Courses & Events

The Lumbar Spine Course

lumbar spine course
  • Date:
    19th August 2017
  • Time:
    9.00am until 5.00pm
  • Location:
    1 Pure Offices, Lake View House
    Tournament Fields
    CV34 6RG
  • Tutor:
    Consultant MSK Podiatrist Mr Abid Ali

    CFPodM, MFPM RCPS(Glasg)

  • Cost:
    Members £165
    Non members £185

About the course

The assessment of the lumbar spine is crucial in modern musculoskeletal podiatry to help rule out neurological causes of foot/lower limb pain or dysfunction.

This course is designed as a refresher, to update clinical skills generally learnt at undergraduate level. Appropriate for podiatrists, physiotherapists, sports/massage therapists, sports medicine, doctors/consultants and foot health practitioners.

 When is foot/leg pain, not foot or leg pain?

Learn the many different types of pathology that can affect the lower limb and locomotor system, from a spinal condition.

Learning outcomes:

* Understanding of anatomy and physiology of the spine

* Introduction to conditions affecting the spine relevant to foot health

* Examination and clinical tests (Begin to use immediately to help your patients)

* Indications for immediate referral and red flags

This course will help refresh your core clinical skills in neurological assessment and examination, helping to improve your diagnostic capabilities, and improving treatment outcomes for your patients.

Open to members and non-members

Approved by the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

About the tutor

Abid has been using these assessment techniques clinically on a daily basis triaging orthopaedic referrals within NHS musculoskeletal services, working closely with extended scope physiotherapists, orthopaedics, rheumatologists etc.

Over the years he has been more aware of ruling out potential lumbar spine pathology, to help in the diagnoses and management of lower limb/foot and ankle conditions.

Abid trained within the NHS, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and BMJ musculoskeletal medicine. Consultant fellow podiatric medicine, member faculty podiatris medicine Royal College Physicians/Surgeons (Glasg).

How to Book

Contact Julie to book your place or for further information.
Email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1704 546141