|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||This study-unit introduces the students to the basics of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and expands on various topics to deepen the knowledge acquired.
To encourage the acquisition of knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
The students will be trained to:
- recognise, assess and manage a patient suffering from any musculoskeletal injury;
- have the sufficient ethical, professional and communication skills to organise and manage a patient admitted to an Orthopaedic Ward or on an outpatient basis.
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Describe the aetiology, pathology, clinical features, complications and prognosis of various musculoskeletal conditions;
- Be conversant with the pathology, pathophysiology and various treatment disciplines available for all fractures of the upper and lower limbs;
- Describe the mechanism of injury and pathological changes which occur in a prolapsed intervertebral disc;
- Describe the common deformities of the spinal column and limb;
- Outline the causes and pathological changes which occur in diseases of bone;
- Describe the principles of management of prolapsed intervertebral disc, spinal deformities and diseases of bone;
- Assess, select and apply physiotherapy measures during immobilisation and rehabilitation of the above conditions.
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Examine and assess a patient with a peripheral nervous system deficit;
- Formulate a treatment programme from the presenting clinical features;
- Formulate and manage a programme of physiotherapy intervention;
- Recognise and evaluate clinical variations presented by a patient and review treatment objectives;
- Evaluate the effect of an evidence-based treatment programme;
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary approach to patient care;
- Interpret the indications for prescription and use of wheelchairs.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings
Most texts are available as handouts or online for registered students:
Various articles APLEY, A. G.; SOLOMAN, L. (1987) Apley’s System of Orthopaedics and Fractures (reprint) London/Butterworths
BARR, N. R.; SWAN, D. (1988) The Hand: Principles and Techniques of Splint Making 2nd Ed. London/Butterworths
BARR, M. L.; KIERNAN, J.A. (1988) The Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint 5th Ed. London/Butterworths
BINKLEY, J. (1989) Overview of ligament and tendon structure and mechanics: Implications for clinical practice. Physiotherapy Canada 41:pp24-30
BLAND, J. (1993), Mechanisms of adaptation in the joint, in Crosbie, J. (ed) Key issues in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Butterworth Heinemann
BUTLER, D.S. (1994) Mobilisation of the Nervous System. London/Churchill Livingstone
CLELAND, J. (2005) Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach for Physical Therapists Carlstadt, NJ 07072, Icon Learning Systems
CRAWFORD ADAMS, J. (1992) Outline of Fractures 10th Ed. Edinburgh / Churchill Livingstone
CRAWFORD ADAMS, J. (1992) Outline of Orthopaedics 10th Ed. Edinburgh / Churchill Livingstone
DAVID, C. & LLOYD,J. (1998) Rheumatological Physiotherapy Mosby
DOWNIE, P.A. (1990) Cash’s Textbook of General Medical and Surgical Conditions for Physiotherapists 4th Ed London/Faber and Faber
DOWNIE P. A. (Editor) (1984) Cash’s Textbook of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology for Physiotherapists London/Faber and Faber
DRINKWATER, B.L. (1994) 1994 C.H. McCloy research lecture: does physical activity play a role in preventing osteoporosis? Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 65(3): pp 197-205
GUYTON A.C. (1987) Human Physiology and Mechanics of Disease 4th Ed. Philadelphia/W.B. Saunders
HARDY, M. (1989) The biology of scar formation. Physical Therapy 69,12: pp1014-1025
HERBERT, R. (1988) The passive mechanical properties of muscle and their adaptations to altered patterns of use. The Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 34,3:pp141-149
HERBERT, R. (1993) Preventing and treating stiff joints in Crosbie, J. (ed) Key issues in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Butterworth Heinemann
JONES, D.A.; Round, J.M.(1990) Skeletal muscle in health and disease: a textbook of muscle physiology Manchester University Press
KNIGHT, K.L. (1995) Cryotherapy in sport injury management Human Kinetics
LAMB, D.W.; HOOPE, T.; KUCZYUSKI, K. (1989) The practice of hand surgery 2nd Ed. London. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
MAGEE, D.J. (1992) 2nd ed. Orthopaedic Physical Assessment. W.B. Saunders Company.
NORKIN, C.J.; LEVANGIE, P.K. (1992) Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis. Philadelphia / F.A. Davies Company
RUTHERFORD, O.M. (1990) The role of exercise in prevention of osteoporosis. Physiotherapy76 (9): pp522-526
SALTER, M. I. (1987) Hand Injuries. A Therapeutic Approach Churchill Livingstone
SWEZEY, R.L. (1996) Exercise for osteoporosis-is walking enough? The case for site specificity and resistive exercise. Spine. 21(23) pp2809-281
TIDSWELL, M. (1998) Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Mosby
WYN PARRY, C.B. (1973) Rehabilitation of the Hand 3rd Ed. London/ Butterworths
Available as handouts or online for registered students:
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Lecture and Practical|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
|LECTURER/S||Tonio P. Agius
John Xerri De Caro
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