News

The latest news from Physioplus...

Shoulder impingement

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 programme

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

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.
Mental Health and Covid

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.
Understanding Coronavirus Disease

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 Programme

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!
Lower Limb Amputee Pre-Prosthetic Management and Introduction to Prosthetics

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!
Non-Specific Neck Pain

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.
ankle assessment

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

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!
Specific Therapeutic Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury

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

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

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!

New course on Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

13 Aug 2019

Our knee specialist Claire Robertson has just released a brand new course that reviews the latest evidence on the risk factors and management approaches for the very common condition of patellofemoral osteoarthritis. This is a great short course which we recommend you check out!
Female therapist explaining shirtless senior male patient with artificial spine

Course on Informed Consent published

13 Jul 2019

In his second course on Physioplus Dr Roger Kerry explores this key aspect of clinical practice covering the related aspects of ethics, patient centred care and also the changing legal issues that surround it. He raises very important issues that we should all reflect on! Hope you enjoy the course!
Knee crepitus

New course on Knee Crepitus released

11 Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce that a new course by Claire Robertson is now available to continue her exploration of the knee. In this latest short online course we explore knee crepitus, what it is, what are the implications for symptoms and treatment and how we should help our patients understand their “noisy knees”.
Survey

Survey of Physioplus users

11 Jun 2019

We are always looking to develop Physioplus to better serve our users. To help us with this task we are seeking feedback in a short online survey. If you can spare 2 minutes please take a moment to complete this survey to let us know what we are doing well and how we can improve.

Leadership programme released

27 May 2019

Becoming a leader within your working environment, community and/or within the profession, is probably both the most challenging and also rewarding aspect of a career in physiotherapy / physical therapy. Give yourself a head start with this programme of short courses developed with Jason Giesbrecht, that develop leadership skills that are specifically relevant to rehabilitation professionals.