A multidisciplinary team, consisting of Radiation Oncologist, Cancer Nurse Consultant, and Physiotherapist, will discuss issues related to treatment of gynaecological cancers and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Dr Tiffany Daly, Radiation Oncologist ROPART
Tiffany Daly is a Senior Radiation Oncologist at the Radiation Oncology PA Hospital Raymond Tce campus (ROPART) and lecturer in radiation oncology at QUT. She has special interests in radiation therapy for gynaecological, colorectal and breast cancers. Tiffany will discuss the tumor streams, treatment regimes, role and effects of radiation treatment.
Ruth Pethybridege, Radiation CNC ROPART
Ruth Pethybridge is a Clinical Nurse Consultant at ROPART and works with women undergoing radiation therapy for gynaecological cancers, providing individual nursing management, support and education during the acute phase of treatment. Ruth will discuss acute and longer-term side-effects of radiation treatment, including use of vaginal dilators.
Cath Willis, Physiotherapist Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health
Cath Willis is a women's, men's and pelvic health physio with nearly 20 years' experience in this clinical area. Cath has worked in both the public and private sectors and helps teach the Gender Health subject to 3rd year physiotherapy students at ACU in Brisbane.
Cath will discuss the impact that vulvovaginal atrophy can have on bladder, bowel and sexual function, and provide information about the physiotherapy management of this condition particularly for women who have undergone pelvic radiation therapy.'
The purpose of this 60 minute presentation is to:
Identify two clear subsets of back pain seen among young athletes
1. Posterior column stress reactions (mostly spondylolysis)
2. A subset of anterior column pathologies: Mechanical discogenic pain
These two subsets are illustrated by two different sporting codes:
1. Fast Bowling in Cricket
Fast bowling is (among other loads) a repetitive end range extension / rotation load sport, and rowing is a repetitive & sustained flexion load sport.
The diagnosis of posterior column stress reactions and reversible posterior disc protrusions is possible with clinical examination. Stress reactions are provisionally diagnosed clinically by confirmation requires high tech imaging.
Treatments for the two conditions are very different and are based on diagnosis.
The lesson will cover
1. Prevalence of LBP in different sporting codes
2. Spondylolysis versus spondylolisthesis
3. Mechanical discogenic pain common in rowers
4. Case studies.
5. Discussion with emphasis on rejection of the Non-specific label and associated management systems
Foot and ankle injuries are common in athletes and dancers. Yet physiotherapists often state that they don't feel confident treating the foot and often refer onto podiatrists for management.
This course has a strong focus on hands on skills and exercise prescription, giving you tools that can be applied to athletes and general population with foot and ankle pain. Improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in the assessment and treatment of common injuries to the athletic ankle and foot.
Including a review of the anatomy of the foot and ankle, by the end of the course participants should be able to:
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This course is designed to improve your existing knowledge and skills developed from the Paediatric Level 1 course and/or established during your own clinical practice. The Paediatric Level 2 course offers an opportunity to refine your clinical reasoning skills from infancy to adolescence and apply these to skills to numerous paediatric conditions.
Using a case-based approach, you will learn about many different assessment tools and their applicability to age, conditions and settings. Intervention approaches will also be taught alongside decision making regarding applicability to the goals and needs of a paediatric patient and their family. The Paediatric Level 2 course also includes principles of health promotion, sporting performance and musculoskeletal assessment and management.