Kayleigh Brien

Spinal Surgery : Procedures and Preoperative Physiotherapy

Online Course: Part 1 – Spinal Surgery : Procedures and Preoperative Physiotherapy

CPD Points : 3 Course Outline With the rates of spinal surgery increasing, physiotherapists need to be familiar with what surgery entails, as well as the indications – some of which are less specific than others. When is it acceptable to say that a patient has failed conservative management? Is chronic severe pain a definitive …

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Part 2 – Spinal Surgery : Acute and Late Stage Physiotherapy

Online Course: Part 2 – Spinal Surgery : Acute and Late Stage Physiotherapy

CPD Points : 3 Course Outline In Part 2 we review current practice and evidence regarding early mobilisation and the use of orthoses like collars and braces. Consideration is given to post-operative movement restrictions implemented from the acute phase. Important biomechanical implications, along with complications of spinal surgery are discussed. We look at some practical …

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