College of Rehabilitation Sciences faculty member and Center for Health Research and Movement Science Research Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Valentin C. Dones III, Ph.D., delivered a lecture titled “Real time Ultrasound: The Stethoscope of Human Movement” to over 1,500
physiotherapists on February 1, 2019 during the 57th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapy at the Place Grounds, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

In both gatherings, Dones introduced the emerging role of diagnostic ultrasound in capturing in-vivo images of fascia during body movements. Dones stressed the role of diagnostic ultrasound, in this modern age, in upgrading the physiotherapy services delivered to patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Dones was the resource speaker in the Pre-conference Scientific Workshop titled “Fasciocutaneous Method and Real-time Ultrasound in the Evaluation and Treatment of Fascia Dysfunction,” held from January 30 to 31, 2019 at the NITTE Institute of Physiotherapy in
Deralakatte, Mangalore, India. Forty-six professional physiotherapists attended the workshop where they learned hand-based skills and operation of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound in detecting and treating fascia dysfunctions in individuals with musculoskeletal conditions.