The wrist and hand pose a challenge for many therapists in musculoskeletal practice. They are complex anatomically and functionally, and unless you are treating them regularly it is difficult to feel confident with clinical examination, diagnosis, radiology interpretation and management. This is an intensive 1-day course to build your expertise and confidence when dealing with a wide range of wrist and hand injuries and pain problems. It is very hands-on, including practical skills for clinical examination, and some basic splinting techniques. Your presenter, Ian Dowley, has worked exclusively with the wrist and hand for over 20 years in both public and private practice.
APA has partnered with ASCA to provide the Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coaching Course, specifically adapted for sports physiotherapists. The ASCA coaching programs are registered with the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), which is administered by the Australian Sports Commission and is recognised as an industry leader via international affiliates across the globe. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to understand, apply and design programs including basic training principles and variables to physically prepare beginner level athletes to improve their sports performance. This adapted course will be conducted over one full day and is only available to SPA members. Participants must attend the full 1 day course, and required further practical supervision post-course (30 hours) with an ASCA coach, to gain accreditation.
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This lecture will cover brain tumours and metastases from two presenters. Dr Mark Pinkham will describe the radiation oncology management of brain tumours and metastases, including use of the gamma knife; and physiotherapy management of issues including fatigue in brain cancer patients will be presented by Elizabeth Pinkham.
An evening lecture providing the opportunity to learn and reconnect after a difficult year. Irmina Nahon has a wealth of experience in WMPH and we are thrilled to have her present on the use of real time ultrasound to assess the pelvic floor using a transperineal approach. Topics covered will include a background on real time ultrasound, evidence for its use and practical aspects of using this technique including patient set up, consent and infection control guidelines. It will include a live demonstration on both a male and female volunteer to assist with participants in recognising correct patterns of movement and troubleshooting any common mistakes with transperineal real time ultrasound.
Please note participants will not be performing the technique themselves.
To comply with COVID restrictions participants will need to bring their own face mask and practice hand hygiene upon entering the room. Partipants are asked to please not attend if they are in any way unwell or have travelled to any hot spots 14 days prior to the event
Workplace mental health safety doesn't fit into a linear prevention approach, typically used for other classic workplace injury risks. Bronwen and Nicole will discuss various approaches to mental health safety - including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies. They'll discuss the link between participative ergonomics, risk management processes, mental health programs and safety culture within organisations.
Bronwen Otto is a Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist & Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Nicole Hughes is a registered Occupational Therapist and Principal Advisor, Psychological Health Unit at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.