Physiotherapists are involved in the care of people from all walks of life. One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some stage in their life plus comorbid mental health problems are common amongst people who access physiotherapy services including but not limited to those experiencing chronic pain, chronic physical illness, multiple pain areas or following a traumatic event. In Australia, approximately one in five adults will experience mental illness in any given year and physiotherapists and other health care professionals can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing a mental illnessor a mental health problem.
Lack of knowledge and stigmatising attitudes about mental illness may prevent people from seeking help or providing appropriate support because they do not know how. Stigmatised attitudes and lack of knowledge about mental health conditions are not limited to the general public and can impact on healthcare workers interactions with patients. Stigmatising attitudes can reinforce disempowerment, loss of self-belief and a sense of shame in the person with comorbid mental health problems.
It has been suggested that training of healthcare workers in mental health literacy is essential to ensure appropriate support and referrals are made for people with mental illness. This MHFA course will improve mental health literacy of physiotherapists.
The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1 course provides an exciting opportunity to open new doors for Physiotherapists. In the past seven years since this course has been running, over 85% of participants have rated the course highly and worth the investment. This is a chance to broaden your perspective and possibilities into a growing area where Physiotherapists use their skills to promote wellbeing, help prevent injuries as well as more effectively manage them once they occur.
This is an interactive course covering 10 modules, including professional performance standards, the role of the occupational health physiotherapist, workplace legislation relevant to OHP, the risk management approach to injury prevention, basic worksite assessment, ergonomic workstation assessments, workplace safety systems and safety culture, injury management and professional communication.
The approach taken in this course is Facilitative Training, featuring high levels of interactive discussion, case studies and practical work based on videos and workstation assessments, as available at the training venues.
Practical Skills you can apply immediately!
You've probably seen many clients with pelvic and low back pain. Wouldn't you love to understand the 3D biomechanics of this region, and how to effectively make a differential diagnosis? This course will show you how. You'll also cover treatment plans over the short, medium and long-term.
Join us for a 2-day course including 3D anatomy, biomechanics and assessment of the pelvic complex and lumbar spine. The two days will be filled with takeaway concepts and techniques to use immediately. This course offers the busy clinician the opportunity to see the latest in effective manual therapy and taping treatment for SIJ and lumbar spine problems specific for dysfunction, with a clear differential diagnostic algorithm. Learn to optimise 3D biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar spine through effective differential diagnosis, assessment and management, taught by Trish Wisbey-Roth
This lecture on self-management focused balance and mobility training for people with Multiple Sclerosis will review specific exercise principles for falls prevention in this client group delivered via face to face circuit training with rapid transition into Telerehab during COVID-19. Based on a series of research projects led by Emeritus Professor Sheila Lennon in collaboration with Flinders Master of Physiotherapy alumni, this Falls Prevention Program is offered by the MS Society of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
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Tom and Jane will discuss all things job interviews for those applying to private practice and hospital physiotherapy jobs.
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