ANTERIOR HIP AND GROIN PAIN

October 4, 2024 – October 5, 2024
October 4, 2024 – October 5, 2024

October 4th- Masterclass

Lateral Hip Pain including Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy is one of the most prevalent lower limb tendinopathies presenting to general practice and imposes an impact on quality of life similar to severe hip osteoarthritis. The diagnosis is often delayed, and management may be limited to corticosteroid injection for a substantial period of time – a course often resulting in short term gain but frequent recurrence and gradual decline in local musculotendinous health, physical conditioning and activity levels. A substantial body of evidence has now been published that provides guidance around evidence-based strategies for identifying this condition, associated impairments and active management of the condition to achieve early diagnosis and optimal outcomes.
This masterclass will provide an update on the available literature and its clinical implications, as well as practical demonstrations of assessment techniques for diagnosing gluteal tendinopathy and identifying abductor impairments. Treatment strategies will be discussed in detail, along with demonstration and practice of key exercises. Finally, we will do some troubleshooting – managing the more complex patient with co-morbidities and/or those patients that are slow to respond. Participants will leave with plenty of clinical gems to apply immediately.

October 5th- Workshop

Anterior Hip & Groin Pain Practical Workshop

Do you tend to use the same management approaches for patients with hip pain, regardless of their presentation?

The anterior hip and groin pain literature reveals a minefield of inconsistent diagnostic labels and a high volume of imaging and surgical papers that describe 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 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 adequately considering 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.

My primary focus is on helping you understand and address mechanisms of physical overload and impairments associated with anterior hip and groin pain.

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Early-bird Pricing:

until sold out or April 30th





Regular Pricing:

after April 30th




This course aims to:

  • Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for assessment of 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 therapy and manual therapy
    • Adverse joint or soft tissue loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function
    • Individual goals and functional demands
  • Provide opportunity to practice some useful manual therapy and nerve mobilisation techniques

The aim:

  • Clarify definitions of anterior hip and groin pain
  • Explore factors which may influence intra-articular hip joint loads
  • Explore factors which may influence extra-articular loads in the anterior hip region
  • Provide an overview of key load management and therapeutic exercise strategies for anterios hip pain, particular to the patient presentation and associated difficulties with mechanical load transfer
  • Provide an update on groin pain clinical entites and where the literature sits with regard to prevention and management

5 hours of PowerPoint lecture with printable notes

Learn anywhere, anytime, at your own pace

Rewind and revise as many times as you like

Self assessment quiz

3 months of unlimited access to video content

The one-day practical workshop includes:

Diagnostic, pain provocation tests for intra and extra-articular sources of nociception

  • Assessment of bony morphology, joint stability and neurodynamics
  • Assessment of posture and key movement patterns for specific pain and load intolerance presentations
  • Clinical reasoning strategies to determine best approach for reducing pain and improving load tolerance for the patient’s specific presentation

Practical management strategies

  • Manual therapy – useful techniques joint techniques will be demonstrated
  • Learn some novel and effective nerve mobilisation exercises for the anterior hip region

Load management advice and key exercise strategies for specific presentations:

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome(FAIS) and extra-articular impingement
  • Anterior hip instability associated with acetabular dysplasia and/or capsuloligamentous deficiency
  • Nerve related anterior hip pain
  • Anterior hip pain & femoral malversion
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hip flex or related pain
  • Groin pain

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October 4th- Masterclass

Lateral hip pain including gluteal tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy is one of the most prevalent lower limb tendinopathies presenting to general practice and imposes an impact on quality of life similar to severe hip osteoarthritis. The diagnosis is often delayed, and management may be limited to corticosteroid injection for a substantial period of time – a course often resulting in short term gain but frequent recurrence and gradual decline in local musculotendinous health, physical conditioning and activity levels. A substantial body of evidence has now been published that provides guidance around evidence-based strategies for identifying this condition, associated impairments and active management of the condition to achieve early diagnosis and optimal outcomes.
This masterclass will provide an update on the available literature and its clinical implications, as well as practical demonstrations of assessment techniques for diagnosing gluteal tendinopathy and identifying abductor impairments. Treatment strategies will be discussed in detail, along with demonstration and practice of key exercises. Finally, we will do some troubleshooting – managing the more complex patient with co-morbidities and/or those patients that are slow to respond. Participants will leave with plenty of clinical gems to apply immediately.

October 5th- Workshop

Anterior Hip & Groin Pain Practical Workshop

Do you tend to use the same management approaches for patients with hip pain, regardless of their presentation?

The anterior hip and groin pain literature reveals a minefield of inconsistent diagnostic labels and a high volume of imaging and surgical papers that describe 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 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 adequately considering 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.

My primary focus is on helping you understand and address mechanisms of physical overload and impairments associated with anterior hip and groin pain.

This course aims to:

  • Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for assessment of 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 therapy and manual therapy
    • Adverse joint or soft tissue loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function
    • Individual goals and functional demands
  • Provide opportunity to practice some useful manual therapy and nerve mobilisation techniques

The aim:

  • Clarify definitions of anterior hip and groin pain
  • Explore factors which may influence intra-articular hip joint loads
  • Explore factors which may influence extra-articular loads in the anterior hip region
  • Provide an overview of key load management and therapeutic exercise strategies for anterios hip pain, particular to the patient presentation and associated difficulties with mechanical load transfer
  • Provide an update on groin pain clinical entites and where the literature sits with regard to prevention and management

5 hours of PowerPoint lecture with printable notes

Learn anywhere, anytime, at your own pace

Rewind and revise as many times as you like

Self assessment quiz

3 months of unlimited access to video content

The one-day practical workshop includes:

Diagnostic, pain provocation tests for intra and extra-articular sources of nociception

  • Assessment of bony morphology, joint stability and neurodynamics
  • Assessment of posture and key movement patterns for specific pain and load intolerance presentations
  • Clinical reasoning strategies to determine best approach for reducing pain and improving load tolerance for the patient’s specific presentation

Practical management strategies

  • Manual therapy – useful techniques joint techniques will be demonstrated
  • Learn some novel and effective nerve mobilisation exercises for the anterior hip region

Load management advice and key exercise strategies for specific presentations:

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome(FAIS) and extra-articular impingement
  • Anterior hip instability associated with acetabular dysplasia and/or capsuloligamentous deficiency
  • Anterior hip pain & femoral malversion
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hip flex or related pain
  • Groin pain
  • Nerve related anterior hip pain

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Early-bird Pricing:

until sold out or March 31st





Regular Pricing:

after March 31st




Dr Alison Grimaldi BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD, FACP

Dr Alison Grimaldi is a physiotherapist, researcher and educator with over 30 years of clinical experience, and a special interest in the hip and pelvic region. She has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a PhD, with her doctorate topic in the hip region. Dr Grimaldi is Practice Principal of PhysioTec Physiotherapy in Brisbane and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She has had involvement in hip research for over 20 years and continues her research interests as an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and in collaborative international studies. Dr Grimaldi was a key investigator on the landmark multicentre LEAP randomised clinical trial of interventions for gluteal tendinopathy. She has contributed to three leading clinical texts, conducted over 100 clinical workshops and presented over 50 keynote, invited or podium conference presentations. Alison also runs a Hip Academy with online learning and live mentoring at dralisongrimaldi.com .

30+

Years of Experience

20+

Years of Research Involvement

50+

Conference Presented