APA Tasmania - Annual Forum tackles neck pain head on

28 May 2015

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) will present APA members and colleagues with a breadth of information on the management of neck pain covering clinical, workplace and medical speciality perspectives at the APA Tasmania - Annual Forum at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on Saturday 30 May 2015.

The forum provides a dual opportunity for APA members and colleagues to participate in a high-quality professional development program and network with fellow Tasmanian physiotherapists. To be officially opened by The Hon. Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Health, the forum also boasts an established speaker program including Dr Trudy Rebbeck, a leader in the clinical management and research of whiplash in Australia.

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, Dr Rebbeck will feature as the forum’s opening keynote speaker, sharing her expertise and findings on dealing with clients suffering whiplash.

APA National President Marcus Dripps said: “Neck pain can easily stem from injuries and postural problems, and is an important and frequent injury that, without the right treatment, can have a lasting effect on the body. This forum is an excellent opportunity to receive the latest information on neck pain for everyday work practice.”

The APA will also present an update on its Strategic Plan for 2015–2017, which aims to give members access to the highest quality knowledge, resources and research to keep their skills current and relevant.

“Our strategic plan provides the opportunity to create the next building block for the future of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. We are striving towards our vision of ensuring that the community recognises the benefit of physiotherapy across a broad range of topics,” said Dripps.

The APA Tasmania - Annual Forum will include an interactive panel session as well as trade exhibitors providing access to a range of products that may be useful in the management of neck pain.

The forum is supported by a grant from the Motor Accidents Insurance Board Injury Prevention and Management Foundation in recognition of the benefit of giving Tasmanian clinicians local access to high-quality professional development.

For further information or to register attendance, visit www.physiotherapy.asn.au/TasForum

About the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

The APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. It is a national organisation with state and territory branches and specialty subgroups. The APA represents more than 17,000 members who conduct more than 21 million consultations each year. To find a physiotherapist in your area, visit www.physiotherapy.asn.au/

For further information, or to speak with an expert physiotherapist, please contact:

Ruth Heenan, Australian Physiotherapy Association
T 03 9092 0813, 0416 565 332 E Ruth.Heenan@physiotherapy.asn.au
Pammy Kokoras, Undertow Media
T 03 9421 1317 or 0421 105 710 E Pammy@undertowmedia.com
Rachael Horan, Undertow Media
T 03 9421 1318 or 0426 631 316 E rachael@undertowmedia.com