Aspetar International Rehabilitation Conference - The Complete Guide to Thigh Muscle Injuries

 

 

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  • 16th-17th November 2024
  • 18th-19th November 2024 (Post-conference Workshops)

Location : Khalifa International Stadium‎

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Welcome to the registration or the highly anticipated Aspetar International Rehabilitation Conference-The Complete Guide to Thigh Muscle Injuries.

Join us for an enlightening exploration into the complexities of thigh muscle injuries, where esteemed experts will unravel the latest advancements, management strategies, and rehabilitation developments.

Designed for sports physiotherapists, physicians, physical coaches and sports scientists, this conference promises a comprehensive journey through the spectrum of thigh muscle injuries, from diagnosis to recovery with a special focus on hamstring and rectus femoris injuries. Gain invaluable insights from renowned speakers, engage in interactive discussions, and network with peers from around the globe.

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a budding professional, this conference offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, refine your skills, and stay at the forefront of rehabilitation practices.

Secure your spot today to unlock access to cutting-edge research, practical techniques, and evidence-based approaches that will enhance your ability to effectively manage thigh muscle injuries. Don't miss out on this unparalleled educational experience. Register now and elevate your expertise with Aspetar.

 

Overall Learning Objectives:

On completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the factors that positively and negatively affect muscle repair in thigh muscle injuries, including the role of inflammation and cellular signaling pathways.
  • Analyze the biomechanics of running, focusing on hamstring function and injury risk, to optimize performance and reduce the likelihood of injury.
  • Appraise rehabilitation protocols for field athletes following thigh muscle injuries, considering running mechanics, agility, and sport-specific demands.
  • Identify return-to-running pathways for athletes recovering from thigh muscle injuries, including progressive loading strategies and criteria for safe return to sport.
  • Evaluate kicking mechanics and volume management after thigh muscle injuries, with a focus on optimizing technique and reducing re-injury risk.
  • Explore the use of running and game metrics in monitoring thigh muscle injuries and guiding rehabilitation and prevention strategies, emphasizing data-driven decision-making. Understand the anatomical structure and functional roles of thigh muscles, with a focus on the hamstrings and rectus femoris.
  • Identify the various mechanisms that lead to thigh muscle injuries in field sports and their implications for injury prevention strategies.
  • Identify the unique challenges and considerations in managing apophyseal thigh muscle injuries among adolescent athletes.
  • Explore the role of nutrition in optimizing recovery from thigh muscle injuries and its impact on rehabilitation outcomes.
  • Elaborate into key clinical markers and diagnostic techniques for assessing thigh muscle injuries, including MRI and ultrasound findings.
  • Evaluate the role of MRI in making return-to-play decisions for athletes recovering from thigh muscle injuries.
  • Examine surgical perspectives on managing thigh muscle injuries, specifically addressing tendon involvement in both hamstring and rectus femoris injuries.

 

  • Activity name: Aspetar International Rehabilitation Conference: The Complete Guide to Thigh Muscle Injuries
  • Activity code: HGI-03-P136
  • Dates: 16 & 17 November 2024
  • Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
  • Target Audience: Physiotherapists, Physicians, Physical Coaches, Sports Scientists
  • Number of participants:  600
  • CPD points: 14.5 “Category 1” credit hours
  • Interactive time: 290 min (34 %)

DHP accreditation statement:
This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions-Accreditation Section and is approved for a maximum of 14.5 hours.
 

Scientific Planning Committee:
Enda King (Chair), Konstantinos Epameinontidis (Co-Chair), Rodney Whiteley, Dermot Simpson, Toni Snoxell, Simon Wallace, Marco Cardinale, Emmanouil Papakostas, Marcelo Bordalo, Paul Dijkstra, Faten Smiley, Joanne Lambert, Heloisa Jorge, Dorothy Lechicki, Stephen Targett.
The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of the CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

Registration to the conference is a prerequisite for registering to one of the two offered workshops.

