Red Flags & Rheumatology
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.
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
08.45 Registration & Coffee
09.10 Red Flags, Diagnostic Validity & Systems Thinking
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
- Rheumatology Overview
- Specific Conditions
15:00 Specific Conditions
16.15 – 16:30 Case studies