Physiotherapy Course Summary:
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course reviews available literature on musculature of the hip, and draws on the PhD research and 25 years of clinical experience of the presenter to bring to you the evidence base for assessment and rehabilitation strategies for Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip & Pelvis.
This course will question commonly prescribed exercises:
- Are they targeting the muscles you think they are?
- Could they be actually be setting up your patient for long term joint damage?
This course will present evidence for the importance of:
1. Specificity of muscle recruitment
2.Targeted retaining of deep hip musculature to enhance joint protection and optimise movement patterns
3.Adequate progression to strength based training and tasks involving multidirectional control of movement
4. Choosing exercise type and position that is consistent with that of a muscle's inherent function
AIM OF THE COURSE:
1. Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the hip & pelvis.
2. Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practiced in the light of the presented evidence base
3. Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research base that is shaping contemporary clinical practice in this field.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- describe key elements required for optimal pelvic control
- detail stability mechanisms for the hip & pelvis
- define functional roles of the musculature surrounding the hip & pelvis
- determine the most appropriate exercise approach for an individual, using clinical reasoning strategies that consider type & stage of pathology; minimization of negative joint loading & optimisation of muscle recruitment in a manner that is consistent with the natural function of the target muscles.
This course includes 4-4.5 hours of online learning to be completed prior to the practical content. It also includes an ultrasound practical session with use of ultrasound machines for benefit of all. Please note however that it is not a pre-requisite to have workplace access to real time ultrasound.
ABOUT THE TUTOR:
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.
2-3.09.2017 Spire Murrayfield Hospital
122 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UD
7-8.09.2017 Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI)
The Chapel, Wellington Road, Kensal Rise, London NW10 5LJ
9-10.09.2017 BUPA Health Centre
4 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5BQ
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