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London Road Community Hospital, Derby

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United Kingdom

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NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679




Date: 10th November 2020

Venue: London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY

Lecturers: Jack March Bsc (hons) MCSP

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This course will cover the recognition of Rheumatology and Systemic Inflammatory Disorders; following recognition the appropriate immediate management, investigations and onward referral as well as the required Physiotherapy management of such presentations.


Topics Covered:

  • Recognition
  • Overview of Rheumatology
  • Specific condition recognition including but not limited to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Proceeding on recognition including onwards referrals
  • Investigation
  • Appropriate blood tests and interpretation
  • Appropriate imaging
  • Management
  • Physiotherapy management of the conditions
  • Signposting
  • General Health


Who is this course suitable for?

Suitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and/or podiatrists of all experience levels.

Tutor:    Jack March BSc (Hons) MCSP                      

Jack is a Physiotherapist, qualified in 2008 from Plymouth University and after rotational posts settled into Rheumatology which he has made his specialty since 2011. He has given seminars, lectures and full day courses on Rheumatology subjects, mostly covering the topics of Recognition, Investigation and Management. These have been aimed at Allied Health Professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses…) but have also been attended by Medical Colleagues from GP practice.         


His current roles alongside the provision of CPD include:

  • ALP (Advanced Level Physio) for Nuffield Health
  • Rheumatology Clinical Lead for Chews Health and Project Lead of The Physio Matters Podcast Team


Course Programme

09:00 - Introduction

09:30 - Overview of Rheumatology

10:15 - Rheumatoid Arthritis

11:00 - Break

11:15 - AxSpA/PsA

 12:00 - Case studies

 12:30 - Lunch

13:00 - Gout/osteoporosis/FM

14:00 - Case studies

14:30 - Break

14:45 - Physio management

15:30 - Case studies

16:00 - Close


CPD: 6 hours


Fee: £155 (Including refreshments)

Limited funded places may be available for AHP’s and Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.


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