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The complete and advanced lumbar spine and pelvis

This course is designed to advance participant's clinical reasoning and competency in the advanced assessment, differential diagnosis and management of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Course content encompasses a complete and comprehensive review of assessment and management paradigms. It will integrate the latest research, be presented within the context of advanced clinical reasoning, with the highest levels of clinical competence. Participants will be engaged with an advanced approach to assessment and management of lumbo-pelvic conditions that will consolidate and build on previous knowledge using interactive clinical reasoning.

Complex cases and patient demonstrations will be used to illustrate the clinical reasoning processes in the assessment and management of complex lumbar and pelvic pain patient presentations, covering manual therapy, activity and exercise approaches.

Presented by three specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists with appointments at Curtin, Sydney and Macquarie Universities, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive education by educators with the highest clinical, teaching and research expertise.

Over the three days, participants will be expected to:

Cover differential diagnosis, evidence based practice, advanced manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription for acute low back pain, based on a clinical reasoning framework.

Improve their ability to assess, differentially diagnose and manage acute and chronic pelvic girdle pain, using an advanced clinical reasoning tool.

Integrate clinical reasoning into the assessment and differential diagnosis, sub-classification and management of chronic lumbar spine and pelvic disorders at an advanced level.

Please note: This course in run in conjunction with ASPE. By registering for this course you consent to your email address being provided to ASPE for course-related matters.

Learning outcomes

  • Consolidate undergraduate knowledge in the basic assessment of lower back pain inducing: diagnosis, sub classification, postural analysis, neurological and combined movements
  • Improve knowledge and skills in integrating directional preference assessment and treatment into low back pain patients
  • Improve skills and competence in the appropriate application of a broader range of advanced manual therapy techniques for the assessment and management of acute low back pain
  • Integrate clinical reasoning into the assessment, differential diagnosis, sub-classification and management of pelvic girdle pain at an advanced level
  • Improve practical skills and competence in the assessment and management of pelvic girdle pain
  • Improve knowledge and practical skills regarding evidence based management of chronic low back pain

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.

Presenters

Michael Ryan


Michael Ryan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest and advanced post graduate training in spinal complaints. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and is a Honorary Fellow and lecturer at Macquarie University. He is actively involved in teaching and research related to neck and lower back problems. Michael acts as a Consultant and Forensic physiotherapist, consulting to the insurance industry as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and as an expert witness in various court proceedings. Michael is a director of Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre and Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education and he continues to work primarily in clinical practice in his Sydney rooms. He is the past President of the Physiotherapy Council of NSW and of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Darren Beales


Darren is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists) who works clinically at Pain Options. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University. Darren's research interests include improving understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of pain disorders from a lifespan perspective, and facilitating integration of this knowledge into clinical practice and public policy. Darren's clinical practice focuses on complex musculoskeletal presentations, providing specialist opinions and management. He is particularly interested in increasing understanding and outcomes in the workers compensation arena by engaging all stakeholders in the return to work and rehabilitation process.

Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, headache, neck pain, and dizziness. In addition to specialist clinical practice, Trudy is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney where she leads a programme of research in health service delivery for common musculoskeletal disorders. She has been awarded over $7m in competitive research funding and has >50 peer reviewed publications in this area. Trudy is also an examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). Trudy has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences as well as running national and international workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.

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Fri 16 - Sun 18
August
08:30AM - 05:00PM AEST
Suite 204 32 Delhi Road
North Ryde NSW 2113 View map
Price: Non Member: $1,625.00
APA Member: $1,083.00
Musculoskeletal Group: $1,028.00
Distance Discount: $1,028.00
Registration closing date: 04 Aug 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 24.00
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Price: Non Member: $1,625.00
APA Member: $1,083.00
Musculoskeletal Group: $1,028.00
Distance Discount: $1,028.00
Registration closing date: 04 Aug 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 24.00 Your registration status:
Presenters

Michael Ryan


Michael Ryan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest and advanced post graduate training in spinal complaints. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and is a Honorary Fellow and lecturer at Macquarie University. He is actively involved in teaching and research related to neck and lower back problems. Michael acts as a Consultant and Forensic physiotherapist, consulting to the insurance industry as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and as an expert witness in various court proceedings. Michael is a director of Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre and Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education and he continues to work primarily in clinical practice in his Sydney rooms. He is the past President of the Physiotherapy Council of NSW and of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.


Darren Beales


Darren is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists) who works clinically at Pain Options. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University. Darren's research interests include improving understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of pain disorders from a lifespan perspective, and facilitating integration of this knowledge into clinical practice and public policy. Darren's clinical practice focuses on complex musculoskeletal presentations, providing specialist opinions and management. He is particularly interested in increasing understanding and outcomes in the workers compensation arena by engaging all stakeholders in the return to work and rehabilitation process.


Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, headache, neck pain, and dizziness. In addition to specialist clinical practice, Trudy is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney where she leads a programme of research in health service delivery for common musculoskeletal disorders. She has been awarded over $7m in competitive research funding and has >50 peer reviewed publications in this area. Trudy is also an examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). Trudy has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences as well as running national and international workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.


Learning outcomes
  • Consolidate undergraduate knowledge in the basic assessment of lower back pain inducing: diagnosis, sub classification, postural analysis, neurological and combined movements
  • Improve knowledge and skills in integrating directional preference assessment and treatment into low back pain patients
  • Improve skills and competence in the appropriate application of a broader range of advanced manual therapy techniques for the assessment and management of acute low back pain
  • Integrate clinical reasoning into the assessment, differential diagnosis, sub-classification and management of pelvic girdle pain at an advanced level
  • Improve practical skills and competence in the assessment and management of pelvic girdle pain
  • Improve knowledge and practical skills regarding evidence based management of chronic low back pain
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
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