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  1. Week 2 14 items
    In week 2 you will be introduced to foundational principles of NMSK examination, documenting patient records, clinical reasoning and outcome measures (goniometry and manual muscle testing). Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. NMSK examination Week 2 14 items
      1. Subjective and Objective Assessment 7 items
        1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read chapter 2: Subjective Examination (from page 3-34). This book is available as an electronic copy or a hard copy in the library. This should be completed before your classes in Week 2

        2. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential From chapter 3: Physical Examination Read from page 35-37 (stopping at physical examination step by step) for a brief overview of the physical examination. Read from page 44 (Functional Ability/Physical Performance Tests) to page 48 (as far as combined movements) Read from page 53 (muscle tests) to page 63. Feel free to read more of this chapter however much of the content will be covered later on. This should be read before your classes in Week 2.

        3. The Flag System - Physiopedia

          Webpage Recommended In the reading above you will notice that on p19 there is a table that looks at types of clinical flags. Have a look at this webpage to supplement your understanding on clinical flags. This is a good webpage to refer back to if you need a quick reference.

        4. Assessment Techniques 4 items
          1. Musculoskeletal assessment: joint range of motion and manual muscle strength - Hazel M. Clarkson 2000

            Book Recommended You will be expected to demonstrate use of a goniometer in measuring range of motion of various regions of the body, in the module practical viva and on clinical placement. After the week 2 practical class you should practice this. There are many texts in QMU LRC which you may use to learn how to measure joint range of movement using a manual universal goniometer. Clarkson (2000) is just one of these texts. CLARKSON, H. M. 2000. Musculoskeletal assessment. joint range of motion and manual muscle strength. 2nd ed. London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This can be found in the library as a hard copy

          2. Active Range of Motion: Shoulder 3/12/2015

            Audio-visual document Recommended Use these videos to help you with practical techniques.

          3. Shoulder Passive Range of Motion (PROM) 18/4/2018

            Audio-visual document Recommended Use these videos to help you with practical techniques.

          4. The Goniometer 27/3/2012

            Audio-visual document Recommended Use these videos to help you with practical techniques.

      2. Outcome Measures 6 items
        1. Outcome Measures - Physiopedia

          Webpage Essential Read this during week 2 to understand the importance and purpose of an outcome measure in clinical practice.

        2. Patient-reported outcome measures in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice: a systematic review - Orna Fennelly, Catherine Blake, François Desmeules, Diarmuid Stokes 03/2018

          Article Recommended Within this module we will be searching and using literature to support our knowledge and to underpin our learning. Start to have a look at literature related to the topics each week.

        3. A comparison of electronic and manual dynamometry and goniometry in patients with fracture of the distal radius and healthy participants - Caroline E. Plant, Nicholas R. Parsons, Alison T. Edwards, Hayley Rice 01/2016

          Article Recommended Within this module we will be searching and using literature to support our knowledge and to underpin our learning. Start to have a look at literature related to the topics each week.

        4. STarT Back Screening Tool - Physiopedia

          Webpage Background Example outcome measure used in clinical practice. Familiarise yourself with different outcome measures that can be used in clinical practice. You may see these used in clinical practice. Also, when looking at case studies throughout the module you can consider when they could be utilised.

        5. Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) - Physiopedia

          Webpage Background Example outcome measures used in clinical practice. Familiarise yourself with different outcome measure that can be used in clinical practice. You may see these used in clinical practice. Also, when looking at case studies throughout the module you can consider when they could be utilised.

        6. DASH - Disabilites of the arm, shoulder and hand

          Document Background Example outcome measure used in clinical practice. Familiarise yourself with different outcome measures that can be used in clinical practice. You may see these used in clinical practice. Also, when looking at case studies throughout the module you can consider when they could be utilised.

      3. Recording patient data 1 item
        1. Please view the ppt presentation that relates to this topic. You will find it in the week 2 folder on the Module Hub.

  2. Week 3 6 items
    In week 3 you will be introduced to principles of increasing muscle strength, power and endurance. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. Therapeutic exercise 6 items
      1. Principles of musculoskeletal treatment and management: a handbook for therapists 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 4: Function and Dysfunction of Muscle READ ONLY pages 86 (muscle and proprioception) to p91 (classification of muscle function) pages 95 (skeletal muscle dysfcuntion) to p104 (production of symptoms)

      2. Principles of musculoskeletal treatment and management: a handbook for therapists 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 5: Principles of muscle and tendon treatment.

