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Neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment – Hip and knee


2nd May (all day) & 3rd May (am only) 2013 – knee
13th May  2013 –hip
This course can be taken as 1 and a half days on knee, 1 day on hip or 2.5 days on hip and knee


School of Healthcare Studies, Ty Dewi Sant  Room GF2C


This will be dependent on how many days are booked from the series.
1-3 days - £75 a day, 4-9 days - £65 a day, more than 9 days - £55 a day

Application/contact information: 

Dawn Sparg


The aim of this course is to enable students to develop a problem-solving approach to neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis. It allows students to develop knowledge about differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the hip and knee and to look critically at approaches to treatment and management. This knowledge will be used in the critical evaluation of assessment, treatment and management strategies in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, therefore enabling students to critically evaluate clinical practice on the basis of current evidence.
Students will also acquire skills in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions of the hip and knee.


Kate Rees -hip
Gethin Lynch - knee

Tutor Biography:

Kate Rees is the lead physiotherapist for Swansea City Football Club
Gethin Lynch is a clinical specialist working within Cwm Taff Health Board.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course a student will be able to demonstrate understanding of:
1. The structure and function of the hip and knee
2. The use of clinical reasoning skills as part of a problem-solving approach to assess patients with upper limb dysfunction and identify the presenting problems and their underlying causes in relation to anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology and psychology
3. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills, as part of the problem-solving process, when determining approaches to treatment and management of patients with hip and knee dysfunction and pathologies
4. Demonstrate skills in a variety of assessment techniques and treatment interventions for the management of hip and knee dysfunction and pathologies

Additional information:

This course has practical elements and you must be prepared to work practically and act as a model for other course members. Suitable clothing to allow adequate exposure of the region is required. Participants will be of mixed gender.