Spine UK, Physiotherapist courses

Course information

This course has been designed to meet the growing CPD needs of senior clinicians who want to expand their knowledge of both benign and serious, spinal and non-spinal, causes of spinal and radiating symptoms

You are able to apply for a place on a specific course by visiting the ‘Courses’ section of this website.

Alternatively, why not organise a course locally with the additional benefits of locality and no travel or accommodation expenses. You will also generate income which can be used as you deem appropriate, e.g. providing free or reduced cost places for local staff/colleagues. See Organisers section of this website for further details.

Who’s it for?

This course is designed for the more experienced and clinical specialist physiotherapists.

What’s it for?

The objective of this course is to provide an evidence based approach to the diagnosis and management of less common and uncommon/rare causes of spinal and radiating symptoms.

How will it achieve this?

  • Numerous pathologies will be discussed including the diagnostic accuracy of assessment and diagnostic procedures used in musculoskeletal medicine.
  • The course will also provide an evidence based approach to the use of investigative procedures and the provision of evidence based advice for patients with regard to management and prognosis of the specific conditions presented.
  • Case studies will be used to illustrate some specific pathologies.
  • Practical aspects of diagnostic tests will be discussed, demonstrated and practised as determined by the needs of the participants.

About the presenters

Steven Young graduated from the Leeds School of Physiotherapy in 1982 and currently works as a Consultant Physiotherapist (Spinal Services) for the Pennine Musculoskeletal Partnership Ltd (PMSKP), NHS Oldham.

Steven has worked extensively in the field of Spinal Disorders, first as an extended scope practitioner, and was appointed as one of the first Consultant Physiotherapists in 2003. His research interests include self management strategies for spinal disorders and prevention strategies (two papers published).

Steven has taught extensively in the UK and internationally over the past 20 years in the field of diagnosis and management of spinal disorders.

Gary Rogerson graduated from the Leeds School of Physiotherapy in 1992 and currently works as Clinical Lead for Spinal Services in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Gary has worked extensively in the field of spinal disorders working closely with a team of spinal surgeons and pain consultants. Gary gained an MSc (Manipulative Physiotherapy) from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia in 1999. He is currently involved in various research projects including neuropathic pain in patients with spinal pain, fear avoidance and catastrophizing in pre and postoperative patients.


Course Delegates Information Pack

For further information about the course, details of topics covered over the two days, please download our Information pack.

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