Date course was held
London Road Community Hospital, Derby
Speaker / Presenter(s)
NCORE, Alison Middleditch
Key learning points
- MDT course. In attendance physios, orthotics and OT.
- Diagnostic Criteria of HSD and EDS
- Clinical Presentation
- Impact on function
- Practical Framework for Management
Could have done with more papers to back up practical session/discussion
Application of new knowledge to current and future working practice
Sharing knowledge within Orthotics and MDTs I work within. Increased confidence in discussion of treatment plan with EDS aptients.
The course was organised by NCORE. This group have been organising courses for 20 years now for MDTs. Looking on their website the list of courses available are wide spread and varied covering multiple professional disciplines, different skill sets or focussing on different conditions.
This course was attended by approximately 20 people including physios, OTs myself (Orthotist) and a physio from Canada.
Alison is a physio working in NHS and private physiotherapy. Her initial interest in HSD came from working with ballerinas and she has been working with EDS literature since.
The initial part of the course looked into different subsection, diagnoses and classifications of hypermobility disorders, including hypermobility spectrum disorder, hypermobility EDS, hereditory connective tissue disorders. Looking at the varying presentations and systemic impact.
The clinical skills workshop section covered physical assessment of different joints and strengthening programs which can be given in clinic by all in attendance.
Finally a discussion occurred across the different professions highlighting areas of concern and how to work across the teams for these patient groups.
Would recommend this course to anyone in Orthotics or other professional disciplines.