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Versus Arthritis' paediatric and adolescent and adult 'Guide to the clinical assessment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions’ handbooks are formally endorsed by BSR.

These educational resources from Versus Arthritis focus on the clinical aspects of paediatric and adolescent and adult patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

The paediatric and adolescent resource covers an overview of the MSK system, guides to assessments and test, and responds to frequently asked questions. The adult handbook looks at topics including taking a history, examinations and how to record them, and investigations.

The handbook is a useful study guide resource for medical, nursing and allied health professional students. It covers a step-by-step approach to assessing people with MSK conditions to help you become competent and confident in their care.

Education Committee member Dr Pippa Watson wrote the foreword for the adult edition. She shares her thoughts below on why it's such a useful resource and how to apply what you learn to your daily practice.