Musculoskeletal (MSK) practice is an exciting speciality within healthcare, but with such a rapidly expanding knowledge base, keeping up to date is challenging. This musculoskeletal masterclass provides contemporary CPD for General Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are already assessing and managing MSK conditions in everyday practice.

Delivered through face-to-face teaching which includes interactive discussions, practical techniques and case based learning, all of which are informed by the latest evidence and guidelines.

Our tutors Anthony and Sarah are MSK Physiotherapists with over 40 years combined experience in NHS and private practice, complementing their clinical work with university lecturer roles in advanced postgraduate MSK practice including; injection therapy, MSK ultrasound, Hand Therapy and First Contact Physiotherapy.

Event Details

This is a one day face to face lower limb course aimed at General Practitioners and ANPs who have an MSK caseload and experience seeing patients with MSK problems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Confidence in identifying potential serious pathology or masqueraders in the lower limb, investigate and refer onwards in a timely manner.
  • Be able to perform an accurate subjective and objective assessment including appropriate special clinical test procedures to identify common musculoskeletal lower limb conditions. Which tests are best / most reliable?
  • Understand when imaging, neurophysiological testing or laboratory investigations are indicated and which ones support diagnosis and management of specific lower limb conditions.
  • Understand management options including conservative (exercise, advice, injection therapy), pharmacological, and surgical options, alongside thresholds for referral to secondary care.
  • Be able to apply national guidelines relating to assessment and management of common musculoskeletal upper limb conditions (NICE, GIRFT initiative and special interest groups).


Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.