A unique opportunity to attend both the popular ‘Red Flags, Serious Spinal Pathology & Systems Thinking’ and ‘Rheumatology in MSK: Recognition and Management’ course in one weekend, at one venue!
Red Flags & Rheumatology
Red Flags & Rheumatology
Who is this course suitable for?
Due to the changing nature of Musculoskeletal (MSK) service delivery, this course is suitable for all MSK Practitioners. It will be particularly useful to First Contact Practitioners, aspiring Advanced Practice Physiotherapists (APPS) or experienced APPs looking for an update.
Day One – (Red Flags) Content
- To equip delegates with the signs and symptoms of common serious and masquerading pathology in relation to the spine.
- To discuss and evaluate appropriate work up and pathways in relation to such conditions.
- To develop the clinical reasoning of the delegates with a focus on ‘Systems Thinking’.
- To equip delegates with advanced assessment skills in relation to the Neurological and Vascular systems.
Case studies are used to aid transfer of theory into practice with a focus on the development of Clinical Reasoning. There is a strong focus on ‘Systems Thinking’ to help clinicians identify those non-Musculoskeletal conditions that may be masquerading as such. Delegates are updated with regard to:
- Hierarchical Red Flags & Red Herrings
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Conus Medullaris Syndrome
- Primary & Metastatic Spinal Tumours
- Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
- Pancoast Tumour
- Neurological Red Flags – including Myelopathy
- Vascular Red Flags – including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Traumatic Red Flags – including Fractures
- Infective Red Flags – including Pyogenic and Non-Pyogenic
- Advanced Clinical Examination of the Vascular and Neurological Systems
Day Two – (Rheumatology) Content
Recognising Rheumatology/Systemic Inflammatory Disorders
- Overview of conditions
- Specific conditions
- Differential Diagnosis
Proceeding upon recognition
- Onward Referral
- Investigations (bloods/scans)
- Immediate management/advice
Physiotherapy Management of Rheumatology conditions
Andrew Cuff BSc (Hons) MSc SRP MCSP
Andrew is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and Clinical Team Lead within Community MSK Services for Connect Health. Alongside his clinical role, he is an active researcher and lecturer, Andrew has published on Advanced Neurological Examination with a focus on Reflex Testing.
Jack March BSc (Hons) SRP MCSP
Jack is Rheumatology Clinical lead for Chews Health and a Specialist Physio in Orthopaedics in the NHS. Alongside his clinical roles he provides CPD seminars on recognising Rheumatology, has written for the Physio First Journal InTouch and is part of The Physio Matters Podcast Team.