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. It is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis which has axial and peripheral manifestations, as well as extra-articular features. Only rheumatologists are able to diagnose spondyloarthropathy, however it is important that other clinicians including physiotherapists are able to recognise features consistent with these conditions as well as co-morbidities to ensure prompt referral.
This programme of courses will empower the participant to identify the features and com-morbidities of spondyloarthropathy, differentiate between different types of spondyloarthropathy, know when to refer to a specialist, and how to effectively manage these patients.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Overview of Spondyloarthropathies
- Differentiating Inflammatory and Mechanical Back Pain
- Diagnosis and Classification of Spondyloarthropathies
- Co-morbidities and Extra-Articular Manifestations of Spondyloarthropathy
- High impact exercise
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.