I recently delivered this presentation on 'MSK Masqueraders' at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham for the 2015 Therapy Expo conference.
Basically this was a brief insight and overview of MSK Masqueraders and the impact on clinical practice. The context of each slide was expanded during the conference session and hopefully the presentation below gives you a flavour of the topics I covered. Be mindful that this presentation is a snippet of what I would usually cover so, is not a complete overview of the topic of Masqueraders, which is a challenging area of clinical practice.
Having knowledge of conditions that can masquerade as MSK pathology is a key aspect of the physiotherapist’s clinical development. More and more roles and opportunities are arising where we are responsible for first line assessment and care, which means we must have an ability to screen effectively, systematically and understand when the patient is presenting with symptoms that don't quite fit with an MSK presentation.
Index of suspicion, pattern recognition and understanding when and how to streamline you assessment to ascertain clarity on the next steps for a patient that you are concerned about can be challenging but is vital.
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