Advanced study of clinical theory and practice in all elements of orthopaedic manipulative therapy.
|Paper title||Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester
First Semester (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,889.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,674.00|
- PHTY 541, PHTX 541, PHTX 543
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty
- This paper is restricted to health professionals.
Qualifications are restricted to physiotherapists.
- More information link
- View further information about the School of Physiotherapy
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Weekly topics covering:
- Spinal manipulation, effectiveness, efficacy and safety
- Pain management
- Exercise prescription
- Differential diagnosis
- Teaching Arrangements
- The distance version includes three 3-day residential blocks held in Dunedin and audioconferences
held via Zoom.
The on-campus version is taught in labs with audioconferences that students can either attend in person or via Zoom.
- Recommended textbooks:
- Monaghan M (2001) Spinal Manipulation: A Manual for Physiotherapists. The Copy Press Ltd.
- Myers T (2010) Anatomy Trains 2nd Edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
- Goodman & Snyder (2007). Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral. Saunders Elsevier.
- Cook C. (2012). Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: An Evidence Based Approach 2nd Edition.
- Pearson NJ.Vincenzino B, Hing W, Rivett D, Hall T (2011) Mobilisation With Movement: The Art and the Science. Elsevier
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be highly competent in:
- Relating known patho-anatomical, neurophysiological and biomechanical bases to the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders;
- Performing a skilled, appropriate and effective assessment of a patient with a neuromusculoskeletal disorder;
- Using effective clinical analysis and interpretation of findings in selecting treatment options and making clinical decisions about patient management;
- Application of orthopaedic manipulative therapy techniques to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
- Advance the physiotherapists’ critical understanding of evidence based practice and clinical reasoning in manipulative physiotherapy.
- Advance the physiotherapists’ knowledge and understanding of complex case management.
- Acquire an advanced level of knowledge of pain, pathophysiology and pathoanatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
- Acquire an advanced level of skill in the application of manipulative physiotherapy procedures.
On satisfactory completion of this paper, students will;
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in performing appropriate clinical reasoning in the assessment and management of complex musculoskeletal conditions.
- Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate research evidence for current best practice in assessment, intervention and prevention of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
|Participation in online discussions throughout semester||20%|
3x3-day blocks held in Dunedin [Dates to be confirmed]
There will also be audioconferences run through Otago Connect (online).