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Cyriax Orthopaedic Medicine
Does the name "Cyriax" ring a bell ?
Dr Cyriax, the "Einstein of orthopaedic medicine" created the stepstones towards a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic system, but a system which is also subject to quite some evolution. Some hypotheses have been refuted, others have been confirmed by qualitative research and others need more investigation. Several treatment techniques have been abandoned, others have been optimized significantly. Modern Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine is a very strong diagnostic and therapeutic concept, which is not a "stand alone" nor a “guru” concept. It is an open vision system compatible with some other views and approaches in the field of musculoskeletal medicine (e.g. McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan), but the concept of modern Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine provides an absolute stepstone for all therapists who are involved in diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue lesions.
We avoid "artificial hypercomplication" and "wishful thinking" procedures, perhaps too frequently seen in our profession, instead we prefer to focus on relevant and reliable clinical reasoning procedures and qualitative research.
Invest in efficient knowledge and enhance your diagnostic and therapeutic skills. ETGOM courses are offered world wide.
The European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine, Cyriax (ETGOM) offers continuing education courses in modern orthopaedic musculoskeletal medicine for health professionals : focus on clinical examination with emphasis on relevant clinical reasoning, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and conservative treatment of soft tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Frequently used treatment options are : transverse friction massage, spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilization, spinal traction, home exercises-self treatment strategy, injection and infiltration. We also incorporate, when indicated, the use of Radial Shock Wave Therapy