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Spinal Masqueraders Study Day 30th November 2024

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Spinal Masqueraders Study Day 30th November 2024

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The MACP present the highly regarded Spinal Masqueraders Study Day. This one day interactive course is designed to enhance awareness and clinical reasoning in the management of the 5 most common spinal masqueraders seen in physiotherapy practice.

All course places must be booked through the website and paid for by card. There is no facility for later payment. It is up to the individual delegate to reclaim course fees from their employer. Once a course is booked a delegate can download an invoice as proof of payment. To download your receipt, go to your booking account on the website and Member Area / My Events / Payment History

- Spinal Metastasis - MSCC- Myeloma - Fracture - Plus Case studies

Content is designed to develop delegates' clinical reasoning skills and to maximize the integration of newly acquired knowledge into everyday clinical practice.

The day is designed for those working in Advanced Practitioner roles, First Contact Practitioner or those interested in progression into these fields.

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Facilitators: There will always be 2 of the following Facilitators running the course - this will vary from course to course. Each course page will show who the lecturers are for that particular date - see below this section under 'Presenters' for who is running this particular day.

Laura Finucane: Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Sussex MSK Partnership

Christopher Mercer: Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Western
Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Sue Greenhalgh: Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Bolton Primary Care Trust


Christopher Mercer

Chris is a Consultant Physiotherapist for Western Sussex Foundation NHS Trust since January 2003. He is the clinical lead for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the spinal triage clinic. He is also research and audit lead for therapies.

Chris is a Fellow of the MACP and the CSP, and past Chair of the MACP.  He currently chairs the CSP Education Awards panel and is vice-chair of the CSP Charitable trust.  He has a particular interest in advanced practice roles and competencies, and clinically an interest in serious pathology of the spine.  He continues to work, teach and research in these areas.

Laura Finucane

Laura Finucane is a consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist specialising in spinal conditions, Sussex MSK Partnership.  She is the education and training lead for advanced practitioners and physiotherapists ensuring clinicians maintain their competency and expertise to deliver the service. She also provides clinical support to advanced practitioners from other professions specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. Clinically she manages patients with back pain working closely with the spinal surgeons, directly listing patients for surgical intervention when necessary. 

She is affiliated to the University of Brighton and is an external examiner and tutor for the masters course leading to membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). She is a clinical mentor to students on placement in clinical practice for a number of universities.

Laura’s special interest is in serious pathologies of the spine and she has presented nationally and internationally on this subject. She has written a number of papers related to serious pathology and teaches at a postgraduate level.

She is the Vice President of The  International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).

Sue Greenhalgh

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Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Advance booking is available from 18 April 2024 until 30 November 2024.

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MACP Member £120.00 £120.00
Non Member £150.00 £150.00

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