The latest news from Physioplus...
Pharmacology in Pain Management
30 May 2018
We are excited to release the first of two pharmacology related short courses. This first course reviews different pharmacological pain management drugs including the actions and side-effects that are important to understand as a practising physiotherapist. We hope that you find this course interesting and useful!
First ethics course released
30 Apr 2018
We are very excited to release the first in our series of four ethics courses. This course introduces ethical principles and values. Ethics is something which concerns us all, in the decisions we make and how we practice every day. However ethics is not something that we often spend time to consider and reflect on. Hopefully these four courses will provide an opportunity for an investigation and reflection, and will stimulate you to think about these very important issues and perhaps discuss your thoughts with your colleagues. We hope you enjoy the courses!
Two short courses on reflection now available
1 Mar 2018
Reflection is a set of skills we all need to consciously develop if we are to improve as practitioners. However this is a topic that we often struggle with and perhaps even avoid! To try to address this we took the opportunity to speak with two experienced advocates of clinical reflection. Based on these conversations we have just released two short courses where you can benefit from their advice and insights. We hope you enjoy them!
All four shoulder courses now available
6 Feb 2018
We are very pleased to announce that we have now released all four shoulder courses. Introduction to the Shoulder, Shoulder Assessment, Clinical Presentations of Shoulder Pain and Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder. Each of these courses can be completed separately and will provide a related course completion certificate. You can choose to start with the introduction course and follow the four courses in order, or just dip in to the course that takes your interest. Go to the courses page and search for "shoulder" to find out more.
Introduction to the shoulder course released!
15 Jan 2018
We are very pleased to release the first of four shoulder courses, "Introduction to the shoulder". Each of these courses can be completed individually and each course will provide a separate course completion certificate. There are no deadlines on the completion of any of these courses but we suggest making the most of the next few weeks when the forum is likely to be at its busiest with clinicians from around the world all focused on sharing and learning about the shoulder...
Welcome to a new year of learning
2 Jan 2018
We hope that you have had a fabulous break over the festive period and that this has provided you with an opportunity to reflect on 2017 and to start to make plans for 2018. We also hope that these plans include pursuing your professional development and that participating in PP+ courses forms part of that plan! We are very excited about our next course which will be an update to the existing shoulder course which will be released in mid January so we encourage you to take a look at this when it is available. In the meantime remember that you are free to take any of the other courses on the site and progress through these on your own schedule...
20 Dec 2017
We would like to wish everyone a festive holiday season from the PP+ team and to highlight that the Managing Children with Clubfoot course will be available to free trial account holders until Sunday Dec. 31st. So make sure you complete the course before this date unless you are planning to upgrade your account. We have a very exciting 2018 planned starting with an update to the shoulder course that will be released on Monday Jan. 8th There are lots more exciting courses in development for the following months and we are looking forward to exploring all these new topics together... Tony
5 Dec 2017
It has been amazing once again to see the community engagement with our annual open course. We hope that you all continue to benefit from this course and suggest that you explore the related forum topics to see the many contributions from all over the world. We now have a brief respite until our next course will be released on Monday January 8th which will be an update to the existing shoulder course. If you are taking the current version of this course please make sure you have finished this and downloaded your certificate before the update goes live.
Clubfoot course now available
5 Nov 2017
We are extremely pleased to announce that the open Managing Children with Clubfoot course is now available. Please make the most of the next few weeks to use the PP+ forum to connect with thousands of physiotherapists and physical therapists around the globe to discover more this important topic. Please note that for the first time we are offering a separate version of this course in French. Access the french version of the course - Pied Bot
Clubfoot course release 6th Nov.
10 Oct 2017
Don't miss the biggest, most international, most active online learning experience of the year... this years open course on Physiopedia Plus. This year the topic is the management of children with clubfoot. Every year 150,000 – 200,000 babies with clubfoot are born, approximately 80% of these will be in low and middle income countries. Without treatment, the clubfoot deformity causes a lifetime of disability as the affected individual experiences pain and difficulty in walking. However, most cases of clubfoot can be successfully treated by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare workers. Learn with physiotherapists from around the world, how you can be an effective part of this team...
