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Cervical Spine

An online course for physical therapists / physiotherapists

Cervical Spine An online course for physical therapists / physiotherapists

This course is available to start and complete at any time on your own schedule.

Available to FULL Physiopedia Plus members only.

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For our first learn topic we’ve chosen a big one, we will be exploring the cervical spine. In this course we will be refreshing our knowledge of relevant anatomy and

Including a variety of self directed learning activities including reading, quizzes and exclusive content only available to you, our Physiopedia members. This is by no means an exhaustive exploration of the cervical spine, instead we will be covering some of the main topics and also utilising the resources that we have in Physiopedia.

Accreditation details

8 PP+ points will be awarded on completion of this course (an additional 4 PP+ points available on completion of an optional assignment).

Accreditation for this course is being sought with:

  1. World Confederation for Physical Therapy
  2. Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (ProCert) - Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  3. South African Society of Physiotherapy

A standard accreditation pack for this course can be provided for submission to other accreditation organisations. To access to this pack please contact

Hours of learning

Completing this course will involve approximately 8 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in 4 sections that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule, however it is recommended that the course is completed over a 4 week period. There is an optional additional 4 hour activity for participants who wish to submit an assignment for a course distinction.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.

Course practicalities

This course is divided into 4 sections and it is suggested (but not required) that each section be completed over the duration of approximately a week. Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of each section/week to take around 4-6 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and PP+ points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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 8 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Types of learning activity involved

Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:

  1. abide by the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture
  2. log as completed all the required learning activities
  3. actively participate in the course forum discussions
  4. pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
  5. complete a course evaluation form