“Unhinging the PFJ – a multi-professional exploration of patellofemoral dysfunction and its management in musculoskeletal practise”

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Achieve CPD hours whilst increasing and expanding your knowledge of this small, but crucial joint.

Investigate the effect of the hip and foot joints on the PFJ

Learn about the cutting edge treatments for this condition

Understand when surgery may be appropriate and how this will affect joint mechanics in the future.

Gain an in depth view of diagnostics through radiological imaging

Network with other disciplines in your immediate area including an orthopaedic surgeon and radiologist

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Speakers:

Orthopaedics:                  Dr Jeremy Kolt (Orthopaedic Surgeon)

Radiology:                       Dr Paul Smith, Senior MSK fellow from ‘Regional Imaging’, Albury

Physiotherapy:                Mr Tim Retchford (Senior lecturer/clinician @ CSU)

Podiatry:                           Assoc Prof Paul Tinley (Head of podiatry @ CSU)

Course outline

Orthopaedics

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Revision of some PFJ type conditions e.g. fat pad syndrome, synovitis, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, chondromalacia patella.

The role of surgery vs conservative approach and the pros/cons.

Commentary on how surgery changes the physical mechanics of the knee mechanically and how this may impact joint dynamics in the future.

The appropriateness of referrals i.e. those which would/would not benefit from surgery.

Radiology

Dr Paul Smith

Dr Paul Smith

Which imaging is most appropriate for which condition? Xray vs US vs MRI vs Nuclear imaging

What is required on the referral form?

The diagnostics of common and less common presentations

The role of steroid injections, how they work and which drugs are used.

Commentary on ‘the no more than 3 injections per year’ rule – myth or truth?

Podiatry – Assoc Prof Paul Tinley (Head of Podiatry, CSU)

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Involvement of the lower leg, foot and ankle on knee pathologies

Use of orthotic devices and when these are useful.

Physiotherapy – Mr Tim Retchford (Senior Lecturer, CSU) 

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Overview of how upper leg/pelvis can impact on knee derangements

How important is gluteus medius and VMO?

 

This workshop will be seeking assessment by COCA for 4 formal CPD hours .

 

wetlab workshop

Please note: This is a morning version of our sold out event in the afternoon running the same format but with a 10am start.

You can obtain substantial discounts on our workshops by becoming an AMSN member. Membership is free and you can join here. Even if your application is pending you can enjoy discount prices whilst your application is pending review.

Would you like an opportunity to learn or review anatomy using real specimens?

Then this course is for you!

This workshop has been custom made for the needs of massage therapists, bodyworkers, Pilates instructors, yoga teachers and anybody else who requires a working knowledge of human anatomy that can only really be obtained from seeing the real thing.

AMSN’s cadaver wetlab anatomy workshops are aimed to revise and enhance your anatomical knowledge of the head and neck.There really is no substitute for learning anatomy from the real thing. It can be slightly confronting at first but its amazing how quickly you can immerse yourself in the study of anatomy.  Unforgettable learning occurs when actually see and feel the structures that you are working on every day in your practice.

The course is structured to guide your learning in a systematic way, which makes anatomy easier and more enjoyable to learn than you might have previously experienced. The content has been broken into small, meaningful and achievable chunks to make it less overwhelming and easier to remember!

Our expert, student focused tutors will provide guided reviews. You will use models to orientate yourselves, handouts to guide you and the cadavers to enable a unique experience of visualizing the real deal!

Whilst most of the specimens and some of the structured content will be in keeping with the days theme that that the AHPRA registered practitioners are using we still be ordering some anatomy parts for the entire body for each lab so you will still be able to study the entire body if you so wish. Our tutors are flexible and we will have a few demonstrators present for the day so if there is an area of interest for you it will still be available.

The sessions will be interactive with the objectives of:

  • Being able to ask the questions you want answered
  • Making learning fun
  • Making friends and networking
  • Engaging different learning styles and
  • Engaging more of your senses, which equals easy to remember!

