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Physiotherapy Conference 2015 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 3 – 6 October


TABLE OF CONTENTS APA Physiotherapy Conference Committees 2015...................................................................4 Welcome message................................................................. 5 Program at a glance – Pre-conference workshops..........................................8

International Keynote Speakers....................... 102 National Keynote Speakers...................................104 Conference App.................................................................109 Exhibitors..................................................................................111

Breakfast sessions.............................................................37

Exhibitor Listing................................................................ 112

Programs...................................................................................... 40

Exhibition Passport 2015 ........................................117

E-poster presentations and E-posters....... 101

APA Conference 2015 Awards............................ 119

College Graduation 2015.......................................... 101

General information...................................................... 120

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APA PHYSIOTHERAPY CONFERENCE COMMITTEES 2015 Conference Advisory Committee

Scientific Program Committee

Chris Barnett (Chair)

Charles Flynn

Ilana Ackerman

Taryn Jones

Anne Daly

Kerstin McPherson

Phil Gabel & Rebecca Fagan Acupuncture and Dry Needling Meagan Lamming Animal Anne Daly Aquatic (Chair)

APA Staff Elaine Grant Manager Conference and Events Tania De Marchi Conference and Events Assistant

James Fitzpatrick General Manager, Member Groups and Professional Development

Peter Thomas Cardiorespiratory Julienne Moore Continence and Women’s Health

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Andrew Waldie Gerontology Leanne Bisset Musculoskeletal Frances Moran Neurology Scott Coleman Occupational Health Debra Cotter Paediatric Maria Constantinou Sports

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WELCOME MESSAGE

CHRIS BARNETT, CHAIR, APA CONFERENCE 2015 ADVISORY COMMITTEE Firstly, on behalf of the Conference Advisory Committee, I officially welcome all APA members to this year’s APA National Conference CONNECT 2015 on the Gold Coast. In many ways, the theme of this year’s event is fitting. As our profession continues to grow, it will be the connections that we currently value that will prove vital—whether they are the affiliations that currently exist among our own diverse cohorts or our interdisciplinary associations across the broader health spectrum. In a similar sense, the APA national conference allows us to forge new connections by engaging with the latest research underpinning physiotherapy and embracing the numerous network opportunities available. Personally, connecting with the new, and old, friends and colleagues I meet with at conference has become an important part of my professional year. Each national conference provides us with a unique opportunity to celebrate these connections. As always, APA members have strength in numbers; the event will allow us to acknowledge our diversity as well as recognise our farreaching and unique specialist areas. I have attended every APA national conference since moving from the UK 15 years ago, and, in that time, I have noticed more common themes between the APA National Groups. It is evident that our sense of connection is growing across the board. In many respects, it is during the group plenary sessions that we are able to unite as a profession. A core theme of this year’s plenary offering relates to preventative health and the role that physiotherapists can play in this important area of care. Not only is this topic a salient area of focus for the future of health, but it has allowed us to create a common, cohesive theme across all the APA Network and Group streams. Led by APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Anne Daly, CONNECT 2015’s Scientific Committee has ensured, when designing the conference program, that practical take-home messages are evident across all group and network streams. As physiotherapists, we all lead busy work and personal lives and our time is precious. However, we are confident that an investment at CONNECT 2015 will equate to improved knowledge of the latest and best research and better patient outcomes.

Chris Barnett Conference Advisory Committee Chair

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WELCOME MESSAGE

CRIS MASSIS, CEO, AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION It is a privilege to welcome you to the APA Conference, CONNECT 2015. This is Australian physiotherapy’s flagship event. The Australian Physiotherapy Association has been connecting the physiotherapy profession for almost 110 years. This year the Conference will connect people, ideas and research, bringing physiotherapy professionals together to network and share information to build a better future for Australian and global physiotherapy. It will provide an opportunity for physiotherapists to listen to each other and to be heard, to learn and to educate, and to challenge and be challenged by colleagues and ideas from across the country and abroad. Above all, these four days empower us all to improve; in doing so, we advance the health and wellbeing of our patients. When developing this year’s program, the CONNECT 2015 Scientific Program Committee has endeavoured to incorporate all the APA National Groups and Networks to create an exciting package that is sure to inspire all delegates, regardless of their professional or clinical backgrounds. Including an exciting line up of international and national speakers, the event promises to connect the profession in a number of unique ways. Whether it is the connections that will be forged via the presentation of the latest research underpinning our profession, or the various networking opportunities available to attendees, the event will offer a great number of benefits for all APA members. An exciting social program, including the popular Conference Dinner, will encourage networking amongst colleagues and the Exhibition will showcase the most relevant and cutting edge businesses for the physiotherapy profession. I must acknowledge and thank all members involved in the development of the scientific and conference programs. A big thank you to all the members of the Conference Advisory Committee: Chris Barnett (Chair) Anne Daly (Scientific Program Committee Chair) Taryn Jones Ilana Ackerman Charlie Flynn Kerstin McPherson Our special interest groups play a huge role creating this event, and their committees in particular have worked exceptionally hard to develop ground breaking and inspiring scientific programs. We appreciate your essential contributions. I also want to thank the APA Conference staff who do so much of the hard work behind the scenes to make this happen. In particular, James Fitzpatrick, Elaine Grant, Tania De Marchi and Maree Whittingham have worked tirelessly to ensure the APA Conference 2015 serves your needs. Welcome again. I look forward to meeting and learning with you during the days ahead.

Cris Massis CEO, Australian Physiotherapy Association

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE – PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Venue: Jupiters Hotel and Casino (unless stated below)

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER Room

Gold Coast

Southport 1

7.30 – 8.30am

8.30 – 10.00am

Coolangatta 1

Musculoskeletal & Sports

Cardiorespiratory

Educators

Musculoskeletal & Sports

Cardiorespiratory

Educators

Musculoskeletal & Sports

Cardiorespiratory

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Neurology 1

Continence & Women’s Health

Business

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Neurology 1

Continence & Women’s Health

Business

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Educators

Neurology 2

Continence & Women’s Health

Business

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Afternoon Tea

Musculoskeletal & Sports

Continence & Women’s Health

Educators

Cardiorespiratory

4.30 – 5.00pm

Coolangatta 3

Lunch

3.00 – 3.30pm

3.30 – 4.30pm

Surfers Paradise 2

Morning Tea

12.30 – 1.30pm

1.30 – 3.00pm

Coolangatta 2

Registration: Pavillion, Jupiters Hotel and Casino

10.00 – 10.30am

10.30am – 12.30pm

Surfers Paradise 1

Neurology 2

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Business


FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER Surfers Paradise 3

Southport 2

Southport 3

Coolangatta 4

Broadbeach 1 & 2

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

7.30 – 8.30am

Registration: Pavillion, Jupiters Hotel and Casino

Orthopaedic

Emergency Department

Occupational Health

8.30 – 10.00am

Animal AM

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea

Orthopaedic

Emergency Department

Occupational Health

10.30am – 12.30pm

Animal AM

12.30 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.00pm start Pain

Emergency Department

Occupational Health

Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema

12.45pm start

12.45pm start

Animal PM

Aquatic

Pain

1.30 – 3.00pm

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

Emergency Department

Room

3.30 – 4.30pm

Occupational Health

Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema

Animal PM

Aquatic

4.30 – 5.00pm

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER Room

Exhibition Hall

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

7.30am onwards

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

8.30 – 10.00am

Opening Plenary – Arena 2

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

Animal

Musculoskeletal

S1

S1 C3

Continence & Women’s Health S1

Room 7

Room 8

Aquatic

Paediatric

Educators

S1

S1

S1

Neurology

Paediatric

Educators

S2 C1

S2

S2

Exhibition

10.30am – 12.00pm

Room 6

12.00 – 1.00pm

1.00 – 2.30pm

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Lunch – Exhibition Hall

JoP Workshop

Cardiorespiratory

Animal

S2 C2

S2

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Continence & Women’s Health

S2

S2

2.30 – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

3.00 – 5.00pm

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

5.00 – 7.00pm

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall


SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER Room 9

Occupational Health S1

Arena 1A

Arena 1B

Arena 2

Central A

Central B

Central C

Poster Gallery – Foyer C

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

7.30am onwards

Opening Plenary – Arena 2

8.30 – 10.00am

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

10.00 – 10.30am

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

Sports

Cardiorespiratory

S1 C1

S1 C2

S1

S1

Acupuncture & Dry Needling S1

Neurology

10.30am – 12.00pm

S1

E-Poster Presentations

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

P1

Occupational Health S2

Sports S2 C2

Sports & Aquatic S2

Room

Musculoskeletal

Cardiorespiratory

Sports

Neurology

S2

S2C1

S2 C1

S2 C2

E-Poster Presentations P2

12.00 – 1.00pm

1.00 – 2.30pm

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

2.30 – 3.00pm

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

3.00 – 5.00pm

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

5.00 – 7.00pm

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 – 8.45am

Room

Animal Breakfast

Exhibition Hall

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Aquatic & Continence and Women’s Health Breakfast

Paediatric Breakfast

Neurology Breakfast

Occupational Health Breakfast

Room 5

Room 6

Room 7

Room 8

Continence & Women’s Health

Paediatric

Occupational Health

7.30am onwards

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

9.00 – 10.00am

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

12.30 – 1.30pm

Animal

Aquatic

S3

S3

JoP Workshop

Exhibition

10.30am – 12.30pm

Educators

Educators

S3 C1

S3 C2

S3

S3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

1.00 – 1.30pm

College General Meeting – Arena 1A

1.30 – 3.00pm

Animal

Gerontology

Musculoskeletal

Educators

S4

S4

S4 C3

S4

Continence & Women’s Health & Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Paediatric S4

S4

3.00 – 3.30pm

Group Cocktails

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Occupational Health S4

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

3.30 – 5.00pm

5.30 – 7.30pm

S3

Venue: First Floor Foyer, GCCEC

Animal

Aquatic

S5

S5

Continence & Cardiorespiratory Women’s Health Cocktails Cocktails

Occupational Health S5

Occupational Health Cocktails

Sports

Educators

S5

S5

Sports Cocktails

Neurology Cocktails

Continence & Cardiorespiratory Cardiorespiratory Women’s Health S5 C1 S5 C2 S5

Paediatric Cocktails

Gerontology Cocktails


SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER Cardiorespiratory Breakfast

Room 9

7.30 – 8.45am

Sports Breakfast

Arena 1A

Arena 1B

Arena 2

Central A

Central B

Central C

Poster Gallery – Foyer C

Room

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

7.30am onwards

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

9.00 – 10.00am

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

10.00 – 10.30am

10.30 – 11.30 Gerontology S3

Sports S3

Cardiorespiratory

Musculoskeletal & Sports

Neurology

Neurology

S3

11.30 – 12.30

S3C1

S3C2

Musculoskeletal

Acupuncture & Dry Needling

E-Poster Presentations

S3

P3

10.30am – 12.30pm

S3 E-Poster Presentations

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

P4

1.00 – 1.30pm

College General Meeting – Arena 1A

Aquatic

Sports

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

Sports

Neurology

Cardiorespiratory

S4

S4 C2

S4 C1

S4 C2

S4 C1

S4

S4

E-Poster Presentations P5

S5

Musculoskeletal Cocktails (Off site Bavarian Bier Cafe)

Sports & Paediatric S5

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

S5 C3

S5 C1

Sports & Acupuncture & Dry Needling S5

1.30 – 3.00pm

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

Gerontology

12.30 – 1.30pm

Neurology

Musculoskeletal

S5

S5 C2

E-Poster Presentations P6

3.30 – 5.00pm

5.30 – 7.30pm

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE MONDAY 5 OCTOBER Room

Exhibition Hall

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

7.30am onwards

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

8.30 – 9.30am

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

9.30 – 10.00am

Morning Tea

10.00 – 11.00

10.00am– 12.30pm

1.00 – 2.30pm

Grant writing Workshop

Continence & Women’s Health S6

Room 7

Room 8

Neurology

Sports

Cardiorespiratory

Neurology

Gerontology

S6

S6 C1

S6 C3

S6

S6 C2

S6 C1

Neurology

Sports

S7

S7 C1

Lunch

Cardiorespiratory S7 C1

Occupational Health S7

Sports S7 C2

Continence & Cardiorespiratory Women’s Health S7 C2 S7

2.30 – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00 – 4.35pm

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

5.00 – 6.00pm

College Graduation – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30pm

Room 6

Paediatric

Exhibition

12.00 – 1.00pm

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Room 1

Conference Dinner – Halls 3 & 4, GCCEC


MONDAY 5 OCTOBER Room 9

Arena 1A

Gerontology

Sports

S6 C2

S6 C2

Arena 1B

Cardiorespiratory & Paediatric S6

Arena 2

Central A

Central B

Central C

Poster Gallery – Foyer C

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

7.30am onwards

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

8.30 – 9.30am

Morning Tea

9.30 – 10.00am

Musculoskeletal S6

Workshop – Peak health for peak performance

Sports S6 C1

Occupational Health

E-Poster Presentations

S6

P7

E-Poster Presentations

Lunch

P8

Gerontology S7

Paediatric & Sports S7

Room

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

S7 C1

S7 C4

Workshop – Health professional self-care

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

S7 C2

S7 C3

E-Poster Presentations P9

10.00am– 12.30pm

12.00 – 1.00pm

1.00 – 2.30pm

Afternoon Tea

2.30 – 3.00pm

Joint Plenary – Arena 2

3.00 – 4.35pm

College Graduation – Arena 1A

5.00 – 6.00pm

Conference Dinner – Halls 3 & 4, GCCEC

7.00 – 11.30pm

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Room

Exhibition Hall

Room 3

Room 4

7.30am – 10.30am

Room 5

Room 6

Room 7

Room 8

Gerontology

Gerontology

S8 C1

S8 C2

The digitally connected patient

Gerontology

Paediatric

S9

S9

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

Continence & Women’s Health

9.00 – 10.00am

S8

10.00 – 10.30am

Exhibition

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

10.30am – 12.30pm

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10.30 – 12.00 Musculoskeletal

Continence & Women’s Health

S9 C2

S9

Critical physiotherapy forum

12.30 – 1.30pm

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

1.30 – 2.30pm

Closing Plenary – Arena 2


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Room 9

Arena 1A

Arena 1B

Arena 2

Central A

Central B

Central C

7.30am – 10.30am

Registration – Hall Foyer 1 & 2 GCCEC

Australian College of Physiotherapists: Pathways to Fellowship

Cardiorespiratory

Sports

S8

S8 C1

Musculoskeletal & Sports S8

Room

Sports

Paediatric

Paediatric

S8 C2

S8 C1

S8 C2

9.00 – 10.00am

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

10.30 – 12.00 Discussion: Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy

Cardiorespiratory S9

Musculoskeletal S9 C1

Sports S9

10.30 – 12.00 Musculoskeletal

10.30 – 12.00 Musculoskeletal

10.30 – 12.00 Musculoskeletal

S9 C3

S9 C4

S9 C5

10.30am – 12.30pm

12.00: S10

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

12.30 – 1.30pm

Closing Plenary – Arena 2

1.30 – 2.30pm

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PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS The pre-conference workshops will be held on Friday 2 October 2015 from 8.30am until 4.30pm, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino (unless otherwise stated below).

Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Animal

Pain, laser, dry needling and acupuncture

Half-day workshop, 8.30am – 12.45pm and repeated 12.45 – 5.00pm

The ADNG workshop is a great way to learn new techniques and approaches from leaders in the field in a relaxed and interactive environment. It is suitable for physiotherapists who use dry needling or are trained in acupuncture, those new to the field as well as those interested in laser as both a therapy and an acupuncture point treatment modality. Dr Peter Selvaratnam will discuss pain and the CNS with the focus on case study examples that integrate dry needling for lumbar and sciatic conditions. With Andrew Hutton we will look into TCM for musculoskeletal conditions including a focus on integrating TCM constitutional diagnosis and specific innovative testing for these factors. Expand your knowledge in the field by learning how laser works. Explore the latest innovations in laser, its effects on the CNS and endorphins, its extensive general and novel uses including through hands on practical sessions. Gain a greater understanding on how laser compares with needling in both the conceptual and practical applications. Together, we will explore the role of needling; traditional and DN as well as laser and the effects of these therapeutic modalities on musculoskeletal conditions and the pain experience. We will draw on the growing evidence base in acupuncture, laser and DN. The crossover of research from the acupuncture and TCM field to pain relief is deepening. The use of needles has become widely accepted within physiotherapy clinics. Now our focus shifts to maximizing the success of these modalities and exploring new innovations.

Small animal physiotherapy This workshop is suitable for physiotherapists who have completed the APA Level 1 Animal Physiotherapy course or higher (eg, master’s) as it is highly practical. This workshop will be presented by international keynote speaker David Levine, who has authored and/or taught many of the top canine physiotherapy resources in the world. Topics covered will be canine shoulders, therapeutic exercises and sporting dogs. The workshop will cover the medical and surgical management of the four most common shoulder diagnoses in dogs, with demonstrations of physiotherapy techniques for each. Different exercises popular in America versus Australia will be compared and contrasted, and the therapeutic goals of each will be discussed. The workshop will conclude with discussion of common sports such as agility, flyball, dock diving, herding, scent work, dancing and sledding, with a focus on data describing the parts of the agility course where injuries are most common and the areas of the dog’s body that are most commonly injured. From this basis, participants will then workshop warm up, cool down, stretches and conditioning exercises designed to prevent injuries in the sporting dog population.

There will be a strong focus on case studies and demonstrations with an opportunity to learn from some our most experienced Australian researchers, teachers and practitioners. The workshop is a great way to connect with fellow practitioners with similar interests. An informal evening social event will follow the workshop.

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Aquatic

Business

Half-day workshop, 12.45 pm – 5.00 pm

Full-day workshop, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Rescue and resuscitation

Business connections

Presenter: RLSSQ

This unique one-day physiotherapy business workshop will feature an impressive group of highly respected speakers who will present on a variety of important business topics that is sure to benefit every physiotherapy business owner.

Venue: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport Transport to the venue: The new Gold Coast Light Rail, direct from Broadbeach to Southport (own expense) The Aquatic group, in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Queensland, is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to update your rescue and resuscitation skills in a certificated half-day workshop to be held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC), located in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands. GCAC will be the swimming and diving facility for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This course has been designed to fulfil the recommendations of the 2002 APA Guidelines for physiotherapists working in and/or managing hydrotherapy pools; all aquatic professionals must have a sound knowledge of, and be competent in the use of emergency procedures (including rescue techniques for special populations) and CPR skills. Course outline:

Key topics: • Leadership—staff culture • Strategy—ensuring practice growth • Practice value—what is your practice really worth? An accountant’s perspective • Privacy issues and red flag patients. A legal perspective • Clinical placements in private practice—how to run a successful student placement and how it benefits a private practice. A joint session with the Educators group

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Land-based theory and CPR training

• New graduate mentoring—how to integrate it into everyday practice

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm: Practical in pool rescue training

• Social media—how,what,when.

Afternoon tea will be provided during the event and RLSSQ will provide a comprehensive manual for all attendees and a certificate of competence.

Sponsored by:

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The aim of the workshop is to provide physiotherapy business owners with valuable practical tools and take-home information that they can utilise immediately to enhance their practice’s efficiency, performance and growth.


Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema

Cardiorespiratory

Afternoon workshop, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

The cardiorespiratory pre-conference workshop will focus on the aspects of care that physiotherapists can apply to manage patients in ICU and as they progress to the ward and then home. The workshop will include local, national and international speakers from a range of professional areas.

Exercise in cancer care Exercise is one of the important foundations of physiotherapy practice. Working with cancer patients often necessitates physiotherapists modifying and reviewing their practice to ensure that their exercise prescription and physical activity advice meets the individual needs of this patient group.

Patient-centred care in ICU and beyond

Topics will include: • The patient journey – a patient’s experience

Physiotherapy care for cancer patients includes working with patients across a continuum of care from diagnosis, through treatment, survivorship and for those requiring palliative care and end stage care. The role of the physiotherapist in exercise for the cancer patient will be reviewed and discussed, with reference to the latest research findings, and some of the clinical implications across the continuum of care raised.

• Optimising care in the ICU

The workshop will incorporate case studies and will facilitate small group discussion to give participants a sound basis and skills for prescribing exercise across the cancer setting, including palliative care and end stage care, with consideration of survivorship issues, such as lymphoedema risk.

• Mobilisation in the ICU

• Optimising care from ICU to ward and post-discharge • The role of physiotherapy in ICU outreach • Tracheostomy management teams • What’s new in mechanical ventilation? • What’s new in oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation? • Respiratory care in the ICU • Management of the bariatric patient The workshop is suitable for all physiotherapists with an interest in critical care.

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The importance of effective communication will be highlighted, along with discussion on self-care issues for the physiotherapist. Learning objectives: • Review the role of exercise in cancer patients across the continuum of care

Continence and Women’s Health

• Present participants with the latest research and address the clinical implications

Osteoporosis – more than just week bones

• Through case study discussion and small group interaction, give participants skills to deliver effective and appropriate exercise programs and physical activity advice to cancer patients in the acute care setting and through treatment, with relevance to survivorship issues such as lymphoedema, and in the palliative care and end stage care settings.

Osteoporosis: promoting bone health across the lifespan, from adolescence to old age: evidencebased clinical reasoning approach for effective diagnosis and management. This one-day workshop aims to provide physiotherapists with an evidence-based clinical reasoning approach to the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis across the lifespan from the adolescent to the elderly. Key practice points will include: • Physiology and pathology of bone health across the lifespan—from adolescence to old age • Impact of hormones and menopause on bone health • Role of physiotherapy and exercise in promoting bone health • Physiotherapy assessment and management of osteoporosis • Individual and class exercise prescription This workshop is suitable for women’s heath, gerontology and musculoskeletal physiotherapists and will include a practical component. 21


Educators

Emergency Department

Connecting clinically, locally, globally

This workshop will be a challenging and supportive day that will be of benefit to all physiotherapists working in the emergency department. Elements of the day should be of benefit to both musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists working in private practice, field side, and outpatients. The four sessions will be:

Connecting with colleagues, clients and students is core business for physiotherapists, but how often do we take the art of communicating for granted while we focus on the technical aspects of our profession? Join us as communication takes centre stage at our pre-conference workshop. The day begins with an interactive workshop: ‘This won’t hurt a bit—honest!’, offering strategies for establishing and maintaining effective patient– clinician interaction and trust, guided by linguist Dr Heather Jackson from Macquarie University.In this session we will explore new skills in communication aligned with seeking greater rapport, trust, engagement and collaboration with our clients. Following lunch the Educators and Business group workshops will combine to discuss how to grow the number of placements in the private sector. What do academics expect of private practice placements? What resources are available? How can a private practitioner structure their daily activities to ensure everyone benefits? We conclude by discussing the challenges of supervising students on regional, remote and international placements. What forms of supervision have been tried? Which ones work? How important is pre-placement preparation? Join us at our 2015 pre-conference workshop—we are confident you will gain new skills and ideas and leave well connected.

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Abdominal examination for low back pain This will be a theoretical and practical session where clinicians will have the opportunity to learn and practice how to examine and palpate the abdomen and visceral organs to aid in the differential diagnosis of acute low back pain.

Sporting wrist and hand injuries in the ED This session will focus on the acute and immediate management of common wrist and hand sporting injuries.

Shoulder dislocation management Starting with a review of standard glenohumeral joint reduction techniques, the session will then invite participants to share their experiences of shoulder reduction. The focus will be on what works well and why in different clinical environments and locations.

Musculoskeletal pathology requesting what to do when the pain’s not a sprain Ever had the feeling that something is not quite right? This session will help clinicians to clinically reason and formulate a plan of action to facilitate and streamline patient care when they have concerns that a presentation is not an isolated musculoskeletal condition.


