Musculoskeletal and Sports Podiatry
|Course code PDTY2203||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This course introduces the student to the role of the podiatrist in the management of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries of the lower extremity. This course provides comprehensive theoretical knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the lower limb. Assessment and management techniques for common acute and chronic sports and overuse injuries are presented with a focus on integrating and developing evidenced based practice in the clinical setting. The course covers a broad range of soft tissue and bone injuries and extends students' knowledge of radiographic diagnostic techniques, electrophysical modalities, rehabilitation programs and injury prevention.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course students should be able to:|
1. Identify, assess and develop management strategies for soft tissue, osseous, nerve and synovial overuse and sports related injuries of the lower limb.
2. Integrate the theory, indications and contraindications with practical uses of electrophysical therapeutic modalities.
3. Demonstrate the application and understanding of therapeutic techniques including electrophysical modalities and soft tissue and muscle therapies.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of other health professionals in providing effective case management.
5. Integrate knowledge of biomechanics with specific skills and activities required in a range of sports.
6. Identify the specific physical, nutritional and psychosocial requirements of a sports person.
7. Formulate and apply physical and orthotic oriented therapies to overuse and sports related injuries.
8. Apply the biomechanics of sport specific footwear and be able to integrate this knowledge into clinical case management.
9. Develop an understanding of the techniques and indications involved in the range of radiographic interventions available, including recognising the need and circumstance for referral for investigation.
10. Describe normal radiographic anatomy and normal variants encountered.
11. Develop the required skills in interpreting radiographs and ultrasound of the foot and ankle.
12. Prescribe a range of investigations and understand the indications for the available diagnostic imaging modalities.
13. Describe, recognise and discuss the various pathologies affecting the lower extremity that may be encountered in podiatric practice.
14. Critically analyse the legal, ethical and medical ramifications and adverse effects of radiographic interventions.
Introduction to sports injuries and their management
Biomechanical analysis in sport
Development of rehabilitation programmes
Electrophysical modalities: mode of action, application and indications
Common sports-related injuries of the lower extremity
Biomechanics of sports shoes
Specialised clinical placement
Safety and ethical issues with imaging
Nuclear medicine studies
Computerised axial tomography
Magnetic resonance imaging
Injuries of the foot
|Assumed Knowledge||Functional anatomy of the foot and ankle|
Biomechanics of the gait cycle
Pathomechanics of the lower limb
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Clinical: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PDTY2203|