      3. Therapeutic Exercise - Carolyn Kisner, Lynn Allen Colby, John Borstad 2017

        Book Essential This reading gives you information about precautions and contraindications when applying resistance to muscles. Read the Box 6.12 on page 203 (general precautions) and the section on contraindications on pages 206/207

      4. INTEGRATION OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PRINCIPLES INTO A REHABILITATION PROGRAM 2011

        Article Recommended Within this module we will be searching and using literature to support our knowledge and to underpin our learning. Articles will be used in tutorial classes as discussion aids. Start to have a look at literature related to the topics each week.

      5. Considerations of the Principles of Resistance Training in Exercise Studies for the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review - Claire Minshull, Nigel Gleeson 09/2017

        Article Recommended Within this module we will be searching and using literature to support our knowledge and to underpin our learning. Articles will be used in tutorial classes as discussion aids. Start to have a look at literature related to the topics each week.

      6. Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques : Foundations and Techniques - Carolyn Kisner , and Lynn Allen Colby 2012

        Book Background Read chapter 6 (from page 157): Resistance Exercise for Impaired Muscle Performance. This is a really good and informative chapter on resistance exercise. It is also a very long chapter. Use this for further reading or reference if more information is required.

  3. Week 4 29 items
    This week you will be introduced to the physiology of pain, soft tissue injuries and examination of the upper limb. Please find your directed reading below. This will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The reading marked ESSENTIAL is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Reading marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. There are numerous physiotherapy texts that will provide you with comprehensive information on the topics covered this week, so if you feel like reading more then feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. Pain 7 items
      1. Principles of neuromusculoskeletal treatment and management: a guide for therapists - Nicola J. Petty, Nicola J. Petty 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 8: principals of pain management. It might be helpful to take your own notes and revisit this chapter as required, further into your studies. The other recommended documents in this weeks reading will help to consolidate this learning.

      2. Pain Mechanisms - Physiopedia

        Webpage Essential For a brief overview on the subjective qualities of different pain mechanisms and pain types to help with your clinical reasoning, read this physiopedia page. You don’t need to read the clinical vignettes.

      3. Retrain Pain Foundation

        Website Recommended This is useful resource for patients, but I would also encourage you to complete the course, as it will give you some simple explanations you can use with your patients.

      4. TEDxAdelaide - Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt 21/11/2011

        Audio-visual document Recommended In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores the concept of pain, and why and how we perceive pain. (15 min)

      5. Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it! 15/1/2013

        Audio-visual document Recommended This simply explains chronic pain, and is a very useful resource to provide to patients.

      6. Explain pain supercharged: the clinician's manual - G. Lorimer Moseley, David S. Butler 2017

        Book Background This is an excellent resource for understanding pain. You are not expected to read the whole book this week, but you are encouraged to read this at your own pace through your studies. There are numerous resources available for enhancing patient and clinical understanding of pain, that you will be directed to later in the module.

    2. Shoulder 11 items
      There is a wealth of information and literature available on shoulder pain. This is a list of recommended reading, though the list is not exhaustive. You are encouraged to research the literature frequently to remain up to date with current evidence, and ultimately use your clinical decision making skills to help you decide what is best evidence based practice.
      1. Bess :: Patient care pathways and guidelines

        Webpage Essential Here you will find the British Elbow and Shoulder Society published guidelines on shoulder pain. Click on specific conditions for more information.

      2. Shoulder pain - NICE CKS

        Webpage Essential This is an overview of shoulder conditions and NICE guidelines for assessment and management. You will find links and references to original research articles within.

      3. Frozen shoulder contracture syndrome – Aetiology, diagnosis and management - Jeremy Lewis 02/2015

        Article Essential Within this module we will be searching and using literature to support our knowledge and to underpin our learning. Articles will be used in tutorial classes as discussion aids. Start to have a look at literature related to the topics each week

      4. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain: Assessment, management and uncertainties - Jeremy Lewis 06/2016

        Article Recommended This paper describes a shoulder symptom modification procedure for assessing and managing shoulder pain. It is not essential to memorise but it is important to note that there are several classification and management systems available. A recent study has suggested that this system is not reliable, and therefore it is up to you to decide whether or not it will be clinically valuable to your practice.

