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ATSU Continuing Education

november, 2018

03nov(nov 3)8:00 am04(nov 4)5:00 pmThe Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation


Event Details

The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation by Chris Worsfold, MSc, PGDipManPhys, MCSP, MMACP (UK)

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This is a time of great change in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Whilst research has shown the limitations of hands-on manipulative approaches, clinicians are also recognizing how psychological factors influence treatment and recovery. But where do you start? How do you put the latest clinical research into practice? How do you decide whether to prioritize physical or psychological approaches in your clinical work?

The main focus of the course is on one-to-one patient self-management, but delegates will also learn:

How to carry out psychological screening to assess prognosis.
Group-based exercise approaches to neck pain (the ‘Neck Gym’).
Novel ‘hands-on’ manipulative approaches.
Sensorimotor assessment and management.

Develop a better understanding of the biopsychosocial context of neck pain.
Develop a greater knowledge of the forces involved and pathologies that follow whiplash injury.
Develop confidence in identifying red flags and what constitutes an evidence-based assessment of neck pain.
Develop an evidence-based, clinically reasoned management plan that includes screening for poor outcome in neck pain.
Develop practical skills in assessing and managing impairments of muscle performance, oculomotor control, proprioception, postural stability and psychological factors that are associated with neck pain.
Develop practical treatment strategies that include exercise based, soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization techniques to facilitate rehabilitation.

Who is Chris Worsfold?
Chris is a full-time Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, specializing in neck pain. He set up Kent Neck Pain Centre in Tonbridge, Kent in 2010. He is a popular and in-demand public speaker and very regularly presents his work to students, health professionals and lawyers in schools, NHS Hospitals, private clinics and at national conferences. He represented the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in Parliament in 2013 and on the Ministry of Justice Whiplash Reform Working Group (2014) – tasked with reforming the whiplash medico-legal reporting system in England and Wales. He has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, BBC Parliament, BBC Radio 4 and in the national press discussing neck pain.


3 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 4 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

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