Physiotherapy Course Summary:
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis represent a large burden on both the sporting and ageing populations. Growing evidence is shaping contemporary conservative management of tendinopathy. This course provides participants with guidance towards a deeper understanding of tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management. The information presented is based on both an emerging evidence base derived from scientific studies on structure and mechanobiological mechanisms, risk factors, impairments and the available information on effects of intervention, and over 25 years of clinical experience.
The course includes an online theoretical component (3-3.5h) , and a one day practical component.
AIM OF THE COURSE:
1. Bring together the available information on tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis with a particular focus on pathoaetiological mechanisms.
2. Provide a clinical interpretation of the scientific data with direction and practical ideas for management.
3. Highlight areas where research is deficient for those interested in adding to our evidence base for contemporary clinical practice in this field.
4. Teach practical skills involved in assessment & management of tendinopathies of the hip & pelvis.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
1. Describe basic tendon structure, and biological mechanisms occurring in both a homeostatic state and in a pathological tendon
2. Describe anatomical relationships, impairments, and postural and loading habits that may predispose to the development of each of the tendinopathies addressed - Gluteal tendinopathy, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, iliopsoas tendinopathy & adductor tendinopath
3.Assess appropriately using specific diagnostic tests, and tests of etiological mechanism
4. Develop maximally effective intervention programmes including both load management and exercise prescription
ABOUT THE TUTOR:
Dr Alison Grimaldi PhD, MPhty(Sports), BPhty
Alison completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 1990, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 1997, and her Doctorate in Philosophy in the Field of Physiotherapy (PhD) in 2008. Her PhD studies were concerned with improving our understanding of hip muscle function and the relationship with hip joint pathology and weightbearing stimulus. These studies involved research collaboration with the European Space Agency.
Alison continues to be passionate about extending our understanding of why we develop problems around the hip and pelvis, and what we can do to most effectively prevent and manage these problems. She is currently involved with research studies through the University of Queensland and University of Melbourne, co-supervises a number of PhD students, and has pioneered the use of Real Time Ultrasound technology for the assessment and retraining of muscle function around the hip & pelvis. Due to her voluntary contributions to research at the University of Queensland, Alison has been awarded the title Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.
on 4th September 2017 (Monday) in:
Life Fit Wellness
Falkirk Business Hub
Falkirk FK1 1RA
5th September 2017 (Tuesday) in:
Leeds Beckett University
Room PD711, Portland Building
Leeds LS6 3QW
The price of the course is: £195
To find more about the course please visit www.vitalpm.com or email us directly [email protected]