      5. Psychological factors are associated with the outcome of physiotherapy for people with shoulder pain: a multicentre longitudinal cohort study - Rachel Chester, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Jeremy Lewis, Lee Shepstone 02/2018

        Article Recommended Read the abstract and discussion of this paper to get a feel for the psychosocial factors that can impact on shoulder pain.

      6. Current concepts in the conservative management of the frozen shoulder - Rebecca Louise Foster, Marie-Luce O'Driscoll 10/2010

        Article Recommended As evidence based practitioners, you are expected to critically analyse the literature in order to inform your clinical practice. There is an abundance of research available, so it is up to you to use your research and clinical skills to decide what literature will inform your practice.

      7. Combining orthopedic special tests to improve diagnosis of shoulder pathology - Eric J. Hegedus, Chad Cook, Jeremy Lewis, Alexis Wright 05/2015

        Article Recommended You will begin to understand that shoulder "special" orthopaedic tests are only helpful under some circumstances. There are hundreds of special tests available, and you are not expected to learn all of them!

      8. PE #021 Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and frozen shoulder with Dr Jeremy Lewis - physioedge

        Webpage Background Podcast with Jeremy Lewis (>1 hour). This is a very interesting discussion about shoulder pain - feel free to listen in your own time.

      9. Classification of Shoulder Pain - Physiopedia

        Webpage Background This article describes some of the proposed classification systems for shoulder pain.

      10. ShoulderDoc by Prof. Lennard Funk - Shoulder Symptoms, Treatment, Research & Education

        Website Background This is a useful website that describes some common (and not so common) shoulder conditions.

      11. NHS Lothian shoulder pathway

        Webpage Recommended This is the shoulder pathway used by NHS Lothian physiotherapy services

    3. Elbow 6 items
      1. Elbow pain: a guide to assessment and management in primary care - Mustafa Javed, Saadia Mustafa, Simon Boyle, Fiona Scott 11/2015

        Article Essential This is an overview of common elbow complaints seen in primary care. It is up to you to use your independent learning time to read up on the aetiology of specific conditions and physiotherapy management options.

      2. Tennis elbow - NICE CKS

        Webpage Essential These are NICE guidelines for the management of tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylalgia. You will often find reference to original articles and research papers within such guidelines. Tennis elbow will link to your learning of tendinopathies. Can you transfer this knowledge to golfers elbow?

      3. Early mobilisation for elbow fractures in adults - Paula Harding, Tshepo Rasekaba, Lorena Smirneos, Anne E Holland 15/06/2011

        Article Recommended This article is from the Cochrane research group. This will link with what you will know and learn about fractures

      4. Are Passive Physical Modalities Effective for the Management of Common Soft Tissue Injuries of the Elbow? - Sarah Dion, Jessica J. Wong, Pierre Côté, Hainan Yu 01/2017

        Article Recommended This paper evaluates the effectiveness of passive treatments for soft tissue elbow pain. As evidence based practitioners, you will be expected to consult research to help inform your clinical practice.

      5. ▶ Lateral Elbow Pain with Dr Leanne Bisset by MACP

        Audio document Background This is a podcast with Dr Leanne Bisset about lateral elbow pain (30 mins)

      6. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Physiopedia

        Webpage Background This is a referenced web page describing cubital tunnel syndrome at the elbow. You are not expected to learn every test and treatment. Rather, you should build on your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, assessment and other learning to start forming patterns of recognition. This will link with your learning about nerve pathologies.

    4. Wrist and hand 3 items
      1. Distal Radial Fractures - Physiopedia

        Webpage Essential This referenced web page gives a good overview of distal radius fractures, which you will probably encounter on clinical placement and in orthopaedic and outpatient practice.

      2. Hand Disorders | The British Society for Surgery of the Hand

        Webpage Recommended Hand physiotherapy is often a specialised area of therapy. However you may come across some conditions, such as distal radius fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, and deQuervains syndrome, working in primary or secondary care. Have a look at the hand disorders and hand injuries sections of this website for an overview of patient information for a range of hand conditions.

      3. Investigation of the effect of conservative interventions in thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis - Lucia Bertozzi, Kristin Valdes, Carla Vanti, Stefano Negrini 23/10/2015

        Article Recommended This is a systematic review and meta analysis of conservative management of thumb arthritis. Try to evaluate the quality of this article. You can often find references to useful papers from systematic reviews.

