Muscular Dystrophy UK has come together with the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, at Kingston University & St George’s University of London, and the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCLH to develop a new online eLearning module on neuromuscular conditions for physiotherapists.

The purpose of the module is to provide helpful information for community or neuro-physiotherapists to build a foundation of knowledge and skills around the management of muscle-wasting conditions in adults.

Content

The module focuses on 11 short topics that develop critical understanding of the management of muscle-wasting conditions. The topic areas, which include four core topics and seven optional topics, are:

  • overview of neuromuscular conditions (core topic)
  • pathology and presentation of neuromuscular conditions (core topic)
  • assessment and outcome measures (core topic)
  • exercise (core topic)
  • orthotic management
  • respiratory management
  • transition
  • contracture management
  • postural management
  • wheelchairs and mobility
  • fatigue

Accreditation

The module allows you to decide which topics you wish to complete. If you complete the core topics plus two optional topics, you will be able to request a certificate for your CPD file.

Accessing the module

You can sign up and take the physiotherapy e-learning module for free via this link.

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