Laura Finucane

Laura Finucane

Laura Finucane

Consultant physiotherapist, Vice President of IFOMPT

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About Laura Finucane

Consultant physiotherapist, specialist interest in red flags, Vice President of IFOMPT

Laura is a Consultant Physiotherapist specialising in spinal conditions. Her special interest is in serious pathologies of the spine and she has presented nationally and internationally on this subject. She has written a number of papers related to serious pathology and teaches at postgraduate level. She is the Vice President of The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, a sub group of the WCPT.

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An Introduction to Red Flags

When assessing patients in clinical practice, it is always essential to consider serious pathology as a differential diagnosis. Red flag screening questions were developed to help detect these pathologies, but there is limited evidence to support their use. So how should clinicians be using red flags and how do they know when to take action?
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Differential Diagnosis Programme

When assessing patients in clinical practice, it is essential to consider the differential diagnosis. Around 1% of all musculoskeletal presentations in primary care will be due to serious pathology. Such pathologies include spinal infection, cauda equina, fracture, malignancy and spondyloarthropathies. Despite the low incidence rates, these conditions should be considered as differential diagnoses when individuals present with pain - particularly if the patient is not responding in an expected way or is starting to worsen.
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Spinal Malignancy

Between 1% and 5% of all musculoskeletal presentations in primary care are due to serious pathology. Spinal malignancy is the second most common serious pathology of the spine. However, identifying these types of pathologies as the cause of musculoskeletal pain is very complex. This course reviews a framework that has been developed to enable clinicians to identify patients with serious pathology as part of a differential diagnosis, as quickly and reliably as possible. This course will introduce spinal malignancy and explore the basis and application of this framework in detail.
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