Musculoskeletal and Sport

Neurology 1

Hip pain and pathology across the lifespan,from adolescence to old age: Evidence-based clinical reasoning approach for effective diagnosis and management

Morning workshop, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

This one-day workshop aims to provide musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists with an evidence-based clinical reasoning approach to the diagnosis and management of hip pain and pathology across the lifespan from the adolescent to the elderly. This workshop brings many of Australia’s clinical and research experts in the physiotherapy management of hip pain together in the one place for the first time, and is an opportunity not to be missed. Key practice points will include: • Overview of hip pain across the lifespan—from adolescence to old age • Hip morphology, screening, risk factors and hip pain in adolescents • Hip pain and pathology and young to middle aged adults, including FAI, labral pathology, early OA and hip instability, with a particular focus on clinical implications and clinical reasoning • Hip pain and pathology in older adults, including OA and gluteal tendinopathy. • Clinical gems for the treatment of hip pain in adolescents, athletes and adults (with a practical focus on evidence-based strategies for effective management of hip pain).

CONNECT with research—how to get the most out of PEDro Can a physiotherapist with a busy clinical load keep up with the evidence without information overload? This seminar will consider how physiotherapists can access high-quality clinical research to guide their practice, with a particular focus on the effects of physiotherapy interventions. Some memory aids to assist with evidence-based practice will be presented (ie, the 5 As and PICO questions). The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro; pedro.org.au) will be explained, along with common errors in PEDro searching. Participants will develop skills in asking specific questions and using PEDro to acquire evidence to answer these questions. Wireless internet access will be available for the workshop, so participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone so they can search PEDro during the session. The workshop leader is Anne Moseley, one of the PEDro developers, who is a research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Note: This workshop is relevant to all areas of physiotherapy, but will use examples from neurology as it is being hosted by the neurology stream.

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This workshop is suitable for musculoskeletal, sports and paediatric physiotherapists.

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Neurology 2

Occupational Health

Afternoon workshop, 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Manual handling

Using evidence and technology to increase physical activity participation of people with disability in the community

The 2015 pre-conference workshop for occupational health physiotherapists will delve into the murky waters around manual handling training. The workshop will explore different approaches, theories and methods used by occupational health professionals across varying work tasks.

This half-day workshop will comprise two parts. Part 1: Rehabilitation to recreation—connecting people with disability with their community Increasing evidence indicates people with disability have much to gain physically and socially from participation in physical activity and exercise. However, studies show they are less active than people without disability and often do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity. The reasons for this are complex and multifactorial. This workshop will consider the role of physiotherapists in promoting and facilitating participation of people with disability in communitybased physical activity. The complex and multifactorial reasons for their non-participation will be explored and strategies on how to connect people with disability with their communities through physical activity will be discussed. Part 2: Affordable technology to improve physical activity levels and mobility outcomes in rehabilitation—AMOUNT rehabilitation trial This workshop outlines affordable exercise-based video and computer game technology that could enable additional exercise for rehabilitation patients at a relatively low cost, which is being investigated in the AMOUNT trial. If found to be effective, our intervention it will enable physiotherapists to choose the most appropriate device(s) for an individual patient from a suite of currently available affordable technologies.

Sponsored by:

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Topics that will be discussed include: • Legislation comparing the 1990 National Code of Practice for Manual Handling with the new 2011 Hazardous Manual Tasks Codes of Practice, which has a very different training emphasis • A review of relevant literature and evidence-based practice • The different approaches to manual handling training by physiotherapists in Australia and overseas • The different approaches to training the onsite facilitators/champions/instructors/coaches and monitoring competency • Error states, looking at the primary cause of manual handling injuries • Participatory ergonomics. This is a practical session observing and discussing various manual handling techniques and postures.


Orthopaedic

Pain

Morning workshop, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

Afternoon workshop, 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Hip and knee osteoarthritis and arthroplasty: Advances in understanding the development and surgery for these conditions.

Taking up the challenge: Complexity and pain

• What is the relationship between knee kinematics and the development of knee OA? • Who is at risk of metallosis and what is the role of physiotherapy? • What’s new in hip/ knee arthroplasty rehabilitation that may change my practice? Come with your questions to this workshop for a stimulating morning of information and discussion about the development of knee osteoarthritis, hip and knee arthroplasty (including metallosis) and cutting edge research in arthroplasty rehabilitation and lifestyle restrictions following the same. Our keynote speaker, Associate Professor Jennie Scarvell, examines knee kinematics and the relationship to the development of knee OA. Learning outcomes: • The risk factors for developing metallosis following metal on metal hip arthroplasty • The current medical and surgical management of people at risk of metallosis • The role physiotherapy has in managing people with metal on metal total hip arthroplasty, and the sequel of any remedial surgical procedures • Aberrant knee kinematics and knee osteoarthritis • e-TKA rehabilitation? • The evidence for ongoing lifestyle restrictions following THA

The purpose of the workshop is to give participants useful tools to develop their practice and to better manage the complexity of the human pain experience. Pain specialists are used to working in complex clinical situations that are often unpredictable and require a high degree of experience and skill to manage. In many ways, pain is the embodiment of a complex health problem. Pain is highly subjective and no two clients/patients are ever the same, especially when pain persists. We also operate in a health system that increasingly requires measurable outcomes, standardised care plans and predictable results—things that are often impossible given the subjective nature of pain. Not surprisingly, one of the things that appeals most to clinicians, but also frustrates them at times, is the inherent complexity of pain. In this workshop, we explore the nature of complexity and how it can be used by clinicians to understand and improve their practice. We will explore what makes something complex, the importance of ‘the three U’s’, and some of the ways philosophy deals with complexity. We will also explore current concepts of pain in clinical practice and how these inform assessment and treatment strategies. A selection of clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the implementation of these strategies.

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• The consequences of femoral nerve blocks for total knee arthroplasty rehabilitation.

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PRE–CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Pre-Conference Workshop – Acupuncture and Dry Needling Pain, laser, dry needling and acupuncture FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

8.30 – 10.00

Acupuncture and dry needling for musculoskeletal presentations: • Integrating TCM diagnosis of constitutional factors. • Assessments to test contributing factors from a TCM perspective • Treatment approaches including dry needling for lumbar conditions • Management of pain and the effects on the CNS – including multi modal approaches Speakers: Andrew Hutton, Dr Peter Selveratnam Chair: Rebecca Fagan

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Coolangatta 3

Morning tea Session 2

10.30 – 12.30

Laser theory and reality. How does laser work? •W  hat is its effect on the brain •W  hat is its effect on the CNS and endorphins •D  iversity of laser therapy: Sports injury, ears, bites, wounds and blood • I ncludes practical and demo Speakers: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso, Dr Roberta Chow, Dr Philip Gabel Chair: Philip Gabel

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Coolangatta 3

Lunch Session 3

1.30 – 3.00

Pain management with acupuncture, dry needling and laser •N  eedles versus laser for pain •L  aser versus laser acupuncture •P  anel and practical Speakers: Dr Michael Yelland, Dr Philip Gabel, Dr Roberta Chow Chair: Philip Gabel

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Coolangatta 3

Afternoon tea Session 4

3.30 – 4.30

Acupuncture, dry needling and laser: What ‘s new and what we do in clinic •A  pplication of musculoskeletal screening guided dry needling •C  onsideration of dysfunctional stance and related dynamic movement testing •M  ultimodal approaches and case studies Speakers: Dr Peter Selveratnam, Andrew Hutton, Dr Philip Gabel, Tristan Chai Chair: Tristan Chai

Room: Coolangatta 3

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Pre-Conference Workshop – Animal Small animal physiotherapy – AM FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 Canine shoulders

9.00 – 10.00

This integrated lecture/lab will look at the medical and surgical management of the four most common shoulder diagnoses in dogs and demonstrating physiotherapy techniques for each. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2

Morning Tea Session 2 Therapeutic exercises – a US perspective

10.30 – 11.15

This practical session will compare and contrast the different exercises popular in America versus Australia and discuss the therapeutic goals of each. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2

Session 3 Sporting dogs 11.15 – 12.45

This practical session will discuss common sports such as agility, fly ball, dock diving, herding, scent work, dancing and sledding. It will focus on data describing the parts of the agility course that injuries are most common and the areas of the dog’s body that are most commonly injured and then workshop warm up, cool down, stretches and conditioning exercises designed to prevent injuries in the sporting dog population. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2

Small animal physiotherapy – PM 12.00 onwards

Registration Session 1 Canine shoulders

1.15 – 2.35

This integrated lecture/lab will look at the medical and surgical management of the four most common shoulder diagnoses in dogs and demonstrating physiotherapy techniques for each. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2

Session 2 Therapeutic exercises – a US perspective 2.35 – 3.00

This practical session will compare and contrast the different exercises popular in America versus Australia and discuss the therapeutic goals of each. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2

Morning / Afternoon tea Session 3 Sporting dogs

3.30 – 5.00

This practical session will discuss common sports such as agility, fly ball, dock diving, herding, scent work, dancing and sledding. It will focus on data describing the parts of the agility course that injuries are most common and the areas of the dog’s body that are most commonly injured and then workshop warm up, cool down, stretches and conditioning exercises designed to prevent injuries in the sporting dog population. Speaker: David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

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Room: Broadbeach 1 & 2


Pre-Conference Workshop – Aquatic Rescue and resuscitation FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Conference registration at Jupiters Hotel and Casino

12.45

Workshop registration at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Session 1

1.00 – 2.45

Land-based Theory and CPR training Speakers: Susan Devlin (RLSSQ), Cath O’Brien, Lisa Gilkes Venue: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport

2.45 – 3.15

Afternoon tea Session 2

3.15 – 5.00

Practical in pool rescue training Speakers: Susan Devlin (RLSSQ), Cath O’Brien, Lisa Gilkes Venue: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport

Pre-Conference Workshop – Physiotherapy Business Australia Business connections FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 PBA update Speaker: Scott Willis

8.30 – 10.00

Staff leadership and cultural performance Speaker: Cris Massis Applying strategy to the business of physiotherapy Speaker: Mark Alexander Chair: Jim Eustace

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 2

Morning tea Session 2

10.30 – 12.30

Privacy issues and red flag patients: A legal perspective Speaker: Drew Castley and Emma Baker Improving your physiotherapy business for sale + how to maximize CGT (capital gains tax) benefits from sale of business Speaker: Andrew Rumsey Chair: Allan Soriano

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 2

Lunch Session 3

1.30 – 3.00

Creating successful student placements in private practice Speakers: Nikki Milne, Libby Soderholm, Jackie Robertson, Richard Newton, Kyle Mitchell Chairs: Scott Willis and Sara Carroll

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 2

Afternoon Tea Session 4

3.30 – 5.00

New graduate mentoring – up skilling for private practice Speaker: Julie Godfrey Social media: How, what and when! Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Errol Lim

Room: Surfers Paradise 2

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Pre-Conference Workshop – Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Exercise in cancer care FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 1.00 Welcome and introduction Speakers: Tanya Trevena

1.00 – 3.00

1.15 Exercise in cancer care: The role of the physiotherapist in exercise for the person who has been diagnosed with cancer Speaker: Dr Robyn Box 2.00 Prescribing exercise in cancer care across the continuum of care Speaker: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso Chair: Gillian Buckley

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Coolangatta 4

Afternoon tea Session 2

3.30 – 5.00

3.30 Prescribing exercise in cancer care across the continuum of care Speaker: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso 4.00 Panel discussion: Translating knowledge and evidence into clinical practice Facilitator: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso Chair: Gillian Buckley

Room: Coolangatta 4

Pre-Conference Workshop – Cardiorespiratory Patient centered care in ICU and beyond FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

8.30 – 10.00

The patient journey. A patient’s perspective Speaker: Darryl O’Callaghan Optimising care in the ICU Speaker: Dr Angelly Martinez Chair: Peter Thomas

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Southport 1

Morning tea Session 2 Optimising care – ICU to ward to home Speaker: Dr Jennifer Paratz

10.30 – 12.30

What’s new in mechanical ventilation? Speaker: Dr Peter Morris What’s new in NIV and oxygen therapy? Speaker: Lauren O’Connor Chair: Meg Harrold

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Southport 1

Lunch Session 3

1.30 – 3.00

Respiratory care in the ICU – keeping it on the physiotherapy radar Speaker: Dr George Ntoumenopoulos The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital tracheostomy management team: Development, implementation and experiences Speakers: Nanette Paxman, Sonia Baker Chair: Peter Thomas

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Southport 1

Afternoon tea Session 4 Outcome measures – what should I be using? Navigating the choices Speaker: Dr Selina Parry

3.30 – 5.00

Bariatric patient management in ICU Speaker: Dr Peter Thomas Summary and close Chair: Meg Harrold

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Room: Southport 1


Pre-Conference Workshop – Continence and Women’s Health Osteoporosis – more than just weak bones FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 This one day workshop aims to provide physiotherapists with an evidence-based clinical reasoning approach to the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis across the life-span from the adolescent to the elderly.

8.30 – 4.30

Key practice points will include: • Physiology and pathology of bone health across the lifespan – from adolescence to old age • Impact of hormones and menopause on bone health • Role of physiotherapy and exercise in promoting bone health • Physiotherapy assessment and management of osteoporosis • Individual and class exercise prescription Speaker: Libby Oldfield Chair: Julienne Moore

10.00 – 10.30

Morning tea

12.30 – 1.30

Lunch

3.00 – 3.30

Afternoon Tea

Room: Coolangatta 2

Pre-Conference Workshop – Educators Connecting clinically, locally, globally FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

8.30 – 12.30 Including morning tea (10:00 – 10.30)

‘This won’t hurt a bit-honest!’ Strategies for establishing and maintaining effective patient-clinician interaction and trust. This interactive and engaging workshop for both clinicians and educators will showcase strategies designed to improve clinical communication. Speaker: Dr Heather Jackson, Dr Maria Herke Chair: Louise Breheny

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Coolangatta 1

Lunch Session 2 Connecting clinical educators and private practitioners to create private practice placements

1.30 – 3.00

Join this conversation as representatives of the Educators and Physiotherapy Business Australia groups discuss what it takes to create a successful clinical placement in the private practice sector. Speakers: Nikki Milne, Libby Soderholm, Jacqui Robertson, Richard Newton, Kyle Mitchell Chairs: Scott Willis and Sara Carroll

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 2

Afternoon tea Session 3 Challenges of supervising students on international, regional and remote placements

3.30 – 4.30

Clinical supervision can be a challenging experience in any clinical setting but the challenge is often magnified when the placement takes the student out of their familiar territory. Hear how our experienced speakers have structured their placement programs to ensure students are well supported and supervised while they undertake clinical placements in regional, remote or international locations. Speakers: Dr BK Tan, Kassie Shardlow, Lynda Cunningham Chair: Kerstin McPherson

Room: Coolangatta 1

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Pre-Conference Workshop – Emergency Department Advancing your scope FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

8.30 – 10.00

Abdominal examination for low back pain – practical session on abdominal organ palpation Speaker: Dr David Hannay Chair: Katherine Maka

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Southport 2

Morning tea Session 2

10.30 – 12.30

Sporting wrist and hand injuries in the ED Speaker: Ian Dowley Chair: Michael Feeney

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Southport 2

Lunch Session 3

1.30 – 3.00

Shoulder dislocation management – on the field and in the ED Speaker: Deborah Lenaghan Chair: Michael Feeney

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Southport 2

Afternoon tea Session 4

3.30 – 4.30

Musculoskeletal pathology requesting “What to do when the pains not a sprain” Speaker: Dr Melanie Rule Chair: Katherine Maka

Room: Southport 2

Pre-Conference Workshop – Musculoskeletal and Sports Hip pain and pathology across the lifespan from adolescence to old age: Evidence based clinical reasoning approach for effective diagnosis and management FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

8.30 – 10.00

Overview of hip pain across the lifespan – from adolescence to old age. Speaker: Jo Kemp Hip morphology, screening, risk factors and hip pain in adolescents Speakers: Andrea Mosler, Michael Drew, Wendy Braybon Chair: Natalie Collins

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Gold Coast

Morning tea Session 2

10.30 – 12.30

Hip pain and pathology and young to middle aged adults (focus on clinical implications and clinical reasoning) Speakers: Jo Kemp, Kay Crossley, Kevin Sims, Trish Wisbey-Roth Chair: Mick Drew

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Gold Coast

Lunch Session 3 Hip pain in older adults – focus on OA gluteal pathology Evidence for Rx of hip OA and exercise therapy Speaker: Professor May Arna Risberg

1.30 – 3.00

Biomechanical considerations in hip OA and the clinical application Speaker: Maria Constantinou Lateral hip pain – diagnostic challenges Speaker: Angela Fearon Gluteal tendinopathy – challenges of Dx and Rx Speaker: Alison Grimaldi Chair: Kevin Sims

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Gold Coast

Afternoon tea Session 4

3.30 – 4.30

Clinical gems for Rx of hip pain in adolescents and adult Speakers: Alison Grimaldi, Trish Wisbey-Roth, Kevin Sims Summary of challenges of implementation of latest evidence into clinical practice Speaker: Natalie Collins Chair: Maria Constantinou

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Room: Gold Coast


Pre-Conference Workshop – Neurology 1 CONNECT with research – how to get the most out of PEDro FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 Introduction to PEDro.

9.00 – 10.00

How physiotherapists can access high-quality clinical research to guide their practice, with a particular focus on the effects of physiotherapy interventions. Speaker: Anne Moseley Chair: Fran Moran

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 1

Morning tea Session 2

10.30 – 12.30

Participants will develop skills in “Asking specific questions” and using PEDro to “acquire evidence” to answer these questions. Wireless internet access will be available for the workshop, so participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone so they can search PEDro during the session. Speaker: Anne Moseley Chair: Fran Moran

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 1

Lunch

Pre-Conference Workshop – Neurology 2 Using evidence and technology to increase physical activity participation of people with disability in the community FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 12.30 – 1.30

Registration Session 1 Rehabilitation to recreation: connecting people with disability with their community

1.30 – 3.00

This workshop will consider the role of physiotherapists in promoting and facilitating participation of people with disability in communitybased physical activity. How physiotherapists can translate their knowledge and evidence into practice. Speaker: Nora Shields Chair: Alison Chung

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 1

Afternoon tea Session 2 Affordable technology to improve physical activity levels and mobility outcomes in rehabilitation – AMOUNT rehabilitation trial.

3.30 – 5.00

This workshop outlines affordable exercise-based video- and computer game technology could enable additional exercise for rehabilitation patients at a relatively low cost as being investigated in the amount trial. Speakers: Leanne Hassett, Cathie Sherrington, Sakina Chagpar Chair: Alison Chung

Room: Surfers Paradise 1

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Pre-Conference Workshop – Occupational Health Manual tasks training: The elephant in the room FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 Manual tasks training framework Setting the scene Speaker: David Hall

8.30 – 10.00

Legislative framework, code of practice HMT (including options for tools), risk control hierarchy. Back schools don’t work – so what does? Speaker: Peter Pollnitz What constitutes effective training/role of coaches? Speaker: David Hall Chairs: David Hall and Irene Ais

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Southport 3

Morning tea Session 2 Different approaches to manual tasks training

10.30 – 12.30

What is working? Small group exercise – stories from the field Participatory ergonomics Overseas perspective (Netherlands, US, UK) Speaker: Peter Pollnitz Chairs: David Hall and Irene Ais

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Southport 3

Lunch Session 3 The human factor: Behaviour, assessing risk, training, competency Case study – Ambulance SA Speaker: Peter Pollnitz

1.30 – 3.00

Case study – RAC(WA) Assessing the outcome of training using DorsaVi Speaker: Greg Borman Case study – using Ergo Analyst Speaker: Gary Dennis Error states, stages of change in here, learning styles Speaker: Peter Pollnitz Chairs: David Hall and Irene Ais

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Southport 3

Afternoon tea Session 4 Practical applications/case study and discussion

3.30 – 4.30

Structured break out practical exercise: 1. Is training appropriate? 2. How would training be structured? 3. What else outside of training might be required? Speaker: Peter Pollnitz, Facilitator: David Hall Conclusion – what are the key lessons from today? Speaker: David Hall Chairs: David Hall and Irene Ais

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Room: Southport 3


Pre-Conference Workshop – Orthopaedic Hip and knee osteoarthritis and arthroplasty: Advances in understanding the development and surgery for these conditions FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1 Warm up: Making the most of the morning Speaker: Associate Professor Jennie Scarvell Surgery

8.30 – 10.00

Advances in hip replacement surgery and metal on metal issues (what is the problem and what does a physiotherapist need to be aware of when treating this cohort?) i.who is at risk? ii.what is being done to look after this cohort? iii.the ideal patient for resurfacing surgery Speaker: Dr Price Gallie Aberrant knee movement and development of knee OA How and why does aberrant knee movement lead to knee OA and can physiotherapists affect this? Speaker: Associate Professor Jennie Scarvell Chair: Brett Baxter

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 3

Morning tea Session 2 Total knee arthroplasty Total knee arthroplasty rehabilitation, what’s new? What’s on the horizon? Speaker: Mark Nelson

10.30 – 12.30

Short and long term precautions post total hip arthroplasty, what is the evidence? Speaker: Thomas Robertson Knee rehabilitation What are the implications of motor blocks when used in total knee arthroplasty Speaker: Emma Blake Cool down: Making the most of the morning Speaker: Associate Professor Jennie Scarvell Chair: Angie Fearon

12.30 – 1.30

Room: Surfers Paradise 3

Lunch

Pre-Conference Workshop – Pain Taking up the challenge: Complexity and pain FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 1

1.30 – 2.30pm

The nature of complexity and how it can be used by clinicians to understand and improve their practice Speakers: Dave Nicholls, Jenny Setchell Chair: Lester Jones

Room: Surfers Paradise 3

Session 2 2.30 – 5.00pm

Current concepts of pain in clinical practice and how these inform assessment and treatment strategies Speakers: Peter Roberts, Lester Jones Chair: Dianne Wilson

3.00 – 3.30pm

Room: Surfers Paradise 3

Afternoon tea

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BREAKFAST SESSIONS All breakfast sessions will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, 7.30 am – 8.45 am Sunday 4 October 2015.

Animal Laser in animal physiotherapy— photobiomodulation (PBM) Speaker: Dr David Levine

Sponsored by:

Aquatic & Continence and Women’s Health The role of aquatic exercise and immersion in the management of breast cancer related lymphoedema Speaker: Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Geigle

During this interactive breakfast session, American animal physiotherapist David Levine, PhD and a representative from Litecure will discuss PBM and present case studies on the use of laser in animal physiotherapy. PBM is the application of light, usually low power laser or LED in the range of 1mW–15W with a red or near infrared wave spectrum (600– 1000nm), to a pathology. The use of therapeutic lasers provides a noninvasive, drug-free, and safe treatment for a wide variety of common conditions by reducing pain and inflammation, and accelerating the healing process. This breakfast session will cover the science of therapeutic lasers and laser–tissue interaction, as well as how to successfully integrate laser therapy into your practice, including some case studies for illustration and an emphasis on proper technique to obtain consistent clinical results.

The experience of having a diagnosis of breast cancer and undergoing related treatments is complex for both women and men. Altered selfimage, reduced functional use of limbs and general deconditioning can make any form of exercise a challenge. This session will explore the problem of breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL) and the difficulties encountered during exercise. The role of both water-based exercise and the hydrostatic effects of immersion in BCRL will be explored and appropriate parameters for both exercise and immersion will be discussed. The presence of both women’s health and aquatic physiotherapists will allow for informed discussion.

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Cardiorespiratory

Neurology

Functional electrical stimulation cycling in ICU

Self-management of physical activity after ABI

Speakers: Dr Selina Parry, Wendy Warfield

Speakers: Professor Catherine Dean, Taryn Jones

Sponsored by:

Sponsored by:

This breakfast session will provide participants with

This breakfast session will explore self-management approaches to physical activity after ABI, covering latest evidence, principles of behaviour change and habit formation, modes of delivery and discussion of an existing program—myMoves. This breakfast session will cover material which has broad application so it is suitable not only for physiotherapists working with clients with ABI but also those interested in promoting long-term physical activity.

