This will be a journal club discussion about the EXCITE trial - the first multi-centre trial of Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). The discussion will be led by a panel that includes Lauren Christie. We will discuss the EXCITE trial and its findings and clinical implications. Lauren and others will share valuable insights into the implementation of CIMT
This presentation will introduce the Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. These guidelines have been developed by the therapists at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and seek to provide recommendations that reflect best clinical practice in line with research and consensus regarding management of children with NBPP. An understanding of these guidelines will inform the clinical management of children with NBPP.
Alison Chivers and Fiona Sampson have worked with children with BPP for over 13 years. Both are involved in the NSW wide service in the management of BPP.
Alison and Fiona have presented workshops and outreach to regional centres in NSW and are part of an international network of therapists involved in the treatment of children with NBPP.
Come along and listen to Sandra De Poi discuss her app which comprehensively guides women with breast cancer through their treatment and recovery. Lauren Locke, Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, will join Sandra to discuss her involvement in the 'Exercise Journey' of the app.
Physical activity and exercise have strong, established benefits for people aged 60 years and older. However, getting this population sufficiently active remains a serious problem. Health professionals need to encourage all older people, regardless of age or health condition, to engage in a regular activity program that includes cardiovascular, strength and balance components to maintain the highest levels of physical activity possible. To accomplish this, health professionals need to be aware of the dosage of exercise that is recommended, as well as barriers and enablers to exercise for older people, and take these into consideration when prescribing a program.
This presentation will summarise the latest evidence regarding exercise for older people, with particular focus on the benefits of strength training. It will also briefly explore how health professionals can better encourage and support older adults to exercise at an amount and intensity that makes a difference.
This is a recording of the 2019 Vic Branch Winter Breakfast.