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  • 27 Apr, 2019
  • 08:00- 17:30
School of Allied Health ,University of Limerick

Presenter Name

Leanne Bissett
Leanne Bisset PhD, MPhty (Manips), MPhty (Sports), BPhty, Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist (as Titled by the Australian Physiotherapy Association).

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Rheumatology

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€180 non-ISERS members, €150 ISERS members (Standard)
€180 non-ISERS members, €150 ISERS members
( ISCP Member )
€180 non-ISERS members, €150 ISERS members
(ISCP Student Member )
€180 non-ISERS members, €150 ISERS members
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Understand the applied clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow

2. Understand the evidence of the mechanisms underpinning elbow pain

3. Demonstrate acquired applied knowledge of the latest evidence regarding aetiology and predictors of recovery in people with elbow injuries

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the research evidence evaluating a range of treatments (conservative, injection, surgical) for elbow injuries

5. Translate the evidence into clinical practice and clinical reasoning of evidence-based treatment options, including the importance of the multi-disciplinary team management of patients with elbow injuries

6. Demonstrate refined manual therapy skills and exercise prescription for the assessment and management of elbow injuries.

Event Description

Why is the course/activity needed?

Chronic elbow pain reflects a range of common musculoskeletal injuries that affect people across the lifespan. Chronic elbow pain is often debilitating and significantly impacts sporting and working careers. The effective management of such injuries requires a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the range of pathologies that present with chronic elbow pain, and the differential diagnoses for these conditions. With 100s of publications in peer-reviewed journals reporting outcomes for a plethora of interventions for chronic elbow injuries, it is important that clinicians not only have a knowledge of the evidence base, but also have the practical skills to apply the best-practice interventions in an individualised way to their patient. Currently, this level of detail for elbow injuries is rarely available in undergraduate or graduate-entry physiotherapy programs. Furthermore, no other course specifically focussing on elbow injuries is part of the current APA CPD list. As such, this course provides an important role in filling a gap in CPD and extending the knowledge and skils for physiotherapists who already have some clinical experience.


What is the overall aim of the course/activity?

Effective management of elbow injuries requires a sound knowledge of the anatomy, pathology and physiology of the elbow, how these differ across the lifespan, and appropriate assessment and treatment skills. The aim of this course is to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to the assessment and treatment of common elbow injuries.


Who will benefit most from attending the course/activity?

This course is suitable for physiotherapists with some clinical experience in musculoskeletal injuries, who are interested in updating their knowledge and improving their skills in the management of elbow injuries.


What must participants already know or be able to do?

Participants require some clinical experience in assessing and managing musculoskeletal injuries.

Presenter Profile

Leanne is an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and Discipline Lead and Program Director of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy within the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University. Leanne also maintains part-time clinical practice with a Specialist referral base of complex upper limb injuries. She holds two postgraduate Masters degrees (Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy) and has  more than 25 years' clinical experience in musculoskeletal/sports physiotherapy practice. Leanne completed her PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2008. In collaboration, she has successfully completed multiple clinical trials investigating physiotherapy and medical interventions for chronic upper limb musculoskeletal pain conditions. Leanne has published extensively, with 4 book chapters (including Grieves Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. 4th Ed) and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles with >3,000 citations. Leanne has supervised 1 MPhil and 7 PhD students to completion, and is currently supervising 1 Masters and 3 PhD students. With more than AUD$1 million in competitive grant funding and multiple invitations to present her Elbow Course around Australia and internationally, Leanne is recognized as a leading expert in the field of soft tissue elbow injuries.

Cost to Attend

€180 non-ISERS members

€150 ISERS members

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