• An overview of the principles related to functional electrical stimulation • An update of the evidence and current research investigating functional electrical stimulation protocols in critical illness • A demonstration of functional electrical stimulation equipment. The session will be delivered by Dr Selina Parry, who is a lecturer and cardiorespiratory coordinator within the Physiotherapy Department at The University of Melbourne, and Wendy Warfield, Clinical Education Manager at Restorative Therapies. Selina has led investigations into the safety and feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in early rehabilitation in critical care patients. Her research areas of interest are exercise for patient populations including intensive care survivors and other cardiorespiratory clinical populations, and the use of novel technologies to quantify functional recovery and impairments. Selina’s primary areas of research interest are intensive care, exercise for cardiorespiratory patients and education. Together, Wendy and Selina will provide a practical demonstration on FES cycling.

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Occupational Health

Paediatric

What is new in ergonomics in 2015? Speaker: David Caple

Paediatric continence—contemporary issues and management

Sponsored by:

Speaker: Dr Wendy Bower The Paediatric group is thrilled to host Dr Wendy Bower as a national keynote speaker. During this breakfast session, Dr Bower will present from her extensive clinical and research background to:

In August 2015, Australia will host the International Ergonomics Association Congress in Melbourne with more than 1000 delegates from over 40 countries. Possibly the largest area of interest is in healthcare ergonomics for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) for healthcare staff. In the area of transport ergonomics, there has been a renewal of interest in applying ergonomics in road, rail, and aircraft associated with design and safety. With the ‘greying’ of the workforce, the ergonomics research relating to cognitive and physical capacities of older workers continues to be a growing area of research. In the service industry such as government and finance, the broader health impacts of sedentary work has captured the community’s imagination into a simplistic debate between sitting and standing. The future of ergonomics in Australia is looking extremely dynamic.

• Provide a brief metric to help physios to screen for bladder or bowel issues in children they treat • Explain the treatment approach adopted by tertiary centres in evaluating and treating bladder dysfunction • Expose intervention strategies that have no underlying evidence base • Highlight recent research that may prompt clinicians to send children with bladder dysfunction to see the physiotherapist.

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Sports Sports physiotherapists’ experiences at major games: Successes and challenges Speakers: Peter Wells, Andrew McGough Peter Wells and Andrew McGough are experienced sports physiotherapists who have worked with Australian athletes at several major sporting events, as part of the Australian medical team. Andrew was Team Physiotherapist for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, while Peter was Team Lead Physiotherapist for Australian Swimming at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, and has recently been appointed as Head of Physical Therapies in Headquarters for the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At the Sports group breakfast, Peter and Andrew will share their many experiences and challenges working at these major games and the path that took them from the clinic to working with elite Australian athletes.

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PROGRAMS APA Conference Connect 2015 offers more than 150 invited speakers and a variety of thought-provoking sessions developed by your peers to inform, educate and inspire. With 12 groups offering 12 programs over the four days, plus an exciting plenary program for all delegates, you will have the opportunity to attend any stream / session / presentation of interest. • Acupuncture and Dry Needling

• Educators

• Animal

• Musculoskeletal

• Aquatic

• Neurology

• Cardiorespiratory

• Occupational Health

• Continence and Women’s Health

• Paediatric

• Gerontology

• Sports

Pre-conference Workshops

Friday 2 October

Breakfast Sessions

Sunday 4 October

Acupuncture & Dry Needling Aquatic Animal

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 October

Educators Occupational Health Neurology

Saturday 3 – Monday 5 October

Cardiorespiratory Continence & Women’s Health Musculoskeletal

Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 October

Paediatric Sports Gerontology

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Sunday 4 – Tuesday 6 October


Acupuncture and Dry Needling SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 Acupuncture, dry needling and laser: Effects on nerves, pain, brain and anxiety management 10.30 Effects of acupuncture and mindfulness on the limbic and prefrontal cortex: A working hypothesis for pain and anxiety management International Keynote: Jennie Longbottom

10.30 – 12.00

11.10 The effects of laser on nerves National Keynote: Dr Roberta Chow 11.35 The efficacy of acupuncture and dry needling: Physiotherapy integrative patient management Invited Speaker: Leigh McCutcheon Chair: Rebecca Fagan

Room: Central B

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.00 – 1.00

12.35 An acupuncture intervention to promote brain plasticity for stroke recovery based on findings from human neuroscience Speaker: Jill Williams Room: Poster Gallery Session 2 1.00 Developing a research project: Acupuncture and dry needling using achilles tendon as a template Invited Speaker: Dr Philip Gabel Acupuncture and dry needling for spinal and musculoskeletal conditions 1.15 Testing a sham dry needle for the cervical spine Speaker: Felicity Braithwaite

1.00 – 2.30

1.30 Cricketers – are they a pain in the back? Can electro-dry needling help them? Invited Speaker: Dr Peter Selvaratnam 1.50 Specific application of musculoskeletal screening guided dry needling to optimise dysfunctional single leg stance and related dynamic movement testing Invited Speaker: Andrew Hutton Chair: Leigh McCutcheon

Room: 4

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall

9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 Acupuncture, dry needling and laser: Effects on the CNS and treating the neuropathic pain population 10.30 Pain – What it is and how it is influenced by laser National Keynote: Dr Roberta Chow 11.10 Neurophysiology and the effects of acupuncture and dry needling in the chronic and neuropathic pain population Invited Speaker: Leigh Mc Cutcheon

10.30 – 12.30

11.40 Laser and the central nervous system Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso 12.10 Suprascapular nerve stimulation modulates motor cortex excitability in healthy adults but not in chronic shoulder pain: Implications for treatment of shoulder pain using acupuncture Speaker: Lynley Bradnam Chair: Tristan Chai

Room: Central C

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 ADNG/ CWHPA Acupuncture, respiration and the pelvic floor 1.30 Acupuncture for overactive bladder syndrome (OABS): Cost-effective and clinically effective International Keynote: Jennie Longbottom

1.30 – 3.00

2.10 Understanding the relationships between urinary incontinence, respiratory problems and back pain Invited Speaker: Dr Michelle Smith 2.30 Web-based pelvic floor muscle education for primiparae women Speaker: Anne – Marie Hill Chairs: Anita Bir and Rebecca Fagan

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 6

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 SPA/ADNG Tendinopathy: Then, now and where to from here? 3.30 What we know and where are we now? Invited Speaker: Professor Craig Purdam 3.50 Laser – a modality for tendon repair Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso 4.00 Load optimization in tendon management Invited Speaker: Dr David Spurrier

3.30 – 5.00

4.10 Acupuncture & direct needling – its role in tendinopathy Rx Invited Speaker: Jennie Longbottom 4.20 Exercise rehabilitation for tendons Invited Speaker: Paul Visentini 4.30 Tendonopathy and prolotherapy Invited Speaker: Michael Yelland 4.40 Achilles tendinopathy multimodal study n=60 Invited Speaker: Dr Philip Gabel

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Chairs: Philip Gabel and Damian Raper

Room: Central A


Animal SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

8.30 – 10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1

10.30 – 12.00

10.30 Canine and equine research update International Keynote: Professor David Levine 11.30 A clinical case study on the use of the EquibandTM System and dry needling to improve range of motion and spinal posture Invited Speaker: Sarah Cruickshank Chair: Annette Bowen

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 1.00 Fibro cartilaginous embolism in a whippet Speaker: Lynne Harrison 1.15 Post surgical physical therapy in dogs undergoing hemilaminectomy for intervertebral disc disease Invited Speaker: Dr Jayne McGhie

1.00 – 2.30

1.45 Sugar Glider rehabilitation post spinal fracture Speaker: Lesley Goff 2.00 Temporomandibular joint in small animals a veterinary perspective Invited Speaker: Dr Ursula Norton Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: 3

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

Laser in animal physiotherapy – photobiomodulation (PBM) International Keynote: Professor David Levine Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: 1

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 10.30 Animal assisted therapy International Keynote: Professor David Levine

10.30 – 12.30

11.30 A multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal injuries in the equine athlete Invited Speaker: Dr Paula Williams 12.00 Myofascial trigger points in equine pectoral muscles and their association with girthy behaviour Invited Speaker: Annette Bowen Chair: Helen Nicholson

Room: 1

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 1.30 Mechanical nociceptive thresholds following physiotherapy in unridden horses Invited Speaker: Fiona Winchester

1.30 – 3.00

2.00 Growing your animal physio business through vets Invited Speaker: Dr Diederik Gelderman 2.30 Comparison of the pelvic limb musculature and moment arms of the quarter horse and the arab Invited Speaker: Sarah Cruickshank Chair: Meagan Lamming

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 3.30 Science in animal training National Keynote: Dr Paul McGreevy

3.30 – 5.00

4.10 Literature review of outcomes in dogs following surgical repair of cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency – what is the evidence for physiotherapy? Speaker: Eilis McCarthy 4.25 Hyperflexion of horses’ necks – a meta-analysis and cost-benefit evaluation National Keynote: Dr Paul McGreevy Chair: Lesley Goff

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Room: 1


Aquatic SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 Exercise and aquatic physiotherapy 10.30 Aquatic therapy (AT) and robotic assisted body weight supported locomotor training (RABWSLT) for individuals with chronic motor incomplete spinal cord injury (CMISCI) International Keynote: Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Geigle

10.30 – 12.00

11.00 The role of exercise in spinal cord injury management National Keynote: Professor Mary Galea 11.30 The role of exercise and physical activity in cancer care and lymphoedema management. Invited Speaker: Dr Robyn Box Chair: Anne Daly

Room: 6

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.15 Effects of aquatic therapy and land-based therapy versus land-based therapy on range of motion, oedema and function after hip or knee replacement. Speaker: Alison Gibson 12.00 – 1.00

12.20 The effectiveness of aquatic physiotherapy following total hip replacement Speaker: Lana Jones 12.25 Aquatic physiotherapy and cancer rehabilitation: a literature review Speaker: Suzanne Smith 12.30 Aquatic physiotherapy graduate teaching: determining priorities for content and preparation for clinical placements Speaker: Sophie Heywood Room: Poster Gallery Session 2 AG/SPA Sport, exercise, recovery and aquatic physiotherapy 1.00 Practical options for early mobility and low load exercise through to using plyometrics in rehabilitation. Invited Speaker: Sophie Heywood

1.00 – 2.30

1.40 Water immersion for elite athletes – practical tips and a look towards the future Invited Speaker: Ned Brophy-Williams 2.10 Water running: Deep versus tethered Speaker: Philip Gabel Chair: Nicola Blum

Room: Arena 1B

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Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast AG/CWHPA

7.30 – 8.45

The role of aquatic exercise and immersion in the management of breast cancer related lymphedema. International Keynote: Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Geigle Chair: Anne Daly

Room: 5

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 Chronic disease across the lifespan and aquatic physiotherapy 10.30 Hydrotherapy with dual sensory impairment Invited Speaker: Michael Warburton 10.45 Does hydrotherapy improve a patient’s sense of mental well-being to a greater extent than physiotherapy prescribed home exercise programs alone? Speaker: Amy Carere

10.30 – 12.30

11.00 Defining the smallest worthwhile effect of land-based and water-based pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Speaker: Renae McNamara 11.15 Aquatic physiotherapy strategies and poolside assessments to help babies and children learn active lateral weight shift Speaker: Shayna Gavin 11.30 Aquatic physiotherapy for people with Friedreich ataxia Speaker: Sarah Milne 11.45 Hydrotherapy incidents: Occurrences, prevention and management Invited Speaker: Michael Warburton Chair: Ross Piper

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Room: 2


Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 Spinal cord injury and aquatic physiotherapy 1.30 Abdominal adiposity, insulin resistance, and prescribed aquatic exercise for two individuals with chronic motor incomplete spinal cord injury (CMISCI) International Keynote: Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Geigle

1.30 – 3.00

2.00 Spinal cord regeneration and repair National Keynote: Professor Mary Galea 2.30 The lesser known consequences of spinal cord injury National Keynote: Professor Phil Siddall Chair: Catherine O’Brien

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 9

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 Orthopaedics and aquatic physiotherapy 3.30 Using evidence to inform the implementation of a warm water exercise program in a community setting Invited Speaker: Ornella Clavisi

3.30 – 5.00

3.55 Are differences in self-reported pain, perceived exertion and coping strategies related to the addition of aquatic exercise early after total joint replacement surgery? Invited Speaker: Dr Ann Rahmann 4.20 How to incorporate aquatic therapy into rehabilitation of patients after complex orthopaedic surgery in the restricted weight bearing period Speaker: Elizabeth Villalta 4.45 Conclusion and awards Chair: Bronwyn McIlveen

Room: 2

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Cardiorespiratory SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 10.30 Welcome Invited Speaker: Dr Peter Thomas

10.30 – 12.00

10.40 Current and future rehabilitation strategies for the critically ill International Keynote: Dr Peter Morris 11.20 Pulmonary hypertension: Risks and benefits of exercise National Keynote: Dr Norman Morris Chair: Peter Thomas

12.00 – 1.00

Room: Central A

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 C1 Critical care physiotherapy 1.00 A national survey of intensive care senior physiotherapists regarding respiratory management of intubated adults with community acquired pneumonia. Speaker: Lisa Van der Lee 1.15 Physical function In critical care (PaciFIC) Speaker: Selina Parry 1.30 Does objective monitoring of cuff pressures result in less adverse effects? Speaker: Charlotte Hockey 1.45 Staff perceptions of the barriers to mobilising patients in an intensive care unit Speaker: Simone Dafoe 2.00 Overcoming barriers to the mobilisation of patients in an intensive care unit Speaker: Simone Dafoe

1.00 – 2.30

Chairs: Meg Harrold and Lauren O’Connor

Room: Central A

Session 2 C2 Exercise testing and rehabilitation 1.00 Effect of a twelve month home-based walking training program in maintaining health related quality of life and exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Speaker: Sally Wootton 1.15 Small steps: Effectiveness and feasibility of an incremental goal-setting intervention to reduce sitting time in older adults Speaker: Lucy Lewis 1.30 Physical activity levels in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who experience exercise-induced oxygen desaturation Speaker: Zoe McKeough 1.45 The effect of altering six-minute walk test course length on distance walked and physiological response Speaker: Sharon Kwiatkowski Chair: Peter Thomas

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Room: 2


Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

Functional electrical stimulation cycling in ICU Invited Speakers: Dr Selina Parry, Wendy Warfield Chair: Anne Jones

Room: 9

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 Delivering quality in clinical education 10.30 A national project to embed role-play simulation into Australian entry-level physiotherapy clinical education programs Invited Speaker: Dr Tony Wright 11.15 Evolving concepts in simulation education Invited Speaker: Dr Peter Thomas 12.00 Development of a training resource to assist in the assessment of physiotherapy students using the assessment of physiotherapy practice (APP) Invited Speaker: Dr Garry Kirwan Chairs: Allison Mandrusiak and Alison Blunt

Room: Arena 1B

E-Poster Presentations 10.30 – 12.30

10.35 Aquatic exercise for stable heart failure Speaker: Julie Adsett 10.42 www.HEARTOnline.org.au: What’s new? Speaker: Julie Adsett 10.49 Home-based telerehabilitation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: satisfaction levels of participants and their partners Speaker: Ling Ling Tsai 10.56 Tubing internal diameters and flow rates affect the pressures generated by the bubble-positive expiratory pressure device Speaker: Mary Santos 11.03 Evaluation of community exercise classes targeting individuals with cardiovascular disease Speaker: Diana Moghaddas Chair: Anne Jones

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Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4

1.30 – 3.00

1.30 Intensity of exercise training: Old dogs, intervals and new tricks National Keynote: Dr Norman Morris 2.15 Improving access to pulmonary rehabilitation – new developments Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Alison Chair: Catherine Granger

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Central C

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 C1 Improving physical activity in healthcare 3.30 Cancer and physical ACtivITY (CAPACITY) study: Implementation of the physical activity guidelines in lung cancer Speaker: Catherine Granger 3.45 What are the barriers to implementation of the physical activity guidelines in lung cancer? Speaker: Catherine Granger 4.00 Community-based exercise training is feasible, effective and well accepted by people with chronic respiratory and chronic cardiac disease Speaker: Renae McNamara 4.15 Generalized compared to disease-specific outpatient rehabilitation in people with multimorbidity Speaker: Kathryn Barker 4.30 How to set up collaborative partnerships between fitness facilities and physiotherapy services to enable successful client self-health management Speaker: Mark Tran

3.30 – 5.00

Chairs: Lauren O’Connor and Claire Hackett

Room: 7

Session 5 C2 Focus on critical care 3.30 Barriers and enablers to the implementation of early rehabilitation in critical care Speaker: Selina Parry 3.45 Early mobilization of a continuous flow ventricular assist device patient cohort Speaker: Helen Seale 4.00 Functional outcomes and quality of life in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation pre or post heart transplant Speaker: Kate Hayes 4.15 Quadriceps strength is an independent predictor of physical activity post-heart transplantation Speaker: Rebecca Kelly 4.30 Does burn injury increase long term cardiovascular disease risk? Speaker: Jennifer Paratz Chairs: Lisa Beach and Elisabeth Pilgrim 5.30 – 7.30

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Cardiorespiratory Group Cocktail Function

Room: 8


MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 NPG/CRPA 10.00 The past, the present and the future of cystic fibrosis care Invited Speaker: Dr David Reid 10.45 Big needs, big state, big challenge: Respiratory physiotherapy for children delivered across Queensland. Invited Speaker: Christine Wilson 11.30 Connecting the paediatric therapeutic management of concurrent autosomal recessive conditions, morquios and cystic fibrosis Speaker: Tamara Lazzarin 11.45 Transition of phase-two cardiopulmonary rehab clients to independent exercise in community fitness centres Speaker: Mark Tran Chair: Peter Thomas

Room: Arena 1B

Session 6 Intensive care

10.00 – 12.00

10.00 Year in review – ICU rehabilitation and post intensive care syndrome International Keynote: Dr Peter Morris 10.30 Where to for secretion retention: Should we bother? Invited Speaker: Dr George Ntoumenopoulos 11.15 The impact of physical activity levels in the ICU on functional patient outcomes Speaker: Lisa Beach 11.30 Which factors affect the duration and frequency of respiratory physiotherapy intervention for intubated adults with community acquired pneumonia? Speaker: Lisa Van der Lee 11.45 Inspiratory muscle training facilitates weaning from mechanical ventilation in patients in the intensive care unit Speaker: Mark Elkins Chairs: Selina Parry and Ben Noteboom

Room: 6

Concurrent Workshop Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

Room: 1

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E-Poster Presentations 10.05 Physiotherapists’ perceptions of pain management in post coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients in Australian and New Zealand hospitals Speaker: Serena Hong 10.12 How are high risk chest trauma patients managed at a regional health service? Speaker: Brooke Winzer 10.19 Ventilator Hyperinflation: Safety and feasibility of translating evidence into practice in ICU Speaker: Tayne Ryall 10.26 Allied health assistants can safely and effectively provide early ambulation following major upper abdominal surgery Speaker: Ianthe Boden 10.00 – 12.00

10.33 Measuring frailty in elderly cardiac surgery patients Speaker: Sarah Fitzgerald 10.40 Intensive care early rehabilitation, lessons from leading International facilities Speaker: Rachel Mullins 10.47 Experiences of fatigue following critical illness Speaker: Zoe Colman 10.54 Post-operative physiotherapy management of patients undergoing open heart surgery Speaker: Michelle Paton 11.01 An action research project to explore, implement and evaluate the use of rehabilitation guidelines for physiotherapy in the critically ill Speaker: Sarah Elliott Chair: Claire Hackett

12.00 – 1.00

Room: Poster Gallery

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 7 C1 1.00 Year in review – pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise prescription Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Alison 1.30 Measures of gas exchange during six minute walk test predict changes in disease severity in pulmonary artery hypertension Speaker: Helen Seale 1.45 The impact of classification of physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on results from physical activity monitoring Speaker: Angela Burge 2.00 Generalized outpatient rehabilitation program compared to usual care in people with multimorbidity Speaker: Kathryn Barker Chairs: Catherine Granger and Penny Schofield

Room: 2

Session 7 C2 Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy in surgical settings 1.00 – 2.30

1.00 Lung infection prevention post-surgery major abdominal with pre-operative physiotherapy (LIPPSMAck POP) trial Speaker: Ianthe Boden 1.15 Effect of continuous local anaesthetic in post cardiac surgery patients Speaker: Serena Hong 1.30 Sternal micromotion following cardiac surgery Speaker: Sulakshana Balachandran 1.45 Comparison of bubble positive expiratory devices Speaker: Mary Santos 2.00 Hospital costs of respiratory complications following abdominal surgery: Implications for service provision and interpretation of clinical trials. Speaker: Ianthe Boden 2.15 Prolonged laparoscopic and lower abdominal surgery: The rate and cost of postoperative pulmonary complications and implications for physiotherapy management Speaker: Kate Sullivan Chairs: Meg Harrold and Selina Parry

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Room: 6


Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson

2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2

TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 Jill Nosworthy award for excellence in research – finalist presentations 9.00 Assessing functional exercise capacity using telehealth: Is it reliable and valid in patients with chronic heart failure? Speaker: Rita Hwang 9.15 The Melbourne risk prediction tool accurately predicts patients unlikely to get a respiratory complication following major open upper abdominal surgery Speaker: Ianthe Boden 9.30 Minimum standards of clinical practice for physiotherapists working in Australian and New Zealand critical care settings: a modified Delphi technique Speaker: Shane Patman 9.45 A pilot randomised controlled trial of early goal directed mobilisation versus standard care in intensive care units Speaker: Meg Harrold Chair: Catherine Granger

9.00 – 10.00

Room: Arena 1A

Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer 10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

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Session 9 Extending the role of the cardiorespiratory physiotherapist 10.30 Nicole Turney award oration: A survey of Australian and New Zealand physiotherapy practices with Passy-Muir valves in intensive care units Speaker: Lauren O’Connor 10.45 Establishment of a physiotherapy bronchoscopy service in ICU Invited Speaker: Dr Scott Bradley 11.05 Extended scope of practice: Diagnostic thoracic ultrasound for respiratory physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Dr George Ntoumenopoulos 11.25 Advanced practiced – questions / discussion Invited Speakers: Dr Scott Bradley, Dr George Ntoumenopoulos 11.45 CRPA Update Invited Speaker: Dr Selina Parry 12.00 CRPA meeting summary and prizes Invited Speakers: Peter Thomas, Selina Parry Chairs: Selina Parry and Peter Thomas 10.30 – 12.30

Room: Arena 1A

Concurrent Invited Session Critical physiotherapy A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be. Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close Chair: Marcus Dripps

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Room: Arena 2


Continence and Women’s Health SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 Current trends in pelvic floor muscle training and exercise 10.30 The cochrane systematic review and Mrs Q: Applying summary findings about pelvic floor muscle training for particular patients International Keynote: Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith

10.30 – 12.00

11.15 Exercise and abdominal pressure: How much do we really know? Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Kruger 11.45 Transabdominal ultrasound to assess pelvic floor muscle performance during abdominal curl in exercising women Speaker: Kathy Briffa Chairs: Helena Frawley and Lauren Locke

Room: 5

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.00 – 1.00

12.50 Implementation of an exercise program in breast cancer rehabilitation to improve shoulder strength Speaker: Katherine Maka Room: Poster Gallery Session 2 CWHPA: Professional issues forum The session will commence with a short introduction followed by an interactive round table discussion on pertinent topics for CWHPA around the country

1.00 – 2.30

Chairs: Heather Pierce and Julienne Moore

Room: 5

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Presenters: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast AG/CWHPA

