Breakfast program

Friday 18/10/19

07:00 am - 08:15 am
What are you needling? Anatomy exposed.

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Presenter: Doug Cary
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Associate Professor Marie Williams, Dr Annemarie Lee
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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.

Kerry Evans
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Dr Gareth Furber
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Rik Dawson, Vanessa Jessup, Scott Lynch
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Kerry Evans
07:00 am - 08:15 am
Psychosocial risk factors and safety culture

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Peter Pollnitz
07:00 am - 08:15 am
Ongoing assessment of a child with persisting pain – who, what and how: a multidisciplinary perspective

Providing physiotherapy management of a child with persisting pain brings unique challenges. Children may not always provide clear information, and parental engagement in treatment can vary. While multidisciplinary input from a dedicated pain team is considered best clinical practice, ongoing daily management often falls to individual physiotherapists. Developing a successful therapeutic relationship with a family often requires physiotherapists to step outside their core skills and provide psychological and family support. This breakfast session will present an overview of current literature, and clinical recommendations for physiotherapists to implement including novel methods for assessing children in pain and harnessing useful engagement with parents.

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Associate Professor Verity Pacey, Dr Vance Locke
07:00 am - 08:15 am
Ongoing assessment of a child with persisting pain – who, what and how: a multidisciplinary perspective

Providing physiotherapy management of a child with persisting pain brings unique challenges. Children may not always provide clear information, and parental engagement in treatment can vary. While multidisciplinary input from a dedicated pain team is considered best clinical practice, ongoing daily management often falls to individual physiotherapists. Developing a successful therapeutic relationship with a family often requires physiotherapists to step outside their core skills and provide psychological and family support. This breakfast session will present an overview of current literature, and clinical recommendations for physiotherapists to implement including novel methods for assessing children in pain and harnessing useful engagement with parents.

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR VERITY PACEY, DR VANCE LOCKE
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Daniel Clark, Dr Mark Fischer
07:00 am - 08:15 am
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 Centre

Chantale Dumoulin