Endometriosis affects so much more than the pelvis and pelvic organs.

Body tension, pain postures, inflammation and nerve sensitivity can all have far-reaching consequences. Endo can cause problems with the muscles, nerves, fascia and lymphatic drainage in the legs, back, ribs, shoulders and neck among other places.

Many courses present lots of knowledge but you leave unsure how to apply it. The Endo Enigma has taken a cutting-edge understanding of endometriosis, inflammation and pain science and combined it with traditional osteopathic principles and philosophy to develop a clinical reasoning framework you can easily apply to help people with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain in your clinical practice.

In this one-day course participants will gain an understanding of what endometriosis REALLY is and what causes it - debunking many current myths. You will learn an individualised assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endo and how it fits within the context of an interdisciplinary team.

The Endo Enigma has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols that you can use to make a significant impact on your patients’ lives including myofascial, lymphatic, visceral and other external manual techniques for pelvic pain, how lifestyle changes such as diet and breathing exercises can help, pre- and post-surgical support, and much more.

Learning Objectives

Course Details

The Endo Enigma course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. You’ll leave with a framework for developing an assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 7 hours CPD.

About the Presenters

Rebecca Malon and Sarah Dryburgh are both passionate about endometriosis and pelvic pain. They believe in taking a research-informed approach to enhance traditional osteopathic principles to provide the best osteopathic care.

Rebecca Malon is based on the Sunshine Coast and in clinic she primarily treats women's health issues focusing on pelvic pain, hormonal health, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. She graduated RMIT with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy in 2010 and completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) in 2019.

In addition to her clinical role Rebecca is a lecturer and Curriculum Facilitator in the Myotherapy Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health and is the Queensland practitioner member for the Osteopathy Board of Australia. She has been a contributor to multiple women’s health and endometriosis panels including presenting for University of Melbourne, Hypnobirthing Australia and QENDO

See Rebecca’s full bio here.

Sarah Dryburgh has treated hundreds of people with endometriosis and pelvic pain since completing her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Master of Osteopathy with honours in 2011.

She has also completed additional studies in breathing through the BradCliff Method, women's health issues (particularly around chronic pelvic pain), pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and extensive additional training in the neurobiology of pain, which is useful for many conditions. She also has a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine through the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Sarah has been a frequent guest presenter on various women’s health panels, she was the osteopathic representative for the Future Health Leaders Forum and also created and ran a Women’s Health Symposium in Brisbane 2019.

See Sarah’s full bio here.

Endometriosis affects so much more than the pelvis and pelvic organs.

Body tension, pain postures, inflammation and nerve sensitivity can all have far-reaching consequences. Endo can cause problems with the muscles, nerves, fascia and lymphatic drainage in the legs, back, ribs, shoulders and neck among other places.

Many courses present lots of knowledge but you leave unsure how to apply it. The Endo Enigma has taken a cutting-edge understanding of endometriosis, inflammation and pain science and combined it with traditional osteopathic principles and philosophy to develop a clinical reasoning framework you can easily apply to help people with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain in your clinical practice.

In this one-day course participants will gain an understanding of what endometriosis REALLY is and what causes it - debunking many current myths. You will learn an individualised assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endo and how it fits within the context of an interdisciplinary team.

The Endo Enigma has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols that you can use to make a significant impact on your patients’ lives including myofascial, lymphatic, visceral and other external manual techniques for pelvic pain, how lifestyle changes such as diet and breathing exercises can help, pre- and post-surgical support, and much more.

Learning Objectives

Course Details

The Endo Enigma course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. You’ll leave with a framework for developing an assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 7 hours CPD.

About the Presenters

Rebecca Malon and Sarah Dryburgh are both passionate about endometriosis and pelvic pain. They believe in taking a research-informed approach to enhance traditional osteopathic principles to provide the best osteopathic care.

Rebecca Malon is based on the Sunshine Coast and in clinic she primarily treats women's health issues focusing on pelvic pain, hormonal health, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. She graduated RMIT with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy in 2010 and completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) in 2019.

In addition to her clinical role Rebecca is a lecturer and Curriculum Facilitator in the Myotherapy Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health and is the Queensland practitioner member for the Osteopathy Board of Australia. She has been a contributor to multiple women’s health and endometriosis panels including presenting for University of Melbourne, Hypnobirthing Australia and QENDO

See Rebecca’s full bio here.

Sarah Dryburgh has treated hundreds of people with endometriosis and pelvic pain since completing her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Master of Osteopathy with honours in 2011.

