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Learn about the pathophysiology, and how to recognise, investigate, treat and refer common rheumatology conditions.
Price: $295 NZD │ Payment plan available at checkout
Access: 90 days
Learning time: 10 hrs (approx)
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for physiotherapists and other health professionals practicing in all areas of the health care system who want to upskill in the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic conditions.
Why is Rheumatology Important?
Rheumatology conditions often masquerade as musculoskeletal disorders and this means they are likely to present to therapists. In fact, the closer to the start of a patients journey you are the more likely they are to present to you. Research shows there is significant delays to diagnosis and many individuals have seen multiple professionals prior to their condition being recognised.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Understand the pathophysiology and features of common rheumatological conditions
- Differentially diagnose between rheumatology conditions and other complaints
- Onwardly refer and investigate these conditions correctly and accurately
- Manage rheumatology conditions from a therapy viewpoint
- Apply knowledge through case studies
Modules in this course:
1. Introduction To Rheumatology Red Flags
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Spondyloarthritis (Axial Spondyloarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis)
5. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
9. Connective Tissue Disorders
10. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Rheumatology Course Introduction
Access: 60 days. This course is open to Physiotherapists and other health professionals practicing in all areas of the health care system who want to upskill in the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic conditions.
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Introduction to Rheumatology Red Flags
Cost: $45 | Access: 60 days. An introduction to rheumatology for musculoskeletal physiotherapists. Learn the classification and presenting features of common rheumatologic conditions and basic management principles.
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Access: 30 days. Learn about the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations and medical and physiotherapy management of RA. Includes specific exercise programmes for the hand and upper limb.
Cost: $60 NZD | Access: 30 days. Learn about the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations, medical and specific physiotherapy management of axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis.
Cost: $20 NZD | Access: 30 days. Learn about the clinical presentation of PMR, including temporal arteritis and upskill in the diagnosis, investigations, onward referral and management of polymyalgia rheumatica.
Cost: $20 NZD | Access: 30 days. Learn about the pathophysiology, risk of fragility fractures and physiotherapy management including falls risk assessment, balance training, targeted loading, the role of heavy lifting and graded exercise programmes
Osteoarthritis – Beyond Wear and Tear4.4 average rating (8 reviews)
Cost: $10 NZD | Access 14 days | Is osteoarthritis due to ‘wear and tear’? Is running bad for OA? What should we be telling our patients and what can physiotherapy do?
Rheumatology Red Flags Webinar
Access: 14 Days | Cost: $20 NZD. Pre-recorded. Host: Jack March, BSc (Hons), MCSP. In this webinar you will learn about health risk factors, symptoms and signs that will help you to recognise rheumatologic conditions.
Medical Screening Course9 Courses
Access: 90 days. | Cost: $360.00 NZD. | Payment plan available. | Learn to identify risk factors, symptoms and signs associated with serious medical conditions and understand referral prioritisation.
Shoulder Screening7 Courses
Access: 90 Days | Cost: $250. Learn to systematically work through a process of screening patients for red flags, other causes of shoulder pain, obtain appropriate diagnostic imaging, & classify shoulder pain into categories that guide management
Shoulder Course21 Courses
Access: 12 months. Payment plan available. This is a series of five online modules covering all aspects of shoulder screening, diagnosis and management.
Back Pain 101: Basic Assessment & Treatment
Access: 60 days | Designed for physiotherapists who have graduated recently or are starting to learn management of back pain patients. You will learn practical hands-on assessment & management that goes beyond international guideline principles.
Back Pain 201: Advanced Assessment
Access: 60 days. Dr Mark Lasletts' 10 hour course on advanced clinical assessment of LBP. Improve your screening, differential diagnosis and treatment of low back pain/sciatica patients. Course includes practical tips for the clinic setting.
Back Pain 300 Series Starter Pack2 Courses
The Back Pain 300 Starter Pack gives you an overview of the sources and causes of LBP and introduces the concept of discogenic pain.
Pharmacology for Physiotherapists
Cost: $198.00 CAD* | 10 weeks* | Learn about common medications, their use, potential adverse effects and implications for physiotherapy practice.
Fundamentals of Laboratory Testing
Cost: $198.00 CAD* | 10 weeks* | Learn about common laboratory tests, their utilisation, normal reference ranges and clinical implications for physiotherapy practice.
Jack is Rheumatology Clinical lead for Chews Health. Alongside his clinical roles he provides CPD seminars on recognising Rheumatology and other CPD materials from his website https://Rheumatology.Physio.
He is Operations Director for The Physio Matters Podcast Team. He has previously worked across various advanced roles including Rheumatology and Orthopaedics as well as Advanced Level Physiotherapy in general MSK for Nuffield Health.