This course is designed for physiotherapists working with dancers to ensure best practice assessment, diagnosis and management of dance-related foot and ankle injuries. The course ensures you have access to the latest developments in the field of dance medicine both locally and internationally.
There is a large practical component to the course, and you will take away realistic and useful techniques for immediate application in your clinic.
This course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton, who has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 40 peer reviewed publications. He teaches courses in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia. Clinically, Christian specialises in the management of persistent and challenging knee and running related injuries, working with a range of elite athletes and in conjunction with many of Melbourne's leading orthopaedic specialists. This vital clinical insight ensure you will take away immediately clinically applicable skills.
In this course, Christian will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage biomechanical deficits in injured runners. The course explores ideal lower limb biomechanics, provides an overview of how common biomechanical faults link to injury, and how to identify and address them in the clinic. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining, exercise, footwear and other adjunctive interventions are explored in relation to both injury and performance.
This course will assist in understanding of the spectrum of respiratory illnesses in childhood and their impact on future health outcomes has advanced in the past decade. Previously accepted definitions of diagnoses and the associated physiotherapy clinical reasoning has been challenged as more sensitive diagnostic tools have become available.
Some studies report female sexual dysfunction involving sexual pain affecting from 3-46% of the female population. The pain can affect women's sense of self and have an impact psychologically, financially and affects relationships. Thus female sexual pain requires appropriate biopsychosocial assessment and management.
The course will have at least 50% of the content underpinned by research to support the terminology, assessment protocols and treatment options. The focus of the course is to enable the participants to understand common types of female sexual pain. In order to do identify common types of female sexual pain definitions will be summarised.
There will be a focus on safe external and internal assessment (vaginal and rectal examination experience essential) which will require active participation from the course attendees.
Physiotherapists working in aged care frequently have to manage people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. This course will improve skills relevant to the assessment and treatment of these disorders. It will cover recent research findings, new medication and other changes in PD management e.g. surgery and their implications for physiotherapy practice.