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ALTERATIONS OF THE RAQUIS. COMPETITIVE OBSERVATION LEARNING PROGRAM FOR THE APPROACH TO PHYSIOTHERAPY IN SCOLIOSIS

Spinal alterations represent a physiotherapy problem of considerable incidence in the young population. The subject “Physiotherapy Clinical Specialties I”, of the third year of physiotherapy, presents the need of consolidate anatomical and physiological concepts that influence exercise decision-making. At the same time, static and dynamic observation of the body as a whole are required to assess any possible deficiency and propose their functional recovery.
The objective of this project is to use a recreational resource, such as a skill game and individual and group competitiveness, to assimilate and consolidate functional diagnosis and physiotherapy criteria, concluding in the critical evaluation of the techniques and guidelines of kinesitherapy and their correct execution accordingly to the different objectives of each exercise.
The process begins with the use of sheets and forms for the consolidation of anatomical and physiological concepts, with image content that must be interpreted in a concise way and a single response. Mnemonic rules are used, giving rise to responses of specific alterations, and finally, the clinical cases that include a summary description of symptoms whose response requires specific physiotherapy techniques. Progressively, medical and imaging diagnostic concepts are included. Radiographs are included to identify patterns of injury. Each card is exposed for a few minutes (depending on the complexity of the answers) before moving on to the next one. The time used and the correct answer adds a score to the end of the process. In the grading screen that the teacher uses and exposes in class,.
Competitiveness is an incentive for learning, stimulates continuous attention and students show satisfaction in achieving progressive results, with always a final understanding of the technique.
The qualification is always a more or less positive score and is applied as a plus to the percentage of continuing education. The theoretical-practical activity has a playful nature while improves learning.