This course will explore the theoretical and practical sides of managing sporting injuries with an emphasis on current research. Presented topics include shoulder, ankle and knee injuries with focus specifically on ligament, tendon and muscle. Participants will also gain information on acute onfield management and travelling with a sports team, as well as a large practical component on taping techniques.
Vestibular rehabilitation has evolved as a specialist area of clinical practice in rehabilitation as our understanding and awareness of the debilitating sequelae of dizziness and vestibular impairments increases.This course aims to provide an overview of vestibular anatomy and introduce clinicians to the assessment and treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction resulting in activity limitations and participation restrictions.
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.
This talk will highlight and discuss the advance of digital physio, which has accelerated in recent times. However, are we prepared? Are we confident? Are we competent? Mark's will unpack national and international competency models for digital health and relate them back to our own physiotherapy competencies. This has implications for supporting the digital maturity of practices, our grads, and the existing workforce.
The evening will start with an overview of the new mental health group in physiotherapy. Topics will include some discussion on attitudes towards mental health, the physio workforce in psychiatry, mental health and social disadvantage, as well as post traumatic stress.There will be a question and answer time afterwards. Attendees are encouraged to send in questions prior to the presentation for discussion (email Ruth Lira: soundbalancephysio1gmail.com).