A not-to-be-missed full day virtual symposium for experienced physiotherapists.
This event will be hosted online via zoom with links and further information being distributed to registrants at a later date.
Note: MACP and FACP's are entitled to a registration discount. An email with a special discount code has been sent.
Human athletic performance optimisation is a complex process that demands the integration of multiple disciplines to address a broad range of capabilities necessary for success. This includes medical practitioners, physiotherapists, sports psychologists, biomechanists, S&C staff, dieticians, coaches and obviously the athlete themselves.
This symposium will explore many pertinent performance factors from a range of experts, furthering the understanding of the complexity of the role of the physiotherapist in this environment.
Snapshot of the presenters and topics:
All physiotherapists on the program with the post nominal ‘FACP' are Fellows of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and are Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Professor Craig Purdam, FACP, who was the Clinical manager of Physical Therapies at the Australian Institute of Sport for 35 years, will explore the elements and professional roles of the high-performance athlete support team.
Dr Adam Castricum who was the chief medical officer for the Australian track and field team at the London and Rio Olympics, in addition to his role at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and Hawthorn Football Club, will discuss the medical considerations for high performance athlete.
Dr Jill Leckey will explore “Riding the nutritional tightrope on the road to Gold” discussing evidence-based nutrition support to maximise training and competition requirements, to optimise performance. Jill is the performance nutritionist for the Australian Cycling Team.
Trish Wisbey Roth, FACP was the head physiotherapist for the Australian Women's cycling team for 10 years attending Olympic, World Championships and Commonwealth games. She will present “Rehab in the time of COVID- from hip fracture to cycling success.”
Matt Lancaster, FACP was a physiotherapist for The Australian Track and Field team over 3 Olympic cycles. He has extensive experience rehabilitating running, lower limb and general sporting injuries. Matt's case study will explore an elite pole-vaulting athlete case.
Alison Low, FACP will present an interesting case example, following the rehabilitation pathway of an elite runner with a complex calf tear. Alison Low has worked for Athletics Australia for many years and has been a team physiotherapist at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games and World Championships, Western Australian Institute of Sport and currently at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Dr Jonah Oliver, Sports Psychologist, will present contemporary sports psychology paradigms and the disruptors and assistors of psychological flexibility in the elite athlete, to facilitate peak athletic performance. Dr Oliver is one of Australia's leading performance psychologists with over 20 years of experience working in high performance including Olympic teams, AFL, VFL, NRL, professional soccer teams, Tennis Australia, the Pro Golf tour, professional car racing teams, in addition to multinational corporations.
Panel discussion: An elite athlete presents with a potentially career ending condition. The panel will explore the professional roles of the multi-disciplinary support team for the athlete, which eventually led to their continued international level participation and success in their chosen sport.
• Keren Faulkner, FACP
• Dr Andrea Mosler, FACP
• Dr Adam Castricum
Keren Faukner currently works for Cycling Australia's para-cycling program. Keren has supported Australian teams at 2 Olympic games, 3 Paralympic games and 3 Commonwealth games working with cycling, gymnastics and Paralympics programs.
Dr Andrea Mosler worked as a clinician at the Australian Institute of Sport and at Aspetar Sports Medicine. She has worked with high performance athletes across many sports including water polo and gymnastics and attended the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic games as an Australian Team Physiotherapist. She is currently a NHMRC Research Fellow at La Trobe University investigating hip and groin pain.
Dr Rod Whitely, FACP, is the current Assistant Director of Clinical Projects and Quality at Aspetar Sports Medicine in Doha, Qatar. Rod has worked with a number of professional teams and individuals in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Baseball, Football, Squash and Athletics. He will discuss why we should be sharing clinical data to get better outcomes for our high-performance athletes.
Two registrars of the College will present case studies as part of the Specialisation training program requirements:
Ryan Carroll, APAM will present the use of outcome measures following a lateral ligament ankle sprain and
Clare Walsh, APAM will present a case report on improving psychological aspects for an adolescent following an ACL injury.
This symposium is proudly presented by the Australian College of Physiotherapists and Physio Educators.
It is not often a PD opportunity like this comes around, so register today and spread the word!
Men's Health Physiotherapy has developed significantly over the past decade. This lecture will cover the latest understanding of Men's Health Physiotherapy and its integration within a public hospital. Specific topics include prostatectomy rehab, exercise for ADT patient's, prostate radiation rehab, incontinence in Cystic Fibrosis patients and general incontinence treatment.
Please note: This is a live webinar. Login instructions including link details will be sent to registrants on the day of the event. If login instructions are not received by midday on the day of the lecture to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
A new regulatory framework for custom-made medical devices and 3D printing commenced on 25 February 2021.
What does this mean for allied health care professionals?
Join this presentation and hear about the regulatory changes from Rebecca Bateson of the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Rebecca will be providing:
- The background around the regulatory environment for medical devices
- An overview of the changes
- Specific examples demonstrating the impact of the new framework
- Information about the deadlines and transition periods for impacted devices
- Next steps for impacted stakeholders
Executive staff members from Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Dan Miles, Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA), Samantha Hunter and Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA), Wendy Rowland, will also be part of the webinar and will help to facilitate the session with the TGA to help two way communication for the changes. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Preparation for the webinar
In order to get the most out of the session, it is recommended that all participants read through:
• The overview of the framework on the TGA's website; and
• Answers to frequently asked questions
If there are some examples that would be useful to raise at the session, please feel free to email them to email@example.com or raise them at the webinar.
**This course is now full. To be placed on the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org**
As recommended by APA Guidelines for Physiotherapists working in and/or managing hydrotherapy pools, all aquatic professionals must have a sound knowledge of, and be competent in, the use of emergency procedures including rescue techniques for special populations, and CPR skills.
Please join presenter Fiona Winchester for a collaborative approach in managing a very challenging case of 'laminitis'.
Please note: This is a live webinar. Login instructions including link details will be sent to registrants on the day of the event. If login instructions are not received by midday on the day of the lecture, contact us on email@example.com.
This lecture will commence at :
VIC, TAS, NSW, ACT – 8.00pm
SA – 7.30pm
NT – 7.30pm
QLD - 8.00pm
WA - 6.00pm