Online Course: Cervical Risk Assessment
How to assess your patients for vascular pathologies of the neck using the most recent IFOMPT Framework
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This course is an updated version of a previous popular course on Physioplus called Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD). In September 2020 The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) published the revised International IFOMPT Cervical Framework. The terminology Cervical Artery Dysfunction (CAD) has been replaced with vascular pathologies of the neck and provocative positional testing is no longer recommended. In this course, Roger Kerry, will draw on current best-evidence in guiding physiotherapists on the considerations and clinical reasoning framework when assessing and managing risk of vascular pathology for people with head and/or neck pain.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the information to understand and implement an evidence-based risk assessment strategy for your patients with head and/or neck pain prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Intervention.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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 1.2 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:
- discuss the subjective assessment and the physical examination tests to include when suspecting vascular pathology in a patient with head and/ or neck pain
- describe the clinical decision making process when considering vascular pathology risk
- list the major risk factors for dissecting and non-dissecting strokes
- propose a course of action based upon a patient case presentation
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/312 (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 1.73 CCUs.
The Continuing Education Review Services (California)
United States - California
This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50650-2
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United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
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United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
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The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, 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.
A great course where you can learn how to better assess for possible underlying pathologies in the neck region.
Taryn De Araujo Sousa
Excellent course - would definitely recommend
Great course, rich materials, up to date information. Presents a broad spectrum of methods, builds up a solid structure of interventions in texts, and videos, Reliable material, equally good for the beginners, and for those who want to refresh their knowledge in the topic.