Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3

Course Code :1018GENRVK
Study domain:Physiotherapy
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:The student must pass Anatomy 1; Basic Principles of Physiotherapy, Exercise and Prevention; Anatomy 2 and Concepts of Physiotherapy 2
Contact hours:44
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Nathalie Roussel
Johan Somville
Dirk Lambeets
Isaline Demeure
Emmanuel Jacobs

3. Course contents *

Definition and classification of low back pain, red & yellow flags, natural course and prevalence of low back pain

Anatomy, morphology and biomechanics of the spine

Kinematics and movement of the spine.

Lumbar spine and pelvis 


Clinical reasoning

Evaluation of the lumbar spine

Evaluation of the pelvis


Methodic acting

Diagnostic process of lumbar spine

Diagnostic process of pelvis


Pathology of the spine, including introduction to medical imagery of the spine