Pain & Pregnancy

Pain & Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as pudendal neuralgia.

Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis. In this course, you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.

Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Prof Thierry Vancaillie.

Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assessment protocols for common complaints during pregnancy
  • Treatment protocol for pelvic girdle pain for pregnancy and post-partum
  • Treatment principles for pelvic neuralgias
  • Principles of post-partum care, including pelvic health, caesarean care, breastfeeding ergonomics
  • Birth plan support with a focus on long-term maternal and child health
  • Update on the controversial pelvic mesh complications and how to help support these women

Pain & Pregnancy Course Details

The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

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

ACA course code: Y18-041

Feedback

Organisation and venue was great which left participants comfortable to concentrate on the excellent delivery of very helpful and relevant information and instruction. Well done everyone involved and a big thank you to Liz for so generously sharing her skill and expertise.

Gopi McLeod

This was hands down one of the best courses I have attended! The balance of updated info, the course structure and the hands on practice was brilliant. I especially enjoyed that you tailored the course to the attendees and the one day course structure so that I don't feel burned out on the weekend and it didn’t impact work as much as a two day course may have. Thank you very much to all of the tutors and Liz for your guidance and support.

Casey Beaumont

Clear instruction, straight to the point, no wasting time.

Leonardo Viola

Shoulder pain (including impingement) can be one of the most difficult presentations a therapist will see. The presentation can be complex to understand, frustratingly slow to improve and limit the patient’s quality of life considerably. If you find shoulders tricky to treat then this is the course for you.

Shoulder Impingement anatomy. CPD for Chiropractic, Osteopathy and PhysiotherapyShoulder complaints are the third most common musculoskeletal reason to present to a general practitioner for pain relief[1] with at least half of these persisting beyond 12 months[2]. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is the most common cause of shoulder pain[3] and a recent systematic review of interventional treatment for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome concluded the effectiveness of surgical or conservative therapies targeting the shoulder joint are limited.[4]

In 2016 Don Hunter completed a case-control study as a part of a Master of Research, and recently completed a random control trial as a part of his PhD (University of Newcastle), establishing a relationship between inefficient thoracic posture and impingement syndrome. Don has translated his findings into an evidence-based, clinically applicable treatment model that you will be able to utilise immediately and confidently in your clinic.

Shoulder Impingement: A Postural Model will review the normal anatomy and function of the shoulder complex as well as the pathophysiology of SIS, then explore the most common differential diagnoses and their key clinical signs and symptoms. Don will demonstrate the latest clinical testing for SIS and describe why thoracic posture is so important in addressing SIS and other upper limb conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Revise the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex and how this relates to pain presentations
  • Update your understanding of shoulder pain based on the latest medical literature including the main contributors to impingement and why a whole-body treatment approach can help your patient's recovery
  • Confidently diagnose impingement syndrome using an evidence-based clinical examination of the shoulder complex
  • Apply an evidenced-based treatment model confidently in clinical practice, including manual techniques utilised as a part of the Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) Don recently completed at Newcastle University
  • Confidently apply treatment principles to address other upper limb conditions such as tennis elbow or wrist pain

Shoulder Impingement: a Postural Model Course Details

Shoulder Impingement: A Postural Model is suitable for Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic practitioners. There will be a strong emphasis on practical sessions that you will be able to use with confidence in your practice immediately.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, printed notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

References

[1] Greving K, Dorrestijn O, Winters JC, et al. Incidence, prevalence, and consultation rates of shoulder complaints in general practice. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 2012;41(2):150-155.

[2] Van der Heijden GJMG. Shoulder disorders: a state-of-the-art review. Bailliere's Clinical Rheumatology. 1999;13(2):287-309.

[3] Mayerhoefer ME, Breitenseher MJ, Wurnig C, Roposch A. Shoulder impingement: relationship of clinical symptoms and imaging criteria. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2009;19(2):83-89.

[4] Saltychev M, Aarima V, Virolainen P, Laimi K. Conservative treatment or surgery for shoulder impingement: systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2015;37(1):1-8.

BPPV & Dizziness

Woman in London suffering from BPPV related dizziness. This excellent Osteopathy CPD course will help you help your patients'Dizziness' is a common complaint encountered by health practitioners in their practice. One third of the population will have suffered from significant dizziness by the age of 65 and about half by the age of 80. Considering its prevalence, it remains a neglected topic amongst health professionals.

Dizziness has a variety of aetiologies. True vertigo indicates a problem with the peripheral or central vestibular system. Dizziness or light-headedness may be cardiovascular in origin or associated with infectious, metabolic, or autoimmune disease or with medications.

Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent cause of dizziness. It can present with 6 different variations but given the correct diagnosis, physical treatment is very effective and immediate. A detailed history and thorough clinical assessment, in most cases will lead to a diagnosis and consequent resolution, either through appropriate treatment or referral to a specialist.

