Cyriax Orthopaedic Medicine Diploma

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Overview

The European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine, Cyriax (ETGOM) offers updated orthopaedic musculoskeletal medicine – manual therapy continuing education with emphasis on practical clinical reasoning. The ETGOM Teaching Team, under the guidance of Steven De Coninck, presents courses world wide.

Steven has been teaching now for 25 years in about 34 countries ; he wrote several books and produced numerous film productions on orthopaedic medicine Cyriax. He also created the standardized assessment forms ; his mission is to update and facilitate examination and treatment procedures. His experience is a guarantee for an intensive and exciting course experience.

The Cyriax diploma program focus on relevant inspection, history, and functional examination in order to reach a diagnosis and, possibly, a differential diagnosis. Different kinds of soft tissue treatment techniques are discussed such as transverse friction massage, mobilisation, infiltration, injection, traction and manipulation, possibly in symbiotic combination with other techniques/methods. Additionally, the program focus on diagnosis and therapy within the field of evidence informed musculoskeletal medicine.

 

Outline of Diploma Program

Module A : Orthopaedic highlights Extremities
Module B : Orthopaedic highlights Spine
Module C : Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, advanced course
Module D : Extremities advanced 1
Module E : Extremities advanced 2
Module F : exam preparation course + theoretical and practical diploma exam

Global remark : for what is concerned the execution of treatment and examination techniques we always follow the “3 step plan” :

  1. first explain the procedures through the powerpoint presentation
  2. then demonstration on film
  3. followed by life demonstration on a colleague

Then sufficient time is provided for practical exercise. We promote regular exercise and partner change. Practice makes perfect !
 

MODULE A: “ORTHOPAEDIC HIGHLIGHTS EXTREMITIES”

Basic principles of modern orthopaedic medicine Cyriax
Rules of referred pain
How to reach a valid diagnosis : inspection, history, relevant functional examination, palpation
Clinical reasoning by using a standardized Cyriax assessment form
General treatment strategy for soft tissue lesions

Elbow :

  • inspection, history and basic functional examination
  • diagnosis and treatment procedures of tennis and golfer elbow
  • diagnosis and treatment procedures of tennis (5 types) and golfer elbow (2 types) (continuation)

Shoulder :

  • inspection, history and basic functional examination
  • diagnosis and treatment procedures of tendinitis, -osis (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, biceps,…)

Foot :

  • inspection, history and basic functional examination
  • diagnosis and treatment procedures of inversion and eversion traumata (sprained ankles : lig. talofibulare ant-post, lig. calcaneofibulare, lig. calcaneocuboideum, peronei, tibialis posterior)

Knee :

  • inspection, history and basic functional examination
  • diagnosis and treatment procedures of ligamentous lesions (MCL, LCL, coronary ligaments)

Wrist :

  • inspection, history and basic functional examination
  • diagnosis and treatment procedure of a carpal subluxation (dorsal-palmar ; ligamentous lesion)

 

MODULE B: “ORTHOPAEDIC HIGHLIGHTS SPINE”

  • Specific history taking
  • General history
  • Inspection : what is relevant ?
  • Basic functional examination : how to reach, in a valid and practical way, a diagnosis and differential diagnosis, respecting red flags
  • Accessory examination
  • (ir)relevance of palpation and other diagnostic procedures
  • Specific indications and contraindications of manipulative techniques ; techniques with and without traction component
  • Specific indications and contraindications of mechanical traction techniques
  • Specific indication and contraindications of self treatment exercises
  • Creating a treatment strategy with incorporation of prophylactic and self treatment Mechanisms of spontaneous cure procedures
  • Accessory SI pain provocation examination
  • Clinical reasoning by using a standardized examination protocol incorporating links to McKenzie and other manual therapy approaches : how to reach a diagnosis and differential diagnosis ; is there any compatibility between different methods ?
  • Non-mechanical disorders : discover the yellow and red flags
  • Differential diagnosis with SI-joint and hip problems
  • Indications for epidural local anaesthesia and nerve block

