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Masterclass symposium

The 10th Annual Masterclass Symposium will be presented online this year.

It is a unique opportunity for titled and experienced physiotherapists to hear Specialist Physiotherapists present complex cases, discuss clinical challenges, evidence informed practice and their clinical reasoning processes. MSK, SPEX, Occ Health and WMPH cases will be presented by renowned Fellows of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

A panel discussion will explore how specialists from MSK, SPEX and Pain approach a complex case from their specific disciplines. Invited presenter Professor Jim Elliott (FAPTA) will give the keynote presentation.

You will be able to join online discussions with individual presenters via virtual chat rooms. It should prove to be informative, entertaining and a must attend networking event.

The Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education and The Australian College of Physiotherapists, are proud to present this Masterclass Symposium.

Please note: Members of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (MACPs and FACPs) are entitled to a special registration discount to this event. All MACPs and FACPs will be sent a special voucher code to access this discount.

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Prerequisites

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

Presenters

Jim Elliott


Jim is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapists Association. He and his interdisciplinary teams' contributions to the field range from the identification of novel magnetic resonance imaging markers to quantify alterations in spinal cord anatomy and skeletal muscle degeneration as potential markers of poor functional recovery following head/neck trauma to leading large interdisciplinary studies investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of persistent spinal pain (generally) and head/neck trauma from a motor vehicle crash (specifically). He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor and Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory.

Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, neck pain, headache and dizziness. She is the co-director of Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education. In addition, Trudy is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Research fellow at the University of Sydney (0.6FTE), a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). She obtained her PhD in 2007, has subsequently been awarded over $7m in competitive research grants and has over 50 peer reviewed publications. She has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.

Robert Boland


Dr Rob Boland is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy. He holds concurrent positions in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, as a Physiotherapy Specialist for NSW Health, and he consults clinically at the Sydney Spine Institute. He is also an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority in NSW. He has published widely in physiotherapy, neurophysiology and neurology journals. His research interests are in the areas of nerve function, rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, spinal pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has taught widely, including internationally, and acted as a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Shan Morrison


Shan Morrison is a Specialist Women's, Men's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She is the director of Women's & Men's Health Physiotherapy, a Victorian private practice where she leads a team of 15 Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who consult across two main and four satellite locations and Shan has presented at numerous national conferences on a variety of pelvic health topics and she lectures and tutors at the University of Melbourne post graduate certificate course in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Shan has been practicing exclusively in pelvic health for 26 years and has a special clinical interest in managing female and male chronic pelvic pain within a biopsychosocial framework.

Simon Olivotto


Simon is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Simon works for the Department of Defence where he oversees and mentors physiotherapy staff as well as providing management and second opinions for difficult and complex cases of musculoskeletal pain. Simon is a training facilitator for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a presenter on APA spinal courses. Simon's teaching experience also includes tutoring at the University of Sydney as well as developing and delivering online physiotherapy education content for Clinical Edge.

Barbara McPhee


Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist and Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 45 years' experience in work health and safety; the last 30 years being primarily in mining. She has written books on the prevention of WMSDs, whole-body vibration and ergonomics as well as numerous papers. She works as a consultant in occupational ergonomics, health and safety risk management. Barbara is a Past President, Fellow and Professional Member of the Ergonomics Society of Australia; a former Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health; a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association; an Esteemed Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association; and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She was an Independent Expert Member of the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) from 2006 to 2017. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2014.

Mary Magarey


Mary is a Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Specialist Physiotherapist. She holds honorary titles of Fellowship of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation & Life Membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and was awarded Honoured Membership of the APA at the 2019 National Conference. She retired from the University of South Australia in 2014, where she taught for 40 years in the Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy & its precursor programs & is still involved in the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy. Mary was responsible for development of the sports programs. Her principal area of clinical expertise includes physiotherapy diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the shoulder complex. While primarily a clinician, Mary's research background and educational experience provides her with a strongly evidence informed approach to clinical practice. Mary currently practises as a Consultant Specialist Physiotherapist in metropolitan Adelaide & regional South Australia and teaches nationally and internationally.

Christopher Brady


Chris is a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009) and a Director at QSMC. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990 and completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 1999 where he researched lumbar spine stress fractures in gymnastics. In 2009 he was awarded the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist for his work with gymnastics, acrobatics, and circus. Chris has worked for a variety of the nation's national sporting teams including Gymnastics, Triathlon, and Aerial Skiing. With a specific interest in coordination and motor control, He has spent the last decade travelling with Australia's premier motorsport team, Red Bull Racing Australia.

Darren Beales


As a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Darren spends a lot of time with people with persistent pain. He also interacts extensively with their management team to try and facilitate a consistent understand and approach to management. As a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University, Darren's interest is clinical pain. His research in this area is broad, covering mechanistic understanding of clinical pain through to efforts to enhance the management of persistent pain and implementation of knowledge into practice. Darren is currently the President of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

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.

Andrea Mosler


Dr. Andrea Mosler is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist and NHMRC Research Fellow at La Trobe University where she is currently working on hip-related groin pain, injury prevention, and women in sport research projects. Her PhD research was conducted while she worked at Aspetar, Qatar as Senior Physiotherapist and Head of CME/CPD and investigated the risk factors for hip and groin pain in professional male football players. Andrea previously worked as a clinician for 18 years at the Australian Institute of Sport and has been an Australian team physiotherapist at many sporting events including the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics Games.

Dianne Wilson


Dianne's physiotherapy career has been divided between clinical work in private practice and lecturing at the University of South Australia in both the undergraduate and post-graduate programs. In the clinic, her involvement in the delivery of CBT-based programs for compensable chronic pain patients informed her recently submitted PhD investigating whether the group itself plays a role in pain management programs. Dianne is the national chairperson of the APA pain group (2015-present). She has led the development of a career pathway for physiotherapists in the pain field, resulting in the commencement of the inaugural pain specialisation training program. Dianne received Honoured Membership of the APA in 2019, in recognition of her dedicated work. Dianne's work in translating pain science has led to her current involvement with the Pain Revolution. Initiated by Prof Lorimer Moseley, the aim is to “ help all Australians access community-based pain education” via the local Pain Educator Program and the annual rural outreach tour. Dianne holds appointments on the Admissions Committee of the ACP and the Portfolio Pathway working party.

Lauren Crowe-Owen


Laura Crowe-Owen is an APA Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist who is currently a Registrar in the Australian College of Physiotherapists' Musculoskeletal Specialisation Program. She is the founder and Principal Physiotherapist of Therapy for Life which is based in Mount Gambier in the South East of South Australia. She works with both Flinders University and the University of South Australia in providing rural educational opportunities. One of Laura's interests in is improving the standards of rural and regional health care in the fields of musculoskeletal injuries.

Ann Daly


Dr Anne Daly is currently a Registrar of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, specialising in Pain and is an APA titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She is a Director of The PainCare Collective, a pain assessment, education, and brief clinical intervention group. She is also a consultant to the Victorian Workcover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission and is the clinical advisor for their Network Pain Management Programs. Anne lectures sports and musculoskeletal postgraduate students at La Trobe University. Anne previously worked for 25 years in a tertiary hospital Interdisciplinary Complex Pain Service. Anne has undertaken research related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has a number of publications related to this and other subjects, including an editorial published in 2016 titled “Worklessness can physiotherapists do more?” Anne has represented the Australian Pain Society on the Management Advisory Group to ePPOC, (the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration) and is currently involved in a number of initiatives related to persistent pain and primary care, includingAustralia's first adult persistent pain Project ECHO.

Jon Ford


Associate Professor Jon Ford (PhD, Musculoskeletal and Titled Pain Physiotherapist) is Group Leader of the Low Back Research Team at La Trobe University where he conducts clinical research on the effectiveness of individualised treatment for pain problems. He has published over 40 papers predominantly on the classification and treatment of low back pain. Jon is also the Clinical and Managing Director of Advance Healthcare where he leads a multi-disciplinary pain management team working with persistent pain across six clinics in Melbourne.

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Presenters

Jim Elliott


Jim is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapists Association. He and his interdisciplinary teams' contributions to the field range from the identification of novel magnetic resonance imaging markers to quantify alterations in spinal cord anatomy and skeletal muscle degeneration as potential markers of poor functional recovery following head/neck trauma to leading large interdisciplinary studies investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of persistent spinal pain (generally) and head/neck trauma from a motor vehicle crash (specifically). He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor and Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory.


Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, neck pain, headache and dizziness. She is the co-director of Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education. In addition, Trudy is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Research fellow at the University of Sydney (0.6FTE), a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). She obtained her PhD in 2007, has subsequently been awarded over $7m in competitive research grants and has over 50 peer reviewed publications. She has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.


Robert Boland


Dr Rob Boland is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy. He holds concurrent positions in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, as a Physiotherapy Specialist for NSW Health, and he consults clinically at the Sydney Spine Institute. He is also an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority in NSW. He has published widely in physiotherapy, neurophysiology and neurology journals. His research interests are in the areas of nerve function, rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, spinal pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has taught widely, including internationally, and acted as a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists.


Shan Morrison


Shan Morrison is a Specialist Women's, Men's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She is the director of Women's & Men's Health Physiotherapy, a Victorian private practice where she leads a team of 15 Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who consult across two main and four satellite locations and Shan has presented at numerous national conferences on a variety of pelvic health topics and she lectures and tutors at the University of Melbourne post graduate certificate course in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Shan has been practicing exclusively in pelvic health for 26 years and has a special clinical interest in managing female and male chronic pelvic pain within a biopsychosocial framework.


Simon Olivotto


Simon is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Simon works for the Department of Defence where he oversees and mentors physiotherapy staff as well as providing management and second opinions for difficult and complex cases of musculoskeletal pain. Simon is a training facilitator for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a presenter on APA spinal courses. Simon's teaching experience also includes tutoring at the University of Sydney as well as developing and delivering online physiotherapy education content for Clinical Edge.


