Biomechanics of Conservative and Surgical Management Short Course

Biomechanics of Conservative and Surgical Management Short Course
There are many different ways of changing the mechanics of joints through external devices through to surgical management. This workshop will cover the Biomechanical changes we could expect to see with both non-surgical and surgical management of the lower limb.

This will cover how mechanical change occurs through internal (surgical) and external (conservative) management.

Case study data from different managements will be examined in the Movement Analysis Laboratory computer suit using advanced modelling techniques. This will allow the direct and indirect effects of the different managements to be explored by the students which will be adapted to fit the background of each student where possible.  

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 9th March 2018 9am-4pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend:

Allied Health Professions with an interest in human movement 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Professor Richards work includes the clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the ‘real world’ of allied health work. 

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

understand the how conservative and surgical management may be assess using Biomechanics
describe the mechanisms by which conservative and surgical management work
interpret the different biomechanical outcome measures when considering different types of movement
critically evaluate how these could be effective for the assessment of different clinical interventions 

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