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Introduction to Paediatric & Adolescent MSK Disorders


The course will be led by Tom Quantrell. Tom is a chartered physiotherapist with a master’s degree in sports and exercise rehabilitation and with over 10 years’ experience of working with children and young people (CYP). Over the last 8 years Tom has set up and run paediatric musculoskeletal services in both the NHS and private sector. He has worked with numerous elite young athletes including 2 years with a premiership rugby club’s junior academy and his current role as one of the age group physiotherapists for England Hockey. Tom also lectures on the Paediatric physiotherapy Master’s program at UCL.

 Course Description

This course is aimed at musculoskeletal physiotherapists who are interested in the assessment and management of CYP with musculoskeletal disorders and paediatric physiotherapists who are keen to improve their musculoskeletal knowledge.

The course will predominantly focus on a typical patient that may present in an outpatient department or clinic.

 Course Aims

The aim of this one day course is to allow the delegate to leave with a basic knowledge and confidence to assess and treat a CYP that presents in their clinic or department.

The topics that will be covered in the day are:

  • Normal musculoskeletal development
  • Normal gait development
  • Common CYP lower limb disorders
  • Common CYP upper limb disorders
  • Common CYP spinal disorders
  • Assessing a paediatric gait
  • Joint hypermobility
Delegate costs: 


Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
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Where & When

1 Sep 2018
09.00 - 16.30
Sterling Way
London N18 1QX
15 Sep 2018
09.00 - 16.30
Forest Road
Loughborough LE11 3NW
13 Oct 2018
09.00 - 16.30
Costorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 6UD
17 Nov 2018
09.30 - 16.30
Bournemouth Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3DA
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