Learn how to assess your patients for vascular pathologies of the neck using the most recent IFOMPT Framework with the legend Roger Kerry.
The International Framework for the examination of the cervical region for potential vascular pathologies of the neck was updated towards the end of 2020. It featured several big changes to the way we should approach assessment and treatment of the neck.
The reason why we needed the framework to be updated is because ever since the beginning of manual therapy there’s been a history of neurovascular patient safety incidents related to the treatment as well as more recently, the emergence of vascular masqueraders. These are arterial pathologies which can potentially present as msk pain and dysfunction.
In this course Roger Kerry will take you through the changes you need to make to your practice using the latest evidence base related ot the Framework. By taking part in this course you will increase your understanding of risk and pathology to ensure safety.
The Tutor – Roger Kerry
Roger Kerry is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and an honorary Fellow of the UK’s Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
His main clinical research interests have been in adverse events and physiotherapy interventions of the head and neck, particularly on the causal nature of the interventions. Roger is also undertaking research activity in the Philosophy of Science, investigating the nature of causation in the health sciences, and this was the focus of his PhD. He is well-published in these areas and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences.