ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF NECK & UPPER BACK PAIN
- : Manly QLD 4179
A learning module for doctors wanting to boost their skills and confidence with patients disabled with neck and upper back pain - and the second of four modules for the Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Learn how to:
• Sharpen your diagnostic skills with more focused history taking
• Refine your physical examination skills and make sense of your findings
• Target and interpret cervical and thoracic spinal investigations.
• Make a specific diagnosis leading to effective treatment
• Do basic manual therapy and trigger point injections in your office
• Prescribe appropriate exercises and medications
The module comprises
• a prereading component of 4 to 6 hours in preparation for a day-long workshop of interactive tutorials, hands on physical examination and treatment techniques with feedback, case discussions and mini-lectures.
• a brief multiple-choice question test.
Dr Michael Yelland – GP & Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Brisbane
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University
Dr Paul Cleary – Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland
Dr Geoff Harding – Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Brisbane
Dr Bruce Jones - Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Brisbane
Dr Ramona Chryssidis - Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Adelaide
Dr Jennie Wright – GP & Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Adelaide
The neck and upper back pain module is the second of four modules being offered by the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine leading to the award of the ‘Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine’. These modules offered in a repeating annual cycle in Brisbane, cover the assessment and management of pain and disability in the (i) low back, (ii) neck and upper back, (iii) upper limbs and (iv) lower limbs. The modules can be taken independently and in any order, but all four modules must be successfully completed to be awarded the certificate.