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INTERNATIONAL AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

"Physio First do a fantastic job of getting the best speakers"

On this page you will be introduced to our variety of national and international speakers who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge in April next year. Here you will learn their background, specialist subjects and a taste of the expertise to come at conference 2017

International Speakers

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is an NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Senior Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

Paul has three doctorates; one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration and balance. The large multidisciplinary Research Centre that Paul leads aims to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical practice.

He has received numerous international research awards (2006 and 2011 ISSLS Prize [premier international prize for spine research from the International Society for the study of the Lumbar Spine]; Suzanne Klein-Vogelbach Prize), leadership awards (emerging leader in Health [Next 100 Awards], Future Summit Australian Leadership Award). Paul has published over 280 scientific papers and book chapters, presented 120 invited lectures at major conferences in 30 countries, and received $AU23 million in research grants. He is the author of three clinical texts that have sold over 30,000 copies internationally. He has presented workshops for more than 5,000 physiotherapists and medical practitioners in more than 40 countries. He is the lead chief investigator on the first physiotherapy based NHMRC Program Grant (~$AU8 million) and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.

Dr Tania Pizzari

Tania Pizzari graduated from La Trobe University with honours in 1997, and with a PhD in 2002. Tania lectures and conducts research part-time in the La Trobe University Department of Physiotherapy. She regularly conducts lectures and practical sessions for the Australian Physiotherapy Association on shoulder, knee and hamstring injuries and is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists of Australia. She is a regular speaker at National and international Sports Medicine conferences. Tania is able to provide particular expertise in the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions as well as the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children.

You can also find out more about Tania on her website

 

Director of Contracting and Business Development for TAI

Rich Katz

Rich is an Executive Partner with Therapeutic Associates (TAI) a company that dates back 64 years and owns and operates 85 therapy locations across the western United States.  Rich is the Director of Contracting and Business Development for TAI and serves as the Executive Director for Northwest Rehab Alliance (NWRA). NWRA is a network of 350 therapy locations serving Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in the United States. NWRA features over 1200 physical and occupational therapists that serve the health insurers in the NW region of the country, along with a variety of business support services that benefit both the health plans and the therapy practices that are part of his network. 

Rich brings close to 30 years of health plan negotiating, contracting, marketing and business development experience to our conference and will be offering his expertise during his education day course.  He hopes to contrast the delivery systems in the UK and the US in a way that may help PhysioFirst members envision their future as providers of rehabilitation services in our country.  He also hopes to share his history of creating a network of providers so our members can understand what was found to be successful and to know what failed. Finally, he will offer answers to questions about strategy and tactics he has used to create an effective therapy network for his members and a valuable relationship for the health insurers that have come to rely on TAI and NWRA.

You can find out more about Therapeutic Associates here and the NWRA here

Igor Tak

Igor's current PhD is on hip and groin pain in athletes, with a special focus on football. Igor has recently submitted a review on hip range of motion and groin pain: a case control series on sport specific hip range of motion (new developed test, practical physiotherapy attributes), some work on groin pain and femoroacetabular impingement (in the American Journal of Sports Medicine) and femoroacetabular impingement and loading in youth (in British Journal of Sports Medicine) and two papers on kicking biomechanics (in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness), all within the past year. 

Another of Igor's ongoing projects includes sports biomechanics, whereby he explains athletic performance and injury. He focuses his work on understanding physical movement in high speed actions and trying to further answer questions on how the body works to explain ongoing impairment in performance. The emphasis here is on football and soccer however it can be extrapolated towards other sports.

One of the very new things he has been involved in developing is an "on site" motion capture system based on integrated video and wireless (active 9 axis) sensors. This all functions on an iOS platform (similar to an "on site movement laboratory"). He has been developing this over the last three years and in 2016 his team's aim to have the first official version working. This system can be used for (tele) tracking of movement of his patients inside and outside of the clinic environment and hopes this will strengthen the relation between therapists, clientele and referring doctors in the next few years.

Igor hopes that further specialisation of physical therapy and integrating knowledge and skills from adjacent domains (like biomechanics and technology) will give physical therapy a unique proposition in the future.

 

MEET OUR HOMEGROWN SPEAKERS

"Excellent conference with appropriate, high quality speakers"

Homegrown Speakers

Consultant physiotherapist

Dr Dylan Morrissey

Dr Dylan Morrissey completed an MSc at University College London in 1998 and a PhD in 2005 at King's College London. He is now a consultant physiotherapist at Bart's Health NHS trust, London and senior clinical lecturer in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. QMUL is a Russell group university ranked in the top ten in the UK, and top 120 in the world. He leads a unique intercalated BSc in sports and exercise medicine, MSc modules relating to sports injury assessment and physiotherapy, and is academic lead for the Human Performance Laboratory.

He has gained £2.5m in research funding, with the majority as first applicant, and has authored 50 peer reviewed full papers. His main research interests are tendinopathy, evidence translation and the link between movement and pathology. His overarching career objective as a clinical academic is to combine the best of educational, clinical and research practice in order to develop and deliver high quality evidence based physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Find out more about Dylan on his website and on ecosep

Dr Ian Horsley

Ian has been a physiotherapist for over twenty years. In that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working with sportsmen and women. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently Ian is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and Technical Lead for the North directorate, as well as being clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

He has just concluded research, towards his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury.

He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Ian was also a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 Olympic Games and has joined the Games again in Rio 2016.

You can follow Ian's Back In Action practice on Twitter

Philip Glasgow

Phil is a visiting professor of the Ulster Sports Academy at the University of Ulster and teaches on a number of postgraduate sports medicine programmes at various UK and European universities.

Phil’s doctoral studies investigated factors influencing exercise-induced muscle damage and its management. He has extensive experience in high performance sport having worked with elite athletes from a wide range of sports including rugby union, football, hockey, athletics, boxing, cycling and swimming. He has worked at a number of major international sporting events including the Olympic Games (London 2012 & Rio 2016 (Team GB); Beijing 2008 (Team Ireland)), Commonwealth Games (Head Physiotherapist Team NI, Delhi 2010; Glasgow 2014) as well as numerous World and European Championships.

