This lecture will cover: What is scoliosis? Signs and symptoms, x-ray information, Cobb angle measurement, functional or structural scoliosis? Idiopathic Scoliosis prevalence, aetiology and considerations for progression. Treatment aims & recommendations relating to curve monitoring, physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises, bracing and surgery. Comments about adult degenerative scoliosis and rotolateral-listhesis in adults. Case examples throughout.Rebecca Harding is owner of 'Scoliosis Physiotherapy', a practice working exclusively with structural scoliosis and predominantly utilising the Schroth method of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercise (PSSE). She has >20 years physiotherapy experience and has presented for various professional bodies and conferences.
This lecture is aimed at physiotherapists who have started working in private practice and provide treatment to patients with Workers' Compensation or MVA claims, who want to improve their understanding of how physiotherapists are involved in the compensation scheme in WA and what guidelines should be followed to provide effective treatment for their patients.
Beyond biopsychosocial physiotherapy: embracing complexity is a clinically focussed presentation by Dr Jenny Setchell, NHMRC Fellow in Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland. Dr Setchell will discuss her award-winning, international research findings on how to integrate the psychological, social, political and ethical aspects of physiotherapy, and how findings can be immediately applied in practice to optimise patient outcomes. She will discuss findings from diverse patient populations such people with low back pain flare, knee osteoarthritis and muscular dystrophy encouraging us to move beyond biopsychosocial physiotherapy towards embracing complexity.Dr Setchell also has 20+ years clinical experience, principally as a musculoskeletal/sports physiotherapist.
In this lecture, Janice will outline the various surgeries used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. This will include the latest guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), especially in regards to use of mesh in surgery.
Janice will also discuss some of her assessment procedures, as well as provide some useful information as to when to refer patients on for more specialist care and what information is most useful to provide when referring on.
Recent advancements in knowledge have shown the immune system to be a key player in chronic pain states. In this session, immune system experts Prof Mark Hutchinson and Dr Carolyn Berryman will explain the complex relationship between immune system function and pain and discuss how physiotherapy management may influence immune system function.