Pain and body representation and strength and conditioning in physiotherapy
This lecture will delve into two different areas and give relevant research updates on the respective topics, making it applicable to the areas of both musculoskeletal and sports and exercise physiotherapy. The first topic presented by Simon Pratt will centre around pain and body representation, more specifically in regard to chronic low back pain and how this is represented in the brain.
Secondly Mervyn Travers will deliver some of the latest research in combination with his wealth of knowledge in strength and conditioning, exercise science and rehabilitation to assist physio's with the overlap of exercise rehabilitation and S&C.
This lecture is held at APA WA office.
Simon holds the titles of both an APA Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. .
Mervyn Travers is a Senior Research Scholar working in the area of low back pain, tendon pain and exercise rehabilitation at the School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia. He completed his PhD at Curtin University where he also maintains an Adjunct Research Fellow role. His teaching areas include anatomy and exercise rehabilitation. He has a Masters of Manipulative Therapy and is a qualified strength & conditioning coach (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association - Level 2). Mervyn's clinical background includes working in professional rugby union and he provides clinical consultation for complex musculoskeletal conditions at Star Physio.