On-demand course

The Cerebral Palsy specialty series for paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapists

Recorded: November - December 2021


Please note, this on-demand course solely consists of recorded sessions from the live series that took place in November and December 2021 and is not interactive. All presentations and associated documents were correct at the time of recording. On-demand courses cannot be purchased on behalf of someone else; before purchasing please log into the ORUK account that requires access to the course materials.

On-demand courses are non-refundable. You will have access to the content for 12 weeks from date of purchase.


This on-demand course is designed for physiotherapists with a particular interest in neurodisability.

Each session started with a lecture covering up-to-date principles, evidence, important guidelines, red flags and referral criteria – all illustrated with case examples. An invited guest panel of experts then joined us for an interactive discussion, to tackle the controversies, and discuss real clinical cases.

You will be given access to quality up-to-date review papers and copies of national guidelines.

What's included?

Each recorded webinar lasts approximately 120 minutes

Evidence Based Practice Part 1 – Botox/Serial Casting/SDR/Maintaining function

with guest speaker Dr Charlie Fairhurst, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Evidence Based Practice Part 2 – Splints/Standing frames/New technology

with guest speakers Dr Jill Cadwgan, Consultant paediatric neurologist, Evelina London Children's Hospital; Professor Eleni Hatzidimitriadou, Canterbury Christ Church University & Associate Professor Konstantinos Sirlantzis, Director of the Kent Assistive RObotics Laboratory

Gait Analysis for non-gait lab people – How it helps/DIY options

with guest speaker Siddarth Hans, Co-founder & Project Manager, GaitOn Motion Analysis System

Hip surveillance – Consensus and controversies

with guest speaker Anita Patel, Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Ambulant Children with CP – How surgery can help/Foot problems

with guest speaker George Coles, Senior Orthotist, London Orthotics Consultancy

Transitioning to adult services – Challenges and solutions

with guest speaker Susie Turner, Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, Evelina London Children's Hospital


Mr Michail Kokkinakis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Michail Kokkinakis is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London. He is the Lead Surgeon on adolescent hip preservation surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust while his additional subspecialty interests include modern management of orthopaedic deformities in children with cerebral palsy as well as treatment of complex feet deformities.

Michail graduated from the medical school of University of Frankfurt in Germany and received his surgical and orthopaedic training in the UK and Greece. He is fellowship-trained in Glasgow, Evelina London and Stanmore. He has a PhD in orthopaedics awarded by the University of Frankfurt, Germany and a PgCert in Clinical Leadership awarded by the University of Teesside, UK. He has an extensive list of 36 Medline publications.

He 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 co-chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England as well as BSCOS Delphi flatfoot consensus group and a regular reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.

Mr Gavin Spence

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Gavin Spence is a full time Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. His particular clinical interest is in external fixation and limb deformity correction. Prior to this he was a consultant for King’s College Hospital London (Dubai) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 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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