20 credits at level HE5
1. An introduction to neuropathic pain and mobilisation of the peripheral nervous system.
2. An overview of spinal anatomy and pathology
3. An analysis of the science and practice of spinal manual therapy techniques
4. An introduction to the sacroiliac joint
Basic elements of neurological examination
Pathologies of the spine / special tests (indications and contraindications)
Clinical biomechanics of the spine and sacroiliac joint
Regional spinal and sacroiliac anatomy
The function of the sacroiliac joint
Spinal mobilisation techniques - theory and practice
Thoracic and lumbar manipulation techniques - theory and practice
Assessment and monitoring of clinical responses
A series of lectures will be used to introduce students to the essential concepts and knowledge associated with specific topic areas. Understanding of this knowledge and its application and significance to spinal and clinical application will be further developed through practical sessions. Practical mobilisation and manipulation skills and competency will also be developed through the practical sessions. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the modules.
The Learning Hours for this modules will be made up of the following components.
Lectures 12x 2 hour = 24
Practical 12x 4 hours = 48
Tutorials 2 x 2 hours = 4
Background reading 11x 2 hours = 22
Practical preparation 11x 2 hours = 22
Viva preparation 1 x 25hours = 25
Assignment preparation 1 x 25 hours = 25
Examination preparation 1 x 28hours = 28
Examination 1 x 2 hours = 2
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to appraise the structural mechanisms contributing to the development of peripheral neuropathic pain.||
Rational and demonstrate the use of upper limb tension tests, slump tests and straight leg raise.
Appraise the outcome of these tests.
|2.||be able to analyse the structure and function of the vertebral column.||Identify spinal structures and relate to kinematics.|
|3.||be able to recognise the indications and contraindications for spinal mobilisations and manipulations.||Demonstrate appropriate subjective questioning and objective testing.|
|4.||be able to understand and apply the science and practice of spinal mobilisation and thoracic and lumbar manipulation.||Justify and demonstrate spinal mobilisation and thoracic and lumbar manipulation techniques.|
|5.||be able to appraise the relationship between the sacroiliac joint and spine.||Describe and explain the structure and function of the sacroiliac joint and its relationship to the lumbar spine.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Written Examination - 2 Hours||Practical / Viva||Written Assignment 1,500|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Adams, M. A.Bogduk, N Burton, K, Dolan, P. (2002) The biomechanics of back pain. Edinburgh; Churchill Livingstone
Bogduk, N (1997) Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar spine and Sacrum. Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone
Chaitow, L. (2003) Palpation and Assessment Skills. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Cyriax, J.H. & Cyriax, P.H. (1996) Cyriax’s Illustrated Manual of Orthopaedic Medicine. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
Jones, M.A., & Dalton, M. (2003) Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists . Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
Kendal, F.P. (2005). Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Kesson, M, Atkins, E. (2005) Orthopaedic Medicine: a practical approach. Edinburgh Butterworth-Heinmann
Maitland, G.D., Hengeveld, E., Banks, K. & English, K. (2001) Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (6th Ed.) Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
McGill, S. (2002) Low Back Disorders. evidence based prevention and rehabilitation. Human Kinetics
Norris, C.M. (2008) Back Stability: integrating science and therapy. Leeds, Human Kinetics.
Petty, N.J., & Moore, A.P. (2005) Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists (2nd Ed.) Edinburgh:Churchill Livingstone
Snyder, TE., Goodman, K., & Cavallaro, C. (2000) Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. Philadelphia: Saunders
Australian Journal of Physiotherapy
British Journal of Sports Medicine
British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
Journal of Sports Rehabilitation
|Host Subject Group:|
|User Name||Date Accessed||Action|