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Please note this workshop will take place at the same time as lectures on Friday afternoon

Assessing and rehabilitating function across the spectrum from joint injury to osteoarthritis

  • Friday 24th April
  • 1.00pm-5.15pm
  • Conference suite 1, EMCC, Nottingham

This workshop will present an up to date evidence-based overview of functional testing after lower-limb injury and osteoarthritis and important considerations for optimising long-term health. Why do it? When do it? What to include? This workshop will also cover practical components related to implementing evidence-based rehabilitation for osteoarthritis.

Who should attend this course?

This course is appropriate for experienced physiotherapists.

 

How will this course support our members becoming or continuing to be QAP/QAC?

Functional assessments are a cornerstone of rehabilitation of patients following injury and in those with osteoarthritis. Implementing current clinical guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis will likely be attractive for referrers.

Venue information

Price

  • Member: £165
  • Non-member: £215

Your ticket includes

  • Course entry + 3 morning lectures from Alison Grimaldi, Neil Langridge and Jo Gibson (or book full conference and attend all Saturday as well)
  • Physio First Certificate to support your CPD
  • extensive course manual
  • Refreshments, snacks and healthy buffet lunch
  • Access to the exhibition hall and trade discounts

Parking

The EMCC has ample parking available onsite however if parking outside of the main car park, a permit will be required to avoid a parking ticket. These can be obtained from the Conference Centre check-in desk or at The Orchard Hotel reception free of charge. The University has a number of various car parks across the site which can be used for parking. Parking on site at the university on Saturday is free across most car parks - please check nearby information for rates.

Learning outcomes

  1. To understand the importance of functional testing after knee injury and osteoarthritis
  2. To appreciate the core elements of functional testing criteria across the disease spectrum
  3. To be able to implement osteoarthritis treatment clinical guidelines  
  4. To understand risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis progression that can be assessed and managed in the clinic
  5. To be able to implement a secondary osteoarthritis prevention program

*Please read before booking your place*

This course will take place on Friday 24th April at the same time as our plenary afternoon lectures so you will only be able to attend one or the other.

Please note the cost to attend Adam's course is £165 which gives you access to the Friday morning lectures to ensure you don't miss out on experiencing both aspects of the conference. You can also book full conference to include Adam's course (£280 for both days) and attend this course as opposed to the afternoon lectures on Friday but all the lectures on Saturday. Click here to view the programme

Never been to our conference before? You can attend this course under our first timer discount which starts from £125 - call our office to book on 01604 684 965

Practical element

This course includes a practical component which will involve functional tasks such as hopping, balance, strength assessments, and examples of rehabilitation exercises from injury to osteoarthritis so delegates should try and wear trainers/confortable shoes and suitable clothing for jumping and moving around a little.

How will this course enhance...

Clinical/business/diversification skills and increase potential market share/clinic turnover?

Clinical skills developed will enable clinicians to confidently perform functional testing and rehabilitation aligned to current clinical guidelines after lower-limb injury and/or surgery through to patients with osteoarthritis. These types of services are often requested by orthopaedic surgeons and GPs. This could be a source of referral.

Tutor biography

Physiotherapy Scholar, La Trobe University

Adam Culvenor

Adam is a physiotherapist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and completed his PhD in the development of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at The University of Queensland in 2015. Adam's research focusing on early-onset knee osteoarthritis in young adults following injury has been awarded American Journal of Sports Medicine most outstanding paper 2016, Australian Physiotherapy Association Best New Investigator 2013 & 2017 in musculoskeletal and sports research, Sports Medicine Australia best poster 2015, and British Journal of Sports Medicine best systematic review 2015 (finalist).
During his PhD, Adam was awarded both a Commonwealth Government Endeavour Fellowship and Felice Rosemary Lloyd fellowship to undertake research at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo.
Following his PhD, Adam completed a European Commission funded postdoctoral fellowship in Salzburg, Austria, evaluating muscle and cartilage tissue characteristics in knee osteoarthritis. During this fellowship, he was awarded Paracelsus Medical University Researcher of the Year 2017, European Commission career development prize 2017, and Marie Curie Action Award for communicating science 2017 (finalist).
Adam has also completed a Grad. Cert. at Harvard Medical School (Global Clinical Research Program 2017), is a Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, as well as an invited reviewer for several other international journals. Adam's broad research disciplines are knee pain and injury, osteoarthritis, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal imaging.