7.30 – 8.45

The role of aquatic exercise and immersion in the management of breast cancer related lymphedema. International Keynote: Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Geigle Chair: Anne Daly Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall

9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pelvic pain disorders 10.30 Does pelvic floor muscle training help female sexual function? National Keynote: Associate Professor Helena Frawley 11.00 Maternal birth trauma Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Clara Shek 11.30 Perineal muscle stiffness in women with and without vulvodynia: Reliability of measurement and differences in muscle stiffness Speaker: Helena Frawley

10.30 – 12.30

11.45 Outcomes of physiotherapy management of pelvic muscle pain Speaker: Lauren Locke 12.00 Correlation between muscle stiffness and pain in women with vulvodynia Speaker: Helena Frawley 12.15 Interactive computer game-based biofeedback in childhood functional outlet obstruction Speaker: Stephanie Hart Chairs: Trish Neumann and Sheridan Guyatt

Room: 6

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 ADNG/CWHPA Acupuncture, respiration and the pelvic floor 1.30 Acupuncture for overactive bladder syndrome (OABS): Cost-effective and clinically effective International Keynote: Jennie Longbottom

1.30 – 3.00

2.10 Understanding the relationships between urinary incontinence, respiratory problems and back pain Invited Speaker: Dr Michelle Smith 2.40 Web-based pelvic floor muscle education for primiparae women Speaker: Anne – Marie Hill Chairs: Anita Bir and Rebecca Fagan

3.00 – 3.30

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Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

Room: 6


Session 5 Musculoskeletal issues in women’s health 3.30 Diastasis rectus abdominis Invited Speaker: Dr Paul Hodges 3.50 Pelvic support belt versus compression shorts: Which is superior in the management of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) with reduced force closure? Speaker: Julienne Moore 3.30 – 5.00

4.05 Face validity of a unique patient focused symptoms severity index for assessing inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast Speaker: Helen Lowe 4.20 How to assess and treat the upper torso musculoskeletal symptoms experienced by female patients with large breasts. Speaker: Deirdre McGhee 4.50 Does breast size affect measures of upper torso pain and musculoskeletal structure and function? Speaker: Deirdre McGhee Chairs: Gen McGlashan and Anita Bir

5.30 – 7.30

Room: 6

Continence and Women’s Health Group Cocktail Function

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 The male pelvic floor: Same, same but different! 10.00 The male pelvic floor Invited Speaker: Dr Paul Hodges 11.00 Connecting with men: Giving the evidence a chance Invited Speaker: Craig Allingham

10.00 – 12.00

11.30 Teaching pelvic floor exercises for radical prostatectomy – what is the right approach Invited Speaker: Dr Trish Neumann Chairs: Shan Morrison and Kerstin McPherson

Room: 2

Concurrent Workshop Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

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Session 7 1.00 Instructions to stop the urine flow prior to radical prostate surgery produces quantifiable bladder neck elevation measured by transperineal ultrasound. Speaker: Trish Neumann 1.15 Early stage prostate cancer radiotherapy with or without neoadjuvant androgen derived therapy treatment outcomes on pelvic floor muscle function Speaker: Peter Osmotherly

1.00 – 2.30

1.30 Exercise interventions for patients with gynaecological cancer Speaker: Kuan-Yin Lin 1.45 Effects of a treadmill-based exercise intervention on symptoms associated with primary dysmenorrhea Speaker: Priya Kannan Chair: Libby Oldfield

Room: 5

Concurrent Workshop Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson 2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

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5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 9.00 Is pelvic floor muscle training a physical or behavioural therapy? International Keynote: Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith 9:45 Survey of pregnant women in Western Australia to evaluate their knowledge, beliefs about and engagement in pelvic floor muscle exercises Speaker: Anne – Marie Hill Chairs: Margaret Sherburn and Taryn Penny

Room: 5

Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli 9.00 – 10.00

Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer 10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 9 10.30 Rehabilitation following treatment for pelvic cancer National Keynote: Associate Professor Helena Frawley 11.15 Living Well with Cancer – The importance of lifestyle factors including exercise, nutrition and meditation to improved quality of life in malignancy Invited Speaker: Dr Maree Colosimo Award Presentations Chair: Julienne Moore

Room: 5

Concurrent Invited Session Critical physiotherapy A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be. Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell 10.30 – 12.30

Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close Chair: Marcus Dripps

Room: Arena 2

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Educators SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1

10.30 – 12.00

Cross cultural competency, communication and clinical reasoning Invited Speakers: Associate Professor Andrea Bialocerkowski, Dr Ian Edwards, Dr Heather Jackson Chairs: Louise Breheny and Dr Louisa Remedios

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 8

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 Making the most of international interprofessional placements 1.00 Global learning partnership: An intercultural and interdisciplinary global clinical placement Speaker: Jessica Lees 1.15 Sowing seeds, grassroots and harvest: UQ interprofessional clinical placements in Vietnam Speaker: Alison Mandrusiak

1.00 – 2.30

1.30 International clinical placements for undergraduate allied health students: Are they worth the resources invested? Invited Speaker: Dr BK Tan 2.00 Questions and Discussion Chair: Associate Prof Gillian Webb

Room: 8

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

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Room: Arena 2


SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall

9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 C1 Curriculum: Old tricks and new ideas 10.30 Teaching manual handling to undergraduate physiotherapy students, where are we starting from? Speaker: Jane Coffee 10.45 Cultural responsiveness: student physiotherapists’ perceptions on their preparedness and education Speaker: Lucy Chipchase 11.00 How is cultural competence being built into physiotherapy education? Speaker: Emily McLoughlin 11.15 Consensus between assessors regarding ratings of competency of physiotherapy students: Is it possible Speaker: Courtney Clark 11.30 Team based learning for enhancing physiotherapy education Speaker: Veena Raigangar 11.45 The review and development of accreditation standards for entry-level physiotherapy in Australia Speaker: Megan Davidson 12.00 How to use an advocacy enquiry approach in student feedback to improve student engagement and the effectiveness of the conversation Speaker: Neil Tuttle

10.30 – 12.30

Chair: Dr Maureen McEvoy

Room: 4

Session 3 C2 Reflecting on clinical education and assessment 10.30 How to use a Pecha Kucha for student assessments Speaker: Louisa Remedios 11.00 The impact of supervising challenging students on clinical placement Speaker: Catherine Johnston 11.15 Living and learning long-term – students’ perspectives of full year physiotherapy placements Speaker: Luke Wakely 11.30 Performance in physiotherapy clinical exit examinations: The relationship to academic and clinical placement assessment Speaker: Rebekah Barry 11.45 Student self-evaluation of clinical reasoning and decision-making skills within a physiotherapy case-based learning unit Speaker: Jane Butler 12.00 Practice behaviours, but not patient outcomes, change after a longitudinal professional development activity Speaker: Lucy Chipchase 12.15 Coping with demand while caring for the clinicians: strategies to enhance professional placement opportunities for physiotherapy students Speaker: Luke Wakely Chair: Dr Debra Virtue

Room: 5

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Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E – Poster Presentations 1.05 Failure to fail in physiotherapy clinical education Speaker: Catherine Johnston

12:30 -1:30

1.10 Clinical education supervision model for the acute neurosciences physiotherapy team Speaker: Thao Nguyen 1.15 Visualisation of intra-articular spinal meniscoids using E12 sheet plastination: A tool for physiotherapy clinical anatomy education Speaker: Scott Farrell 1.20 Towards common agreed standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum across the allied health professions Speaker: Alison Francis-Cracknell Room: Poster Gallery Session 4 Managing new grads, new jobs, new challenges 1.30 Graduating physiotherapists’ perceptions of evidence based practice (EBP) university training and impact in the workplace Speaker: Maureen McEvoy 1.45 Development of a competency framework: Physiotherapists’ perceptions of workplace knowledge and skills Speaker: Rodney Sturt

1.30 – 3.00

2.00 Physical therapists’ ways of thinking and talking about overweight and obesity: Clinical implications Speaker: Jenny Setchell 2.15 Key elements of effective supervision for physiotherapists. Speaker: Nancy Finlay 2.30 From clinical physiotherapist to classroom educator Speaker: Felicity Blackstock 2.45 Social media use in health professional education: preliminary findings from an international and interdisciplinary study Speaker: Louisa Remedios Chair: Kerstin McPherson

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 5

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 Making the most of your career 3.30 How can we future-proof the profession: Factors influencing the job satisfaction of physiotherapists Speaker: Eleni Bacopanos 3.45 Exploring the factors influencing job satisfaction and career development of physiotherapists working in private practice Speaker: Jessica Davies

3:30 – 5:00

4.00 The physiotherapy specialist in Aotearoa New Zealand: Regulation in practice Speaker: Janice Mueller 4.15 ANZAC relationships and the shared physiotherapy practice thresholds for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Speaker: Kathy Grudzinskas 4.30 How to build your professional brand with a personal website Speaker: Glenn Ruscoe 4.55 Topic: Awards and Prize Presentations Chair: Sara Carroll

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Room: 5


Gerontology SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

12.00 – 1.00

Lunch – Exhibition Hall

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

Room: 1

E-Poster Presentations

1.00 – 2.30

1.10 Effect of therapeutic massage on pain in dementia and advanced dementia Speaker: Rob Orr 1.17 Ultrasound imaging: Reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscle thickness and multifidus cross-sectional area of adults aged 50-79 years Speaker: William Cuellar 1.22 Test-retest reliability of the nine hole pegtest and purdue pegboard in people with Parkinsons disease Speaker: Elizabeth Proud Room: Poster Gallery

2.30 – 3.00

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall

9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 The big issues in gerontological physiotherapy 10.30 Mind your step – preventing falls in dementia International Keynote: Dr Susan Hunter

10.30 – 12.30

11.15 What is the effectiveness of weekend allied health services on acute medical and surgical wards for reducing length of stay, readmissions and adverse events in hospital? National Keynote: Professor Terrence Haines 12.00 Optimising outcomes after hip fracture Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Cathie Sherrington Chairs: Andrew Waldie and Shylie Mackintosh

Room: 9

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.45 Machines that go ping may improve balance but may not improve mobility or reduce risk of falls Speaker: Amy Dennett

12.30 – 1.30

12.50 Reduced muscle strength, power, muscle mass and activation as risk factors for poor outcomes after total knee arthroplasty Speaker: Abdullah Alnagmoosh 12.55 Centre of gravity: Can start location be used to reflect mean location in the antero-posterior plane? Speaker: Jill Boughen 1.00 Measurements and ranking of muscle size of abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles among older adults Speaker: Anitra Wilson Room: Poster Gallery Session 4 Pain management in the elderly 1.30 Developing trust with elderly and chronic pain populations through communication Invited Speaker: Amy Hiller

1.30 – 3.00

2.00 Managing pain in the older adult – a clinical perspective Invited Speaker: Dr Ann Rahmann 2.30 Pain management guidelines in the elderly Invited Speaker: Professor Stephen Gibson Chairs: Jane Bradshaw and Jan Taylor

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 2

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 Panel discussion Q and A – what could physiotherapy look like in aged care in 2020?

3.30 – 5.00

Future of aged care – a different perspective on alternative structures for care delivery and consumer directed care that is more client focused Outline of presentation APA members will be able to hear the panel members views on the current aged care system, highlighting it’s strengths and weakness and outline their hopes for the future of physiotherapy practice in aged care. Points to consider: •H  ow can we address excellence and consumer led management in the current climate? •N  ew directions and initiatives •W  hat could the future of aged care look across all sectors? •H  ow can evidence based research influence APA advocacy efforts in this area? Invited Speakers: Rik Dawson, Chris Turner, Dr Rohan Grimley, Dr Stephanie Fu Chair: Rik Dawson

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Gerontology Group Cocktail Function

Room: 9


MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 C1 Advances in gerontology 10.00 An accurate, reliable and valid electronic app to measure pain Speaker: Marie-Louise Bird 10.15 Physiotherapists’ knowledge about dementia Speaker: Patricia Maggs 10.30 Can a culture change make aged care a more attractive rotation for junior physiotherapy staff? Speaker: Jacqueline Kay 10.45 The effect of exercise on muscle mass in older people: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Speaker: Cathie Sherrington 11.00 Greater reduction in walking speed and automaticity observed in adults as severity of hearing impairment increases Speaker: Kirsty Soles 11.15 Validity of the Fitbit activity tracker for measuring steps in community-dwelling older adults Speakers: Cathie Sherrington and Serene Paul 11.30 Yoga-based exercise improves balance and mobility in older people Speaker: Sabrina Youkhana 11.45 The Victorian Assistant Workforce Model, allied health – the right task, the right worker Speaker: Sarah Milne Chairs: Anne-Marie Hill, Jan Taylor and Stephanie Fu

10.00 – 12.00

Room: 8

Session 6 C2 Balance, mobility and falls in the elderly 10.00 Do measures of balance, mobility, mood and balance confidence differ based on self-perceived physical status at discharge home from rehabilitation? Speaker: Sarah Mattin 10.15 Whose class is it anyway? Stakeholder feedback from a falls rehabilitation program Speaker: Matt Liston 10.30 Additional standing balance circuit classes during inpatient rehabilitation improved balance outcomes: An assessor blinded randomised controlled trial Speaker: Daniel Treacy 10.45 Physical activity in the acute ward following hip fracture surgery is associated with a lower degree of fear of falling Speaker: Lise Kronborg 11.00 Educating older patients to engage in falls prevention strategies while in hospital: Mutual understanding is required Speakers: Jacqueline Francis-Coad and Anne-Marie Hill 11.15 Evaluating the effects of increasing physical activity in hospitalized older adults: MOVE Trial update Speaker: Jennifer McGinley 11.30 To determine the feasibility of implementing and operating a virtual falls prevention community of practice across multiple residential care sites Speaker: Jacqueline Francis-Coad 11.45 Home rehabilitation following hip fracture repair for nursing home residents improves mobility outcomes Speaker: Maggie Killington Chairs: Nancy Low Choy, Jane Bradshaw and Shylie Mackintosh

Room: 9 65


Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 12.00

Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 7 Falls and exercise prescription in the elderly – recent findings and key practice points 1.00 Improving engagement with exercise and physical activity using technology Invited Speaker: Dr Marie-Louise Bird 1.30 Fall prevention education in hospital and after discharge Invited Speaker: Dr Anne-Marie Hill

1.00 – 2.30

2.00 Do falls and exercise impact on depression in older adults recently discharged from hospital? National Keynote: Professor Terry Haines Chairs: Dr Stephanie Fu and Nancy Low Choy

Room: 9

Concurrent Workshop Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson 2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

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5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 C1 9.00 How to conduct progressive strength training in the acute ward after hip fracture surgery Speaker: Lise Kronborg 9.30 How to improve holistic management of incontinence post-hospitalisation with aged clients. Can community physiotherapists help? Speaker: Victoria Podmore Chairs: Nancy Low Choy, Jane Bradshaw and Shylie Mackintosh

Room: 6

Session 8 C2 9.00 How to incorporate health economics into your research or service evaluation Speaker: Steven McPhail 9.30 How to evaluate meaningful change in health-related quality of life among older adult populations Speaker: Steven McPhail 9.00 – 10.00

Chairs: Anne-Marie Hill, Jan Taylor and Stephanie Fu

Room: 7

Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer 10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 9 10.30 Using the smart phone, Microsoft Kinect and the Wii Board to measure cervical range of motion, thoracic kyphosis and big toe strength Speaker: June Quek 11.00 Rehabilitation at the end of life Invited Speaker: Bronwen Hewitt 11.30 Tipping points – falls prevention in high functioning older adults International Keynote: Dr Susan Hunter 12.00 Awards and Presentations Chairs: Andrew Waldie and Jan Taylor

Room: 7

Concurrent Invited Session Critical physiotherapy 10.30 – 12.30

A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close Chair: Marcus Dripps

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Musculoskeletal SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 C1 Cervical spine motor control and muscle morphology 10.30 Comparative strength and endurance performance of the cervical extensor and flexor muscles in females with and without mechanical neck pain Speaker: Shaun O’Leary 10.45 Sensorimotor control in people with insidious onset neck pain and health individuals. Speaker: Rutger De Zoete 11.00 Head repositioning accuracy in young people with insidious onset neck pain associated with sustained flexion Speaker: Sue Reid 11.15 Tracking motor cortical changes in the transition to sustained muscle pain Speaker: Siobhan Schabrun 11.30 How to assess contraction of the cervical deep muscle extensors using real-time ultrasound Speaker: Trudy Rebbeck Chair: Nick Kendrick

10.30 – 12.00

Room: Arena 1A

Session 1 C2 Lower back pain and Sciatica: Clinical course, intervention outcomes, and triggers for persistence 10.30 The efficacy of conservative treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures on acute pain relief Speaker: Manuela Ferreira 10.45 The clinical course of patients with sciatica treated surgically Speaker: Gustavo Machado 11.00 Individualised physiotherapy versus advice for people with low back disorders Speaker: Jon Ford 11.15 Individualised physiotherapy versus advice for people with lumbar disc herniation and associated radiculopathy Speaker: Andrew Hahne 11.30 Individualised physiotherapy is cost-effective relative to advice for people with low back disorders Speaker: Andrew Hahne 11.45 Triggers for an episode of persistent low back pain Speaker: Gustavo Machado Chair: Sue Kelly

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Room: Arena 1B


Session 1 C3 Models of health care delivery and patient outcomes 10.30 Quality indicators for musculoskeletal injury management in the emergency department Speaker: Kirsten Strudwick 10.45 Physiotherapists provided with training and support, improve return to work outcomes and contain overall medical costs in a compensable scheme Speaker: Paul Coburn 10.30 – 12.00

11.00 Primary contact physiotherapy practitioner reduces waiting times and length of stay for patients with isolated musculoskeletal conditions in emergency departments Speaker: Katherine Maka 11.15 Patient-reported outcome questionnaires for whole spine dysfunction. Speaker: Edmund Leahy 11.30 A novel method of item generation for a new patient-reported outcome measure Speaker: Bridget Hill Chair: Maree Raymer

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 4

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 Pain in practice: The patient, the therapist, the science 1.00 Opening of the MPA program James Debenham, MPA Chair 1.10 Applying modern pain neuroscience in physiotherapy practice: Differential diagnosis between nociceptive, neuropathic and central sensitisation pain International Keynote: Associate Professor Jo Nijs

1.00 – 2.30

1.40 Understanding the concept of beliefs in clinical practice Invited Speaker: Darren Beales 2.00 Pain and the brain: Theoretical and clinical considerations Invited Speaker: Professor Lorimer Moseley Chair: James Debenham

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall

9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 MPA/SPA 10.30 Clinical gems for treatment of hip pain Invited Speakers: Trish Wisbey-Roth, Dr Kevin Sims, Dr David Agolley, Dr Alison Grimaldi “I know what the research says, now how do I get the best outcomes from exercise interventions?”

10.30 – 12.30

11.30 The importance of understanding energy balance International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair 12.00 Assessing fitness and physical activity: How to get better compliance from your patients Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes Chairs: Joanne Kemp and David MacDonald

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 C1 Shoulder girdle and wrist symptoms: cervical, nervous system, motor control issues 1.30 A systematic review of axillary web syndrome Speaker: Wai Yeung 1.45 Effect of neural mobilisation and nerve and tendon gliding exercises in carpal tunnel syndrome – RCT Speaker: Shlesha Shah 2.00 A systematic review of prevalence, incidence and risk factors for shoulder and neck dysfunction after neck dissection Speaker: Elise Gane 2.15 The effects of shoulder taping on scapulothoracic muscle contraction and corticomotor excitability of scapular and shoulder muscles Speaker: Suzanne Snodgrass 2.30 Somatosensory changes associated with chronic non-specific musculoskeletal shoulder pain Speaker: Chris Ramlu 2.45 Passive range of movement of the shoulder: a standardised method for measurement and assessment of intrarater reliability Speaker: Sarah Walmsley Chair: Ian Seels

1.30 – 3.00

Room: Arena 1B

Session 4 C2 Osteoarthritis and joint replacement in the lower limb 1.30 The substantial personal burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis among younger people Speaker: Ilana Ackerman 1.45 Physiotherapy following total knee replacement: An audit of outpatient practice Speaker: Christine Redmond 2.00 Is there a role for rehabilitation streaming following total knee arthroplasty? Speaker: Justine Naylor 2.15 Exploring the minimal, moderate and maximal important differences for the 6MWT post total knee arthroplasty: Which is the appropriate change metric? Speaker: Justine Naylor 2.30 Maximum tolerated dose of walking for people with severe osteoarthritis of the knee Speaker: Jason Wallis 2.45 Rehabilitation after elective total hip replacement Speaker: Corinne Coulter Chair: Adam Semciw

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Session 4 C3 Technology & physical activity 1.30 Remote-communication technologies to improve adherence to exercise and physical| activity recommendations from physiotherapists: Which technologies do patients with musculoskeletal disorders prefer? Speaker: Steven McPhail 1.45 Current telemedicine-based interventions are not effective in managing chronic low back pain Speaker: Amabile Borges Dario 2.00 How to incorporate physical activity advice for prevention of non-communicable disease into usual physiotherapy practice Speaker Debra Shirley 2.30 How to use contemporary smartphone technologies to enhance care by promoting positive lifestyle behaviours, exercise adherence and utilise automate remote-monitoring functions in clinical practice Speaker: Steven McPhail Chair: Robyn Fary

Room: 3

E – Poster Presentations

1.30 – 3.00

1.35 The development of a persistent pain strategy for compensable clients in Victoria: Opportunities for both public and private sector physiotherapists Speaker: Anne Daly 1.42 Muscle strength in adults with spinal cord injury: Systematic review of manual muscle testing, isokinetic and hand held dynamometry clinimetrics Speaker: Kerry Peek 1.49 The effect of anterior cruciate ligament injury on the magnitude of activation of the quadriceps and hamstrings Speaker: Kirstie Tyson 1.56 Deep cervical extensor muscle dimensions change under contraction and can be measured reliably using video real time ultrasound Speaker: Veronica Desa 2.03 Effect of velocity and familiarisation on the reliability of isokinetic dynamometry in healthy adults Speaker: Erin Nugent 2.10 Sensory nerves containing calcitonin gene-related peptide in structures commonly associated with chronic and recurrent pain Speaker: Christine Barry 2.17 Lean mass or physical function: What is the strongest predictor of bone mass in postmenopausal women? Speaker: Steven Watson 2.24 Comparison of supraspinatus muscle architecture during three different shoulder strengthening exercises using cross-sectional analysis through ultrasonography Speaker: Il – Young Moon Room: Poster Gallery

3.00 – 3.30

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 C1 Psychosocial influences and their relation to low back pain 3.30 Is depression a risk factor for low back pain? A prospective co-twin study Speaker: Marina De Barros Pinheiro 3.45 Is a sleep intervention effective for low back pain when genetics is considered? Study protocol of a randomised co-twin trial Speaker: Marina De Barros Pinheiro

3.30 – 5.00

4.00 Gaining control: A prospective mixed-methods study exploring the factors associated with improvements in fear in people with chronic back pain Speaker: Samantha Brunzli 4.15 Physiotherapist’s assessment of patients psychosocial status: Are we standing on thin ice? Speaker: Mukul Singla 4.30 How to measure outcome in your practice Speaker: Steven Kamper Chair: Tim Mitchell

Room: Arena 2

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Session 5 C2 Upper limb: Extended scope, exercise and outcomes 3.30 Subacromial corticosteroid injection by a physiotherapist compared to an orthopaedic surgeon Speaker: Darryn Marks 3.45 Physiotherapy is a cost-effective alternative to corticosteroid injection for lateral epicondylalgia Speaker: Brooke Coombes 4.00 Assessment of individual muscle activity during a rapid wrist extension task in people with chronic lateral epicondylalgia Speaker: Nagarajan Manickaraj 4.15 A progressive exercise program following a distal radial fracture Speaker: Andrea Bruder 4.30 A retrospective cohort study of QuickDASH scores for common acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy Speaker: Mikayla Southam 3.30 – 5.00

