You don't have to miss out on the THRIVE experience! THRIVE Virtual Series brings selected presentations from THRIVE Conference to you live online. Running on Wednesday evenings over 12 weeks, the program will cover a broad range of topics, delivered by expert speakers. Each session will include multiple presentations.
By purchasing this full package, you will save over $580 - That is a saving of over 60%. Plus you will also receive access to all the session recordings at no addition costs. All recordings will be released by the end of November 2022.
Full package registration includes access to the following sessions.
27 April 2022: Managing musculoskeletal pain
4 May 2022: Neurological wellbeing
11 May 2022: Workplace injury prevention and recovery
18 May 2022: Performance health
25 May 2022: Physical activity and Rehabilitation for Cardiorespiratory conditions
1 June 2022: Tendinopathy
7 June 2022 (Tuesday): Inflammatory arthritis - Diagnosis and associated risks
8 June 2022: Disability- priorities and participation at different ages
15 June 2022: Physiotherapy and mental health
22 June 2022: Health and ageing
29 June 2022: Paediatric practice
6 July 2022: Impacts of Pregnancy and Birth
Click here to get access to the details of each session
All sessions start at 7:00PM AEST
This blended online MHFA course has been adapted from the standard Mental health first aid course for adults. Developed in response to COVID-19.
Physiotherapists are involved in the care of people from all walks of life. One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some stage in their life plus c Comorbid mental health problems are common amongst people who access physiotherapy services including but not limited to those experiencing chronic pain, chronic physical illness, multiple pain areas or following a traumatic event. In Australia, approximately one in five adults will experience mental illness in any given year and physiotherapists and other health care professionals can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing a mental illness or a mental health problem.
Lack of knowledge and stigmatising attitudes about mental illness may prevent people from seeking help or providing appropriate support because they do not know how. Stigmatised attitudes and lack of knowledge about mental health conditions are not limited to the general public and can impact on healthcare workers interactions with patients. Stigmatising attitudes can reinforce disempowerment, loss of self-belief and a sense of shame in the person with comorbid mental health problems.3,4 It has been suggested that training of healthcare workers in mental health literacy is essential to ensure appropriate support and referrals are made for people with mental illness.5 This MHFA course will improve mental health literacy of physiotherapists.
It has been suggested that training of healthcare workers in mental health literacy is essential to ensure appropriate support and referrals are made for people with mental illness. This MHFA course will improve mental health literacy of physiotherapists.
This blended learning course consists of three components:
This talk will cover the evidence for surgical effectiveness: what evidence we traditionally rely upon and what evidence we should rely upon. The topic will focus on surgery for musculoskeletal conditions.
*This is a face to face lecture only and will not be recorded/live streamed
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).
For more information about the Women's Level 1 courses please click here.