In addition to our core Neuromusculoskeletal courses, we have expanded our information courses with our sister websites Primary Care Team Education, Practice Nurse Education and 4Front Pharmacy Online. Many courses are provided based on requests from our members for more general healthcare information that might be of use for those practicing Physiotherapy and students of Physiotherapy.
All non-core courses are provided on an information basis only and should not be used as a sole basis for information or treatment. They should only be used by students within and under the guidance of tutors.
Each module follows a clear pattern initially looking at the anatomy of the area, followed by detailed sections on observations, the most commonly used examination techniques, screening other structures, treatment progressions and exercise therapy.
The emphasis is on developing manual skills and to provide a reference of all the commonly used examination and treatment techniques. Included also are detailed case studies to assist the development of clinical reasoning skills along with expert ‘Top Tips’, study notes and radiology of every joint covered. All material is filmed using Multi-Angle Vision© allowing up to three angles of footage to be viewed at the same time. The content has been developed using an international Consensus Development System© and contains input from senior lecturers from over 20 internationally recognised universities. Each course provides access to an online workbook and examination offering a complete learning tool for ongoing professional development by suitably qualified clinicians or for undergraduate education. The courses are designed for use by anyone requiring to identify and assess clinical problems in this area, whether student or clinician.
The Sports Taping Series was developed in association with Physios in Sport (ACPSM) in the UK and is a detailed guide featuring the rationale, aims and precautions along with demonstrations and functional tests for this area.
All material is filmed using Multi-Angle Vision© allowing up to three angles of footage to be viewed at the same time. Each course provides access to an online workbook and examination offering a complete learning tool for ongoing professional development by suitably qualified clinicians or for undergraduate education. The Lower Limb is designed for use by anyone requiring to identify and assess problems in this area, whether student or clinician.
This series is shared with our undergraduate Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy series and provides a number of courses on non-core physiotherapy areas and common ailments that many patients present with.
In practice any physiotherapist should be able to provide accurate information about chronic respiratory illnesses and common winter/ summer illnesses.
Smoking cessation is the responsibility of every healthcare Professionals and physiotherapy can play a leading role. In 2020 we established the champions programme to create 5,000 smoking cessation champions among our users.
We have already surpassed this figure. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, completion of this series of courses should be encouraged by all.
Women’s health is a major area for physiotherapy. This category will develop over time to include many topics. Initial courses focus specifically on urinary incontinence and its prevalence and risk factors. Incontinence is a major health issue for both men
and women that can have far reaching impacts on quality of life. Physiotherapy is a first line treatment for many continence related problems.
COVID 19 is with us and looks set to become a major part of our lives for the foreseeable. Developed for our Pharmacy programme this series of courses will provide and overview of Infection and how we can manage to reduce the transmission
of all infections including COVID 19. This series was originally developed for Community Pharmacy but is relevant to all.
Pain is a subjective sensation and the description and experience of pain will vary from one individual to the next. Physiotherapists deal with many types of pain that patients will seek advice on.
Headaches, muscular aches and pain, injuries, chronic and sort term pain. OTC analgesics (painkillers) are effective when treating mild to moderate pain of the muscles and joints. This series developed for Pharmacy undergraduate students will outline the common management of Pain with non-prescription medication. Mote all product information is for informational purpose only and is based on Irish Guidelines.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body accounting for 12 to 15% of human body weight and covers approximately 1.2 to 2 meters squared of surface area. In an adult, it is estimated to weigh approximately 4kg.
Linked with the skins, is the importance of sun health and protecting our skin form overexposure to the sun. These courses are provided for information purposes. All healthcare professionals should be able to provide every patient with correct advice in relation to sun exposure.
Many 1,000's of people die each year of influenza and many more thousands more require hospitalisation to treat flu related illness. COVID 19, another viral infection has yet to have a vaccine developed
and has resulted in the premature deaths of 100,000's in 2020. Vaccination is one of the key elements in fighting disease and these courses look at the importance of vaccination in our community. This series of courses will be updated to reflect any developments with a vaccination for COVID 19.
Cardiovascular disease is one of healthcare greatest challenges. As a Physiotherapist you are tasked with promoting positive cardiovascular health. This series of courses looks at risk factors from the perspective of the patient
Our neurological series is in development and the courses provided are based on undergraduate medical examination of the Neurological system. As this series develops we will add more courses.
Our urology series includes Overactive bladder. A common complaint among women, physiotherapy is first lie treatment, In this series we look at the disease area and also some of the treatment options and management
Over Active Bladder
The most used medicines and medicine classes are presented for information purposes only. This series was developed for Pharmacy students based on the most used non prescription over the counter medicines used.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and was brought into effect on 25th May 2018 throughout the European Union. This course is a general introduction to the legislation and is part of a larger Badge being developed
Introduction to GDPR