Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1: Lower Quadrant

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview

MACP-logo_RGBThis module critically evaluates the assessment and management of the complexity of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower quadrant to enable evidence-based management. This is achieved through a focus on the development of clinical reasoning and clinical expertise. Each region of the lower quadrant is considered critically by integrating all approaches to manipulative physiotherapy. This module is part of the programme approved by the MACP.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction
  • Critically evaluate the existing approaches to the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction in the context of Best Practice Evaluate and further develop their communication skills and manipulative physiotherapy manual skills
  • Justify decision making within the process of patient assessment and management
  • Evaluate and progress the management intervention in lower quadrant dysfunction
  • Critically analyse the psychosocial issues relevant to the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

99 hours

Module Dates (provisional)

28th, 29th, 30th September 2022
2nd, 3rd, 4th November 2022
7th, 8th and 9th December 2022
11th, 12th, 13th January 2023
18th January 2023 (summative assessment)

Assessment method

Poster presentation of a negotiated mini research project exploring an aspect of lower quadrant assessment or management and practical demonstration of relative technique.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator:

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3126

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

Applicants must provide documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of using manipulative physiotherapy within a neuromusculoskeletal context. (This is in line with the IFOMPT guidelines.)

Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development during this experience will be required.