2 courses in 1
Dr Christian Barton,
PhD, BPhysio (HONS), MCSP, MAPA
Christian is an Australian physiotherapist specializing in the management of persistent and challenging knee and running injuries, working with range of elite athletes and in conjuction with many of Melbourne´s leading orthopedic specialists. He completed his PhD relating to knee pain, foot orthotics and lower limb biomechanics. He has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 40 peer reviewed publications, and teaches in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia. Theese courses have a strong emphasis on ensuring translation to clinical practical, bringing Christian´s extensive knowledge to life to improve your clinical reasoning and patient outcomes.
Biomechanics and Running Retraining
In this course, Christian will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage biomechanical deficits in injured runners. The course explores ideal lower limb biomechanics, provides an overview how common biomechanical faults link to injury, and how to identify and address them in the clinic. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining, footwear and other adjunctive interventions are explored.
- Explore important principles to consider during assessment and rehabilitation of biomechanical and running injuries
- Understand ideal and potential biomechanical faults and their relationship to running injury
- Develop clinical skills to assess potential structural and functional biomechanical factors which may be linked to running injuries
- Understand the implications of footwear modification to the management running injuries
- Improve clinical reasoning when choosing a treatment plan for injured runners
Patellofemoral Pain Rehabilitation
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common injury presentation to orthopedic, general practice and sports medicine clinics. During this course, the complex clinical reasoning required to provide an optimal management plan for the varying PFP presentations clinicians see every day will be explored. This is a highly practical and evidence based course and will provide you with a range of knowledge and skills you can apply immediately in the clinic. The course will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops.
- Understand how to make an accurate diagnosis of PFP, considering differential diagnosis of tendon, ligament, meniscus and joint pathologies
- Develop an awareness of common local proximal and distal deficit which may relate to PFP and how to identify their presence in a clinical setting.
- Understand the evidence base for common physiotherapy interventions for the management of PFP and how to apply this in the clinical settings, including: exercise (local, proximal and distal), taping, massage/mobilization and adjunctive interventions.
- Develop basic clinical skills to identify the potential foot foot orthoses and footwear modification to assist the management of PFP.
- Develop an understanding of the concept of movement retraining in the management of PFP and how to apply this in clinical setting.
- Understand the implication of adolescent PFP and PFJ osteoarthritis and how best to manage them in a clinical setting.