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Stuart Imer - Syndesmosis Injury and Management

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Expert musculoskeletal physio

In this SportsMAP Masterclass, Stuart delves into  syndesmosis injuries  with an emphasis on diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation and return to play. Syndesmosis injuries are an often misdiagnosed latersal ankle injury and can have significant ongoing symptoms if not managed correctly. In this masterclass Stuart provides an expert guide to accurate diagnosis and grading of syndesmosis injuries, mobilisation techniques for the talocrural and inferior tibiofibular join and a systematic rehabilitation and return to play algorithm.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the mechanism of injury for a syndesmosis disruption
  2. Explain the classification system for syndesmosis injuries
  3. Discuss key objective tests for the ankle and diagnosis of a syndesmosis injury
  4. Understand the role of imaging, what tests to order and how to determine severity of injury
  5. Discuss the surgical management of syndesmosis injuries
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of ankle mobilization techniques
  7. Understand rehabilitation phases and how they differ depending on severity of injury 8. Explain exit criteria to progress through rehabilitation
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Masterclass Outline

Syndesmosis Injury and Management
Introduction
Objective Assessment
Mobilisation Techniques
Rehabilitation
Summary
Quiz
Quiz - Syndesmosis Injury and Management

Instructors

Stuart Imer
Foot & Ankle Physiotherapist
Stuart is one of Australia’s foremost physiotherapists in the treatment of Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. Stuart has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and a long working association with Foot and Ankle orthopaedic surgeons. He has worked in Foot and Ankle surgical clinics for 22 years, alongside some of Australia’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. He has a wealth of experience in post-surgical rehabilitation of foot and ankle disorders and aims to be the recognized leading physiotherapist in Australia, for these treatments. Stuart has an ongoing commitment to developing new treatment philosophies and protocols, and to communicating this body of knowledge to associated professions. Stuart was the Team Physiotherapist to the Australian Cross Country Ski Team for 15 years and has a keen personal interest in all snow sports. These elite endurance athletes have a high tendency for overuse injuries of the lower limb.

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