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While much can be learnt from online physiotherapy workshops, an in-person physiotherapy workshop will always be infinitely richer, particularly when learning practical aspects of physiotherapy and musculoskeletal healthcare.

Why face-to-face workshops for physiotherapy are a beneficial investment

With respect to clinical evaluation techniques and exercise therapy, a wealth of knowledge can be gathered from live demonstrations, practising a technique yourself and having your own technique evaluated.

A live environment allows for impromptu case reflections and troubleshooting sessions beyond the standard patient presentation, discussing more complex presentations and practice issues participants may have encountered.

All practical workshops include access to an online learning component as pre-course e-learning, ensuring you have the background knowledge to maximise your time together in practical applications.

Workshop Attendee Testimonials

Theodora Papadopoulou

"An eye-opening experience for an Orthopaedic Surgeon"

Dr Theodora Papadopoulou

Meagan Kelly

"I really feel so much better equipped to assess and treat hips"

Meagan Kelly

Helen Alsop

"You will definitely learn something new!"

Helen Alsop

Workshop Attendee Testimonials

Theodora Papadopoulou

"An eye-opening experience for an Orthopaedic Surgeon"

Dr Theodora Papadopoulou

Meagan Kelly

"I really feel so much better equipped to assess and treat hips"

Meagan Kelly

Helen Alsop

"You will definitely learn something new!"

Helen Alsop

Explore our live workshops for physiotherapy

Interested to learn what to expect from signing up for Dr Alison Grimaldi’s sessions? Our workshops for physiotherapy include the following topics:

  • Mastering Movement of the Hip & Pelvis Workshop — Fast-track your hip and groin rehab and optimise and expedite patient outcomes with this physiotherapy workshop. You will perform a multifaceted assessment of muscle function for each group of synergists around the hip and determine the most appropriate exercise approach specific to your patient’s needs. This workshop is also appropriate for other health and exercise professionals.
  • Anterior Hip & Groin Pain — Do you help patients suffering from hip pain with the same management approach across the board? If so, this physiotherapy workshop will help you fast-track your patient’s outcomes. This course enables you to upskill in practical applications of assessment and management of joint, tendon and nerve-related anterior hip and groin pain. This workshop is appropritate for physiotherapists and other registered health professionals involved in assessment and management of hip conditions.
  • Lateral Hip & Buttock Pain — If you have a list of diagnoses for patients with lateral hip or buttock pain, this physiotherapy workshop will give you the support to strategise the differential diagnoses and identify a plan of action to address the most potent drivers for each individual’s presentation. This workshop is appropritate for physiotherapists and other registered health professionals involved in assessment and management of hip conditions.

 

Book a live physiotherapy workshop online or face-to face today

Alison runs practical physiotherapy workshops each year in Brisbane, Australia and usually hosts courses at various international locations. After a short break in international workshops during the pandemic, Alison will be back on tour from 2023, so keep an eye on this page as workshop registrations open. Join our mailing list to be notified about upcoming workshops.  In the meantime, you may want to explore the live online workshops Alison offers – open for registration now.

Dr Alison Grimaldi has over 30 years of clinical experience in managing hip, groin, and lumbopelvic pain. Alison prides herself on her active contributions to clinically relevant research, helping health and exercise professionals access valuable information that can easily be transferred into clinical practice. Explore client testimonials above, to see the benefits of Alison’s online physiotherapy workshops.

Mastering Movement of the Hip & Pelvis Workshop

Mastering Movement of the Hip & Pelvis Workshop

Focuses on the practical aspects of assessment and optimisation of muscle function and movement of the hip & pelvis.

Synopsis

Do you have a clear understanding of when, why and how to assess and address muscle dysfunction around the hip and pelvis, in order to optimise and expedite patient outcomes?

Do you find yourself prescribing the same exercises for every hip & groin pain patient, regardless of their presentation?

Do your patients perform the same program for weeks or months without progressions or an understanding of what they are attempting to achieve and why?

Would you like to Fast Track your hip and groin Rehab?

Movement patterning and muscle function around the hip and pelvis are key considerations for any lumbopelvic or lower limb problem and may even impact on upper limb function. Assessment and retraining in this region require a specific and targeted approach that should consider the multifaceted requirements for optimal function and the limitations of an individual’s musculoskeletal system. With respect to current practices around muscle testing and exercise prescription, often strength is the only consideration. While this is an important consideration, normal results on strength testing may be returned from a muscle synergy within which significant dysfunction exists. If weakness is not the primary deficit, generic strengthening may worsen rather than improve the situation by reinforcing poor recruitment strategies or imbalance in the contribution of muscles within a movement synergy e.g. TFL within the abductor synergy. In exercise literature, often maximal EMG is the sole indicator used for exercise selection. EMG levels are not reflective of force generation and high levels of EMG may simply reflect active insufficiency where the muscle is not at an optimal range to generate force efficiently. This premise also assumes that maximal recruitment is optimal for muscle retraining and musculoskeletal health. While higher EMG levels may be required for enhancing strength or more particularly for hypertrophy, other factors should be considered.

