The latest news from Physioplus...
Lots of new courses for 2021
20 Jan 2021
We have been very busy developing and publishing new courses on a wide variety of topics to develop the clinical skills and knowledge of the Physioplus community for 2021. Here are some examples you should be sure to checkout: Introduction to Qualitative Research, Trigger Finger, How We Breathe, Nutrition Relevancy in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Guidelines Following Total Knee Arthroplasty, Overview of Spondyloarthropathies, Differentiating Buttock Pain – Sacroiliac Joint Disorders. Enjoy!
New: explore anatomy on Physioplus
15 Dec 2020
We are delighted to offer a new set of interactive anatomic models through a partnership with Primal Pictures. These models allow you to explore the musculoskeletal, neural and vascular structures of all parts of the body. We recommend trying all the items provided in the tool bar below each model and click on an anatomic structure to learn more. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to learn and revise your knowledge of anatomy!
New courses on older people
1 Dec 2020
We are very excited to be offering a series of courses developed by one of our key team members, Scott Buxton. As an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in frailty, Scott has a wealth of experience in geriatrics and frailty and he will be sharing this knowledge with our community in a set of courses. You check out the first two now with the link below. Enjoy!
3 new foot and ankle courses from Helen Simpson
12 Nov 2020
We are very pleased to be able to offer three new courses from foot and ankle specialist Helen Simpson. In these courses she provides a physiotherapy perspective on achilles tendon rupture, plantar heel pain and hallux valgus surgery. We recommend you take a look!
Wake up to the importance of sleep!
4 Nov 2020
Join Dale Welehan in this series of courses that review the important but often ignored topic of sleep and its implications for injury recovery, general health and well being and also the physiotherapy related implications.
New programme of shoulder courses
28 Sep 2020
We are very pleased to release a programme of three new courses related to the shoulder in collaboration with Ian Horsley who is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport. We highly recommend you take a look at these three key topics Frozen Shoulder – Do We Have the Cold, Hard Facts? Subacromial Space Impingement – Space Invaders and Sternoclavicular Joint Dysfunction. Don't forget you can ask Ian questions in the forum!
New tendinopathy courses
7 Sep 2020
Our ever popular course tutor Ebonie Rio has been busy creating four new short courses on the complexities of effectively managing tendon injuries. In-Season Management of Tendons, Pink Flags and Tendons, Evidence-Based Practice in Tendinopathy and Managing Difficult Tendinopathies. We highly recommend you check out these new courses if you are managing tendinopathies in your patient population!
Telehealth related courses
11 Aug 2020
With the ongoing restrictions required by social distancing the rehabilitation professions are by necessity moving to the use of digital technologies to deliver services remotely. In order to explore the issues involved with this method of delivery we have worked with the research team at the University of Queensland to develop a programme of courses which are a must do for anyone embarking on using telehealth.
COVID-19 rehabilitation programme released
16 Jul 2020
We are excited to launch our second programme of free courses related to COVID-19, this time focused on the ongoing rehabilitation needs related to this ongoing global pandemic. This is a period of unique challenges for our profession and hopefully, these courses will provide opportunities to learn, reflect and put into practice new approaches to providing care that will address the needs of our clients while taking into account the limitations and pressures imposed by life under lockdown and social distancing.
New COVID-19 related courses
25 May 2020
As the implications of the current pandemic become clearer we have been working hard to develop additional courses to support our community in managing both themselves and their clients during the crisis. Please check out these 3 new courses (with one more still in development) COVID-19 and Nutrition, Physical Activity and COVID-19 and Mental Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Disease Programme Released
16 Mar 2020
We are currently living through an unprecedented global health crisis resulting from a pandemic caused by a novel Corona virus. Many of the elderly, vulnerable and also our fellow frontline healthcare workers will bear the brunt of this crisis, however the physiotherapy / physical therapy profession also has an important role to play. This series of online courses will explore the nature of this outbreak and how we can play our part in mitigating this crisis.
Prostate cancer / men's health programme
13 Mar 2020
We are excited to announce the release of a new programme of 6 courses that cover physiotherapy aspects of men's health issues specifically relating to the treatment of prostate cancer. We also have been busy with other new courses released recently such as Leadership – Developing High Performance Teams and Running Gait Retraining. Hope you enjoy these new courses!
Amputee rehabilitation programme
10 Feb 2020
Following the very popular lower limb amputee rehabilitation course delivered as a MOOC in 2015, we have now just released an updated programme of 4 courses covering the same comprehensive range of topics. If you are interested in working in this exciting and rewarding field or if you are an experienced practitioner working with amputees already, we anticipate that these courses will have something for you. We hope you enjoy and benefit from this programme!
More new courses...
28 Jan 2020
We are continuing to release a variety of new courses on various topics... Perhaps you wish to add to your knowledge of rehabilitation of the knee with the Non-operative PCL Rehabilitation course. Or perhaps continue your exploration of mental health issues with The Impact of Trauma on Mental and Physical Health course. Or even review a case study with neck pain specialist Chris Worsfold in the Neck Pain Assessment Case Study course.
New courses for 2020
6 Jan 2020
Welcome back after the New Year break! We hope you are refreshed and raring to go with newfound energy and enthusiasm for learning! If so you are in luck as we have been busy as ever and have published a variety of news courses since our last update. Here are just a few examples: Management of Distal Radius Fractures Programme, Differentiating Patellofemoral and Tibiofemoral Pain, Leadership – Managing Conflict in Rehabilitation, Lateral Ankle Injury Assessment. Go to the courses page and use the search facility to see if you can find anything new and of interest...
Concussion programme and other courses
17 Nov 2019
So while the TBI course has been underway we have also been busy developing and releasing various other new courses. The most relevant to TBI are the 6 courses that make up the new Concussion programme. Also not to be missed are the new courses on PCL Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Fall Prevention Through Exercise. We hope you enjoy these new opportunities to learn with the Physioplus community!
Final TBI course now available
11 Nov 2019
The fourth course in the TBI MOOC - Specific Therapeutic Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury - has now been released. This provides the final part of this series of courses and focuses on specific physiotherapy treatment approaches that can be used with this group of patients. If you finish this course and are looking for more, check out our new concussion programme.
Traumatic Brain Injury courses now available
20 Oct 2019
We are very excited to release the first course of this year's MOOC on Traumatic Brain Injury! This is the first of a series of 4 courses that will be released one per week over the next month. We hope you enjoy the courses and we encourage you to make the most of the discussion forums for the next 6 weeks where you will be able to connect with and learn from clinicians from all over the globe who will be exploring this topic together.
Mental health programme released
7 Oct 2019
Following on from her extremely popular ethics courses, Andrea Sturm has now released the first in a series of four courses that explore the important topic of mental health and the related role of physiotherapists. All clinicians will be working with clients with some level of mental health condition every day and so these courses will probably be relevant to you and your practice!
Simplified activity logging
9 Sep 2019
Today we updated the way your learning activities are logged to make using Physioplus easier. Now when you click on a course link to view a resource or video, this item will be added to your activity log and immediately set as "Completed". So now you won't need to repeatedly visit your dashboard or activity log to update activity engagements in the process of completing a course. Remember if you wish to add a reflective note to an activity you can still do this by editing that activity on your dashboard or activity log in the usual way. Thanks!