Brought to you in collaboration with Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAlab) in Chicago, this interdisciplinary online course, will follow along the path of recovery for a patient with a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Presenters will lead you from disorders of consciousness (DOC) (Ranchos Los Amigos I-III), and then into the challenging Rancho IV population where behavior and agitation/aggression is often seen. You will be provided with a foundation of understanding related to this level of recovery, as well as practical suggestions and applications when working with individuals currently at this level of recovery. Progressing through recovery periods of confusion, Post Traumatic Amnesia (PTA), and increasing awareness and independence will be explored. The concept of self-regulation, return to meaningful activity and facilitation are integral therapeutic processes that will be discussed. Finally, the idea of ethics and decision making will conclude the course.
Participants will engage in the review of evidence based practice, application of skills through tests and case-based application, and discussion with peers on the course discussion board. Content will be both informational, and applicable to daily clinical practice.
This course has been designed to provide an opportunity for physiotherapists to develop their practical skills and clinical reasoning associated with content taught in the online Level 1 Women's Pelvic Health Course.
This practical course will be structured around a ‘clinical case studies' format. Physiotherapists will be guided through a number of case studies requiring interpretation of completed Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaires, bladder and bowel diaries, as well as results of Trans-Abdominal Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS), to develop an introductory management plan involving pelvic floor muscle training (where indicated) and lifestyle advice for each case.
In particular, physiotherapists will have the opportunity to perform Trans-Abdominal RTUS to assess pelvic floor function and bladder volumes, as well as learn the necessary procedures required to perform a visual assessment of anal sphincter contraction (note: no internal examinations are performed at Level 1).
This course will be presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in combination with Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA).
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Physiotherapists are increasingly using dry needling for pain management and thereby improving function in conjunction with other physiotherapy approaches. This structured course meets the national APA and AHPRA recommendations for physiotherapists to practice dry needling safely for musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.
The sound knowledge of indications and contraindications for dry needling requires appropriate assessment and treatment skills. This course is designed to provide physiotherapists an opportunity to improve knowledge and skills of dry needling, and make them aware of guidelines for safe dry needling practices in a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
The Dry Needling Physiotherapy Level 1 course consists of two separate parts:
A visual representation of the structure of this course can be found in this diagram.
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The Paediatric Level 1 course is a highly interactive and practical course designed for physiotherapists who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in managing children's conditions. The course is recommended for new graduate physiotherapists with less than 3 years' experience, or adult physiotherapists who would like to gain more education in paediatrics. The case study format will allow participants to accelerate their learning of key concepts for application in the workplace. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Paediatric Physiotherapy
The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course provides an exciting opportunity to open new doors for Physiotherapists. In the past seven years since this course has been running, over 85% of participants have rated the course highly and worth the investment. This is a chance to broaden your perspective and possibilities into a growing area where Physiotherapists use their skills to promote wellbeing, help prevent injuries as well as more effectively manage them once they occur.
This is an interactive course covering 10 modules, including professional performance standards, the role of the occupational health physiotherapist, workplace legislation relevant to OHP, the risk management approach to injury prevention, basic worksite assessment, ergonomic workstation assessments, workplace safety systems and safety culture, injury management and professional communication.
The approach taken in this course is Facilitative Training, featuring high levels of interactive discussion, case studies and practical work based on videos and workstation assessments, as available at the training venues.