Face to Face Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy course - Advanced assessement

MELBOURNE October

16 hours of cutting edge clinical tendinopathy CPD delivered by clinical and research expert
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What's included?

  • 16hrs CPD
  • Saturday 4hrs (1pm-5pm)
    Sunday   8hrs Sun (9am-5pm) 
  • 4hrs pre-recorded video content
  • Delivered by Prof Peter Malliaras

   Sat 12th  & Sun 13th October,  2024

   Orthosport Victoria Institute (OSVi)
      132A Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

Peter has a respected international clinical and research profile and is consulted by many people for a second opinion regarding their tendon injuries, including elite athletes and performers (eg football, rugby, ballet, and tennis). He works as a Professor at Monash University (Australia), focusing on tendinopathy research, and sees difficult tendinopathy patients weekly in the clinic.

The Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy course provides an up-to-date research and clinical perspective, a complete walkthrough assessment, kinetic chain and biomechanics considerations, and rehabilitation of common tendinopathies. Achilles, plantar fascia, tibialis posterior, patellar, proximal hamstring and gluteal tendinopathies will be covered in detail.

Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced clinician, you will come away with many answers to your questions as well as clinical gems to take away.


Learning outcomes:


  • Describe how diagnosis and assessment influence management eg pain irritability and cognitive-emotional factors
  • Discuss when and how tendon pathology influences clinical reasoning and management
  • Describe indications for imaging tendinopathy patients
  • Describe and implement biomechanics and kinetic chain considerations and assessment
  • Develop comprehensive rehabilitation strategies for common lower limb tendinopathies
  • Discuss specific strategies to maximise tendinopathy patient adherence, education and buy-in
  • Plan and implement detailed return to sports progressions for sedentary people, runners, jumpers, multi-direction sports, etc
  • Describe the management of athletes in-season as well as maintenance programs
  • Discuss when to use adjunct conservative interventions (e.g. orthotics, manual therapy) and injections in different tendinopathy presentations
  • Describe the current understanding of tendinopathy pain and how this influences management
  • Testing the spectrum of muscle and tendon function and capacity including multiple RM testing, dynamometry, hopping force plates outcomes (VALD), muscle power (musclelab, linear encoder).Develop tools you can use to accurately measure muscle and tendon function regardless of your clinical setting and equipment. 


Pre-course video content:

The online modules of video content covering tendon structure and function, pathogenesis and pain mechanisms, tendinopathy aetiology, and tendinopathy management evidence. It is essential that these are viewed prior to the course as this is assumed knowledge.The face-to-face day focuses on clinical content.

*This course is appropriate for qualified physiotherapists as well as other health professionals.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund for cancellations made at least 4 weeks prior to event, minus the cost of the online content if accessed (A$100).


Pre-course video content:

Meet the instructor

Prof Peter Malliaras

Peter Malliaras is a specialist physiotherapist and researcher from Melbourne, Australia focusing on the problem of tendinopathy. Currently, he is a Professor at Monash University Physiotherapy Department and involved in multiple tendinopathy research projects in Australia and internationally. His research focuses on understanding pain and neuromuscular impairments, and clinical trials testing the efficacy of exercise and other interventions in tendinopathy. Peter maintains a strong clinical focus, consulting to people with difficult tendinopathy presentations.  
Patrick Jones - Course author