This is a student event.
Join us for an evening with Mick Hughes, physiotherapist and co-author of the 'Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide 2.0'. This seminar will include a demonstration in addition to a discussion on ideas and exercises for treating young athletes with ACL injuries.
Mick Hughes is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team.
Presented by the Scientific Director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at St George Hospital, this evening lecture will provide an overview of current and evolving tests in lung function. Aiming to build on basic lung function interpretation skills, this lecture covers assessments such as plethysmography, diffusion capacity, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, and diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, and will include patient demonstrations. This lecture is suitable for students.
The role of wearable technology and apps for measuring and promoting physical activity. Sjaan Gomersall is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on understanding, measuring and influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a broad range of healthy and clinical populations.
Load management is important in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions in athletic and general populations, and the use of sensors to manage load is a growing area of interest and research. Dr Fuller's current projects are investigating the use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) in elite sport to understand the foot-ground interface in rugby league, aiming to understand mechanical player load and potential performance and injury consequences. This presentation will provide a background on the current state of play on the use of IMUs, and more broadly, will present an overview of the use of sensor technology in managing load management and injury risk profile in various musculoskeletal conditions. It will draw on Dr Fuller's previous experience, current research and will cast forward into the future.
Discussion about clinical utilization of outcome questionnaires to assist with diagnosis, prognosis and management. This will be presented with case study examples. This is important to help guide appropriate management/treatment strategies, measuring the progress/effect of management and to communicate with insurers and other health professionals.