PSIO2026 Clinical Management 2 (Neuromusculoskeletal & Special Client Groups)
Advanced clinical reasoning is essential in the examination and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal system and conditions affecting the Special Client Groups. It allows for more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment, as well as improved patient safety. The Neuromusculoskeletal component of this module will focus on methods designed to develop appropriately elevated levels of clinical reasoning and so increase and enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of the student practitioner.
Aims and Objectives
To further develop knowledge and clinical skills in the biopsychosocial assessment and physiotherapy management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and conditions affecting the Special Client Groups. The module will build on the key skills developed at level 4.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate and modify the bio-psychosocial assessment of patients with conditions affecting both the Neuro-musculoskeletal system and those of Special Client groups appropriate to the presentation and needs of the patient.
- Identify and develop appropriate management plans in partnership with patients presenting with conditions affecting the Neuromusculoskeletal system and those of Special Client Groups that consider their physical and psychosocial needs.
- Demonstrate the application and modification of clinical management skills appropriate to the presentation and needs of the patient with both Neuromusculoskeletal conditions and those affecting the Special Client Groups.
- Produce accurate clinical records of the assessment and management of patients presenting with conditions affecting the Neuromusculoskeletal system and Special Client Groups, incorporating validated outcome tools where appropriate
- Demonstrate the ability, and techniques, for collection of accurate, reliable and valid data that is clinically relevant to the module.
- Analyse, synthesise and interpret the collected data and information and explain the clinical relevance and how it contributes to the available evidence base.
• The application of a biopsychosocial model to more complex Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • The selection and application of advanced assessment techniques to more complex Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • The selection and application of a range of physiotherapeutic, manual therapy and rehabilitation treatments and management strategies based on best evidence. • Modification of both assessment and management procedures, adapting to the presentation of the patient • Simple data collection and analysis of physical parameters appropriate to patients presenting with Neuromusculoskeletal conditions • The selection of appropriate outcome measures relating to impairment, disability and participation evident in both Neuromusculoskeletal and Special Client Group presentations. • Accurate recording of both assessment and physiotherapy treatment
The module will consider both the developmental and ageing processes from various perspectives and highlight the importance of these for physiotherapy practice. It will focus on the issues of pathology, impairment, ability and participation that are of particular relevance to these client groups.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module will incorporate a number of different teaching and learning methods, embedding a number of learning resources in order to facilitate and support student learning. A mixture of key note lectures, taught and facilitated practical skill sessions and group work will be used, supported by a wide range of video resources, simulated case studies and case scenarios. There will be an emphasis on independent but directed study which will require significant student collaboration.
|Practical classes and workshops||27|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||40|
|Wider reading or practice||37.5|
|Completion of assessment task||25|
|Total study time||189.5|
Resources & Reading list
Shephard R (2013). Cerebral palsy in infancy: targeted activity to optimize early growth and development.
Petty, N. Moore, A. (2011). Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment and management: A Handbook for Therapists.
Journals. • Age and Ageing • BMJ • Clinical orthopaedics • Journal of Gerontology • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery • Pain • Spine
Lord, S.R, Sherrington, C and Menz, H.B. (2007). Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention.
O’Neill M., McEvoy M, Nicholson A., (2014). Diagnosing and treating Common problems in paediatrics: the essential evidence-based study guide..
Shephard, R.B. (1995). Physiotherapy in Paediatrics.
Hengeveld and Banks (2014). Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders – Volume 1.
Sarhmann, S (2010). Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the extremities, cervical and thoracic spines.
Petty, N. Moore, A. (2013). Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment. A Handbook for Therapists.
Gifford, L. Topical Issues in Pain 1-5.
Shacklock M (2005). Clinical neurodynamics: a new system of neuromusculoskeletal treatment.
Pickles, B., Compton, A., Cott, C., Simpson, J.M. and Tony, A. (1995). Physiotherapy with Older People.
Hengeveld and Banks (2013). Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders – Volume 2.
Sarhmann, S (2001). Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes.
|Case study report (2000 words)||50%|
|Objective Structured Clinical Examination||50%|
Repeat type: Internal & External