Sporting Knee Masterclass

(Rehab of the High-Demand knee)

Saturday, 06 November 2021 09.00 - 16:30 (GMT)

Life Fit Wellness
Falkirk Business Hub
Weir Street


This one- day course aims to directly impact on the clinician's ability to assess and treat patients with sporting knee pathologies including ACL injury and Rehab, meniscal pathologies and high- end rehab and return to performance in the active population. The course will explore the challenges relating to the rehabilitation of athletes, following ACL reconstruction. ACL-R is a complex area with a client base ranging from a Sunday league footballer to elite athletes. Knowing when surgery is indicated and having a good patient specific approach to prehab, conservative management and post-operative rehab is essential to best improve chances of optimal outcomes.

There will be practical demonstration of application of NEMS (neuro-electrical muscle stimulation) and BFR (Blood Flow Restriction Training) which are useful adjuncts in the initial stages of knee rehabilitation. The course is a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions, totally underpinned by evidence. There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout and practical application in clinical settings.


This course is applicable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Chiropractors, Sport Therapists and other health care professionals who are involved in the management of sporting knee injuries.


  1. Aware and able to implement all the key components, necessary for sucessful return to sports following ACL reconstruction

  2. Discuss indications around NEMS and Blood Flow Restriction training and describe when it is indicated, and how this can be done.

  3. Identify and correct deficits in sprinting performance, landing mechanics and deceleration. Learn coaching drills to correct these deficits.

  4. Explore a criteria-based progression criteria, following knee surgeries and Improve confidence in returning players to their sport.

  5. Understand the current evidence regarding conservative management of mensical injuries (both traumatic and degenerative)

Course schedule

9.00 - 9.45 Overview of Knee Pathologies & Assessment

9.45 - 10.45 ACL Rehab

10.45 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.15 Morning Practical

12.15 - 12.30 Meniscal Pathologies

12.30 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.30 Conditioning Strategies and End-Stage Rehab

14.30 - 15.15 Participants will work in groups to practice

15.15 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 16.15 Return to Running after Knee Injuries

16.15 - 16.30 Summary Q&A

Note: Each activity will consist of theoretical and practical components. Please bring shorts to the course for the practical sessions. Pre-reading articles will be sent before the course.

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Benoy Mathew (MSc MAACP MCSP HPC)

Benoy is a highly specialist physiotherapist and Advance Practice Physiotherapist. He works in private practice in Central London. Benoy has research papers, published in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

He has a special interest in overuse lower limb injuries and Running Injuries. He is passionate about application of research in clinical practice and is involved in regular teaching on multiple courses, both in the UK and overseas. More than 2500 participants have attended his course in the last 8 years. He is a Master Trainer in Shockwave therapy and is the UK head of education for Venn Health Care. He is a trained MSK Sonographer and uses diagnostic ultrasound in his clinical practice.

Ben has completed his masters in advanced physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014 and was the national winner for the highest scoring candidate of the society of orthopaedic medicine registration examination and was the recipient of Saunders prize for 2011.

Clinically, he deals with complex patients referred by GPs and for a second opinion on failed patients by other therapists. Ben loves a challenge, and enjoys treating hip and groin patients and overuse running injuries. He is passionate about application of research in clinical practice and is involved in regular teaching nationwide on multiple lower limb courses.

Further information on Ben can be found at:

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The course venue

Life Fit Wellness

Falkirk Business Hub

Weir Street

Contact details :

For SatNav please use alternative postcode of FK1 1LJ.

How to get there


Falkirk Grahamston Station is a few minutes walk from the clinic. Falkirk High Train Station is a short taxi ride from the clinic.

Please check on the national rail website before travelling


The clinic is located on Weir Street, Falkirk. It is situated right opposite Taiyuan Restaurant and close the junction with Vicar Street. Please beware the postcode may not take you direct to the studio address. The best Sat Nav postcode is FK1 1RA.


If you are bringing your car please use the link to Parkopedia to find the best car park for your purposes.

Planning your journey

To help plan your journey please visit for train times or for car and walking directions.


Orchard Hotel In walking distance of the Wellness centre but is in the town centre so could be noisy at night

Premier Inn: There are 2 in Falkirk; Falkirk East which is 5min drive and Falkirk Central 10 min drive away

The Grange Manor Hotel A 10 min drive away from the venue.

Best Western Park Hotel A 10 minute walk away from the venue

The Falkirk Loft self-catering accommodation 2 minute walk away