Christopher Martey

Christopher Martey

Christopher Martey

MSc, MCSP

Advanced Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapist Band 8a

Sirona Care& Health, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

About Christopher Martey

Christopher Martey is an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the South West of England

Chris works as a Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) in General Practice (GP) Surgeries in the South West of England and has a passion for health advocacy. He enjoys sharing healthcare-related information and networking with Allied Health Professional and Medical colleagues, dedicated to making a difference within healthcare, wellness and fitness.

Chris sits on the Board of Trustees for the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) and has a specialist interest in the medical specialty of Rheumatology, particularly the adult inflammatory condition of Spondyloarthritis. He has presented nationally on the topic of Spondyloarthritis, published in this field, and is an Executive Committee member on the British Society for Spondyloarthritis (BRITSpA).

Featured reviews of Christopher Martey's courses

Christopher Martey on Physioplus:

-
Courses
-
Participants
-
Reviews
-
Stars
Displaying 6 courses.
More info.

Co-morbidities and Extra-Articular Manifestations of Spondyloarthropathy

Spondyloarthropathies are seronegative inflammatory conditions that have wide-ranging effects beyond axial and peripheral joint pain. These conditions are associated with various co-morbidities, ranging from heightened cardiovascular disease risk to osteoporosis, and extra-articular features, such as skin, eye and bowel disorders. These conditions can add significantly to the disease burden experienced by individuals who have spondyloarthropathy. Early detection, differential diagnosis and appropriate management is, therefore, essential for these patients.
1.1 points
0% Complete
More info.

Diagnosis and Classification of Spondyloarthropathies

Spondyloarthropathy is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis which has axial and peripheral manifestations, as well as extra-articular features. Because of its varied presentation, diagnosing spondyloarthropathy can be a lengthy and complex process. While only rheumatologists are able to diagnose spondyloarthropathy, it is important that other clinicians, including physiotherapists, are able to recognise features consistent with these conditions to ensure prompt referral. This course will outline some of the key classification systems developed for differential diagnosis to improve early detection of spondyloarthropathy.
0.7 points
0% Complete
More info.

Differentiating Inflammatory and Mechanical Back Pain

Back pain is a common presenting condition in physiotherapy practice. The majority of patients will be classified as having non-specific mechanical back pain. However, it is essential to be able to identify patients who fall outside of this category, including those whose back pain is inflammatory in origin. This course, the second in a series of courses on spondyloarthropathy, will introduce evidence-based methods to help you to distinguish between these different types of back pain.
0.9 points
0% Complete
More info.

Overview of Spondyloarthropathies

Spondyloarthropathy is an umbrella term for a group of inflammatory conditions that are progressive and painful. These conditions affect the axial and peripheral skeletons, tendons and ligaments, as well as other organs such as the skin, gut and eyes. Spondyloarthropathies tend to affect younger people, usually developing before the age of 45. Because they have such wide-ranging effects, it is important to be able to distinguish these inflammatory conditions from each other and from other types of low back pain.
0.7 points
0% Complete
More info.

Spondyloarthropathy Programme

Spondyloarthropathy is an umbrella term for a group of inflammatory conditions that are progressive and painful. It is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis which has axial and peripheral manifestations, as well as extra-articular features. Only rheumatologists are able to diagnose spondyloarthropathy, however it is important that other clinicians including physiotherapists are able to recognise features consistent with these conditions as well as co-morbidities to ensure prompt referral.
9.3 points
0% Complete
More info.

Treatment of Spondyloarthropathy

Spondyloarthropathy is an umbrella term for a group of seronegative inflammatory conditions, which have axial and peripheral symptoms. The primary aim of treatment is to reduce inflammation. Issues such as pain, stiffness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, reduced physical activity levels, and increased cardiovascular disease risk also need to be addressed. There are various pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available for spondyloarthropathy, including exercise therapy. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists play a key role in managing these chronic conditions, from the early stages through to the late stages of disease.
0.9 points
0% Complete