Neck pain course available in full
29 Sep 2017
We have now published the final section of the neck pain course and also added an excellent interview with Chris Worsfold to the final section which we recommend to all clinicians looking for practical advice. We hope you all enjoy this course. Next is the open Clubfoot course which will be released starting 6th November so make a note in your diary! Please note the the Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy course will be closed to trial members from this date so if you are working through this course ensure you have completed it by then.
Neck pain course released!
3 Sep 2017
Welcome back after your summer break (well everyone in the northern hemisphere!). We are very excited to announce that the first section of the Neck Pain course has just been released. We hope you enjoy this course and please make the most of the opportunity to interact with your colleagues from around the world in the forum. Please note that this course involves using the new look Physiopedia. We are extremely pleased to have launched the updated and mobile friendly Physiopedia site earlier this summer and this is just the start of us rolling out updates to all our sites. We hope you like it as much as we do!
Cervical spine course update - Sept 2017
31 Jul 2017
Hopefully you are refreshed and re-energised after your summer break! We have a great way for you to put that energy to good use with the release of a major update to the cervical spine course which will be going live on Monday Sept 4th. This will be ideal to refresh your understanding and to review the latest research for the management of this important part of the body. Make a note in your diary and we look forward to seeing you then! (NB - make sure if you are working your way through the current version, you have completed this before this date)
Interview with Janne Veerbeek added to stroke course
28 Jun 2017
We have just added a new interview to the stroke course with Dr Janne Veerbeek. In this conversation Janne explains the implications of her extensive research into stroke rehabilitation. In particular the use of outcome measures to predict likely outcomes relating to activities of daily living and the implications of these predictions on the approach to rehabilitation used.
Interview added to Stroke course
30 May 2017
Just to let you know we have added an optional interview to section 4 of the stroke course. In this 30 minute chat with Dr Coralie English from the University of Newcastle Australia, Coralie shares her insights from a career of researching stroke rehabilitation and physical activity. This includes several evidence based clinical recommendations that can be incorporated into your practice today. Go to the Stroke course and scroll to section 4 to find and view this video.
Final section of stroke course now available
22 May 2017
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the four sections of the new updated stroke course are now all available. We think we have put together an insightful set of learning activities and we encourage all those interested in neurology to take a look at this course to see if there are any elements they would find interesting, or consider completing the whole course! Enjoy!
Updated stroke course now available
1 May 2017
We are very excited to announce that we have just released section one of the updated Stroke course. This often serious condition has been reported as the third leading cause of premature death and disability in the world and with the growing aged population this burden is only likely to increase. In this significant update to our popular stroke course we have added resources, videos, forum posts and various other activities to make this an even more valuable learning experience. Please make the most of the opportunity to learn from the resources provided and also don’t forget to meet the other participants in the course forums by taking part in the conversations and related activities. Enjoy!
Foot and ankle course now available for completion
7 Apr 2017
All four sections of the Foot and ankle course are now available for completion on your own schedule. So far we have had several participants complete the course and the feedback we have received to date has been very positive. Please note that we are intending to record one final interview with a foot and ankle specialist clinician for this course which we will publish in about two weeks time. In this interview we will be seeking to address any clinical questions posted to the forum and covering aspects of condition management such as the provision of orthotics. If you do have any such questions make sure you post them to the forum soon! The next course is scheduled for release in May 2017 and will be an update to the existing Stroke course. If you are working through this course in its current form, please ensure you have completed the course by the end of April at the latest.
Foot and ankle course now available
5 Mar 2017
We have just released section one of the Foot and ankle course. These joints present a particularly complex and challenging aspect of physiotherapy practice so there is plenty to cover. We hope that you find this course both fun and enlightening! Please make the most of the opportunity to learn from the resources provided and also don't forget to meet the other participants in the course forums by taking part in the conversations and related activities.
Book chapters added to Global Health course
13 Feb 2017
Elsevier has been extremely generous sharing 8 full book chapters with us to support the Global Health course. You can access these chapters on the Resources page of PP+ and also at the end of the Global Health course page in the final additional reading section. There is an enormous wealth of information just in these book chapters so we recommend you take a look even if you are not interested in completing the course itself.