Physiotherapy Course Summary:
The Complete Outpatient Course
Date: 22nd October 2017
Tutor: Jason Seaton & Gavin Kelly
All bookings via www.southwestphysio.co.uk
Who is it for?
This course is specifically designed for any who is just starting into the world of musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy. Where they are newly qualified, just moving into a new outpatient post from a junior level or has been out of physio for some time and wishes refresh their knowledge and manual handling skill.
What will it cover
This course will cover basic assessment techniques looking at both subjective and objective assessment with an emphasis on appropriate handling techniques and the main special test needed for differential diagnosis. The emphasis will largely be practical based with an assumption that everyone has a good grounding of anatomy and physiology, if not it might be wise to brush up on this prior to the course.
Areas covered will be:
Spinal: cervical, thoracic, lumbar
Upper limb: shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand
Lower limb: hip, knee, foot & ankle
In each area the main pathologies most commonly associated with them will also be covered.
The hard grafting of the assessment will be covered in the morning with the fun stuff covering basic treatment techniques will be covered in the afternoon.
Basic treatment techniques covered will include:
Joint mobilisations, both accessory and physiological
Soft tissue techniques such as sstm's, active release and frictions
How will it be delivered?
The course is largely practical. In the morning the theory of assessment covered as a who group and the practical assessment covered in 2 separate groups, rotating mid morning. In the afternoon, treatment will be covered which will involve work stations which you will rotate round in, be prepared to get a little hot and sweaty, so wear some shorts and training gear for some of the exercise rehab.
What will you gain by the end of the course?
1. Have an understanding and to be able to apply the principles of assessment
2. To be able to form a basic diagnostic picture
3. To be able to perform an effective objective and subjective assessment with appropriate handling skills
4. Have an awareness of the main special tests for each body area
5. Have an understanding of the main pathologies that present in each joint
6. To be able to formulate a treatment plan
7. To be able to apply good manual therapy techniques for your treatment
8. To be able to carry out an effective exercise plan
And overall have fun and enjoy.