CPD Courses with Dr Carl Todd

These CPD courses use a combination of functional, structural, assessment, treatment and biopsychosocial approaches to manage the athlete. This helps provide clinicians with a practical based skill, which can be integrated directly into their clinical or sporting environments. The techniques can be used as effective treatment tools to address both muscular and joint-related issues, improve fluid dynamics and reduce pain.

They would benefit anyone working in a clinical and or sporting environment, with special reference to osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and sports therapists. A certificate of attendance and 14 hours CPD will be awarded upon completion of each course.

Dr Carl Todd is a registered osteopath, lecturer, published author and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Carl has a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, Masters degree in sport injury medicine and an Honours degree in osteopathy. Carl’s professional memberships include the General Osteopathic Council, Institute of Osteopathy, Osteopathic Sports Care Association, British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine, British Medical Acupuncture Society and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Carl has gained a wide-ranging experience from working for two decades across elite sport, that includes athletics, basketball, football and skiing. He has attended fifteen major sporting tournaments including five FIFA World Cup tournaments, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022; three UEFA European Championships, Poland & Ukraine 2012, France 2016 and Euro 2020; two Nations League tournaments, 2018 and 2022; two Olympic tournaments, London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 and British, European and World Athletic Championships, 2022.

In 2005 Carl became the first osteopath to be appointed by The Football Association and work with the England Football team. To date, he has provided osteopathic care for over 200 international games. Carl has been consultant osteopath to Chelsea Football Club since 2008 working as part of the medical support for the first team players across all competitions. From 2019 Carl has provided osteopathic care for Track & Field Athletics, specifically providing performance support to Dina Asher-Smith. Other consultancy roles have included the England Cricket Board, numerous English Premiership, La Liga and Allsvenskan Football Clubs. From 2006-2008 Carl worked as a consultant for the medical team at Honda UK. Academic roles include, Visiting Fellow for Cranfield University; Honorary Lecturer for Swansea University; Researcher for the University of Gothenburg

His clinical experience with both elite and amateur level athletes has led to Carl developing his own unique style of integrating osteopathy and corrective exercise rehabilitation, encompassing bio-psychosocial, biomechanical, and functional rehabilitation for patient management and re-education. His unique areas of interest are spine, hip and groin rehabilitation pre and post surgery and specifically injury prevention. Carl lectures regularly at medical conferences both nationally and internationally on the subject of sports injury management and rehabilitation, he has over twenty published articles in peer reviewed journals including a clinical textbook published on Amazon: Managing the Spino-Pelvic-Hip complex: an integrated approach.

Course Information and Future dates

A functional approach to managing hip and spinal disorders in the athlete: Part 1

Date:  April 22-23rd 2023

Location: Norway                                    

Language: English

Based upon current scientific research combined with clinical experience developed from working in elite level sports. This course is aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals to enhance their evidence informed clinical practice for developing clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills.

Two-day course comprising of a functional, biomechanical and biopsychosocial analysis model, that can be used as a diagnostic tool to highlight kinetic chain and or specific segmental dysfunctions to the spino-pelvic-hip complex. Application of treatment using advanced manual techniques to the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint complemented by management strategies incorporating facilitation techniques and segmental control exercises.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn the fundamental understanding between the association of the spino-pelvic-hip complex.
  • Simplify the clinical examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems specific to the individual.
  • Develop a rationale to make an informed decision for treatment based upon clinical understanding.
  • Understanding of exercise dosage encompassing non-functional, functional motor control and work capacity parameters to address mobility and CNS  adaptations.
  • Develop a rationale to make an informed decision to prescribe appropriate corrective exercise based upon clinical reasoning.
  • Case studies to develop and challenge clinical reasoning.

A functional approach to managing neck, shoulder and rib disorders in the athlete: Part 2

Date: TBC

Location: Milan, Italy                                      

Language: English

Based upon current scientific research combined with clinical experience developed from working in elite level sports. This course is aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals to enhance their evidence informed clinical practice for developing clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills.

Two-day course comprising of a functional, biomechanical and biopsychosocial analysis model, that can be used as a diagnostic tool to highlight kinetic chain and or specific dysfunctions to the upper spine and shoulder girdle complex. Application of treatment using advanced manual techniques to the cervical, thoracic spine, rib cage and shoulder girdle complemented by management strategies incorporating facilitation techniques and segmental control exercises.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn the fundamental understanding between the association of the cervicothoracic-shoulder complex.
  • Simplify the clinical examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems specific to the individual.
  • Develop a rationale to make an informed decision for treatment based upon clinical understanding.
  • Understanding of exercise dosage encompassing non-functional, functional motor control and work capacity parameters to address mobility and CNS adaptations.
  • Develop a rationale to make an informed decision to prescribe appropriate corrective exercise based upon clinical reasoning.
  • Case studies to develop and challenge clinical reasoning.

Essential reading

A functional approach to management hop and spinal disorders in athletes: Part 1

Managing the Spino-Pelvic-Hip Complex is based on the author’s extensive clinical experience of assessing and treating athletes at all levels. For nearly 20 years his work has been in the field of high-performance sport. That experience has informed his clinical reasoning and treatment philosophies which are also based upon lessons learnt from challenging the science through a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The book encompasses a complete management strategy for manual practitioners to use when dealing with ongoing issues pertaining to the spino-pelvic-hip complex. It presents a strategy which aims to simplify functional, biomechanical and bio-psychosocial analysis models that can be used as diagnostic tools to highlight kinetic chain and/or specific segmental restrictions in the spino-pelvic-hip complex.

Read samples research papers by Dr Todd