EVENTS

WORKSHOP – PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT THAT WORK FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

DATE                      Saturday May 12th 2018
LOCATION           Treacy Centre, Parkville
TIME                      9:00 – 5:00pm (registrations start at 8:40am)
INVESTMENT    $330 (inc GST)
CPD                        6 hours 

WHO                     Osteo, Myo, Physio, Chiro, EP

NOTE                    Numbers capped at 30

 

This 1 day workshop has been developed for the allied health professional who works in private clinical practice.  The workshop has been split into a morning session focuses on psychological pain management tools in the physical therapy setting and an afternoon session that introduces the practitioner to motivational interviewing and conversations about change. 

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT THAT WORK FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS REGO FORM

 

Workshop Facilitator and MC: Heath Williams (osteopath)

Presenters:

Helen Mentha is a clinical psychologist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She worked for many years in the drug and alcohol field as a counsellor, dual diagnosis senior clinician, manager and supervisor. She now runs her own consultancy, specialising in Motivational Interviewing training and supervision, and is one of the country’s leading MI trainers.

Kaye Frankcom is a registered psychologist with endorsements in clinical and   counselling psychology. She has operated a successful group psychology practice in Melbourne for 20 years and worked with physical therapists in private practice to enhance patient outcomes where mental health and persistent pain are primary barriers to recovery and progress in treatment. She has a Masters in Pain Science from the University of Sydney and has worked in Pain Clinics. She has also specialized in compensation medicine and has helped establish the Clinical Panels at the TAC and Worksafe and now works at Comcare and for Westfarmers, a self insurer, in addition to her clinical work.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS

AM SESSION – Using psychological pain management tools in a physical therapy setting

If pain is an affective and sensory experience (IASP definition) and persistent pain appears to be centrally controlled (by the CNS) rather than peripherally, then what is going to help with a patient who is not responding to standard treatment?

The first half of this one-day course will address our understanding of what mediates pain and the nexus between psychological reactions and physical injuries/conditions. Fear avoidance, low self efficacy, and personality style/beliefs are known to predict outcomes with persistent pain. We will cover:

  • Quick overview of psychology and pain science: where are we up to with what causes persistent pain and disability?
  • Tips for treating a patient with persistent pain and a psychological condition that is either consequent to their physical problems or has developed subsequent to them that you can use in your clinical context
  • What to say and how to say it…. using psychological ideas to do better with goal setting, behavioural prescription and treatment adherence.
  • Referral to psychologists…not all are equally up to this kind of work…how to find the right one.

AFTERNOON SESSION – Motivational Interviewing and conversations about change

The second half of the program will focus on principles and skills from Motivational Interviewing that can help us to navigate difficult conversations about change, where reluctance and ambivalence are common.  We will cover:

  • Useful “roadmaps” for the change process and the change conversation – ways to identify “where are they at in relation to change?” and “where are we at in relation to this conversation?”
  • Creating shared focus when clinician and client goals are out of sync
  • Working with ambivalence and the “yes, but” conversation
  • Connecting with meaning and building momentum for change.

PRINCIPLE FOUR OSTEOPATHY EVENT WORKSHOPS

Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia currently facilitates and also undertakes regular post graduate training for allied health professionals (osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, myotherapist and exercise physiologists).

There are a number of events that will be running in 2018.  Please see below for these courses.

WORKSHOP – INTRODUCTION TO STRENGTH TRAINING FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Strength Training For Health Professional Registration Form

DATE:                                TBC

LOCATION:                    Elite Sports Performance, Spotswood, Melbourne

COST:                                $300 (inc GST), $200 for Students

PD HOURS:                    7 hours

ABOUT

This is a 1 day course designed specifically for the allied health professional (osteopath, physiotherapist,chiropractor, exercise physiologist, myotherapist and personal trainer).

This course has been designed to introduce you to resistance training and the common strength and conditioninglifts performed by athletes and everyday gym goers. The day will take a look at movement screening, gmovement preparation, the 3 big lifts (squat, deadlift and bench press) and common accessory lifts.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Myotherapists

 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Provide understanding of basic strength and conditioning exercises.
  • Understand terminology commonly used in strength and conditioning.
  • Exercise Progressions & Regressions for the Squat, Deadlift and Upper Body.
  • Apply and understand how to implement basic strength and conditioning exercises into the rehabilitation setting.
  • Understand how strength and conditioning fits into rehabilitation to return to play pathway.

 

PRESENTERS

 

Martyn Girvan (S&C)

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.

Martyn has previously  been involved with the following sporting organisations: Performance Manager for the Malaysian National Track Cycling team (both sprint and endurance) based in Melbourne.

Presenter to the Australian strength and conditioning association

Martyn still competes at an elite level in powerlifting.

Find out more about Martyn and Elite Sports Performance @ http://www.elitesportsperformance.com.au/.

 

Heath Williams (Osteo, S&C)

Heath is an 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.

Heath has carried out post graduate training in Functional Movement Systems,

SFMA, Certificate Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and 3DMaps at the Gray

Institute, Kettlebell training, powerlifting and much more.

 

Daniel Di Pasqua (S&C)

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 has been part of the Elite SportsPerformance team now for over 10 years, combining many years of practical experience in the field of elite sports with high level education to a wide spectrum of athletes and various backgrounds.

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.”

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: OFFICE ERGONOMICS, VEHICLE ERGONOMICS AND MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING

Osteopath Heath Williams (Principle Four Osteopathy) and Physiotherapist Wade Brennan (Central Physio and Health) are directors of Corporate Work Health Australia (national company delivering ergonomic and manual handling assessment and training solutions) have  put together a range of occupational health and safety post graduate training courses suitable for osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and myotherapists.  These courses run in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.  For more details on these courses, please go to https://corporateworkhealth.com.au/ohs-services/professional-development-ergonomics-manual-handling-gold-coast-melbourne-sydney/

 

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