Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4

Course Code :1024GENRVK
Study domain:Physiotherapy
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student must pass Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3
Contact hours:64
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Nathalie Roussel
Isabel Baert
Marijke Leysen
Dirk Lambeets
Patty Felix
Emmanuel Jacobs
Sebastiaan Naessens

3. Course contents *

In musculoskeletal physiotherapy 4, treatment of dysfunctions of lower extremity and of the lumbopelvic region will be discussed


*Situating the musculoskeletal physiotherapy
*Behavioral changes in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
*Importance of assessing patients' and therapists' perceptions regarding the illness
*Rehabilitation taking tissue repair and pain mechanisms into account
*Introduction to active treatment
*Biomechanical evaluation of active rehabilitation concepts
*Active rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal disorders
*Bio-psychosocial treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders
*Function and dysfunction of the spine, including pain mechanisms
*Treatment of patients with low back pain
*Treatment of patients with pelvic girdle pain
*Prevention of low back pain


*Manual techniques
*Exercise therapy
*Cases including communication with the patients and behavioral changes
*Skills lab