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.
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.
This course offers a great opportunity to build on the knowledge developed in the Gerontology Level 1 course. Topics include: management of dementia, frailty, persistent pain, mental health, an overview of the physiotherapist's role in the palliative care process and exercise prescription for older people. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.
This course is offered as a professional development opportunity for physiotherapists in occupational health.
In this one-day highly interactive course, participants will gain an understanding of risk management principles and risk control measures, hazardous manual tasks assessment and analysis, and good work design.
Participants will also gain knowledge of commonly used risk assessment tools, and how to conduct a risk assessment. Participants will explore these topics through a mix of presentations, group discussions, case studies and scenarios.
This course takes a patho-mechanical and kinesiological approach to shoulder evaluation and management, starting with scapular position and movement and progressing to glenohumeral function and dysfunction. Understanding how to identify and correct movement pathology has application to all types of shoulder injury, overuse and surgical adventures, especially those with multiple pathologies and chronicity – the typical shoulder in everyday practice. Subscapularis dysfunction, adhesive capsulitis, functional rehab and some taping will be covered as well as scapular retraining and soft tissue mobilisation.