His interests are in the field of functional rehabilitation and in the management of muscle-tendon unit injuries. He is currently Vice President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Physios in Sport, UK). He regularly presents at international conferences on various aspects of sports medicine.

Phil will be presenting a lecture on athletic low back pain as part of our conference.

Founder of Painless Practice

James Butler

James Butler founded Painless Practice, which offers business support to physiotherapists through an email newsletter, workshops and direct support and coaching.  Prior to working in this field, James built a successful business in the environment sector and since 2002 he has worked on helping business owners, especially therapists, to build better practices.  He has worked with hundreds of clients, over thousands of hours in dozens of sectors.  He has written three books on practice development and speaks widely on the topic.  He has worked on programmes for business owners at both Cranfield School of Management and Cass Business School.

He lectured at our 2015 Soft Tissue annual conference on 'tips for building a practice that is resilient to changes in the current healthcare market' and received outstanding feedback.

You can find out more about James and his Painless Practice team here, and find out how to join their courses. More information can be found on our events page

 

CONFERENCE PRICES

"evening entertainment is always excellent for networking and socialising"

Please see rates below for our 2017 conference which will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre between 31 March - 02 April.

Early bird 1 ends 28 October 2016 - prices will increase from this date so don't miss out!

Conference rates

Conference rates

Education day

Education day courses start from £135 during our early bird 1 band. This rate will be available until 28th October 2016 and thereafter will increase.

We have a total of five courses available from lecturers; Seth O'Neill, Tania Pizzari, Rich Katz, and Igor Tak. You can find more information on our specialist education day page

If you wish to book any of the above, please call us on 01604 684 968 or email education@physiofirst.org.uk for further information.

*Members

early bird 1

*Members

standard

*Non-members

£135

£155

£185

 

 

 


Friday night exhibition launch

Friday night trade exhibition launch - tickets are £19 and include a hot two-course meal with two glasses of wine per person.

Your ticket will give you access to the exhibition as well as the chance to win some great prizes on offer from our array of exhibitors.

 

Members' conference rates

Early bird 1 ends 28 October 2016 - there will be a £20 increase after this date so don't miss out!

Early bird 2 ends 06 January 2017 - thereafter standard prices apply until 24 Feb 2017 when all bookings close.

Conference

*Members

early bird 1

*Members

early bird 2

*Members

standard

Full conference (Sat and Sun)

£280

£300

£330

Saturday only

£165

£185

£215

Sunday only

£165

£185

£215

 

 

 

 

 

 


Non-members' rates

These early bird 1 rates are available until 28th October 2016 and thereafter standard prices will apply

Book before this date to save £20!

Conference

Non-members early bird 1*

Non-members standard

Full conference (Sat and Sun)

£365

£385

Saturday only

£250

£270

Sunday only

£250

£270

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday night entertainment

Saturday night buffet and entertainment at the Orchard Hotel - tickets are £25 per person.

Your ticket entitles you to the hot buffet in the restaurant and an evening of dancing where the Retrobaits will be joining us.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the above, please contact 01604 684 968 or email us at education@physiofirst.org.uk

 

 

LECTURES TAKING PLACE OVER OUR CONFERENCE WEEKEND...

"I think 2016 was the best conference I have EVER been to!"

Our 2017 conference is set to be our biggest and best yet with topics ranging from biomechanics to business and sports injuries to shoulder pain. Click the panels below to find out more about our speaker's specialised lectures...

Lectures / Programme

Saturday 01 April 2017

Igor Tak 14:15hrs – 15:00hrs

Will biomechanics guide us in assessment and treatment of groin injury?

Igor will be joining us from the Netherlands to offer his expertise in the area of biomechanics. Coming away from this lecture, delegates will:

  • Understand the different forms of groin pain in athletes based on clinical entities
  • Recognise the huge effort put into research on groin pain in athletes
  • Critically appraise well know treatment strategies
  • Get a good feeling of where their own clinical work suits in a more dimensional approach
  • Explain why their approach might work in possible absence of straight evidence
  • Use basic biomechanical knowledge to further guide treatment

Additionally, Igor will be incorporating a manual, therapeutic approach to this lecture with exercise therapies based on biomechanical principles. The learnt information can be clinically applied in the assessment and treatment of patients with groin pain and patient populations with hip related problems and secondary groin pain.

Areas for further development

  1. Practical training in assessment sport specific functions regarding active stability and range of motion
  2. Clinical reasoning on sport biomechanics and the relation with injury and performance
  3. Step-wise approach in treatment planning of athletes

Tania Pizzari 14:00hrs - 14:45hrs

Unravelling the deep hip muscles: It's not the size that counts but how you use them

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the deep hip muscles in function and dysfunction of the hip;
  2. Appreciate the different segments of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus and their differential activation patterns;
  3. Understand deviations in muscle function of the stabilising muscles in common hip disorders;

Identify therapeutic exercises to apply in the presence of hip muscle dysfunction and hip pathology.

Skills gained:

  1. Enhanced understanding of the role of deep hip muscle function and the impact of disease and pathology.
  2. Evidence-based approach for exercise prescription in hip disorders.

Practical application:

Delegates will be able to:

  1. Apply their understanding of deep hip muscle function in clinical practice to a variety of patient populations including hip osteoarthritis, gluteal tendinopathy and femoro-acetabular impingement.
  2. Prescribe evidence-based exercises specific to deep hip muscle dysfunction

Further reading:

Semciw AI, Green RA, Murley GS, Pizzari T. (2014). Gluteus minimus: an intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior and posterior segments during gait. Gait Posture, 39(2), 822-826

Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Murley GS, Green RA. (2013). Gluteus medius: An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior, middle and posterior segments during gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(4), 858-864.

