Registrations are open for a 2-day workshop to be held in ACU North Sydney.
Dates: 7th– 8th December 2018 (Friday & Saturday) Venue: ACU North Sydney Campus, Physiotherapy School, North Sydney, Australia. Course fee: $700 ($325 Day1 Only) (SMA members eligible for $100 discount on full registration) Max - 100 participants.
All proceeds from the workshop will support the work of the national peak charity, Brain Injury Australia, which represents the 700,000 Australians with a brain injury, their families and carers.
This 2-day WORKSHOP has been designed for anyone with an interest in the Assessment, Treatment and Management of concussion, including Sports Physicians, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Trainers, Coaches and Sports Administrators.
Day 1- is designed to give an overview of concepts for all participants. Whilst day 2 is more suited to those who also wish to gain hands on experience of specific assessment and management techniques with respect to the physiological, cervical and vestibular systems when implicated in concussion.
The workshop emphasises differential diagnosis in the assessment of concussion including consideration of the potential of impairments in the physiological, vestibular, oculomotor systems and/or cervical spine to be contributing to signs and symptoms post-concussion. The presenters will describe the why’s and how’s of physiological assessment and treatment and evidence from recently completed trials that demonstrate that effective treatment can reduce time to recovery and perhaps more importantly can reduce the likelihood of delayed recovery.
The workshop is designed to be both practical and highly interactive, with case examples and videos used throughout to demonstrate the cardinal signs and illustrate the learning objectives. The workshop will also explore assessment methods to identify the vestibular, oculomotor and/or cervicogenic contributions and directions for management when impairments in these areas are identified.
The 3 presenters bring together a wealth of information and experience in their fields and have been researchers and teachers in these fields for over the last 25 years.
Dr Barry Willer: Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr Julia Treleaven: Physiotherapist, Lecturer and Senior Researcher Neck pain and whiplash research unit University of Qld.
Mr Alexander Ring: Vestibular physiotherapist, Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medical School UWA) and Adj Research Fellow (Curtin & Murdoch Unis)