Anterior Hip and Groin Pain
Saturday, 10 December 2022 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT)
English National Ballet
Mulryan Centre for Dance
41 Hopewell Square
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 increase your skills and confidence in your assessment and management of anterior hip and groin pain?
Look forward to seeing patients with hip pain on your list!
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.
This course aims to:
- Enhance clinical reasoning and skills for assessment for nociceptive sources, clinical entities and drivers associated with anterior hip and groin pain
- Provide a framework for development of optimally effective, targeted interventions for each individual that considers
- Morphological variants and implications for load management advice, exercise and manual therapy
- Adverse joint or soft tissue loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function
- Individual goals and functional demands
- Provide opportunity to practice to practice some useful manual therapy and nerve mobilisation techniques
Upon completion fo this course, participants should be able to:
- Perform diagnostic tests for anterior hip and groin pain and use that information for differential diagnosis of the most likely source of nociception or a primary clinical entity
- Perform tests that aim to elicit important information regarding potential contributors or drivers of the presenting condition, such as:
- bony morphology
- joint range-of-motion and stability
- posture and key movements patterns
- Determine the most appropriate management approach for an individual's presenting condition using:
- Key information for the patient interview and physical examination
- Treatment direction tests
- Clinical reasoning
- Load management strategies
- Exercise therapy
- Manual therapy and nerve mobilisations as appropriate