Semciw AI, Green RA, Pizzari T, Briggs C. (2013) Verification of a standardized method for inserting intramuscular EMG electrodes into uniquely oriented segments of gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Clinical Anatomy, 26(2), 244-252.


Dylan Morrissey 11:30hrs – 12:15hrs

The what and the how. A mixed methods perspective on pathways and knowledge translation for modern physiotherapy

Lecture description / overview -

This talk will share some recent work on pathways for managing MSK conditions and how these can be used to bridge the translational gap between evidence generation and clinical application. It sounds dry – but there will be lots of clinical tips and translatable resources shared. 

Who should attend this lecture - Everyone with an interest in how to better deliver patient care.

Course aims / learning outcomes - By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • design better patient pathways
  • consider the MDT in pathway design
  • have a better appreciation of how to get evidence into practice
  • have some concrete clinical tips to implement

Skills gained - Pathway design, knowledge incorporation, research demystification.

Practical application - This knowledge can be clinically applied in all patients’ management, but will be especially relevant to those with MSK pathology.

Areas for further learning / recommended reading - PDFs of key papers will be supplied.

Paul Hodges 14:50hrs – 15:35hrs

Low back pain: Matching the treatment to the patient

Lecture Overview:

Optimal approaches to management of low back pain are being hotly debated. Divergent approaches are being presented and there is growing confusion about when and how to apply different interventions. There is also a critical need to identify the most cost effective ways to design care pathways. Decision about when, if and how motor control interventions may be appropriate for a person with low back pain has become clouded. This presentation aims to resolve these issues.

Who should attend this lecture?

Physiotherapists who treat low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand different methods available to target treatments to patients
  • Understand the place for motor control training in management of low back pain – who should benefit and how can we identify this
  • Consideration of how and when to apply a motor control intervention
  • Consider alternative models to optimise the outcomes and efficiency of application of multimodal treatment to patients with low back pain

Skills Gained:

  • understanding of methods to consider appropriateness of motor control training to low back pain
  • understanding of methods to integrate different models of subgrouping/stratifying care for low back pain
  • Consideration of efficient methods to design care pathways

Practical Application:

  • Clinical ideas about integration of models of care and strategies for subgrouping
  • State-of-the-art consideration of role of motor control training in low back pain
Recommended Reading:
 
  • - Macedo LG, Maher CG, Hancock M, Kamper SJ, McAuley J, Stanton TR, Stafford R, Hodges PW. (2014) Predicting Response to Motor Control Exercises and Graded Activity for Low Back Pain Patients: Preplanned Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Physical Therapy. 94(11):1543-54
  • - Hodges, P.W., van Dillen, L., McGill, S., Brumagne,, S., Hides, J.A., Moseley, G.L. (2013) Integrated clinical approach to motor control interventions in low back and pelvic pain. In Hodges, P.W., Cholewicki, J., van Dieën J.H. (Eds) Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain, Elsevier, UK. p243-310.
  • - Hodges, P.W. (2015) The role of motor control training. In Jull, G., Moore, A., Falla, D., Lewis, J., McCarthy, C., Sterling, M. (Eds) Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th Edition, Elsevier, UK, p482-487.
 

Rich Katz 09:00hrs – 09:45hrs

The Northwest rehab alliance (NWRA) is a leading therapy provider network in the Pacific Northwest. They are using them, Nuffield Health is using them, numerous private clinics are using them – should you be?

 

Using care pathways is becoming more prominent in the United States and while it is a really worthwhile topic, we want to know what makes it a good topic. Rich Katz would like to share this information with you - the Physio First members.

 

Rich wants to know about the challenges and/or opportunities that he can talk about relative to our Physio First members’ market so that he can reflect in advance of the sort of question that he might be asked and can tie back to his experiences of trading as a network for the last 20 years in the US e.g.

  • What was the first method of bringing the providers together?
  • What was the first experience with a payer?
  • What are the processes that need to be done to set up a network?

 

Rich has experience of being in two different networks in different parts of the USA – one in Ohio that is run by Bob Swinehart, who Rich knows well, as well as the Washington/Oregon NWRA

Rich will be presenting a 50 minute conference presentation  directed at all conference delegates upon the challenges and benefits of developing your own clinical care pathways – to the private practitioner network, the commissioner of physiotherapy providers, the patient and the private practitioner with learning outcomes that those attending will learn:

  • A very brief account of the logistical processes put in place by Therapeutic Associates, a US physical therapy practice that is commissioned to run and negotiate on behalf of a network of over 365 clinics and 1200 practitioners
  • The reason for taking the approach that they did
  • The criticism they came in for, for doing it this way
  • The lessons learned and their ideas for future development

 

You might be asking, “why would I want to be lectured by a non-clinician” and neither is he an academic but Rich Katz has seen care pathways in action and helped instigate the whole concept. There seems to be an underlying theme that the inherent problem at the end of the day is that clinicians don’t adhere to care pathways as strictly as they should and they say that they find them confining or they are even frowned upon in some cases. It is this attitude that is why you as private practitioners have to write these things i.e. to tackle the fact that the payers will dictate authorisations from on high, if you don’t.

Pathways have an interesting  role i.e. at times they are very prominent but he would say that most of the time they are less prominent because the PMIs and even the providers are impressed to know that the NWRA we have them but how often are they actually followed is debateable

They definitely create an impact however they can fall by the wayside when it comes to the nitty gritty of negotiations and contracting

On the provider side they even fall by the wayside where the provider is not consulted.

Sunday 02 April 2017

Tania Pizzari 09:00hrs - 09:45hrs

Principle-based approach to managing rotator cuff tendinopathy

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the similarities and differences between upper limb and lower limb tendinopathy;
  2. Review the current evidence for rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendinopathy;

Apply clinically relevant, evidence-based management techniques to treat patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Skills gained:

  1. Improved understanding of tendinopathy of the shoulder.
  2. Evidence-based principles for managing rotator cuff tendinoapthy.