4.45 A feasibility study investigating a supervised exercise program for full thickness tears of the supraspinatus muscle Speaker: Mary Shea Chair: Patrick Swete-Kelly

Room: Central C

Session 5 C3 Exercise and neck pain 3.30 How to prescribe exercises for cervical kinematic impairment in neck pain Speaker: Julia Treleaven 4.00 How to prescribe exercises for sensorimotor control disturbances in neck pain Speaker: Julia Treleaven 4.30 How can I measure neck proprioception in the clinic? Speaker: Daniel Harvie Chair: Bruce Donald 5.30 – 7.30

Room: Arena 1B

Musculoskeletal Group Cocktail Function Off site venue: Bavarian Bier Cafe

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 Persistent pain, recurrent injury, and the future of musculoskeletal physiotherapy 10.00 Whiplash: Latest evidence for rehabilitation and recovery Invited Speaker: Michele Sterling 10.25 Understanding the concept of pain sensitivity in clinical practice Invited Speaker: Darren Beales

10.00 – 12.00

10.45 Altering pain memories by using exercise therapy for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain International Keynote: Associate Professor Jo Nijs 11.10 Unravelling the gluteus minimus; It’s not the size that counts, but how you use it. Invited Speaker: Dr Tania Pizzari 11.30 Geoffrey Maitland Oration: Geoffrey Douglas Maitland MBE – connecting his legacy to the future of musculoskeletal physiotherapy education Invited Speaker: Mary Magarey Chair: Andrew Claus

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Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 12.00

Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 7 C1 Whiplash and headache: Physical, psychological and cortical factors related to persistent symptoms 1.00 Physical and psychological factors associated with ongoing signs and symptoms of dizziness in patients with persistent whiplash Speaker: Julia Treleaven 1.15 Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and physiotherapy for chronic whiplash Speaker: Letitia Campbell 1.30 Pain and self-reported central sensitisation symptoms are associated with brain gamma-aminobutyric levels in migraine Speaker: Maria Eliza Aguila 1.45 Predicting success in medical diagnosis and treatment of whiplash-mediated cervical facet joint nociception? An emerging role for physiotherapists Speaker: Ashley Smith 2.00 Fatty infiltrates in patients with whiplash: Systemic or local phenomena? Speaker: Ashleigh Pedler 2.15 Cervical meniscoid morphology in whiplash associated disorder Speaker: Scott Farrell Chair: Mark Catley

Room: Arena 1B

Session 7 C2 The physiotherapist and optimised outpatient services 1.00 Mixed methods evaluation of a comprehensive osteoarthritis hip and knee service: Patient, clinician and administrative perspectives Speaker: Ilana Ackerman

1.00 – 2.30

1.15 General practitioners’ views of an orthopaedic clinical assessment service Speaker: Damon Burn 1.30 Is it more cost-effective to expand an advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy service, or traditional orthopaedic pathways, to address unmet demand? Speaker: Maree Raymer 1.45 Are we ‘above par’ with a Victorian state-wide initiative of introducing physiotherapy-led post arthroplasty review clinics? Speaker: Paula Harding 2:00 Medical substitution in the management of musculoskeletal disorders Speaker: Darryn Marks 2.15 Back pain Assessment Clinic in primary care: A feasible new model of hospital/community care Speaker: Uyen Phan Chair: Robyn Fary

Room: Central B

Session 7 C3 Motor control, posture and low back pain 1.00 The brain’s response to plasticity-based treatments is altered in persistent low back pain Speaker: Siobhan Schabrun 1.15 How accurate are surface measures for change in spinal posture?: A novel approach that quantified skin artefact with ultrasound imaging. Speaker: Eric Hu 1.30 Does bending speed influence the lumbo-pelvic kinematics and coordination in people with low back pain? Speaker: Sharon Tsang 1.45 How to use a clinical pathway in the management of musculoskeletal conditions Speaker: Aila – Nica Bandong Chair: Cameron Lawson

Room: Central C

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Session 7 C4 Manual assessment and treatment techniques: Effects and outcomes 1.00 Does rigid taping alter lumbar range of movement? Speaker: Alison Harding 1.15 The effectiveness of specific manual therapy compared to advice for lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain Speaker: Jon Ford 1.30 Improvements in pain during manual therapy treatment are associated with rate and extent of recovery Speaker: Caelum Trott 1.45 The effect of end-range cervical rotation on cervical arterial blood flow and cerebral inflow: Sub analysis of an MRI study Speaker: Lucy Thomas 2.00 Rotation stress testing for the alar ligaments; Normal rotation range and the influence of age. Speaker: Peter Osmotherly 2.15 The effect of massage and heat on the passive mechanical properties of the calf muscle complex Speaker: Daniel Thomson Chair: Shaun O’Leary

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Workshop Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson

Room: Central A

E – Poster Presentations 1.00 – 2.30

1.12 Advanced practice musculoskeletal physiotherapy competencies for pain service delivery Speaker: Anne Daly 1.19 Support my spine ASAP! A rural tele-health care model for patients being managed with a thoracic lumbar sacral orthotic (TLSO) Speaker: Ryan Gallagher 1.26 Exercise vs. non-pharmacological interventions for pain and quality of life in adults with chronic tension headaches Speaker: Katia Ferrar 1.33 Does education impact the risk of developing low back pain when genetics is considered? A population-based study of Spanish twins Speaker: Joshua Zadro 1.40 Balance and gait in young subjects with insidious onset neck pain from prolonged flexion Speaker: Ryan Fraser 1.47 The location of neck pain matters to implicit motor imagery disruption: Implications for cortical involvement Speaker: Natasha Stanton 1.54 Reorganisation of the primary motor cortex in persistent anterior knee pain Speaker: Maxine Te 2.10 A new direction for whiplash: Development of a risk-based and guideline based clinical pathway of care Speaker: Trudy Rebbeck 2.08 iNPH QUEST Study: Quantifying a battery of gait, cognitive and radiological examinations to improve shunt response from the lumbar puncture tap test Speaker: Ryan Gallagher Room: Poster Gallery

2.30 – 3.00

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

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5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 SPA/MPA Complex case studies from the Australian College of Physiotherapists: On the field or in the clinic. 9.00 Diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, destined for pain and suffering for life: What should I do and how? Speaker: Max Lim 9.15 Cognitive functional therapy promotes change in highly fearful patient with persistent low back pain. Speaker: J P Caneiro 9.30 Is pain really the problem? Speaker: Tania Althorpe 9.45 Proximal hamstring tendinopathy Speaker: Alison Low Chair: Mary Magarey

9.00 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer 10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 9 C1 Obesity, depression and prognostic factors: Their influence on low back pain and treatment response 10.30 Obesity does not increase the risk of chronic low back pain: A prospective study of Spanish adult twins Speaker: Amabile Borges Dario 10.45 Prognostic factors for people with low back pain receiving physiotherapy Speaker: Jon Ford 11.00 Who benefits most from individualised physiotherapy versus advice for low back disorders Speaker: Andrew Hahne 11.15 Symptoms of depression as a prognostic factor for low back pain Speaker: Marina De Barros Pinheiro 11.30 How twin studies will advance understanding of aetiology of musculoskeletal disorders and guide selection of optimal treatment. Speaker: Debra Shirley Chair: Amy Bach

10.30 – 12.00

Room: Arena 1B

Session 9 C2 Knee, foot and ankle conditions: Visualisation and associated activity levels 10.30 Interactive visualization of deep knee flexion, in four dimensions and in vivo Speaker: Jennie Scarvell 10.45 Assessment of the content validity and responsiveness of the revised high-level mobility assessment tool for traumatic multi-trauma orthopedic injuries Speaker: Bridget Hill 11.00 Knee pain, injury and magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in Australian rules football player Speaker: Tania Winzenberg 11.15 Clinical, imaging and other factors associated with plantar heel pain Speaker: Jason Rogers 11.30 Healthy athletes within normal weight range are susceptible to DVT Speaker: Andrew Claus Chair: Natalie Collins

Room: 4

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Session 9 C3 Hip pain, tendinopathy and muscle coordination: A review of testing procedures 10.30 What tool should be used to assess disability associated with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (gluteal tendinopathy and bursa pathology)? Speaker: Angela Fearon 10.45 Whose pain is it anyway? Comparability of pain reports from children and their parents Speaker: Steven Kamper 11.00 Utility of clinical tests in patients with lateral hip pain to diagnose MRI-identified gluteal tendinopathy Speaker: Alison Grimaldi 11.15 Single-leg bridge and single-leg squat elicit high muscle activity levels in all segments of gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus posterior. Speaker: Damien Moore 11.30 Are clinical tests used to assess gluteal muscle function valid and reliable? Speaker: Peter Window 11.45 Differential activation of the hip adductor muscles during a simulated weight-bearing task Speaker: Tanja Miokovic Chair: Brooke Coombes 10.30 – 12.00

Room: Central A

Session 9 C4 Manual therapy and clinical reasoning 10.30 How to conduct a screening protocol prior to manual treatment of the cervical spine Speaker: Lucy Thomas 11.00 How to implement strategies to reduce hand pain during manual therapy techniques Speaker: Kerrie Evans 11.30 How to improve reasoning processes used in day-to-day clinical practice by applying principles from n-of-one trials Speaker: Neil Tuttle Chair: Julia Treleaven

Room: Central B

Session 9 C5 Pain psychology and sensitisation 10.30 How to understand and treat pain-related fear using a “common-sense” framework Speaker: Samantha Bunzil 11.00 How to assess and manage psychological factors in physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal pain conditions Speaker: Michele Sterling 11.30 How to assess for pain sensitisation in the clinic: Neck and arm pain focus Speaker: Trudy Rebbeck Chair: Jesse Pesu

Room: Central C

Session 10 12.00 – 12.30

MPA Award presentations Chair: James Debenham

Room: Arena 1B

Concurrent Invited Session Critical physiotherapy A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be. Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda 10.30 – 12.30

The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close

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Chair: Marcus Dripps

Room: Arena 2


Neurology SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Session 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 10.30 Gait – connecting brain and behaviour International Keynote: Professor Lynn Rochester

10.30 – 12.00

11.15 Interventions to improve ambulation after stroke Invited Speaker: Professor Cath Dean 11.45 The distribution of positive work and power generation amongst the lower-limb joints during walking normalises following recovery from traumatic brain injury Speaker: Gavin Williams Chair: Suzanne Kuys

12.00 – 1.00

Room: Central C

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 C1 General neurological 1.00 How to select and implement the best patient-reported outcome measures for clinical practice and research among patients with neurological conditions. Speaker: Steven McPhail 1.30 How to manage cervical dystonia Speaker: Lynley Bradham 2.00 Brain and spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic headache Speaker: Ghufran Alhassani 2.15 Can people with a weak arm post stroke use a dynamic orthosis to complete a home based intensive training program? Speaker: Paul Bew Chair: Ruth Barker

Room: 6

Session 2 C2 1.00 – 2.30

Gait and spasticity 1.00 Distribution of lower limb spasticity does not influence mobility outcome following traumatic brain injury Speaker: Megan Banky 1.15 Severity and distribution of spasticity does not limit mobility or influence compensatory strategies following traumatic brain injury. Speaker: Megan Banky 1.30 Ankle plantarflexor spasticity does not restrict the recovery of ankle plantarflexor strength or ankle power generation following traumatic brain injury. Speaker: Megan Banky 1.45 Transcranial direct current stimulation does not enhance dual-task gait training in Parkinson’s disease Speaker: Siobhan Schabrun 2.00 The influence of therapy on outcome following botulinum neurotoxin injection for focal spasticity in adults with neurological conditions Speaker: Elizabeth Moore 2.15 Clinical measures of balance for people with multiple sclerosis and cerebellar ataxia Speaker: Stanley Winser Chair: Gavin Williams

Room: Central C

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Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

Self-management of physical activity after ABI Speakers: Professor Cath Dean, Taryn Jones Chair: Fran Moran

Room: 7

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 C1 Stroke 10.30 The effect of information feedback on training standing up following stroke Speaker: Rosalyn Stanton 10.45 Implementation of the chronic stroke review tool and intervention guide (Rev-TIG) Speaker: Kim Brock 11.00 Measuring lateropulsion following stroke in the clinical setting: a feasibility study using Wii technologies Speaker: Melissa Birnbaum

10.30 – 12.30

11.15 Stroke patients show low physical, social and cognitive activity levels during usual care in an acute stroke unit Speaker: Ingrid Rosbergen 11.30 SMART Arm with or without electrical stimulation compared to usual care in stroke in patients with severe disability Speaker: Sandra Brauer 11.45 No longer alone and inactive, high activity levels observed in a new rehabilitation service Speaker: Bridget Dean 12.00 Association between television viewing time and risk of incident stroke in a general population: Results from the REGARDS study. Speaker: Michelle McDonnell 12.15 Investigation of body schema in adults post stroke Speaker: Michelle McDonnell Chair: – Julie Bernhardt

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Session 3 C2 Systematic reviews 10.30 The effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation in the adult, community-dwelling population of people with symptomatic unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction Speaker: Michelle McDonnell 10.45 The effectiveness of therapy on outcome following botulinum neurotoxin injection for focal spasticity in adults with neurological conditions. Speaker: Elizabeth Moore 11.00 Is postural alignment impaired during mobility for adults after acquired brain injury? Speaker: Simon Mills 10.30 – 12.30

11.15 Measurement of associated reactions of the upper limb in people with acquired brain injury Speaker: Michelle Kahn 11.30 What is the effect of additional physiotherapy on sitting balance following stroke compared to standard physiotherapy treatment Speakers: Jessica Bank and Katherine Charles 11.45 After-hours or weekend rehabilitation improves outcomes and increases physical activity but does not affect length of stay Speaker: Taryn Jones 12.00 Clinical measurement of sitting balance after stroke Speaker: Melissa Birnbaum 12.15 The efficacy of self-management programs for increasing physical activity in community-dwelling adults with acquired brain injury Speaker: Taryn Jones Chair: Fran Moran

Room: Central B

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 1.30 Find time to exercise or find time for illness Invited Speaker: Professor Nora Shields 2.00 Community Rehab nQ: ‘From little things, big things grow’. Invited Speaker: Dr Ruth Barker

1.30 – 3.00

2.30 AMOUNT (Activity and Mobility Using Technology) rehabilitation trial: Mobility limitations addressed and technologies utilised in the first six months Speaker: Leanne Hassett 2.45 Physical activity of Australians living with Parkinson’s disease Speaker: Jennifer McGinley Chair: Taryn Jones

3.00 – 3.30

Room: Central B

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5

3.30 – 5.00

3.30 AVERT: An international clinical trial testing the efficacy and safety of early mobilisation within 24 hours of stroke onset National Keynote: Professor Julie Bernhardt 4.15 Ambulatory activity – pushing the boundaries of measurement. International Keynote: Professor Lynn Rochester Chair: Michelle McDonnell

5.30 – 7.30

Room: Central B

Neurology Group Cocktail Function

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MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 C1 Neurological – general 10.00 PD warrior program evaluation: Participants’ satisfaction, feedback and health status survey Speaker: Cath Dean 10.15 Dose and content of student-led physical therapy sessions: An observational study of people with stroke and traumatic brain injury Speaker: Jessica Riggall 10.30 Extended scope physiotherapy-led multidisciplinary management, using the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) model for clients with disabilities Speaker: James Sloane 10.45 The pragmatic implementation of a 6-day physiotherapy service in rehabilitation Speaker: Erin Caruana 11.00 Modulation of the cerebellum using theta-burst stimulation in people with cervical dystonia Speaker: Lynley Bradnam 11.15 Increasing access to physiotherapy in an ambulatory setting: The impossible challenge? Speaker: Sarah Fitzhenry 11.30 Does the VST differentiate clinical presentations of patients referred to a physiotherapy-led vestibular service in a tertiary hospital? Speaker: Vicky Stewart 11.45 Assessing the reliability of using ultrasound imaging to examine radial nerve excursion Speaker: Ben Kasehagen

10.00 – 12.00

Chair: Liz Moore

Room: 4

Session 6 C2 Physical activity & community integration 10.00 Exploring interest in an internet delivered self-management program focused on physical activity after acquired brain injury. Speaker: Taryn Jones 10.15 Promoting physical activity after stroke via self-management Speaker: Elisabeth Preston 10.30 Measuring older adults community integration following traumatic brain injury. Speaker: James Kent 10.45 A carer-focused intervention to improve incidental physical activity levels in people with an intellectual disability Speaker: Delia Weston 11.00 Ambulatory activity in people with Parkinson’s disease Speaker: Robyn Lamont 11.15 Physical activity and exercise information for people with Parkinson’s disease: Expressed preference for source and format Speaker: Belinda Bilney 11.30 Prospective accelerometer and GPS measurement of community ambulation across the first six months following stroke. Speaker: Niruthikha Mahendran 11.45 What factors at hospital discharge predict community ambulation outcomes across the first six months of returning home after stroke? Speaker: Niruthikha Mahendran Chair: Leanne Hassett 80

Room: 7


Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 12.00

Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.30 Quantifying standard care in an acute stroke unit (ASU): What are the influences and outcomes around commencing mobilisation? Speaker: Ryan Gallagher

12.00 – 1.00

12.35 The role of short-term goal achievement in predicting discharge destination in people admitted to neurological rehabilitation with severe functional deficits Speaker: Jenna Brimblecombe 12.40 An investigation of cortical neuroplasticity following stroke in adults: Is there evidence for a critical window for rehabilitation? Speaker: Michelle McDonnell 12.45 Development of a consensus on usual care upper limb rehabilitation early post-stroke amongst Western Australian therapists Speaker: Barbara Singer 12.50 An investigation of factors influencing physical activity levels in people living in the community after stroke Speaker: Barbara Singer Room: Poster Gallery Session 7 1.30 The future of stroke rehabilitation research: Where to from here? National Keynote: Professor Julie Bernhardt

1.00 – 2.30

2.15 Amount of physical activity varies during rehabilitation according to health condition, groups and timing of rehabilitation Speaker: Bridget Dean 2.30 Award Presentations Chair: Fran Moran

Room: 7

Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson

2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2

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Occupational Health SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1

10.30 – 12.00

10.30 What is excessive occupational sitting? National Keynote: Professor Leon Straker 11.15 Future ways of working? Evaluation of ergonomic, education and environmental interventions on sitting behaviour in office workers National Keynote: Dr Martin Mackey Chair: Maree Webber

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 1.00 Supervisor competencies for supporting return to work Invited Speaker: Venerina Johnston 1.30 Reducing manual tasks risks in uncontrolled environments: How do you keep paramedics safe? Invited Speaker: Peter Pollnitz

1.00 – 2.30

2.00 Brief biopsychosocially informed education improves insurance workers’ pain beliefs and claim management behaviour: Implications for improving outcomes for injured workers Speaker: Tim Mitchell 2.15 Examining the perspectives of stakeholders regarding the barriers and strategies to return to work Speaker: Anthony Truong Chair: Irene Ais

Room: 9

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

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Room: Arena 2


SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

What is new in ergonomics in 2015 Invited Speaker: David Caple Chair: David Hall

Room: 8

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 3 Musculoskeletal disorders 10.30 Absenteeism, presenteeism and musculoskeletal disorders in young workers National Keynote: Professor Leon Straker

10.30 – 12.30

11.15 The application of public health interventions to tackle work-related musculoskeletal disorders Invited Speaker: Jean Mangharam 11.45 Why haven’t we solved the MSD problem? Invited Speaker: Paul Rothmore 12.15 Early intervention injury prevention program for work-related musculoskeletal disorders in poultry meat processing workers: Does it affect compensation outcomes? Speaker: Michael Donovan Chair: Scott Coleman

Room: 8

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 Activity based work (ABW) /future ways of work (FWOW)

1.30 – 3.00

Activity based work – is this a sustainable ergonomic solution to office work? Invited Speakers: David Caple, Lynn McAtamney Chair: Maree Webber

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 8

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 Ergonomics, risk and injury prevention 3.30 Choosing the right tool Invited Speaker: Derek Thomas 4.00 Workplace-based interventions for neck pain in office workers Speaker: Xiaoqi Chen

3.30 – 5.00

4.15 Leg power as a predictor of injury and illness risk in police recruits Speaker: Rodney Pope 4.30 The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity intervention on worker productivity Speaker: Michelle Pereira 4.45 A functional movement screen profile of an Australian police force Speaker: Rob Orr Chair: Irene Ais

5.30 – 7.30

Room: 3

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MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 10.00 How to integrate the principles of good work design throughout the healthcare facility project lifecycle Invited Speaker: Karen Davies 10.30 Design of work for health Invited Speaker: Sara Pazell 11.00 How to get paid as a physio by quantifying effectiveness Speaker: Philip Gabel

10.00 – 12.00

11.30 Australian army recruit training: Course length and recruit injuries Speaker: Rob Orr 11.45 Harnessing employee engagement in a physiotherapy department: Moving from a culture of blame to a culture of success. Speaker: Amy Bach Chair: David Hall

Room: Central C

Concurrent Workshop Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.10 Job strain and coping strategies influence depression and stress in office workers Speaker: Jun Deokhoon 12.00 – 1.00

12.15 Physical risk factors for the development of neck pain in office worker Speaker: Jun Deokhoon 12.20 Effects of different sitting postures on gluteal pressure and pelvic inclination angle during computer use Speaker: Lim One-Bin Room: Poster Gallery

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Session 7 1.00 Draining the swamp – preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders Invited Speaker: Barb McPhee 1.30 Self-reported load carriage injuries in Australian regular army soldiers Speaker: Rob Orr

1.00 – 2.30

1.45 Profile of police officers that attend workplace rehabilitation services Speaker: Rob Orr 2.00 Q and A: Titling and specialisation Speakers: Barb McPhee with a panel of OHP specialists Chair: Dr Loretta O’Sullivan

Room: 3

Concurrent Workshop Health professional self care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson 2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2

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Paediatric SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 Contemporary issues in paediatric neurology 10.30 Welcome address Speaker: Debra Cotter

10.30 – 12.00

10.40 Stem cell tourism: Hype or hope? National Keynote: Professor Iona Novak 11.15 Enrich early – advancing motor outcomes for infants with cerebral palsy Invited Speaker: Cathy Morgan 11.50 Questions from audience Invited Speakers: Professor Iona Novak, Cathy Morgan Chair: Debra Cotter

Room: 7

Lunch – Exhibition Hall E-Poster Presentations 12.40 Improving community based physiotherapy for Indigenous children with gross motor delay or physical disability Speaker: Caroline Greenstein 12.00 – 1.00

12.45 Are paediatric lower limb neurological tests clinimetrically sound? Speaker: Ramona Clark 12.50 The first step towards standardizing paediatric terminology in Australia Speaker: Ramona Clark Room: Poster Gallery

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Session 2 1.00 Childhood mobility function predicts participation potential in young adults with cerebral palsy Speaker: Leanne Johnston 1.15 Perceptual function of children with cerebral palsy: exploring the connections between vision and tactile dysfunction Speaker: Alisha Conroy 1.30 Impact of visual perception on upper- limb motor performance in children with cerebral palsy Speaker: Leanne Johnston

1.00 – 2.30

1.45 Visual perception and upper-limb function in children with developmental coordination disorder Speaker: Elizabeth Harris 2.00 Tactile perception in the hand predicts motor function in children with developmental coordination disorder Speaker: Lauren Cox 2.15 Motor function and gait in children with autism spectrum disorder Speaker: Jennifer McGinley Chair: Cherie Zischke

Room: 7

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

Paediatric continence – contemporary issues and management Invited Speaker: Dr Wendy Bower Chair: Debra Cotter