Adam will be presenting a half-day course on the Friday while his lecture will take place on Saturday

Adam's lecture

Challenging perceptions about patient health after anterior cruciate ligament injury

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

  • Educate ACL injured patients to enable an informed decision regarding operative Vs non-operative management
  • Understand when non-operative management is appropriate
  • Understand the importance of, and what constitutes, outstanding rehabilitation after ACL injury
  • Appreciate the long-term burden of ACL injuries, the common risk factors of poor outcome osteoarthiritis risk factors and how to address them
  • Address patient expectations following ACL injury to improve the quality of life and satisfaction

Who should attend this lecture?

Anyone who assesses, managed and treats athletes or patients who are at risk of, or who have suffered an ACL injury.

Lecture aims

  • Highlight and address the epidemic of young people with old knees
  • Challenge the narrative of accelerated return to sport after ACL injury to incorporate elements of optimising long-term joint health
  • Translate current evidence-based optimal management of ACL injuries, in particular indications for when reconstruction may be warranted, and elements of an outstanding rehabilitation programme

Skills delegates will gain

  • Knowing when to refer to orthopaedic surgery
  • Understanding the real burden of ACL injuries and how to optimise short and long-term health outcomes
  • Implementing optimal rehabilitation for ACL injured athletes
  • Strategies to monitor progress and increase adherence to rehabilitation

Practical application

  • Incorporate aspects into current and future rehabilitation of ACL injured athletes
  • Able to more confidently liaise with inter-disciplinary healthcare professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons.
  • How to assess quantity and quality of movement

Areas for further reading can be provided upon request

This lecture supports our members in becoming or continuing to be by giving you the knowledge, skills and confidence to assess and manage the rehabilitation programme for people following ACL injury will be attractive for referrers. Utilising the best outcome measures and technology to monitor progress, provide motivation for adherence and education will increase return rates of patients who will more likely achieve more superior outcomes clinically following their knee injury.  Optimal strength, function and agility, and addressing the long-term burden is a cornerstone of rehabilitation of athletes and patients following any injury.

Adam's half day course on Friday: Return to play and osteoarthritis prevention after ACL injury workshop

Please note this workshop will take place at the same time as lectures on Friday afternoon - please click here to book the course

Assessing and rehabilitating function across the spectrum from joint injury to osteoarthritis

  • Friday 24th April
  • 1.00pm-5.15pm
  • Conference suite 1, EMCC, Nottingham

This workshop will present an up to date evidence-based overview of functional testing after lower-limb injury and osteoarthritis and important considerations for optimising long-term health. Why do it? When do it? What to include? This workshop will also cover practical components related to implementing evidence-based rehabilitation for osteoarthritis.

Who should attend this course?

This course is appropriate for experienced physiotherapists.

How will this course support our members becoming or continuing to be QAP/QAC?

Functional assessments are a cornerstone of rehabilitation of patients following injury and in those with osteoarthritis. Implementing current clinical guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis will likely be attractive for referrers.

Learning outcomes

  1. To understand the importance of functional testing after knee injury and osteoarthritis
  2. To appreciate the core elements of functional testing criteria across the disease spectrum
  3. To be able to implement osteoarthritis treatment clinical guidelines  
  4. To understand risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis progression that can be assessed and managed in the clinic
  5. To be able to implement a secondary osteoarthritis prevention program

 

 

Event Timetable

24-04-2020
Time Topic
07:00 - 07:40 Registration
08:00 - 08:45 Alison Grimaldi lecture
08:50 - 09:35 Neil Langridge lecture
10:20 - 11:05 Jo Gibson lecture
11:05 - 11:35 Questions to the panel
11:35 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 14:30 Adam's course
14:30 - 14:45 Afternoon break
16:15 - 16:30 Demo hub in exhibition hall

Venue Information

East Midlands Conference Centre

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