Practical application:

Delegates will be able to apply the evidence and practical information in this lecture to the management of patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Further reading:

Lewis J. (2010). Rotator cuff tendinopathy: A model for the continuum of pathology and related management. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44: 918-923

Rio et al. (2015) Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduce inhibition in patellar tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49: 1277-1283

Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 1. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652086

Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 2. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652087

Celia Champion 09:50hrs – 10:35hrs

To be or not to be? Part of a self-employed private physio cooperative?

Lecture Description:

An exploration of the future of Physiotherapy as delivered by self-employed private physiotherapists. With an ever-changing landscape, we look at the opportunities for self-employed private physiotherapists.

Who should attend this lecture?

This symposium is for Physio First members and those who help them to make strategic business decisions. So you should attend if you are a Physio First member or a Physio First member can vouch for the fact that you help them to make strategic business decisions. This symposium is all about how many self-employed private physios may choose to trade in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why now: Current healthcare market conditions 
  • Benefits of being in a cooperative
  • Challenges and obstacles to overcome
  • Other cooperatives’ achievements in other sectors
  • Painless Practice top tips to be Goal 9 ready

Skills Gained:

An informed view of a possible, marketplace disrupting, development in how self-employed private physios may impact the healthcare marketplace in the near future.

Practical Application:
 

After this talk you will be in a position to weigh up the pros and cons of being part of a self-employed physio cooperative and you’ll be able to identify the steps you need to take to get there.

Areas for further learning / recommended reading:

In the run up to this symposium, Physio First will produce answers to “frequently asked questions?” that will represent a “must read” (or in the case of videos) and “must view” before attending, in order to prepare. In addition there are Painless Practice courses run specifically for Physio First commencing on 14 March in London and 16 March in Leeds.

Paul Hodges 11:15hrs – 12:00hrs

Men’s Health: a new bastion of physiotherapy

Lecture Description:

Men’s health is an area of global importance – >40 % of men report continence issues; sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain are also prevalent. There is increasing world-wide interest in the role of physiotherapy in this domain, to the extent that many international physiotherapy special interest groups that represent “women’s health” are considering name change to embrace the inclusion of “men’s health” issues. It is critical to consider/reconsider the optimal path for physiotherapy in this domain.

Who should attend this lecture?

Physiotherapists whose clinical patient load includes men, but particularly those who are interested in expanding there scope in management of men’s health.

Course aims:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand new knowledge of the mechanisms of continence in men
  • Describe the anatomy of the pelvic floor in men and the differences with women
  • Understand theories related to pelvic pain in men
  • Understand the mechanisms for efficacy of interventions
  • Understand the basis for subgrouping and tailoring of interventions for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in men

Skills Gained:

  • Experience with interpretation of novel measures to guide management of pelvic floor conditions in men
  • Understand subgroups within men presenting with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Understanding of treatment techniques
  • Refinement of motor learning strategies in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

Practical Application:

  • Introduction to tailored treatment targeting for men with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Experience with interpretation of novel methods to assess pelvic floor muscle function in men, including ultrasound imaging

Recommended reading:

  • - Stafford, R., Ashton-Miller, J., Constantinou, C., Hodges, P.W. (2012) Novel insight into the dynamics of male pelvic floor contractions through transperineal ultrasound imaging. Journal of Urology, 188(4):1224-30.
  • - Stafford, R., Ashton-Miller, J., Constantinou, C., Hodges, P.W. (2013) A new method to quantify male pelvic floor displacement from 2D transperineal ultrasound images. Urology, 81(3):685-9
  • - Stafford, R.E., Ashton-Miller, J.A., Constantinou, C., Coughlin, G., Lutton, N.J., Hodges, P.W. (2014) Pattern of activation of pelvic floor muscles in men differs with verbal instructions. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 35(4):457-63.

Phillip Glasgow 09:50hrs – 10:35hrs

Athletic Low Back Pain: key considerations to ensure effective outcomes

This lecture will consider pathomechanics of spinal function and its role in activities such as running, kicking and throwing. Recent evidence relating to low back pain in sport will be discussed and a sport specific approach to assessment and management outlined.

Who should attend this course?

Any physiotherapist who treats active individuals with low back pain

Learning outcomes:

Provide a theoretical framework for the role of the spine in sports performance: Whole body integration, the role of the hip, torso-pelvic (de)coupling and keeping tension in the system

Low back and sport: contributing factors and their relationship to pain & dysfunction

Practical assessment of movement quality and control 

Practical techniques to improve movement quality and control: manual therapy and exercise interventions

Skills gained:

Enhanced understanding low back in sport. Improved assessment, treatment and rehabilitation skills in the management of sport-related low back pain

Practical application:

Practical skills in the assessment and management of low back pain – including exercise prescription and manual therapy skills

Essential reading:

Key, J. Back Pain: A Movement Problem. Churchill Livingston 2010

Dr Ian Horsley 15:05hrs – 15:50hrs

Exercise Rehabilitation; From Initial Injury to Sport-Specific Training. Concepts in Reloading the Injured athlete

Lecture Description:

This presentation aims to breakdown the rehabilitation process from the view point of healing and loading. Frequently clinicians have questions regarding how much to load something and when; when can i add this exercise or activity; when are people safe to return to running or sport?

Who should attend this lecture?

Clinicians and rehabilitators working within musculoskeletal medicine. The principles are the same for the general population as well as sportsmen and women.

Course aims:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a clear understanding of tissue healing physiology.
  • Develop knowledge of the healing time frames and their relevance to injury rehabilitation
  • Describe and quantify the levels of tissue loads in sporting activities and daily life
  • Contextualise the relationship of the tissue homeostasis model to injury, healing and rehabilitation
  • Gain understanding of the need to target tissue rehabilitation to relate to the loads incurred by the injured tissue
  • Provide logical structured progression paradigms for tissue reloading following injury

Skills gained:

Understanding of the role loading has in the management of injury.

