The course aims to provide therapists, who are either new to paediatrics or who want to treat children’s musculoskeletal conditions, with an understanding of the specialist knowledge and skills they need to have when working with children. It will look at msk/orthopaedic conditions seen in babies, children and adolescents. The course will include practical sessions.
Speakers and Learning Outcomes
- This course will be delivered by members of the APCP Musculoskeletal Committee.
- Have understanding of how the skeletal system forms in utero and continues to change throughout childhood to skeletal maturity.
- Appreciate how growth can impact on pathology/presenting complaints.
- Have a systematic approach to use when assessing a baby, toddler, child or adolescent.
- Be able to Identify “red” and “yellow” flags applicable to children.
- Know who and how to refer on to appropriate health care providers.
- Be able to describe what safeguarding training they will need in order to practice.
- Be able to describe how a child’s gait develops and how it may be affected by certain pathologies.
- Have an understanding of common musculoskeletal disorders found in children.
- Have an understanding of possible neurological or neuromuscular conditions that can occur in children and will know how to identify them.
- Appreciate how the msk system of a young athlete can differ to that of a skeletally mature one and how injury patterns can differ in this group of patients.