Curriculum outline

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Introduction

  • Ethics of wet lab (lab supervisor)
  • Hand out of work book (Lists of structures, pictures, notes etc)
  • Outline of Dry Lab
  • Outline of Wet Lab
    • Model/Group Work Refresher
    • Pair up and learn the listed muscles
    • In pairs teach each other the muscles learnt
    • Quiz each other
    • Tutor demonstration
    • Work in pairs to identify structures from previous dry lab on the cadavers

Dry Lab (Pair work using manual)

Content: Superficial muscles of head and neck

  • Introduction to the muscles of this session – demo given by tutor
  • Review of the bones delivered by tutor
  • Identify superficial muscles of the neck on models
  • Teach each other within pairs
  • Quiz each other

Wet lab

Content: Superficial muscles of the head and neck

  • Identify superficial muscles of the neck – refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify superficial muscles of the neck
  • Identify superficial muscles of the head – refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify superficial muscles of the head

Dry Lab (Pair work using manual)

Content: Deep muscles of head and neck

  • Introduction to the muscles of this session – demo given by tutor
  • Identify deep muscles of the neck on models
  • Teach each other within pairs
  • Quiz each other

Wet lab 2

  • Identify deep muscles of the neck – refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify deep muscles of the neck
  • Identify deep muscles of the head – refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify deep muscles of the head

Wet Lab

Content: Fascia of the head and neck

  • Explanation via pictures and cadavers of fascia locations
  • Identify the different fascial sheaths and compartments
  • Quiz each other

Dry Lab (Pair work using manual)

Content: blood vessels and nerves of the head and neck

  • Introduction to the vessels – demo given by tutor
  • Identify vessels of the neck on models
  • Teach each other within pairs
  • Quiz each other

Wet lab

Content: blood vessels and nerves

  • Identify blood vessels of the head and neck– refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify blood vessels of the head and neck
  • Identify nerves of the head and neck– refresher lead by tutor
  • Identify nerves of the head and neck

 Meet the Tutors

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Dr Julie Streckfuss and Jaymee Howell

Dr Streckfuss is our senior anatomist for the head and neck wetlab. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of human anatomy with a passion for understanding the embryological development of the organs and tissues. She is currently one of our highest ranked academic on the AMSN feedback forms you can be sure that your in experienced hands.

Julie is a practising osteopath and a lecturer in the School of Health and Human Sciences. She was awarded an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

As well as being a well liked and respected academic she is also in private practice in Bangalow.

Jaymee Howell

Jaymee is an anatomy tutor at Southern Cross university and has had several years experience teaching anatomy to wide variety of people and levels of knowledge in a fun and interactive way. She is currently completely her final year of a Masters of Osteopathy degree.

Would you like to advance your understanding and management skills of disc lesions as well as see  new cutting edge MRI technologies while earning your CPD hours?

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

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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-graduateDiploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Masters in Pain Management• Special interests include Medical Education, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, and playing in the Rural Redneck Band.

 Cutting new standing MRI technology

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Introducing David Proctor and Peter Dun from Bayside standing MRI in Melbourne.

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David Proctor BAppSc (Chiropractic), MIT (Radiography)

David initially trained as a medical radiographer at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980.

He subsequently worked as a staff radiographer at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto from 1980 to mid 1981, in Tabuk Saudi Arabia from mid 1981 to late 1982, from 1983 to 1985 at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne and finally in Private Practice from late 1985 until he started his undergraduate studies in Chiropractic at RMIT from 1987 to 1991.

David has been a member the Australian Institute of Radiography since 1983 and in early 2011 began his MRI training by undertaking a four day MRI In Practice physics seminar conducted by university lecturers from Cambridge, UK.

David heads up Imaging Services at Bayside Standing MRI.

Peter-Dun

Peter Dun BAppSc (Chiropractic), PGradDip (Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation)

Peter graduated from RMIT as a chiropractor in 1992 and worked in a solo private practice for 17 years.

From 2007 to the present, Peter has worked in a multidisciplinary group practice. He pursued postgraduate rehabilitation education to a higher level once joining the group practice – achieving certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization from Rehabilitation Prague School in 2009 and completing a postgraduate diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation from Murdoch University in 2010.

Peter began his MRI education in 2013, initially with practical training from MRI radiographers. Early last year, he joined radiographers and radiologists for physics training at a MRI In Practice seminar conducted by university lecturers from Cambridge, UK.

Peter heads up Clinical and Research Services at Bayside Standing MRI.

Peter and David will present

   • An overview of the standing MRI imaging machine and the benefits that it can bring to clinicians

• An introduction to helping practitioners feel more comfortable in viewing neuromusculoskeletal MRI’s, including some Lumbar Spine clinical/imaging correlation

• A selection of recumbent/upright lumbar spine comparison imaging cases that we have performed

• Research regarding the potential value of upright MRI for some lumbar spine conditions

• Some basic MRI physics

As one of the first private practices in the world to install, operate and own a dedicated neuromusculoskeletal MRI facility, a key goal is to help equip musculoskeletal practitioners in better use of neuromusculoskeletal MRI.

