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.

Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Treatment

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.

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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 Lumbar Spine
  • The Cervical & Thoracic Spine
  • The Shoulder
  • The Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • The Pelvis & Hip
  • The Knee, Ankle & Foot

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Sports Taping

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.

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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.

  • Upper Limbs and Trunk
  • Lower Limbs

Respiratory (Non Core)

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.

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In practice any physiotherapist should be able to provide accurate information about chronic respiratory illnesses and common winter/ summer illnesses.

  • The Respiratory System
  • Core Respiratory Examination Skills
  • Spirometry
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Hay Fever and Allergy
  • Coughs
  • Colds and Flu
  • COVID 19

Smoking Cessation Champion

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.

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We have already surpassed this figure. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, completion of this series of courses should be encouraged by all.

  • The Respiratory System
  • Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Dependence
  • Smoking Cessation- Nicotine as a Medicine
  • Wheel of Change for Smoking Cessation
  • Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation
  • Motivational Interviewing in Health Behaviour Change Consultations

Women's Health

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

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and women that can have far reaching impacts on quality of life. Physiotherapy is a first line treatment for many continence related problems.

  • Urinary Incontinence in Adults
  • Management of Urinary Incontinence
  • Women's Health Assessment
  • Case Studies Incontinence
  • Back Pain During Pregnancy


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

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of all infections including COVID 19. This series was originally developed for Community Pharmacy but is relevant to all.

  • What Causes Infections
  • Coronavirus-COVID 19
  • Managing Infections

Non-Prescription Pain Management

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.

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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.

  • Pain & Its OTC Management
  • Headache & Migraine
  • OTC -Ibuprofen
  • OTC-Paracetamol
  • OTC-Codeine

Sun Health & Skin

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.

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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.

  • The Skin
  • Non Infective Skin Conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Sun Health Introduction
  • Sun Health and The Skin
  • Vitamin D-The Sunshine Vitamin
  • Sun Health & Eye Care
  • Sun Health-Sunscreen Labels


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

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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.

  • Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Workers – What you need to know
  • HPV vaccination-The Facts

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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

Read more in terms of cardio rehabilitation. It was developed originally as a series to assist in Cardiac rehab programmes that physiotherapists might manage. The important of diet, physical activity, weight management, alcohol, stress, and medication adherence are looked at.

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Risk factors in Cardiovascular Disease 1
  • Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease II
  • Weight Management as a Risk Factor in Cardiovascular Disease
  • The Benefits of Physical Activity


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.

  • Neurological Examination
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Common Mental Heath Disorders


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

Read more of Overactive Bladder in women. Information on medication and surgical options are provided for information purposes.

Over Active Bladder

Non-Prescription Pharmaceuticals

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.

Read more The information is based on current Irish Regulations and any students outside of this jurisdiction should review based on local licencing and regulatory laws. The information is provided for discretionary review and should not be used for advising patients.

  • OTC Medicines - Steroid Nasal Sprays
  • OTC Medicines - Antihistamines
  • OTC Medicines-Domperidone
  • OTC Medicines - Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • OTC Medicines-Codeine
  • OTC Medicines-Ibuprofen
  • OTC Medicines-Paracetamol

GDPR For Physiotherapy

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

Read more on GDPR legislation and how it impacts Healthcare facilities. This course is suitable for ALL staff working in a Pharmacy environment and every member of staff should be aware of the legislation and the impact it has on your daily activities. This series of courses is essential and will provide a Completion Certificate on GDPR for any therapist intending to work within the EU.

Introduction to GDPR

  • Terminology & Data Processing
  • Legal Basis for Data Processing
  • The Principles of Data Processing
  • The Rights of Individuals
  • Cross Border Transfers
  • Your Obligations Under GDPR
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