Online Course: Spondyloarthropathy Programme
Help your patients by knowing the signs of spondyloarthropathy, when to refer on and how to effectively manage this condition
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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.
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 9.5 - 12 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 9.3 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this programme of courses 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.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets that passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
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.
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.
Heitiare Claire Alexa
Physiotherapist, New Zealand
Amazing course! Well done! I recommend it to all PTs working in this area.