Zwei Tage "OMT-Spezial", 23. - 24. Oktober 2015 mit Alan Taylor, MSc. MCSP HCPC Reg. University of Nottingham

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Wir freuen uns Ihnen/Euch das kommende DFOMT-Spezial vom 23.-24. Oktober 2015 mit Alan Taylor, MSc. MCSP HCPC Reg. ankündigen zu dürfen!  
Mit seinem hochaktuellen Thema möchten wir der aktuellen Diskussion im Bereich der Manipulationen/Mobilisationen an der Halswirbelsäule nachkommen  und freuen uns über Ihr/Euer Interesse an dieser Fortbildung!

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Themen der Fortbildung:

CAD (Cervical Arterial Dysfunction) and Whiplash Associated Disorder (Kurssprache: Englisch)

Der Kursleiter: Alan Taylor, MSc. MCSP HCPC Reg. University of Nottingham

Alan Taylor, MSc MCSP HCPC Reg. is a full time lecturer at the University of Nottingham, working at the Division of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Science, University of Nottingham, UK.
His research has investigated blood flow problems in elite athletes. He rode for three years as a professional cyclist, riding the ‘Tour of Britain’ in 1988. He has a specialist interest in
sport, manual therapy and clinical reasoning with a particular emphasis on vascular issues, haemodynamics and risk assessment of the cervical spine.
His interest in whiplash associated disorder stem from earlier work in differential diagnosis of complex cranio-cervical dysfunction. He has been teaching matters related to whiplash associated disorder for almost a decade. He has over 30 international peer reviewed papers and several book chapters related to cervical spine dysfunction and has presented at over 20 international conferences. He works as a medico-legal expert witness in cervical spine risk assessment. 


He is a member of the Ministry of Justice MEDCO sub-committee for steering policy on whiplash associated disorder in the UK. He has written 3 book chapters, over 25 peer reviewed articles and lectures World-wide. He is also an ardent blogger and music journalist.

CAD - Cervical arterial dysfunction


This is a case study based masterclass on complex differential diagnosis of people with cervical spine dysfunction. Knowledge and practice about Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD) will form a key focus of the day. Differential diagnosis of people with chronic and complex presentations will contextualise this knowledge.

The course draws together evidence over the last decade regarding adverse events (prevalence and incidence data) relating to patients with cervical spine dysfunction together with laboratory and clinical data regarding the patho-mechanics of arterial dysfunction, and the presenting features in people with cervical spine dysfunction . Clinical reasoning models supported by clinical practice and psychology studies will be utilised as frameworks for decision-making. Furthermore, recent clinical studies and clinical trials regarding assessment and rehabilitation of people with cervical spine trauma (e.g. whiplash) will be used as a basis for structuring the clinician’s thought process.
The course is in-line with forthcoming International Standards (IFOMPT) regarding Cervical Arterial Dysfunction.

WAD - Whiplash associated disorders

Course Description

This brand new 1-day event is a focussed workshop on contemporary issues related to whiplash and whiplash associated disorder (WAD). It aims to give the clinician a thorough understanding of the evidence and best practice related to the patient group, in a time-efficient manner. The main purpose of the workshop is to ensure that attendees understand how they can optimise their clinical practice to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. This will be done through dissemination of published evidence and hands-on, interactive case study practical sessions.

Topics covered include:


  • “It’s all just for the compensation” Really? A meaningful and real-world synthesis of the best and latest evidence surrounding whiplash and whiplash associated disorder.
  • “But I don’t know how to test the cranial nerves” Risk assessment: assessing for serious pathologies, especially cervical arterial dysfunction and ligamentous instability.
  • “It’s just a stiff neck and tight muscles” No it’s not. Assessment of patients with WAD, based on a contemporary understanding of what WAD REALLY is.
  • “Chin-up, chances are you’ll get better” Really? Who is most likely to suffer chronic pain? Understanding which patients to focus treatment on.
  • “Have this exercise leaflet, and we’ll do some mobilisation” No we won’t. What works and what doesn’t work according to the evidence. Practical sessions for best management strategies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise and interpret the best of the evidence surrounding this area
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to risk assessment for serious pathologies 

  3. Differentiate sub-groups of patients regarding risk of chronicity and chance of responding to treatment
  4. Understand which interventions work, and which don’t 

  5. Demonstrate advanced assessment and management strategies based on latest evidence 

  6. Reflectively evaluate your own practice to ensure that you are optimising your knowledge and skills, and maximising patient potential


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