The Adult Hip Patient Level 1 London

Saturday, 06 May 2017 08:45 - 17:00 (GMT)

University College Hospital
Musculoskeletal Outpatient Therapy Service (Sport Gym)
Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Lower Ground Floor
235 Euston Road
NW1 28U


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

Want a clear understanding on how best to approach FAI, Cam or Pincer Hip Impingements?

“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 ligamentum teres injuries 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 25 years of joint clinical experience at what does and does not work in the assessment and 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.

This hands on course will consider the evidence and how this has been integrated into practice. The active treatment section will look at manual techniques in the management of the adult hip patient. It is designed to be highly practical and full of clinical tips that you can put into practice immediately.

  • 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

  • Understanding of the biomechanical and developmental factors leading to symptomatic FAI and clinical insights on managing complex presentation

  • Practical application of manual therapy in the management of hip and groin pain

  • Overview of Rehab principles following Hip Arthroscopy

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

Registration (8.45 to 9.00)

AM (09.00 to 12.15)

  • 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

Lunch (12.15 to 1pm)

PM (1pm to 5pm)

  • Biomechanical and Development Factors leading to Symptomatic FAI

  • Practical – Evidence informed Manual therapy Techniques

  • Rehab following Hip Arthroscopy

  • Case Studies

  • Q& A


  • 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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Glen Robbins (MSc MMACP MCSP HPC)

Prior to training as a Physiotherapist Glen worked in the fitness industry as a trainer for gyms and sports teams. He qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Keele in 2005. He spent his first 2 years working for a busy MSK private clinic in Iceland, before returning to the NHS and completing his MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire.

Since then he has worked primarily in private clinics and sports injury clinics in and around the London area and opened his own clinic, Hemel Physio, based in Hertfordshire in 2013. At his Clinic he has treated Olympic level athletes and professional sportsmen but he also still maintains an NHS caseload 1 day per week. A large percentage of his private caseload is made up of recreational and club level endurance runners, particularly marathon runners.

Glen's main passions are manual therapy, functional movement screening, injury prevention and exercise prescription. He has mentored and trained many therapists in manual therapy and is involved in the creation and development of, an online CPD training portal for physiotherapists, personal trainers and health professionals.

Glen has a particular interest in the lower limb and started teaching on evidence based injury prevention in runners, integrating strength and conditioning with the rehab of runners and Assessment and treatment of the Hip in 2012.

Further information on Glen can be found at:

Follow Glen on Twitter on @HemelPhysio

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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:

Follow Ben on Twitter on @function2fitnes

The course venue

University College Hospital

Musculoskeletal Outpatient Therapy Service (Sport Gym)

Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Lower Ground Floor
235 Euston Road
NW1 28U

How to get there


Tottenham Court Road - Northbound (Warren Street station) - no's 10, 73, 24, 29, 134 Gower Street - Southbound (University Street) - no's 10, 24, 29, 73, 134 Euston Road - no's 18, 27, 30, 88

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By Tube:

Nearest tube stations are:

Warren Street (Northern / Victoria Lines) Euston Square (Circle / Hammersmith & City / Metropolitan Lines)

Euston ( Northern/ Victoria Lines )

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