A Biopsychosocial Approach to the Lower Limb

Moving away from traditional or routine approaches to exercise prescription, this course offers an interactive, evidenced-based approach to painful conditions utilising real-life clients. This course will hone clinical decision making and will incorporate the assessment of biological, psychological and social factors that may contribute to an individual’s experience of pain and function. Through the inclusion of a cognitive behavioural approach to pain, this course examines holistic, client-centred and creative strategies to exercise prescription for improving outcomes. 
By providing a summary of the current research regarding, movement assessments, Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Knee Osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, patho-anatomical findings, footwear, load management, training principles, Achilles Tendinopathy and so much more. This course will give you the confidence to readily implement multimodal, evidence-based strategies to promote positive and empowering change for your clients.

What will you experience during this course?
1.     A deep dive on the literature and epidemiology: We will cover specific topics such as:

Femoral Acetabular impingement, fascia, illiotibial band syndrome, knee osteoarthritis, plantafasciitis, foot posture, orthotics, tendonopathy, ACL rehabilitation and more.

2. Psychologically informed practice: The integration of specific models into practice including:

- Johan Vlaeyen’s fear avoidance model (read more HERE)
- Howard Leventhal’s common sense model of self-regulation (read more HERE)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are discussed and incorporated in the clinical interaction. This is coupled with motivational interviewing techniques to have more meaningful interactions with your patients.

3. Exercise prescription: Practical session that translate movement variance and motor learning theories, specific to lower limb pain and pathology into practice are incorporated in fun and pragmatic sessions. 

Behavioural experiments aimed to create expectancy violation are also explored allowing you the tools to help someone become curious about movement and getting back to the activities they miss.

We will discuss graded loading strategies for specific injuries and understand key markers for progression and regression.

4. Pain science, patient demonstrations, and further learning: All this is further underpinned by contemporary pain science literature, live patient sessions, and accompanied with pre and post learning units to help you integrate these learnings into your clinical practice.

Further support is also provided through our mentorship program for both clinical practice and business. Learn more about that HERE.

Our courses are always being updated to ensure you are being kept up to date with the strongest evidence for the people you are helping. We would love to see you there. 

Presented by James Molony and Brendan Mouatt
James is a Podiatrist at The Biomechanics, Melbourne- Australia. His strong educational foundations in Exercise Science/ Human Movement lead James to pursue a career in Podiatry, determined to help people suffering from lower extremity musculoskeletal pain. Following the completion of James’ Masters Degree in Podiatric Practice he went on to delve into the world of private practice. Through well over 8 years of tertiary education, many post university personal and clinical development courses and experienced clinical support, James has found a better way at approaching clinical presentations, one that is simple, without quick fixes or gimmicks and most importantly one that works. James’ primary interest is running related musculoskeletal complaints as well as persistent lower extremity pain management. 
Brendan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist based out of Adelaide, Australia. Brendan’s passion for healthcare comes from spending many years after completing his masters searching for the best modalities to help people suffering from musculoskeletal pain. This lead to his training in many modalities including McKenzie MDT, Mulligan techniques and (so much) more. With this training he became frustrated with the realisation that some people would improve rapidly and others, who presented in an almost identical fashion, would not - no matter how many courses he would complete. This lead to a dark and deep search to make sense of these varying presentations in the research, before realising he, like many others had been looking at it all wrong. The answer didn’t lie in trying to develop magical hands, but rather, a skill set that most practitioners already have. He continues to practice, facilitate courses, and is a part of the Body in Mind research group at the University of South Australia.

Members:                                     $ 799.00                               


Perth: 30 - 31 March 2019
Melbourne: 11 - 12 May 2019
Sydney: 1 - 2 June 2019
Adelaide: 3 - 4 August 2019
Brisbane: 7 - 8 September 2019
Melbourne: 7 - 8 December 2019
Contact details
For more information or to enrol in the workshop, please contact the provider below.

The Knowledge Exchange
Em: karina@tkex.org
Ph: 1300 920 520