Whiplash patients -they can be a tricky mob to treat. Why is that? Some do amazingly, and recover really quickly, and others have lingering pain that is really hard to budge. There seems to be a lot of factors involved in whiplash, from the physical effects of a motor vehicle accidents, to the psychological effects that can be almost post-traumatic. What is the best way to treat whiplash patients? Who is going to get better regardless of what you do, and who needs more intensive therapy? What other health professionals can you involve when progress is slow?
The latest evidence reveals mixed (or often poor) results with conservative management of whiplash. We also have specific prognostic factors that you identify patients likely to have poorer outcomes. Where does that leave us when it comes time to treat our patients? How can you use these prognostic factors to help guide your treatment selection? How can you apply the latest evidence in your treatment of whiplash?
Today we have a fantastic analysis of the latest evidence on whiplash/whiplash associated disorder (WAD), and a demonstration of applying the evidence in a case study, to help improve your assessment and management of whiplash associated disorder. In this 6 part presentation, Sherlock Holmes a.k.a. APA Titled Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist Nick Kendrick will take you through whiplash, the current grading of whiplash, how to grade your patients whiplash, and provides you with evidence-based treatment ideas that you can use with your patients. You will discover:
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