About This Course

This lesson is included for FREE when you purchase any other module in the Rheumatology Course.

If you are interested in rheumatology, consider enrolling in the full Rheumatology Course and get access to all 10 modules, case studies, eBook and 10% discount to the Rheumatology Shop for $295 NZD. Payment plan available.

This is the first of 10 modules in the Rheumatology course.

In this introductory module, Jack sets the scene for rheumatology in musculoskeletal practice. He covers terminology, classification and presenting features of common rheumatologic conditions to help you identify these conditions when they present to your practice. 

Jack also covers basic management principles for people with rheumatoid conditions. He goes into detail about management of specific conditions in their respective modules.   

In this module you will learn:

Part 1 │Rheumatology Red Flags:

  • Why is rheumatology important in MSK practice?
  • Introduction to rheumatologic conditions 
  • Arthropathies
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Features of inflammation
  • Systemic conditions

Part 2 │ Management Principles:

  • Education
  • The role of exercise and physical activity
  • Signposting
  • Diet
  • Physiotherapy including manual therapy
  • Altering load

Learning Activities include:

  • Slide handout
  • Video presentations x2 : 1 hour (total)
  • Quiz

More About This Course....

  • Video presentations

    Engaging audiovisual video presentation.

  • Slide handouts provided

    Download and keep a copy of the slide handouts from the video presentations.

  • Quiz

    Test your understanding and find areas for review.

  • Study Time

    1 hr 15 mins (approx)

  • CPD Certificate Provided

    Download your CPD certificate on completion.

  • Access to online course

    60 days


Jack March

BSc (Hons) MCSP

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.