Learning Outcomes

a diagram showing the inner ear as it relates to BPPV related dizziness. CPD for Osteopathy and physiotherapy

  • Revise the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
  • Confidently recognise and diagnose all variants of BPPV
  • Differentiate central from peripheral vertigo and recognise 'red flags'
  • Outline history taking and assessment of the 'dizzy' patient
  • Interpret findings, formulate differential diagnoses and their consequent intervention
  • Competently apply repositioning manoeuvres to treat each variant of BPPV

Presenter

Rudi is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, Australia, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS, Australia), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU, Australia) 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.

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment - Course Details

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment is a 2-day workshop open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors which includes theoretical and practical components. It will be held at The London School of Osteopathy

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.

Pain & Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as pudendal neuralgia.

Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis. In this course, you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.

Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Prof Thierry Vancaillie.

Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assessment protocols for common complaints during pregnancy
  • Treatment protocol for pelvic girdle pain for pregnancy and post-partum
  • Treatment principles for pelvic neuralgias
  • Principles of post-partum care, including pelvic health, caesarean care, breastfeeding ergonomics
  • Birth plan support with a focus on long-term maternal and child health
  • Update on the controversial pelvic mesh complications and how to help support these women

Pain & Pregnancy Course Details

The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

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

ACA course code: Y18-041

Feedback

Organisation and venue was great which left participants comfortable to concentrate on the excellent delivery of very helpful and relevant information and instruction. Well done everyone involved and a big thank you to Liz for so generously sharing her skill and expertise.

Gopi McLeod

This was hands down one of the best courses I have attended! The balance of updated info, the course structure and the hands on practice was brilliant. I especially enjoyed that you tailored the course to the attendees and the one day course structure so that I don't feel burned out on the weekend and it didn’t impact work as much as a two day course may have. Thank you very much to all of the tutors and Liz for your guidance and support.

Casey Beaumont

Clear instruction, straight to the point, no wasting time.

Leonardo Viola

Woman suffering from BPPV related dizziness. Osteopathy and physiotherapy CPD can help with this problem'Dizziness' is a common complaint encountered by health practitioners in their practice. One third of the population will have suffered from significant dizziness by the age of 65 and about half by the age of 80. Considering its prevalence, it remains a neglected topic amongst health professionals.

Dizziness has a variety of aetiologies. True vertigo indicates a problem with the peripheral or central vestibular system. Dizziness or light-headedness may be cardiovascular in origin or associated with infectious, metabolic, or autoimmune disease or with medications.

Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent cause of dizziness. It can present with 6 different variations but given the correct diagnosis, physical treatment is very effective and immediate. A detailed history and thorough clinical assessment, in most cases will lead to a diagnosis and consequent resolution, either through appropriate treatment or referral to a specialist.

Learning Outcomes

a diagram showing the inner ear as it relates to BPPV related dizziness. CPD for Osteopathy and physiotherapy

  • Revise the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
  • Confidently recognise and diagnose all variants of BPPV
  • Differentiate central from peripheral vertigo and recognise 'red flags'
  • Outline history taking and assessment of the 'dizzy' patient
  • Interpret findings, formulate differential diagnoses and their consequent intervention
  • Competently apply repositioning manoeuvres to treat each variant of BPPV

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.

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment - Course Details

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment is a 2-day CPD workshop suited to osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic which includes theoretical and practical components.

The course will run from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday and places are limited to 20 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.

We don’t call it the shoulder complex for nothing – it’s complicated! Diagnosing and treating this part of the body can at times be frustrating and confusing. Reacquaint yourself up-close and personal with the anatomy of the shoulder girdle by examining upper-limb cadaver specimens to improve your understanding of common presentations.

This course will include a morning in the Southern Cross University cadaver lab with Osteopath Dr Rudi Gerhardt reviewing the anatomy of the shoulder complex. You will briefly revise the brachial plexus, embryology and comparative anatomy of the shoulder, explore pathomechanisms such as scapular dyskinesis and more.

In the afternoon transfer and apply the anatomical perspectives from the cadaver lab into a clinical setting with diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of common shoulder presentations. This will enable you to visualise and treat impingement, tears and instability with confidence.

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). He has also presented CPD and at conferences extensively.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review functional anatomy of the shoulder complex using cadaver specimens,
  • Revise the brachial plexus in theory and in the anatomy cadaver lab,
  • Review of the embryology and comparative anatomy of the shoulder,
  • Explore pathomechanisms such as scapular dyskinesis and more,
  • Integrate clinical examination of the shoulder complex including screening, orthopaedic tests and functional assessment,
  • Gain a new perspective on common presentations such as impingement, tears and instability,
  • Discover novel and established treatment protocols and rehabilitation exercises.

Course Details

The Anatomy Up Close wet lab is open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. It includes practical examination, treatment and rehabilitation approaches that you will be able to use with confidence in your practice. The workshop will be hosted at Southern Cross University, a 10-minute walk from the Gold Coast airport terminal from 9AM to 5PM.

Places are limited to 24 attendees. It includes lunch and snacks throughout the day. 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.

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