Managing and understanding disc pathologies workshop

  • Managing and understanding disc
    April 16, 2016
    13:00 - 17:00

Would you like to advance your understanding and management skills of disc lesions while earning your CPD hours?

In colloboration with the Australian association of musculoskeletal medicine

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Proudly Supported by the North Coast Allied Health Association



This AMSN workshop is suitable for both medical and allied health professionals and will give more skills and confidence to manage disc pathologies correctly and well as give you some new insights as to where future imaging technologies are heading.

Dr Geoff Harding

Dr Geoff Harding is one of Australia’s leading Musculo-Skeletal medical practitioners. Geoff is a noted innovator, educator, researcher and a respected clinician.Geoff is delivering a multi-professional focussed workshop for Musculo Skeletal clinicians who want know and/or review their management of patients with disc lesions and related morbidity.
About Dr Geoff Harding
Life Member of the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicineand Treasurer of the Australian chapter of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine.


• Full-Time Musculoskeletal Medicine at Sandgate Spinal Medicine Clinic (Sandgate, Brisbane).


• Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine


• Fellow of the Australian College of Physical Medicine.• Australian Academic Coordinator of the University of Otago Post-graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Masters in Pain Management


Workshop Outline

  • The case for discs as the site of dysfunction and pain
  • Somatic ( and somatic referred) pain
  • Pain referral patterns
  • Differing Disc-related syndromes
  • Radicular vs non-radicular disc pain
  • types of internal disc disruptions and their outcome
  •  Use of Stand up MRI
  • High intesity zone and modic changes within the disc
  • Histological changes of the disc with age
  • Parodox of disc generation ( decreasing as degeneration increases)
  • Overview of some management options that MSK Gp’s utilise



Optional after event dinner and networking event



For those thirsty folk the AMSN will be heading to the Byron Bay Brewery for some after workshop ales and perhaps a light meal from about 7pm. Bookings not essential for this one. If its your first trip you can order a tasting platter of all the fresh brew made on site and the food prices are very reasonable.


The Byron Bay brewery is about a 10 minute easy walk from the venue if your planning on staying in town.

The Byron Bay Brewery Bar / Restaurant is the home of Byron Bay Pale Lager and one of Byron’s most interesting attractions.

The Brewery is an idyllic place for a drink and once the sun sets, is the home of great music and good times.

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Venue Phone: 02 6685 6807

69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, 2481



About the Venue:

The Byron Bay Community Association is a not for profit organisation that operates the Byron Community Centre. The Centre hosts a range of functions for the most needy people in Byron Bay. Over the last 31 years the Centre has played a key role in establishing many local community services.


The new Community Centre complex in Jonson Street was completed in 2002 and the superb multi-purpose venue won the 2003 Dolphin Award for Best Venue. The 246- seat amphitheatre, recently renamed the Byron Theatre, has hosted a huge range of events including music, dance, theatre, art, film, school productions and also conferences – which often utilise the additional meeting rooms within the venue.

The ground-floor office in the Community Centre is an exceptionally busy place! It functions as the Byron Theatre Box Office and also as the information point for the Community Services and the Fletcher Street cottage plus the Byron Markets.