How to plan and manipulate a rehabilitation programme

Optimisation of injury recovery

Practical application:

This will enable practitioners to use clinical reasoning in the goal setting and entry and exit criteria for the phases of rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injury
 

Recommended reading:

  • The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy
  • Eyle lederman (2005)
  • Elsevier Health

 

 

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MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL AND HOMEGROWN SPEAKERS

INTERNATIONAL AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

"Physio First do a fantastic job of getting the best speakers"

On this page you will be introduced to our variety of national and international speakers who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge in April next year. Here you will learn their background, specialist subjects and a taste of the expertise to come at conference 2017

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is an NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Senior Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

Paul has three doctorates; one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration and balance. The large multidisciplinary Research Centre that Paul leads aims to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical practice.

He has received numerous international research awards (2006 and 2011 ISSLS Prize [premier international prize for spine research from the International Society for the study of the Lumbar Spine]; Suzanne Klein-Vogelbach Prize), leadership awards (emerging leader in Health [Next 100 Awards], Future Summit Australian Leadership Award). Paul has published over 280 scientific papers and book chapters, presented 120 invited lectures at major conferences in 30 countries, and received $AU23 million in research grants. He is the author of three clinical texts that have sold over 30,000 copies internationally. He has presented workshops for more than 5,000 physiotherapists and medical practitioners in more than 40 countries. He is the lead chief investigator on the first physiotherapy based NHMRC Program Grant (~$AU8 million) and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.

Dr Tania Pizzari

Tania Pizzari graduated from La Trobe University with honours in 1997, and with a PhD in 2002. Tania lectures and conducts research part-time in the La Trobe University Department of Physiotherapy. She regularly conducts lectures and practical sessions for the Australian Physiotherapy Association on shoulder, knee and hamstring injuries and is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists of Australia. She is a regular speaker at National and international Sports Medicine conferences. Tania is able to provide particular expertise in the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions as well as the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children.

You can also find out more about Tania on her website

 

Director of Contracting and Business Development for TAI

Rich Katz

Rich is an Executive Partner with Therapeutic Associates (TAI) a company that dates back 64 years and owns and operates 85 therapy locations across the western United States.  Rich is the Director of Contracting and Business Development for TAI and serves as the Executive Director for Northwest Rehab Alliance (NWRA). NWRA is a network of 350 therapy locations serving Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in the United States. NWRA features over 1200 physical and occupational therapists that serve the health insurers in the NW region of the country, along with a variety of business support services that benefit both the health plans and the therapy practices that are part of his network. 

Rich brings close to 30 years of health plan negotiating, contracting, marketing and business development experience to our conference and will be offering his expertise during his education day course.  He hopes to contrast the delivery systems in the UK and the US in a way that may help PhysioFirst members envision their future as providers of rehabilitation services in our country.  He also hopes to share his history of creating a network of providers so our members can understand what was found to be successful and to know what failed. Finally, he will offer answers to questions about strategy and tactics he has used to create an effective therapy network for his members and a valuable relationship for the health insurers that have come to rely on TAI and NWRA.

You can find out more about Therapeutic Associates here and the NWRA here

Igor Tak

Igor's current PhD is on hip and groin pain in athletes, with a special focus on football. Igor has recently submitted a review on hip range of motion and groin pain: a case control series on sport specific hip range of motion (new developed test, practical physiotherapy attributes), some work on groin pain and femoroacetabular impingement (in the American Journal of Sports Medicine) and femoroacetabular impingement and loading in youth (in British Journal of Sports Medicine) and two papers on kicking biomechanics (in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness), all within the past year. 

Another of Igor's ongoing projects includes sports biomechanics, whereby he explains athletic performance and injury. He focuses his work on understanding physical movement in high speed actions and trying to further answer questions on how the body works to explain ongoing impairment in performance. The emphasis here is on football and soccer however it can be extrapolated towards other sports.

One of the very new things he has been involved in developing is an "on site" motion capture system based on integrated video and wireless (active 9 axis) sensors. This all functions on an iOS platform (similar to an "on site movement laboratory"). He has been developing this over the last three years and in 2016 his team's aim to have the first official version working. This system can be used for (tele) tracking of movement of his patients inside and outside of the clinic environment and hopes this will strengthen the relation between therapists, clientele and referring doctors in the next few years.

Igor hopes that further specialisation of physical therapy and integrating knowledge and skills from adjacent domains (like biomechanics and technology) will give physical therapy a unique proposition in the future.

MEET OUR HOMEGROWN SPEAKERS

"Excellent conference with appropriate, high quality speakers"

Consultant physiotherapist

Dr Dylan Morrissey

Dr Dylan Morrissey completed an MSc at University College London in 1998 and a PhD in 2005 at King's College London. He is now a consultant physiotherapist at Bart's Health NHS trust, London and senior clinical lecturer in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. QMUL is a Russell group university ranked in the top ten in the UK, and top 120 in the world. He leads a unique intercalated BSc in sports and exercise medicine, MSc modules relating to sports injury assessment and physiotherapy, and is academic lead for the Human Performance Laboratory.

He has gained £2.5m in research funding, with the majority as first applicant, and has authored 50 peer reviewed full papers. His main research interests are tendinopathy, evidence translation and the link between movement and pathology. His overarching career objective as a clinical academic is to combine the best of educational, clinical and research practice in order to develop and deliver high quality evidence based physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Find out more about Dylan on his website and on ecosep

Dr Ian Horsley

Ian has been a physiotherapist for over twenty years. In that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working with sportsmen and women. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently Ian is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and Technical Lead for the North directorate, as well as being clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

He has just concluded research, towards his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury.

He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Ian was also a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 Olympic Games and has joined the Games again in Rio 2016.

