FILEX 2018 SPECIALTY STRAND

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3-Day Sessions

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Time: 2:45pm-4pm

A3J: Eat To Your Gut’s Content
Dr Helena Popovic

Gut bacteria predicts the likelihood of developing obesity better than genes. Your body contains 100 trillion microbes, weighing over 2kg in our gut alone - more than the weight of our brain! It’s not surprising, therefore, that our microbiota play essential roles in maintaining health: they are crucial to how we digest food, they control how many calories we absorb, provide vital enzymes, produce vitamins, and influence our mood and immune system. From this info-packed session you’ll take home a greater understanding about the brain-gut-microbiome connection, and the impact of restoring gut health onoverall health and wellbeing. L

Time: 4.30pm − 6pm

A4E: 7 Physio Tips To Keep Your Clients Injury Free
Adam Floyd

Perth-based physiotherapist and gym owner Adam Floyd, looks at the top seven ways you can avoid injuries with your clients. This interactive lecture covers load management, pre-exercise physical screening, how to take a good subjective history, and more. An injured client means loss of income so come and learn what to do and what not to do. IL


Time: 4:30pm-6pm

A4I: Getting Results for Endomorphs: Genetics, Mindset & Rapport
Dr Cameron McDonald

From this profound lecture you’ll discover how advances in our understanding of genetics allow dramatically faster, and more sustainable results, for what is often one of the most challenging client groups. You’ll take home an advanced understanding in how nutrition, exercise, and mindset and coaching strategies can be combined to generate a greater difference than each one does individually. You’ll also learn how to eliminate the classic endomorph's frustrations; how you refine your programming for this group; and how to communicate and support these clients through their journey to deliver better results and a more powerful life for both them and you. L

Time: 8:30am-10am

B1H: Fit Camp For Kids
Mindy Mylrea

Want training ideas for kids or maybe even some game-based ideas for your adults? In this practical and fun-filled workshop, Mindy shares her favourite and most effective games, drills, and tangible teaching skills that will transform your kids’ programming. You’ll come away with 30+ readymade games for instant application, as well as tried-and-tested terrific teaching techniques for all ages and stages. If you don't already work with kids then be warned: you'll want to after this workshop, which is ideal for personal trainers and parents alike. PWS

Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm

B4D: Core Tour: Embody Your Body
Jill Miller

Sustainable core work requires knowledge of the collaboration between postural and respiratory muscles. From this practical workshop you’ll learn how to identify the myofascial layers of your torso by examining each tissue. You’ll explore remote regions within your torso, from the neck to the pelvic floor and everything in between. You’ll gain insight into your proprioceptive and interoceptive powers of perception; and you’ll master new assessment techniques to help yourself and your clients move through common restrictions/conditions of the core. At the end of session you’ll have unified your anatomy and developed newfound core strength from the inside out. PWS

Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm

B4H: Noisy Knees Made Simple: How You Can Help Your Clients With Patella Mal-Tracking
TBC

Patello-femoral pain is the most common non-traumatic knee complaint in the gym and PT environments. It can be frustrating for both the client and PT when training is limited by niggling pain. This workshop will look at the patho-mechanics of low risk niggling anterior knee pain, and provide a toolbox of client advice, correct exercise prescription, and taping techniques. Client risk assessment tools and appropriate referral pathways will also be provided. Come and help your clients with their noisy knees. PMC

Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm

B4I: Animal Flow for Kids: The Power Of Play
Alisha Smith

There's little doubt that physical activity is a key factor in tackling Australia's juvenile obesity epidemic. Yet getting little legs moving is about so much more than just managing weight – it's an instrument for developing fundamental movement and coordination skills, and forging active habits and healthy behaviours early in life. From this captivating workshop you’ll learn how you toincorporate the ABCs of Animal Flow in your kids’ sessions, to develop skills and cultivate a love for movement exploration that will last a lifetime. PWS

Time: 8:30am-10am

C1G: The Ultimate Guide To Thoracic Mobility
Lauren Turner

The thoracic spine is the essential link between lower limb function and the upper body. This interactive session explains how the thoracic spine can be responsible for optimal shoulder function, better breathing patterns, and improved core strength, thus reducing the risk of long-term injury. You’ll take away thoracic mobility exercises using your own body, as well as techniques that incorporate the use of foam rollers. This practical mobility session will result in your clients achieving better posture and reducing their risk of chronic injury. IL

Time: 8:30am-10am

C1L: Training Kids & Adolescents: What Can Go Wrong & How To Prevent It
Adam Floyd

Training kids and teenagers requires a specific skillset, due to the immaturity of the skeletal system and the unique injuries that can occur. In this lecture, physiotherapist Adam Floyd covers many of these situations such as hyper-mobility and stress response injuries. It is vital you are aware of common kids issues if you are training this population. L

Super Session

Time: 8:30am-12pm

C1M: A Practical Movement Journey To Discover “What’s Missing?”
Gary Ward

I use the phrase “What’s missing?” as a way of considering the movement mechanics that we don’t know we can’t access. So many people consider themselves to move in an optimal way, but in reality they've not realised that they are moving around certain problems that lay dormant in their system. This movement workshop is to uncover the subtle movement limitations you work around, avoid and probably became unconscious of a long time ago. The goal is to restore these movements and reintegrate them into your natural movements in just three hours. PWS, SS

Time: 10:30am-12pm

C2I: Too Soon? The Science & Genetics Of Chronobiology & The Timing Of Health Habits
Dr Cameron McDonald & Kyle Riley

Do morning sessions really help everyone? And is breakfast the most critical meal for night owls? By altering the daily routine, you can change a person's life. It's time that we started personalising our advice, even down to the timing of nutrition, exercise rest and work focus. This thought-provoking lecture explores the world of epigenetics, physiology and human behaviour, to help you better understand how the latest science can help prevent injury, speed results, and contribute to greater happiness in the lives of our clients. L

 Plenary Session

Time: 1pm-2:15pm

C3H: Wellbeing: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Paul Taylor

Historically, Western medicine has employed a reductionist biomedical model, where the mind holds no role in wellness and disease. But in this stimulating talk, Paul presents a different approach to wellbeing, by examining the body-brain connection, and exploring the impact of exercise, sleep, nutrition, gut health, resilience and social connectedness on overall physical and mental wellbeing. L

 Plenary Session

Time: 1pm-2:15pm

C3I: Neural Engagement Therapy & Training: Let My Body & Mind Speak!
Victor Popov

Enjoy a highly interactive lecture that explores the definitions of CNS, ANS and ENS, and explains how these systems interact. You’ll examine assessment and intervention processes; heart rate variability; measures of adaptation; data interpretation, technology and apps; and more! IL

Time: 2:45pm-4pm

C4I: Successful Ageing: Science & Movement
Michol Dalcourt

When astronauts are in outer space, their bodies exhibit signs of accelerated ageing, which revert to normal upon return to Earth’s gravity. This phenomenon demonstrates the role that resisted movement can play in managing the effects of ageing on the body. In fact, intelligently applied forces, and variable movement stress can help prevent bone loss, improve hormone profiles, and promote collagen development. In this practical session you’ll use IoM methods to develop programs that address tissue resiliency, anabolic response, and other anti-ageing factors (and yes, these skills will make you very popular!). PMC