Online Course: Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Learn to identify and effectively manage hypermobility in children
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Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) is a connective tissue disorder that can cause pain in multiple joints. BJHS often occurs in younger patients and while it is a well-recognised condition, it is often overlooked and not considered as a differential diagnosis. This course will introduce BJHS and explore evidence based physiotherapy management strategies for paediatric populations.
This course aims to introduce Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and discuss appropriate evidence based physiotherapy management strategies.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading Activities
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.
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 1-1.5 hours 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 0.9 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the epidemiology of BJHS
- summarise the key signs and symptoms of BJHS
- compare BJHS with four other conditions that should be considered as differential diagnoses in patients who present with hypermobility
- choose the appropriate assessment measure for BJHS
- plan an effective intervention for paediatric patients with BJHS
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/172 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.1 CCUs.
Course recognised by
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – CCUs not required
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Physiotherapist, Trinidad And Tobago
Well presented and pertinent points highlighted. References were provided for more in-depth reading.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
A good, concise course with good guidelines for the physiotherapy management of this condition.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
Great course - brief and very informative!