About the Course
Level 1 is a prerequisite for attendance, though a brief review of the Level 1 topics (central pubic pathology and hip pathology) using clinical scenarios will provide consolidation of these topics.
Lower Abdominal pathology is a commonly seen presentation in the sporting population and may relate to rectus abdominis pathology, conjoint tendon lesions or sportsman’s hernia. Treatment is structure and pathology dependent, and hence the correct diagnosis is critical.
Iliopsoas syndrome may be posturally induced, a post-operative complication or related to relative overloading. Lateral hip pathology is common in the middle-aged female population and can be complex in management. Posterior hip pathology (e.g ischiofemoral impingement, deep gluteal syndrome etc.), although a common presentation, is often recalcitrant and challenging to manage.
This course will examine the different pathological classifications and the evidence to support them. The practical component will cover objective examination and explore treatment options and directions. There will be a strong bias towards advanced rehabilitation, strengthening in the gym, running programming and return to sport.
About the Presenter
Andrew is currently employed as the head physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club, a position he has held since 2007. Privately, he works at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine Centre and Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in association with several of Melbourne’s leading surgeons and sports physicians. He is also a clinical supervisor on the Master’s program at La Trobe University.
Over the last 20 years, Andrew has developed a special interest in hip and groin pathology having worked in both a clinical setting and within the elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon and athletics.
Andrew has developed an evidence based assessment and treatment model for pathology related to the hip and groin. He also enjoys treating problems related to lower limb biomechanics and muscular injury, in addition to knee, ankle and foot pathology.
– Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
– Master of Physiotherapy (Sports & Manipulative)
– APA Sports & Manipulative Physiotherapist