ORUK Online Advanced paediatric orthopaedic course for physiotherapists

Date: 26/04/2021 - 12/07/2021
Time: 7:00 pm BST every Monday for 12 weeks
Location: Zoom video conferencing platform

Available spaces: 30

ORUK Online Advanced paediatric orthopaedic course for physiotherapists


Target audience: This advanced course is for those who are already specialists in paediatric practice, or for those who have completed the foundation course and wish to extend their learning.

Modern paediatric orthopaedic care is delivered by teams, not individuals. We may be specialists within our own disciplines, but as team players it is important that we speak a common language and share understanding and expertise so we can work together in the best interests of the patient.

Interactive and up-to-date, this is neither a “physio” nor an “orthopaedic” course, but a programme specifically designed for those already in clinical practice to explore and discuss those areas of common interest and to equip us all with the knowledge and the tools to build our multidisciplinary teams together.

All sessions will be recorded, you will have access to all recorded sessions and be able to revisit these as and when you require.


Weekly pre-webinar material will be emailed to delegates, consisting of a quality up-to-date review paper, an illustrative challenging case scenario relevant to the topic, and copies of national guidelines to follow each webinar where appropriate.

Each webinar consists of:

  • An initial presentation discussing clinical problems we treat together, updates on modern clinical practice, examination techniques, differential diagnoses, red flags and reasons to refer, rehabilitation issues, and national guidelines.
  • Interactive discussion of the challenging case scenario
  • Interactive question and answer session
  • Discussion of cases submitted by delegates, or illustrative cases submitted by the convenors (or both)


Each weekly webinar will last approximately 120 minutes.

Week 1: Monday 26 April – Developmental dysplasia of the hip
Week 2: Monday 3 May – Syndromes and skeletal dysplasia
Week 3: Monday 10 May – Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Week 4: Monday 17 May – Musculoskeletal infections
Week 5: Monday 24 May – Neuromuscular foot conditions including toe walking
Week 6: Monday 31 May – Spinal dysraphism
Week 7: Monday 7 June – Neuromuscular hip conditions
Week 8: Monday 14 June – Clubfoot and congenital vertical talus
Week 9: Monday 21 June – Coxa breva / Perthes disease
Week 10: Monday 28 June – Congenital knee conditions
Week 11: Monday 5 July – Sports injuries of the knee in children
Week 12: Monday 12 July – Pes planus, metatarsus adductus, hallux valgus

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to register with our website first, upon registration with ORUK you will be given the option to book this meeting online. If you have already registered with our website you can sign in and book.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fees:

Full course £250

Individual sessions: £25

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3013 if you have any further queries.

Venue address

Mr Michail Kokkinakis, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Michail Kokkinakis is a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. His subspecialty interests include adolescent hip preservation surgery, sports injuries, cerebral palsy and complex feet deformities. He received his subspecialty fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Michail graduated from the medical school of University of Frankfurt in Germany and received his surgical and orthopaedic training in both the UK and Greece. He has a PhD in orthopaedics awarded by the University of Frankfurt and a PgCert in strategic management and leadership awarded by the University of Teesside. He has 19 Medline publications and 24 podium presentations in national and international orthopaedic meetings.

Michail is member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. He is the co-chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England and regular reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.

Mr Gavin Spence, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai

Gavin Spence is a full time paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai. His particular clinical interest is in external fixation and limb deformity correction. Prior to this he was a consultant for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, treating children with a variety of tertiary paediatric orthopaedic conditions including neuromuscular pathology. He trained in London and Cambridge, with fellowships in Great Ormond Street, Stanmore, and Adelaide.

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