Learn about muscles as a source of pain and the treating opportunities provided by acupuncture/dry needling. A contextual review of traditional Chinese medicine will set the scene but the course will focus on the neuro-physiology of pain and myofascial trigger points. Predominantly a practical course, participants will needle over forty different body parts and will gain significant improvements in their understanding of musculoskeletal conditions, surface anatomy knowledge and palpation skills. This course is a vital element in musculoskeletal education and is a must for all contemporary physiotherapists.
Delivered by Peter Malliaras, physio PhD and tendinopathy clinician-scientist. Peter has a respected international clinical and research profile, and is consulted by many people for a second opinion regarding their tendon injuries, including elite athletes and performers (eg football, rugby, ballet, and tennis). He works as an Associate Professor at Monash University, focusing on tendinopathy research, and sees more than 20 tendinopathy patients in clinic each week. This course provides an up-to-date research and clinical perspective and a complete walk through assessment, kinetic chain and biomechanics considerations and rehabilitation of common tendinopathies. Achilles, plantar fascia, tibialis posterior, patellar, proximal hamstring and gluteal tendinopaties will be covered in detail. Whether you are a new graduate or very experienced clinician, you will come away with many answers to your questions as well as clinical gems to take away.
These two day courses provide education in the Bobath Concept and are designed to introduce participants to the concepts of normal movement used in the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological or neuromuscular impairments. The courses consist of a theoretical introduction to normal movement, practical sessions and a patient demonstration.
This is an advanced course for pelvic floor and continence physiotherapists on the assessment and treatment of male incontinence and pelvic pain. Topics covered will include: anatomy of the male pelvic floor, diagnosis and management of prostate cancer by a urologist, physiotherapy assessment of the male pelvic floor, treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence, pelvic floor muscle training in men, pelvic pain in the male pelvis, erectile dysfunction.
As recommended by APA Guidelines for Physiotherapists working in and/or managing hydrotherapy pools - all aquatic professionals must have a sound knowledge of, and be competent in, the use of emergency procedures including rescue techniques for special populations, and CPR skills.