You can follow Ian's Back In Action practice on Twitter

Philip Glasgow

Phil is a visiting professor of the Ulster Sports Academy at the University of Ulster and teaches on a number of postgraduate sports medicine programmes at various UK and European universities.

Phil’s doctoral studies investigated factors influencing exercise-induced muscle damage and its management. He has extensive experience in high performance sport having worked with elite athletes from a wide range of sports including rugby union, football, hockey, athletics, boxing, cycling and swimming. He has worked at a number of major international sporting events including the Olympic Games (London 2012 & Rio 2016 (Team GB); Beijing 2008 (Team Ireland)), Commonwealth Games (Head Physiotherapist Team NI, Delhi 2010; Glasgow 2014) as well as numerous World and European Championships.

His interests are in the field of functional rehabilitation and in the management of muscle-tendon unit injuries. He is currently Vice President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Physios in Sport, UK). He regularly presents at international conferences on various aspects of sports medicine.

Phil will be presenting a lecture on athletic low back pain as part of our conference.

Founder of Painless Practice

James Butler

James Butler founded Painless Practice, which offers business support to physiotherapists through an email newsletter, workshops and direct support and coaching.  Prior to working in this field, James built a successful business in the environment sector and since 2002 he has worked on helping business owners, especially therapists, to build better practices.  He has worked with hundreds of clients, over thousands of hours in dozens of sectors.  He has written three books on practice development and speaks widely on the topic.  He has worked on programmes for business owners at both Cranfield School of Management and Cass Business School.

He lectured at our 2015 Soft Tissue annual conference on 'tips for building a practice that is resilient to changes in the current healthcare market' and received outstanding feedback.

You can find out more about James and his Painless Practice team here, and find out how to join their courses. More information can be found on our events page

LECTURES TAKING PLACE OVER OUR CONFERENCE WEEKEND...

 

LECTURES TAKING PLACE OVER OUR CONFERENCE WEEKEND...

"I think 2016 was the best conference I have EVER been to!"

Our 2017 conference is set to be our biggest and best yet with topics ranging from biomechanics to business and sports injuries to shoulder pain. Click the panels below to find out more about our speaker's specialised lectures...

Saturday 01 April 2017

Igor Tak 14:15hrs – 15:00hrs

Will biomechanics guide us in assessment and treatment of groin injury?

Igor will be joining us from the Netherlands to offer his expertise in the area of biomechanics. Coming away from this lecture, delegates will:

  • Understand the different forms of groin pain in athletes based on clinical entities
  • Recognise the huge effort put into research on groin pain in athletes
  • Critically appraise well know treatment strategies
  • Get a good feeling of where their own clinical work suits in a more dimensional approach
  • Explain why their approach might work in possible absence of straight evidence
  • Use basic biomechanical knowledge to further guide treatment

Additionally, Igor will be incorporating a manual, therapeutic approach to this lecture with exercise therapies based on biomechanical principles. The learnt information can be clinically applied in the assessment and treatment of patients with groin pain and patient populations with hip related problems and secondary groin pain.

Areas for further development

  1. Practical training in assessment sport specific functions regarding active stability and range of motion
  2. Clinical reasoning on sport biomechanics and the relation with injury and performance
  3. Step-wise approach in treatment planning of athletes

Tania Pizzari 14:00hrs - 14:45hrs

Unravelling the deep hip muscles: It's not the size that counts but how you use them

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the deep hip muscles in function and dysfunction of the hip;
  2. Appreciate the different segments of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus and their differential activation patterns;
  3. Understand deviations in muscle function of the stabilising muscles in common hip disorders;

Identify therapeutic exercises to apply in the presence of hip muscle dysfunction and hip pathology.

Skills gained:

  1. Enhanced understanding of the role of deep hip muscle function and the impact of disease and pathology.
  2. Evidence-based approach for exercise prescription in hip disorders.

Practical application:

Delegates will be able to:

  1. Apply their understanding of deep hip muscle function in clinical practice to a variety of patient populations including hip osteoarthritis, gluteal tendinopathy and femoro-acetabular impingement.
  2. Prescribe evidence-based exercises specific to deep hip muscle dysfunction

Further reading:

Semciw AI, Green RA, Murley GS, Pizzari T. (2014). Gluteus minimus: an intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior and posterior segments during gait. Gait Posture, 39(2), 822-826

Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Murley GS, Green RA. (2013). Gluteus medius: An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior, middle and posterior segments during gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(4), 858-864.

Semciw AI, Green RA, Pizzari T, Briggs C. (2013) Verification of a standardized method for inserting intramuscular EMG electrodes into uniquely oriented segments of gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Clinical Anatomy, 26(2), 244-252.


Dylan Morrissey 11:30hrs – 12:15hrs

The what and the how. A mixed methods perspective on pathways and knowledge translation for modern physiotherapy

Lecture description / overview -

This talk will share some recent work on pathways for managing MSK conditions and how these can be used to bridge the translational gap between evidence generation and clinical application. It sounds dry – but there will be lots of clinical tips and translatable resources shared. 

Who should attend this lecture - Everyone with an interest in how to better deliver patient care.

Course aims / learning outcomes - By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • design better patient pathways
  • consider the MDT in pathway design
  • have a better appreciation of how to get evidence into practice
  • have some concrete clinical tips to implement

Skills gained - Pathway design, knowledge incorporation, research demystification.

Practical application - This knowledge can be clinically applied in all patients’ management, but will be especially relevant to those with MSK pathology.

Areas for further learning / recommended reading - PDFs of key papers will be supplied.

Paul Hodges 14:50hrs – 15:35hrs

Low back pain: Matching the treatment to the patient

Lecture Overview:

Optimal approaches to management of low back pain are being hotly debated. Divergent approaches are being presented and there is growing confusion about when and how to apply different interventions. There is also a critical need to identify the most cost effective ways to design care pathways. Decision about when, if and how motor control interventions may be appropriate for a person with low back pain has become clouded. This presentation aims to resolve these issues.

