Orthopaedic Medicine course, Module B+C : lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine, 4 days, 0900-1700
Specific history taking
Inspection : what is relevant ?
Basic functional examination : how to reach, in a valid and practical way, a diagnosis and differential diagnosis, respecting red flags
(ir)relevance of palpation and other diagnostic procedures
Specific indications and contraindications of manipulative techniques ; techniques with and without traction component
Specific indications and contraindications of mechanical traction techniques
Specific indication and contraindications of self treatment exercises
Creating a treatment strategy with incorporation of prophylactic and self treatment Mechanisms of spontaneous cure procedures
Accessory SI pain provocation examination
Clinical reasoning by using a standardized examination protocol incorporating links to McKenzie and other manual therapy approaches : how to reach a diagnosis and differential diagnosis ; is there any compatibility between different methods ?
Non-mechanical disorders : discover the yellow and red flags
Differential diagnosis with SI-joint and hip problems
Indications for epidural local anaesthesia and nerve block