    5. Soft tissue injury 2 items
      1. There are numerous texts that will cover soft tissue injuries in comprehensive detail. It is up to you to decide what you want to read. 

        There is some revision reading located in week 4 Hub resources. 

  4. Week 5 6 items
    In week 5 you will be introduced to principles of increasing accessory movements and joint mobilisations. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database
    1. Peripheral joint mobilisations 6 items
      1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This chapter describes accessory assessment of joints. In chapter 3: Read page 100 – 112 stopping before completion of the physical examination. Please ignore the trigger point charts and the section on movement diagrams - you will not be expected to know these.

      2. Principles of musculoskeletal treatment and management: a handbook for therapists 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential This chapter discussed principals of joint treatment. Read chapter 3: from page 51 - 67, ignoring movement diagrams. You will not be expected to do these.

      3. Integrating osteopathic approaches based on biopsychosocial therapeutic mechanisms. Part 1: The mechanisms - Gary Fryer 2017-5

        Article Recommended Although presented as "osteopathic" approaches, this is an interesting exploration of many of the techniques physiotherapists may use.

      4. Integrating osteopathic approaches based on biopsychosocial therapeutic mechanisms. Part 2: Clinical approach - Gary Fryer 2017-5

        Article Recommended Although presented as "osteopathic" approaches, this is an interesting exploration of many of the techniques physiotherapists may use.

      5. Reconceptualising manual therapy skills in contemporary practice - Martin Rabey, Toby Hall, Clair Hebron, Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson 06/2017

        Article Background A critical exploration of manual therapy in contemporary practice

      6. Classification, definitions, and descriptions of the basic massage strokes and relaxed passive movements - G. De Domenico

        Chapter Essential Module: P2141 (Scanned Extract) Please read this document to appreciate underlying principles and basic massage techniques. Please continue to review this over Week 6 and 7 as well.

  5. Week 6 6 items
    In week 6 you will be introduced to assessment and treatment of the lumbar spine, including rehabilitation options. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database
    1. Low back pain 6 items
      1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 12: examination of the lumbar region, from page 327. You are not expected to learn combined movements or the McKenzie classification system, but feel free to read and absorb as much as you want. There will not be time to cover everything in your practical classes – remember that a lot of your learning will come from your practical placements.

      2. Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain - Peter O'Sullivan, Joao Paulo Caneiro, Mary O'Keeffe, Kieran O'Sullivan 11/2016

        Article Essential

      3. Medical Screening for Red Flags in the Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Spine Pain - Phillip S. Sizer, Jean-Michel Brismée, Chad Cook 03/2007

        Article Recommended Red flags

      4. Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review - A. Downie, C. M. Williams, N. Henschke, M. J. Hancock 11/12/2013

        Article Recommended Red flags

      5. Rehabilitation management of low back pain – it’s time to pull it all together! - Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Marc Olivier Martel, Anand Joshi, Chad Cook 10/2017

        Article Recommended

  6. Week 7 4 items
    During this week, there are no contact classes but directed learning is scheduled. The directed learning aims to give you an awareness of a number of areas that may be used as an adjunct to rehabilitation: (1) superficial heat and cold, (2) ultrasound and (3) electrical currents for pain control. These techniques are not practiced and are not applied in this module. The outcome of this reading is to give you an awareness and overview knowledge of these areas. This is not sufficient learning to allow you to practice and apply these areas. In addition to this directed learning, please use this week to review/consolidate your module learning to date.
    1. Heat & Cold 2 items
      1. Physical agents in rehabilitation: an evidence-based approach to practice - Michelle H. Cameron 2018

        Book Essential Cold : Read the following pages from Chapter 8 of the text: Cameron M: Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An evidence-based approach to practice, 2018, Elsevier : Pages 127 to 132 , stopping before the heading “modification of spasticity”. Read pages 133 (starting at contraindications and precautions for cryotherapy) to page 135 (stopping before the section on “Application Techniques”. Read the section headed “Documentation” on page 141.

