Integrating Imaging into Musculoskeletal Practice,1 day course - Lumbar Spine

The day includes understanding requesting, interpretation and competency of lumbar spine imaging. Case study based- teaching, orientation, normal, normal variants, pathological images, evidence base of imaging and how to utilise it to enhance your existing clinical reasoning & patient care.

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Facilitator: Chris Mercer MSc FMCSP FMMACP Consultant Physiotherapist, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS trust.

Chris has an interest in serious spinal pathology and advanced physiotherapy practice. He is currently clinical lead for the MSK service and Spinal Clinic and also working in the NHS England Behaviour Change unit as a Clinical lead. He is current co-chair of the National Physiotherapy Consultant Group

 The day includes: Understanding requesting, interpretation and competency. Requesting and looking at Xrays, MRIs and where appropriate USS/CT. Case study based- teaching, orientation, normal, normal variants, pathological images, evidence base of imaging and how to utilise it to enhance your existing clinical reasoning & patient care

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course(s) you will: -

  • Know the indication for requesting basic imaging for the lumbar spine
  • Have a structured method of looking at these images
  • Understand where imaging plays a role clinically and pit falls and advantages in the use of imaging and patient care
  • Have an understanding of what is normal and what is abnormal in these images - Have an idea of resources to help you develop your skills 
  • Discuss how you interpret imaging, imaging reports and how you discuss this with your MSK patient

You will not:

  • Be legally qualified to request radiology 
  • Be legally covered to interpret radiological examinations or write imaging reports
  • Know everything about imaging these anatomical areas

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