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Hip & Groin Pain - The Combined Approach

Cost: £250.00 (inc vat)
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Course Description

Hip and Groin pain is a common presentation in clinical practice in a variety of patient groups. In some sports it is one of the most common site of pain and the pubis is the most common site of abnormality on imaging. In pregnancy pubic pain is again common and often disabling. In many groups hip joint pathology occurs frequently and later in life it is a common cause of pain and disability. And added to this are people with referred pain to the groin, hip and buttock from spinal and pelvic sources.

The complexity of managing hip and groin presentations is firstly one of diagnosis, which in turn relates to the complicated anatomy of the region and loads transferred between the lower limbs and the trunk. Many structures are involved and their interactions complex.

In this course we will look at functional anatomy, pathology, assessment and diagnosis, management including manual therapy interventions and rehabilitation options for each aspect of groin pain from a topographical perspective of clinical reasoning, using the latest published works to provide guidance for our interventions.

Day 1 (10.00 - 17.00hrs)

Day 2 (10.00 - 15.00hrs)

Introduction, dilemmas in diagnosis and subclassification

Adductor and Pubic-Related Groin Pain

Practical 1 – Adductor Assessment, the Squeeze Test and variants

SIJ Involvement in Groin Pain

Practical 2 – SIJ Assessment – Active SLR Test & Pain Provocation Testing

Iliopsoas – Related Groin Pain

Inguinal and Abdominal – Related Groin Pain

Practical 3 – Iliopsoas and Abdominal / Inguinal Assessment

Spinal Referral to the Groin

Practical 4 – Elements of Spinal Assessment

Nerve Entrapments in Groin Pain

Practical 5 – Inguinal / Abdominal Assessment, Assessment of Nerve Entrapment

Rehabilitation of Groin Pain Review

The Hip and Hip Joint-Related Pain


Practical 6 – Hip Functional and Provocation Testing


Practical 7 – Hip Joint Movement Control and Re-education


Lateral Hip Pain / Greater Trochanter Pain



Practical 8 – Lateral Hip Pain

Buttock pain


Practical 9 – Assessment of Buttock pain