      2. Physical agents in rehabilitation: an evidence-based approach to practice - Michelle H. Cameron 2018

        Book Essential Heat: Read the following pages from Chapter 8 of the text: Cameron M: Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An evidence-based approach to practice, 2018, Elsevier: 146 (starting from the heading “ Thermotherapy”) to 149 (stopping before the section “ Accelerated Healing”. Read from page 149 (starting from section “ Contraindications for the use of thermotherapy”) to page 153 (stopping before the section “Application techniques”. Read the section headed “Documentation” on page 162.

    2. Ultrasound 1 item
      1. Physical agents in rehabilitation: an evidence-based approach to practice - Michelle H. Cameron 2018

        Book Essential Read the following pages from Chapter 9 of the text: Cameron M: Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An evidence-based approach to practice, 2018, Elsevier: pages 172 to 179 (stopping before the heading “Bone Fractures “ on page 179). Read pages 181 (starting from the section on “Contraindications and Precautions for Ultrasound”) to page 184 (stopping before the section “Application Technique”. Read the section headed “Documentation” on page 186.

    3. Electrical Currents for Pain Control 1 item
      1. Physical agents in rehabilitation: an evidence-based approach to practice - Michelle H. Cameron 2018

        Book Essential Read the following pages from Chapter 13 of the text: Cameron M: Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: An evidence-based approach to practice, 2018, Elsevier: Pages 258 to 262 (stopping before the heading “Application Technique”). Read the section headed “Documentation” on page 264.

  7. Week 8 13 items
    In week 8 we will continue to develop your knowledge on spinal assessment and management. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read chapter 8: examination of the thoracic region, from page 231-248. You are not expected to learn passive physiological intervertebral movement, but feel free to read and absorb as much as you want. There will not be time to cover everything in your practical classes – remember that a lot of your learning will come from your practical placements.

    2. Neurodynamic Assessment - Physiopedia

      Webpage Essential Although we encourage you not to use websites such as Physiopedia for a reference. This page has very useful videos showing you how to perform all the neurodynamic test. Please make sure you know how to perform these.

    3. NHS Lothian Low Back Pain Pathway

      Webpage Essential Please read the pain pathway from NHS Lothian

    4. Critical Appraisal of Literature 4 items
      In this section there are some resources about how to critically appraise literature. We will be doing this with the literature you have found on treatment/management options for your case study in Week 6 within the Seminar session. Have a look at the CSP site to introduce yourself to this concept and the CASP checklists are useful for guiding you through. There are some other links to improve your understanding.
      1. Critical appraisal | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

        Webpage Essential Introduction to the concept of critical appraisal and why we need to know how to do it.

      2. CASP Checklists - CASP - Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

        Webpage Essential These can be used to help critically appraise literature. These are useful throughout your physiotherapy career not just as a student. You may want to bring some blank checklists to the seminar session with you.

      3. Step-by-Step Guide to Critiquing Research - Michael Coughlan, Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan 2007

        Article Recommended Some other resources to help with critical appraisal

      4. The Research Critique Process

        Website Recommended Some other resources to help with critical appraisal

    5. Examples of Outcome measures that can be incldued within Back Assessments 2 items
      We have already looked at STarT Back previously. Here are some other examples.
      1. Roland‐Morris Disability Questionnaire - Physiopedia

        Webpage Background Take a look at the Roland-Morris questionnaire on the physiopedia website. Click on the link to open the questionnaire itself and reflect on the items that patients are asked to consider.

      2. Oswestry Disability Index - Physiopedia

        Webpage Background Take a look at the Oswestry questionnaire on the physiopedia website. Click on the link to open the questionnaire itself and reflect on the items that patients are asked to consider.

  8. Week 9 12 items
    In week 9 you will continue to develop your knowledge on the spine specifically looking at the cervical spine. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read chapter 6 Examination of the upper cervical region - p168-188 and p192-196.

    2. Reappraising entrapment neuropathies – Mechanisms, diagnosis and management - Annina B. Schmid, Robert J. Nee, Michel W. Coppieters 12/2013

      Article Essential

    3. Factors predicting outcome in whiplash injury: a systematic meta-review of prognostic factors - Pooria Sarrami, Elizabeth Armstrong, Justine M. Naylor, Ian A. Harris 2017-3

      Article Essential

    4. Neck pain - non-specific - NICE CKS

      Webpage Essential If you click on the link and select: Diagnosis, and ‘View full scenario’ you will be able to view all relevant information. Do the same for: management, view full scenario Note: you do not need to read the detail of medicines for prescription nor do you need to read about management of Acute Torticolis (many patients with this condition find that it resolves within a few days and they do not present to physiotherapy for treatment.

