Our in house CPD took place at our Oldham clinic one again and was led by head physiotherapist Rick Livesey.
Our CPD topic this week was Knee Anatomy & Palpation. It was an opportunity for our therapists to recap on the anatomy of the knee and to develop their skills.
Rick covered everything from ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones, it was a fun informative session in a relaxed environment. Clinical experience enables our therapists to differentially diagnose conditions and injuries.
“GP’s are general practitioners and often do not have the expertise to diagnose injuries like we do” says lead physiotherapist Rick Livesey.
Scans will not be any use in diagnosing most knee injuries – this is because the knee pain is secondary to ankle, hip, pelvic and low back issues. Patients are often unaware they even have an underlying issue elsewhere because the body has compensated and adapted to avoid this. This is why we always encourage patients to see an expert physiotherapist before seeing a GP or getting a scan.
We believe learning and developing is key when treating the public, this enables our team to give a high standard of treatment.
Development is important when remaining sharp and knowledgeable ensuring we don’t become stagnant in our practice.
We try to encourage an open environment where therapists aren’t afraid to ask questions where needed.
It was a great session and thoroughly enjoyed by all who came.