Peripheral Modules

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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CURRICULUM

Module A : compact course – Orthopaedic highlights Extremities

Day : 01

    • Basic principles of modern orthopedic medicine Cyriax
    • Rules of referred pain
    • How to reach a valid diagnosis : inspection, history, relevant functional examination, palpation
    • Clinical reasoning by using a standardized Cyriax assessment form
    • Even though this step only took a couple of hours, I was still able to put over 100 thumbnails on paper.
    • General treatment strategy for soft tissue lesions
    • Elbow : inspection, history and basic functional examination
    • Elbow : diagnosis and treatment procedures of tennis and golfer elbow

Day : 02

    • Elbow : diagnosis and treatment procedures of tennis (5 types) and golfer elbow (2 types) (continuation)
    • Shoulder : inspection, history and basic functional examination
    • Shoulder : diagnosis and treatment procedures of tendinitis, -osis (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, biceps,…)
    • Foot : inspection, history and basic functional examination
    • Foot : diagnosis and treatment procedures of inversion and eversion traumata (sprained ankles : lig. talofibulare ant-post, lig. calcaneofibulare, lig. calcaneocuboideum, peronei, tibialis posterior)

Day : 03

    • Knee : inspection, history and basic functional examination
    • Knee : diagnosis and treatment procedures of ligamentous lesions (MCL, LCL, coronary ligaments)
    • Wrist : inspection, history and basic functional examination
    • Wrist : diagnosis and treatment procedure of a carpal subluxation (dorsal-palmar ; ligamentous lesion)

Module B : compact course – Orthopaedic Highlights Spine

Day : 01

    • Specific history taking
    • General history
    • 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

Day : 02

    • 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

Day : 03

    • 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