Allied Health Practitioner Workshops

Allied Health Practitioner Workshops


Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia in conjunction with a number of other allied health practitioners currently offers a range of workshops for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and remedial massage therapists.


Exercise Prescription / Strength & Conditioning Workshops


For the following: Allied Health Practitioners:

  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Myotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists



Clinical Exercise Prescription Workshops For Health Professionals 

Osteopath Heath Williams (Principle Four Osteopathy) and Exercise Physiologist Yujin Lim (Optimal Health Exercise Physiology) have teamed up to create a series of exercise prescription workshops with a clinical focus on common musculoskeletal complaints.  Workshop topics can range from a regional approach or musculoskeletal complaint or focusing on fundamental movement patterns with an aim to educate attendees on the various regressions, progressions and lateralisations that one can take when working with a client.  

Check out the example of one of our workshops below.  If you are keen on providing refresher training for your team or would like to upskill them, please contact us at




Summer Series:  Strength and Conditioning Applications For Upper Body / Lumbar Spine and Lower Body Musculoskeletal Complaints – Allied Health Practitioner


As allied health practitioners (osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and myotherapists) we are dealing with individuals who require exercise prescription/strength and conditioning as part of their rehabilitation to assist in their return to sport, work or everyday ADLs.  In addition to this we are also often working with individuals who are currently regularly exercising in the gym and are dealing with musculoskeletal complaints resulting from their exercise program or technique.

This course aims to provide attendees with a framework to assess individuals and then prescribe an strength and conditioning program that respects the individuals musculoskeletal complaint and looks to assist them in the rehabilitation phase and return them to their sport, work or everyday ADLs.


Workshop 1: Trunk and Lower Body S&C Applications


A review of common conditions relating to the lower back (disc, facet joint related complaint), Hip (irritable hip – impingement gluteal/hamstring tendinopathy) and knee (anterior knee pain) and considerations for exercise prescription/strength and conditioning.

Screening and assessment of the lumbar spine, hip and knee that allow you to prescribe an appropriate exercise rehabilitation/strength and conditioning program

  • Lumbar spine assessment: Movement range of motion, tolerance to compression loads, spinal stability and control and bracing strategies and relevance to the squat stance/depth).
  • Hip assessment: Movement range of motion, relevance to the squat stance/depth and lower kinetic chain control)
  • Knee: Closed chain movement strategies
  • Ankle: Movement range of motion


Warm up/Movement preparation strategies for the lumbar spine, hip and knee

  • Spinal stability +/- limb movement: Birddog, deadbug
  • Anti-rotation stability assessment: Plank +/- arm/leg movement
  • Bracing strategies: Spinal bracing, plank, side plank
  • Hip: Bridge, clams, lunge (multiplane)
  • Knee: Terminal knee extension


Exercise prescription for the lumbar spine, hip and knee

  • Squat: Bodyweight squat (conventional and box squat), modifying squat height, introducing load (anterior – posterior load)
  • Deadlift: Conventional and sumo, modifying DL height, modifying external load positions (Kettlebell, trap bar)
  • Single leg training approaches: Step up, Lunge, Single Leg RDL


Practical application of warm up and exercises prescribed

Questions and answers


Workshop 2: Upper limb S&C Applications


A review of common conditions relating to the upper limb (unstable shoulder, irritable shoulder i.e. impingement, tendinopathy)

Screening and assessment for the thoracic spine, shoulder girdle and cervical spine that allow you to prescribe an appropriate exercise rehabilitation/strength and conditioning program

  • Thoracic spine: Extension, Rotation
  • Shoulder Girdle: Range of motion, Close packing the shoulder girdle – vertical and horizontal


Warm up/Movement preparation strategies for the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle

  • Thoracic spine: Extension, Rotation drills
  • Scapulothoracic/rotator cuff: Push up plus, Ys, Ts, Vs, Band pull aparts, shrugs


Exercise prescription for the shoulder girdle

  • Horizontal press variations
  • Vertical press variations
  • Horizontal pull variations
  • Vertical pull variations


Practical application of warm up and exercises prescribed

Questions and answers


Course Investment  $650 (including GST)


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Course Dates 

  • Workshop 1 – Sunday 13th January 2018
  • Workshop 2- Sunday 20th January 2018


Course Time  Registrations start 8:45amStart: 9am, Finish: 2:30pm

Location Elite Sports Performance, Warehouse 14, 2 Burleigh St, Spotswood, Melbourne.