Room: 6

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

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Session 3 Paediatric obesity, motor skill competence and physical activity 10.30 Are physical activity levels related to a child’s functional capacity or development Speaker: Patrick Banney 10.45 Modified shuttle test-paeds: a valid cardiorespiratory fitness measure for children Speaker: Nikki Milne 11.00 Childhood Obesity: A call to action for physiotherapists Invited Speaker: Dr Margarita Tsiros 10.30 – 12.30

11.45 Australian children need basic movement skill competence for their health Invited Speaker Dr Lisa Barnett 12.20 Questions/comments from audience Speakers: Drs Margarita Tsiros, Lisa Barnett Chair: Emily Ward

Room: 7

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 New frontiers in neonatology for physiotherapists 1.30 Very early brain structure and neurological function detects brain injury in preterm infants at 30 weeks and 40 weeks post-menstrual age Speaker: Roslyn Boyd

1.30 – 3.00

1.45 Relationship between early brain structure on MRI, white matter integrity(diffusion MRI) and neurological function at 30 weeks postmenstrual age in infants born very preterm Speaker: Roslyn Boyd 2.00 The effects of pre-term birth on infants and their families Invited Speaker: Dr Alicia Spittle 2.45 Questions/comments from audience Invited Speaker: Dr Alicia Spittle Chair: Dr Judith Hough

3.00 – 3.30

Room: 7

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 5 SPA/NPG Sporting paediatric hip 3.30 The neonatal hip Invited Speaker: Sharon Vladusic 3.45 The paediatric hip Invited Speaker: Jane Brooksbank

3.30 – 5.00

4.00 The adolescent hip Invited Speaker: Dr Alison Grimaldi 4.15 Hip presentations in young dancers and athletes Invited Speaker: Dr Alison Grimaldi 4.30 The impact of paediatric and adolescent pathology on sport Invited Speaker: Andrea Mosler 4.50 Questions/comments from audience Invited Speakers: Sharon Vladusic, Jane Brooksbank, Dr Alison Grimaldi, Andrea Mosler Chair: Debra Cotter

5.30 – 7.30

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Room: Arena 1A


MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 NPG/CRPA 10.00 The past, the present and the future of cystic fibrosis care Invited Speaker: Dr David Reid 10.45 Big needs, big state, big challenge: Respiratory physiotherapy for children delivered across Queensland. Invited Speaker: Christine Wilson 11.30 Connecting the paediatric therapeutic management of concurrent autosomal recessive conditions, morquios and cystic fibrosis Speaker: Tamara Lazzarin 11.45 Transition of phase-two cardiopulmonary rehab clients to independent exercise in community fitness centres Speaker: Mark Tran Chair: Peter Thomas

Room: Arena 1B

Session 6 School aged children 10.00 The relationship between motor proficiency and ready ability in year one children Speaker: Nikki Milne 10.15 The clinometric properties of gross motor assessment tools for preschool and primary school age children Speaker: Alison Griffiths 10.00 – 12.00

10.30 Effects of postural control interventions on school-related functions in children Speaker: Lindsay Cota 10.45 Communication and context are important to indigenous children with physical disability and their carers at a community-based physiotherapy service Speaker: Caroline Greenstein 11.00 Functional impairment and motor performance in children with specific language impairment Speaker: Kristy Nicola 11.15 The relationship between visual perceptual skills and motor performance in children with severe specific language impairment Speaker: Kristy Nicola 11.30 Ponseti casting and the effect on passive dorsiflexion range of motion in children with relapsed clubfoot Speaker: Kelly Gray 11.45 Questions/ comments from audience All speakers Chairs: Luke Newland and Lauren Newland

Room: 3

Concurrent Workshop Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 1

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Session 7 NPG/SPA Paediatric hypermobility and sports 1.00 Update and evidence regarding young people with joint hypermobility. Invited Speaker: Verity Pacey 1.30 Clinical implications of joint hypermobility on young circus performers Invited Speaker: Michelle Sinclair

1.00 – 2.30

1.45 Clinical implications of joint hypermobility on young gymnasts Invited Speaker: Andrew McGough 2.00 A practical multisystem approach to the assessment of children and teens with joint hypermobility Invited Speaker: Verity Pacey Chair: Dr Loretta O’Sullivan

Room: Arena 1A

Concurrent Workshop Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson 2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

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5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2


TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 C1 Plagiocephaly 9.00 Head orientation preference and its association with positional plagiocephaly in young healthy infants Speaker: Amy Leung 9.15 How to assess plagiocephalic head shape in infants? Speaker: Amy Leung Chair: Dr Alicia Spittle

Room: Central B

Session 8 C2 Simulated learning in paediatric allied health (SLIPAH) 9.00 SLIPAH demonstration A “How to” workshop with high fidelity mannequins Invited Speakers: Sarah Wright, Rachel Thomas and Kristine Kelly Chair: Dr Nikki Milne 9.00 – 10.00

Room: Central C

Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer 10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 9 Transition 10.30 Transition of adolescents with ongoing urological care needs from paediatric to adult services National Keynote Speaker: Dr Wendy Bower 11.15 Award Presentation 11.30 Forum: Preparing, progressing and promoting paediatric physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Dr Leanne Johnson Chair:

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session Critical physiotherapy A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be. Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell 10.30 – 12.30

Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close Chair: Marcus Dripps

Room: Arena 2

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Sports SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Opening Joint Plenary 8.30 Conference welcome Speaker: Cris Massis, CEO Australian Physiotherapy Association

10.00

8.40 Welcome to country Speaker: Mr Luther Cora 8.55 Presidents address Speaker: Marcus Dripps, President, Australian Physiotherapy Association 9.20 Physical inactivity: The biggest public health problem of the 21st Century International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair Chair: Marcus Dripps

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 1 10.30 Knowledge translation in physiotherapy – from clinic to research and back to the clinic International Keynote: Professor May Arna Risberg

10.30 – 12.00

11.30 Connecting knee instability to osteoarthritis: The relationship between joint instability and osteoarthritis in anterior cruciate ligamentdeficiency 12 years after injury Speaker: Susan Keays 11.45 Hip functional impairments exist bilaterally, are related to hip strength and predict patient-reported outcomes in patients with chondrolabral pathology Speaker: Joanne Kemp Chair: Maria Constantinou

12.00 – 1.00

Room: Arena 2

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 2 AG/SPA Sport, exercise, recovery and aquatic physiotherapy 1.00 Practical options for early mobility and low load exercise through to using plyometrics in rehabilitation. Invited Speaker: Sophie Heywood 1.40 Water immersion for elite athletes – practical tips and a look towards the future Invited Speaker: Ned Brophy-Williams 2.10 Water running: Deep versus tethered Speaker: Philip Gabel

1.00 – 2.30

Chair: Nicola Blum

Room: Arena 1B

Session 2 C1 Exercise: Return to high level performance from injury 1.00 Practical approach to upper limb rehabilitation in athletes Invited Speaker: Tania Pizzari 1.30 Lower limb rehabilitation in team athletes Invited Speaker: Paula Charlton 2.00 The recurrent hamstring injury: Why? Invited Speaker: Anthony Shield Chair: Nick Wilson

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Room: Central B


Session 2 C2 Lower Limb 1.00 Can hip extension strength predict functional performance during a step out lunge? Speaker: Matt Feke 1.15 A randomised clinical trial for the efficacy of physiotherapy intervention for early-onset hip osteoarthritis Speaker: Kate Moore 1.30 Higher gluteus medius muscle activity during running is a risk factor for hamstring injuries in elite AFL players Speaker: Melinda Smith

1.00 – 2.30

1.45 Treatment of patellofemoral pain according to individual presentation or physical subgroups Speaker: Marjon Mason 2.00 The effect of gender, chronicity, age or laterality in a three year follow-up study of patients with patellofemoral pain Speaker: Marjon Mason 2.15 Physiotherapists’ perspectives of current management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries Speaker: Gisela Sole Chair: Kay Crossley

Room: Arena 1A

Concurrent Workshop JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins 2.30 – 3.00

Room: 1

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 Brain power Keynote Speaker: Todd Sampson

3.00 – 5.00

4.00 Q & A: The journey to Olympic gold Keynote Speaker: Sally Pearson Facilitator: Phil Calvert Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 7.00

Room: Arena 2

Welcome Reception – Exhibition Hall

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Breakfast

7.30 – 8.45

Sports physiotherapists’ experiences at major games: Successes and challenges Speakers: Peter Wells and Andrew McGough Chair: Maria Constantinou

Room: Central B

Joint Plenary The challenges for pain clinicians: An interdisciplinary discussion Pain and neuroplasticity: What does it mean for physiotherapy? Invited Speaker: Professor Phil Siddall 9.00 – 10.00

Increasing access to pain management programs using the internet Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear Thinking beyond anatomy and physiology: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic pain are key to applying effective treatment Invited Speaker: Professor Jo Nijs Facilitator: Lorimer Moseley Chair: Jenny Aiken

10.00 – 10.30

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall

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Session 3 MPA/SPA 10.30 Clinical gems for treatment of hip pain Invited Speakers: Trish Wisbey-Roth, Dr Kevin Sims, Dr David Agolley, Dr Alison Grimaldi “I know what the research says, now how do I get the best outcomes from exercise interventions?” 11.30 The importance of understanding energy balance International Keynote: Professor Steven Blair 12.00 Assessing fitness and physical activity: How to get better compliance from your patients Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes 10.30 – 12.30

Chair: Joanne Kemp

Room: Arena 2

Session 3 11.00 Better monitoring of sports injuries National Keynote: Professor Caroline Finch 11.45 A national youth sports injury prevention program: Fantasy or possibility? Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Chris Vertullo 12.15 Questions & discussion Chair: Holly Brasher

Room: Arena 1A

Concurrent Workshop 10.30 – 12.00

JoP writing for publication workshop Speakers: Editorial Board members, Journal of Physiotherapy Chair: Mark Elkins

12.30 – 1.30

Room: 3

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 4 C1 Upper limb considerations in sports 1.30 Lateral elbow pain: Clinical pathways and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Invited Speaker: Dr Leanne Bisset 1.50 Connecting the brain, the hand and the foot: An integrated approach to rehabilitation of the injured shoulder in the throwing athlete Invited Speaker: Dr Mary Magarey 2.10 Principles of shoulder rehabilitation Invited Speaker: Dr Tania Pizzari 2.30 How to use a hand-held dynamometer to reliably measure shoulder strength Speaker: Sally McLaine 2.45 Which of 10 different upper limb outcome tools is optimal Speaker: Philip Gabel

1.30 – 3.00

Chair: Brooke Cranney

Room: Central A

Session 4 C2 Training load monitoring & management 1.30 Load, what are we measuring? Speaker: Prashant Jhala 1.45 Performance success or failure is explained by weeks lost to injury and illness in elite Australian track and field athletes Speaker: Ben Raysmith 2.00 Load management in athletes: What is the evidence and where does it fit in an injury prevention paradigm? Invited Speaker: Mick Drew 2.20 Has the athlete trained enough to return to play? Invited Speaker: Peter Blanch 2.40 A multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to load management in a high performance training environment Invited Speaker: Mary Toomey Chair: Craig Purdam

3.00 – 3.30

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Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall

Room: Arena 1A


Session 5 SPA/NPG Sporting paediatric hip 3.30 The neonatal hip Invited Speaker: Sharon Vladusic 3.45 The paediatric hip Invited Speaker: Jane Brooksbank 4.00 The adolescent hip Invited Speaker: Dr Alison Grimaldi 4.15 Hip presentations in young dancers and athletes Invited Speaker: : Dr Alison Grimaldi 4.30 The impact of paediatric and adolescent pathology on sport Invited Speaker: Andrea Mosler 4.50 Questions/comments from audience Invited Speakers: Sharon Vladusic, Jane Brooksbank, Dr Alison Grimaldi, Andrea Mosler Chairs: Debra Cotter and Loretta O’Sullivan Pippia 3.30 – 5.00

Room: Arena 1A

Session 5 SPA/ADNG Tendinopathy: Then, now and where to from here? 3.30 What we know and where are we now? Invited Speaker: Professor Craig Purdam 3.50 Laser – a modality for tendon repair Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Liisa Laakso 4.00 Load optimization in tendon management Invited Speaker: Dr David Spurrier 4.10 Acupuncture & direct needling – its role in tendinopathy Rx Invited Speaker: Jennie Longbottom 4.20 Exercise rehabilitation for tendons Invited Speaker: Paul Visentini 4.30 Tendonopathy and prolotherapy Invited Speaker: Michael Yelland 4.40 Achilles tendinopathy multimodal study n=60 Invited Speaker: Dr Philip Gabel Chairs: Phil Gabel and Damian Raper

Room: Central A

Session 5 3.30 Effects of shoe type and cadence on patellofemoral joint kinetics in runners with patellofemoral pain Speaker: Jason Bonacci 3.45 Neuromuscular deficit profiles associated with ACL injury risk in a large cohort of adolescent female athletes Speaker: Evangelos Pappas 3.30 – 5.15

4.00 Hydration trends amongst players in Australia’s professional football (soccer) league Speaker: William Jordan 4.15 How to: Blood flow restriction training; what it is, what it isn’t and why physiotherapists should care Speaker: Benjamin Demase 4.45 How to assess and manage for gluteal function in the cycling population Speaker: Trish Wisbey-Roth Chair: Alan Gray

5.30 – 7.30

Room: 4

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MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Joint Plenary Prevention is always better than cure, let’s be a part of it 8.30 But they don’t ‘Just Do It’ – how to get your patients exercising Invited Speaker: Professor Jeff Coombes

8.30 – 9.30

8.50 Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in those with multi-morbidity – what can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Sarah Dennis 9.10 What can physiotherapists do about prevention and treatment of obesity – individual and societal approaches. Invited Speaker: Jane Martin Chair: Shane Patman

9.30 – 10.00

Room: Arena 2

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 6 C1 Pain In Athletes 10.00 An in-depth exploration of quality of life following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Speaker: Stephanie Filbay 10.15 Do shoulder physical characteristics differ in elite swimmers with and without shoulder pain? Speaker: Kylie Holt 10.30 Gait retraining for the management of patellofemoral pain in runners Speaker: Jason Bonacci 10.45 Australian football players exhibit primary hyperalgesia of the adductor tendon when experiencing groin pain Speaker: Michael Drew Pain In Athletes – Management outside of the normal box 11.00 The cortical body matrix in sports rehab and performance Invited Speaker: Professor Lorimer Moseley 11.20 Pain in tendinopathy; Where does it come from and implications for management. Invited Speaker: Dr Leanne Bisset 11.40 Cognitive functional therapy in persistent non-specific back pain in the athletic population Invited Speaker: JP Caneiro Chair: Cameron Boland

10.00 – 12.00

Room: Central B

Session 6 C2 The sporting knee 10.00 Evidence for ACL rehabilitation – where are we and where are we going International Keynote: Professor May Arna Risberg 10.20 Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (OA) in sport – evidence for rehabilitation Invited Speaker: Professor Kay Crossley 10.40 Evidence for rehabilitation for knee OA patients – implementation of guidelines International Keynote: Professor May Arna Risberg 11.00 Generalised Joint Laxity in Siblings with and without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Injury? Speaker: Susan Keays 11.15 Prevalence and factors associated with radiographic patellofemoral osteoarthritis in young to middle-aged adults with chronic patellofemoral pain Speaker: Natalie Collins 11.30 Quality of life in anterior cruciate ligament deficient individuals Speaker: Stephanie Filbay 11.45 Return to sport explains variability in quality of life 5 to 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Speaker: Stephanie Filbay Chairs: Joanne Kemp and Natalie Collins

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Session 6 C3 APA Sports title holders session: Connect with technology – utilising GPS and inertial sensors in sport 10.00 Program development and monitoring Speaker: Chris McLellan 10.20 The use of inertial sensors to manage load Speaker: Paula Charlton 10.40 The use of GPS in rehabilitation Peter Lion 10:50 Discussion and questions Female athletes with incontinence: Are you doing the best you can? 10.00 – 12.00

11.00 Incontinence in female athletes: The unspoken problem Invited Speaker: Mary O’Dwyer 11.20 Added challenges in training the female rugby player Invited Speaker: Mick Moran 11.40 It’s not always about weak pelvic floors Invited Speaker: John Fitzgerald Chair: John Fitzgerald

Room: 5

Concurrent Workshop Peak health for peak performance: Live longer, healthier and happier Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Ilana Ackerman

Room: Central A

Concurrent Workshop 10.00 – 11.00

Grant writing workshop Invited Speaker: Professor Terry Haines Chair: Professor Terry Haines

12.00 – 1.00

Room: 1

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Session 7 NPG/SPA Paediatric hypermobility and sports 1.00 Update and evidence regarding young people with joint hypermobility. Invited Speaker: Verity Pacey 1.30 Clinical implications of joint hypermobility on young circus performers Invited Speaker: Michelle Sinclair 1.45 Clinical implications of joint hypermobility on young gymnasts Invited Speaker: Andrew McGough 2.00 A practical multisystem approach to the assessment of children and teens with joint hypermobility Invited Speaker: Verity Pacey Chair: Debra Cotter

1.00 – 2.30

Room: Arena 1A

Session 7 C1 1.00 The role of the physiotherapist in shaping culture and integrity in Australian sport. National Keynote: Dr David Hughes 1.20 Sports on field dilemmas: A practical session Speakers: Dr David Hughes, Loretta O’Sullivan-Pippia, Kerry Staples, Mark Brown, Steve Sartori, Kurt Lisle, Daniel Mellifont Chair: Mark Brown

Room: 8

Session 7 C2 1.00 How to assess breast support and bra fit for female athletes and patients. Speaker: Deidre McGhee 1.30 How to assess for pelvis position in a BikeFit: Evidence and clinical practice Speaker: Paul Visentini Chair: Aidan Rich

Room: 4

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Concurrent Workshop 1.00 – 2.30

Health professional self-care – do you practise what you preach? Invited Speaker: Dr Helena Popovic Chair: Kerstin McPherson

2.30 – 3.00

Room: Central A

Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Hall Joint Plenary 3.00 JoP Oration: CONNECTed: Discovering the unexpected by challenging the interface between physiotherapy specialities Invited Speaker: Paul Hodges Unlocking health related worklessness: Do physiotherapists hold the key?

3.00 – 4.35

3.35 The problem and cost of health related worklessness Invited Speaker: Professor Deborah Schofield 4.05 Mental health and physiotherapy: What can physiotherapists do? Invited Speaker: Dr Blake Dear 4.20 The growing role of physiotherapists in influencing work related outcomes Invited Speaker: Paul Coburn Chair: Phil Calvert

5.00 – 6.00

College Graduation 2015 – Arena 1A

7.00 – 11.30

Gala Dinner – Halls 3 & 4

Room: Arena 2

TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30 onwards

Registration Session 8 SPA/MPA Complex case studies from the Australian College of Physiotherapists: On the field or in the clinic. 9.00 Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, destined for pain and suffering for life: What should I do and how Speaker: Max Lim 9.15 Cognitive functional therapy promotes change in highly fearful patient with persistent low back pain Speaker: JP Caneiro 9.30 Is pain really the problem? Speaker: Tania Althorpe 9.45 Proximal hamstring tendinopathy Speaker: Alison Low Chair: Mary Margarey

Room: Arena 2

Session 8 C1 Athletes with disability 9.00 – 10.00

9.00 Wheelchair sports participation; injuries, benefits and barriers Speaker: Erin Thompson 9.15 Classification in sport for athletes with physical impairments Invited Speaker: Greg Ungerer 9.30 Moving beyond “Kick faster”: What is the clinical utility of sports biomechanics for paralympic swimmers Invited Speaker: Daniel Mellifont 9.45 Case reports on athletes with disability Speakers: Miranda Wallis, Victoria Kahn and Kerry Staples Chair: Kerry Staples

Room: Arena 1B

Session 8 C2 9.00 How to avoid paralysis by analysis and make complex patients simple Speaker: Craig Phillips 9.30 How to complete individual clinical research – contemplate, initiate, undertake and publish Speaker: Philip Gabel Chair: Aidan Rich 98

Room: Central A


Concurrent Invited Session The digitally connected patient: Participatory health and physiotherapy Invited Speaker: Mark Merolli Chair: Taryn Jones

Room: 8

Concurrent Invited Session The Australian College of Physiotherapists – an update and insight into pathways to Fellowship 9.00 – 10.00

College activities and strategic direction Invited Speaker: Mike Ryan Primary care management of lower back pain Invited Speaker: Professor Chris Maher Management of older adults in residential aged care settings Invited Speaker: Dr Jenny Nitz Physiotherapy approaches to the management of Parkinsons disease Invited Speaker: Professor Meg Morris Chair: Professor Barby Singer

10.00 – 10.30

Room: 9

Morning Tea – Exhibition Hall Session 9 How to get started in sports research, utilise your existing populations and get publishing 10.30 You look after all these athletes; how do you target relevant research questions in your sporting environment? Lessons from the field Invited Speaker: Mary Toomey 10. 45 Getting started on a research study. Can you have an academic career in the sporting field? Invited Speaker: Professor Gordon Waddington 11.00 How to get published in a peer-reviewed journal Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Haxby Abbott 11.15 Questions/Discussion 11.30 Best of the best: The SPA awarded papers relived Chairs: Mick Drew and Maria Constantinou

Room: Arena 2

Concurrent Invited Session 10.30 – 12.30

Critical physiotherapy A philosophical, ethical and creative conversation about how physiotherapy is, was and can be. Invited Speakers: Blaise Doran, Ian Edwards, Amy Hiller, David Nicholls, Gwyn Owen, Jenny Setchell Chair: Jenny Setchell

Room: 6

Concurrent Invited Session Closing the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy: Do physiotherapists have a role and a responsibility? Social justice and Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Mick Gooda The socio – political issues in Aboriginal health Invited Speaker: Professor Marcia Langton Working with Aboriginal patients and Prime Ministers to close the gap Invited Speaker: Chontel Gibson Delivering service to Aboriginal people – stories from the streets Invited Speaker: Brendan Phillips Growing an Aboriginal physiotherapy workforce Invited Speaker: Dimity Sebire Panel discussion: Solutions to close the gap Chair: Marilyn Morgan 12.30 – 1.30

Room: 9

Lunch – Exhibition Hall Closing Joint Plenary

1.30 – 2.30

Rising to the paradox: The burden of chronic disease and the role of physiotherapy within the health system Invited Speakers: Sarah Dennis, Jeff Coombes, Jane Martin, Chris Barnett, Taryn Jones Facilitated by Keynote Speaker: Dr Norman Swan Conference Close Chair: Marcus Dripps

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E-POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND E-POSTERS All posters will be presented as e-posters viewable in the e-poster gallery located in the Exhibition Hall Foyer on the ground floor of the GCCEC. This exciting initiative will enable delegates to sit down and relax while viewing the e-posters of your peers at any time during the conference. E-posters are grouped according to stream and in some cases sub-themes. E-poster presentations comprise a five-minute oral presentation complemented by a maximum of five corresponding slides presented in the e-poster gallery. A schedule of these presentations is included in each group program. Abstract submissions for the e-posters are featured in the Abstract e-Book. Please visit the e-poster gallery to listen to and view these e-posters.

COLLEGE GRADUATION 2015 The 2015 College Graduation will be held on Monday 5 October from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm in Arena 1A at the GCCEC. Come and enjoy the ceremony that will celebrate the achievements of our 13 graduands, and welcome them as Fellows of the College. A special session will be held 9.00 am – 10:00 am on Tuesday 6 October featuring an update about the Australian College of Physiotherapists and presentations from the most recent Fellows by Original Contribution, Prof Meg Morris, Prof Chris Maher and Dr Jenny Nitz, who will provide an overview of the research which led to their conferment.

