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Dr Alison Grimaldi presents a series of professional development eLearning courses.

These courses present findings from recent research into hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management.

As well as 20 years of clinical experience, the information presented is based on emerging evidence derived from scientific studies in:

  • Structure and mechanobiological mechanisms
  • Risk factors
  • Impairments and the effects of intervention

These online courses are available below, and some double as the theoretical component for the Workshops.

Practical PD Workshops

icon_workshopEach year, Dr Alison Grimaldi conducts a series of professional development seminars both nationally and internationally.

These seminars present findings from recent research into hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management.

As well as 20 years of clinical experience, the information presented is based on emerging evidence derived from scientific studies in:

  • Structure and mechanobiological mechanisms
  • Risk factors
  • Impairments and the effects of intervention

All Workshops include the online theoretical component and a one day practical.

 

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Synopsis

The Why, What, & How of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

This course has been designed to improve understanding of the uses of real time ultrasound in the field of musculoskeletal (MSK) rehabilitation, and introduce participants to the 'what' and 'how to' of MSK imaging.

Duration: approx. 2-2.5 Hrs

Aims

This course aims to

Enhance awareness of the applications of ultrasound in differential diagnosis, in developing treatment direction, and in rehabilitation.

Provide a basic understanding of the physiological mechanisms by which ultrasound works, and it's interaction with different MSK tissues.

Improve practical skills through familiarisation with the user interface ('knobology') and keys for image optimisation.

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Module 1 Introduction
Introduces the course and addresses general applications of ultrasound assessment.
Unit 1 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Unit 2 Applications of MSK Ultrasound in a Rehabilitation Setting
Module 2 The Technical
Looks deeper into how our ultrasound imaging is achieved, and looks at fine tuning and troubleshooting practices and techniques.
Unit 1 Basic Principles of Ultrasound
Unit 2 Image Optimisation & 'Knobology'
Unit 3 Troubleshooting MSK Ultrasound
Module 3 References and Quiz
References used in preparing this course, and a self-assessment quiz.
Unit 1 References & Quiz

Sample

 

Watch the introductory video outlining content, outcomes, and presumed knowledge.

Online Course

AU$ 75

This course is available as an online-only learning module. Study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Understanding Tendinopathies of the Hip and Pelvis
Synopsis

Tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis represent a large burden on both the sporting and ageing populations. Growing evidence is shaping contemporary conservative management of tendinopathy.

This course provides participants with guidance towards a deeper understanding of tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management. The information presented is based on both an emerging evidence base derived from scientific studies on structure and mechanobiological mechanisms, risk factors, impairments and the available information on effects of intervention, and over 20 years of clinical experience.

Duration: approx. 3 - 3.5 Hrs

Aims

Bring together the available information on tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis with a particular focus on pathoaetiological mechanisms.

Provide a clinical interpretation of the scientific data with direction and practical ideas for management.

Highlight areas where research is deficient for those interested in adding to our evidence base for contemporary clinical practice in this field.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

Describe basic tendon structure, and biological mechanisms occurring in both a homeostatic state and in a pathological tendon.

Describe anatomical relationships, impairments, and postural and loading habits that may predispose to the development of each of the tendinopathies addressed - Gluteal tendinopathy, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, iliopsoas tendinopathy & adductor tendinopathy.

Enhance their ability to develop maximally effective intervention programmes including both load management and exercise prescription.

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Module 1 Introduction and Background
Introduces the course, and explains basic tendon structures and mechanics and their implications for aetiology of tendinopathy.
Unit 1 Introduction to Understanding Tendinopathies of the Hip and Pelvis
Unit 2 Mechanobiological Mechanisms. Implications for Aetiology & Management
Module 2 Specifics
Takes an in-depth look at Gluteal, Proximal Hamstring, Iliopsoas, and Adductor Tendinopathies.
Unit 1 Gluteal Tendinopathy
Unit 2 Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy
Unit 3 Iliopsoas Tendinopathy & Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain
Unit 4 Adductor Tendinopathy & Adductor Related Groin Pain
Module 3 References and Quiz
References and a 52-question quiz.
Unit 1 References & quiz

Sample

Watch the introductory video outlining content, outcomes, and presumed knowledge.

