Assessment, Evaluation & Management of Lower Limb Sports Injuries



Course leader:

Trevor Prior

Length of course: 

One day study day

Course Venue: 

York St John University                                                           

Level & credit:

Study Day

Fees & funding:

Fee £75.

Funded places are available.

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Further dates TBC

This seminar aims to provide a good theoretical understanding of concepts and ideas around the Biomechanical assessment of lower limb function, with a focus on participating in sporting activities.

It will also explore aspects of assessment techniques and how these fit into the wider context of patient/client management.

It is envisaged that this day will provide a sound theoretical basis that will increase practitioner's confidence, and encourage further personal study.

Core Clinical Update Series: This course forms part of the Core Clinical Update Series.

Course Content

  • Biomechanical assessment of the lower limb - This will provide an overview of current theory regarding function of the foot and leg and provide a basis for assessment and thus treatment planning
  • Gait analysis - A review of gait analysis methods with the clinical application of inshoe pressure analysis and 3d gait analysis
  • Pod Sports medicine - This section will review clinical assessment techniques which allow a diagnosis to be formulated. By linking this to appropriate investigations, available treatment modalities and reviewing a range of conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg, it will allow the delegates to have a practical foundation for determining a treatment plan
  • Case studies - This section will review a range of case histories to re-inforce the topics of the day

Who should attend?

MSK clinicians, individuals working in sports therapies, students, practitioners with an interest in biomechanics, individuals working within both private practice, NHS, or voluntary organisations.

Course Leader Biography:

Trevor Prior has been in practice for over 30 years. Since qualifying, he has worked in northeast London/Essex. He has lectured extensively and been involved in many initiatives both locally and nationally, regularly contributing to newspaper and television items. Trevor is a reviewer for journals such as Clinical Biomechanics, Gait & Posture, The Foot, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Research and Physical Therapy in Sport. He has worked extensively with elite and professional sports men and women in a wide range of disciplines, including football, rugby, cricket, athletics, hockey, badminton. Trevor was a Podiatry team leader at the 2012 London Olympics working in the athlete medical centre. He is the UK representative on the Vasyli Think Tank, involved in the development of orthoses and footwear. He is currently employed as a consultant podiatric surgeon at Homerton University Hospital.

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