1.1 Diagnosis of Lower Limb Injuries: Practical Aspects
Which physical tests are really useful in practice, and supported by research?
In this course, you will learn a structured process to streamline your subjective and objective assessment, and better diagnose lower limb injuries, based on the latest science.
You will also practice hands-on assessment skills, so you can accurately identify pathologies and orientate your treatment plan accordingly.
Get ready to optimize your clinical reasoning, and get your patients on the right track better and faster!
After the course, participants will be able to, based on the most recent scientific evidence:
- know the diagnostic tests for non-traumatic injuries of the lower limb;
- integrate each of the clinical tests for lower limb injuries by performing them on a peer;
- understand the logic behind the evaluation of a patient;
- know the diagnostic properties of the clinical tests performed;
- assess an injured patient using a structured approach;
- use evidence-based clinical reasoning to better orientate their treatment approach.
Schedule - Day 1
- Introduction to clinical reasoning and properties of diagnostic tests
- Pathologies, assessment and clinical reasoning for injuries to the foot (dorsal, plantar heel, posterior heel) and ankle (traumatic)
- Lunch break
- Pathologies, assessment and clinical reasoning for injuries to the leg (postero-medial, antero-lateral) and knee (anterior, medial, lateral, posterior)
Schedule - Day 2
- Questions + Review of Day 1
- Pathologies, assessment and clinical reasoning for injuries to the knee (traumatic), thigh (anterior, posterior), groin and hip (anterior, lateral, posterior)
- Lunch break
- Integration and case studies
- Questions + Review
Total educational time = 16 hours