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Understanding Tendinopathies of the Hip and Pelvis

Sydney 2017

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- AUD $550.00

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.

The course includes an online theoretical component and a one day practical.

  • 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.
  • Teach practical skills involved in assessment & management of tendinopathies of the hip & pelvis.
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
  • Assess appropriately using specific diagnostic tests, and tests of aetiological mechanisms
  • Develop maximally effective intervention programmes including both load management and exercise prescription
Online Theory

The Online Component involves 2.8 hours of lectures over 6 lessons dealing with the in depth anatomy, pathology, and pathomechanics thought to be involved with gluteal tendinopathy, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, iliopsoas tendinopathy, and adductor longus tendinopathy and adductor related groin pain.

They are presented as powerpoint lectures with slides, audio, and printable notes. You may stop, rewind and play as many times as you like. Access will be granted for 3 months from the time of enrolment. There is also an online forum for discussion.

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

Practical Workshop

The Practical Day will involve assessment techniques (diagnostic tests, and tests related to forming a hypothesis regarding each individual’s aetiological mechanisms) and management techniques (appropriate control of loading, posture and movement retraining and development of an exercise programme).

Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and course manual.


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November 12, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
AUD $550.00
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St Vincents Hospital Sydney
Physiotherapy Dept, Level 4, Aikenhead Building, 390 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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Dr Grimaldi will not be presenting courses in Australia in 2018
to allow her to focus on development of exciting new products, online learning and practical workshops.


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