Course

Groin Pain in Athletes

Teacher Andreas Serner
Dates 7-8 November 2020
Max participants 36
Location Lugano, Switzerland
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (Physioswiss credits)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Teacher
PT BSc, MSc, PhD
Andreas Serner is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Research Scientist from Denmark....
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM

    Participants registration

  • 9:30AM-9:45AM

    Intro

  • 9:45AM-10:45AM

    Groin injury vs groin problems
    - Epidemiology and anatomical overview of the groin

  • 10:45AM-11:00AM

    Case on diagnosis

  • 11:00AM-11:15AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:15AM-11:45AM

    Diagnosis & classification of groin pain

  • 11:45AM-1:00PM

    Practical
    - Clinical examination

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00PM-2:15PM

    Imaging
    - When & why?

  • 2:15PM-2:45PM

    Objective clinical measures

  • 2:45PM-4:15PM

    Practical
    - Objective measures

  • 4:15PM-4:30PM

    Coffee break

  • 4:30PM-5:00PM

    Treatment options
    - Review of the evidence

  • 5:00PM-5:30PM

    Review of the day
    - Questions & discussion

  • 9:00AM-9:20AM

    Prevention of groin problems
    - Review of the evidence

  • 9:20AM-9:45AM

    Developing a treatment program
    - Return to sport from day 1

  • 9:45AM-10:30AM

    Exercise selection

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 10:45AM-12:30PM

    Practical
    - Basic exercises
    - Functional progression

  • 12:30PM-1:30PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30PM-2:30PM

    Practical
    - RTS criteria and decision-making

  • 2:30PM-3:30PM

    Case presentations and discussion

  • 3:30PM-3:45PM

    Coffee break

  • 3:45PM-4:15PM

    Surgical options
    – What do I need to know?

  • 4:15PM-4:45PM

    Post-op Rehabilitation

  • 4:45PM-5:00PM

    Review
    – Questions & discussion

Course description

Groin pain is one of the most frequent injuries in team sports and is considered complex and difficult to manage.

This course will provide an overview of the evidence related to both the diagnosis and management, and aims to simplify approaches for immediate implementation in clinical practice at all levels.

The diagnosis of groin pain is influenced by a multitude of opinions, uncertainty in etiology, and differing terminology. We will go through the many potential causes of groin pain and discuss how to categorize these into useful entities and specific diagnoses including the interpretation of various imaging findings. We incorporate practical time to ensure participants will feel comfortable in the clinical examination of athletes with groin pain. Additionally, we will focus on how to measure progress objectively with a specific focus on clinical strength testing, and how findings may influence treatment.

We will discuss key elements in the prevention, treatment, and return to sport, using the best available evidence, case discussions, as well as practical examples of specific exercises including discussions on progression, priorities, and decision-making.

The course will consist of a blend of learning styles and will include lectures, interactive group sessions, individual problem solving, practical demonstrations and clinical workshops. Participants should be appropriately dressed for practical components (shorts are essential) and be prepared to contribute to all aspects of the 2 days.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding of the anatomy and potential causes of groin pain
  • Ability to clinically examine and diagnose athletes with groin pain
  • Understanding of the strengths and limitations of research on the management of groin pain
  • Ability to plan and design specific rehabilitation programs for the optimal recovery for athletes with groin pain
  • Understanding of and ability to use objective measures in the assessment and monitoring of rehabilitation.

Map