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Recognising Rheumatology

Course Date

Start: 12th November 2022 @ 09:00am
End: 12th November 2022 @ 16:30pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Course Overview

This course will cover the recognition, investigation and onward referral of the most common Rheumatological presentations. We will also include a practical component to work on active management of Rheumatic Conditions. Ideal for MSK therapists including Physio’s, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists. We cover loads of information regardless of where you sit in the care pathway. We will complete case studies to reinforce application of information, lots of opportunity for questions and interaction.


Rheumatology conditions often masquerade as musculoskeletal disorders and this means they are likely to present to therapists. In fact, the closer to the start of a patients journey you are the more likely they are to present to you. Research shows there is significant delays to diagnosis and many individuals have seen multiple professionals prior to their condition being recognised.


This course will cover the signs, symptoms and associated conditions that it is necessary to screen for to ensure you don’t miss these presentations. It also covers the pathophysiology, required investigations and interpretation to ensure you are practicing at the highest level.

Seminar Aims

  • Understand the pathophysiology and features of common Rheumatological Conditions
  • Differentially Diagnose between Rheumatology Conditions and other complaints
  • Onwardly refer and investigate these conditions correctly and accurately
  • Apply knowledge through case studies


08:45 Registration

09:00 Introduction to Rheumatology in MSK Practice

09:45 Rheumatoid Arthritis

10:30 Break

10:45 AxSpA

11:15 PSpA

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Gout, Osteoporosis, PMR

14:00 Osteoarthritis

14:30 Break

14:45 Connective Tissue Disorders

16:30 Finish


Jack is Rheumatology Clinical lead for Chews Health. Alongside his clinical roles he provides CPD seminars on recognising Rheumatology and other CPD materials from his website https://Rheumatology.Physio. He is Operations Director for The Physio Matters Podcast Team. He has previously worked across various advanced roles including Rheumatology and Orthopaedics as well as Advanced Level Physiotherapy in general MSK for Nuffield Health.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email