Bracing alongside exercise and manual therapy

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Wednesday, July 31, 2024


Non Member: $65.00
Member: Free

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Bracing Alongside Exercise and Manual Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Knee OA

Treating knee osteoarthritis (OA) as an osteopath involves a holistic approach aimed at relieving pain, improving function, and enhancing the overall quality of life for the patient. This webinar will explore the varying options clinicians can utilise when treating patients with OA. A key focus will be on the role bracing intervention can play, in conjunction with manual therapy, exercise prescription & pain management. Treatment for knee OA focuses on addressing the underlying biomechanical and structural issues contributing to the condition, while empowering patients to actively participate in their own care through education, exercise, and self-management strategies. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding Knee OA
  2. Role of bracing in knee OA management
  3. Bracing techniques and fitting
  4. Patient education and compliance
  5. Integrated multi level treatment approach
  6. Evidence of effectiveness of knee bracing

The presenter:

Tom Fitzpatrick has been working at OPC Health for over seven years in orthotic education, support and sales. Prior to this, he worked in a clinical setting as an exercise physiologist, specialising in lower limb rehabilitation for athletes and the general population, as well as implementing post-surgical rehabilitation protocols within key orthopaedic groups in Victoria.

Having completed an MBA in 2022, his focus is now on delivering achievable results for clinicians in the allied health field with a strong focus on patient outcomes.  

Attendance will be recognised with 1.0 CPD hour.

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