  • Activity name: Advanced Thigh Muscle Injuries Workshop
  • Dates: 18 & 19 November 2024
  • Venue: Aspetar Rehabilitation Department
  • Target Audience: Physiotherapists (external only)
  • Number of participants: 30
  • CPD points: 12.5 “Category 1” credit hours
  • Interactive time: 420 min (56 %)

 

  • Activity name: Advanced ACL Workshop
  • Dates: 18 & 19 November 2024
  • Venue: Aspetar Rehabilitation Department
  • Target Audience: Physiotherapists (external only)
  • Number of participants: 30
  • CPD points: 12.75 “Category 1” credit hours
  • Interactive time: 540 min (71 %)

 

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Name changes or substitutions after the completion of registration are not permitted.
  • All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and submitted via email to thighmuscleconf@aspetar.com
  • For a full refund of the registration fee, the cancellation request must be received by November 7th 2024at 4 pm Doha time (GMT + 03:00). No refund will be offered for cancellation requests thereafter.
  • We will attempt to process the refund within 30 days of receiving any cancellation request.
  • Aspetar Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Hospital reserves the right to cancel the activity. In the event of a cancellation, registration fees will be returned, but Aspetar will not be responsible for any other expenses including restricted or non-refundable airfares or hotel deposits.

Pieter D'Hooghe

Qatar

Enda King

Qatar

Rod Whiteley

Qatar

Professor David Opar

Australia

Professor Bryan Heiderscheit

USA

Ayako Higashihara

Japan

Jo Clubb

United Kingdom

Emmanouil Papakostas

Qatar

Lasse Lempainen

Finland

Phil Glasgow

Ireland

Peter Blanch

Australia

Alicia Tang

UK

Chris Morgan

UK

Simon Wallace

Qatar

Jonas Dodoo

UK

Johan Lahti

Finland

Michael Kjaer

Denmark

Anthony Schache

Australia

Andrew Wallis

Australia

Fearghal Kerin

UK

Iñigo Iriarte

ESP

Marcelo Bordalo

Brazil

Daniel Silvan

Qatar

Nelda Nader

Qatar

Noel Pollock

UK

Sandra Mechó Meca

ESP

Monika Beyer

Denmark

Evi Sidiropoulou

Qatar

Dermot Simpson

Qatar

Mathieu Sailly

Switzerland

Simon Harries

Australia

Brendan Butler

Qatar
Time Topic

Session Learning Objectives

Speaker
DAY 1
07.00 – 08.00 Registration and reception
08.00 – 08.20 Welcome speech

CEO, CMO

SESSION 1: The Fundamentals

08.20 – 08.40

Anatomy and Function of Thigh Muscles

Outline the important anatomical features of the thigh muscles and their impact on movement function David Opar (AUS)

08.40 – 09.00

Mechanisms of Thigh Injury in field sports

  • Analyze the mechanisms of thigh injury in field sports

 

Phil Glasgow (UK)

09.00 – 09.20

Apophyseal Muscle Injuries in Field Sports

  • Define and explain the various types of apophyseal muscle injuries in field sports

 

Daniel Silvan (ASPIRE)

 

09.20 – 09.40

Nutritional Requirements to optimise thigh muscle injury recovery

  • Investigate the nutritional requirements necessary for optimizing thigh muscle injury recovery

 

Nelda Nader (ASPETAR)

09.40 – 10.10

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive) 

  • Participate actively in a panel discussion to appraise and synthesize key takeaways.

David Opar (AUS)

Phil Glasgow (UK)

Daniel Silvan (ASPIRE) 

Nelda Nader (ASPETAR)

 

         10.10 – 10.40

Coffee Break

SESSION 2: Diagnostics

10.40 – 11.05

 

Key Clinical Markers and their implication

  • Examine key clinical markers and assess their implications in diagnosing thigh muscle injuries

 

Noel Pollock (UK)

 

11.05 – 11.20

Key MRI Findings in Thigh Muscle Injury

  • Summarize the important features of thigh muscle injuries as they present in the MRI scans

Marcelo Bordalo (ASP)

11.20 – 11.35

Key Ultrasound Findings in Thigh Muscle injury

  • Summarize the important features of thigh muscle injuries as they present in the ultrasound scans

Iñigo Iriarte (ESP)

11.35 – 11.50

Role of MRI in RTP decision making in Thigh Muscle Injury

  • Appraise non-muscular sources of thigh pain and their effect on the clinical picture of patients