    5. Pacing | Pain Self-Management | Pain Toolkit

      Webpage Recommended This is an excellent resources for pain management. This link will bring you to a page on pacing. Please explore the relevant pacing resources including the pain cycle.

    6. An Evidence-Based Approach to Differentiating the Cause of Shoulder and Cervical Spine Pain - Steven L. Bokshan, J. Mason DePasse, Adam E.M. Eltorai, E. Scott Paxton 09/2016

      Article Recommended This is a concise article describing the differentiation of neck and shoulder pain.

    7. Whiplash Associated Disorders - Physiopedia

      Webpage Recommended Please have a look at the Quebec Task Force Classification of whiplash associated disorders on this page

    8. Trauma | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

      Article Recommended Have a look at the Canadian C-spine rule on this page

    9. Exercises for mechanical neck disorders: A Cochrane review update - A.R. Gross, J.P. Paquin, G. Dupont, S. Blanchette 08/2016

      Article Recommended

  9. Week 10 11 items
    1. Page Read the support notes that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub as follows: (1) Common fractures of the lower limb, (2) Best practice in the management of patients with fragility fracture, (3) Discharge planning
    2. Page Read the suppoprt notes that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub on Falls prevention and risk assessment for falls
    3. Page Read the support notes that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub on physiotherapy and osteoporosis
    4. Page Read the support notes that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub on Hip/Groin pain
    5. Page Read the support notes that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub on community physiotherapy 
    6. Page Before the practical class read the powerpoints that have been uploaded to week 10 module Hub on (1) An introduction to walking aids" and (2) Supervising the patient who is using walking aids.
    7. NICE CG161 Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention

      Webpage Essential Read as far as page 15 (stop at section 1.2)

    8. Osteoporosis - Illnesses & conditions | NHS inform

      Webpage Essential Read the introductory page on osteoporosis with associated links on this NHS Inform web-site

    9. Principles of musculoskeletal treatment and management: a handbook for therapists 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Before the Tutorial class read the section titled “Immobilisation” on pages 34 and 35 (and view the graph on page 36) of chapter 2 Musculoskeletal Treatment and Management, Petty, 2018.

    10. Fracture Healing - Solomon, L., Warwick, D., Nayagam, S., Solomon, L.

      Chapter  Module: P2141 (Scanned Extract) - Read pages 327-329

  10. Week 11 6 items
    This week you will be introduced to the knee, build upon principles of rehabilitation and practice of neuromuscular co-ordination, power training and plyometrics, and principals and practice of late stage rehabilitation, functional exercises and return to work. Please find your directed reading below. The reading below will provide you with a basis for what will be covered within your tutorial and practical sessions. The readings marked ESSENTIAL - is required reading before your classes for that week to ensure participation and ability to follow the tutorial and practical classes. Readings marked RECOMMENDED will enhance the knowledge and competence you have gained from the essential readings and will ensure you are developing a good depth of knowledge in the topic area. Readings marked BACKGROUND are further information that will contribute further to your knowledge in this area and can be used as references for the future but are not necessarily essential to read in the current week. If you feel like reading more about certain topics then always feel free to explore the LRC's database.
    1. Musculoskeletal examination and assessment: a handbook for therapists, Volume 1 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read chapter 15 "Examination of the knee region" from page 389

    2. The Knee Resource | Trustworthy Evidence Based Information

      Website Essential This is a very good resource on knee conditions with supporting evidence and rehabilitation ideas. Use this to start familiarising yourself around knee conditions.

    3. Diagnostic validity of physical examination tests for common knee disorders: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analysis - Simon Décary, Philippe Ouellet, Pascal-André Vendittoli, Jean-Sébastien Roy 01/2017

      Article Recommended

  11. Therapeutic exercise : foundations and techniques - Carolyn Kisner, Lynn Allen Colby, John Borstad

    Book Essential Contraindications and Precautions when applying resistance to muscle Read pages 194 (general precautions), page 206/207 (contraindications) and page 218 (special considerations for children and older adults)

  12. Week 12 14 items
    1. Page Read the Suppport notes on reheumatoid arthritris that you will find in the week 12 folder on Hub.
    2. Rheumatoid arthritis - Illnesses & conditions | NHS inform

      Webpage Essential Read the information on drug management in rheumatoid arthritis on the NHS Inform web-site. You are only required to have an overview knowledge, not a detailed knowledge.

