazil, I remain dedicated to pursuing such enriching experiences, contributing to the global medical community, and bringing back invaluable knowledge and techniques to benefit our patients.



Dr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist