The need to understand the significance of the many extra or special tests as well as reproduce them accurately has created a demand for this course programme that provides a clear explanation of when and why each test should be used and how to perform the manoeuvres accurately.
The programme covers the theory underpinning the use of special tests in the physical examination and blends this with clinically relevant anatomy, the significance of a positive test and appropriate management strategies (e.g. investigations etc). There is ample practical time provided with supervision by experienced clinical tutors.
The course is open to physiotherapists, doctors and other musculoskeletal practitioners and can be accessed as a stand-alone 2 day clinical programme or as an option module for The MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM6). The module is hosted annually by SOMM and requires additional study including the submission of a critical appraisal and reflective essay.