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INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS PROFESSOR STEVEN BLAIR Dr Steven N Blair. PED is Professor in the departments of exercise science and epidemiology and biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. He is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Kinesiology Academy; and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society. Steven is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, and the American Kinesiology Academy. He is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees—Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Doctor of Health Science degree from Lander University, USA; and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, University of Bristol, UK. He has received awards from many professional associations, including a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, ACSM Honor Award, and Population Science Award from the American Heart Association, and is one of the few individuals outside the US Public Health Service to be awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion. He has delivered lectures to medical, scientific, and lay groups in 48 states and 50 countries. His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease. Steven has published more than 650 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists with over 44 000 citations to his body of work, and an h-Index of 98. He was the senior scientific editor for the US Surgeon General’s report on physical activity and health.

DR PAULA RICHLEY GEIGLE Dr Paula Geigle’s practice experience includes lifespan treatment, physical therapy education, and clinical research. Her professional preparation includes a BS from Penn State University, physical therapy training from Hahnemann Medical School, MS and PhD from University of Delaware, and NCCAM postdoctoral training in clinical biostatistics/epidemiology at The University of Pennsylvania. Aquatic Physical Therapy Section roles (American Physical Therapy Association) included president, secretary, bylaws chair, first recipient of the Section’s Swim Ex Clinical Research Grant for her study, ‘Aquatic Exercise in Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Management’, and chair of clinical practice guidelines committee for aquatic therapy and hip osteoarthritis. Recently she was co-PI on a $1.4 million, Department of Defense award for a RCT investigating aquatic and Lokomat exercise outcomes (metabolic, cardiovascular, mobility) for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury; and currently three studies are underway: functional range of motion norms for individuals with tetraplegia, empowering transition to client managed care after spinal cord injury (and traumatic brain injury), and Aaquatic exercise and dietary guidance for individuals with chronic motor incomplete spinal cord injury. In addition to peer reviewed articles, Paula co-authored the text book, Aquatic Exercise: Rehabilitation and Training.

DR JEAN HAY-SMITH Dr Jean Hay-Smith, PhD, MSc, DipPhys, MPNZ is an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation, and in Women’s Health, at the University of Otago. In her current research, Jean combines one of her particular rehabilitation interests (exercise adherence in chronic conditions) with her women’s health interests in the OPAL trial (Optimising Pelvic floor exercises to Achieve Long-term benefits (OPAL) trial: opaltrial.co.uk). This pragmatic randomised trial investigates the effectiveness of biofeedback as an ‘intensifier’ of pelvic floor muscle training for women with stress urinary incontinence. Jean’s primary role in the research team is the theoretical and evidential development of the intervention. An evidence-based exercise intervention is being delivered using a range of behaviour change strategies in an effort to enhance exercise adherence (both adoption and maintenance). Jean trained as a physiotherapist, specialising in women’s health, and her master’s and PhD thesis were both on women’s health topics (postnatal superficial dyspareunia, and the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for stress urinary incontinence in women, respectively). Jean is a foundation editor (and reviewer) for the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group. She has published approximately 70 papers in international peer-reviewed literature and is the principal or named investigator on nearly 30 research grants.

DR SUSAN HUNTER Dr Susan Hunter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. She is a physical therapist and has a PhD inepidemiology and biostatistics, both from the University of Western Ontario. Her primary areas of clinical expertise as a physical therapist are older adult health and orthopaedics. Susan’s research interests are the rehabilitative treatment of older adult clients and their experience of falls, frailty and functional decline. She has a particular interest in rehabilitation and falls prevention for the cognitively-impaired older adult. Her research has been supported by the CIHR Institute of Aging, Alzheimer Society of Canada and Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. She received the CIHR Institute of Aging AgePlus Prize, Ontario Research Coalition Early Researcher Award and the Cowdry Prize from the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

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PROFESSOR DAVID LEVINE Dr David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, CertDN is a Professor and the Walter M Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopaedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. David has been working and conducting research in animal physical rehabilitation since 1993 and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practise in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his university position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. David has published in numerous peerreviewed journals with over 75 publications and $800 000 in grants. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

JENNIE LONGBOTTOM Jennie Longbottom, MSc, MMEd, BSc, FCSP, the founder of Acupuncture Learning and Integrated Education Development (ALIED), qualified from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and is an established chartered physiotherapist with some 40 years’ experience in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice. Jennie gained a BSc in psychology in 1997, an MSc in acupuncture in 2003, and she was made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (FCSP) in 2009. She was chair of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) from 2004 to 2009. Jennie is committed to the use of acupuncture in physiotherapy and the educational development within ALIED in order to maintain high standards for the benefit of the physiotherapy profession. She is actively involved in acupuncture research into chronic pain management and currently divides her time between this, postgraduate teaching for healthcare professionals, and developing a local acupuncture service in oncology and palliative care. Jennie wrote her book Acupuncture in Manual Therapy in 2010.

DR PETER MORRIS Dr Peter Morris has recently joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky as Chief for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. From an early interest in patient recovery following a critical illness grew a series of observational, quality improvement and randomised, controlled trials conducted by Peter and colleagues to study early intensive care unit delivery of physiotherapy. Funding sources for early ICU physiotherapy study have been the US National Institute of Nursing Research, the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as well as the US Department of Defense, and the Claude D Pepper Older American Independence Centers (OAICS). Peter remains active in early ICU physiotherapy research and supports the link between early assessment and exercise treatments for improved longterm outcomes of survivors of critical illness.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JO NIJS Jo Nijs holds a PhD in rehabilitation science and physiotherapy. He is Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and physiotherapist/manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels. His research and clinical interests are patients with chronic unexplained pain/fatigue and pain-movement interactions. He has (co-)authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, obtained over €3.5 million of grant income, supervised six PhD projects to completion and served more than 130 times as an invited speaker at national and international meetings. His work has been cited more than1400 times (ISI Web of Knowledge). Website: paininmotion.be, twitter: @PaininMotion

PROFESSOR MAY ARNA RISBERG May Arna Risberg is a Professor in Sport Physical Therapy at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (50%) and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital (50%). She is the chair of the Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation (NAR), which is a formal collaboration between Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, and Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and the Sport Medicine Clinic, Nimi. She has an extensive international collaboration and holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor position at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware, USA. For the last 10 years she has had a formal collaboration with the University of Delaware (Professor Lynn Snyder-Mackler) through a National Institutes of Health grant. Furthermore, she has a formal collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark (Professor Ewa Roos) as well as an international grant with Professor Kay Crossley and Dr Joanne Kemp (Australia). Her main research area is active rehabilitation within knee injuries, and knee and hip osteoarthritis. May Arna is also the co-chair of the Osteoarthritis Research Group, Oslo University Hospital, funded from the South Eastern Norway Health Authority. She has been the main supervisor of nine PhD students who have defended their thesis, three postdoctorals, and is currently the main supervisor of three PhD students. She has published more than 90 original research articles, systematic reviews, and book chapters.

PROFESSOR LYNN ROCHESTER Lynn Rochester is Professor of Human Movement Science and a member of the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University. She graduated as a physiotherapist specialising in neurorehabilitation and completed a PhD in 1992 in neuroscience. She joined Newcastle University in 2008 to set up a research program focused on age-related gait and mobility disorders and leads a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, clinical scientists and clinical engineers. She is based in the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, a translational clinical research platform, where she is deputy director. Lynn’s main research interests are in neurodegenerative disease focused on the motor and non-motor mechanisms of gait and falls, surrogate markers of disease and disease progression, development and evaluation of novel interventions, and technological applications in healthcare. She serves on various national and international committees and takes a key role in professional leadership within the university, developing clinical academic careers for healthcare professionals. She also leads an academic physiotherapy team, which is integrated into the Regional Movement Disorders Service. 103


NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS CHRIS BARNETT Chris Barnett is a Senior Physiotherapist at the John Hunter Hospital Newcastle, NSW and the current chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for CONNECT2015. He trained in the UK where he completed his post graduate Masters in Manual Therapy. He grew up watching his English cricket team suffering at the hands of the Aussies, and decided if you can’t beat them join them and followed his wife to Australia 15 years ago. He is a conjoint lecturer at Newcastle University and has served as NSW rep on the APA National Advisory Committee for 6 years. He has been a board member for the Hunter Medicare Local and is passionate about Primary Care and integration of best practice into contemporary Physiotherapy.

PROFESSOR JULIE BERNHARDT Professor Julie Bernhardt is a Principal Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne and clinical head of the Stroke Division and leader of the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program. This large multidisciplinary team of researchers are committed to the development and testing of new, rehabilitation interventions to reduce the burden of stroke-related disability. The AVERT trial sits at the core of her program and is the largest, international trial of rehabilitation ever conducted. Her research has fuelled the worldwide conversation about early rehabilitation, resulting in ‘early mobilisation’ recommendations included in nine international clinical practice guidelines and process of care indicators included in stroke care quality registries. She is chief investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in stroke rehabilitation and recovery that outlines an interdisciplinary program of work from bench (discovery) to bedside (implementation). Julie is involved in gender equity initiatives at the Florey and co-founded the Women in Science Parkville Precinct group. Julie is a world leader in the field of stroke recovery. She has set new standards for the conduct of rehabilitation trials at a global level which are likely to herald a new dawn for rehabilitation research.

DR WENDY BOWER After working as a continence physiotherapist with women and children, Wendy Bower completed a PhD related to evaluation of daytime wetting issues in children where urinary urgency was a presenting symptom. Studies also clarified the role of transcutaneous neuromodulation for urgency. Wendy moved to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for post-doctoral studies and worked in the Division of Paediatric Surgery in a joint clinical and research role. She conducted studies in children with daytime bladder dysfunction and the underlying pathophysiological changes seen with nocturnal enuresis. In Hong Kong Wendy completed a Post Graduate qualification in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and also developed an interest in health outcomes and health services research. In 2011 Wendy took up an 18 month post as a Visiting Professor at The Clinical Institute in Aarhus Denmark, working with researchers investigating molecular and clinical changes in children with bladder and bowel disorders. From 2007 onward Wendy chaired the Children and Young Person’s committee of the International Continence Society and prior to that was a founding Board member of the International Children’s Continence Society. Wendy returned to Australia 2 years ago and currently works clinically for Melbourne Health. She is the Principle Investigator of the TANGO study, an initiative targeting underlying aetiology to guide treatment in people with nocturia.

DR ROBERTA CHOW Dr Chow is a general practitioner with a special interest in pain management. One of her primary interests has been in the use of laser in the management of pain since 1988. In 2006 she completed a PhD in the treatment of neck pain using laser therapy from the Faculty of Medicine. She was subsequently awarded an NHMRC grant to study the effects of laser on nerves as a mechanism for the pain-relieving effects of laser at the Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney University. She has had publications in Pain, the Lancet and other international journals in this field.

PAUL COBURN Paul Coburn is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist working in private practice in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. He is the Clinical Leader - Allied Health for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria. He is also a member of the Comcare Clinical Panel. Previously he was the head physiotherapist for the Richmond Football Club and coordinated the Master of Sports Physiotherapy program at La Trobe University. He has published in the areas of groin pain, hamstring injury and treating compensable patients. He currently conducts a weekly program for sport radio SEN entitled Fit and Well. Over the past 10 years, Paul has been involved in improving the capability of clinician working with compensable patients. He was the first author on the original 2004 edition of the WorkSafe Clinical Framework for the management of injured workers. Between 2008 and 2014 he was involved with the development of the Network Physiotherapy Program for TAC and WorkSafe.

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PROFESSOR JEFF COOMBES Jeff is a Professor in the Centre for Research on Exercise and Physical Activity for Health (CRExPAH) in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist with theoretical backgrounds in biochemistry and physiology. His research is focused on interventions for improving health and the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness, with a special interest in high intensity interval training. His work extends from basic science studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the health benefits of exercise, to clinical trials of exercise interventions in chronic disease populations. Recently, he has broadened his research to explore factors affecting exercise adoption and maintenance, utilising the expertise of behaviour change psychologists in CRExPAH to design studies to understand and positively influence exercise behaviour.

DR BLAKE DEAR Dr Blake Dear is National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Public Health Fellow and a Director of the eCentreClinic. The eCentreClinic (www.ecentreclinic.org) is a not-for-profit specialist research unit that develops and evaluates innovative internet-delivered treatment programs, which aim to improve access, for both clinicians and consumers, to evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of common mental health and chronic physical health conditions. To date, the eCentreClinic team has conducted more than 45 clinical trials with more than 4,500 adults from across Australia. Dr Dear has a particular interest in the use of the internet to improve access to accurate information and effective self-management skills for adults with chronic pain and other chronic health conditions. Dr Dear also has an interest in trans-diagnostic treatments that are simultaneously effective for a range of common mental and chronic physical health conditions.

DR SARAH DENNIS Dr Sarah Dennis is a health services researcher and academic in the discipline of physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Her research interests are in the prevention and management of chronic conditions with a focus on primary health care and integration of care across health sectors. In particular, her research has focused on self-management and health literacy, equity and access to care and the role of health data to improve outcomes for people with chronic diseases. Sarah also holds a conjoint appointment in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW.

PROFESSOR CAROLINE FINCH Professor Caroline Finch is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and holds a Robert HT Smith Personal Chair at Federation University Australia. She is the Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) which is one of only 9 research centres worldwide to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a Research Centre for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health. Caroline has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally. Her research has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia, to name a few. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion and Sports Medicine. Caroline is strongly committed towards ensuring that her injury prevention research has a very real impact on the policy and practice setting in which she works. Her research has been adopted and directly used to inform safety policy by Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion and injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies.

DR HELENA FRAWLEY Dr Helena Frawley is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and researcher. She is an Associate Professor in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne, the head of Allied Health Research at Cabrini Health, and a National Health and Medical Research Council Health Professional Research Fellow. Helena completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2008, and gained Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011, as a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Her research is focused on pelvic floor muscle measurement and conservative therapies to treat pelvic floor dysfunction: pelvic organ prolapse; pelvic pain; incontinence; and pelvic floor problems following pelvic surgery, including for pelvic cancer. Her other research interests are adherence to exercise, and translational research, including implementation of clinical practice guidelines. Helena is active internationally in this area of work, as immediate past chairperson of the International Continence Society Physiotherapy Committee, and is a member of several other international pelvic floor working groups and committees

PROFESSOR MARY GALEA Professor Mary Galea, BAppSc (Physio) BA, PhD is Professorial Fellow in the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital) at the University of Melbourne. She was previously Foundation Professor of Clinical Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre at Austin Health. She is a physiotherapist and neuroscientist whose research program includes both laboratory-based and clinical projects with the overall theme of control of voluntary movement by the brain, and factors that promote recovery following nervous system damage. Mary has played a pioneering role in fostering research in paediatric, neurological, musculoskeletal, women’s health and aged care physiotherapy. Most recently, she has been the lead investigator on a large multi-site program of research, SCIPA (Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity), investigating the effects of exercise after spinal cord injury from acute care to the community. She has had numerous awards, including induction to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2014.

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PROFESSOR TERRY HAINES Professor Terry Haines is a physiotherapist and health economist working as the director of the Allied Health Research Unit for Monash Health and Monash University. He began his research investigating falls amongst hospitalised older adults and has grown from this base to having active projects across a range of health service settings and addressing numerous different problems encountered by patients and health professionals. He has been awarded over $18 million in research funds as an investigator, published over 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and supervised nine PhD, one DPsych and two master’s research students through to completion. He is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council career development fellowship (Population Health Level 2).

PAUL HODGES Paul Hodges PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and directs the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in spinal pain, injury and health. Paul has three doctorates; one in physiotherapy and two in neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, movement control, incontinence and rehabilitation. His large multidisciplinary research centre bridges the gap between basic science and clinical practice. He has received numerous international research awards (including 2006/2011 ISSLS Prize, the premier international prize for back pain research), published >330 papers and book chapters that have been cited more than 12,000 times. Paul has received more than $33 million in research funding including a current NHMRC Program Grant and Centre of Research Excellence Grant, worth more than $10.5 million. He has presented >200 keynote lectures in >35 countries. Paul received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.

DR DAVID HUGHES Dr David Hughes is an experienced sport and exercise physician with over 20 years of involvement working in highperformance sport. He graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1988 and completed a postgraduate Diploma of Sports Medicine in London in 1991. He completed the specialist training program of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 1995. David has provided medical services to a range of teams including the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby, Australian Wallabies, Canberra Raiders Rugby League, Manchester City FC, Fulham FC, and the Australian Opals Women’s Basketball team, and he attended the 2012 London Olympics as a team physician. David has a record of leadership roles in Australian sports medicine. He served on the Board of the ACSP for over eight years, holding a number of posts including president. In January 2013 he was appointed chief medical officer at the Australian Institute of Sport. In October 2013 he was appointed medical director of the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016. David has an interest in improving governance and integrity in sport. Current research activities include injection therapy for acute muscle injuries and genetic predisposition to bone and tendon injuries.

TARYN JONES Taryn Jones has been based at Macquarie University since July 2012. Taryn graduated from The University of Sydney in 1998, and since this time has acquired substantial clinical experience working in both public and private sectors across neurological and musculoskeletal domains. Her main area of expertise is in managing complex disability resulting from significant neurological and orthopaedic trauma, particularly those associated with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). In 2012 Taryn was awarded a Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship to undertake her PhD, which she commenced in December 2012, and is in the process of submitting. Her doctoral work has led to the development of myMoves for ABI – a remotely delivered self-management program aimed at increasing physical activity in Australian adults living in the community following an ABI. Taryn’s particular area of interest is in the psychological determinants of physical activity, and how we can as physiotherapists, work more effectively with individuals to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour.

DR MARTIN MACKEY Dr Mackey is Course Director of the undergraduate program in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney with special responsibility for the occupational health curriculum. Dr Mackey’s research is primarily focussed on injury prevention and the promotion of workplace-based physical activity, work ability and wellbeing in the context of an ageing and increasing sedentary working population. Dr Mackey is currently conducting a series of studies to evaluate the impact workstation and office design on sitting behaviour in office workers and on the impact of physical activity in working life on the need for recovery from work. Dr Mackey has over 30 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and has received over AUD1 million in research funding. He is a past chair of Occupational Health Physiotherapy Australia (NSW Chapter).

JANE MARTIN Jane Martin has spent much of her career developing and advocating for effective policy approaches for the prevention of risk factors, initially in tobacco control and more recently in alcohol and obesity policy. She is Executive Manager of Alcohol and Obesity Policy at the Cancer Council Victoria and leads the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC). The OPC provides high-level policy and regulatory advice around food policy issues covering marketing, labelling and pricing. She is vicepresident of the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society and sits on a number of state and national committees, as well as a not-for-profit board. Jane collaborates on research grants, authors academic papers and book chapters, and is active in the media. In 2013 she completed a Churchill Fellowship travelling to the US and UK to study advocacy strategies to encourage government to adopt obesity prevention policies. Jane completed her Bachelor of Arts(Hons) at University of Western Australia and her Master of Public Health at Monash University. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University and an alumnus of the Williamson Community Leadership program (2013).

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PROFESSOR PAUL MCGREEVY Paul McGreevy is a riding instructor, veterinarian and ethologist. He is Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science. The author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and six books, Paul has received numerous Australian and international awards for his research and teaching innovations. His PhD was in the behaviour of stabled horses but it was a chapter co-written with Dr Andrew McLean in his equine behavior textbook that coined the term ‘Equitation Science’. Paul is especially proud of his term as honarary president of the ISES, a period that delivered the Eight Principles of Ethical Training, the ISES Ethics Committee, the first Consensus Workshop on Research Methods, the Position Statement on Restrictive Nosebands and the ISES Taper Gauge.

PROFESSOR NORMAN MORRIS Norman Morris is a Professor of Physiotherapy and Deputy Head of Research in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University. He also holds joint positions in research at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, in Physiotherapy and the Lung Transplant Unit; and as a visiting researcher at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Norman was previously the head of the physiotherapy program at Griffith University 2002–10 and the former chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Council Accreditation Committee. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 1999, examining the physiological responses to interval exercise in older individuals. Since moving to Queensland he has combined his exercise physiology and physiotherapy research themes examining physiological factors which limit exercise performance in individuals with chronic heart and lung disease. He currently supervises 10 PhD and MPhil students examining exercise limitation in clinical populations such as chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary hypertension. At this year’s conference Norman will present research on acute and chronic responses to exercise in clinical populations and examine the role of intensity of exercise training.

PROFESSOR LORIMER MOSELEY Lorimer is very interested in chronic pain and the interaction between what we feel as humans, and how our body is regulated and protected. His research group undertakes experiments on healthy volunteers and people with chronic pain, trying to better understand mechanisms that modulate pain, prevent it getting worse or going chronic, or make it better. His group also undertakes multicentre clinical trials to test whether the treatments they develop actually work. Lorimer is Chief Editor for bodyinmind.org, which pushes cutting edge clinical pain science discoveries to people all over the world. He became a physiotherapist in 1992, working in manual and sports physiotherapy and then in pain management. He obtained his PhD in 2002 and has now written over 200 papers and several books. He has been honoured by pain or physiotherapy associations on every continent. He won Australia’s most prestigious prize for Innovation and Potential Transformation in a Medical or Health related project, was runner-up in the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Sciences and was the inaugural winner of the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Prize for Clinical Science in a Pain-related field. He was made Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011, a Friend of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2014 and an APA Honoured Member in 2015.

PROFESSOR IONA NOVAK Professor Iona Novak is the head of research of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia. Iona is a Fulbright Scholar and winner of the University of Sydney Award for Professional Achievement. In 2005 she co-founded the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute with the chief executive officer for the purpose of research development and dissemination, leading to prevention, cure and reduction of adverse effects for those living with cerebral palsy. Driven by an internal belief that healthcare truly has the potential to change lives, Iona has pursued projects and roles with the greatest possible impact on children and families today and for tomorrow’s world, for example, leadership of the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register. Iona has a background in occupational therapy, with a particular interest in neuroplasticity. Her PhD work was in the area of home program intervention for children with cerebral palsy. In her current work, she has continued her research interest in evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, goal-directed training, botulinum toxin and population studies for cerebral palsy. In the last 10 years she has given over 100 international and national keynotes and invited lectures and been awarded more than $16 million in research grants funding.

SALLY PEARSON OAM. Sally Pearson is one of Australia’s greatest Olympians and the fifth fastest 100m hurdler in history. At the 2012 London Olympic Games she became just the 10th female Australian track athlete to win a gold medal, smashing the Olympic record in the process. A year earlier at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, the Gold Coast hurdler confirmed her greatness by clocking the incredible time of 12.28sec–just 0.07 seconds outside the world record`–to claim victory. She was subsequently named the IAAF Female Athlete of the Year. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Sally spectacularly fell during the 100m hurdles final. Despite being battered and bruised, she bravely turned up the following day and guided Australia to a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay. In the 2007 world championships in Osaka, Japan, in the opening heat of the 100m, Sally ran a career best 11.14 seconds, which took her to second on the Australian all-time list. She became the most dominant hurdler in the world throughout 2011 and was undefeated for the entire season leading into Daegu, where she produced the performance of her life. In 2014 Sally was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to sport as a gold medalist at the London Olympic Games

DR HELENA POPOVIC Dr Helena Popovic is a medical doctor, best-selling author, international speaker and leading authority on how to improve brain function and how our lifestyles impact our health and performance. Helena’s philosophy is that education is more powerful than medication and she believes in slow ageing despite fast living. She is passionate about teaching individuals, businesses and organisations the neuroscience of success and empowering people to live longer, stronger, healthier and happier. She graduated from the University of Sydney and is the founder and CEO of Winning at Slimming–thinking the light way. Winning at Slimming is a ground-breaking weight loss program based on the principles of neuroplasticity: changing the brain to change the body. Helena is the author of the inspiring book, In Search of My Father: Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination. Her story is a warm and humorous account of how we can build a better brain at any age or stage of life. Helena’s dynamic presentations produce measurable results in terms of enhanced performance, increased productivity, sharper thinking, incisive problem-solving, effective stress management and greater life satisfaction. She enables people to discover the power of their moment-by-moment choices in reigniting their zest and vitality for life and work. 107


TODD SAMPSON Todd Sampson’s eclectic life began on Cape Breton Island, off Canada’s east coast, where he grew up in modest circumstances. He entered university on a full scholarship and went on to complete an MBA by age 24. Todd is the Chairman of leading communication company Leo Burnett and is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative–the largest environmental movement in history, reaching more than 1.4 billion people, in over 5500 cities. The Gunn Report listed his company as the 7th most creative company in the world. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He has won CEO of the Year twice and sits on the board of directors of both Fairfax Media and Qantas. Todd is also the breakout star and co-host of the hit ABC show The Gruen Transfer. This unique show is one of the most watched programs on Australian TV, winning multiple international awards including the prestigious Rose d’Or Award for entertainment. He is also a regular host on the Channel 10 news show The Project and has featured around the world on CNBC, Sky News and CNN. Todd recently handed his brain over to science to become host and ‘human guinea pig’ in a groundbreaking science documentary series called Redesign (Hack) My Brain. It was one of the most watched Australian science documentaries of all time and won Documentary of the Year. It is now being shown around the world on the Discovery Channel. He has also climbed to the top of Mount Everest, unguided. Todd is undoubtedly one of Australia’s freshest and most interesting TV personalities with the ability to combine intelligent insight with humility.

