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Refresher Course 14th April 2024 in Swindon
MSK Neck and Lower Back Study Day with Practical Sessions


A one-day course exploring evidence-based assessment techniques for the entire spine-Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and SI Joints.

With the use of differential diagnosis tools and invaluable insights into common patterns of pathology, alongside definitive special tests, the delegate will be immediately prepared for a wide range of MSK patient presentations.


Are you ?

  • New graduate wanting to get into Band 5 NHS and private physiotherapy role !
  • Overseas physios’ without UK experience or qualification who wanted to have UK based CPD learnings!
  • HCPC registered physiotherapist who wanted to move to MSK physiotherapy from other specialities or returning back to profession after a long gap!
  • To gain confidence in manual therapy techniques to manage patient in your physiotherapy clinical practice!
  • Not confident to do physical examination to diagnose Lumbar and Cervical problems within UK scope of physiotherapy!

Course overview:

  • Importance of subjective examination & Flag systems in physiotherapy.
  • Lower back/Lumbar Assessment, red flags, differential diagnosis, special tests including neurological examination.
  • Manual therapy techniques – Soft tissue release/Deep soft tissue massage/Muscle energy techniques for Neck and Lower back region. Practical session
  • Practice
  • Neck/Cervical Assessment, red flags, differential diagnose, special tests including neurological examination.
  • Manipulation, Mobilization techniques to Neck and Lower back region. Practical session
  • Practice
  • Case studies (Neck and Lower Back)
  • Q&A
Cost: £110

Early Bird: £90 on booking before 10th September 2023.

Available seats:12.

Certificates will be provided at the end of the training day. CPD hours will be 6 hours.

Course Presenter

Vijay Radhakrishnan Msc (PT)., MHCPC., MCSP., MAACP.

Injection therapist & Independent Prescriber.

HEE recognized FCP supervisor., First contact physiotherapy practitioners.

Director & Lead Physiotherapist at PhysioRx Ltd.


  • Core Elements Training Centre,
    First Floor Offices,
    8 Bath Road, Old Town,
    Swindon, Wiltshire,
    SN1 4BA

Vijay currently works for NHS primary care network as a First contact physiotherapy practitioner. He is a trained Joint injection therapist and Independent Prescriber. Vijay holds strong sports physiotherapy background having worked with elite cricket, county team, squash and national Tennis after graduating in 2005. Vijay has 18 years of expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has had a variety of physiotherapy positions in the NHS and private sector in the UK. He has also done numerous physiotherapy CPD training in both the NHS and private physiotherapy clinics. Following his bachelor's degree, he got a Masters Qualification in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. He enjoys passing on his year of experience to aspiring physios through CPD training.

Training Course Testimonials

  • ‘’Great interactions and case discussion with presenter’’
  • ‘’Presentation was well arranged and presenter was excellent’’
  • ‘’Learned good manual therapy techniques’’
  • ‘’Good hands on practical sessions’’
  • ‘’Special tests demonstration was useful’’
  • ‘’I am now confident in assessment and treatment on neck and lower back’’
  • ‘’I can screen for neck and lower back red flags safely’’

If you think this CPD MSK study day is for you…

Please fill the registration form below and one of our team member will get in touch with you to book to confirm your place…