Advanced Sports Rehabilitation
At the completion of this program, participants will:
- Be conversant in clinically relevant developments in anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology & pathoanatomy pertinent to sports injury management.
- 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.
- Be proficient in determining a differential diagnosis 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 suitable for the assessed condition.
- Be proficient in applying an appropriate Sports Physiotherapy treatment strategy incorporating manual therapy treatment techniques, taping and sports specific exercise and rehabilitation programmes.
- Be proficient in formulating rehabilitation protocols for a variety of sports up to and including full return to sport at an elite level.
- Be conversant with current knowledge and protocols for on-field management of the injured athlete.
- Be conversant with current knowledge of strengthening and conditioning regimes for rehabilitation and return to sport.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course
Skills and information you will acquire
At the completion of the four-week program the participants will:
- Be conversant in the most recent developments in anatomy, pathoanatomy and age related changes of the spinal column
- Be aware of the evidence base for manual therapy and the disorders suitable for this approach
- Have an understanding of pain mechanisms, their clinical relevance, and appropriate measures to address complex chronic pain disorders and the neurophysiological basis for pain relief by manual therapy.
- Be proficient in applying spinal, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and lower limb articular, neural and motor control examination procedures.
- Be proficient in determining a differential diagnosis based on an integrated, clinical reasoning informed examination of the articular, neural and motor control examination systems.
- Be able to formulate the most appropriate and effective manual therapy management programme suitable for the assessed condition.
- Be proficient in applying an appropriate manual therapy treatment strategy incorporating manual treatment techniques and specific exercises.
- Be able to integrate clinical and theoretical constructs to achieve and reflect on clinical outcomes
Postponed till further notice
Manual Concepts and its leading team of presenters are offering an exciting annual programme in Sports Physiotherapy. This course will present a systematic approach to the management of the injured athlete with respect to: acute on-field management, treatment in the clinical environment and rehabilitation utilizing sports specific programmes, including return to sports protocols.
This comprehensive four-week programme provides clinicians with intensive tuition in: Strengthening and conditioning for rehabilitation and injury prevention; Evaluation and management of spinal and peripheral sports injuries including muscle, tendon, neural tissue and joint injuries; Biomechanical evaluation of the upper & lower limb; Lumbopelvic motor control; Manual therapy including manipulation and mobilization with movement; Clinical psychology in rehabilitation and performance; Sports dietetics for performance and rehabilitation; Taping for injury prevention, pain-relief and muscle facilitation
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 Jenny McConnell, Prof Peter O’Sullivan, Chris Perkin, Tania Althorpe, Dr Merv Travers, Brett Slocombe, Dr Tim Mitchell, and Boris Kazakov among others. The syllabus will address all body areas.
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 20 years at a postgraduate university level.
The programme begins with an introduction to the principles of management of the injured athlete progressing from acute on-field 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.
Massage is a commonly used but a poorly applied modality. A four-stage deep dynamic soft tissue mobilization framework has been developed to treat muscle and connective tissue pathology. This theoretical model will be placed in clinical context and practical application demonstrated and practiced.
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. Jenny McConnell is a world leading authority on the knee, working extensively with athletes from a basic to an elite level. Jenny will provide significant input into the programme, with a workshop on lower limb biomechanical evaluation from the pelvis to the foot together with management incorporating EMG biofeedback labs, exercise prescription, taping, and manual therapy.
Injuries of the spine are common in sport and can be complex. A systematic integrated neuromusculoskeletal evaluation of the spine will be presented. This approach will incorporate evaluation of articular, motor control and neural tissue disorders. Curtin University based Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist Professor Peter O’Sullivan and Dr Tim Mitchell present on management of motor control impairment. This is an essential component of the assessment of athletes with spinal disorders. Dr Tim Mitchell and 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 shoulder disorders. 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 the pathomechanics of tendinopathies, differential diagnosis, predisposing factors, clinical features, imaging techniques of lower and upper limb tendinopathies, detailed assessment, early and long-term rehabilitation, strengthening programs, correction of the predisposing factors and return to sport.
Taping is a commonly employed technique in sports physiotherapy. Taping techniques for injury prevention, post injury recovery, biomechanical re-alignment, neuromuscular re-education improving motor control, pain management and postural correction will be presented.
For athletes, injury can be psychologically challenging and understanding the psychology of injury is an important part of managing the injured athlete. Mental skills training and the psychology of enhanced performance is also an important tool that the Sports Physiotherapist should be able to call on. A clinical psychologist specializing in the sport will present this important session.
Another means of improving performance and optimizing recovery from injury may be through a better understanding of nutrition. Boris Kazakov works closely with athletes competing at all levels. His expertise in this very specialized area will further complement our exciting and extensive programme.