Sporting Hip & Groin

Teacher James Moore
Dates 8-9 December 2018
Max participants 36
Location Centro Antares - Centro di Riabilitazione Neurologica S.S. 87 Sannitica - Angolo Cantone 2 - 81020 - San Nicola la Strada - Caserta, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM)
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
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, medicine & physiotherapy students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
MPhtySt (Manips), MSc Applied Biomechanics, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, CSCS, MMACP, MCSP
James Moore is a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. In addition to private clinical work he has worked throughout the UK, USA & Australia with professional athletes ranging...
Course program
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM

    Participants registration

  • 10:00AM-10:45AM

    Anatomy (theoretical)

  • 10:45AM-11:30AM

    Surface Palpation (practical)

  • 11:30AM-11:45AM


  • 11:45AM-12:30AM

    Biomechanics (theoretical)

  • 12:30AM-1:30PM

    Adductor related groin pain (theoretical)

  • 1:30PM-2:30PM

    Lunch Break

  • 2:30PM-3:15PM

    Adductor Assessment (practical)

  • 3:15PM-4:00OM

    Abdominal related groin pain (theoretical)

  • 4:00PM-4:45PM

    Abdominal related groin pain (practical)

  • 4:45PM-5:00PM


  • 5:00PM-5:45PM

    Hip joint related pain (theoretical)

  • 5:45PM-6:30PM

    Hip joint assessment (practical)

  • 6:30PM


  • 8:15AM-9:00AM

    Functional Assessment (theoretical)

  • 9:00AM-9:45AM

    Functional Movement Assessment (practical)

  • 9:45AM-10:30AM

    Adductor rehabilitation (theoretical)

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM


  • 10:45AM-11:30AM

    Adductor rehabilitation (practical)

  • 11:30AM-12:15AM

    Abdominal rehabilitation (theoretical)

  • 12:15AM-1:00PM

    Abdominal rehabilitation (practical)

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM

    Lunch break

  • 2:00PM-2:45PM

    Hip joint rehabilitation (theoretical)

  • 2:45PM-3:45PM

    Manual Therapy (practical)

  • 3:45PM-4:45PM

    Hip joint rehabilitation (practical)

  • 4:45PM-5:30PM

    Putting it together & finish

  • 5:30PM


Course description

The pelvis, Hip and groin is a complex region of the body, with multiple pathologies coexisting and large forces being generated and absorbed through this region during almost all sports. Many local structures can generate pain in this region, and to further complicate matters, there are a number of structures that can refer pain into the area.
Perhaps nowhere else in the body is there currently a wider gap between the teachings of clinical practice and scientific fact. The Sporting Hip & Groin, is our attempt to blend the latest research, the opinion of experts in the field, and our own personal experience of current clinical concepts; to marry the art and science of management together in a clear and understandable way.
This course was first establish in the UK in 2004, and has so far taught over 2000 therapist in the UK, as well as being delivered internationally. The course covers a collection of published research articles and ideas, brought together by the teachings of many leading
clinicians. The instructor & colleagues has drawn on their experience working with elite athletes through The English & Australian Institutes of Sport, within professional teams, The Olympics and National teams, post graduate studies and numerous clinical courses.their aim is to piece together a framework for assessing and treating what is a challenging yet rewarding area: The Sporting Hip & Groin.

This theoretical and practical evidenced based course will develop your skills in differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, exercise selection and practical hands on treatment options. The course is broken up by lectures followed by practical sessions, so that as soon as you have heard and understood the evidence base you can then apply it in a practical setting.
The first day is focussed on differential diagnosis, where you will be taught in detail about the functional anatomy and how it applies to movement; the influence of biomechanics and movement on pathology; then you differentiate out between hip related pain, be it intra-articular or peri-articular; sources of adductor related pain and differentiate the pubic joint from the adductor tendons and adductor muscle injuries; and finally you will have a detailed understanding of the abdominal sources of pain. Day II starts with a look at functional sporting movements, and how that relates to hip and groin pain. Here you will assess a patients ability to squat and move in order to differentiate contributing movement dysfunctions to their hip and groin pain. Then the day will proceed to look at the best medical treatment options in terms of pharmacotherapy versus surgical intervention; and from a therapeutic perspective the evidence behind hands on treatment and manual therapy versus exercise prescription. Finally, we will finish the day by putting all the
thought processes together.

Course Objectives - day 1

A clear understanding of the differential diagnostic process between adductor related, abdominal related and hip joint related groin pain. To include a clear understanding of pattern recognition in the history taking. The reliability and validity of physical examination testing. How the functional anatomy and biomechanics relates to the pathologies seen.

An overview of the functional anatomy of the hip joint and pubic joint, a clear understanding of the functional movement of each muscle and how does this all relate to surface palpation.

A detailed overview of limbo-pelvic hip mechanics and its relation to sporting movement, how biomechanics contributes to pathology, what are the key overview aspects of the history taking and physical examination that need to be considered

Adductor related groin pain
How do each of the individual tissues - joint, bone, ligament, enthesis, tendon and muscle - contribute to pain. An understanding of the epidemiology and the pathogenesis.

Abdominal related groin pain
A detailed understanding of the pathogenesis and epidemiology, what are the patterns that can be recognised in the history, how can a simple algorithm help with the differential diagnosis.

Hip joint related pain
What are the imaging modalities, what are the most common pathologies and how to differentiate adolescent hip pain.

Course Objectives - day 2

An understanding of how normal and faulty movement can relate to pathology, how manual therapy can influence movement and Physical outcome measures, how different loading strategies and movements can influence different tissues and the decision making process around surgical / medical intervention for management of the athlete.

Functional movement
How does movement really relate to sport and how can you assess different types of movement, how can the physical examination tests relate to sporting movements, what are the principle cause of muscle over-activity, how can we incorporate “a plane of movement weakness” assessment into a medical assessment.

Adductor related treatment & rehabilitation
How to rehabilitate and manage each individual pathology, what are the surgical considerations and medical interventions, how to adapt loading for different tissue pathology.

Abdominal related treatment & rehabilitation
How to manage hip flexion related pain, how to load the abdominals into a sport specific movement, what are the different surgical considerations.

Hip Joint related treatment & rehabilitation
What are the surgical options for hip pathology and what are the principles of rehabilitation that are key for arthroscopy.

Notes to course convener

Day 1 - only requires the course participants to be able to make notes and participate in the practical assessment sessions. To this end no special equipment is essential, however, if you had the following it would add extra value: a pressure cuff, a Hand held Dynamometer, an inclinometer and a tape measure.

Day 2 - this requires the course participants to exercise and treat with manual therapy & soft tissue.

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee (early booking)* € 330,00 - until September, 30th 2018
  • Registration fee € 385,00 - starting from October, 1st 2018
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”