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Functional restoration


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In partnership with KALSI Education, APA is proud to bring you a brand new series of online modules for your professional development

Module format includes text, 15 interactive tests of your understanding, 38 pictures and numerous tables/figures.

Learning Objectives:

Understanding function restoration

On completion of this module the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge to:

  • Be aware of the history and evidence-base for Functional Restoration. 
  • Understand the mechanisms of Functional Restoration including tissue healing, central sensitisation, psychosocial factors and impact of exercise. 
  • Understand the importance of detailed assessment of pathoanatomical, psychosocial and neurophysiological aspects of the patient in preparation for Functional Restoration. 
  • Have awareness of clinical and narrative reasoning in Functional Restoration.
  • Have developed insight into Functional Restoration including; the source of symptoms, barriers to recovery, treatment options, program timeframes/expectations for recovery, goal setting and negotiation around passive treatment.

Functional restoration in a primary pathoanatomical problem

On completion of this module the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge to:

  • Have developed insight into isolated core stability training, supervised functional core stability, high level Functional Restoration exercises, and progression to independent exercise. 
  • Understand a range of other important strategies for Functional Restoration including; postural management, taping, management of inflammation, pacing, graded activity, self management strategies, relaxation, sleep management, dealing with flare ups and managing work issues.

Functional restoration with non-physical barriers to recovery

On completion of this module the practitioner should have sufficient knowledge to:

  • Provide detailed descriptions in identifying patients with non-physical (psychosocial and/or neurophysiological barriers) to recovery.
  • Modify the patient explanation for such patients with "Multi-factorial Persistent Pain".
  • Provide specific management of psychosocial and neurophysiological barriers to recovery within a Functional Restoration program including; management of work issues, heightened pain focus, fear avoidance, sleep issues, mood issues and unhelpful beliefs.
  • Understand the importance of communication with all stakeholders and clinical note taking.


CPD Hour: 4 Hours


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