| Modern orthopaedic medicine


How to diagnose a soft tissue lesion in 10', understand clinical images, set an efficient treatment plan and go for more satisfaction !

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"That was very informative. Really enjoyed your method of teaching. It was really very simple and very useful. Thanks for this webinar hope will enjoy your next and will join your online coure in future"  Dr Muhammad Fasih PT

The (r)evolution in musculoskeletal education for health professionals


Here's your first present : did you already download my free e-book “Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedic  Medicine”, a 156p practical guide on standardized examination ?

It’s my passion to inspire and to train health professionals who want to go the next level in their professional expertise in musculoskeletal medicine.  You will not only become a better therapist but you will also (re)discover a new pleasure in your daily clinical practice.  Ultimate satisfaction for both you and your patient.


How do I reach those goals ?

  • Perhaps, at this time you are too busy and have less time or money to travel to attend a "live" course ?  Discover our very extensive online distance learning platform on which you find about 20 hrs of practical instruction films on diagnosis and therapy.  Study anywhere, anytime, at your own rhythm !
  • For those of you who are looking for the ultimate training, join the exclusive 7 day Master Mind Private Training for which we accept maximum 4 guests, so that you receive a very individual training adapted to your needs.  This training is exclusively offered in the ETGOM Training Centre.
  • Together with my International Teaching Team we offer modular courses in modern orthopaedic medicine, at present time in about 37 countries.

On top of that I also enjoy creating practical and useful hand outs/books and producing numerous films on diagnosis and treatment strategy.


Together with my team, we go for YOUR success in orthopaedic medicine !

The European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine, Cyriax (ETGOM) offers the best continuing education courses in modern orthopaedic musculoskeletal medicine for health professionals

  • focus on clinical examination with emphasis on relevant clinical reasoning, diagnosis, differential diagnosis 
  • conservative treatment of soft tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system
  • frequently used treatment options are : transverse friction massage, spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilization, spinal traction, home exercises- self treatment strategy, injection and infiltration. We also incorporate, when indicated, the use of Radial Shock Wave Therapy. 


 After attending the basic and advanced training program in modern orthopaedic medicine (Cyriax) the therapist must be able 

  • to examine a patient in an independent, reliable and safe way and
  • to reach a diagnosis as specific and as valid as possible. 
  • He must manage a multifactorial objective clinical reasoning system.

We focus on diagnosis and therapy within the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Once a diagnosis is obtained the therapist can start a relevant conservative treatment strategy, taking into account the nature, the severity and the localization of the lesion, as well as the personality of the patient, with respect for symbiotic treatment options and inter-method links .

The therapist will promote a thourough multidisciplinary team work between MD and pysical therapist in order to optimize the efficiency of the examination and treatment techniques.

Besides achieving a diagnosis one must also know how to achieve a diferential diagnosis including the recognition of red flags.The therapist has to take into account changing the treatment procedure if necessary, also with emphasis on self treatment and prophylactic strategies in order to help the patient to return to his normal daily activities in a most optimal way.


Up to date Modern Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax

Dr Cyriax, the "Einstein of orthopaedic medicine" created the stepstones towards a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic system, but a system which is also subject to quite some evolution.

  • Some hypotheses have been refuted, others have been confirmed by qualitative research and others need more investigation. 
  • Several treatment techniques have been abandoned, others have been optimized significantly
  • Modern Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine is a very strong diagnostic and therapeutic concept, which is not a "stand alone" nor a “guru” concept. 
  • It is an open vision system compatible with some other views and approaches in the field of musculoskeletal medicine (e.g. McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan,...), but the concept of modern Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine provides an absolute stepstone for all therapists who are involved in diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue lesions.

We avoid "artificial hypercomplication" and "wishful thinking" procedures, perhaps too frequently seen in our profession, instead we prefer to focus on relevant and reliable clinical reasoning procedures and qualitative research.

Invest in efficient knowledge and enhance your diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

ETGOM courses are offered world wide.


7 solutions for clinical problems MD's and PT's face every day !

You would like to bring your musculoskeletal knowledge to a higher level ?

I will help you solving clinical questions and guide you through “live” personal coaching sessions, each month during 1 year, added with the “Masterclass” study package of 68 lessons on diagnosis and treatment strategy.

In case you have more urgent questions on specific diagnosis or treatment issues, discover your problem solving Toolbox :

The "Toolbox" is a series of short films which offer you a fast track to a solution for diagnostic and therapeutic questions you experience each day. 


Have a look at 97 examination and treatment procedures, illustrated in a very practical way, and learn how to perform those in the most optimal way for you and your patient, so that you reach optimal efficiency. Available in English, Espanol, Polski.


You already did a course in orthopaedic medicine ?

  • how much of the studied procedures do you still implement ?
  • which techniques you still use on a regular basis ?
  • Most likely you have forgotten about many important clinical details ?
Well, repetition is the key to success !  The online Masterclass course is the perfect extra learning tool for you !
You didn't attend a training program in orthopaedic medicine yet ?

  • how much money did you spend on continuing education last year ?
  • It's not just the course fee you pay
  • how much of your free time do you sacrifice
  • how much income do you lose by not seeing patients when you attend a seminar
  • how much precious family time do you lose ?
Well, the online learning platform fascilitates your life, combine
  • efficient learning at your own rhythm
  • and enjoy more family time ! 



The ultimate orthopaedic medicine online learning platform

  • The ultimate solution for all therapists who want to improve their diagnostic and therapeutic skills, but didn't have the opportunity yet to attend one of the "live" ETGOM courses.
  • As from now, learn in your own rhythm, where and whenever you prefer !
  • The most extensive video platform on orthopaedic medicine for health professionals who are too busy

Learn orthopaedic medicine anywhere, anytime, in your own rhythm ; you can sign in for a monthly fee

This is so much more than a platform just showing some techniques…

  • You will discover and really understand different clinical images
  • You will analyse different pathologies and the relation between different clusters of positive and negative tests
  • You will determine an efficient treatment plan


More than 20 hours of practical film instruction in which we only focus on what really is useful and practical for you and brings you immediate more success and satisfaction in your daily clinical practice :

  • Specific history of the patient
  • Inspection
  • Functional examination
  • Palpation
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Treatment strategy

Following treatment techiques are extensively described

  • Peripheral and spinal manipulation
  • Deep transverse friction massage techniques
  • Injection and infiltration techniques



  • Are you a starter ?

Discover in a comprehensive way the basic knowledge of orthopaedic medicine that will have an immediate positive effect on your daily clinical practice

  • Are you a participant on an OM course ?

Optimize your investment by this extra learning tool.  You receive a clear recapitulation and update of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies you also learn during the live courses.  Repetition is the key to success !

  • You already completed a course in orthopaedic medicine ?

Discover new insights, update your knowledge and bring it to an even higher level.  Practice makes perfect !




Production by Steven De Coninck

As president of the European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine (Cyriax) Steven has been teaching courses in modern orthopaedic medicine for health professionals in about 37 countries, since 1991.  He published several books and film production on orthopaedic medicine and also created the standardized Cyriax Assessment Forms.  Updating and fascilitating OM procedures and inspiring colleagues is his favourite mission.  After all, it’s all about YOUR success in orthopaedic medicine !

 The infiltration and injection techniques are demonstrated by Dr. Jan M. Claeys, M.D.


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