This four day course will improve participants' management of upper cervical spine, thoracic spine and SIJ conditions. It covers the assessment and management of neural, myofacial, joint and motor control systems within a clinical reasoning framework. The safe use of high velocity thrusts is taught with a high tutor-to-participant ratio. During the course participants will receive instruction in the selection and application of manipulative (high velocity thrust) techniques to the cervical and thoracic spines, and have opportunity to practise and be assessed for competency with these techniques.
This course will explore the theoretical and practical sides of managing sporting injuries with an emphasis on current research. Presented topics include shoulder, ankle and knee injuries with focus specifically on ligament, tendon and muscle. Participants will also gain information on acute onfield management and travelling with a sports team, as well as a large practical component on taping techniques.
Vestibular rehabilitation has evolved as a specialist area of clinical practice in rehabilitation as our understanding and awareness of the debilitating sequelae of dizziness and vestibular impairments increases. This course aims to provide an overview of vestibular anatomy and introduce clinicians to the assessment and treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction resulting in activity limitations and participation restrictions.
The first 1000 days is a critical point of infant brain development. Targeted surveillance and follow up programs support the early identification of developmental vulnerability, sometimes prior to the overt onset of clinical symptoms. Early detection of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes, utilising gold standard clinical assessments (Novak 2017), enables infants and families to be fast-tracked to specific intervention and support services, providing a significant window of opportunity to optimise outcomes and promote development.
Little is known about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander construct of disability. This understanding has significant implications for how First Nations communities engage with child development and disability services, including screening and ‘intervention' programs. Cultural considerations, community collaboration and co-design, are imperative for implementing culturally safe and sensitive health care programs. The LEAP-CP project investigates the use of clinical assessments (Prechtl's Qualitative assessment of general movements, Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination, Rapid Neurodevelopmental assessment, ASQ-TRAK) to screen ‘at risk' Indigenous infants. Infants at high risk of CP and/or adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes will be eligible for the LEAP-CP intervention RCT, a peer-delivered, holistic program, culturally adapted specifically for First Nations infants and families.
Please note that this lecture is a face to face lecture only
This is a foundation course aimed at new graduates and relatively inexperienced Physiotherapists who have some clinical exposure to patients with varied pain conditions.
The aims of this course is to:
1. Understand the burden of pain throughout society
2. Develop a biopsychosocial model for the assessment and management of pain
3. Be able to understand the need for a person-centred approach to pain assessment and management
This course is also available as an entirely virtual delivery, to complete this course online please register below
Pain Level 1 – Part A