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October promises a day (and night) for all members
Katrina Williams, FACP, QLD Branch President
We often hear feedback from our regional and rural members that it’s extremely difficult to attend evening lectures that they see advertised. We have taken this feedback on board and have planned
a multi-lecture day
on Saturday 8 October, to coincide with the 17th
Queensland Branch Professional Excellence Awards and Member Dinner
happening that evening.
We hope that this bumper day of professional development will give regional members a great excuse to join their metropolitan colleagues at these highlight events on the Queensland physiotherapy calendar.
Currently, the multi-lecture day program includes several renowned researchers, including Professor
, FACP, presenting on whiplash and APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Dr Leanne Bisset
, who will discuss her findings relating to tennis elbow. We have also secured presenters to give updates on Parkinson’s disease, concussion and resistance training for bone health.
The Member Dinner and awards presentation in the evening are an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding contributions that our colleagues have made to the physiotherapy profession and to celebrate a successful year with friends and colleagues.The evening will include a two-course dinner with drinks.
The multi-lecture day will be held at the APA Office at Eight Mile Plains, while the evening dinner and awards ceremony will be held at a function centre quite close to the office.
For regional members, there are several accommodation options near the APA office. Please contact our office
or phone (07 3199 9604) for more information on these accommodation options.
You can register for either event by visiting the
APA events page
Mobilisation and exercise for tennis elbow
(audio) - Anne Moseley, Leanne Bisset, Bill Vicenzino
Physiotherapy management of whiplash associated disorders
Journal of Physiotherapy
Nominations for QLD Branch Awards open
Do you know a physiotherapist colleague deserving of recognition? Nominate them for an award before 26 August.
WHO-WPRO gathers in Brisbane
The World Health Organization Western Pacific Region held its 68th meeting in Brisbane, and Katrina Williams, FACP, was invited to observe.
Physios weigh-in on the workers' compensation system
APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist Matthew Forner and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist David Brentnall presented at the 19th Annual National Workers' Compensation Summit in Sydney. Matthew and David advocated strongly for physiotherapy
Hearing for balance: have your say
The Australian Government recently launched its Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia, and is calling for opinions and proposals.