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Continuing Physiotherapy Education in Clinical Decision Making

Clinical success will depend on the quality of clinical decision making and reasoning, says Mark Jones an eminent Physiotherapist.

Today as Physiotherapy in India is moving towards independent council and first-hand patient referrals it is important for students to understand the nuances of this skill. Keeping this in mind, Department of Physiotherapy, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, organised a one day lecture series as a part of their annual CPE.

The guest speakers for the day were James Schomburgk and Mustufa Kagdi, co-founders Skills4Physios Learning Academy, Australia.

James Schomburgk graduated at the top his class from University of South Australia in 1995. He has more than 28 years of clinical and teaching experience. He has been teaching at various schools in Australia including being a Clinical Supervisor at School of Physiotherapy, University of South Australia. Currently he is Director at Back in Motion, and co-founder, Skills 4 Physios Learning Academy.

Mustufa Kagdi his Master of Manual and Sports Physiotherapy from University of South Australia in 2008. Has more than 12 years of clinical experience. He thoroughly enjoys teaching and has been a mentor at Back in Motion, University of South Australia and Flinders University. He is also Director at Skills 4 Physios Learning Academy.

Together they discussed various aspects of patient handling in terms of clinical reasoning, subjective examination, grades of mobilisation, irritability and severity.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Ali Irani, Hon. Prof, HOD, Physiotherapy Department, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital and attended by students from various Physiotherapy colleges in Mumbai and Bangalore in addition to the Masters of Physiotherapy students of Sunandan Divatia School of Science. It was a fun learning experience for all.

The speakers were impressed by the enthusiasm of the students and the arrangements done by the School. The event concluded on a positive note of more interactive sessions between the school and the learning academy.

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