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Functional Medicine Masterclass: Clinical Examinations

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The Women's College (University of QLD)

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Saint Lucia, QLD 4067

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This course is designed to give the attendee the tools and knowledge to implement a comprehensive and functional medicine based clinical examination. Clinicians that use a thorough clinical examination are able to better understand their client's condition and therefore develop better treatment plans. Better treatment plans lead to better clinical outcomes. The framework will utilise the basics of functional medicine, which is an advancement on integrative medicine (see below)


Presenters

Emrys Goldsworthy, MSC, BHSc www.athleticaphysicalhealth.com.au and www.emrysgoldsworthy.com

Emrys Goldsworthy is a qualified musculoskeletal therapist and clinical myotherapist, holding a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy from Endeavour College of Natural Health and a Master's Degree in Sports Coaching (Classical Ballet) from Griffith University. He is currently completing his Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Chiropractic. He has been certified in photobiomodulation by Thor Laser. He has researched and developed a groundbreaking method of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation that he conducts training in all over Australia.

Emrys has been working as a clinician in neuromusculoskeletal health for over 10 years and has been the Senior Lecturer for Musculoskeletal Therapy and Myotherapy at the Endeavour College of Natural Health for the last 9 years. Emrys has developed his own method of examination and treatment known as the Goldsworthy Protocol that utilises aspects of orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy within a Functional Medicine framework. Emrys has made multiple media appearances including the FX Medicine podcast twice talking on vagus nerve stimulation and photobiomodulation.

Emrys is the director and principal clinician at Athletica Physical Health which has clinics located in Red Hill and St Lucia (QLD). His clinic utilises cutting edge therapies within a functional medicine approach. These include extracorporeal shockwave therapy, photobiomodulation, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial photobiomodulation, neuroarticular dry needling, electrotherapy, manual therapy and rehabilitation. Emrys specialises in the treatment of complex pain syndromes, neuropathic pain and autoimmune diseases.


Daniel Roytas, MSc, BHSc www.ultimahealthcare.com.au

Daniel Roytas is a qualified naturopath and nutritionist, holding a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy from the Endeavour College of Natural Health and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Deakin University. He has completed post graduate training in Low Level Laser Therapy at the Australian Institute of Laser Therapy and is a certified Scenar therapist with RITM Australia. Daniel is also continuing his professional development through studies at RMIT University in the Master of Applied Science Acupuncture program.

Over the last 7 years, Daniel has practiced across Australia in several multi-modality clinics and currently operates a pain management clinic in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. He has held a range of positions across the educational, clinical and corporate sectors within the natural medicine industry including Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health and Senior Lecturer of Nutritional Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Daniel currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer of Nutritional Medicine at Torrens University Australia / Australasian College of Natural Therapies.

Daniel is an active member within the natural medicine field and has presented for organisations such as the Australian Natural Therapists Association and Diabetes Australia. In addition to this, he has authored chapters in textbooks such as Clinical Naturopathy 2nd Edition, Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice and Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.


Course Structure

Day 1 Topics

Introduction & Welcome (9am-10am)

  • Functional medicine matrix and history timeline.

Physical observation (10am to 11am)

Learn how to;

  • Inspect a patient’s hair, skin, nails, tongue, mouth, eyes and ears to identify signs of nutritional deficiency and disease.

Vital signs (11 am - 12 pm)

Learn how to;

  • Correctly assess a patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and temperature.

Cardiorespiratory exam (12 pm to 1:30 pm)

Learn how to;

  • Correctly assess a patient’s radial and carotid pulse, apex heart beat and jugular venous pressure.

  • Undertake heart auscultation & lung auscultation.

  • Undertake blood oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry) and lung function (spirometry).

LUNCH

Nervous system exam (2:30pm-5pm)

Learn how to;

  • Examine the motor system with strength testing, reflexes and palpation.

  • Examine the somatosensory system with dermatomal and sensory testing.

  • Examine the cranial nerves, including an in depth analysis of the vagus nerve’s function.

END DAY 1

Day 2 Topics

Abdominal exam (9am to 10am)

Learn how to;

  • Correctly inspect and palpate the abdomen and major organs (liver, gall bladder, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, small & large intestine etc).

  • Undertake abdominal auscultation (bowel sounds).

Lymph node examination (10am to 11am)

Learn how to;

  • Correctly palpate the major lymphatic structures of the head, neck, abdomen, and limbs.

Brain examination (11:30am to 1pm)

Learn how to;

  • Correctly interpret the cognitive function of your client.

  • Assess the function of the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes plus the function of the cerebellum.

Musculoskeletal exam (2pm to 5pm)

Learn how to;

  • Assess joint range of motion, orthopaedic special testing, neurodynamic testing, joint accessory motion and much more.

END DAY 2


What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an integrative healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focussing on the biochemically unique aspects of each patient and individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological and structural balance.

The focus of functional medicine is to understand "why" a person has symptoms and not how to best suppress their symptoms. As conventional medicine has excelled in the realm of acute and emergency care, it has struggled to come to grips with why people get chronic diseases, instead focussing on how to best "manage" them rather than cure them. Science has advanced dramatically in the areas of genetics, epigenetics and environmental medicine, and it is these areas of science that can best explain the true causes of chronic diseases.

Most chronic disease symptoms are caused by chronic inflammation and/or oxidative stress, two vital processes that are vital for repair and defence against microorganisms. Instead, if they ensue for too long they become damaging to the organism causing break down of DNA, mitochondria and cell structure. This can result in numerous diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer and many more.

​In functional medicine, the fundamental organisation of the human organism is analysed in various categories such as immune balance, gastrointestinal status, oxidative stress and energy production, detoxification, endocrine function (hormones), nervous system structure and biochemistry (neurotransmitters) and the role of mind/spirit/emotions/relationships. All of these areas are considered when assessing and treating the individual.

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