What are you needling? Anatomy exposed.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentrePresenter: Doug Cary
Breathlessness and pain: exploring complex symptoms in chronic respiratory disease
Pain and breathlessness are common symptoms in people with chronic respiratory conditions. When persistent, these sensations share similarities in neural processing, underlying contributing factors and therapeutic options. The complexity of pain and breathlessness is highlighted by the inconsistency between symptom intensity and the degree of tissue damage or physiological impairment. Both sensations can lead to maladaptive thinking and behaviours that result in reduced physical activity and social isolation and negatively impact on the quality of life, health service usage and disease trajectory. This breakfast session presents current thinking regarding mechanisms underpinning these adverse sensations and explores possibilities for assessment and management.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreAssociate Professor Marie Williams, Dr Annemarie Lee
Building mental fitness in tertiary students…fit bodies, fit minds
There’s a lot of focus in education and professional life on resilience and mental health but what about maintaining mental fitness? Mental fitness is the ability to meet the psychological demands of life. It isn’t just one domain but includes knowledge and performance across domains such as emotional intelligence, cognitive ability, social skills, self-care and habit formation. Understanding mental fitness––what it is, how to build it, why you might build it––is a pet project of mine and in this presentation, I will talk about what I’ve learned in the context of helping university students build their mental fitness.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreDr Gareth Furber
Residential aged care and physiotherapy approaches
This panelled presentation and discussion will provide attendees with up to date information on changes to aged care funding, legislation and service design and APA advocacy in this space.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreRik Dawson, Vanessa Jessup, Scott Lynch
Navigating the NDIS maze for adults with neurological disability
The NDIS aims to provide all Australians under the age of 65, who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. However, working with eligible adults with neurological disabilities to provide effective services has proven challenging––with difficulties navigating systems and processes reported by both NDIS clients and physiotherapy service providers.
This breakfast presentation aims to provide, through the use of case studies and facilitated discussion, examples of effective service delivery for adults with neurological disabilities to assist participants ‘navigate the NDIS maze’ for their clients.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreKerry Evans
Psychosocial risk factors and safety culture
Location: Adelaide Convention CentrePeter Pollnitz
Using technology as a clinical tool in your practice with paediatric clients?
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreDr Bouwien Smits-Englesman, other presenters TBC
On two wheels
A breakfast catch up for all sports physiotherapists…an essential and an informal look behind the scenes of the major world class Tour Down Under Cycling Event. The ups downs and organisational network of interdisciplinary sports medicine
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreDaniel Clark, Dr Mark Fischer
Gait and continence in the high functioning older woman
Chantale Dumoulin has investigated the gait patterns of continent and incontinent women over the age of 65, and the changes that can occur when mobilising with an urgent need to void that place them at greater risk of falls. The results of a pilot study (which measured lower limb strength, balance and mobility) suggest that high-functioning older women with UUI or MUI have balance and mobility impairments. These findings highlight the importance of increasing awareness in gerontological and orthopaedic physiotherapists in order to identify and provide appropriate balance training for this population group.
Location: Adelaide Convention CentreChantale Dumoulin