Other Details

  • The course has been designed with a mix of theory and practical components.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing that will allow you to participate in the practical workshops.
  • Course limited to 20 attendees
  • This course is only for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and myotherapists only.
  • Attendees will be provided with a PDF copy of the presentation notes and hardcopy attendance certificate.
  • Water and fruit snacks will be provided throughout the day.
  • No lunch provided. Lunch available at nearby cafes in Spotswood and Newport.
  • Parking is available onsite at the premises.
  • Public transport (Spotswood and Newport trains) a 10 minute walk away.




Martyn Girvan

Martyn has a degree in exercise science and a degree in psychology. Martyn has an extensive background in physical preparation in various sports at an elite level. Martyn was the Strength Coach for the Collingwood AFL Football Club from 2006 to 2014, highlighted by their 2010 premiership win and previously with the Malaysian National Track Cycling team (both sprint and endurance). Martyn has also presented to the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and still competes at an elite level in powerlifting.


Daniel Di Pasqua

Daniel has been part of the physical preparation staff at the Melbourne Storm NRL team since 2007 where he currently is the Head Strength Coach.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Exercise and Sport Science (Deakin University) and has completed his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (Edith Cowan University).  He has also worked as a consultant to the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union team along with several international sprint cyclists.

As a competitive powerlifter, he has Squatted 302.5kg, Benched 210kg and Deadlifted 280 in the 90kg weight class.  Daniel’s main area of expertise is within strength/power development, long term athletic development from junior to elite, as well as return to play protocols following injuries.


Heath Williams

Heath is an registered osteopath and level 2 accredited coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association who works in private clinical practice who has an interest in movement assessment, exercise prescription and strength and conditioning.  Heath currently lectures in exercise rehabilitation to osteopathy students at Victoria University as well as sessional lecturing in ergonomics at Victoria University and Southern Cross University.

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Occupational Health & Safety Workshops For The Allied Health Practitioners


For the following allied health practitioners:

  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Myotherapist




Office Ergonomic Risk Assessment Training For Allied Health Professionals



  • Melbourne
  • Gold Coast
  • Sydney



  • Heath Williams (osteopath)
  • Wade Brennan (physiotherapist)


Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the various roles an Allied Health Practitioner can have within an Occupational (Work) Health & Safety setting.
  • Describe key statements of relevant Workplace Health and Safety Legislation in Australia.
  • Describe and understand the principles of Risk Management and Hierarchy of Risk Control.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to undertake a basic ergonomic risk assessment.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to problem solve common workplace ergonomic issues.
  • Review and understand the importance of communication i.e. consent, verbal and written communication within the Occupational (Work) Health and Safety setting.
  • Learn about the references available to continue further professional learning and development within the Occupational (Work) Health and Safety setting.

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Vehicle Ergonomic Risk Assessment Training For Allied Health Professionals



  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast


  • Heath Williams (osteopath)
  • Wade Brennan (physiotherapist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Review hazards and risks associated with vehicle use (driving and manual handling in/out of the vehicle).
  • Reviewing typical driving postures and habits that may increase ones risk of developing musculoskeletal complaints
  • Review the step by step process to setting up an individual within a vehicle to improve ones comfort and support.
  • Vehicle storage and manual handling best practices
  • Undertaking a basic vehicle ergonomic risk assessment’

Note:  This course will be combination of both theory and practical application.  Attendees will be encouraged to drive their vehicle to the seminar so that we can apply knowledge in a practical scenario.

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CWHA Online Office Workstation Desk Set Up Training For Allied Health Professionals

We cover the following:

  • Review of the modern day workplace and typical work environments & challenges for workers and clients
  • Review ergonomic principles relating to the individual workstation
  • Review and implement a step by step process to setting up a worker or client at their workstation
  • Review the literature regarding office workstation ergonomics and how to implement this according to the worker’s or client’s needs
  • Discuss the common workplace issues relating to office workstation ergonomics and how to address these
  • Review common equipment accessories and considerations on when to prescribe these
  • Case based approach to working with a worker or client with a musculoskeletal complaint
  • 11 learning modules and multi choice quizzes to assess your learning
  • Certificate of completion provided at the completion of the course for your professional development requirements
  • Sign up and complete our online course at receive $129 discount off CWHA 1 day office ergonomic risk assessment training course for allied health professionals in Australia




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