Who should attend this lecture?

Physiotherapists who treat low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand different methods available to target treatments to patients
  • Understand the place for motor control training in management of low back pain – who should benefit and how can we identify this
  • Consideration of how and when to apply a motor control intervention
  • Consider alternative models to optimise the outcomes and efficiency of application of multimodal treatment to patients with low back pain

Skills Gained:

  • understanding of methods to consider appropriateness of motor control training to low back pain
  • understanding of methods to integrate different models of subgrouping/stratifying care for low back pain
  • Consideration of efficient methods to design care pathways

Practical Application:

  • Clinical ideas about integration of models of care and strategies for subgrouping
  • State-of-the-art consideration of role of motor control training in low back pain
Recommended Reading:
 
  • - Macedo LG, Maher CG, Hancock M, Kamper SJ, McAuley J, Stanton TR, Stafford R, Hodges PW. (2014) Predicting Response to Motor Control Exercises and Graded Activity for Low Back Pain Patients: Preplanned Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Physical Therapy. 94(11):1543-54
  • - Hodges, P.W., van Dillen, L., McGill, S., Brumagne,, S., Hides, J.A., Moseley, G.L. (2013) Integrated clinical approach to motor control interventions in low back and pelvic pain. In Hodges, P.W., Cholewicki, J., van Dieën J.H. (Eds) Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain, Elsevier, UK. p243-310.
  • - Hodges, P.W. (2015) The role of motor control training. In Jull, G., Moore, A., Falla, D., Lewis, J., McCarthy, C., Sterling, M. (Eds) Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th Edition, Elsevier, UK, p482-487.
 

Rich Katz 09:00hrs – 09:45hrs

The Northwest rehab alliance (NWRA) is a leading therapy provider network in the Pacific Northwest. They are using them, Nuffield Health is using them, numerous private clinics are using them – should you be?

 

Using care pathways is becoming more prominent in the United States and while it is a really worthwhile topic, we want to know what makes it a good topic. Rich Katz would like to share this information with you - the Physio First members.

 

Rich wants to know about the challenges and/or opportunities that he can talk about relative to our Physio First members’ market so that he can reflect in advance of the sort of question that he might be asked and can tie back to his experiences of trading as a network for the last 20 years in the US e.g.

  • What was the first method of bringing the providers together?
  • What was the first experience with a payer?
  • What are the processes that need to be done to set up a network?

 

Rich has experience of being in two different networks in different parts of the USA – one in Ohio that is run by Bob Swinehart, who Rich knows well, as well as the Washington/Oregon NWRA

Rich will be presenting a 50 minute conference presentation  directed at all conference delegates upon the challenges and benefits of developing your own clinical care pathways – to the private practitioner network, the commissioner of physiotherapy providers, the patient and the private practitioner with learning outcomes that those attending will learn:

  • A very brief account of the logistical processes put in place by Therapeutic Associates, a US physical therapy practice that is commissioned to run and negotiate on behalf of a network of over 365 clinics and 1200 practitioners
  • The reason for taking the approach that they did
  • The criticism they came in for, for doing it this way
  • The lessons learned and their ideas for future development

 

You might be asking, “why would I want to be lectured by a non-clinician” and neither is he an academic but Rich Katz has seen care pathways in action and helped instigate the whole concept. There seems to be an underlying theme that the inherent problem at the end of the day is that clinicians don’t adhere to care pathways as strictly as they should and they say that they find them confining or they are even frowned upon in some cases. It is this attitude that is why you as private practitioners have to write these things i.e. to tackle the fact that the payers will dictate authorisations from on high, if you don’t.

Pathways have an interesting  role i.e. at times they are very prominent but he would say that most of the time they are less prominent because the PMIs and even the providers are impressed to know that the NWRA we have them but how often are they actually followed is debateable

They definitely create an impact however they can fall by the wayside when it comes to the nitty gritty of negotiations and contracting

On the provider side they even fall by the wayside where the provider is not consulted.

Sunday 02 April 2017

Tania Pizzari 09:00hrs - 09:45hrs

Principle-based approach to managing rotator cuff tendinopathy

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  1. Understand the similarities and differences between upper limb and lower limb tendinopathy;
  2. Review the current evidence for rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendinopathy;

Apply clinically relevant, evidence-based management techniques to treat patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Skills gained:

  1. Improved understanding of tendinopathy of the shoulder.
  2. Evidence-based principles for managing rotator cuff tendinoapthy.

Practical application:

Delegates will be able to apply the evidence and practical information in this lecture to the management of patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Further reading:

Lewis J. (2010). Rotator cuff tendinopathy: A model for the continuum of pathology and related management. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44: 918-923

Rio et al. (2015) Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduce inhibition in patellar tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49: 1277-1283

Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 1. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652086

Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 2. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652087

Celia Champion 09:50hrs – 10:35hrs

To be or not to be? Part of a self-employed private physio cooperative?

Lecture Description:

An exploration of the future of Physiotherapy as delivered by self-employed private physiotherapists. With an ever-changing landscape, we look at the opportunities for self-employed private physiotherapists.

Who should attend this lecture?

This symposium is for Physio First members and those who help them to make strategic business decisions. So you should attend if you are a Physio First member or a Physio First member can vouch for the fact that you help them to make strategic business decisions. This symposium is all about how many self-employed private physios may choose to trade in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why now: Current healthcare market conditions 
  • Benefits of being in a cooperative
  • Challenges and obstacles to overcome
  • Other cooperatives’ achievements in other sectors
  • Painless Practice top tips to be Goal 9 ready

Skills Gained:

An informed view of a possible, marketplace disrupting, development in how self-employed private physios may impact the healthcare marketplace in the near future.

Practical Application:
 

After this talk you will be in a position to weigh up the pros and cons of being part of a self-employed physio cooperative and you’ll be able to identify the steps you need to take to get there.

