Red Flags & Rheumatology


Delegate Type

Advanced Practice Physiotherapists (APPS), experienced APPs, First Contact Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists

Date – 18th September 2021 

Course Venue – Lion Quays Resort & Spa

This 1 day course focuses on the development of clinical reasoning in relation to the detection of non-musculoskeletal disorders presenting within the Musculoskeletal clinic through a perspective of ‘Systems Thinking’. Andrew discusses the utility of Red Flags and how to incorporate these alongside ‘Systems Thinking’ to aid clinical reasoning.

This course will cover the recognition of Rheumatology and Systemic Inflammatory Disorders; following recognition the appropriate immediate management, investigations and onward referral as well as the required Physiotherapy management of such presentations.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for all Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal settings who are involved in the recognition, monitoring or management of Rheumatology disorders. It will be particularly useful to First Contact Practitioners, aspiring Advanced Practice Physiotherapists (APPS) or experienced APPs looking for an update.

Course Outline:

Recognising Rheumatology/Systemic Inflammatory Disorders

  • Why is it relevant to MSK?
  • Overview of conditions
  • Specific conditions
  • Differential diagnosis

Proceeding upon recognition

  • Onward Referral
  • Investigations (bloods/scans)
  • Immediate management/advice

Course Programme

08.45                 Registration & Coffee

09.00                 Introduction

09.10                  Red Flags, Diagnostic Validity & Systems Thinking

10:45                  Coffee

11:00                  Pathologies of the Cord & Tumours

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Conus Medullaris Syndrome
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

12:30                  Lunch break

13:00                  Introduction

  • Rheumatology Overview
  • Specific Conditions

14:45                  Coffee

15:00                  Specific Conditions

16.15 – 16:30    Case studies

17.00                  Close

This Course is now full