2023 Tas Branch Symposium
The Tasmanian Branch extends a warm invitation to APA members and colleagues to attend the 2023 Annual Symposium.
The Symposium presents a dual opportunity to participate in a high-quality professional development program and network with fellow Tasmanian physiotherapists.
The Symposium program will be supported by a number of invited local speakers.
Keynote Speaker: Christian Barton
Christian will present Optimising the delivery of, and outcomes with, education and exercise for people with knee osteoarthritis
This presentation will outline the current evidence for common treatments knee osteoarthritis, focused on the bread and butter of the physiotherapy profession – education and exercise.
The delivery of appropriate first line care (education, exercise, weight management) will be discussed, including what best practice looks like so you can ensure your patient receives appropriate care, and has the best chance of a good outcome without proceeding to surgical intervention.
The challenging decision of when to make a surgical referral, including what an appropriate surgical candidate looks like, will also be discussed.
Additional presenters:- Jonathan Mulford, Orthopaedic Surgeon
- David Jovic APAM - Advanced practice physiotherapy in the assessment of knee pain within THS: challenges and opportunities
- Dr Laura Sutton - The management of osteoarthritis in Tasmania and a novel approach to change
- Scott Willis, APA National President
- Romany Martin APAM - Physiotherapy students experience of engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities during clinical placement
- Benjamin Hamlett, ASCA accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach - Injury prevention