This one day, highly practical course will give you the skills and knowledge to accurate diagnose of Patello-femoral pain considering differential diagnosis. The course explores ideal lower limb biomechanics, explore local, proximal and distal deficits related to PFP, and how to identify and address them in a clinical setting. The evidence behind, and practical application of interventions including prefabricated foot orthoses prescription, taping, movement pattern retraining, exercise rehabilitation, and adjunctive manual therapy are explored.
The course will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops.
1. Understand how to make an accurate diagnosis of PFP, considering differential diagnosis of tendon, ligament, meniscus and joint pathologies
2. Develop an awareness of common local, proximal and distal deficits which may relate to PFP pathology and how to identify their presence in a clinical setting
3. Understand the evidence base for common physiotherapy interventions for the management of PFP and when to apply this in the clinical setting, including: exercise (local, proximal and distal), taping, massage/mobilisation, and adjunctive interventions
4. Develop an understanding of the concept of movement retraining in the management of PFP and how to apply this in a clinical setting
5. Understand the implications of adolsecent PFP and PFJ osteoarthritis and how best to manage them in a clinical setting
6. Understand the importance of pain-related fear and how to address it with education and exercise
This course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton, who has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 80 peer reviewed publications. He teaches courses in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia. Clinically, Christian specialises in the management of persistent and challenging knee and running related injuries, working with a range of elite athletes and in conjunction with many of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic specialists. This vital clinical insight ensure you will take away immediately clinically applicable skills.
The cost of the course: £160 Early Bird (till 31.01.2020) , £185 normal price