She has also completed additional studies in breathing through the BradCliff Method, women's health issues (particularly around chronic pelvic pain), pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and extensive additional training in the neurobiology of pain, which is useful for many conditions. She also has a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine through the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Sarah has been a frequent guest presenter on various women’s health panels, she was the osteopathic representative for the Future Health Leaders Forum and also created and ran a Women’s Health Symposium in Brisbane 2019.

See Sarah’s full bio here.

Pelvic pain is a common, yet challenging area of practice. The contributing factors can be multiple and the presentation a complex puzzle. Patients are often embarrassed to speak about their symptoms. Allied health have a unique opportunity to spend more time with the patient to develop the rapport and trust required for this intimate area.

In this course you will review the embryology, anatomy, physiology and common presentations of the pelvic region to help unravel the pelvic pain puzzle for your patients.

Learn about the normal function of the female pelvis and organs and how dysfunction presents clinically. Conditions covered include pudendal neuralgia and visceral pain such as dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.

Liz Howard has been practicing as an osteopath and pain educator for over 20 years including at the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia since 2013. She has taught at multiple Australian universities and presented allied health CPD extensively in Australia, New Zealand and most recently in Ireland and Sweden.

The Pelvic Pain Puzzle follows on from Liz's popular Pain & Pregnancy course and will cover;

This course has a strong practical focus and includes appropriate manual therapy techniques that you can use with confidence in your practice. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated. The Pelvic Pain Puzzle is an excellent continuation for those who have attended Liz’s Pain & Pregnancy course. Pelvic girdle pain will be reviewed but not addressed in depth.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

After Breast Cancer

Attendees can choose to register for Amanda Hannaford's After Breast Cancer course which is running on same weekend to recieve 10% off both. Select the Pelvic + After Breast Cancer ticket option.

Course Details

The Pelvic Pain Puzzle course is aplicable to allied health manual therapy practitioners. It includes practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It includes morning and afternoon tea, printed course notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

This course follows Liz Howard’s popular Pain & Pregnancy course which teaches practitioners to effectively help women during pregnancy (pelvic girdle pain etc), prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. Completion of Pain & Pregnancy is highly recommended for registration in the Pelvic Pain Puzzle

Feedback

I thought the course was fantastic! Incredibly well presented, very concise and interactive, and left me feeling confident and enthusiastic about applying it to my practice.

Jane Edmondson

Liz is an inspiring and engaging presenter, she shares extensive clinical knowledge of pelvic and perineal pain by way of case studies and current evidence-based practice protocols. Liz relates current clinical application models for chronic pain seamlessly with familiar osteopathic principles. This course has helped me to develop my confidence in diagnosing and treating patients with pelvic and perineal pain in a way that is immediately transferable to my every day practice.

Bimbi Joy

Loved that it was not too overwhelming and built on lots of techniques we have all learnt! Best course I've been to in a while.

Rebecca Brugman

I especially liked the practical techniques/assessment and exercises that we learnt and, it was very nicely presented I found it easy to be engaged but not intimidating at all!

Jacqueline Green

COVID Protocols

For the this event to proceed in the current COVID environment attendees will be required to comply with the following:

If this event is forced to be cancelled or postponed attendees will be offered a full refund.

After Breast Cancer: an osteopathic approach

1 in 8 women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Thankfully the 5-year survuval rate is over 90%, however as they try to move forward with their lives, they continue to deal with the long-term side effects of their treatment journey.

This treatment commonly results in significant scarring, adhesions, fibrous tissue, hard and lumpy breasts, rippled or contracted breast implants and even chronic pain. Current management is focused on exercise prescription or self-massage advice leaving a significant gap in the post-treatment care of breast cancer patients which osteopathy is well placed to help fill.

This one-day course will expand your understanding of breast cancer classification, diagnosis and treatments. You will gain an understanding of how common side effects develop based on the current research, and how to apply an osteopathic approach to help provide relief.

Course participants will leave with an understanding of the different types of breast cancer, the medical treatment these patients undertake and the impact of each of these forms of treatment on the tissues of the body. The course will explain the primary side effects these women experience and provide an osteopathic approach to caring for them during their recovery.

After Breast Cancer has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols that you can use to make a significant impact on your patients’ lives by relieving discomfort, changing distorted breasts to look and feel ‘normal’, and allowing patients to feel comfortable in their bodies again. Many of the techniques learned can be applied to and post-surgical scar.

