3-Day Sessions

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Time: 1.30 - 2.45pm

A2O: Bands and balls for core and pelvis function
Merrin Martin

Functional movements combine muscles working simultaneously from both the upper and the lower body. Learn how to combine certain teams of muscles to improve core and pelvic stability and strengthen the pelvic sling systems. Incorporating small equipment into your clients' sessions will keep them motivated while they prevent low back injuries! Take home over 20 practical exercises to use with your clients. WS

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

A3I: An introduction to spiral mechanics
Thuy Bridges

Is a knee problem really a knee problem, or does it stem from the shoulder? Learn how problems can be referred by other parts of the body and what this means for training. Find out how the neck can create problems at the knee or back; how the big toe can affect the hip or jaw; and how the thorax can affect the foot… Plus, learn how to tell what’s important and what’s not! IL

 

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

B4I: Low back pain in the gym 101
Adam Floyd

80% of people experience an episode of lower back pain (LBP) in their lifetime. Exercise can be beneficial or damaging depending on the client. Learn from one of Australia's top fitness physiotherapists how to better assess and prescribe exercises for clients with LBP. Discover how to recognise (not diagnose) patterns of LBP, how to screen clients, and how to know when to refer on. IL

 Plenary Session

Time: 5 - 6.15pm

B5G: Myofascial trigger points and how to release them
Adam Floyd

Static postures and inefficient movement create tight areas in the body, including myofascial trigger points. In this workshop physio Adam teaches you where to find the most problematic trigger points and how to release them simply in a PT environment. Take home the skills to get your client moving more freely and (hopefully) reduce their niggling pains. WS P

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

C1I: Heavenly hips for the hard to manage client
Thuy Bridges

Learn how to manage clients with hip conditions such as hip bursitis, hip arthritis and hip surgery. What symptoms are your clients presenting with? Join Thuy to get the lowdown on hip anatomy and assessment, and find out how the hip fits in with the rest of the body. Discover how to interpret tests for training, the exercises to prescribe accordingly, and the movements that should be avoided. IL

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

C1M: Shoulder pain: addressing the 3 most common muscle imbalances
Adam Floyd

Shoulder injuries and pain are very common, particularly with chest and above-head exercises. Join physio Adam as he discusses the three most common muscle imbalances that contribute to exercise-related shoulder pain and provides exercise ideas to address them. Featuring both theory and practical components, be sure to dress suitably so we can see your scapula! WS

Time: 1 - 2.30pm

C3O: 6 technique errors that lead to running injury
Ulrik Larsen

How many of your clients run in a way that will overload their joints and lead to injuries? Do you know the 6 main technique errors of running, and how to spot them? In order of difficulty, sports physio Ulrik guides you through six technique error videos to illustrate how coaching and cueing can be used to improve efficiency and reduce soft tissue overload in your clients. WS

 Plenary Session

Time: 3 - 4.30pm

C4G: 7 biomechanical tests to minimise small group injuries
Ulrik Larsen

Become a technical leader in small group fitness by screening your clients to prevent injury from occurring. Sports physio Ulrik presents a concise program for biomechanically screening up to 8 clients in order to find the potentially problematic 'missing links' in their kinetic chains. Learn how to then use the 7 powerful tests to create training drills that will fix the problems – and nip injuries in the bud. WS P