Friday 26th August 2016
1.45pm & 3.45pm
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 - Tendon Repairs
This session will outline in more detail the physiology 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 - Shoulders
This session will outline in more detail the assessment and management of shoulder girdle tendon repairs and dysfunction.
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.