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An Overview of Rheumatology and the Gut Microbiome for Rehabilitation Professionals Webinar
Learn how gut health is linked to all aspects of health

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

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The term “gut microbiome” has gained popularity in recent clinical practice and research. But what does it actually mean, and how does it affect the health of our patients?

The human gut microbiome and its role in health and disease have been the subject of extensive research. This research has identified relationships between human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, and immune function. This course explores the current theory around the gut microbiome and overviews how it contributes to health and disease processes. Of special interest to rehabilitation professionals, this course also explores the connection between the gut microbiome and musculoskeletal conditions and rheumatic diseases.


This webinar aims to familiarise rehabilitation professionals with how gut health can affect rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.


This webinar recording consists of a 60-minute presentation, a short quiz and additional resources.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Complete a final quiz.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the basics of the gut microbiome and how it contributes to overall health
  • explain the major theories linking gut dysbiosis and musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases
  • identify three lifestyle factors to consider when working with individuals with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Financial disclosures by Christopher Martey:
Versus Arthritis Charity (UK): Musculoskeletal Core Skills Trainer - whilst my content for Plus is predominantly Rheumatology and not Musculoskeletal, there may be some overlap.

Non-financial disclosures by Christopher Martey:
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA, Charity, UK): Vice-Chair and Trustee of the Charity - Voluntary unpaid role, however, do get travel and expenses reimbursement at some events and for Board meetings that are not held online


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