De-Mystifying the Shoulder



Critical to the functioning of the hand is a stable shoulder.

The conference committee is proud to present a workshop as part of the 2021 AHTA Conference, “De-Mystifying the Shoulder” pre-conference workshop. The workshop aims to improve the therapist’s understanding of the assessment of the shoulder with an overview of common diagnoses and current evidence-based treatment options.

The workshop is intended for all therapist levels of experience and exposure to the shoulder. The morning will begin with a refreshment of the anatomy of the shoulder with a basic clinical assessment. Simple taping options will be demonstrated.

The day will then progress with a session focusing on the assessment and a treatment overview of common acute and chronic shoulder complaints including rotator cuff tendinopathies and ACJ injuries.

The workshop will then round out with a session linking the impact of shoulder injuries on the hand and how as therapists focused on the hand we can re-consider the role of the shoulder in our treatment.

 

Details:

Date: Thursday 26th August 2021 
Time:  0900am - 3.30pm

Venue: The Westin Perth
Cost: $250 AUD

Due to the practical nature of this workshop we will only be offering this to delegates in attendance at The Westin.

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Friday - Session 2

Not So ‘Complex’: TFCC Anatomy and Assessment

Concurrent Session 2A
11.20am - 12.40pm

Presenters: A/Prof Luke McCarron
Attendance: Virtual and In-Person
Outline
The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) is a ligamentous structure located on the ulnar side of the wrist that is both elegant and sometimes scary. This workshop will provide a step-by-step approach to better understanding TFCC anatomy and clinical assessment, while also demonstrating the fabrication of a novel functional splint.

Clinical reasoning toolkit: Strategies to guide therapy after hand trauma

Concurrent Session 2B
11.20am - 12.40pm

Presenters: Helen Fitzgerald
Attendance: In-Person only
Outline
Clinical reasoning is a fundamental skill for any clinician.  Get ready to draw upon your resources and share knowledge and skills during this interactive workshop aimed at helping intermediate and junior therapists develop their clinical reasoning skills and integrate them into their hand therapy practice.

Practical strategies for treating the stiff elbow

Concurrent Session 2C
11.20am - 12.40pm

Presenters: Michael Fitzgerald
Attendance: In-Person only
Outline: 
A common complication following injury or surgery to the elbow is stiffness. This workshop aims to provide a quick overview of elbow anatomy and causes of stiffness; followed by practical treatment tips, strategies and demonstrations aimed at treating the stiff elbow.

Oedema in the Upper Limb - from a lymphoedema background

Concurrent Session 2D
11.20am - 12.40pm

Presenters: Jane Broadhurst
Attendance: In-Person only
Outline:
Oedema is a complex inflammatory response that requires specific analysis for targeted intervention to promote optimal outcomes.  This workshop will provide an overview of the differences of the constitutional make-up of oedema as well as classification for documentation purposes. Practical instruction on assessment strategies including tips and tricks. Evidence-based intervention strategies – myth-busting common misconceptions and collating what the latest research actually is.  Practical instruction on oedema management including measuring for ready-to-wear compression vs custom-made garments.

Saturday - Session 6

Zone 3 Relative Motion Flexion

Concurrent Session 6A
1.45pm - 3.00pm (AWST)

Presenter: Gwendolyn van Strien
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
Stay tuned for more information coming soon

 

Splinting for conservative management of proximal phalanx and metacarpal fractures

Concurrent Session 6B
1.45pm -3.00pm

Presenter: Brent Byrne
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
The delineation of proximal phalanx and metacarpal fractures considered safe for continued conservative management is evolving. At recent AHTA conferences, Brent has detailed short term observations at discharge following therapy treatment within both fracture cohorts. In this workshop, Brent will be presenting the splints underpinning his research including his ‘tips and tricks’ for successful fabrication, fracture stabilisation and rehabilitation.

Pain Functional approach

Concurrent Session 6C
1.45pm - 3.00pm

Presenter: Dr Darren Beales
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
Stay tuned for more information coming soon

Can you speak patient?

Concurrent Session 6D
1.45pm - 3.00pm

Presenter: Amy Geach
Attendance: Virtual and In-Person
Outline:
Ever had a client that left unhappy? Or had a client that cost you time, money, your confidence and your sleep? Maybe they were a bad fit for you and your business. It can happen. But… often we keep letting it happen because we haven’t designed our business for who we want. Tradition tells us we need to see everyone – but we don’t. We need to focus on seeing our ideal clients. Once we know who our ideal clients are….. things fall into place. Our marketing works better. It’s easier to write content clients understand and appreciate because you are speaking their language!  You are seeing more people that bring you joy, and the prospect of having a happy and healthy practice for a long time has a great foundation.  Why don’t we have this nailed already? Defining your ideal client is harder than it seems. It is more than “middle-aged female with a sore wrist”. It involves going deep – and can feel hard to conquer – but this workshop is all about finding YOUR ideal client to strengthen your business and enable you to communicate well to the people you are here to serve. We will cover how to communicate and increase engagement. Spend this time working ON your business – you will thank yourself later!

Saturday - Session 7

Zone 3 Relative Motion Flexion

Concurrent Session 7A
3.30pm - 4.45pm (AWST)

Presenter: Gwendolyn van Strien
Attendance: Virtual and In-Person
Outline:

 

Splinting for conservative management of proximal phalanx and metacarpal fractures

Concurrent Session 7B
3.30pm -4.45pm

Presenter: Brent Byrne
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
The delineation of proximal phalanx and metacarpal fractures considered safe for continued conservative management is evolving. At recent AHTA conferences, Brent has detailed short term observations at discharge following therapy treatment within both fracture cohorts. In this workshop, Brent will be presenting the splints underpinning his research including his ‘tips and tricks’ for successful fabrication, fracture stabilisation and rehabilitation.

Capener Fabrication

Concurrent Session 7C
3.30pm - 4.45pm (AWST)

Presenter: Celeste Glasgow
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
Celeste has recently completed an RCT of the effectiveness of extension splints for the PIP joint.  This study demonstrated that capener splints were one of the most effective treatments for improving both active extension and the arc of motion, in the stiff PIP joint. In the session today she will demonstrate and outline step by step her procedure for fabrication of capener splints, and some tips and tricks that may assist you along the way. The technique for measuring splint tension will also be demonstrated and the best “dose” of treatment discussed in relation to research evidence.

Engineering – Case Studies

Concurrent Session 7D
3.30pm - 4.45pm (AWST)

Presenter: Jason Fairclough
Attendance: In-Person
Outline:
The Session will include:
A. Skin Traction Workstations
1) Workstation for Case Studies of the EAVAST Method
2) Workstation for Practical Learning of EAVAST Skin Traction including use of a Mamometer

B.Advanced Proprioceptive Workstations with Gyroball 
1) Workstation for Case Studies of Advanced Proprioceptive Exercises (APEs)  
2)Workstations for Practical Application of Advanced Proprioceptive Exercises (APEs)

* Workstations will include discussion on Engineering Principles in Hand Therapy - CAD Design, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Digitisation