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Improved assessment of injuries and illnesses

The standard MRI has a limitation, however. It can only generate these 3D images with the patient lying down. The Standing MRI has the ability to place the patient in a variety of positions, which means we can assess what happens when the patient has to bear their own weight. This provides many benefits:

  • We may be able to scan patients in the specific position in which they feel pain.
  • By placing patients in a weight bearing position, we may be able to better identify the origin and severity of an injury or issue.
  • We may be able to better understand the biomechanical behaviour of the injury or issue.
  • We may be able to assess the part that posture plays in the injury or issue.
  • We may be able to better evaluate post-surgical tissues.
  • In a range of cases, we can identify an injury or issue that a standard MRI can’t.

We will be seeking formal hours for the event through COCA but this has not yet been granted.

You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of successful payment. If you have not have not received a confirmation email please check your SPAM FOLDERS in case your email client has incorrectly marked it as spam. Please assist us and future AMSN enrollments by clicking the ” Not spam function”.

Members prices are substantially Cheaper than non Members.  You can can become an AMSN member by joining our professional network at no cost and even achieve member prices whilst your application is pending.

Any problems with enrollment please email us on info@amsn.com.au

 

Would you like to advance your assessment and management skills of Inflammatory Arthritis while earning your CPD hours?

Saturday the 14th of March 2015 from 1-5 pm in Byron Bay.

with

Rheumatologist Dr Daniel Lewis and Radiologist Dr John Mulholland

The Rheumatologist

Daniel Lewis

Dr Daniel Lewis

Dr Daniel Lewis MB.BS (Hons), FRACP is a musculoskeletal, arthritis and pain management specialist with more than 25 years experience in patient care and research.

Daniel continues to be involved in academic research and his practice provides up- to- date, evidence- based treatment approaches.

In 1995 his interest in a whole person approach to medicine led to him being appointed as the inaugural Director of Complementary Therapies at a Melbourne private hospital. He has also served as President of the Arthritis Victoria for 3 years.

His current professional appointments include:

  • Senior honorary specialist at the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne,
  • Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Monash University
  • Member of the Medical Panels of the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
  • An Independent Medical examiner for WorkSafe Victoria

In 2003 he founded the Lewis Institute for Health and Wellbeing. This is an education, training and research organisation which provides evidence- based information about ways to create health.

The Radiologist

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Dr John Mulholland

University of Queensland, MBBS 1984
FRANZCR 1994
Radionuclides in Medicine, ANSTO 1994

Subspecialty interests include:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast Screening
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Obstetric/Gynaecological Ultrasound

The Workshop

Inflammatory Arthritis is a Musculo-Skeletal Emergency.

The workshop will provide you with the latest evidence and practice in the assessment (including radiological investigations), diagnosis and treatment (including pharmacotherapy)  of Inflammatory Arthritis.

The workshop will highlight the need and teach you the skills for early detection and management by musculo-skeletal practitioners in order to prevent long term morbidity in this patient group.

The Event

The workshop will be held at The Lord Byron Resort.

 This workshop has been awarded 4 formal CPD hours  from COCA  For other professions please consult your relevant AHPRA board.

Please note: You can pay with Paypal or a Credit/ Visa Debit Card.

AMEX users please note: Our current credit card gateway does not accept AMEX. To pay with your AMEX card select the PayPal payment gateway and then look for the pay with a credit card option.

 

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We will also be hosting an optional networking and debriefing dinner (pay as you go) after the event from 5:30pm.

Don’t forget to select early bird pricing if it is still available.

You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of successful payment. If you have not received a confirmation email please check your SPAM FOLDERS in case your email client has incorrectly marked it as spam. Please assist us and future AMSN enrollments by clicking the ” Not spam function”.

Members’ prices are substantially less expensive than non-Members’.  You can can become an AMSN member by joining our professional network at no cost.

