The MSK Course

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Who Should Attend The MSK Course?

This MSK Course is ideal for any healthcare professional looking to expand their knowledge around the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain, particularly as these now use up to a third of appointments in primary care, and contribute a significant number of attendances to secondary and community care.

Led by an experienced panel of General Practitioners, Hospital Specialists and Extended Scope Physiotherapists, this course is suitable for all that consult on Musculoskeletal conditions.

In a tried and tested format of short snappy vignettes, case studies and live demonstrations, we will cover, literally from head to toe, all of the common MSK complaints and conditions that you are likely to see, alongside many of the rarer conditions you don’t want to miss.

Our MSK Education team is led by Mr Mike Whitehouse, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bristol. For over a decade Mike has been internationally respected as an MSK educationalists for Students, GPs and Specialists. He is well published and is a firm believer in reducing unnecessary interventions (both diagnostic and surgical.)

This MSK Course aims to inform and inspire, and will give you the tools to provide safe, effective and evidence based care for your patients.

What Does the MSK Course Cover?

Red Flags

  • Case Study: Bony Metastases
  • Case Study: Cord Compression
  • Case Study: Soft Tissue Sarcoma


  • Limping Child
  • Club Foot / Talipes
  • DDH
  • Osgood Schlatters

Chronic Pain (& Syndromes)

  • Fibromyalgia
  • CRPS
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Lower Limb

  • Case Study: Hip Pain
  • Case Study: Knee Pain
  • Case Study: Plantar Fasciitis
  • Foot Drop

Upper Limb

  • Case Study: Frozen Shoulder
  • Case Study: Rotator Cuff problems
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Case Study: Epicondylitis
  • Case Study: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome


  • Polyarthralgia
  • Gout
  • PMR
  • RA
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • SLE

Back and Neck

  • Case Study: Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Case Study: Neck Pain

Tricky Cases

  • We discuss tricky cases submitted by delegates and the best management plan

Who Choose This Minor Surgery Course?

Over the years our MSK Course has been developed and refined by a multidisciplinary team, including expert GPs, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Extended Scope Physiotherapists. Throughout these updates we’ve kept this highly acclaimed course fun, friendly and informative.

The MSK course is Primary Care focused. It includes a range of examination tips and ‘hacks’ to help practitioners rapidly form a working diagnosis and management plan for their patients.

We have over six years’ experience of running MSK Courses in the UK and abroad for internationally recognised bodies, including the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal College of General Practitioners and many CCGs.

This course is endorsed by our partner and the largest Primary Care educational provider in the UK, NB Medical Education, who share our passion for equipping healthcare professionals with the latest skills, knowledge and techniques.