Online Course

AU$ 95

This course is available as an online-only learning module. Study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Upcoming Workshops

usually AU$ 550
earlybird AU$ 500

This course is the online component for the Professional Development Workshops.

Brisbane 2016

London 2016(AU$415 / earlybird AU$373)

Sydney 2016

Melbourne 2016

Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip and Pelvis
Synopsis

This course reviews available literature on musculature of the hip, and draws on the PhD research and 25 years of clinical experience of the presenter to bring to you the evidence base for assessment and rehabilitation strategies for Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip & Pelvis.

Duration: approx. 4 - 4.5 Hrs

Aims

This course aims to:

Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the hip & pelvis

Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practice in the light of the presented evidence base

Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research base that is shaping contemporary clinical practice in this field.

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Module 1 Introduction and Background
This module introduces the course, and introduces background information concerning stability systems of the hip and pelvis.
Unit 1 Introduction to Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip and Pelvis
Unit 2 Intrapelvic stability mechanisms
Unit 3 Stability Systems of the Hip Joint
Module 2 Research and Findings
This module presents scientific research findings and clinical interpretation for practical application in therapeutic exercise prescription for the hip and pelvis.
Unit 1 Gluteus maximus
Unit 2 The Hip Abductor Synergy
Unit 3 The Hip Flexor Synergy
Unit 4 The Hip Adductor Synergy
Unit 5 The External Rotators of the Hip
Module 3 Summary and Conclusions
This module presents a summary of the course, and includes reference list and a self-directed quiz.
Unit 1 Summary, References & Quiz

Sample

Watch the introductory video outlining content, outcomes, and presumed knowledge.

Online Course

AU$ 150

This course is available as an online-only learning module. Study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Upcoming Workshops

usually AU$ 550
earlybird AU$ 500

This course is the online component for the Professional Development Workshops.

Brisbane 2016

Melbourne 2016

Melbourne 2016

Dynamic Stabilisation of the Foot and Ankle
Synopsis

The foot and ankle are involved in shock absorption, propulsion, balance mechanisms, and provide essential information to the brain for motor planning of the whole kinetic chain. Dysfunction of the foot & ankle have been linked with both local and more proximal pain and injury.

This course will explore in detail the intricate stability mechanisms of the foot and ankle.

Duration: approx. 2-2.5 Hrs

Aims

This course aims to

Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the foot and ankle.

Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practice.

Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research in this field.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

Describe the key elements required for optimal foot & ankle stability.

Define functional roles of the musculature surrounding the foot and ankle.

Design a targeted exercise programme for the foot and ankle considering both intrinsic and extrinsic dynamic stability mechanisms.

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Module 1 Introduction and background
Introduces the course, looks at stability mechanisms, and links with the structural and anatomical functions of the foot and ankle.
Unit 1 Introduction to Dynamic Stabilisation of the Foot and Ankle
Unit 2 Key Elements for Foot & Ankle Stability
Unit 3 The Foot Intrinsics
Module 2 Specifics
This module looks at the specifics of Postural and Anteromedial muscles and the leg, and their relationships with these stability systems.
Unit 1 The Posteromedial Muscles
Unit 2 The Anterolateral Muscles
Module 3 References and quiz
References used in the development of this course, and a 36 question quiz to self-assess your take-home knowledge from the course.
Unit 1 References and Quiz

Sample

 

Watch the introductory video outlining content, outcomes, and presumed knowledge.

Online Course

AU$ 125

This course is available as an online-only learning module. Study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Upcoming Workshops

There are no current or pending workshops associated with this course.

Stay tuned for the 2016 Seminar schedule.