Online Course
Overview of Spondyloarthropathies
Delve into the world of rheumatology and learn about the different types of spondyloarthropathies

1-1.5 hours





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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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Spondyloarthropathy is an umbrella term for a group of inflammatory conditions that are progressive and painful. These conditions affect the axial and peripheral skeletons, tendons and ligaments, as well as other organs such as the skin, gut and eyes. Spondyloarthropathies tend to affect younger people, usually developing before the age of 45. Because they have such wide-ranging effects, it is important to be able to distinguish these inflammatory conditions from each other and from other types of low back pain.


The aim of this course is to provide an overview of spondyloarthropathy and enhance your ability to distinguish between these conditions in clinical practice for a differential diagnosis.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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 1-1.5 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 - 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. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the epidemiology of spondyloarthropathy
  • discuss the specific features of each of the five types of spondyloarthropathies based on case scenarios

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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Featured reviews
A fantastic introduction to Spondloarthropathy which is helpful in clinical practice
Preven Appalsamy
South Africa
Great overview of a large topic area with valuable take away points to use in clinical practice straight away
Mary O'Brien