1.10 PEACE & LOVE: Management of soft tissue injuries (online course)



This 8-hour online course presents the best practices on the management of soft tissue injuries, stemming from the latest scientific research. Results from over 80systematic reviews and expert consensus statements are analysed and summarised into relevant clinical applications. The course explores the theoretical foundations and empirical evidence about tissue healing from immediate care (PEACE) to subsequent management (LOVE). It includes close to 3 hours of video presentations, a wide range of downloadable educational tools, as well as 4 case studies. The rationale, timing and practical applications of the PEACE & LOVE approach are discussed. Your patients presenting with soft tissue injuries will thank you for getting them back to their normal activities faster, and with better long-term outcomes!

(N.B. No prerequisite. Self-directed learning. This course includes an exam assessing knowledge acquisition and integration. The 12 modules represent 6hours of online learning.)




Course Objectives

After the course, participants will be able to, based on the most recent scientific evidence:

  • Determine for which reasons, for which grades and types of injuries, at which moments, through which means and with which types of patients to use modalities that promote the protection or rather the adaptation of soft tissues;
  • Connect the scientific evidence and clinical practices relative to elevation, anti-inflammatory modalities, compression, reloading of the musculoskeletal system as well as cardiovascular activity and rehabilitation exercises;
  • Apply the latest knowledge on the physiological and psychological effects of therapeutic options related to the management of soft tissue injuries;
  • Educate patients on the adverse effects of overinvestigation, overmedicalisation, overmedication and unnecessary passive modalities;
  • Use reliable and evidence-based criteria to guide patients toward medical investigation, when needed, as well as to adapt their therapeutic approach according to the information obtained through medical imaging results;
  • Adopt behaviours conducive to the establishment of a strong therapeutic alliance with patients, and to the adoption of an optimistic attitude toward the favourable evolution of musculoskeletal pathologies;
  • Master and teach the physiological and psychological benefits of movement, physical and cardiovascular activity, strength, mobility and proprioception exercises as well as early reloading on healing musculoskeletal injuries, tissue adaptation and health;
  • Use the most appropriate dosage to quantify mechanical stress and prescribe exercises that are individualised to the patient and their signs and symptoms; and
  • Avoid the pitfalls of normativity in the face of purported statistical "normal" distributions frequently described and prescribed toward measures of range of movement, strength, motor control and proprioception.


Total learning time = 8 hours