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The all new Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Cervical) course is a foundation course aimed at physiotherapists wanting to gain a contemporary overview of neck disorders, and develop skills in:
• interpreting patient history;
• performing a standard, comprehensive, physical examination;
• interpreting assessment findings to identify and select appropriate best practice interventions.
Contemporary, evidence-based management of pelvic girdle pain requires consideration of the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle and hip regions - an integrated approach. This course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of the SIJ and discuss assessment of this region with respect to the literature. Participants will practice SIJ assessment techniques and gain practical functional assessment skills for differential diagnosis of the patient presenting with pelvic girdle pain.Progression to basic treatment techniques is included in the latter part of the course and will be built upon in the level 2 course.
Sue Mayes has led the medical team of The Australian Ballet for over 20 years and recently finished her PhD on hip joint health in professional ballet dancers. The Australian Ballet have developed a successful approach to managing and preventing hip joint injury that has resulted in no lost-time hip joint injuries in the past 5 years and no hip joint surgery for more than 10 years. The ´hip joint in dance' course will provide a review of the current hip joint research and its application to clinical decision making and management of hip joint pain in dancers. This practical workshop will demonstrate hip joint assessment and treatment techniques and participants will learn hip exercises and exercise progressions that could be applied to any individual with hip joint pain.
This is a student event.
Join us for an informative evening in Neurological Physiotherapy, touching on Spinal Muscular Atrophy & Function Neurological Disorders, for a taste of what both paediatric and adult therapy involves.
Kate Carroll is a physiotherapist and researcher who works with children who have neuromuscular conditions. Based in the Neurology Department at the Royal Children's Hospital she has worked on a number of international pharmaceutical trials and natural history studies including recent successful trials of treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. She has also undertaken local research projects together with other members of the RCH Neuromuscular Research Team. Her current role includes providing physiotherapy care to the children attending the multi-disciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic.
Keegan Bow is a APA Titled Neurological Physiotherapist and Director at Klint, an adult and paediatric neurological physiotherapy private practice in Melbourne. He is a clinician with over 10 years of experience since graduating from The University of Melbourne, and treats a variety of neurological conditions. He is a physiotherapy consultant for medicolegal cases, and regularly teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also training as a Bobath instructor candidate. Keegan has special clinical interests in facial palsy, spinal cord injury, dystonia and functional neurological disorders. His forward-thinking practice is informed by emerging evidence and looks to seek the truth and maximise results and outcomes in his clients.
This is the second in a series of basic toolkit lectures developed by the Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health QLD Committee and friends. Designed for physiotherapy students and clinicians to introduce them to the area of WMPH Physiotherapy, or as a refresher for more experienced clinicians. The lecture evening will include topics relating to the pelvic floor: how to teach pelvic floor muscle exercises, basic screening for red flags/referral, male pelvic floor and case studies.