Courses and Workshops

The Complete and Advanced Upper Quadrant


This course encompasses the differential diagnosis, assessment and management of the cervical spine and shoulder. It aims to integrate research evidence with best clinical practice and is designed to improve participants' ability to differentially diagnose contributing mechanisms and impairments in patients presenting with pain in the upper quadrant, with consideration of cervical, neural and shoulder structures. A broader range of clinical examination techniques and advanced clinical reasoning and management options will be covered.

Participants can expect to:

• Improve their skills and competence in the assessment of the cervical spine with emphasis on the assessment of pain from cervical musculoskeletal (articular and motor) structures

• Improve their skills and differential diagnosis for the assessment of upper limb neurological conduction deficit and mechanosensitivity in the patient with neurally mediated pain


• Improve their ability to accurately establish whether the shoulder primarily contributes to a patient's presentation, including consideration of the sources of pain within the gleno-humeral joint, subacromial space and acromioclavicular joint, rotator cuff control and scapular dyskinesia.

• Discuss and integrate the principles of contemporary pain management for upper quadrant disorders

Complex cases are used to illustrate the clinical reasoning processed that determine whether the primary pain contribution is cervical, shoulder or neuromeningeal in origin.


Learning outcomes

  • Improve knowledge of differentiation of common upper quadrant disorders including cervical, neurological and common shoulder conditions.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the differentiation of radiculopathy from peripheral nerve conditions
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of a good routine examination of the shoulder including active, passive and structured focused palpation.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of neuropathic pain and mechano-sensitivity.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of people with upper quadrant disorders presenting with sensory hyper sensitivity.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of the axio- scapula and cervical flexor and extensor muscle systems for upper quadrant disorders.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of shoulder muscle function, scapula and rotator cuff.
  • Improve clinical reasoning and ability to construct an appropriate management plan for a complex neurological condition.
  • Improve knowledge in the assessment and management of low risk and more complex/ high risk patients.
  • Improve clinical reasoning skills in the assessment, classification and applying a targeted management approach to someone with an upper quadrant disorder.
  • Improve the understanding of prioritizing, managing and gaining compliance of dynamic control of the shoulder complex.
  • Improve skills and competence in the basic assessment of the cervical spine with emphasis on pain for cervical articular structures.

Prerequisites

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

Presenters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Fri 26 - Sun 28
March
08:00AM - 05:15PM AEDST
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Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $1,733.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $1,155.00
Early Bird – Distance Discount: $1,100.00
Early Bird – Musculoskeletal Group: $1,100.00
Registration closing date: 14 Mar 2021 Event status: Open CPD hours: 24.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $1,733.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $1,155.00
Early Bird – Distance Discount: $1,100.00
Early Bird – Musculoskeletal Group: $1,100.00
Registration closing date: 14 Mar 2021 Event status: Open CPD hours: 24.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

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.


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.


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.


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.


Learning outcomes
  • Improve knowledge of differentiation of common upper quadrant disorders including cervical, neurological and common shoulder conditions.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the differentiation of radiculopathy from peripheral nerve conditions
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of a good routine examination of the shoulder including active, passive and structured focused palpation.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of neuropathic pain and mechano-sensitivity.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of people with upper quadrant disorders presenting with sensory hyper sensitivity.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of the axio- scapula and cervical flexor and extensor muscle systems for upper quadrant disorders.
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the assessment of shoulder muscle function, scapula and rotator cuff.
  • Improve clinical reasoning and ability to construct an appropriate management plan for a complex neurological condition.
  • Improve knowledge in the assessment and management of low risk and more complex/ high risk patients.
  • Improve clinical reasoning skills in the assessment, classification and applying a targeted management approach to someone with an upper quadrant disorder.
  • Improve the understanding of prioritizing, managing and gaining compliance of dynamic control of the shoulder complex.
  • Improve skills and competence in the basic assessment of the cervical spine with emphasis on pain for cervical articular structures.
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

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