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Upcoming Courses hosted by Life Fit Wellness

Dr Alison Grimaldi and Life Fit Wellness present: Understanding Tendinopathies of The Hip and Pelvis
Monday 4th September 2017
Tutor: Dr Alison Grimaldi PhD, MPhty(Sports), BPhty

Tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis represent a large burden on both the sporting and ageing populations. Growing evidence is shaping contemporary conservative management of tendinopathy. This course provides participants with guidance towards a deeper understanding of tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management. The information presented is based on both an emerging evidence base derived from scientific studies on structure and mechanobiological mechanisms, risk factors, impairments and the available information on effects of intervention, and over 25 years of clinical experience.

Alison completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 1990, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 1997, and her Doctorate in Philosophy in the Field of Physiotherapy (PhD) in 2008. Her PhD studies were concerned with improving our understanding of hip muscle function and the relationship with hip joint pathology and weightbearing stimulus. These studies involved research collaboration with the European Space Agency.

The course includes an online theoretical component, and a one day practical component.  Cost is £190.00

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Tom Goom and Life Fit Wellness present: Running Repairs
Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th
Tutor: Tom Goom, Chartered Physiotherapist, AKA The Running Physio

Running Repairs is an evidence-based course with a strong practical element to help physiotherapists and health professionals manage running injury. The course is led by Running Injury Specialist Tom Goom, widely know as ‘the Running Physio’. Tom has gained a worldwide audience and a growing reptutation in the sports medicine community due to his extensive writing on running related injury. He has written for the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog, Running Fitness, Kinetic Revolution and Men’s Running UK and has recently submitted his first research paper. Tom’s passion is turning research findings and theory into practical solutions for patients you see in every day clinic.

This 2 day course aims to provide aims to provide clinicians with the skills and knowledge required to assess and treat all common running injuries.  There is a strong focus on practical solutions with real clinical value as well as thorough discussion of theory.  Recent research will be integrated with clinical reasoning to provide an effective, evidence based approach.

Cost for 2 day course is £275 with £25 discount for ACPSEM members.

To book your place please call Life Fit Wellness on 01324 614 044.


Life Fit Wellness present: Spinal Masqueraders 
Saturday December 2nd 2017
Tutors: Consultant MSK Physiotherapists; Laura Finucane, Sue Greenhalgh & Christopher Mercer

This is a highly interactive case study based day designed to help with the awareness, clinical reasoning and management of the common spinal masqueraders seen in physiotherapy practice, including differential diagnosis of spinal fractures, spinal metastasis and metastatic spinal cord compression.

The day is designed for those working in advanced practice roles, or those interested in progression into this field. An introduction on the current thinking and evidence review of Red Flags and their use in clinical practice will be presented.

Learning Objectives; delegates should have a greater understanding of the relevance of Red Flags in identifying non-musculoskeletal causes of spinal pain, following the presentation of case studies and subsequent discussion delegates should have a greater knowledge of how Spinal metastasis, and other serious pathologies may present to a musculoskeletal practitioner and delegates will have had the chance to discuss their own (potential) Masquerader cases with the panel throughout the day.

The expert panel of consultant MSK Physiotherapists specialise in spinal conditions and in the identification and management of serious pathology with many years professional experience.  You can read more about the presenters HERE

Cost for 1 day course is £175. To book your place please call Life Fit Wellness on 01324 614 044.


Dr Jeremy Lewis and Life Fit Wellness present: The Shoulder: Theory & Practice
2nd & 3rd June 2018
Tutor: Dr Jeremy Lewis PhD, FCSP

This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines.  Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body.

This course will be fun, thought provoking, and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.

Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Sonographer and Independent Prescriber. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members.

The course cost is £300.00

For more details and to book click HERE


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