About Jack

Jack March is Rheumatology Clinical lead for Chews Health with experience in various advanced roles including Rheumatology and Orthopaedics as well as Advanced Level Physiotherapy in general MSK for Nuffield Health.

Why is Rheumatology Important in Physiotherapy?

Rheumatology conditions often masquerade as musculoskeletal disorders and this means they are likely to present to therapists. In fact, the closer to the start of a patients journey you are the more likely they are to present to you. Research shows there is significant delays to diagnosis and many individuals have seen multiple professionals prior to their condition being recognised.

What will you learn in this course?

This course will cover the signs, symptoms and associated conditions that it is necessary to screen for to ensure you don’t miss these presentations. It also covers the pathophysiology, required investigations and interpretation to ensure you are practicing at the highest level.

Included is the management of these conditions from a therapist viewpoint, this will enable you to manage the patients appropriately either directly or as a guiding referrer.

Some elements of this presentation may be specific to the UK health system. Units in this course are also available for purchase separately. 

 Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the pathophysiology and features of common Rheumatological Conditions
  • Differentially diagnose between rheumatology conditions and other complaints
  • Onwardly refer and investigate these conditions correctly and accurately
  • Manage rheumatology conditions from a therapy viewpoint
  • Apply knowledge through case studies


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology and features of common rheumatological conditions
  2. Differentially diagnose between rheumatology conditions and other complaints
  3. Onwardly refer and investigate these conditions correctly and accurately
  4. Manage rheumatology conditions from a therapy viewpoint
  5. Apply knowledge through case studies 

Study Time:
Approx. 7-8 hours


As part of the Rheumatology Course, you are entitled to receive a 20% discount off all products in the Rheumatology Physio Shop.  Discount code is included in the course content.


Chapter

Study time (Approx.)

Introduction to Rheumatology

  • Introduction to rheumatologic conditions and their classification
  • Features of inflammation
  • Systemic features

1 hour

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Part 1
    1. Pathophysiology
    2. Clinical features
    3. Diagnostic investigations
    4. Differential diagnosis
  • Part 2
    1. Medical management
    2. Physiotherapy management
    3. The role of exercise
    4. Adjunctive treatments

1.5 hours

Spondyloarthritis

  • Part 1
    1. Pathophysiology
    2. Clinical features
    3. Systemic features
    4. Diagnostic investigations
    5. Imaging
    6. Differential diagnosis
  • Part 2
    1. Medical management
    2. Physiotherapy management
    3. Exercise
    4. Adjunctive treatments
  • Part 3
    1. Update module
    2. Gender differences
    3. Clinical applications

2 hours

Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Part 1
    1. Pathophysiology
    2. Clinical features
    3. Extra-articular features
    4. Diagnostic investigations
    5. Imaging
    6. Differential diagnosis
  • Part 2
    1. Medical management
    2. Comorbidities
    3. Physiotherapy management
    4. Exercise
    5. Adjunctive treatments

1 hour

Gout

  • Pathophysiology
  • Eipdemiology
  • Clinical features
  • Management

30 minutes

Osteoporosis

  • Epidemiology & risk factors
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Management
  • Physiotherapy management

45 minutes

Case Studies

  • Patient case studies and clinical reasoning exercises.

1 hour

eBook

N/A

Lesson curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • How to use this course

    • Welcome

    • About you

    • About your instructor

    • Rheumatology Physio Shop 20% DISCOUNT!

    • Copyright Warning Notice

  • 2

    Introduction to Rheumatology

    • Overview

    • Video presentation

    • Introduction to Rheumatology │ Quiz

  • 3

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Overview

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Part 1 | Video presentation

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Part 2 | Video presentation

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis │ Quiz

  • 4

    Spondyloarthritis

    • Overview

    • Spondyloarthritis - Part 1 | Video presentation

    • Spondyloarthritis - Part 2 | Video presentation

    • Spondyloarthritis - Part 3 | Video presentation

    • Spondyloarthritis │ Quiz

  • 5

    Psoriatic arthritis

    • Overview

    • Psoriatic arthritis - Part 1 | Video presentation

    • Psoriatic arthritis - Part 2 | Video presentation

    • Psoriatic Arthritis │ Quiz

  • 6

    Gout

    • Overview

    • Video presentation

    • Gout │ Quiz

  • 7

    Osteoporosis

    • Overview

    • Video presentation

    • Osteoporosis │ Quiz

  • 8

    Case Studies

    • Overview

    • How to use case studies | Video Presentation

    • Patient Case Studies | Video Presentation

    • Case Studies x 3

  • 9

    eBook

    • About the eBook

    • Rheumatology eBook

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

Instructor

Instructor

Jack March

BSc (Hons) MCSP Jack is Rheumatology Clinical lead for Chews Health. Alongside his clinical roles he provides CPD seminars on recognising Rheumatology and other CPD materials from his website https://Rheumatology.Physio. He is Operations Director for The Physio Matters Podcast Team. He has previously worked across various advanced roles including Rheumatology and Orthopaedics as well as Advanced Level Physiotherapy in general MSK for Nuffield Health.