Physiotherapy Course Summary:
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This two- day course aims to directly impact on the clinician's ability to assess and treat patients with sporting knee pathologies including patello-femoral pain, ACL injury and Rehab, meniscal pathologies and high- end rehab and return to performance in the active population. The course will explore the challenges relating to the rehabilitation of athletes with patello-femoral pain and patient following ACL reconstruction. ACL-R is a complex area with a client base ranging from a Sunday league footballer to elite athletes. Knowing when surgery is indicated and having a good patient specific approach to prehab, conservative management and post operative rehab is essential to best improve chances of optimal outcomes.
The course is a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions, totally underpinned by evidence. There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout and practical application in clinical settings.
This course is limited to a maximum of 24 participants – book early to secure your place.
1. Describe the aetiology of PFP and explain the relevance of their subjective examination and how this drives their physical examination.
2. Underpin their gluteal examination with anatomy and biomechanics, and prescribe accurate, effective gluteal exercises.
3. Discuss controversies around the VMO and describe when quads work is indicated, and how this can be done.
4. Be aware of indications for taping, and how this can be performed. Assess the biomechanics of the foot and identify when an orthotic may be useful.
5. Aware and able to implement all the key components, necessary for successful return to sports following ACL reconstruction
6. Identify and correct deficits in sprinting performance, landing mechanics and deceleration. Learn coaching drills to correct these deficits
7. Explore a criteria based progression criteria, following ACL-R and Improve confidence in returning players to their sport
8. Understand the current evidence regarding conservative management of mensical injuries (both traumatic and degenerative)
EARLY BIRD PRICE OF £250 instead normal price £275 until 31st Jan 2019.
TUTOR: Claire Robertson
Claire is a consultant physiotherapist in patellofemoral pain, at Wimbledon Clinics. She is actively involved in patellofemoral research, having published in many journals, including the American journal of Sports Medicine.
She is currently writing up a number of papers following extensive research on the vmo, and she has also recently finished a research grant researching patellofemoral crepitus. Claire's niche clinical practice and research activity places her perfectly to deliver this course.
Tutor: Benoy Mathew
Ben qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and has worked extensively in hospital, private practice and sporting settings within Asia, Middle East and the UK. Having specialised in musculoskeletal care, he works as an MSK Extended Scope Practitioner in the NHS and also in private practice.
He has developed special interest in treating complex lower limb pathologies, running injuries and chronic hip and groin patients.
Tutor: Glen Robbins
Prior to training as a Physiotherapist Glen worked in the fitness industry as a trainer for gyms and sports teams. He qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Keele in 2005. He spent his first 2 years working for a busy MSK private clinic in Iceland, before returning to the NHS and completing his MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire.
Since then he has worked primarily in private clinics and sports injury clinics in and around the London area and opened his own clinic, Hemel Physio, based in Hertfordshire in 2013.