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Neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment – Lumbar spine and pelvis


14th & 15th January 2013 – Lumbar spine
16th January 2013 – Pelvis
This course can be taken as 2 days on lumbar spine, 1 day on pelvis or all 3 days


School of Healthcare Studies, Ty Dewi Sant Room GF2C


This will be dependent on how many days are booked from the series.
1-3 days - £75 a day, 4-9 days - £65 a day, more than 9 days - £55 a day

Application/contact information: 

Dawn Sparg


The aim of this course is to enable students to develop a problem-solving approach to neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis. It allows students to develop knowledge about differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the lumbar spine and pelvis and to look critically at approaches to treatment and management. This knowledge will be used in the critical evaluation of assessment, treatment and management strategies in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, therefore enabling students to critically evaluate clinical practice on the basis of current evidence.
Students will also acquire skills in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal lumbar spine and pelvis conditions.


Lumbar spine – Aled Williams
Pelvis – Kate Rees

Tutor Biography:

Aled Williams is a clinical specialist physiotherapist working in Cardiff and the Vale UHB in the spinal service.  He is currently studying part-time for a PhD investigating the effects of mentorship on clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course a student will be able to demonstrate understanding of:
1. The structure and function of the lumbar spine and pelvis
2. The use of clinical reasoning skills as part of a problem-solving approach to assess patients with lumbar spine and pelvis dysfunction and identify the presenting problems and their underlying causes in relation to anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology and psychology
3. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills, as part of the problem-solving process, when determining approaches to treatment and management of patients with lumbar spine and pelvis  dysfunction and pathologies
4. Demonstrate skills in a variety of assessment techniques and treatment interventions for the management of lumbar spine and pelvis dysfunction and pathologies

Additional information:

This course has practical elements and you must be prepared to work practically  and act as a model for other course members. Suitable clothing to allow adequate exposure of the region is required. Participants will be of mixed gender.