Plantar heel pain is a common and persistent cause of foot pain affecting a wide range of individuals. Evidence of intrinsic foot muscle deficits associated with plantar heel pain, along with enhanced understanding of the role of these muscles, suggests that this may be an important component in management of the condition. Melinda will discuss the evidence, including her own research using ultrasound imaging and high-field 7T MRI. Case examples will illustrate how to use this knowledge in clinical decision making.
Dr Melinda Franettovich Smith (PhD, BPhty (Hons)) is a Physiotherapist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. Her clinical and research experience is across various and is evidenced in 34 peer-reviewed journal articles.
This lecture is suitable for Podiatrists.
Provides participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake functional job and task analysis. The ability to provide organisations with a job dictionary is a key outcome of the course.
Dr Kate Walsh is an obstetrician & gynaecologist who works in both the public and private sector. She obtained her fellowship in 2016 and since then has been working at Modbury hospital and the Lyell McEwin. As a mother of 3 young children she deferred starting private practise until recently, but is now practising gynaecology at North Adelaide Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Walsh has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and the complete excision of endometriosis. She is a strong believer in a collaborative approach to pelvic pain and the vital role of physiotherapy within this team
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system.
This course will examine osteoarthritis, the signs and symptoms of the osteoarthritic knee and the degenerate meniscus, as well as discussing the long term effects of ACL reconstruction.
It will look at intervention strategies that the physiotherapist can use and will demonstrate the effectiveness of these strategies from evidence in the literature. It will provide simple strategies for patient self-management to help improve function and quality of life for the older knee, minimise painful recurrences and avoid surgery where possible.
This course offers both theory and practical components, exploring recent studies in order to give a greater insight into treating the older knee. Participants will also gain pain management strategies for post knee arthroplasties to assist rehabilitation.