Areas for further learning / recommended reading:

In the run up to this symposium, Physio First will produce answers to “frequently asked questions?” that will represent a “must read” (or in the case of videos) and “must view” before attending, in order to prepare. In addition there are Painless Practice courses run specifically for Physio First commencing on 14 March in London and 16 March in Leeds.

Paul Hodges 11:15hrs – 12:00hrs

Men’s Health: a new bastion of physiotherapy

Lecture Description:

Men’s health is an area of global importance – >40 % of men report continence issues; sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain are also prevalent. There is increasing world-wide interest in the role of physiotherapy in this domain, to the extent that many international physiotherapy special interest groups that represent “women’s health” are considering name change to embrace the inclusion of “men’s health” issues. It is critical to consider/reconsider the optimal path for physiotherapy in this domain.

Who should attend this lecture?

Physiotherapists whose clinical patient load includes men, but particularly those who are interested in expanding there scope in management of men’s health.

Course aims:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand new knowledge of the mechanisms of continence in men
  • Describe the anatomy of the pelvic floor in men and the differences with women
  • Understand theories related to pelvic pain in men
  • Understand the mechanisms for efficacy of interventions
  • Understand the basis for subgrouping and tailoring of interventions for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in men

Skills Gained:

  • Experience with interpretation of novel measures to guide management of pelvic floor conditions in men
  • Understand subgroups within men presenting with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Understanding of treatment techniques
  • Refinement of motor learning strategies in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

Practical Application:

  • Introduction to tailored treatment targeting for men with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Experience with interpretation of novel methods to assess pelvic floor muscle function in men, including ultrasound imaging

Recommended reading:

  • - Stafford, R., Ashton-Miller, J., Constantinou, C., Hodges, P.W. (2012) Novel insight into the dynamics of male pelvic floor contractions through transperineal ultrasound imaging. Journal of Urology, 188(4):1224-30.
  • - Stafford, R., Ashton-Miller, J., Constantinou, C., Hodges, P.W. (2013) A new method to quantify male pelvic floor displacement from 2D transperineal ultrasound images. Urology, 81(3):685-9
  • - Stafford, R.E., Ashton-Miller, J.A., Constantinou, C., Coughlin, G., Lutton, N.J., Hodges, P.W. (2014) Pattern of activation of pelvic floor muscles in men differs with verbal instructions. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 35(4):457-63.

Phillip Glasgow 09:50hrs – 10:35hrs

Athletic Low Back Pain: key considerations to ensure effective outcomes

This lecture will consider pathomechanics of spinal function and its role in activities such as running, kicking and throwing. Recent evidence relating to low back pain in sport will be discussed and a sport specific approach to assessment and management outlined.

Who should attend this course?

Any physiotherapist who treats active individuals with low back pain

Learning outcomes:

Provide a theoretical framework for the role of the spine in sports performance: Whole body integration, the role of the hip, torso-pelvic (de)coupling and keeping tension in the system

Low back and sport: contributing factors and their relationship to pain & dysfunction

Practical assessment of movement quality and control 

Practical techniques to improve movement quality and control: manual therapy and exercise interventions

Skills gained:

Enhanced understanding low back in sport. Improved assessment, treatment and rehabilitation skills in the management of sport-related low back pain

Practical application:

Practical skills in the assessment and management of low back pain – including exercise prescription and manual therapy skills

Essential reading:

Key, J. Back Pain: A Movement Problem. Churchill Livingston 2010

Dr Ian Horsley 15:05hrs – 15:50hrs

Exercise Rehabilitation; From Initial Injury to Sport-Specific Training. Concepts in Reloading the Injured athlete

Lecture Description:

This presentation aims to breakdown the rehabilitation process from the view point of healing and loading. Frequently clinicians have questions regarding how much to load something and when; when can i add this exercise or activity; when are people safe to return to running or sport?

Who should attend this lecture?

Clinicians and rehabilitators working within musculoskeletal medicine. The principles are the same for the general population as well as sportsmen and women.

Course aims:

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a clear understanding of tissue healing physiology.
  • Develop knowledge of the healing time frames and their relevance to injury rehabilitation
  • Describe and quantify the levels of tissue loads in sporting activities and daily life
  • Contextualise the relationship of the tissue homeostasis model to injury, healing and rehabilitation
  • Gain understanding of the need to target tissue rehabilitation to relate to the loads incurred by the injured tissue
  • Provide logical structured progression paradigms for tissue reloading following injury

Skills gained:

Understanding of the role loading has in the management of injury.

How to plan and manipulate a rehabilitation programme

Optimisation of injury recovery

Practical application:

This will enable practitioners to use clinical reasoning in the goal setting and entry and exit criteria for the phases of rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injury
 

Recommended reading:

  • The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy
  • Eyle lederman (2005)
  • Elsevier Health

 

 

Book your place now for our Conference 2018!

 

Event Timetable

01-04-2017
Time Topic
07:45 - 08:40 Registration & Trade Exhibition-Delegates to be seated by 08:40hrs
08:45 - 10:35 Lectures to start in conference theatre
10:35 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition
11:15 - 12:45 Lectures in conference theatre
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch & Trade Exhibition
13:00 - 16:00 Lectures to resume in conference theatre
16:00 - 16:30 Tea/coffee break and trade exhibition
16:00 - 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break and Trade Exhibition
02-04-2017
Time Topic
08:00 - 08:50 Registration & Trade Exhibition-Delegates
08:55 - 10:35 Lectures to start in conference theatre
10:35 - 11:15 Tea / Coffee Break & Trade Exhibition
11:15 - 12:30 Lectures resume in conference theatre
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Trade Exhibition
14:00 - 16:15 Lectures resume in conference theatre
16:15 - 16:45 Tea / Coffee. Conference Closes

Venue Information

East Midlands Conference Centre

EMCC, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RJ

You can find more information on our annual conference programme page - see who's lecturing throughout both days!