Physiotherapy Course Summary:
This course will focus on the management of knee injuries in cycling. As well as helping attendees with differential diagnosis and off the bike management strategies it will de- mystify the complexities of cycling position, equipment and shed some light on the technical aspects of cycling.
This will especially be useful for the clinicians who manage cycling injuries but are not familiar with the sport as well as experienced cycling clinicians looking to gain specific knowledge in this area.
This course is a combination of theory and practical, with a live demonstration of cycling analysis with specific focus on adjusting the bike for management of knee injuries. The course will provide participants with the opportunity to diversify by being able to confidently treat members of the cycling and triathlon community.
Take your practice to the next level with this detailed and specific course focusing on the most prevalent injury in cyclists. Clinical skills will be enhanced by improved reasoning and clinical examination of patients. The course will present delegates with business opportunities to diversify into the cycling and triathlon fraternities. Note: This course is geared toward road bikes however the concepts can be applied to commuter and mountain bikes.
The course will cover:
- Differential diagnosis of knee pain in cyclists
- Specific nature and causes of knee injuries in cyclists
- Specific assessment and treatment techniques for knee injuries in cyclists
- Comprehensive on-bike assessment and adjustments/bikefit specifically relating to management of knee injuries.
About the tutor:
Robert Brown, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
Robert was the Head Physiotherapist for ORICA-GreenEDGE (Scott) Pro-cycling team from 2011- 2014, working with Australian High-Performance cycling. This included stage wins and the team holding the leaders jersey in all three Cycling Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana) including two stage wins and four days in the yellow jersey at the 2013 Tour de France.
Robert graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2010, following on from his Graduate Entry Masters in Physiotherapy in 2006 and Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science) with honours in 2003, both from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Robert has presented and lectured extensively on management of cycling related injuries both in the UK and Australia along side other cycling clinicians including Team SKY. He also contributes to the Masters in Physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland