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Sports Physiotherapy Level 1

This course will explore the theoretical and practical sides of managing sporting injuries with an emphasis on current research. Presented topics include shoulder, ankle and knee injuries with focus specifically on ligament, tendon and muscle. Participants will also gain information on acute onfield management and travelling with a sports team, as well as a large practical component on taping techniques.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities required of the sports physiotherapist working with teams.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to prepare for different sporting environments (Nationally, Internationally) by ensuring that all equipment or supplies that may be required are available for use in the event of acute injury or illness at the training or competition site.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify medical and support facilities/resources appropriate to supporting athlete and support staff health at travel destination or home venue.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply sports specific principles of preparation for travel including environmental conditions, travel and time zone considerations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of risk management assessment including location of venue emergency facilities and procedures, maintenance of injury and treatment records.
  • Assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to self-care and preparation for travel/ team duties as a physiotherapist including fitness, health and time management strategies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the definition, pathophysiology, modifying factors of concussion
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice evidence based protocols for the assessment and management of concussion
  • Identify and have competence to apply best practice tools/methods for on field/ post game assessment of concussion.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice principles for step wise return to training and competition participation following concussion
  • Demonstrate ability to use taping as an evidence-based strategy targeted at different treatment aims in different sporting contexts, for example, to promote rest, protection, injury prevention and facilitation of healing.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify both indications and contraindications to application of taping techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify and apply safe and effective principles of tape application and removal in the sporting context.
  • Demonstrate competency with taping the following joints: ankle, knee and shoulder

Prerequisites

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

Presenters

Miranda O'Hara


Nigel Smith


Kerry Staples


Kerry Staples is a titled sports and exercise therapist with over 15 years experience. He lectures on APA Sports Level 1 and 2 course, and has presented at APA conferences. He is a sessional lecturer and clinical educator at the University of Queensland sports physiotherapy masters program.

Michelle Istria


Michelle Istria, APAM (APA Sports Physiotherapist) Michelle graduated in the UK and has worked for many years in professional sport, including premiership rugby league (Wigan Warriors) and union teams (Sale Sharks) and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. She subsequently spent 8 years touring North America, Asia and Europe as the Head Physiotherapist for Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo production. Since moving to Australia with her family in 2013, she commenced work in private practice in Brisbane and completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2016. She is a presenter on the APA Sports level 1 and 2 courses and she works closely with Queensland Gymnastics (State and National squads). In 2018, she was selected on the Australian Youth Olympic Games Team (Medical Headquarters, Physiotherapist) in Buenos Aires. Since 2016, she has held the position of Senior Physiotherapist to the Brisbane Bullets NBL team.

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Sat 29 - Sun 30
August
08:00AM - 05:00PM AEST
Freeway Office Park Building 6C 2728 Logan Road
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113 View map
Price: Early Bird - Non-APA Member: $1,276.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $851.00
Early Bird - Distance Discount: $796.00
Early Bird - Sports and Exercise Group: $796.00
Registration closing date: 16 Aug 2020 Event status: Almost Full CPD hours: 30.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Early Bird - Non-APA Member: $1,276.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $851.00
Early Bird - Distance Discount: $796.00
Early Bird - Sports and Exercise Group: $796.00
Registration closing date: 16 Aug 2020 Event status: Almost Full CPD hours: 30.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Miranda O'Hara



Nigel Smith



Kerry Staples


Kerry Staples is a titled sports and exercise therapist with over 15 years experience. He lectures on APA Sports Level 1 and 2 course, and has presented at APA conferences. He is a sessional lecturer and clinical educator at the University of Queensland sports physiotherapy masters program.


Michelle Istria


Michelle Istria, APAM (APA Sports Physiotherapist) Michelle graduated in the UK and has worked for many years in professional sport, including premiership rugby league (Wigan Warriors) and union teams (Sale Sharks) and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. She subsequently spent 8 years touring North America, Asia and Europe as the Head Physiotherapist for Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo production. Since moving to Australia with her family in 2013, she commenced work in private practice in Brisbane and completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2016. She is a presenter on the APA Sports level 1 and 2 courses and she works closely with Queensland Gymnastics (State and National squads). In 2018, she was selected on the Australian Youth Olympic Games Team (Medical Headquarters, Physiotherapist) in Buenos Aires. Since 2016, she has held the position of Senior Physiotherapist to the Brisbane Bullets NBL team.


Learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities required of the sports physiotherapist working with teams.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to prepare for different sporting environments (Nationally, Internationally) by ensuring that all equipment or supplies that may be required are available for use in the event of acute injury or illness at the training or competition site.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify medical and support facilities/resources appropriate to supporting athlete and support staff health at travel destination or home venue.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply sports specific principles of preparation for travel including environmental conditions, travel and time zone considerations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of risk management assessment including location of venue emergency facilities and procedures, maintenance of injury and treatment records.
  • Assimilate and apply knowledge relevant to self-care and preparation for travel/ team duties as a physiotherapist including fitness, health and time management strategies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the definition, pathophysiology, modifying factors of concussion
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice evidence based protocols for the assessment and management of concussion
  • Identify and have competence to apply best practice tools/methods for on field/ post game assessment of concussion.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate and apply best practice principles for step wise return to training and competition participation following concussion
  • Demonstrate ability to use taping as an evidence-based strategy targeted at different treatment aims in different sporting contexts, for example, to promote rest, protection, injury prevention and facilitation of healing.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify both indications and contraindications to application of taping techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify and apply safe and effective principles of tape application and removal in the sporting context.
  • Demonstrate competency with taping the following joints: ankle, knee and shoulder
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

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