Spinal Masqueraders Study Day - HSCP Funded

City Swords, Dublin K67 X3H5
Contact Hours 7
Event Type HSCP Funded
Specialities Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Laura Finucane - Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Sussex MSK Partnership.
Sue Greenhalgh - Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Bolton Primary Care Trust. Co-author of the Red Flags pocket book series.
Christopher Mercer - Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book HSE staff only - complete expression of interest application form below
Contact Person Philip Murphy
Contact Email [email protected]
Total Event Cost 70.00
Date 23 Nov 2023 09:00 - 23 Nov 2023 16:00
ISCP Member €70.00
Non Member €70.00

Course details 

This is a highly interactive case study-based day designed to help with the awareness, clinical reasoning and management of the 5 most common spinal
masqueraders seen in physiotherapy practice:

  • Spinal metastasis
  • Pancoast's Tumour
  • Ependymoma
  • Myeloma
  • Tuberculosis

The day is designed for those working in extended scope roles, or those interested in progression into this field, with an introduction on the current thinking
about Red Flags by James Selfe, co-author of the Red Flags pocket book series and a session on clinical presentation mapping lead by Sue Greenhalgh, co-author of the same series.

Dates and times 

Thursday 23rd November 


Stockhole Lane, Swords, Dublin K67 X3H5, Ireland

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a better understanding of risk factors for serious pathologies and develop a comprehensive subjective history taking strategy to explore serious pathology risk.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of serious pathology presentations and how they can mimic musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Use this greater knowledge and understanding in the development of MSK pathways to ensure the recognition and management of suspected serious pathology in a timely manner.
  • Develop a better understanding of the use of investigations in the diagnosis and management of potential serious pathology, and an understanding of when and which investigations to use.
  • Develop their clinical reasoning skills to interpret assessment findings and recognise serious pathology as a differential diagnosis of their assessment
  • Develop a greater ability to critically review evolving evidence for the use of red flags, and to integrate this evidence into everyday clinical practice, whilst recognising their limitations in clinical practice.
  • Have greater ability to reflect, learn from, and improve their own triage practice through retrospective analysis of critical cases.
  • Develop a strategy to manage clinical uncertainty, including a safety netting approach, which can be incorporated into clinical practice and the development of MSK Patient Pathways for onward referral for red flag pathology.
  • Have greater insight for MSK governance arrangements

This course has been funded by the National HSCP Office. Places will be offered to those working in publicly funded healthcare service only.

Offers are processed based off caseload and service needs

Event Application Form

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