PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at this course requires the completion of the Spinal Physiotherapy Part A online modules to be purchased separately via CPD4physios .
The Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Lumbar) course in conjunction with Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Cervical), is the current replacement of the former Spinal Level 1 course.
The Spinal Physiotherapy Part A (Lumbar) course is a foundation course ideal for:
-new graduates with an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy;
-more experienced graduates changing to work in musculoskeletal physiotherapy; or
-more experienced physiotherapists returning to musculoskeletal physiotherapy after an absence.
The course is aimed at physiotherapists who are seeking to develop a career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Delivered via a mix of teaching and learning approaches including didactic, practical/hands-on, directed learning and facilitated case-based group discussions, course participants will enhance their theoretical knowledge and demonstrate this understanding into practical application, reinforcing critical thinking in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Topics covered are: Overview of lumbar spine disorders in a biopsychosocial framework, Overview of movement and neuromuscular changes in low back pain disorders and their detection in the physical examination through clinical reasoning of the analysis of: Lumbar posture, Active movements, Patient specific functional tests, Analysis of motor control, Manual examination of the lumbar spine, Nervous system testing. Multimodal management of low back disorders.
Musculoskeletal screening forms are now compulsory for entry into many full time courses offered by dance-based tertiary and performing arts institutions. Physiotherapists must therefore be proficient in accurate completion of the form, and be confident to advise the dancer of any corrective exercises needed.
This course will instruct the physiotherapist in the accepted standardised methods of measuring and recording the musculoskeletal parameters required on the TDC form and for pre pointe screenings. It will ensure measurements are standardised for physiotherapists working with dancers to allow comparisons and possible inferences to be made regarding optimal ranges of motion for each parameter.
Prof Gavin Williams PhD FACP has worked in neurological rehabilitation for 30 years. He is the Professor of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation, a joint position appointed between Epworth Healthcare and The University of Melbourne. Since he began working at the Epworth Hospital 27 years ago, he has developed a program to teach advanced gait and running skills to people with neurological injuries. During this 1 hour lecture Gavin will share insights into evidence based strategies on running training specific to people with neurological problems.
** This is a face to face event only and will not be recorded or live streamed.
It turns out most of the people who come to see us, have pain of one sort or another. You don't need to get tricky with pain science or pain education to manage pain well. This talk will outline some straightforward ideas that can shape your interview process, problem formulation, goal setting, and exercise prescription, to make you feel more comfortable treating with uncertainty, and empower your patients.
Mena, who is a titled neurological physiotherapist working at one of the largest tertiary hospitals (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) in Perth, was 1 of 14 successful WA applicants to be awarded the Churchill Fellowship in November 2019.
Churchill fellowships offer a diverse range of people from all walks of life an opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about. No qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, and the topic of your proposed project is limitless, provided a benefit to Australia and willingness to share your findings with the Australian community is evident. For more information go to www.churchilltrust.com.au
Originally planned for 2019 but delayed by COVID Mena was finally able to depart February 1st, 2023. She visited 20 sites across 10 cities in Italy, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
The main aims of this project were:
1. To visit state-of-the-art facilities and services around the world to learn about their neuro-oncology specific rehabilitation programs, discharge services, neurosurgical pathways, and current research
2. To bring this knowledge back to WA and put a business case for a neuro-oncology service / pathway that will improve QOL in patients with brain and spinal cancer.
Mena is very excited to share her experiences abroad in this webinar and also to provide some insight for any individual interested in applying for the Churchill Fellowship.
• VIC, TAS, NSW, ACT – 8.30pm AEDST
• SA – 8.00pm
• QLD - 7.30pm
• NT – 7.00pm
• WA – 5.30pm
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