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.
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.
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