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Clinical Assessment - Spine (Part b)

Clinical Assessment - Spine (Part b)

Clinical Assessment - Spine

This course is split into two parts (Part a and b) and forms part of Phase 2 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.

Phase 2: Module 3: Clinical Assessment Spine


Structure of the Spine

Anatomy of all ligaments, bursa, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood supply to the Spine

Active, Passive, Active Resisted, and Clinical testing for the shoulder

Manual therapy techniques for the Spine

Exercise intervention of the Spine - muscular endurance, strength, proprioception and functional tasks

All elements integrate the case history, pain science and tissue healing information and activities covered in phase 1


You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the anatomy and function of the Spine

Part A

Part a) During the morning session you will:

Learn in-depth anatomy for the Spine region:

Bones and bony landmarks: Vertebrae, Ribs, Sternum, Clavicle, Sacro-Iliac region

Joints: Cervical, Thoracics and Lumbar Vertebrae

Ligaments: Ligamentum Flavum/Nuchae, AtlantoAxial, Posterior/Anterior Longitudinal, Sacro-Iliac

Movements of the Spine and SIJ

Muscles: Scalenes, SternoCleidoMastoid, Erectopr Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum, Rectus Abdominus, Obliques, Transverse Abdominus, Diaphragm, Intercostals,

Blood Vessels and Nerves: Lumbar, Sacral and Brachial Plexus, Femoral Artery

Part a) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to conduct clinical testing for the Spine region including:

Active & Passive Range of movement testing

Active Resisted (Strength) testing

Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Slump, Straight Leg Raise, Kemps test, SIJ Distraction/compression, Form/force closure testing, Gilletts, Forward bend

Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner

Learn pathology of the Spine region including; Scheurmanns, Disc herniation, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Spinal stenosis, Spondylolithesis, Spinal tumours, Pars Defects, Ankylosing spondylitis, Referred pain from the viscera,

Part B

Part b) During the morning session you will:

Conduct a physical assessment for a case history with a Spine injury

Learn soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation techniques for the Spine including: Prone, supine and side lying techniques, Neuromuscular technique (NMT), Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Joint mobilisation techniques, Soft Tissue Massage (STM)

Part b) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to structure and plan an early stage exercise plan for someone recovering from an injury

Learn how to incorporate elements of pain science into your injury management


3 Parts - Part a) Pre-course worksheet (As above); Part b) Spine injury fact sheet; Part c) Video: Delivery of early stage exercises

If you are completing the full diploma course you will be expected to reflect on the content of the Explain Pain and Tissue Healing days throughout your 200 hours of clinical practice and how you have used the skills/communication from those modules with real-life clients

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