    3. Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

      Document Essential Read sections 1.3 (communication and education 1.7 (the multidisciplinary team), 1.8 (non-pharmacological management)

    4. Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques

      Book Essential Read from page 339 (Principles of management) to page 341 (include the "Focus on the evidence" section on page 341). This reading gives you an overview of the physiotherapy management of rheumatoid arthritis.

    5. Introduction to self-management support | Person-Centred Care Resource Centre

      Webpage Background View the powerpoint on "Introduction to self-management" . This gives a general introduction to self-management and is not specific to rheumatoid arthritis.

    6. Using Joint Protection Techniques

      Webpage Essential Read the information on "Using Joint Protection Techniques"

    7. Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review

      Article Background This is a systematic review of physical interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis.

    8. Physical Exercise and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Hilenia Catania, Viola Fortini, Rolando Cimaz 07/2017

      Article Essential Children and adolescents can have a condition known as Juvenile Chronic Arthritis. This systematic review gives an overview of the condition and a review of the evidence on physical exercise and physical activity for children and adolescents with this condition.

    9. Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

      Article Essential Read section 1.3 (Information and support) and section 1.5 (non-pharmacological management)

    10. Exercise | National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

      Webpage Essential Read the information in the section on Exercise

    11. NHS INform Web-site : Animated video on Hip Arthroplasty surgery

      Audio-visual document Background In the tutorial class we will be discussing hip arthroplasty (joint replacement with an artificial implant) . You may view the animated video of hip arthroplasty surgery.

    12. NHS Inform Web-site : Animated video on Knee Arthroplasty surgery

      Audio-visual document Background In the tutorial class we will be discussing knee arthroplasty (joint replacement with an artificial implant) . You may view the animated video of hip arthroplasty surgery.

  13. Week 13 8 items
    1. Return to work 3 items
      1. “Whenever I can I push myself to go to work”: a qualitative study of experiences of sickness presenteeism among workers with rheumatoid arthritis - Paula Holland, Alison M. Collins 13/02/2018

        Article Essential This paper gives a good insight into the work experiences of people with rheumatoid arthritis. It is a useful resource to give physiotherapists a better understanding of how to facilitate return to work or remaining in work for this patient population.

      2. Systematic Review of Prognostic Factors for Return to Work in Workers with ... 2017

        Article Recommended This systematic review discusses the evidence on factors that predict duration of sick leave in workers after 6 weeks low back pain (LBP) related sick leave

      3. Factors affecting return to work after injury or illness: best evidence synthesis of systematic reviews - Carol Cancelliere, James Donovan, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Melissa Biscardi 12/2016

        Article Background

    2. Preparing for your viva practical through study of the SAMPLE case study 5 items
      During the tutorial class we will use the SAMPLE viva case study to help you to understand some of the types of questions and activities that are assessed in the summative viva practical. Please note that the questions and activities that we will explore in the tutorial are merely indicative of some of the type of questions and activities in a summative viva practical but do not necessarily represent the specific questions and activities - these are just examples. The tutorial will be based upon the SAMPLE case study and NOT on the Summative Case study.
      1. Read the SAMPLE case study.  This is in the "Assessment " folder but for convenience it has been replicated in the week 13 hub folder.

      2. Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques

        Book Essential Read pages 871 from the section headed " Ligamentous injuries: Non-operative Management" to page 874 ( You don't require to read the section headed "Traumatic soft tissue injuries: Surgical and post-operative Management" on page 874

      3. Proprioceptive Training for the Prevention of Ankle Sprains: An Evidence-Based Review - Matthew J. Rivera, Zachary K. Winkelmann, Cameron J. Powden, Kenneth E. Games 11/2017

        Article Essential We will use this paper to critically discuss the evidence base.

      4. Revisit the powerpoint on recording patient notes that you read in week 2.  This explains how to write problem lists and how to formulate SMART goals. For convenience, the powerpoint has been replicated in the week 13 Hub folder 

      5. Revisit the week 2 support notes on goniometry and manual muscle testing, making sure that you understand the sections on validity and reliability.  For convenience the wk 2 support notes are replicated in the week 13 Hub folder.