Sandra Mecho (ESP)

11.50 - 12.20

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive)

  • Engage critically in a panel discussion to integrate diagnostic perspectives

Noel Pollock (UK)

Marcelo Bordalo (ASP)

Iñigo Iriarte (ESP)

Sandra Mecho (ESP)

12.20 – 13.30

                        Lunch Break

KEYNOTE 1

13.30 – 14.15

 

Rehabilitation of Acute Hamstring Injury – The Aspetar Way

  • Synthesize insights into the rehabilitation of acute hamstring injuries, focusing on the Aspetar approach

 

Rod Whiteley (Aspetar)

 

DEBATE 1: Management of Thigh muscle injury with tendon involvement

14.15 – 14.30

The Surgical Perspective - Hamstrings

  • Discuss the surgeon’s contribution and the surgical decision-making process in the management of hamstring muscle injuries

Lasse Lempainen (FIN)

14.30 – 14.45

The Surgical Perspective – Rectus Femoris

  • Discuss the surgeon’s contribution and the surgical decision-making process in the management of rectus femoris muscle injuries

Emmanouil Papakostas (ASPETAR)

14.45 – 15.00

The Rehabilitation Perspective - Hamstrings

  • Outline the components and challenges of the rehabilitation programs designed for the management of hamstring injuries

Fearghal Kerin (UK)

15:00 - 15.15

The Rehabilitation Perspective – Rectus Femoris

  • Outline the components and challenges of the rehabilitation programs designed for the management of rectus femoris injuries

Andrew Wallis (AUS)

 

15.15 – 15:40

Q & A – Discussion (Interactive)

 

 

  • Engage critically in a panel discussion to integrate surgical and rehabilitation perspectives

 

Lasse Lempainen (FIN)

Emmanouil Papakostas (ASPETAR)

Fearghal Kerin (UK)

Andrew Wallis (AUS)

15.40 – 16.00

                     Coffee Break

SESSION 3: Strength Training

16.00 – 16.20

Importance of Early Loading

  • Recognize the significance of early loading in strength training for thigh muscle injuries.

Monika Beyer (DEN)

16.20 – 16.40

Non-thigh muscle strength training during a thigh muscle injury period

  • Analyze the benefits of maintaining and improving the strength capacity of the whole body, while treated for a thigh muscle injury

Evi Sidiropoulou (ASPETAR)

16.40 – 17.00

Key Hamstring strength exercise considerations  (interactive)

  • Critically appraise key considerations for hamstring strength exercises

Anthony Schache (AUS)

17.00 - 17.20

Key Rectus Femoris/Quadriceps strength exercise considerations (interactive)

  • Outline and discuss key features of strength exercises that target the thigh muscle group, and the impact of these features in the decision-making process

Dermot Simpson (ASPETAR)

17.20 – 17.45

 

Q & A – Discussion (Interactive)

 

  • Engage in a high-level discussion during a panel session to assess and discuss strength training strategies.

Monika Beyer (DEN)

Evi Sidiropoulou (ASPETAR)

Anthony Schache (AUS)

Dermot Simpson (ASPETAR)

17.45

                                             Closing Day 1

 

Time

Topic

Session Learning Objectives

Speaker

 

DAY 2

KEYNOTE 2

08.00 – 08.25

 

Rehabilitation of the Acute Rec Fem Injury – The Aspetar Way

  • Synthesize information about the rehabilitation of acute rectus femoris injuries using the Aspetar approach

Simon Wallace (ASPETAR)

SESSION 4: Maximising The Healing Response

08.25 – 08.55

 

Factors That Positively And Negatively Affect Muscle Repair

  • Define all the factors that are identified as promoting or inhibiting the muscle repair process

 Michael Kjaer (DEN)

08.55 – 09.15

Thigh Contusion Management

  • Summarize the medical management approaches to thigh contusions

Mathieu Sailly (CH)

09.15 – 09.35

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive)

  • Participate actively in a panel discussion on maximising the healing response of the muscle tissues

Michael Kjaer (DEN)

Mathieu Sailly (CH)

 

