Want a clear understanding of differential diagnosis of common and not so common Hip conditions that present for treatment but don't know where to start? This course is for you.You will gain a better understanding of a comprehensive differential diagnosis assessment protocols to specifically identify structural and functional deficits in Hip pathology and dysfunction.
This half-day practical course extends beyond the basic knowledge covered in the OHPA Level 1 course.
The course is a 50/50 mix of discussion and practical work and covers:
- Practical skills in preparing for and conducting Office ergonomic assessments
- The risks involved in sedentary work and how best to manage that risk at an individual and organisational level
- Report writing skills
- How to use our Physiotherapy knowledge to get an edge in this competitive field
This two day intensively practical course teaches a simplified assessment and treatment approach to a very biomechanically complex area of the ribs, thoracic spine and cervical spine.
The thoracic spine and particularly ribs can be a very complex and daunting biomechanical area to understand. A main objective of this course is to demystify the biomechanics, kinematics and treatment of this area. A clear 3 dimensional model to understand thoracic spine and rib function and the most common joint and muscular dysfunctions that occur in the region will be the basis of the assessment techniques taught. Treatment techniques taught for the ribs and thoracic spine follow a 3D biomechanical model to achieve optimal thoracic and rib function with easy to understand and practical techniques. The cervical spine assessment addresses in detail the functional anatomy, biomechanics and kinematics of C2-C7, including vascular, neural, ligamentous and muscular structure and function. A clear understanding of the 3 dimensional normal and common abnormal movement patterns is a clear objective of this course.
Treatment techniques for the cervical spine taught on the course also involves treatment in 3 dimensions to achieve maximal results with logical and simple to learn techniques. Retraining functional movement and stability in the cervical and thoracic spine is vital to maintain improvements from cervical and thoracic/rib treatment. The course will discuss how to commence retraining movement patterns in both the cervical and thoracic regions. Once joint movement has been optimised the course will provide you with assessment tools to identify where neural structures are compromised and treatment techniques to maximise neural mobility with unloading techniques.
This course offers a great opportunity to build on the knowledge developed in the Gerontology Level 1 course. Topics include: management of dementia, frailty, persistent pain, mental health, an overview of the physiotherapist's role in the palliative care process and exercise prescription for older people. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.
Elbow pain often presents a diagnostic dilemma. Intra-articular pathologies, local soft tissues and neural structures may be primary sources of nociception, with psychosocial and environmental factors contributing to symptom severity and chronicity. This course will collectively present assessment, differential diagnosis, and management of elbow conditions. The aim of this course is to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to client-centred assessment and treatment of common elbow conditions.
This is the first course offered by the APA that will comprehensively review the underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, assessment and management of elbow disorders. This course is suitable for physiotherapists with clinical experience in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, interested in updating their knowledge and improving their skills in the management of elbow injuries.