LIVE Online: Lower Extremity Exercises and Loading

Saturday, 02 October 2021 09:00 - 13:00 (GMT)

Presented through ZOOM!



Musculoskeletal conditions of the lower extremities are common in both athletic and non-athletic populations. No matter if the pain originates from a tendon, a ligament or cartilage, loading programmes are commonly used treatment options. However, a loading programme is not a one size fits all solution and tailoring exercises to the individual is of great importance. The learning objectives of this course are to:

1) Gain a greater knowledge of different evidence-based loading programmes for different lower-extremity musculoskeletal conditions;

2) Gain a greater knowledge of other approaches to loading used by athletes that may inspire our work with non-athletic patients;

3) Have up-to-date knowledge of how to improve exercise compliance;

4) Be able to prescribe a thorough loading programme for patients using principles used for also improving performance.


9:00 am

  • Introduction to the course
  • The physiological mechanisms underpinning resistance exercise
  • Overview of loading programs for common musculoskeletal disorders
  • Bridging physiotherapy and strength and conditioning – can we be inspired in our everyday practice by bodybuilders and powerlifters?

10:00 am Coffee break

10:10 am

  • Loading progression from early rehab to full return to sport
  • Different approaches to load management
  • Pain during exercise – how much or how little?
  • Improving exercise compliance

11:30 am Coffee break

11:40 am Group work with cases

12:30 pm Case evaluation and closing remarks

13:00 pm Close

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Henryk Riel

Henryk Riel is a physiotherapist and PhD student at the Center for General Practice at Aalborg University, Denmark.

He is a lecturer at the Physiotherapy Department at UCN, Aalborg, Denmark. He has conducted several clinical trials on the management of plantar heel pain and has a special interest in tendinopathies, resistance training and exercise compliance.

The course venue

Presented through ZOOM!

How to get there

This meeting will be presented through ZOOM.

You will receive a personalised meeting invite to take part in our first ever Online course!

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