This course aims to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to physiotherapy assessment and treatment of common conditions of older people. It takes an indepth look at the ageing process, chronic disease management, pharmacology and pain management, delirium, dementia and depression, falls and balance, strategies to optimise physical function and use of outcome measures. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.
The aim of this course is to update and improve the knowledge and skills of participants in best practice physiotherapy management of patients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory impairments within acute, subacute and ambulatory / community settings. The intent is to build on previous entry level practitioner knowledge and expectations, and to assist with the ongoing development of skills and competence of the participants within the cardiorespiratory specialty area. At the completion of this course and in combination with course notes, readings and self-directed learning endeavours, participants should be able to demonstrate more advanced clinical reasoning skills in identifying and resolving cardiorespiratory problems. Attendees will have participated with the following sessions and will have an understanding of the physiotherapy problems related to the assessment and management of patients from a cardiorespiratory perspective. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
APA has partnered with ASCA to provide the Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coaching Course, specifically adapted for sports physiotherapists. The ASCA coaching programs are registered with the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), which is administered by the Australian Sports Commission and is recognised as an industry leader via international affiliates across the globe. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to understand, apply and design programs including basic training principles and variables to physically prepare beginner level athletes to improve their sports performance. This adapted course will be conducted over one full day and is only available to SPA members. Participants must attend the full 1 day course, and required further practical supervision post-course (30 hours) with an ASCA coach, to gain accreditation.
Register online www.strengthandconditioning.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This introductory course aims to enhance the clinical skills of physiotherapists in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It presents current concepts of the syndrome including pain mechanisms and resultant pathokinematics and reviews the validated classification system of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and its subsets. The theoretical knowledge supports the evidence that underpins the rationale for the clinical tests used in differential diagnosis and facilitates an integrated and critical approach to management of the related structures. The practical component of the course assists participants to develop analytical skills and to apply appropriate examination and treatment techniques. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions of the TMD subsets and on how it directs evidence-based practice.
An opportunity to bring a 5 minute case study for discussion/idea sharing.
A chance for pelvic health physio's who normally work alone to problem solve together.
Please note: This event is only open to members of the Women's, Men's and Pelvic Heath national group.