Advanced Multidisciplinary Management of Facial Palsy
4:30 PM16:30

Advanced Multidisciplinary Management of Facial Palsy


To provide assessment and treatment strategies for synkinesis and prolonged facial paralysis.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will gain an understanding of;


  •  Synkinesis – theories behind it, challenges, onset etc
  • Understandingpatterns of synkinesis
  • Assessment of synkinesis using FGS
  • Theory of acupuncture and acupuncture case study
  • Theory of Botulinum toxin and case study
  • Surgery in facial palsy
  • Upper motor neurone facial palsy and its management
  • Case study –  to include stretches, massage, EMG relaxation and EMG delinking and NMR
  • Case study combination of above
  • Participants will also be expected to present case studies on day 2
View Event →
Vestibular Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists
to Oct 14

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists

  • The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anatomy, common pathologies, assessment and outcome measures will be presented with time allocated to practice the oculomotor assessment. Treatment and principles of progressions will be outlined and illustrated using several case studies. BPPV will be covered in detail on day two with theory sessions, observation of eye movement videos and practice of assessment and treatment manoeuvres.

View Event →
GI Effects Training Day
9:00 AM09:00

GI Effects Training Day

By evaluating targeted biomarkers, the GI Effects® Stool Profiles can reveal hidden conditions that other stool tests may overlook. The GI Effects provides an informative report with synthesised actionable results and a D.I.G. treatment format (Digestion, Inflammation and Gut Microbiome). The test provides an expanded panel of commensal targets that offer insight into overall gut flora and possible treatments to restore robust gastrointestinal flora. GI Effects Stool Profiles also provides the best of technologic platforms for stool-based testing including a PCR assay for anaerobic bacteria and MALDI-TOF technology for the identification of cultivable species. During the course of the seminar, the speakers will explain the advanced faecal biomarkers in detail and will demonstrate their clinical relevance by presenting their own case studies.

Seminar Learning Objectives

To understand how the GI Effects Profile can assess exocrine pancreatic function and digestion and absorption of

• Proteins and fats. How can Calprotectin, EPX and Faecal SIgA provide further information on possible current, active inflammation in the gut.

• An understanding of the role of Short Chain Fatty Acids and their importance to overall gut health

• To gain insight into the microbiome and how the differing technologies of PCR and culture can help provide a more

• Comprehensive bacterial picture of your patient and how it may be modified.

• To understand parasitology infections and how best to address them.

View Event →
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Acute Facial Palsy
9:00 AM09:00

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Acute Facial Palsy


To provide an introduction to the assessment and management of the patient with facial palsy.

Learning outcomes:

I gained an understanding of:

  • The function of the face and the impact that facial palsy will have on the individual in terms of both physical and emotional well being.
  • Facial anatomy and the control of facial movement
  • Causes of facial weakness
  • Assessmentand recording of facial function
  • Selection of appropriate treatments



View Event →
Institute of Functional Medicine - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
to Jun 16

Institute of Functional Medicine - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) synthesises the latest medical research with a model of care that integrates each patient’s individual history, genetics, and lifestyle factors. AFMCP equips clinicians to design effective, personalized treatments for each patient.

What I Learnt

  • Established and emerging diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies.
  • How to design nutritional and lifestyle interventions to improve patient compliance and outcomes.
  • How to integrate appropriate assessment tools to diagnose, treat, and assess patient outcomes from a Functional Medicine approach.
  • How to utilize innovative and practical assessment tools.
  • Methods to establish a mutually empowering partnership between clinician and patient.
  • The scientific basis for Functional Medicine principles and fundamental clinical imbalances.

Why did I do this course:

I have been treating facial pain patients for a few years now and I have noticed that the patient has many other medical conditions as well as their pain. Physiotherapy alone was not enough to help these patients. So, I decided to to functional medicine to give patients nutritional and lifestyle services alongside physiotherapy.


View Event →
BSCOSO From Mystery to Mastery. TMJ: Physical Therapy, Orthodontics, Surgery
to Mar 5

BSCOSO From Mystery to Mastery. TMJ: Physical Therapy, Orthodontics, Surgery

For years, TMJ treatment remains one of the most mysterious topics in the field. Let’s face it: when challenged with TMJ disorders in the room, doctors step into uncertainty. They are aware of at least several treatment perspectives and still are rarely sure about the most proper treatment protocol.

At best, professionals give credence to methods and protocols they are most familiar with. Yet, orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, physical therapy and osteopathy offer alternative solutions. Are some solutions better than others for particular cases? The proper solution is the magical solution, but how can one find it?

BSCOSO Spring Course provided a comprehensive overview of diverse TMJ treatment options in order to shift from mystery to mastery. 