Learning Outcomes

Theory Component

Practical Component

The Pelvic Pain Puzzle

Attendees can choose to register for Liz Howard's Pelvic Pain Puzzle course which is running on same weekend to recieve 10% off both. Select the Breast + Pelvic Pain Puzzle ticket option.

Course Details

This course is currently only open to registered osteopaths.

Participants will practice on each other. Please bring a thin, cotton singlet for this purpose as bras will need to be removed. Breast techniques will be undertaken only with consent and with all due sensitivity. Any direct palpation will occur underneath draping to protect the modesty of our participants.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4:30PM with arund an 1 hour of pre-learning videos. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 8 hours CPD.

About the Presenter

Amanda Hannaford is an experienced osteopath who works exclusively with breast cancer patients.  She currently practices as part of the interdisciplinary team at the Northern Beaches Breast Clinic and is the founder and director of Restore Health & Wellness in St Leonards, Sydney. She will also be joining the Mater Hospital’s Centre For Wellbeing in 2022.

Amanda’s patients are referred by Oncology Breast Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and McGrath Breast Care Nurses.  She is enthusiastic about the future of osteopathy in this field and has developed her After Breast Cancer CPD course to encourage other osteopaths to feel comfortable to care for these patients in their own practices.

Amanda has been practicing in Sydney for 20 years and has been an osteopathic university lecturer and a registration board examiner.

Find out more about Amanda Hannaford’s experience here.

Feedback

As an osteopath and someone with a lived experience of breast cancer, I am so pleased that this course was created. I think osteopaths/manual therapists have so much to offer these patients.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in working with patients with a history of breast cancer.

Reena Murray

The course was fantastic. Amanda has done a beautiful job in collating relevant information and giving a well rounded approach to breast care. She was so generous with her resources, her experience and equipping us with skills to be able to make a difference for breast cancer and breast augmentation patients.

Chrissy Weston

COVID Protocols

For the this event to proceed in the current COVID environment attendees will be required to comply with the following:

If this event is forced to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID attendees will be offered a full refund.

Cervicogenic Dizziness

Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of dizziness and associated neck pain. Although there have been advancements in regards of clinical tests, CGD remains a challenging diagnosis of exclusion. Especially given that dizziness and neck pain are common symptoms with complex and multifactorial etiologies.

It can be difficult for healthcare professionals to differentiate CGD from other vestibular, medical, and vascular disorders that cause dizziness. It requires a high level of skill and a thorough understanding of the proper tests and measures to accurately rule in or out competing diagnoses.

Learning Outcomes

Course Details

Cervicogenic Dizziness is a 1-day CPD workshop suited to osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic which includes theoretical and practical components. A rudimentary understanding of vestibular conditions is encouraged but not a prerequisite to attend.

The course will run from 9AM to 5PM and places are limited to 24 attendees. Morning and afternoon tea are provided. E-notes will be made available for you to print if you require as well as an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

Presenter

Rudi is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU) as well as extensive CPD and at conference presentations. Rudi’s special interest is in the field of neuroscience, especially the vestibular and balance system, where he has devoted hundreds of hours study, and has obtained a ‘Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation’. He is the founder of Life Quality & Health in Murwillumbah.

Dizziness: Beyond BPPV

Dizziness is a common, yet challenging area of practice. Although Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of vertigo or dizziness, there are other causes of dizziness you may encounter in your practice such as Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere's Disease, Persistent Postural Perceptive Dizziness, Vestibular Migraine, or serious central conditions. This course will briefly revisit BPPV in the context of differential diagnoses.

You will learn the pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology including the concept of ‘Vestibular Compensation’, and acquire the skills to perform the relevant oculomotor, cerebellar and HINTS+ examination for the purpose of diagnosing the above conditions and ruling out ‘red flags’.

Learning Outcomes

Course Details

Dizziness: Beyond BPPV is a 2-day CPD workshop suited to osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors which includes theoretical and practical components. A rudimentary understanding of vestibular conditions is favourable but not essential to attend the seminar.

The course will run from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday and places are limited to 24 attendees. Morning and afternoon tea are provided. E-notes will be made available for you to print if you require as well as an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 12 hours CPD

Presenter

Rudi is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU) as well as extensive CPD and at conference presentations. Rudi’s special interest is in the field of neuroscience, especially the vestibular and balance system, where he has devoted hundreds of hours study, and has obtained a ‘Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation’. He is the founder of Life Quality & Health in Murwillumbah.

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