When, Why and How?
- Understand the evidence around clinical tests
- Perform the tests accurately
- Review functional anatomy and biomechanics relevant to special tests
- Integrate test into your clinical practice and review appropriate imaging
- Problem solving scenarios and practical time
Who is it for?
All clinicians involved in managing musculoskeletal disorders including physiotherapists, advanced role practitioners, doctors,GPWSI, podiatrists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sport therapists etc. The course is not suited for undergraduate students. A minimum of two years MSK clinical experience is recommended.
Special Tests Course v Module?
The course is open to anyone interested in advancing their examination and clinical reasoning skills as a stand alone 2 day course. The cost for this is £320. The course also forms part of a Master's module with The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Middlesex University. This module is run once a year in Liverpool to coordinate with the MSc programme. If you are interested in taking the MSc module, you should direct your enquiry to Christine Williams Society of Musculoskeletal Administrator who will be able to process your application (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0151 237 3970)
Special Tests Unravelled 2 Day Course £320 (Early Bird rates available)
What our students say
"The course material was of a high standard and I acquired new assessment skills as well as refining existing handling techniques. It was a comfortable learning environment which promoted open discussion and interaction between students and tutors”
Liverpool, March 2016
"The module has helped me look at the practical application of tests, to improve my handling skills and keep up to date with current practice. The tutors encouraged us to think about the rationale, reasoning and evidence behind the tests and to actively discuss this with the rest of the group”
Liverpool, March 2016
"Very enjoyable course. Excellent review of functional anatomy and biomechanics”
Belfast, Dec 2012
“A solid course well put together and planned and delivered with expertise and variety”
Ballymena, Dec 2012
“Excellent course, lots of clinically relevant content, tutors worked very hard with good lectures and practical demonstration”
Lugano, July 2015
"Good structure and especially liked to learn new ways of doing the tests and learned to choose which test for different pathologies. I liked the focus on really questioning yourself what are we testing- when, how and why"
Oslo June 2014