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Do you, as our colleague, want to get the chance to improve your critical thinking and decision-making skills? We give you the opportunity to treat clients with musculoskeletal spinal problems in order to enhance their everyday functioning. We invite you to take the leap and join us.

The roots of this module are based on Hubers'definition of health:

"Health has the ability to adapt and to self-manage, in the face of social, physical and emotional challeges (Huber, 2011)."

The aim of this module is to encourage you to make independent and evidence-based choices concerning the following topics:

We focus on musculoskeletal techniques, manual therapeutic techniques and how to implement them. These topics will be covered by using practical examples, utilizing case studies of real life clients who have musculoskeletal problems as a result of dysfunctional spinal movement.

You will endeavour to uncover these dysfunctional movements and gain valuable insights from your clinical reasoning. Once the dysfunctional movements have been identified, you will learn to develop problem-specific interventions. These interventions will focus on the individual needs and movement patterns of the client to improve their daily functioning.

This minor will give you a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal spinal dysfunction.

This minor is offered once a year as a block course.

It's also a specialization course that enables you to further deepen your skills and knowledge within the professional profile of your current study program.

General learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to implement segmental, regional and functional examinations and interventions
  • To be able to use and implement the HOAC II theory when treating patients with spinal movement dysfunction
  • To be able to use and implement the principles of evidence based practice
  • To assess the beliefs and expectations of patients with musculoskeletal problems
  • To facilitate and to coach patients with musculoskeletal problems in order to self-manage and increase their ability to adapt.

Meant for?
This minor is only meant for Physiotherapy students.

Admission requirements

  • You have achieved a minimal of 105 ECTS
  • HAN students: you have had sufficient patient contact (this means more than just a short job shadowing placement)
  • Other than HAN-students: you have finished at least one internship period

During this course you will be assessed in the following way:

In this minor your progress will be assessed through a portfolio, which will be developed throughout the course.

At the end of the minor you will be assessed on this portfolio in combination with a practical assessment in which you will have the chance to show the assessors that you are competent in the context spinal musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

The whole assessment will take one hour.


On average you have fifteen contact hours spread throughout the working week. On completing a full time minor, you will receive 30 study points equate to a study load of 840 hours.

This minor will last one semester an is run once a year.

Learning methods

There are several different ways in which you will be taught in this minor:

  • Tutor groups: focus on theory construction and clinical reasoning
  • Practical lessons: learning and implementing (new) skills
  • Journal club: judging and interpreting scientific literature
  • Lectures: offer more in-depth knowledge of specific subjects
  • Self-guided meetings: working with fellow students to develop your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills

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