University of Technology Sydney

96082 Core Practice for Physiotherapists

6cp; 6hpw (1 x 2hr masterclass; 2 x 2hr workshop)
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This subject provides an introduction to the core practical skills required by physiotherapists using an inquiry-based, practice-orientated approach to learning. The subject develops fundamental clinical skills required by physiotherapists to manage musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions for clients across the lifespan. Students learn specialised interventions that restore movement and mobility of the musculoskeletal system, with consideration of tissue healing and acute pain mechanisms. Clinical case examples are used to faciliate clinical reasoning and implement current research evidence or clinical guidelines. Students critique the evidence base and debate the use of common manual interventions and electrophysical agents. Students learn to effectively apply skills in massage, tissue and joint mobilisation, electrophysical agents, therapeutic exercise, taping, and sports medicine. Collaborative decision-making regarding intervention choice is introduced. Gait and upper limb rehabilitation is introduced in the context of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

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