Lower Limb Tendinopathy - Clinical Gems
This course will cover differential diagnosis and rehab of lower limb tendons as well as pitfalls to watch for.
This course is brought to you by the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Increase confidence in clinical dx.
- Know when to image or refer on.
- Design evidence based programme, individual rehab.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Ebonie Rio
Dr. Ebonie Rio is a physiotherapist and research fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.
She completed her PhD looking at tendon pain, how the CNS and motor control might change in individuals with tendinopathy.
Her clinical career has included Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School, Melbourne Heart Football Club, Alphington Sports Medicine Centre, Victorian Institute of Sport, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, 2012 London Paralympics, 18 months travelling with Disney's The Lion King stage show (Melbourne and Shanghai tour).
In the 1980s, the curriculum of courses for the Orthopedic Division was primarily focused on the articular system, as were most manual therapy programs world-wide. While the program is still strongly based in the articular system, it has evolved to include more neuromyofascial concepts for manual therapy as well as the pain sciences.
Recently fascia has become the new ‘buzz’ word in the field of rehabilitation and movement re-education. Until recently its contribution to musculoskeletal dysfunction had been underestimated. We know now that fascia plays an important role in health, wellbeing and mobility. It transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Since the inauguration of the Fascia Research Conference in Harvard in 2007, there has been an explosion of research and new information about the impact that fascia has on musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
Many different groups of professionals are now exploring the world of fascia. However, many physiotherapists are still unfamiliar with fascia and continue to think of it as the ‘dead packing material’ that is pushed aside during dissections in order to visualize the ‘important stuff’ like muscles and nerves. Physiotherapists, with their varied skill-set in manual therapy techniques, are well-placed to take on this important tissue.
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The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.
With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.