UPCOMING COURSES

 

 

ASSESSING AND TREATING HIP PAIN

ADVANCED – SOFT TISSUE COURSE.

 

This full day course has been compiled and will be presented by Brett Zani and Jessica Press, who have a combined 20 years of experience of pain/injury management and improving occupational performance within the context of Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy. Brett and Jess aim to provide professional, functional and highly relevant training courses to empower and enhance the diagnostic and rehabilitative skills of Occupational Therapists working in pain and injury management in Soft Tissue and other areas of practice.

Participants must have completed a Basic Soft Tissue Course or Fieldwork Placement and are advised to wear clothing that will facilitate palpation of surface anatomy and passive movement of joints/limbs.

By the end of this course attendees will have be able to:

  • Identify and palpate relevant anatomical structures within the hip region
  • Describe and identify many common hip pathologies and how they impact a person’s occupational performance
  • Utilise standardised orthopaedic assessments to correctly diagnose and recognise a variety of acute and chronic hip pathologies
  • Apply advanced soft tissue treatment techniques and clinical reasoning skills to rehabilitate hip pathologies and facilitate occupational function that have been considered using evidence based data

This course will provide attendees with the confidence and ability to identify, assess and treat common hip pathologies utilising evidence based data to facilitate timely, professional and successful rehabilitation outcomes. New therapists will gain valuable clinical skills and evidence based protocols that they can immediately utilise in practice. Experienced therapists will learn contemporary evidence based diagnostic methods and treatment protocols which can be added to their established practice methods and ensure they continue to provide efficacious care to their clients.

 

Assessing and treating hip pain – Advanced – Soft Tissue Course
Date Friday 7thDecember

8:30 – 17:00

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 7/11/18

Member $200

Rural/ remote $150

Non-members $375

Student $100

Standard rate after 7/11/18

Member $250

Rural/ remote $175

Non-members $375

Student $200

PD registration form (2018)

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INTRODUCTION TO THE HIERARCHIC DEMENTIA SCALE-REVISED (HDS-R) AND THE POSSIBILITY ORIENTED APPROACH TO CARE PLANNING – JACKIE REYNOLDS

The workshop is aimed at health professionals who care for people living with dementia, and contains a very brief introduction about dementia before centering on the HDS-R, what it is, how to use it and how to turn the outcomes into a meaningful care plan for someone with dementia. It is highly interactive and the participants will leave with copies of the PowerPoint and the Possibility Oriented Approach manual, plus some other resources.

Workshop objectives are:

  • Understand the underpinning theory of the HDS-R
  • Demonstrate ability to assess people with dementia using the HDS-R
  • Combine the results of HDS-R assessments with a Possibility Oriented Approach to provide person-centered interventions.

Jackie Reynolds who is presenting this course, is an OT with over 16 years clinical experience. She has previously spent 5 years working for a major Victorian hospital, however much of her experience has been in aged care, with 11 years in the field. As well as earning a Cert IV in Dementia practice: Jackie earned her Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and has provided workshops throughout the state for Baptistcare, on risk enablement and the Montessori approach. She also previously worked at Bendigo TAFE, delivering the Cert III Therapy Assistant course. Having worked for Baptistcare for the past four years, she is currently self-employed working as a consultant.

With the sponsorship of Dementia Training Australia we are able to provide this workshop at a significantly reduced cost.

Date Friday 1st February 2019
Times 9:00 – 16:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 31/12/18
Member $75
Rural and remote member $55
Non member $110
Student member $50

Standard after 31/12/18
Member $90
Rural and remote member $65
Non-members $110
Student member $60

Refreshments
Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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BASIC HOME MODIFICATIONS – SANDI LIGHTFOOT

After the recent success of both the basic and complex course Sandi Lightfoot from the University of Sydney has confirmed to return to Perth and repeat these courses in February 2019.

Sandi is an OT of 35 years’ experience, during this time she has presented extensively , both at universities, conferences and nationally on environmental modifications. Until recently she was the Senior OT with Home Modifications Australia. She has over 18 years’ experience running a Home modifications service.

She has worked for the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney since 1987. Her area of expertise includes environmental modifications, occupational performance and outcome measures for ensuing that clients’ reach their maximum potential. She is currently involved with the honors panel for OT Australia, has developed publications with NSW Health for safe design and aged care facilities, and has participated in numerous working parties and panels related to service development for HACC Home Modifications Services, Universal and Adaptable Design. She is also a foundation member and the NSW Health representative on the Home Modification Clearing House based at the University of NSW.

Currently she is also a subject matter expert with the NDIA, Central Technical Advice Team, reviewing and providing advice on complex modifications nationally and sits on 2 committees with respect to NDIA responsibilities.

The two day basic workshop is specifically targeted to therapists new to the area and will include: Theories behind practice, anthropometrical measurement for design, basic grab rail and handrail installation, step design and minor ramping, basic bathroom modifications, the role of the building code for design purposes and terminology and documentation.

2 Day Basic Course
Date Monday February 4th and Tuesday February 5th, 2019

8:45-16:00 daily

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost

 

Early Bird rate before 30/11/18

Member $400.00

Rural/remote member $300.00

Non-members $750.00

Student $200.00

Standard rate after 30/11/18

Member $500.00

Rural/remote member $370.00

Non-members $750.00

Student $250.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

PD registration form (2018)

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COMPLEX HOME MODIFICATIONS – SANDI LIGHTFOOT

After the recent success of both the basic and complex course Sandi Lightfoot from the University of Sydney has confirmed to return to Perth and repeat these courses in February 2019.

Sandi is an OT of 35 years’ experience, during this time she has presented extensively , both at universities, conferences and nationally on environmental modifications. Until recently she was the Senior OT with Home Modifications Australia. She has over 18 years’ experience running a Home modifications service.

She has worked for the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney since 1987. Her area of expertise includes environmental modifications, occupational performance and outcome measures for ensuing that clients’ reach their maximum potential. She is currently involved with the honors panel for OT Australia, has developed publications with NSW Health for safe design and aged care facilities, and has participated in numerous working parties and panels related to service development for HACC Home Modifications Services, Universal and Adaptable Design. She is also a foundation member and the NSW Health representative on the Home Modification Clearing House based at the University of NSW.

Currently she is also a subject matter expert with the NDIA, Central Technical Advice Team, reviewing and providing advice on complex modifications nationally and sits on 2 committees with respect to NDIA responsibilities.

The one day complex course will include complex bathrooms for conceptual designs, major ramps and lift considerations and kitchen design. Participants can attend the one day complex course only if the basic course has already been completed or they have 4 or more years experience within this clinical area or similar.

1 Day Complex Course
Date Saturday 9th February, 2019

8:45-16:00 daily

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost Early Bird rate before 30/11/18

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $375.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 30/11/18

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $185.00

Non-members $375.00

Student $125.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

PD registration form (2018)

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