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20
Sep
2019

Presented by: Ben Cunningham - Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

This interactive workshop will assist the therapist to clinically reason through wrist injuries at a medium to advanced level.



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DATE:
Saturday, 21 September 2019

TIME:
8.15am - 4.00pm

VENUE:
Parkview Hotel
562 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004

This interactive workshop will assist the therapist to clinically reason through wrist injuries at a medium to advanced level. It will take an in depth look at the wrist and focus on the areas that we may not have studied much in the past.

We will discuss complications, possible causes and differential diagnoses of wrist injuries, their assessment and management. We will have an in depth look at the anatomy through a thorough radiological assessment. CT, MRI, x-rays and ultrasounds relevant to the conditions will be read and interpreted. This course is suitable for medium to advanced level therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in private practice, hospital or community settings who want to expand their current knowledge of the wrist and target complications.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This course is suitable for Hand Therapists, Physiotherapists, Sports Physicians and Occupational Therapists working in Private Practice.

WORKSHOP CONTENT:
The following conditions and their pathology will be discussed:
  • Ulnar sided wrist pain, why?
  • An alternative treatment for De Quervains
  • The DIC and other “unknown” wrist ligaments
  • FCR and ECU tendonopathy, symptom or cause?
  • Carpal fractures – the other ones
  • What goes wrong with distal radius fractures?
  • Assessment – what to look for on xray, MRI and CT
Discussion will include:
  • Overview of the Anatomy
  • Common causes
  • Misconceptions
  • Healing rates/Factors affecting healing
  • Treatment and Complications
  • Tips and Tricks

SPEAKERS:
Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about the wrist.



BEN CUNNINGHAM
(MClin Sci Hand)
Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Ben is the hand therapist with the Melbourne Football Club (AFL) and the director of Action Rehab.  Ben manages a team of 17 Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.  Ben has over 20 years' experience providing hand and upper limb therapy, including three years working in the United Kingdom at the Queen Victoria Hospital and eight years as the senior clinician at The Alfred Hospital a major trauma centre in Melbourne.

Ben completed postgraduate Masters of Clinical Science (Hand & Upper Limb) through Curtin University in 2006. Ben is currently a Lecturer at Monash University where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy students.  Ben runs his own hand therapy training program and topics include, Advanced Fracture Management, Shoulder – Assessment and Treatment, The Elbow – Assessment and Rehabilitation, Advanced Tendon Management, Clinical Mechanics of the Wrist, Hand Trauma and Common Conditions of the Upper Limb.

Ben is an engaging teacher and a founding member of the Australian Hand Therapy Certification Board.  He is passionate about the advancement of Hand Therapy through teaching and learning. Ben has taught in Australia and overseas on the specialist area of hand trauma, wrist rehabilitation and upper limb biomechanics.

Ben's special interests are in sports biomechanics and hand trauma and through his role at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre he treats a number of elite athletes including players from the AFL, NRL, A-league, Cricket Australia, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Rebels and Netball Australia.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$440 (incl. GST)
Detailed course notes, lunch, morning and afternoon tea included.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Numbers are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ACTION REHAB:
P: 1300 762 227
F: 1300 766 313
M: PO Box 264, St Kilda VIC 3182


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