The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine

The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) - formerly the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine - is an educational charity that was formed in 1979 to develop the seminal work of Dr James Cyriax MRCP and to promote the theory and practice of musculoskeletal medicine. 

Musculoskeletal medicine is the examination, diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical lesions of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. disorders of joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons; the means by which we move).

The SOMM provide a comprehensive programme of post-graduate courses for physiotherapists and doctors that run throughout the UK, Europe and South East Asia.   The SOMM Diploma is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Our courses are continually evolving and exciting new modules have been developed. With our flexible educational pathway, students can choose to accumulate master’s level credits towards the SOMM’s MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine.


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