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Physiotherapy Ortopaedic Manual Therapy Columna II 15 Credits

Fysioterapi ortopedisk manuell terapi columna II
Second cycle, S7041H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment
Main field of study

Entry requirements

S7030H Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, The Extremities I S7029H/S7040H Physiotherapy: Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Columna I

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, for individuals with disorders in the neck and thoracic spine within physiotherapy orthopaedic manual therapy, be able to: 
  1. With clinical reasoning perform an appropriate physiotherapy examination and treatment, based on functional anatomy, pain physiology and with a biopsychosocial perspective.
  2. Based on medical scholarship and best practice, be able to analyse and evaluate clinical findings and thereby plan, carry out and evaluate adequate treatment.
  3. Based on evidence ­based practice, describe appropriate physiotherapy examination­ and treatment approaches.
  4. Explain the theoretical content of the course.
  5. Theoretically explain and practically apply the terms reliability, validity, sensitivity and specificity.
  6. Carry out a Single subject experimental design study (SSED­study).

In the course, lectures and individual assignments in functional biomechanics, anatomy, pain physiology, clinical argument and scientific method are included. The concepts reliability, validity, sensitivity and, specificity will be discussed and applied concerning measures within the field of physiotherapy. The students will carry out an SSED­ study on individuals with musculoskeletal system disorders with appropriate outcome measures.

Learning in the course takes place through lessons at scheduled course meetings in Luleå where theory and clinical word are incorporated. Individual assignment, either alone or in group is mandatory , covering literature studies, study assignments and in patient physiotherapy intervention. In all tuition forms, the student is stimulated and encouraged to carry out problem­solving and to have a critical reflective attitude.

Objectives 1, 2 and 3 are examined partly through written, practical examination and through practical work with individuals with difficulties (test 0001, 5 credits. Fail, Pass, Pass with distinction)
Objectives 3 and 4 are examined partly through a written examination (test 0002, 3,5 credits. Fail, Pass, Pass with distinction).
Objective 5 is examined through report and seminar (test 0003, 1.5 credits. Fail, Pass).
Objective 6 is examined through a SSED-­report and seminar (test 0004, 4.5 credits . Fail, Pass, Pass with distinction).

Criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

This course is given for second­cycle studies. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms

Peter Michaelson

Transition terms
The course S7041H is equal to S7023H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
* Carter, R Ed (2016). Rehabilitation Research Principles And Applications. Elsevier Health Sciences 5th ed. ISBN: 1455759791
* Petty, N. (ed.) (2011), Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment 4’ed. Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier, London, Storbritannien. ISBN: 9780702029905
Kaltenborn, F (2011). Manual Mobilization of the Joints - The Spine 6th (?) Edition. Norli förlag, Norge,ISBN 9780011992020.
Kaltenborn, F (2011). Manual Mobilization of the Joints - Volume III: Traction Manipulation of the extremities and Spine. Norli förlag, Norge,ISBN: 9788270540709.
* Sahrmann S. (2011) Movement system impairment syndromes of the extremities, cervical and thoracic spine. Elsevier, Missouri USA
* Sahrmann S. (2002) Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairement syndromes. Elsevier, Missouri USA.
* Kosek, E, Lampa J, Nisell R. (2016) Smärta och inflammation. Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 9789144056357
* Kendall, F (2010). Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.
* Jull G, Moore A, Falla D. (2015) Grieve’s modern musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier, London, Storbritannien. ISBN: 9780702051524
* Brukner, P, Clarsen B, Cook J, Cools A, Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries Volume 1

Reference literature
* Kapandji, A. (2010). Physiology of the joints, Volume II, Lower Limb. Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier, London, Storbritannien.
* Kapandji, A. (2007). Physiology of the joints, Volume I, Upper Limb. Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier, London, Storbritannien.
Kapandji, A. (2010). Physiology of the joints, Volume III, Lower Limb. Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier, London, Storbritannien.

* compulsory literature from earlier courses
Appropriate anatomy and physiology book

Scientific articles and compendiums to be added

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Practical examination5.0TG U G VG
0002Written examination4.0TG U G VG
0003Report and seminar1.5TG U G#
0004Report and seminar4.5TG U G VG

Syllabus established

Last revised
by 14 Jun 2018