Certificate in Advanced Sports Rehabilitation
Intensive Sports Physiotherapy
At the completion of this program, participants will:
- Be conversant with current evidence and clinical reasoning processes with respect to Sports Physiotherapy management of a range of sports injuries.
- Be proficient in applying spinal and peripheral joint, neural, soft tissue and muscle examination procedures for a range of sports injuries.
- Be proficient in determining a differential diagnosis for a range of sports injuries based on an integrated examination of the joint, muscle and neural systems.
- Be able to formulate the most appropriate and effective Sports Physiotherapy management programme for a range of sports injuries.
- Be proficient in applying an appropriate Sports Physiotherapy treatment strategy incorporating manual therapy treatment techniques, taping and sports specific exercise and rehabilitation programmes for a range of sports injuries.
- Be proficient in formulating rehabilitation protocols for a variety of sports injuries up to and including full return to sport at an elite level.
- Be conversant with current knowledge of strengthening and conditioning regimes for rehabilitation and return to sport.
In conjunction with KPTEN, Manual Concepts is running an intensive 10-day Certificate in Advanced Sports Rehabilitation course in Perth Australia from the 1st to 12th April 2019. Manual Concepts and our leading team of presenters will present a systematic approach to the management of the injured athlete with respect to: assessment, treatment in the clinical environment and rehabilitation utilizing sports specific programmes, including return to sports protocols up to an advanced level. Previous participants have highly recommended this programme. While this course has been arranged for a visiting group of French physiotherapists, and is translated into French, this should not be seen as a barrier to English speaking physiotherapists who may wish to learn from some of Australians highly acclaimed experts in this field. Translation is brief and will not impact on the learning objectives of achieving high levels of excellence in sports physiotherapy practice. The cost of the 10-day course is $3450 and includes catering for lunch. The closing date for registration is the 1st November 2018.
This comprehensive 10-day programme provides clinicians with intensive tuition in: Strengthening and conditioning for rehabilitation and injury prevention; Evaluation and management of spinal and peripheral sports injuries for a range of different sports and athlete ability; Biomechanical evaluation of the upper & lower limb; Lumbopelvic and lower limb pain disorders including muscle injury; Manual therapy; and taping among others.
This is a unique opportunity to be educated and closely supervised by our respected team of clinical educators led by Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Kim Robinson and Dr Toby Hall. Our Perth team of invited faculty members includes experts in the field of Sports Physiotherapy such as Prof Peter O’Sullivan, Tania Althorpe, Dr Merv Travers, Brett Slocombe, and Dr Jeff Boyle among others. The syllabus will address a range of commonly seen issues in the injured athlete.
Kim Robinson and Toby Hall are the coordinators of the programme but have been guided in the planning process by Specialist Sports Physiotherapists working at an elite level with a range of sports clubs and teams. Both Kim and Toby are also Fellows of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, they have over 60 years clinical experience and have taught manual therapy for more than 25 years at a postgraduate university level.
The programme begins with an introduction to the principles of management of the injured athlete progressing from acute management to treatment in the clinical environment through to rehabilitation of sports injury using specific programmes including return to sports protocols. In addition the programme will address the principles of exercise physiology for training strategies for anaerobic and aerobic sports, strength and conditioning programmes for injury prevention and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
Hip and groin pain is a common complaint for running/kicking/swimming athletes and differential diagnosis of the pelvis, hip and groin complex is critical. Accurate diagnosis will lead to a more successful rehabilitation programme. We will present a clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for the weekend warrior or elite athlete.
Biomechanical analysis of the functional kinetic chain is an important aspect of injury management and injury prevention as well as achieving optimal performance in sport. Lauren Shelley is an expert sports physiotherapist in the management of running injuries, and will present on lower limb biomechanical evaluation from the pelvis to the foot together with management.
Injuries of the spine are common in sport and can be complex. A systematic integrated neuromusculoskeletal evaluation of the spine will be presented. Curtin University based Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist Professor Peter O’Sullivan presents on management of lumbopelvic pain disorders. Strength and Conditioning expert Dr Merv Travers will progress the information provided into advanced athletic training and performance.
Tania Althorpe will guide the keen sports physiotherapist through evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and return to sport for patients with a range of different sporting disorders, including the child athlete. Other presenters, including Brett Slocombe (physiotherapist to the Australian Olympic swimming and Kayak teams), will elaborate on the rehabilitation of the shoulder complex in specific sports where recalcitrant shoulder problems can impede optimum performance.
Dr Merv Travels presents the current research addressing strengthening and conditioning, detailed assessment, early and long-term rehabilitation, strengthening programs, correction of the predisposing factors and return to sport.
Sports Physiotherapist for the West Coast Eagles football club Mark Finucane will present on the assessment, management and prevention of muscle injuries such as the hamstring, quads and calf. Other presenters will also be involved to give up to date current knowledge and skills regarding the management of the injured athlete.