Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Course Project

Original Editor - Mandy Roscher Top Contributors - Kim Jackson and Mandy Roscher



The Clinical Presentations Project is part of the Advanced NMS Course- NMSPG and forms part of the 2020 Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal (ANMS) Course. The ANMS Course is a 1-year certificate course run through the Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group, a special interest group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy. Student groups will be allocated a topic relating to classic clinical neuromusculoskeletal presentations and will either create new pages or review and update existing Physiopedia pages in this area.

Course Instructor

Mandy Roscher

Instructions to Students

Full instructions will be provided to students via the ANMS online learning platform. Students must update their allocated Physiopedia page so it contains up to date clinical research and the following information:

  • Clinically relevant anatomy
  • Mechanism of injury. Pathological process
  • Clinical Presentation/ Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Outcome Measures
  • Management/ Interventions
  • Resources

New references added should ideally be within 5 years

Getting Started

To get you started you can find help on the Guide to taking part in a student project.

You may also find the User Tutorials useful.


Your content should be accurate, evidence-based, and relate to current physical therapy practice. It should have appropriate and accurate inclusion of hyperlinks (see Making links) and citations (see Referencing), these hyperlinks and citations should add knowledge value to your contributions. Your content should have absolutely zero spelling errors, zero grammar errors, zero breaches of academic integrity, and zero copyright violations. If you edit existing pages, your contributions should mesh well with the existing content on that page and be respectful of prior contributors.


After editing your page you will be required to write a short self-reflection on the process. Headings should include:

  1. What you did? (eg what changes or edits you made)
  2. What you learned?
  3. How this experience has influenced your practice

This will be uploaded to your portfolio in moodle.

Topics and Provincial Allocations

Free State

  1. Disc Herniation
  2. Lumbar Discogenic Pain
  3. Degenerative Disc Disease
  4. Lumbar Radiculopathy
  5. Spondylolysis / Spondylolisthesis
  6. Lumbar Spondylosis
  7. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  8. Lumbar Facet Syndrome

Western Cape

  1. Whiplash Associated Disorders
  2. Cervical Radiculopathy
  3. Cervical Myelopathy
  4. Cervicobrachial Syndrome / Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  5. Cervical Stenosis
  6. Migraine Headache
  7. Cervicogenic Headache
  8. Sacroiliac Joint Force and Form Closure
  9. Hip Osteoarthritis
  10. Hip Labral Disorders
  11. Labral Tear
  12. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  13. Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee
  14. Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee
  15. Patellar Tendinopathy
  16. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

North Gauteng

  1. Anterior Knee Pain
  2. Knee Osteoarthritis / Discoid Meniscus
  3. Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee
  4. Hypermobility Syndrome / Internal Impingement of the Shoulder
  5. Rotator Cuff Tears
  6. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  7. Adhesive Capsulitis
  8. SLAP Lesion / Bankart Lesion
  9. Shoulder Dislocation / Shoulder Subluxation
  10. Anterior Shoulder Instability / Posterior Shoulder Instability
  11. Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  12. Shoulder Bursitis / Acromioclavicular Joint Disorders
  13. Scheuermann's Kyphosis
  14. Scoliosis
  15. Thoracic Radiculopathy / Thoracic Disc Syndrome
  16. Costochondritis