Barbara McPhee


Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist and Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 45 years' experience in work health and safety; the last 30 years being primarily in mining. She has written books on the prevention of WMSDs, whole-body vibration and ergonomics as well as numerous papers. She works as a consultant in occupational ergonomics, health and safety risk management. Barbara is a Past President, Fellow and Professional Member of the Ergonomics Society of Australia; a former Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health; a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association; an Esteemed Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association; and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She was an Independent Expert Member of the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) from 2006 to 2017. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2014.


Mary Magarey


Mary is a Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Specialist Physiotherapist. She holds honorary titles of Fellowship of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation & Life Membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and was awarded Honoured Membership of the APA at the 2019 National Conference. She retired from the University of South Australia in 2014, where she taught for 40 years in the Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy & its precursor programs & is still involved in the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy. Mary was responsible for development of the sports programs. Her principal area of clinical expertise includes physiotherapy diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the shoulder complex. While primarily a clinician, Mary's research background and educational experience provides her with a strongly evidence informed approach to clinical practice. Mary currently practises as a Consultant Specialist Physiotherapist in metropolitan Adelaide & regional South Australia and teaches nationally and internationally.


Christopher Brady


Chris is a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009) and a Director at QSMC. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990 and completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 1999 where he researched lumbar spine stress fractures in gymnastics. In 2009 he was awarded the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist for his work with gymnastics, acrobatics, and circus. Chris has worked for a variety of the nation's national sporting teams including Gymnastics, Triathlon, and Aerial Skiing. With a specific interest in coordination and motor control, He has spent the last decade travelling with Australia's premier motorsport team, Red Bull Racing Australia.


Darren Beales


As a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Darren spends a lot of time with people with persistent pain. He also interacts extensively with their management team to try and facilitate a consistent understand and approach to management. As a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University, Darren's interest is clinical pain. His research in this area is broad, covering mechanistic understanding of clinical pain through to efforts to enhance the management of persistent pain and implementation of knowledge into practice. Darren is currently the President of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.


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.


Andrea Mosler


Dr. Andrea Mosler is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist and NHMRC Research Fellow at La Trobe University where she is currently working on hip-related groin pain, injury prevention, and women in sport research projects. Her PhD research was conducted while she worked at Aspetar, Qatar as Senior Physiotherapist and Head of CME/CPD and investigated the risk factors for hip and groin pain in professional male football players. Andrea previously worked as a clinician for 18 years at the Australian Institute of Sport and has been an Australian team physiotherapist at many sporting events including the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics Games.


Dianne Wilson


Dianne's physiotherapy career has been divided between clinical work in private practice and lecturing at the University of South Australia in both the undergraduate and post-graduate programs. In the clinic, her involvement in the delivery of CBT-based programs for compensable chronic pain patients informed her recently submitted PhD investigating whether the group itself plays a role in pain management programs. Dianne is the national chairperson of the APA pain group (2015-present). She has led the development of a career pathway for physiotherapists in the pain field, resulting in the commencement of the inaugural pain specialisation training program. Dianne received Honoured Membership of the APA in 2019, in recognition of her dedicated work. Dianne's work in translating pain science has led to her current involvement with the Pain Revolution. Initiated by Prof Lorimer Moseley, the aim is to “ help all Australians access community-based pain education” via the local Pain Educator Program and the annual rural outreach tour. Dianne holds appointments on the Admissions Committee of the ACP and the Portfolio Pathway working party.


Lauren Crowe-Owen


Laura Crowe-Owen is an APA Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist who is currently a Registrar in the Australian College of Physiotherapists' Musculoskeletal Specialisation Program. She is the founder and Principal Physiotherapist of Therapy for Life which is based in Mount Gambier in the South East of South Australia. She works with both Flinders University and the University of South Australia in providing rural educational opportunities. One of Laura's interests in is improving the standards of rural and regional health care in the fields of musculoskeletal injuries.


Ann Daly


Dr Anne Daly is currently a Registrar of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, specialising in Pain and is an APA titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She is a Director of The PainCare Collective, a pain assessment, education, and brief clinical intervention group. She is also a consultant to the Victorian Workcover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission and is the clinical advisor for their Network Pain Management Programs. Anne lectures sports and musculoskeletal postgraduate students at La Trobe University. Anne previously worked for 25 years in a tertiary hospital Interdisciplinary Complex Pain Service. Anne has undertaken research related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has a number of publications related to this and other subjects, including an editorial published in 2016 titled “Worklessness can physiotherapists do more?” Anne has represented the Australian Pain Society on the Management Advisory Group to ePPOC, (the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration) and is currently involved in a number of initiatives related to persistent pain and primary care, includingAustralia's first adult persistent pain Project ECHO.


Jon Ford


Associate Professor Jon Ford (PhD, Musculoskeletal and Titled Pain Physiotherapist) is Group Leader of the Low Back Research Team at La Trobe University where he conducts clinical research on the effectiveness of individualised treatment for pain problems. He has published over 40 papers predominantly on the classification and treatment of low back pain. Jon is also the Clinical and Managing Director of Advance Healthcare where he leads a multi-disciplinary pain management team working with persistent pain across six clinics in Melbourne.


Prerequisites

Prerequisites

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