The Adult Hip Patient (8th Edition)

Friday, 05 November 2021 08:45 - 17:00 (GMT)

Life Fit Wellness
Falkirk Business Hub
Weir Street


16 hours in total (8 Hours online + 8 Hours face to face)

Do you find differential diagnosis with some hip and groin presentations difficult?

Want a clear understanding on how best to approach Hip Impingement?

“Emily is a 32-year-old office worker and regular gym-goer. She had right anterior hip pain 10 months ago which was diagnosed as hip flexor strain and it responded favourably with previous physio. Her right hip pain has returned since she started cycling to work and she has been referred back to physio. Her recent pelvis X-ray has shown acetabular cross-over sign suggestive of pincher FAI in both her hips.”

  • How do you clinically determine if the X-ray results are the true source of her symptoms and not an incidental finding?
  • What are her treatment options? What is the best rehab strategy?
  • Would you consider a surgical referral?

Like a lot of clinicians, you may see patients like Emily presenting with anterior hip and groin pain in private practice, sports medicine clinics or a primary care setting.

The hip and groin area is often viewed as a “black box” because of the complex anatomy and overlapping pain referral patterns. Whether it is the week-end warrior, yoga enthusiast or the competing triathlete, accurate diagnosis and management of hip and groin pain can be challenging. Conditions like hip impingement syndromes, labral tears, chondral lesions and dysplasia are being increasingly identified as cause of hip and groin pain in the physically active population between the ages of 18-45. Although, various treatment methods are reported there is a lack of consensus on the role of conservative management.


This one-day workshop is designed for all therapists who work with physically active patients with anterior hip and groin pain. The aim of the course is to provide a clear, honest and evidence-based look, combined with more than 30 years of joint clinical experience at what does and does not work in the assessment and conservative management of the active hip patient. A key goal would be for you to leave with things that both simplify the hip for you and help differential diagnoses what is going on, both articular and extra-articular pathologies of the hip.

What will you gain by attending the course?

  • Overview of the complex interaction of the groin and the hip joint including femoro-acetabular impingement, labral lesions, extra-articular pathologies and tendinopathy.

  • A detailed and a systematic physical examination will be covered using a novel and evidence-based tool (The layering concept) for the assessment of the adult hip patient and a solid understanding of differential diagnosis

  • Current conservative management of hip pain including hip impingement syndromes and clinical insights on managing complex presentation

  • Practical application of rehab exercises including progression of hip stabilisation exercises and dynamic mobility exercises for the hip

  • Integration of the theory, current evidence and treatment tools with case studies


08:45 Registration


  • Welcome and introduction
  • The Adult Hip Patient (Overview of common pathologies and Diagnostic challenge)
  • Practical Assessment of the Hip (The Layer Concept for hip assessment – neuromechanical layer, contractile(myogenic) layer, Inert layer and Osteochondral layer)
  • Acetabular Labral Tears
  • Ligament Teres
  • Snapping Hip



  • Conservative Management of FAI
  • Practical – Evidence informed Manual therapy and Integrated Approaches
  • Rehabilitation - Motor control, hip stabilisation and dynamic mobility exercises.
  • Case Studies
  • Q& A
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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.

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Lizzie Marlow MCSP

Lizzie is a specialist lower limb physiotherapist based in London and she has extensive experience working in professional sport as well as the NHS and private sector.

She has a particular interest in complex hip and groin conditions, running related injuries, knee injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome and lower limb tendinopathy.

She has completed advance clinical practice modules at King’s College University and The University of Hertfordshire. These courses have helped her to develop advanced skills in the assessment and management of patients with complex lower limb conditions.

She also enjoys her role as a lecturer and course tutor on various lower limb and running courses, evening lectures and international symposiums.

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