Neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) dysfunction is one of the world’s most costly and disabling health conditions. This exciting new programme aims to consider the most effective ways of managing people with such conditions. The programme is a development of our successful Manual Therapy pathway and now reflects more than ever the latest evidence and thinking behind NMS management. We offer participants the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills for the assessment and management of people with long-standing NMS dysfunction. The programme is designed for physiotherapists and related health care professionals who wish to advance their practice and aim to offer the best possible care for their patients.
The emphasis of the programme is on critical thinking and practice which incorporates evidence-based approaches towards NMS healthcare. The scientific evidence relating to diagnosis and interventions for people with NMS dysfunction is rapidly evolving, and serves to contradict much traditional thought and practice. This programme aims to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and physical skills for synthesis and applying this evidence.
The understanding of modern pain science, incorporating evidence-based movement and exercise approaches will form the basis of the programme. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and critical thinking through contemporary learning and assessment methods, including the use of social media.
The core modules of the programme will be integrated with research training, and participants on the full MSc pathway will be given the opportunity to undertake a research project related to NMS dysfunction.
Postgraduate study is an essential investment in career progression and the pursuit of excellence in care delivery. We hope you will join us during this challenging and fulfilling stage of your career and we look forward to working with you to achieve your highest goals.
Please note: This is a postgraduate course requiring a minimum of two years' clinical experience. If you would like to train to become a physiotherapist, please see our undergraduate course.
The MSc Physiotherapy does not lead to registration as a physiotherapist.