This varied and stimulating day, consisting of lectures, practicals and case studies would be ideal for the practitioner who is currently assessing and treating children and young people with a spinal presentation in outpatient departments, orthopaedic clinics, and in the community setting.
Speakers and Objectives
- This day will be facilitated by members of the APCP Musculoskeletal Committee with presentations from Mr Otto von Arx (Consultant Spinal Surgeon, RUH Bath), Candice Sutcliffe (ESP, Sheffield Children's Hospital) and Sue Close (Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Paediatric Spines, GOSH).
Understand and have a knowledge of the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of paediatric spinal conditions
Describe how the spine develops during growth and be able to highlight the differences and relevance between the immature skeletal system and that of an adult.
Understand and evaluate the clinical tests, investigations and interventions used in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of selected paediatric spinal conditions.
Select and justify techniques for the assessment and management of selected paediatric spinal conditions.
Be able to formulate and demonstrate a treatment plan for children with spinal pathology using evidence and clinical reasoning skills.
Be able to discuss education and treatment with children and their carers relating to prevention and management of spinal conditions.