Continuing education log

One of our key principles at Adelaide West Physio and Pilates | Headache Clinic is that we continuously learn, continually improve our skills and stay up-to-date with latest knowledge.

We are very different to most practices in that twice a week, we have one hour continuing education sessions devoted to continuing education and sharing knowledge.

We use these sessions to cover topics that are current and relate to a group of problems, or to pass on newly acquired knowledge from a continuing education course that one of us has attended.

We are all curious, keen and passionate about learning and contributing the best that we can to each and every patient that we see.

This is a time investment and financial investment that we make in our staff and for the benefit of our clients.

January 2019

3/1/19 – Staff feedback; look back at 2018; goals for 2019
8/1/19 – Review of new Pilates templates designed by Nicole, Pilates initial assessment sheet designed by Kim, Headache initial assessment sheet by Lisa
10/1/19 – Planning professional development activities for 2019, patient case review
15/1/19 – ‘What if someone doesn’t have a directional preference?’ How to determine if they don’t have a DP and how to approach these patients
17/1/19 – McKenzie method for extremities – using a case study to discuss hip assessment and treatment
22/1/19 – Discussion regarding key performance indicators 
24/1/19 – MDT shoulder assessment
29/1/19 – Video of McKenzie assessment by senior MII faculty member Colin Davies assessing patient with shoulder pain to highlight importance of assessing spine, followed by discussion and first rib techniques
31/1/19 – Lumbar spine techniques outside of McKenzie method framework

February 2019

5/2/19 – Lumbar spine techniques outside of McKenzie method framework
7/2/19 – Lumbar spine techniques outside of McKenzie method framework
12/2/19 – Cervical spine techniques in supine
14/2/19 – Cervical spine techniques in sitting
19/2/19 – Alternative cervical spine techniques: muscle energies techniques 
21/2/19 – Patient group discussion, alternative cervical spine techniques: C2-C7

January 2018

2/1/18 – Swimming biomechanics
4/1/18 – Swimming-specific strengthening
9/1/18 – Balance and falls prevention class information session
11/1/18 – Static foot posture assessment using Foot Posture Index
16/1/18 – Static foot posture assessment using Foot Posture Index
18/1/18 – Anterior ankle impingement, Pilates update
30/1/18 – Common pathologies of the foot and ankle – lateral ankle sprain, anterior impingement, medial ankle sprain, chronic ankle instability

February 2018

1/2/18 – Other pathologies causing lateral ankle pain other than lateral collateral ligament injury
6/2/18 – Intro to McKenzie method (MDT) treatment of upper and lower limbs
8/2/18 – Massage techniques
13/2/18 – McKenzie method (MDT) for shoulder pain
15/2/18 – McKenzie method (MDT) for shoulder pain – tendinopathy
20/2/18 – McKenzie method (MDT) for shoulder pain – case studies
22/2/18 – McKenzie method (MDT) assessment of patient – shoulder and cervical spine differentiation
27/2/18 – Discussion post shoulder MDT assessment, introduction to using GaitScan

March 2018

1/3/18 – Using GaitScan, analysis of GaitScan report 1
6/3/18 – Using GaitScan, analysis of GaitScan report 2
8/3/18 – Analysis of GaitScan report 3
13/3/18 – Analysis of GaitScan – the mechanics of foot pronation and how it occurs at different parts of the foot
20/3/18 – GaitScan – different types of orthotics
27/3/18 – Orthotics and low back pain – what is the evidence?
29/3/18 – The Lancet Low Back Pain series

April 2018

3/4/18 – Foot Posture Index – introduction and validity, practical application and relationship to GaitScan
5/4/18 – Review of Lancet series on low back pain, discussion re red flags in low back pain
10/4/18 – Live webinar with Daniel Hardshaw Australian Orthotic Group – interpretation of GaitScan results
12/4/18 – Standardisation of GaitScan testing and review of evidence for 2 step vs 3 step test
17/4/18 – Group consensus on standardising GaitScan protocol, case study of lower limb mechanics
19/4/18 – GaitScan: response to questions regarding validity of GaitScan and evidence for custom orthotics vs prefabricated orthotics
24/4/18 – MDT Part A review
26-4-18 – MDT Part A review continued

May 2018

1/5/18 – Anterior knee pain update
3/5/18 – Knee MDT
8/5/18 – Knee Lisa
10/5/18 – Knee Kim
15/5/18 – Discussion post low back pain talk, how to discuss inequity of pain and tissue damage with patients
17/5/18 – ACL anatomy and mechanisms of injury – Nicole
22/5/18 – Headache – C2/3 differentiation, C1/2 differentiation
24/5/18 – Headache – C2/3 differentiation, C1/2 differentiation continued
29/5/18 – Red flags – viral meningitis, motor neurone disease, C2 fracture
31/5/18 – Novel hip and knee exercises

June 2018

5/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Part 1 – Tendon structure
7/6/18 – GaitScan analysis – group session looking at 5 different GaitScans
12/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Part 2 – Tendon function
14/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Part 2 – Tendon function
19/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Part 3 – Response to load
21/6/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Part 3 – Response to load
26/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 1 Quiz
28/6/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 2 Part 1 – Load and tendon pathology

July 2018

3/7/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 2 Part 2 – Tendon pathology and healing
4/7/18 – Lateral elbow pain: special 2 hours in service Bill Vincenzino course on evidence-based lateral elbow pain management
 5/7/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 2 part 3 Where does pain fit in?

7-8/7/18 – Watson Headache Summit, Potts Point, Sydney – Russell presenting

 10/7/18 – Tendinopathy – Peter Mallinaris Module 3 Part 1 What causes tendinopathy – biomechanic factors

 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

12/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1
17/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1
18/7/18 – Lateral elbow pain and cervical spine MDT: special 2 hour inservice
19/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1
24/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris tendon assessment and managment: treatment essentials
26/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris tendinopathy pain and quiz
31/7/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: proximal hamstring tendinopathy

August

2/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: proximal hamstring tendinopathy

7/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: proximal hamstring tendinopathy

9/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

14/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

16/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

21/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

23/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris Module 1

24-26/8/18 – McKenzie Part A Melbourne: Ed Grosser

28/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: gluteal tendinopathy, assessment tests

30/8/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: gluteal tendinopathy, assessment

September

4/9/18 – Planning for educational videos

6/9/18 – Review of McKenzie Part B cervical spine and thoracic spine: Nicole Walker

October

2/10/18 – 

4/10/18 – 

9/10/18 – 

11/10/18 – 

16/10/18 – Tendinopathy online course – Peter Mallinaris: Achilles tendinopathy assessment

18/10/18 – Cricket: review of literature on injuries, fast bowling technique

18/10/18 – Russell and Ed: Presentation to West Torrens District Cricket Club re injuries, prevalence, load management principles

November