Anterior Hip and Groin Pain
Sunday, 12 May 2019 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT)
University College Hospital
Musculoskeletal Outpatient Therapy Service (Sport Gym)
Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Lower Ground Floor
235 Euston Road
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: This practical workshop will provide skills related to:
- Diagnostic, pain provocation tests for intra & extra-articular sources of nociception
- Assessment of bony morphology, joint stability, neurodynamics and relevant impairments
- Assessment of posture & key movement patterns for specific pain & load intolerance presentations
- Treatment direction tests (passive & active) & clinical reasoning strategies to determine best approach for reducing pain & improving load tolerance for the patient’s specific presentation
- Manual therapy - specific techniques for range gaining and improving painfree ROM
- Load management advice & key exercise strategies for specific presentations