09.35 - 10.05

                               Coffee Break

                                                                            SESSION 5: Biomechanics

10.05 – 10.25

Running Mechanics Hamstring Function and Injury Risk (interactive)

  • Define the unique mechanical function of hamstring muscle group during running, and discuss its impact on hamstring injury risk

Bryan Heiderscheit (USA)

10.25 - 10.45

Hamstring activation during sprinting and influence of the injury

  • Analyse the factors influencing hamstring activation and the influence of hamstring injury those factors

Ayako Higashihara (JPN)

10.45– 11.05

Force/Velocity Profiling and Horizontal Force in Hamstring Injury and Rehabilitation

  • Overview how to carry out force/velocity profiling during acceleration and what are the key variables in relation to hamstring injury and rehabilitation

Johan Lahti (FIN)

11.05 - 11.25

Running Mechanics Rehabilitation for field athletes after thigh muscle injury

  • Summarize the key exercise selection and coaching considerations during hamstring rehabilitation

Jonas Dodoo (UK)

11.25 – 11.45

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive)

  • Participate actively in a panel discussion to synthesize biomechanical perspectives

Bryan Heiderscheit (USA)

Ayako Higashihara (JPN)

Johan Lahti (FIN)

Jonas Dodoo (UK)

KEYNOTE 3

11.45  – 12.10

 

Breaking down the recurrent/chronic thigh muscle injury – The Aspetar Way (interactive)

  • Evaluate insights into breaking down recurrent/chronic thigh muscle injuries

 

Enda King (Aspetar)

 

12.10 – 13.25

                                Lunch Break

Session 6: Sport-Specific

13.25 - 13.45

Return to Running Pathways

  • Overview the key components that influence successful return to running programs after thigh muscle injury

Simon Harries (AUS)

13.45 - 14.05

Kicking mechanics and volume after thigh muscle injury

  • Discuss the key biomechanical factors for consideration in return to kicking after thigh injury and how to re-introduce kicking volume and intensity during rehabilitation

Chris Morgan (UK)

14.05 - 14.25

Running/Game Metrics and thigh muscle injuries - factors for consideration in rehabilitation and prevention

  • Analyse the key sports specific game metrics that should be considered when rehabilitating and athlete back from thigh muscle injury

Jo Clubb (UK)

14.25 - 14.50

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive)

 

  • Participate actively in a panel discussion to synthesize return to sports specific training

 

Simon Harries (AUS)

Chris Morgan (UK)

Jo Clubb (UK)

 

14.50 – 15.10

                              Coffee Break

SESSION 7: Case Series (Interactive)

15.10 – 15.30

Rehabilitation of Hamstrings after ACLR with Hamstring Graft

  • Discuss the key factors for consideration in rehabilitation of hamstring muscles after ACLR with hamstring graft

Brendan Butler (ASPETAR)

 

15.30 – 15.50

Rehabilitation Case study in Elite Sport – Hamstring

  • Evaluate rehabilitation case study in elite sport for hamstring injury

Alicia Tang (UK)

15.50 – 16.10

Rehabilitation Case study in Elite Sport – Rectus Femoris

  • Evaluate rehabilitation case study in elite sport for rectus femoris injury

Chris Morgan (UK)

16.10 – 16.30

Things that make you go hmmmm? in Hamstring Rehab

  • Role of trunk strength and function in thigh muscle injury

Peter Blanch (AUS)

16.30 – 17.00

 

Q & A - Discussion (Interactive)

  • Take part in a panel discussion to conclude the conference with insights from case studies

Brendan Butler (ASPETAR)

Alicia Tang (UK)

Chris Morgan (UK)

Peter Blanch (AUS)

17.00 - 17.10

Closing Remarks

 

Enda King (ASPETAR)

 

Scientific Planning Committee:  

Enda King (Chair), Konstantinos Epameinontidis (Co-Chair), Rodney Whiteley, Dermot Simpson, Toni Snoxell, Simon Wallace, Marco Cardinale, Emmanouil Papakostas, Marcelo Bordalo, Paul Dijkstra, Faten Smiley, Joanne Lambert, Heloisa Jorge, Dorothy Lechicki
The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of the CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

  • Overall time: 860 min
  • Lectures: 570 min
  • Interactive: 290 min (34%)

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