CLINICAL REASONING Fast and Slow Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice ’19 – ATHENS

--Spaces available: 30

Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize clinical course on CLINICAL REASONING
Fast and Slow Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice” with Mark Jones BS (Psych), RPT, Grad Dip Advanced Manip Ther, MAppSc (Manip Therapy), APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer, Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia as instructor.

The course lasts 2 days and will take place:

In Athens on October, 08 – 09 2019

The course fee is 300€.

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 100€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

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Deadline date for registrations: August, 08 2019

The rest amount of 200€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

Athens’s Venue: Course Room «epimorfosis»

105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303


LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 30 individuals. If candidates are more than 30 a waiting list will be kept, based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course is addressed to Physiotherapists and other Health Professionals.

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.




This two-day clinical reasoning seminar will provide an overview of key clinical reasoning theory, including the “Hypothesis Categories” framework developed by Mark Jones. Participants will increase their understanding of essential clinical judgments within a biopsychosocial approach to practice. Common errors in clinical CR1reasoning will be highlighted along with strategies to minimise errors. Application of clinical reasoning theory will be promoted through analysis and discussion of a patient case.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of clinical reasoning theory
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of how clinical reasoning is informed by information obtained in the patient interview and physical examination
  3. Recognise common errors of diagnostic and psychosocial focussed clinical reasoning
  4. Demonstrate advanced application of clinical reasoning theory in the clinical reasoning of a case study
  5. Demonstrate understanding of factors influencing clinical reasoning and strategies for minimising errors and improving clinical reasoning













P1030184 Mark Jones BS (Psych), RPT, Grad Dip Advanced Manip Ther, MAppSc (Manip Therapy), APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer, Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Mark Jones is a Senior Lecturer on the University of South Australia Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy program with 30 years’ experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy. Mark graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and then completed his Physical Therapy studies at the University of Iowa. Having developed an interest in manual therapy Mark travelled to Australia to study Manipulative Physiotherapy and after completing his Graduate Diploma in 1985 under Geoff Maitland he completed his Master’s degree by Research in 1989. The title of his thesis was “Facilitating Students’ Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy Education”. Mark worked clinically, taught and published with Geoff Maitland and continues to promote integration of contemporary physiotherapy research and theory into the “Maitland Concept”. Mark has a special interest in biopsychosocial health care and the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy. He has conducted and supervised research in the areas of clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with over 90 publications including three editions of the text “Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions” and the text “Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists”. His latest text “Clinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice” was published in 2019. Mark has presented 30 Keynote Conference presentations and has taught professional development courses in clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy across 26 countries.

Time Schedule

Day 1
08.30 Registrations
09.00 Aspects of expertise, World Health Organisation ICF model of health and disability – Scope of knowledge and clinical reasoning required in practice
10.30 Medical versus musculoskeletal physiotherapy “diagnosis”, Limitations of pathology-focussed reasoning, The hypothesis-oriented, cyclic process in clinical reasoning, Cognition and metacognition
12.30 Break
13.00 “Fast” versus “slow” thinking, Types of clinical patterns, Common “fast” thinking/reasoning errors in human judgement
14.30 Clinical Reasoning and logic: Deductions, inductions and abductions, Hypothesis categories framework, Medical / red flag screening
16.00 Risks of pattern recognition and common errors in musculoskeletal “Diagnostic” reasoning, Case study application of hypothesis categories framework (pre-course homework)
17.00 End of day 1

Day 2
09.00 Patients’ perspectives on their experiences, Maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and emotions (e.g. catastrophizing, hypervigilance), Stress and coping theory informing reasoning, Importance of emotions and self-efficacy
10.00 Self-regulation model: Illness representations, Stress / distress continuum, Don’t forget social factors, Musculoskeletal physio “psychosocial” assessment: Questionnaires and Interview
12.30 Break
13.00 Neuroscience of patients’ thoughts, feelings and pain, Musculoskeletal physio psychosocial management, Beliefs to address in management, Common errors in musculoskeletal psychosocial reasoning
16.00 Skilled questioning and communication, Critical thinking and clinical reasoning, Identifying and challenging assumptions, Strategies to avoid assumptions, Self-reflection worksheets, Clinical pattern diaries
17.00 End of the course


Suggested Hotels

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Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373