Compact course, highlights spine |

Compact course, highlights spine


Cyriax Orthopaedic highlights, spine : 3 day compact course on clinical reasoning and treatment of lumbar spine and SI joint


Do you have interest in Clinical reasoning in modern orthopaedic medicine Cyriax applied to the lumbar, sacroiliac and buttock area ?

Cyriax orthopaedic highlights, spine (Module B) : Objectives

 This course gives you a detailed insight in the objective clinical reasoning process, based on reliable scientific input, that allows us to reach a diagnosis, as reliable and as useful as possible, in order to start a controlled efficient treatment plan by using active treatment and selftreatment modalities, with respect for symbiotic approaches.

The differential diagnosis with sacroiliac problems is also discussed.

After having attended this course you can step on towards the cervical and thoracic module.


Cyriax orthopaedic highlights, spine (Module B) : Content

A combination of lecture and lab sessions, during 3 days:

 •  Specific history taking

•  General history

•  Inspection : what is relevant ?

•   Basic functional examination : how to reach, in a valid and practical way, a diagnosis and differential diagnosis, respecting red flags

•  Accessory examination

•  (ir)relevance of palpation and other diagnostic procedures

•  Accessory SI pain provocation examination

•   Clinical reasoning by using a standardized examination protocol incorporating links to McKenzie and other manual therapy approaches : how to reach a diagnosis and differential diagnosis ; is there any compatibility between different methods ?

•  Specific indications and contraindications of manipulative techniques ; techniques with and without traction component

•  Specific indications and contraindications of mechanical traction techniques

•  Specific indication and contraindications of self treatment exercises

•  Creating a treatment strategy with incorporation of prophylactic and self treatment procedures

•   Non-mechanical disorders : discover the yellow and red flags

•   Differential diagnosis with SI-joint and hip problems

•  Mechanisms of spontaneous cure

•  Indications for epidural local anaesthesia and nerve block


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