APA 2017 Momentum Conference Lumbopelvic Summary

Three weeks ago, I attended the Australia Physiotherapy Association Momentum 2017 conference in Sydney. It was my first time attending a conference, and it was amazing! I expected to feel brain-dead and be sick of research and statistics by the end of the conference. Instead, I learnt something from every presentation, caught up with a lot of colleagues and friends, and challenged my current understanding of physiotherapy.So I thought I would give a summary of my conference, the interesting tid-bits I learnt, or journal articles which piqued my interest...

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You move the way you train

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD. is a world renowned physical therapist and house hold name in connection with movement system impairment syndromes (MSI). Shirley has been shaping the education system in the States for many decades and continues to be active as a clinician and teacher at Washington University. Recently, I attended her lower quadrant course on MSI of the lumbar spine and the influences of and relationship to the hip. This blog is an overview of the key messages I took away from the course.

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Anatomy 101: Anterolateral ligament & rotational stability of the knee

Over the past four years there has been a resurgence in interest about a small little lateral ligament of the knee known as the anterolateral ligament (ALL). I’m not even sure I remember learning much about it during school, but with the number of ACL reconstructions associated with chronic rotational instability rising, researchers and surgeons have been diverting focus to understand what impact an ALL-deficient knee has on ACL recovery and regaining rotational stability. This blog is a refresher about the anatomy and biomechanical function of the ALL and what we currently know to be true about it’s role in rotational stability of the knee.

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Physical Therapy in California part 5 - the finishing touches

I sat the NPTE October 27th 2016, almost 12 months ago, and this week was officially given my Californian License. This blog explains the final steps involved in gaining a license for Physical Therapy, while reflecting on the time which has past. 

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