Any problems with enrollment please email us on info@amsn.com.au

 

 The Border to Bay Walk: ‘Physician Heal-thy Self ‘ Eduventure

Please note as of the 18/10/2015 : Our Novemember border to bay eduventure is currently sold out. If you would like to go a waiting list please email us info@amsn.com.au

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Please note as of the 18/10/2015 : Our Novemember border to bay eduventure is currently sold out. If you would like to go a waiting list please email us info@amsn.com.au

AMSN in collaboration with Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) – formerly the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) – invite you to join us on an Eduventure , 5th-8th November 2015, that focuses on you.

Our team led by Dr Caroline West (GP) and Professor Garry Egger, will provide you with a tool kit for self-care and surviving your Clinician-based lifestyle.

We beach walk from NSW Border to the Byron Bay Light house (approx. 60Kms) over three days while staying at the beautiful Mantra on Salt at Kingscliff. We revisit the Lifestyle Medicine you need to practice on yourself so you are equipped to care for others.

There is no better gift to your family and patients than a healthier you. A healthy self is an essential component of good, enjoyable and sustainable practise.

Location: Mantra on Salt is a resort at Kingscliff NSW.  4.5  star accommodation – 20 minutes drive from Gold Coast airport. Mantra is on the beach with a pool and day spa. http://www.mantraonsaltbeach.com.au/

Accommodation: Rooms approx. $150 -185 per night (includes breakfast for 2) depending on size and location.  Delegates book and pay for own accommodation and most meals. Delegates can choose to come early and or stay longer and still get group discount and tax advantages .

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The Education:

Theme:  ‘A tool kit for self-care and surviving your practice ‘

Presenters: Dr Caroline West, Prof Garry Egger, Ms Shivaun Conn, A.Prof John Stevens

Activities: include a daily lecture and activities on looking after yourself.  In addition to the Boarder to Bay Walk there are opportunities for chiropractic and nutritional support, massage, yoga and meditation for even more attention to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  (There will be readings, formal lecturers and questions for reflection or discussion while on the walk – plus assessments- if participants require RACGP points – currently seeking 40 cat 1 points)

The Adventure: Led by Garry Egger and John Stevens walking from the border of NSW- the Southern Rock Wall of the Tweed River ocean bar- to Byron Bay Lighthouse – over 3 stages.  Approximately 22kms per stage for a total 65kms of walking. Is there a better coast line in the world?

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Audience:  Medical Practitioners, Nurses and Allied Health clinicians and their companions

Numbers:  Max 20 clinicians for CPD (partners- are welcome for walk and social events)

Requirements. The physical ability to walk 20 + kms in a day (mostly on sand). The mental agility to relax while walking the best coast line in the world. The reflexivity to allow yourself to care for yourself so you can care better for others.

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The cost: $1450 (for clinicians) $350 – for companions participating in the Muster dinner and walk

Includes:

The Muster dinner on Thursday night

All walks and walk transfers to departure and arrival points

Self Care CPD and (RACGP accredited for 40 points – yet to be obtained)

Lunch and trail food packs

This does not include travel, the accommodation or other meals or catering

Participants will be given a group discount when booking accommodation at the Mantra and all breakfasts are included.  Approx. $150-200 per night.

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Eduventure Program: (as of 14 July 2015)

Day 1 Thursday (5 November)

Muster at Mantra – book in to your rooms from 1400hrs

  1. Gather for Briefing 1700hrs
  2. First lecturer 1730hrs
  3. Formal dinner at Seasons restaurant and orientation (prepaid as part of registration)

Day 2 Friday.

  1. Breakfast lecture and the day’s agenda 0700- 0800
  2. Bus to Tweed River wall 0900
  3. Beach Walk from wall to Hastings point (23kms)
  4. Bus (approx.1400-1500 hrs) from Hasting point to Mantra
  5. Relax – swim, bath, yoga, meditation, other
  6. Option for more education 1800-1845
  7. Look after your own dinner this night but options are available to join up for those who want to

Day 3 Saturday.

  1. Breakfast lecture and agenda for the day 0700-0830
  2. Bus to Hastings Point 0900
  3. Walk Hastings Point to North Brunswick River Wall Approx. 22kms
  4. Bus from Brunswick Heads to Mantra (approx. 1500-1600hrs)
  5. Relax – spa, massage, sleep etc
  6. Drinks at Salt Bar 1900- informal dinner for those interested (pay for self)

Day 4. Sunday

  1. Breakfast lecture and the day’s agenda 0700-0800
  2. Bus to South wall Brunswick Heads 0900 – walk to Byron Lighthouse (21kms)
  3. Yeah team!
  4. Bus to  Mantra (approx. 1500hrs)

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