Friday 26th August 2016
2.00pm & 4.00pm
Fiona Peck - The rehabilitation of flexor tendon injuries
This workshop will explore all aspects of rehabilitation presented in the key note talk in greater depth, including other zones of injury. Factors impacting the implementation of controlled active motion including wound care and dressing techniques will be included along with the management of flexor pollicis longus injuries and injuries in children.
The construction of the Manchester short splint will be discussed in greater detail and the anatomical and biomechanical implications of safe function will be presented.. Various outcomes measures will also be outlined and interactive audience discussion after each part of the workshop will be encouraged.
Joy Hanna - Tendon Gliding
This session will offer strategies on how to promote and optimize tendon gliding post flexor tendon repair.
Limited to 50 participants per session
Ray Jongs - Springs and Things: Spliting the PIP Joint
Dynamic splints are levers that provide a variable force across joints using elastic materials. How do we quantify this force in spring-wire splints? The application of force contributes to the effectiveness of the splint: either the torque generated, or patient adherence. The forces generated by spring-wire splints are subject to engineering principles. This session will present data for force/torque application from common widths of spring-wire, and how this may apply to the PIPj, compared to the DIPj or MCPj. The principles of how these forces are applied will be demonstrated with the construction of various spring-wire splints.
Limited to 60 participants per session
Tim Peltz, Damian Ryan, James Ledgard & Ben Bugden - Tendon Repairs
This session will outline in more detail the bio-mechanics of tendon repairs. Participants will have the opportunity to suture a tendon.
Limited to 30 participants per session
Bronwen Ackerman - Intrinsic/Extrinsic Muscle Balance
This session will outline assessing and retraining the intrinsic and extrinsic muscle balance for musicians’ hand function.
Limited to 40 participants per session
Saturday 27th August 2016
Karen Ginn - Rotator Cuff Muscles
In order to achieve full range movement at the shoulder co-ordinated movement of the scapula with the humerus is required to position the glenoid fossa for optimal articulation with the humeral head throughout range as well as to maintain the mechanical advantage of the scapulohumeral muscles, including the rotator cuff (RC) muscles. It is the role of axioscapular muscles to accurately position the scapula for optimal articular surface and muscle alignment. However, because the mobile scapula provides the origin of important shoulder muscles, including the RC muscles, activation of these muscles has implications for axioscapular muscle function. Contraction of the RC has the potential to move the scapula away from the midline, requiring co-ordinated contraction of axioscapular muscles to maintain the correct scapula position ie to stabilise the scapula, to enable optimal RC function.
Complex, co-ordinated muscle function is the most important requirement to achieve full range movement and maintain functional stability at the shoulder joint. Accurate knowledge of the complexity of these muscle mechanisms is necessary to provide the detailed sound functional anatomical basis to inform the clinical reasoning processes underpinning the choice of exercises to restore normal shoulder function. This workshop will evaluate “RC exercises” commonly used in shoulder rehabilitation in relation to their specificity to restore the mobility and stability roles of the RC and axioscapular muscles.
Ben Cunningham - Wrists
Ben will be taking an in depth look at the stability of the wrist examining the link between the static (ligamentous) and the dynamic (tendons and muscles) stabilisers of the wrist and how their relationship with each other contributes to common conditions such as De Quervain’s, ECU tendonosis, Lateral Epicondylosis and ulnar and radial sided wrist pain. Ben will present on the anatomy and biomechanics and how this relates to their assessment and treatment.
Leanne Bisset - Elbow Tendinopathy
This session will follow on from this morning’s lecture outlining in more detail the assessment and management of elbow tendinopathy.
Amy Geach - Essentials of Private Practice
This workshop is suitable for therapists thinking of branching into the world of private practice, and also those who may be already working in private practice as a sole practitioner or with a team around them. The workshop will focus on practical business knowledge & skills to ensure you are implementing best business practices into your practice.
This workshop will cover the essential to operating an effective private practice, and will offer simple tips and advice, with practical resources to takeaway and use in your own practice. The workshop will cover the following themes: financial knowledge, development of systems, marketing and branding, and time management.
Participants in the workshop will:
- Develop an understanding of the need to possess sound business knowledge and skills in practice
- Gain an insight into the key areas of business knowledge required to run a thriving practice
- Learn basic financial techniques when setting fees and analysing statements
- Learn the steps required for developing systems and processes for delivering effective services
- Learn practical and cost effective ways to market and promote your services, including the development of strong referral networks.
- Learn the parameters of branding in healthcare and how they can be implemented easily into practice
- Gain an understanding of your time management skills and tips for enhancing the productivity of your day.