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.
Join Jane Rooney, FACP, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009) during a masterclass observation session in assessing and treating a live patient with a complex knee condition.
Participants will undertake a clinical reasoning form during the examination; participate in a Q&A session; and explore Jane Rooney's experienced clinical reasoning process, including differential diagnosis, treatment plans and prognosis.
This hour and half seminar is ideal for physiotherapists undertaking the APA Specialist or Titling training pathway, or physiotherapists wanting to improve their clinical reasoning and patient examination skills.
The masterclass is included in the full ‘The Acute Sporting Knee' course registration but can be purchased as an individual event.
ACL injuries are an extremely common and costly injury in the Australian general and sporting population. Almost routinely, patients are offered surgical care to return to high-level activity and pivoting sports. This concept, as well as the dire view of a patient or athlete who has suffered an ACL tear has been widely propagated in mass media, and has affected populations both amateur and professional. Current best research challenges these ingrained paradigms.
This unique course will give clinicians the confidence to best assess, and provide a comprehensive non-surgical management program to, a patient presenting post ACL injury. During the course, participants will participate in: discussion around evidence-based risks, harms and benefits of non-operative and operative ACL tear care research-based assessments that assist determination of return to play case study discussions of both non-operative and operative patients. observation of the presenter's assessment, management and creation of a Treatment Management Plan for a patient with an acute ACL tear (If a patient can be sourced, this session will be incorporated into or replace the case study session).
This course has been designed to provide an opportunity for physiotherapists to develop their practical skills and clinical reasoning associated with content taught in the online Level 1 Women's Pelvic Health Course.
This practical course will be structured around a ‘clinical case studies' format. Physiotherapists will be guided through a number of case studies requiring interpretation of completed Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaires, bladder and bowel diaries, as well as results of Trans-Abdominal Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS), to develop an introductory management plan involving pelvic floor muscle training (where indicated) and lifestyle advice for each case.
In particular, physiotherapists will have the opportunity to perform Trans-Abdominal RTUS to assess pelvic floor function and bladder volumes, as well as learn the necessary procedures required to perform a visual assessment of anal sphincter contraction (note: no internal examinations are performed at Level 1).
This course will be presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in combination with Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA).