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Advanced Clinical Understanding and 

Prevention of Musculoskeletal (MSK) 

Injuries & Physical Dysfunctions


Four applied modules for General Practitioners


By: Gal Kantor

(BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Manual Therapy, HCPC, MCSP, MMACP)


© Gal Kantor 2019 (print and electronic)

The rights of Gal Kantor to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988


Part 1: Upper Quadrant

1.1. Neck: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

2.1. Shoulder: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

3.1. Elbow: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

4.1. Wrist, hand: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

5.1. Thorax: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.


Part 2: Complementary Modules

2.1 Pain mechanism: Explanation of pain physiology, type of pains (nerve, muscle, ligament, bone) and the treatment of pain.

2.2 Clinical reasoning: clinical differentiation, diagnostic pitfalls and suggested clinical order for MSK examination.

2.3 Recovery & rehabilitation from surgeries: Assessing and training the recently operated clients (knees as the main example)

2.4 Ageing: understanding ageing and the risks associated with assessing and exercising ageing and geriatric clients.

2.5 Professional athletes: Diagnosing and treating professional athletes, differences from the amateur’s diagnostic and treatment approach.


Part 3: Lower Quadrant

3.1 Lower back Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

3.2 Pelvic: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

3.3 Hip: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

3.4 Knee: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.

3.5 Ankle, foot: Anatomy, common pathologies, and treatment options.


Part 4: Complimentary Modules  

4.1. Observation: Observing static and dynamic postural alignment.

4.2 Core muscles: testing deep (stabilizers) and superficial (moving) muscles, to prevent injuries to improving body and sports performances.

4.3 Joints manipulation: explaining and demonstrating safe and gentle spinal and joint manipulations, the purpose of manipulation, when (and when not) to refer a client for manipulative treatment and who is best and safe to deliver it effectively and safely.

4.4 Orthotics: Knowing whether orthotics are needed or not needed, basic tests to decide, observing gait and useful products.

4.5 Red flags: The recognition and differentiation of common MSK 

disorders from serious diseases and injuries.

Course main objectives:

The content and material of the course will follow the structure outlined above, but they are still subject to changes or amendments to achieve the course objectives and learning experience.


A diploma of participation will be provided to the participant at the end, towards continual professional development (CPD) accreditation. It will be based on completion of the entire course or for completing the reliving portion of hours or modules blocks, with a diploma of participation provided at the end or also based on partial completion of the course.


The course will take place during four Wednesday evenings of the week, during April & May 2019, between 6pm - 8:15pm and one Saturday morning, between 10-3pm. Exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

(light refreshments will be provided) 

Price: the next course costs a £250 in total, which is under a ‘first-group’ discount.

As places are currently limited, it is recommended that payment is made in advance, in order to secure participation. In case of cancelation prior to the beginning of the course, full payment will be refunded.

To join the entire course or any of the blocks (1-10) please get in touch by clicking hereThe course will be available for a limited amount of spaces!

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