The aim of the University Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy (OMPT) is to provide the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to create professionals capable of working as clinicians, scholars and researchers and undertaking specific communication, leadership and health promotion roles as part of an interdisciplinary team.
The curriculum’s main objectives may be summarised as follows:
- To adopt a procedural approach based on patient-centred care, current scientific evidence and measurement results.
- To recognise the risk factors, precautions and contraindications and involve the patient in the assessment and treatment process.
- To determine whether the OMPT treatment is suitable for a particular patient.
- To perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s neuro-musculoskeletal system, including functional abilities and conditions.
- To establish a clinical diagnosis and design a comprehensive treatment plan as a main component of a multidisciplinary team within the health system.
- To gain a command of all OMPT therapeutic procedures with a view to alleviating pain and optimising the patient's functional abilities.
- To base clinical practice on advanced clinical reasoning as part of a patient-centred care model.
- To design and actively take part in health management and promotion programmes as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team within the process of providing individual care to a patient/client.
- To critically examine current scientific evidence and integrate this evidence and the patient’s preferences and clinical symptoms into the treatment process.
Holders of a degree in Physiotherapy