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Queensland Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Network Conference “Keeping the Bal...

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Sunshine Coast University Hospital

6 Doherty Street

Birtinya, QLD 4575

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At this years QRPN conference there will be 4 concurrent practical and interactive workshops. You will have the opportunity to select 1 workshop to participate in on a first come first serve basis. Below is an outline of each workshop for your selection.

Please select only one workshop

Workshop 1:

Converting Ideas into Innovation

Presented by Meg Lowry BPhty MHSM APAM

Meg is the Director of Next Step Physio and a host of the Senior Rehab Project podcast. She is the chair of the APA QLD gerontology committee, and serves on the national digital strategy committee for the APA.

Meg is the creator of the Balance Yourself book, the Clock Yourself app and the (soon to be released) Sit-Stand-Think app. Her innovations are being investigated in 7 research projects worldwide including two NHMRC funded mega RCTs in Australia.

In this workshop we will reimagine the future of physiotherapy service delivery. We will collectively brainstorm ideas for (high-tech, low-tech and no-tech) innovations that can make our clinical processes more convenient and efficient and optimise our clinical outcomes.

Meg will map a pathway to convert your inspiration into innovation. She’ll discuss the process for pursuing research collaborations to investigate your innovations as well as funding grants and/or venture capital investment to ensure your innovation can achieve a world-wide reach.

Maximum numbers: 50

Workshop 2:

Doing the right things right: Translating research evidence into rehabilitation practice: Dr Annie McCluskey PhD MA DipCOT

This workshop will teach therapists how to translate research from randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews into practice. Therapists will be asked to identify a research-practice gap based on the 2017 stroke guideline recommendations, and develop a quality improvement action plan to follow through at work. Practical activities will include identifying (a) what behaviours need to change and “who needs to do what”, (b) expected barriers such as lack of skill, beliefs and biases, or negative attitudes, (c) expected outcomes and how to measure these regularly, such as by observing practice or auditing files, (d) strategies and behaviour-change interventions to address the barriers such as audit and feedback, education and training, coaching and mentoring, prompt and reminders. Examples of changed behaviour and improved outcomes include “increasing the proportion of inpatients that complete at least 2 hours of active task practice per day” or “for inpatients who have difficulty sitting, increasing the proportion that practice daily reaching beyond arm’s length in sitting, with supervision/assistance”.

Workshop numbers: maximum of 50

Workshop 3:

Progressive neurological disorders Presented by Robyn Lamont.

Robyn is a post doctoral research fellow and Physiotherapist researching the assessment and Physiotherapy management of people with neurological conditions including people with Parkinson's disease. Robyn's current research has focused on the assessment of community ambulation and participation in people with Parkinson's disease and the factors associated with community ambulation ability and disability in this population. This workshop will extend your knowledge on assessment and management strategies for people with progressive neurological disorders addressing common issues like monitoring the effectiveness of interventions in people with progressive disorders and discuss the barriers to management that exist in our current health environment.

Workshop numbers: maximum 40

Workshop 4:

Balance Workshop: Presented by Karl Schurr and Simone Dorsch.

This practical workshop will involve application of the current evidence of effective interventions to improve balance in different populations. Ideas for individual practice as well as classes will be explored. Clinicians will have the opportunity to discuss and plan interventions that have been shown to be effective, both in hospital and community settings. Ideas on simple measures to monitor progress, record intervention as well as dosage of practice will be discussed.

Workshop numbers: maximum 30

The QRPN have also designed an education resource DVD to help guide staff in the handling of neurological patients with a hemiparesis. For more information and to purchase this DVD click here (hyperlink).

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