It is well known that virtual care, including telehealth, offers patients and clinicians many benefits including improved access to services, increased timeliness of services provided, increase geographical range of services that are able to be provided. There is also good evidence for a range of clinical interventions and service delivery models in allied health which provides direction as to face to face services that are suitable to adapt to the online environment. Despite this, implementation and sustainability of virtual care service models as usual care remains challenging. This lecture will provide guidance as to how services may be transitioned successfully to virtual care, and introduce evidence based implementation science frameworks that may support implementation and increase the likelihood of sustainability.
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Individuals experiencing persistent pain are two to three times more likely to die by suicide then the general population. With these statistics, suicide prevention is everybody's business. Despite this, physiotherapists often report a lack of confidence when working with clients in distress. This lecture is intended to provoke thought and discussion about a challenging and sometimes stigmatised topic, identify some of the commonly reported barriers for physiotherapists working in this space, and suggest introductory strategies or further resources that clinicians can use to develop their confidence and understanding.
Join Jane Rooney, FACP, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009) during a masterclass observation session in assessing and treating a live patient with a complex knee condition.
Participants will undertake a clinical reasoning form during the examination; participate in a Q&A session; and explore Jane Rooney's experienced clinical reasoning process, including differential diagnosis, treatment plans and prognosis.
This hour and half seminar is ideal for physiotherapists undertaking the APA Specialist or Titling training pathway, or physiotherapists wanting to improve their clinical reasoning and patient examination skills.
Physiotherapists are increasingly using dry needling for pain management and thereby improving function in conjunction with other physiotherapy approaches. This structured course meets the national APA and AHPRA recommendations for physiotherapists to practice dry needling safely for musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.
The sound knowledge of indications and contraindications for dry needling requires appropriate assessment and treatment skills. This course is designed to provide physiotherapists an opportunity to improve knowledge and skills of dry needling, and make them aware of guidelines for safe dry needling practices in a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
The Dry Needling Physiotherapy Level 1 course consists of two separate parts:
A visual representation of the structure of this course can be found in this diagram.
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.