Differential Diagnosis in Physiotherapy:
Screening for Referral of the Cervical Spine
Many serious pathologies of the spine mimic musculoskeletal disorder as their early manifestation. Therefore, the differential diagnosis of the cervical spine is a real challenge.
Price:550euros LUNEXalumnidiscount:450euros ALKmembersdiscount:450euros Placementpartnersdiscount:450euros LUNEXstudentdiscount:350euros
In Luxembourg, it is the physiotherapist responsibility to refer the patient to a medical doctor or a hospital when the symptoms require medical management. Therefore, it is a mainstay being able to recognize those disorders outside the scope of practice (art. 8; Règlement grand-ducal du 6 novembre 2018 déterminant le statut, les attributions et les règles de l’exercice de la profession de santé de masseur-kinésithérapeute).
During the course, participants will learn to filter out those patients who are outside the physiotherapy scope and may need a referral for further examination or testing to ensure the best prognosis. Particularly, the key elements of the patient history and the physical examination will be explored.
Differential diagnosis: a competence that makes the difference.
Meet the instructor
Dr. Firas Mourad
Our educational level is in line with the highest international education standards. Dr. Firas Mourad is a Senior Lecturer at LUNEX University, has earned a PhD on the topic, and is experienced having taught spinal manipulation around the world.