View Event →
Craniofacial Therapy Academy (CRAFTA)
to Mar 18

Craniofacial Therapy Academy (CRAFTA)

Basic Course Module 1

Craniomandibular dysfunction and its functional relationships

Pain mechanisms of the relevant structures of the craniomandibular region, the function of the temporomandibular joint and its neurophysiological, bio-mechanical and functional relationships with the cervical spine, the cranium and the nervous system are treated primarily here.

The focus of the seminar is on the subjective assessment, examination and treatment techniques in the craniomandibular region and an update of neurobiological and anatomical knowledge about the function of the craniomandibular region.

A dentistry lecture on rail therapy and the presentation of syndromes such as bruxism, bracing, (cervical) headaches, neuralgia, otomandibular syndrome round off the theory balanced in theory and practice.


  • Functional (neuro) anatomy and pathophysiology
  • pathologies
  • differential diagnoses


  • Palpation of the reference points
  • Physical examination
  • treatment techniques
  • Treatment setup - general and with regard to syndromes
  • Patient presentation with a following-up

Basic Course - Module 2

Craniofacial dysfunction and its functional relationships

The function of the cranium and knowledge about the adaptation and the movement patterns of the cranium (cranial dynamics) on evidence-based knowledge are the main focus of this seminar.

The classification of pain mechanisms, examination and treatment techniques at the Neuro- and Viscerocranium as well as an update of neurobiological and anatomical knowledge about the function of the cranium provide a comprehensive overview of the cranial structures.


  • General Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis
  • Cranial dynamics
  • Functional Anatomy of Neurocranium and Viscerocranium
  • Clinical patterns of the cranial region and the pain mechanisms


  • Palpation of the cranium and facial skeleton
  • Physical examination of the kranio-facial complex. Such as inspection, introduction to the clinic and passive examination and treatment techniques
  • Management of craniofacial syndromes in children and adults

Basic Course - Module 3

The cranial nervous system. Investigation, treatment and management

This part is about recognizing clinical patterns of cranial nerve dysfunction and neuropathy. Conduction (tests of conductivity) and neurodynamic tests of all cranial nerves as well as nerve palpations are presented here. Mobilization, facilitation and neuromassage of the extracranial nerves are treated in practical proportions


  • Physical dysfunction of the nervous system

  • Functional neuroanatomy and neurodynamics of the cranial nerves
  • Peripheral neuropathic pain mechanisms and cranial nerves
  • differential diagnosis
  • Clinical conclusion regarding cranial nerves


  • Conductivity tests (conductivity)

  • Examination and treatment by palpation techniques

  • Neurodynamic tests of the cranial nerves
  • treatment principles
  • Treatment of syndromes, including vasomotor headache, cranial neuropathy, atypical facial nerve pain, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paresis, dysfunction, speech and swallowing disorders
  • patient Presentation


View Event →
Masters Module on Differential Diagnosis and Management of TMD
to Jun 12

Masters Module on Differential Diagnosis and Management of TMD

About this module

This Masters Level module, of 20 academic credits has evolved through collaboration between the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders (ACPTMD) and the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool. It has been specifically developed for healthcare professionals who specialise in the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of patients with temporomandibular joint disorders. It has a multi-professional focus and emphasis is placed upon the development of effective clinical reasoning strategies based upon the use of ‘best evidence’ and reflective practice. Delivery is blended in approach with a 5 day block of teaching at the University, followed by online delivery using pre-recorded lectures, student-led group tasks through discussion boards. The Faculty represents the holistic, multi-professional approach required in order to effectively assess, diagnose and manage patients with TMD. Faculty members include lecturers from Dentistry, Radiology, Human Anatomy, Surgery and Physiotherapy. In addition students will spend a half day session in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre in order to consolidate their knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics.

Module aims

1. To equip the health care professional with the requisite in-depth knowledge and understanding to undertake critical clinical reasoning to effect accurate differential diagnoses and patient management following clinical examination of patients presenting with suspected temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).

2. To develop the student's ability to reflect critically on his/her professional development within a specific practice environment to inform future practice in relation to TMD. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the module the participant will be able to: 1. evaluate critically the key elements of subjective and objective examination procedures for temporomandibular joint disorders using a clinical reasoning process; 2. reflect critically upon clinical decision making using appropriate evidence based practice;

3. analyse critically normal and abnormal clinical assessment findings including diagnostic tests to establish a reasoned differential diagnosis;

4. apply critically the findings from the differential diagnosis in order to establish an effective patient - centred management strategy;

5. reflect critically upon their own development with emphasis on the identification of professional learning needs;

6. reflect critically on clinical activity and the limitations of their role and that of other disciplines within the practice setting to ensure patient safeguarding.

View Event →