Tissue Repair

 

This study day takes the current issues and research evidence in Tissue Repair and considers them in some detail and then aims to explore how manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy can influence the processes involved.

This type of course aims to integrate the different treatment approaches rather than dealing with them in isolation. Tissue healing and repair is central to many of the patients that we come across and is an area of research that Tim has been involved with some regularity over the years, publishing numerous papers along the way.

As with the electrotherapy update, it is possible to tailor the course to meet your needs, and different versions have been run for different professional groups including nurses, osteopaths, sports therapists, podiatrists and GP's.

The course aims to draw together the theoretical basis, the research evidence and the clinical application to make the information as relevant as possible for the working therapist.

It is commonplace in therapy practice to be dealing with damaged, repairing or poorly repaired tissue. This would include patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal tissue insults, repetitive or overuse conditions and several different degenerative presentations. Understanding how damaged tissues undergo repair is therefore central to our management for all of these patient groups. There is no doubt that manual therapy, exercise therapy, heat, cold and several electrotherapy modalities can influence the repair events. If a physiological process can be influenced in a positive way, it must also be possible to have a detrimental effect - which clearly we wish to avoid. The Tissue Repair programme will explore current issues in terms of tissue repair processes, explore, with evidence, the effects of therapy interventions and consider the emerging techniques which we may add to our toolkit in these regards. The information will be made as accessible as possible such that it can be employed with immediate effect in practice.