 

MODULE C: CERVICAL, THORACIC AND LUMBAR SPINE, ADVANCED COURSE

Lumbar :

  • detailed analysis assessment form
  • recapitulation examination and treatment techniques

Cervical :

  • history, inspection, functional examination
  • pre-manipulative considerations
  • manipulation indications-contraindications / treatment techniques / therapeutic strategy
  • recapitulation functional examination + extra test for RA
  • differential diagnosis – scapular area

Lumbar :

  • true false questions
  • Quizz

Thoracic :

  • history
  • functional examination
  • manipulation techniques

Lumbar :

  • MCQ questions

Cervical :

  • more differential diagnosis incl. facet joint – whiplash – adhesions
  • analysis assessment form

Thoracic :

  • muscular lesions

General recapitulation of treatment techniques
 

MODULE D: EXTREMITIES ADVANCED 1

Shoulder :

  • recapitulation examination procedures
  • interpretation capsular and non-capsular pattern / treatment techniques
  • recapitulation treatment techniques contractile structures
  • further differential diagnosis – analysis assessment form
  • true-false questions, Quizz, MCQ

Elbow :

  • recapitulation examination procedures
  • interpretation capsular and non-capsular pattern / treatment techniques
  • interpretation resisted tests / treatment techniques
  • recapitulation tennis- and golferelbow techniques
  • further differential diagnosis
  • true- false questions, Quizz, MCQ

Wrist :

  • recapitulation examination procedures
  • interpretation caspular pattern
  • recapitulation carpal subluxation techniques
  • further interpretation wrist, fingers, thumb / treatment techniques
  • pressure on nerves – carpal tunnel syndrome
  • true-false questions, Quizz, MCQ

 

MODULE E: EXTREMITIES ADVANCED 2

Hip :

  • history, inspection, functional examination
  • interpretation capsular and non-capsular pattern / treatment techniques
  • interpretation resisted tests / treatment techniques
  • differential diagnosis bursitis
  • sign of the buttock

Knee :

  • recapitulation functional examination
  • articular lesions / treatment techniques
  • recapitulation ligamentous lesions / techniques
  • interpretation resisted tests / treatment techniques
  • further differential diagnosis – analysis assessment form
  • true-false questions, Quizz, MCQ

Foot :

  • recapitulation functional examination
  • interpretation resisted tests / treatment techniques
  • recapitulation ligamentous techniques
  • further differential diagnosis / analysis assessment form
  • true-false questions, Quizz, MCQ

Extremties and Spine :

  • general recapitulation treatment and examination techniques – specific theoretical and practical problem as a preparation for the theoretical and practical exam.

 

MODULE F: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL DIPLOMA EXAM

Theoretical examination : answer 60 MCQ questions in a maximum time frame of 2 ½ h. Grading of the exam and group analysis of the exam and to provide participants with optimal feedback.The practical examination is done in pairs, about max. 45 mins per person: you should show a series of examination and treatment techniques ; you choose the procedures yourself, blind, at random.

The course will end with Diploma ceremony participants’ names and contact details will be published, on a voluntary base, on the Cyriax Certified Therapist list on line.
 

Eligibility

The Cyriax Diploma course program has to be taken in order and are open to: Medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and graduating students.

 
Accreditations

Internationally accredited. Local DHA/HAAD accreditations as approved.
 

Registration

Please click on the calendar below for registration or instant payment. There will be 10% discount for early payment 2 months prior to course date.

For your convenience, we offer two combined modules of a total 5 days period.

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Cyriax Diploma Course
Module A+B
10 May 2017
- 14 May 2017
Steven De Coninck4,500 AED

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Cyriax Diploma Course
Module C+D
8 November 2017
- 12 November 2017
Steven De Coninck4,500 AED
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