When our patients present with pain, we’re on the lookout to identify musculoskeletal causes of pain that will respond to treatment, while keeping an eye out for serious pathology or red flags that we need to refer for further investigations or to a medical specialist.
What clues help you identify red flags? If you decide your patient has mechanical pain and is likely to respond to your treatment, how can you decide whether to use exercise rehab, manual therapy, education, load management or another option?
In Sherlock Holmes and the solitary runner with Nick Kendrick (APA Titled Musculoskeletal & Sports Physio) you’ll master knee pain assessment, diagnosis & treatment. Test your skills in a patient with “regular” knee pain and other, more unusual symptoms.
Sherlock is initially presented with a large number of potential “suspects” that could all be the underlying culprit. Follow along and figure out who holds the “smoking gun” this time.
In Sherlock Holmes and the solitary runner, you’ll:
- Go head-to-head with Sherlock to identify all the potential “suspects” (differential diagnoses) for a patient's knee pain.
- Sharpen your knee pain assessment skills.
- Accurately diagnose and differentially diagnose knee pain in your patients.
- Unmask red flags masquerading as mechanical knee pain.
- What are BFI manual therapy techniques, and should you use them?
- Use clinical reasoning to know when manual therapy is likely to be helpful and how to use your manual therapy skills effectively.
Improve your assessment, diagnosis and treatment of knee pain, identification of red flags, and your manual therapy skills with this Sherlock Holmes case study now.