WA Branch Symposium 2016

The Symposium is a one day event commencing with breakfast at 8.am and finishing with refreshments and networking at 4.30-5pm. Local national groups have put together a comprehensive program covering the spectrum of physiotherapy which will be of interest to all physiotherapists.  The morning plenary session will commence with keynote speakers and the WA Branch Awards will be presented just prior to lunch.

Keynote speakers:
Prof Tony Wright, APAM: Implementing Simulation as a component of clinical education in Australian Physiotherapy Courses.
Dr Stephanie Davies, Pain Specialist: What’s the point? Twisting the lens for people in pain
Professor Leon Straker, John Curtin Distinguished Professor: Screen time across the life course-should this be a target for physiotherapy?

After lunch concurrent sessions will begin where you can choose your session and Janni Goss, APAM will engage everyone with 'Is laughter the best medicine?'  More information on concurrent sessions below, where you can also select your preference.

To complete your registration: Click 'Register Myself', then click the 'Add' button beside WA Branch Symposium, then select one session from each time slot for example 1.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm sessions. Also remember to select the refreshments box if you will be attending. 

For more information please contact the WA Branch: ph: 08 9389 9211, e: wa.branch@physiotherapy.asn.au

APA Member $340
APA Rural Member $300
APA Student Member $300
Non Member $540

Time:                                    8.00am - 5.00pm
21/05/2016 - 21/05/2016
Technology Park Function Centre
Hayman Road
Bentley, WA


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Once you have clicked the "Register Myself" button above please click this 'Add' button then select one from each time session below.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
21/05/2016 8:00 AM
Sporting and bone injuries - new approaches to management

Bone is a dynamic and active tissue dependent on muscle and tendon loading throughout the lifespan. Physical loading through adolescence can have a marked influence on long term bone health, however bone can be injured from change in physical load and following sporting injury. This presentation will update knowledge on bone adaptation, introduce new concepts on management of bone stress injury in the sporting population and highlight future directions in bone injury.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
21/05/2016 1:15 PM
Strength training for older people. We all know it's important - but what are the real benefits and how do we stay engaged?

Strength training also known as progressive resistance training benefits older people by improving function and also independence and well-being. However very few older people commence or continue to engage in exercise programs more broadly and strength training in particular. Older people themselves identify barriers and facilitators to engaging in exercise. This presentation will present current evidence for the benefits of strength training and summarise identified barriers and facilitators that older people identify to engaging in exercise, focusing on strength training. Some practical recommendations will be presented. Research that is currently being undertaken in Western Australia to identify barriers and facilitators to older people engaging in strength training will also be discussed

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
21/05/2016 1:15 PM
Determining best practice for intudated patients with community acquired pneumonia.

A national survey of clinical practice has explored the current practice of senior ICU physiotherapists and factors which influence treatment duration, frequency and need for respiratory physiotherapy intervention after hours for critically ill patients with CAP

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
21/05/2016 1:15 PM
Making sense of low back pain.

Review the latest knowledge regarding mechanisms underlying low back pain and individualised approaches to management

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
21/05/2016 2:30 PM
Post-operative pulmonary complications following major upper adbominal surgery: predicting, preventing and calculating the cost

Presentation of recent research findings (winner of the Jill Nosworthy Award for excellence in Cardiorespiratory Physio Research at the APA Conference this year):

- Results of Lung Infection Prevention Post Surgery Major Abdominal with Pre-Operative Physiotherapy (LIPPSMAck POP): large, multi-centre, bi-national RCT

- Hospital costs of respiratory complications

- Accurately predicting those who will, or who will not, get a respiratory complication following major abdominal surgery

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
21/05/2016 2:30 PM
Goal setting in rehabilitation - how, what and why?

Lynne es will present on the practicalities of goal setting, with a special focus in neurological rehabilitation.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
21/05/2016 2:30 PM
The dizzy debate

This session will look at the different approaches to a case study of dizziness. Alec from a vestibular point of view and Chris from the musculoskeletal perspective

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
21/05/2016 3:45 PM
The cost of reduced work productivity in young Australian workers - how can physiotherapy help?

The first part of this study will discuss findings from work productivity data in the West Australian pregnancy (Raine) Cohort Study. Work productivity data has been collected at 22, and use to make national estimates and compared to national workers compensation data. Then second part will discuss the role of physiotherapy in the area of work productivity, and the importance of optimising work productivity as a goal and using it as an outcome.

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
21/05/2016 3:45 PM
Headache and schizophrenia - is it a delusion?

Consider the impact of Cervicogenic, Tension Type and Migraine headaches on a person's day to day functioning. Consider the mechanisms behind these headache and how it informs the management strategies you implement for your patients - physical treatment, recommendations and/or referrals. Would this change if your patient had schizophrenia?
Associate Professor Joanne Connaughton has completed a doctoral study exploring the prevalence, characteristics, impact and current management of headaches experienced by people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Jo will present the findings of this research and the part physiotherapy can play in providing holistic care to the person with severe mental health problems

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
21/05/2016 3:45 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
21/05/2016 4:30 PM

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