Choosing an exercise with highest %MVC

–  in a disadvantageous length-tension relationship
– while encouraging poor recruitment patterning and efficiency
– with high load imposed on underlying joints or soft tissues
- may not be in the best interests of achieving optimal or painfree function.

Learning Objectives
Online Theory
Practical Workshop

Upcoming Workshops:

Anterior Hip & Groin Pain Workshop

Anterior Hip & Groin Pain

Upskill in practical applications of assessment and management of joint, tendon and nerve related anterior hip and groin pain.

Synopsis

Do you find yourself using the same management approaches for patients with hip pain, regardless of their presentation?

Do you have a clear understanding of how morphology, loading patterns and muscle dysfunction may be driving anterior hip and groin pain?

Would you like to learn how to address these issues to optimise and FAST-TRACK YOUR OUTCOMES?

An exploration of the available anterior hip and groin pain literature reveals a minefield of inconsistent diagnostic labels and a high volume of imaging and surgical papers describing a myriad of pathologies which may or may not be associated with a patient’s presenting signs and symptoms. In recent years there have been some positive advances in defining clinical entities and diagnostic processes. Yet there is a persistent lack of clarity and evidence around best management. This may be related to undue focus on remediating a particular structural pathology or physical impairment, without adequate consideration of mechanisms or drivers of pain and load intolerance. Within the contemporary biopsychosocial model, health professionals acknowledge that patients may present with varying combinations of psychological and physical overload. While the psychosocial components of management are of high importance, these will not be addressed in detail within this forum, but much education is widely available on this topic. The primary focus will be on understanding and addressing mechanisms of physical overload and impairments associated with anterior hip and groin pain.

Learning Objectives
Online Theory
Practical Workshop

Upcoming Workshops:

Lateral Hip & Buttock Pain Workshop

Lateral Hip & Buttock Pain

Upskill in practical applications of assessment and management of joint, tendon and nerve related lateral hip and buttock pain.

Emily Wong

Online Workshop Attendee Testimonial

"I really enjoyed the course. It was informative and clear. The online lectures are good lengths (all less than an hour) so that they are easy to digest and the recordings are easy to listen to and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the weekly emails for suggestions as to what lectures to complete, it helped keep me on track so that I was up to date when it came to the online workshops. It provided good practical ideas that can be utilised in practice the next day."

Emily Wong, Physiotherapist, Hong Kong

Synopsis

Do you have a list of possible diagnoses that jump to mind when someone presents with lateral hip or buttock pain?

Do you consider posterior joint stability, extra-articular impingements of the lesser or greater trochanter or peripheral nerve entrapments?

What is your strategy for working through the differential diagnoses and which markers from your patient interview and physical examination determine your pathway towards each particular diagnosis?

Once you have determined the most likely diagnosis, are you also able to identify and develop a plan to address the most potent drivers for each individual’s presentation?

Would you like to Fast Track your lateral hip and buttock Rehab?

Lateral hip and particularly buttock pain can often present a diagnostic dilemma. The lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints may refer into these regions; intra-articular hip pathologies may be accompanied by lateral hip &/or buttock pain; local soft tissues & neural structures may be primary sources of nociception. The first step is determining the most likely contributors to the patient’s pain presentation. Developing an optimal management program with positive effects past the short term, will also require an evaluation of physical & psychological drivers. Intrinsic & extrinsic factors should be considered within the overall context of workload. While non-modifiable factors (e.g. bony morphology) are by nature unable to be modified, awareness of these factors can be integral to providing advice and interventions (active or passive) that ‘do no harm’ and development of strategies that allow maximal function with minimisation of adverse effects.

Learning Objectives
Online Theory
Practical Workshop

Upcoming Workshops:

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About Dr Alison Grimaldi

Dr Alison Grimaldi is a physiotherapist, researcher and educator with over 30 years of clinical experience. She has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a PhD, with her doctorate topic in the hip region. Dr Grimaldi is Practice Principal of PhysioTec Physiotherapy in Brisbane and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She runs a global Hip Academy and has presented over 100 workshops around the world.

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