New Physioplus Courses by Chris Worsfold. Take Your Understanding of Neck Pain to a New Level.

The neck is a complex structure but with the help of clinical experts, such as Chris Worsfold, it can be made a bit easier to understand. 

Let’s be honest we all come across neck pain on a daily basis but do we really understand and know how to deal with it?  Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability as measured by YLDs, and 21st in terms of overall burden. It is complicated, common but not impossible.

The new courses on Physioplus make understanding the complexity of the neck easy. This is because we have experts such as Chris sharing his expertise directly with you. No matter where you are in the world you can improve your patient’s outcomes.

Who is Chris Worsfold?

Chris Worsfold is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who works in private practice in the UK. He is at the forefront of the profession when it comes to assessing, treating and understanding complex neck pain. He is also a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Chris is a big advocate for the profession and has represented the physiotherapy in parliament.

It’s All About the Content

With the brand new impressive courses we  have ready for you on Physioplus, you’ll gain a new understanding of neck pain. The courses available are listed below.

Muscle Performance in Neck Pain

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and the FSBPT – 2 CCUs.

The deep and superficial muscles of the neck will be reviewed as well as how their function changes in the presence of pain. Assessment and rehabilitation strategies for the cervical flexor and extensor muscles will be discussed. This course will not lead to any clinical qualification and clinicians should only apply the mentioned management and assessment strategies if it falls within their scope of practice.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Identify 8 ways in which the function of the deep and superficial neck muscles change in the presence of neck pain
  • Describe 3 muscle assessment tests for the deep cervical muscles
  • Plan a treatment and progression program for a patient with neck pain based on a given case scenario

Neck Pain Doesn’t have to be Complicated!

Predicting Outcomes in Whiplash

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and FSBPT CCUs to follow.

This course will explore the four indicators identified by research as reliable predictors of ultimate recovery from whiplash injury. Learn how to identify each of these factors during patient assessment and how to interpret these findings. In particular discover how these should influence your approach to clinical management during the acute and chronic phases of whiplash symptoms. Please note that this course will not teach practical skills or lead to a clinical qualification.

By the end of this course you will expect to be able to:

  • Discuss the four factors that predict outcomes in whiplash
  • Identify four methods to identify these factors during assessment
  • Describe four evidence based clinical approaches to address each of these factors.

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Sensorimotor Impairment in Neck Pain

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and FSBPT CCUs to follow.

Trauma to the neck, like with whiplash, can cause the cervical receptors in a patient’s neck to become dysfunctional affecting the patient’s sensorimotor control. This leads to symptoms affecting a patient’s balance and proprioception and leading to feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness. These symptoms are often not recognized and not treated as part of the rehabilitation process.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
  • Describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
  • Discuss 5 tests used in the evaluation of a patient with suspected sensorimotor impairment
  • Create a treatment plan for a patient with sensorimotor impairment based upon test results in case scenarios

Let us take Your Anatomy and Physiology to the Next Level

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Sensorimotor Impairment in Neck Pain

Join Chris Worsfold in this short online course to learn about the evaluation and rehabilitation of sensorimotor impairment in patients with neck pain.