PROFESSOR DEBORAH SCHOFIELD Professor Schofield is Chair of Health Economics at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Boden Institute, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. Professor Schofield established the health micro simulation modelling program at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling and was a key developer of STINMOD, a model of income, government benefits and taxation used by the Federal government in every election and budget in the last decade. She went on to hold senior positions in several Australian Government Departments. These included the Department of Health and Ageing where she managed $42 billion in funding for the Australian Health Care Agreements which fund public hospitals. At the Australian Treasury she was Director of Health Policy where she managed all analysis and advice to the Treasurer on the Health Portfolio and its funding and undertook the health projections in the landmark Intergenerational Reports that identified health expenditure as the major pressure on the Australian Government’s budget balance and subsequently led to a strong focus on fiscal sustainability in Australian Federal and State budgets and those of OECD nations. Professor Schofield and her team and their collaborators have undertaken extensive modelling on the economic impacts of illness and health interventions which have impacts not only on the health system, but also family economic circumstances, other government portfolios, and GDP.

PROFESSOR PHILIP SIDDALL Philip Siddall is a medical specialist in the field of pain medicine and has been involved in the treatment of people with chronic pain for the last 30 years. After working at the Royal North Shore Hospital Pain Management Centre for 20 years, he is now director of a newly established Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney. He is also Conjoint Professor in Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney and is actively involved in teaching and research. His research has focused mainly on the mechanisms and management of neuropathic pain, particularly pain following spinal cord injury, and he has a strong interest in brain mechanisms of pain and neuroplasticity. As well as publication of scientific journal articles and book chapters, Philip is co-author of two books written for people living with pain: The Pain Book and The Spinal Cord Injury Pain Book.

LEON STRAKER Leon Straker is a Senior Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and John Curtin Distinguished Professor at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, in Perth, Australia. Leon started working in occupational health in 1984 on the Western Australian RSI taskforce and was later the first ergonomist for the UK National Health Service. In addition to his physiotherapy undergraduate degree he has a Master of Science in ergonomics from University College London and a Doctor of Philosophy in occupational medicine from Sydney University. He is internationally recognised for his research on technology, musculoskeletal disorders and activity, which includes laboratory studies, field intervention studies and large cohort studies. He has published almost 200 peerreviewed journal papers, which have been cited over 3000 times by other researchers. Leon has been an editor of the leading international journal Ergonomics, has been investigator on over $10m worth of research grants and received ‘lifetime’ awards from both the APA and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. He has been an invited keynote speaker in Canada, USA, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

DR NORMAN SWAN Producer and presenter of the Health Report , Dr Norman Swan, is a multi-award-winning producer and broadcaster. His career has been highlighted by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen. This allows him to combine medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine. In addition to the Health Report , Norman appears on local ABC radio. He also presents the popular Health Minutes on ABC News radio each week. Norman edits his own newsletter, The Choice Health Reader, which is published in association with the Australian Consumers Association. On television, Norman has hosted ABC Television’s science program Quantum, and been a guest reporter on the ABC Television current affairs program Four Corners. Norman is known outside Australia: he was the Australian correspondent for the Journal of the American Medical Association and has consulted for the World Health Organization in Geneva.

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CONFERENCE APP Our Conference App will enable you to access the full program and session details, view speaker bios, create a personalised program, check out the conference exhibitors and sponsors, take notes, check venue maps, receive alerts, provide feedback and much more! Our Conference App is compatible with iOs and android devices, and has many benefits for the user—YOU! • Personalisation—favourite lists and schedules can link to personal calendars • Live audience polling, instant audience responses shared onscreen with voters • No need for app store downloads—easy access to the app via a URL or a QR code • Attendees can easily interact with each other • Offline version—attendees can download an offline version for times when there is limited or no internet connectivity. Scan the QR Code or go to: http://eventmobi.com/apaconference2015/

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EXHIBITORS Exhibition Floor Plan The Exhibition will be held across the entire Conference, from Saturday 3 October to Tuesday 6 October. The Exhibition will be located in Exhibition Halls 1 & 2. The exhibition consists of over 100 booths.

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EXHIBITOR LISTING COMPANIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Organisation

Email address

Logo

Booth

66Fit Limited

www.66fit.com.au

ABCO Health Care

www.abcohc.com.au

ACM Healthcare

www.acmhealthcare.com.au

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Aidacare

www.aidacare.com.au

60

Air Liquide Healthcare

www.airliquidehealthcare.com.au

19

Alpha Sport/Practitioner Supplies

www.alphasport.com.au

81

APE Medical

www.apemedical.com.au

90

ASICS

www.asics.com.au

47 & 56

Astir Australia

www.astiraustralia.com.au

50 – 53

Aurora Bioscience

aurorabioscience.com.au

Australian Medical Supplies

www.ausmedsupply.com.au

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Medical Supplies

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Back In Motion Health Group

www.backinmotion.com.au

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Bmedical Pty Ltd

www.bmedical.com.au

59

Boyles Fitness Equipment

www.bfe.net.au

104 & 119

Coolcore Australia

coolcore.com.au

97

Contact Singapore

www.contactsingapore.sg

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Dal Brands

www.dalbrands.com.au

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Organisation

Email address

Logo

Booth

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

www.dva.gov.au

69

Digital Orthotics (DOLA)

www.dolaustralia.com.au

80

DJO Global

www.djoglobal.com

DMA Clinical Pilates & Physiotherapy

www.clinicalpilates.com

dorsaVi

www.dorsavi.com

Doyles Physiotherapy

www.doylesphysio.com

34

Drake Medox

www.drakemedox.com.au

10

Elastoplast & Leuko

www.elastoplastsport.com

65 & 74

Elsevier

www.elsevierhealth.com.au

30

eNoteFile

www.enotefile.com

Epte

www.epte.com.au

EQUILIBRAS

www.nrgaust.com

Ergoport

www.ergoport.com.au

FIRM – N – FOLD Massage Equipment

www.firm-n-fold.com.au

Fisiocrem

www.fisiocrem.com.au

Flexi-Sports Australia

www.flexi-bar.com.au

Gait Smart

www.gaitsmart.com.au

Gensolve Practice Manager

www.gensolve.com

Global Footcare

www.globalfootcare.com.au

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AUSTRALIA

Australia

72

70

Australia

105

Australia

95 & 96

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Organisation

Email address

Logo

Booth

GSK

www.gsk.com.au

58

Healthy Resources Australia

www.healthyresources.com.au

43

Hesta Super Fund

www.hesta.com.au

45

HF Industries

www.hf.com.au

67

HICAPS

www.hicaps.com.au

Hill-Rom

www.hill-rom.com.au

HUR Health & Fitness Equipment

www.huraustralia.com.au

ICB Orthotics

www.icbmedical.com

Ideal Practice

www.idealpractice.com.au

115

Key Pharmaceuticals

www.keypharm.com.au

12

Light Box Radiology Education

www.lightboxradiology.com.au

25

Litecure Medical

www.litecuremedical.com

79

Lung Foundation

www.lungfoundation.com.au

32

Manduca Baby Carrier

www.manduca.com.au

57

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

www.mauriceblackburn.com.au

48

McGraw – Hill Education

www.mheducation.com.au

98

METAGENICS

www.metagenics.com.au

92

Member Benefits Australia

www.apa2.mbabenefits.com.au

Mizuno

www.mizuno.com.au

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Organisation

Email address

Logo

Booth

Mrs Peggs Handy Line

www.mrspeggs.com.au

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My Comfy PJ Co Pty Ltd

www.mycomfypjs.com

26

OHI

www.ohi.net

42 I N T E R N AT I O N A L

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OPC Health

www.opchealth.com.au

Orthocare

www.orthocare.com.au

Patterson Medical

www.pattersonmedical.com.au

PAINmate

www.evomed.com.au

PEDro

www.pedro.org.au

33

Philips

www.philips.com.au/homehealth

21

Phys Biz Pty Ltd

www.dot.physio

4

Physipod

www.physipod.com.au

64

Pilates Reformers Australia

www.pilatesreformersaustralia.com

116

PPMP Software

www.ppmp.com.au

85

Prime Medical Supplies

www.primemed.com.au

102

Push Brases

www.pushbraces.com.au

94

QIP

www.qip.com.au

28

Realigntech

www.orthotechgroup.com

Reed Healthcare

www.reedglobal.com

103

Rehab Technology

www.rehabtechnology.com.au

54

OPC HEALTH

49

22 & 23

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Organisation

Email address

Logo

Booth

Restorative Therapies

www.restorative-therapies.com

Rocktape

www.rocktape.com.au

Rural Health West

www.ruralhealthwest.com.au

Rymed Pty Ltd

www.rymed.com

61

Sanofi

www.sanofi.com.au

27

Serta

www.sleepmaker.com.au

46

SOS Health Foundation

www.soshealth.org.au

31

Sportstek

www.sportstek.net

106 & 117

93

100

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Steel Blue

www.steelblue.com.au

66

Strap It Medical & Sports Supplies

www.strapit.com.au

110

Sugarman Group Ltd

www.sugarmangroup.com.au

113

Synxsole

www.synxsole.com

91

Therabubble

www.therabubble.com.au

107

TM2 Healthcare Solutions

www.insidetm2.com.au

114

UPI

www.iHealthsphere.com.au

82

Velbexx – 17

www.velbexx17.com

Whiteley Allcare

www.whiteleyallcare.com.au

William Buck

www.williambuck.com

THE SOOTHING POWER OF NATURE FOR MUSCLE & JOINT PAIN

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EXHIBITION PASSPORT 2015 You will be provided with an Exhibitor Passport in your conference satchel. As you visit the exhibition booths collect a signature or stamp in your passport. You will need to collect at least 25 signatures to enter the draw to win the fabulous prizes supplied by APA partners:

1ST PRIZE

4TH PRIZE

Queen sized Sleep Maker Serta Avant – Garde bed

Tontine Bedding Package Value: $600

Value: $7,999

2ND PRIZE

5TH PRIZE

TCL 55 Inch TV

(3 prizes) Nespresso / Breville Coffee Machine

Value: $899

Value: $349 each

3RD PRIZE (2 prizes) Long Weekend hire of an Audi Q5 Value: $700 each

To enter the draw to win collect your signatures and deposit the Passport in the barrel located in the Exhibition Hall. The prizes will be drawn during the Conference Dinner on Monday night.

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FREE Physiotherapy Practice Audit (normally $995.00) reveals how this can be done for YOUR practice

Just like the other Physiotherapists who have done the Physiotherapy Practice Audit, YOU too will be impressed and get just as much out of the process. I received a letter in the post about Ideal Practice, asking if I wanted a take more control of my practice and if I wanted a better work/life balance. I wanted to implement my ideas I had for my practice, with my staff, but didn’t know to do this. That’s why I wanted to get a coach on board, because I knew I didn’t have the tools myself. I needed some guidance from a professional. Anthony went ahead and did the practice audit, even before I came a client, the audit questions triggered me to see what I could do and what I wanted to do, it was really good to go through some basic questions in my own thoughts and in my own head as where I wanted the way for my business to go forward. I would high recommend other physios to get the audit done, it will provoke your thoughts of where you want your business to go, I know where my business is going now, I probably wouldn’t have been if I didn’t do the audit. Colin Phillips – Physiotherapist - Sydney, NSW I have been working with Anthony and the team at Ideal Practice for over a year. First, I am very happy with the growth in my practice so much so that we have had to employ new Physiotherapists to keep up with. Second, I am delighted with how my employer/manager skills have progressed under Anthony’s guidance. From the Practice Audit to the In-House Assessment to the ongoing mentoring and coaching I could not be happier and certainly recommend their services to other health care practices. Carol Stevens – Physiotherapist - Lithgow, NSW

The weekly consulting calls were a tremendous help. I was most surprised about not only being able to increase our overall patient numbers but to keep them consistently high. After all these years in the community I thought we had exhausted our surrounding area with regards to new patients and GP referrals but we have had a lot of new patient since we started working with Ideal Practice. And old patients have come back to see us, too! Con Bonovas - Physiotherapist - Sydney, NSW 7 months I have used Anthony at Ideal Practice and as a result our systems are much better and our practice has grown by 30% already. I have employed more Physiotherapists to cope with the growth and am now embarking of employing a Chiropractor as well. Plus we are about to start in a second location. I certainly could not have achieved all this without Anthony’s support and mentorship and will continue to use his service for a long time to come. Ken Eilas - Physiotherapist - Sydney, NSW Thank you so much for all your help Anthony. Working with Ideal Practice has helped me to focus on the business side of my practice and structure my business processes. I now have a more efficient system that I can easily teach to new employees which clients are responding well to. I haven’t compromised my quality of service or values and my practice has grown in attendances and turnover by around 30% – and I haven’t even really started the external marketing processes yet! In less than 6 months, I have employed a part-time physiotherapist and have an extra day off a week. I have made amazing progress with growing my practice. I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony’s services to other private practitioners. Marion Turner - Physiotherapist - Adelaide, SA

To register for a FREE Practice Audit (normally $995) and identify your opportunities for ethical and profitable practice growth, visit us at BOOTH 115. When you register for your FREE Practice Audit you will also receive “How You Can Develop An Ultra Successful Physiotherapy Practice” (a set of 2 CDs and 30 page Manual) 118 valued at $129 - for FREE.

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APA CONFERENCE 2015 AWARDS ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLING:

MUSCULOSKELETAL:

- Best free paper

- Best clinician free paper

AQUATIC:

- Best new investigator free paper - Best student free paper

- Best free paper

- Best new investigator e-poster presentation

- Best e-poster or e-poster presentation

- Best student e-poster presentation

ANIMAL:

- Best clinician e-poster presentation

- Best new presenter

NEUROLOGY:

- Best investigator

- Clinician award for best presentation

CARDIORESPIRATORY: - CRPA Jill Nosworthy award for excellence in research

- Best presentation by HDR student researcher - Best e-poster or e-poster presentation

- Chronic cardiorespiratory disease research award

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH:

- CRPA Elizabeth Ellis new researcher’s award

- Best overall paper

- Acute cardiorespiratory disease research award

- Best new presenter

- Best e-poster or e-poster presentation - Clinician award for best presentation

CONTINENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH:

PAEDIATRIC: - Yvonne Burns award

- Best new presenter

- Joanne Tubb award for best podium presentation by a clinician

- Best research presentation

- New researcher award

EDUCATORS: - Best oral research paper

- Best e-poster presentation - Best rural/remote physiotherapy presentation

- Best oral student paper

SPORTS:

- Paper likely to have the most impact

- Best overall paper

- Best how to presentation

- Best clinical researcher

- Best e-poster presentation

- Best new researcher

GERONTOLOGY:

- Best e-poster presentation

- Best presentation by a student researcher - Best podium (oral) presentation - Clinician award for best podium (oral) presentation - Best e-poster presentation

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABSTRACTS

DISABLED ACCESS

Abstracts for this conference which have been accepted are published in the Abstract e-book. Keynote and invited speaker abstracts/presentation summaries are also included in the Abstract e-book.

Wheelchair access is available to all areas of the building, including wheelchair lift access from the car park where ample disability bays are located beside the elevator on the first basement level. Specially designed bathrooms are also located on all levels. In the Arena, wheelchair access seats are available in the cross-aisles which are designed with glass barriers for easy viewing.

ATMS & BANKING An Automatic Teller Machine is located near the reception desk on the ground floor of the GCCEC.

Photocopying can be completed at the GCCEC Reception Desk at a charge.

Public bathrooms and lift facilities throughout the Centre have Braille signs, and a mobile hearing augmentation system ensures clearer reception throughout the venue. Tactile warning indicators to stairs, ramps and other changing conditions comply with all laws governing safety.

CATERING

EXHIBITION

All morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks will be held in the Exhibition Area. Refreshments are included in the cost of your registration. Delegates who have identified a specific dietary requirement will be catered for. Identified tables and plates will be located in the Exhibition in a specially signed area.

The exhibition will be open for delegates for the entire duration of the Conference, commencing on the morning of Saturday 3 October 2015 and closing after lunch on Tuesday 6 October 2015. The exhibition space will be located in Exhibition Halls 1 & 2 of the GCCEC.

BUSINESS CENTRE

CLOAK ROOM / LUGGAGE STORAGE Located off the main Convention Centre foyer, providing storage for visitor and delegate belongings.

COMMUNICATIONS Free limited wireless internet is available to all conference delegates, event attendees and general public at the GCCEC during our event. The service: • Coverage extends throughout the venue, including meeting rooms, exhibition bays, the plenary and all other public spaces • Is suitable for webmail, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and basic internet browsing • Is not suitable for services such as file sharing or video streaming • Has a maximum bandwidth of 512Kb/s per user, with actual bandwidth influenced by the number and density of concurrent users • Requires users to subscribe (free of charge) via a login page, and agree to a set of terms and conditions. Users are able to re-subscribe (free of charge) for a 12 hour period or once a 100MB download limit is reached

Two charge-bars will be available within the Exhibition Hall for smart phones and devices.

DRESS CODE The APA encourages delegates and presenters to wear smart casual clothes for the Conference, Welcome Reception, and Conference Dinner. 120

EMERGENCY EVACUATION If you need to raise the alarm in the event of an emergency call the security control office on Ext. 999 or 4050 (internal phones) or 5504 4050 (from a mobile phone) or break the glass at a manual call point or call Emergency Services on 000. In the event of an emergency there are two tones: ALERT TONE: beep, beep, beep – this means, stop what you are doing and await further instructions as to whether an evacuation will be required. Observe your surroundings and advise if there is any visible cause of the alert in your area. EVACUATION TONE: whoop, whoop, whoop – remain calm and evacuate to emergency assembly area through emergency exits as directed by the Emergency Wardens. The GCCEC assembly area is Bulletin Park (see evacuation diagram).


EMERGENCY FIRST AID & MEDICAL

REGISTRATION DESK

For ALL medical emergencies please contact event security.

The APA Registration Desk will be located on the Ground floor in the exhibition foyer of the GCCEC. The Registration Desk will operate and be managed by APA and Info Salons during the following hours:

Emergency telephone numbers are: Ambulance: 000

EVALUATION FORMS Evaluation forms for all delegates will be available online after the conference.

INSURANCE The APA encourages delegates to secure appropriate insurance. The APA will not be held liable for any loss.

MESSAGE BOARD For any updates throughout Conference please check the notice boards located near registration desks. Alerts will be sent to those delegates using the Conference App.

MOBILE PHONES For the convenience of delegates, all mobile phones should be turned to silent before entering sessions.

Saturday 3 October 

7.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday 4 October 

7.30am – 5:00pm

Monday 5 October 

7.30am – 5.00pm

Tuesday 6 October 

7.30am – 12.00pm

SECURITY While every reasonable precaution will be taken, the organisers accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, which may occur to persons or property at the exhibition from any cause whatsoever.

SMOKING POLICY The GCCEC is Government owned and therefore a total non-smoking venue. Smoking is permitted at clearly signed designated areas outside the GCCEC.

NAME BADGES & TICKETS Name badges must be worn by delegates and exhibitors at all times during the conference. Delegates are permitted to attend any session/s on the day/s of registration (subject to room availability).

PARKING The GCCEC operates an automated car parking system. The cost is $10.00 per vehicle per entry payable upon exiting the Centre. There are four (4) pay stations positioned throughout various locations in the Centre. These machines accept both cash and credit card. A 30 minute grace period applies to all vehicles, whereby payment is not required. Should this period be exceeded, a $10.00 fee will apply. Car parking will revert to a manual system on occasions where high volume traffic is expected (i.e. concerts and entertainment events) to avoid major delays and traffic congestion.

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SOCIAL PROGRAM

APA GROUP SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

If you have registered to attend the conference social functions these will be noted on the second ticket provided with your name badge which you collect at Registration. You must present your ticket for entry to all social functions.

Date: Sunday 4 October

WELCOME RECEPTION Date:

Saturday 3 October

Time:

5.00 – 7.00pm

Venue:

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dress:

Casual

Cost:  Inclusive with a full four day registration. Welcome function ticket for a one or two day registration $95.00

Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Venue: First floor foyer, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (unless specified otherwise) Refer to the group programs for information on additional social functions for various groups. These are ticketed events and require pre-registration.

SPEAKER SUPPORT Speakers are asked to report to the Speaker Support Room after reporting to the Registration Desk to collect their name badges. The Speaker Support Room is located on the ground floor behind the GCCEC registration desk (see map on page 124).

Additional tickets $95.00

TRADE EXHIBITION

Sponsored by:

The trade exhibition is located in Exhibition Halls 1 & 2 at the GCCEC on the ground floor. Opening hours for delegates: Date

CONFERENCE DINNER Date:

Monday 5 October

Time:

7.00 – 11.30pm

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Theme: A Touch of Gold Dress:  Dress to impress with a touch of gold! You can be bold and go all over *GOLD* or for the more conservative you can add just a touch of glitter! Cost:

Inclusive with a full four day registration.

Dinner ticket for a one or two day registration $135.00 Additional tickets $135.00

Sponsored by:

Activity

Time

Exhibition Open

7.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday 3 October 2015

Welcome Reception

Sunday 4 October 2015

Exhibition Open

7.30am – 5.00pm

Monday 5 October 2015

Exhibition Open

7.30am – 5.00pm

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Exhibition Open

7.30am – 1.30pm

(Hosted in the Exhibition area)

5.00pm – 7.00pm

TRANSPORT GO EXPLORE CARD The Gold Coast go explore card offers tourists and visitors a simple and flexible option to travel on TransLink buses and trams on the Gold Coast. Available for adults for $15 and children for $7.50, passengers can access one day unlimited travel on all TransLink Gold Coast bus and tram services. This includes the G: route 777 with multiple stops between the airport and Broadbeach South station and theme park TX services. The Gold Coast go explore card is available for purchase by hotels and ticketing desks from Ticketmates. Consumers can buy the Gold Coast go explore card from hotels, select 7-Elevens, a number of retail outlets on the Gold Coast or online. Visit www.translink.com.au/ goexplore to find out more.

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LOCATION Pre-Conference Workshops Friday 2 October Jupiters Hotel and Casino Broadbeach Island Broadbeach QLD 4218 www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au Conference 3 – 6 October Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Cemtre Cnr Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive Broadbeach QLD 4218 www.gccec.com.au

JUPITERS FLOOR PLAN Pavilion Conference Floor Plans

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GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE FLOOR PLAN Ground Floor

FIRST Floor

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APA Conference 2015 Program  
APA Conference 2015 Program  

After the extraordinary success of the 2013 APA Physiotherapy Conference in Melbourne, the Australian Physiotherapy Association welcomes you...