Non-pharmacological management of low back pain: the role of heat wraps

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Wednesday, August 21, 2024


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Join us for an enlightening webinar tailored for osteopaths, aimed at enhancing your clinical practice in managing low back pain (LBP) with heat wraps. This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of the current research and evidence supporting the use of heat wraps in LBP management. We will delve into the clinical applications, demonstrating how to effectively incorporate heat wraps into your treatment plans while educating patients on their benefits and proper use.

In alignment with current LBP guidelines, we will explore a range of non-pharmacological interventions for LBP, offering a holistic approach to patient care. The webinar will also cover the physiological and psychological mechanisms through which superficial heat wraps promote recovery, helping you appreciate their role beyond mere pain relief. By the end of the session, you will be equipped with actionable insights and practical strategies to enhance patient outcomes through the informed use of heat wraps as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological adjunct intervention to osteopathic care.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding of current research and evidence-base for heat wraps in LBP management.
  2. Discuss the clinical application of heat wraps and patient education in low back pain.
  3. Explore non-pharmacological interventions recommended in current low back pain guidelines.
  4. Discuss the physiological and psychological factors of superficial heatwraps in promoting recovery from low back pain.

Your presenters:

Dr Peter McCann

Peter has thirty years clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal and low back pain management. He is a casual academic at the School of Health, Medicine and Applied Sciences – Murdoch University. He is the developer of FlexEze heat wraps, a thermal medical device currently used in major hospitals and clinics for low back pain management. He is certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and co-founder of the ASLM musculoskeletal CoP. Peter has completed a Research masters thesis at CQ University investigating the use of superficial heat in low back pain management by allied health practitioners in Australia. His research interest lies in non-pharmacological interventions for back pain management.

Dr Bronwyn La Brooy (Osteopath)

Bronwyn is one of the six Advanced Practitioner osteopaths in exercise rehabilitation (Tertiary). Bronwyn has degrees in Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University, and from Osteopathy at RMIT. She works in both a Melbourne CBD clinic and her own practice, in Burwood and she has a strong focus on clinical exercise-based rehabilitation for her clients.

Bronwyn is a clinical pilates teacher with a background in nutrition and strength & conditioning. She has worked as a tutor at RMIT, as well as tutoring groups of student osteopaths in India in a sports medicine hospital. Bronwyn loves to treat across the lifespan, from kids to elderly clients. She sees a wide range of people from Ironmen athletes to weekend warriors, and loves working with pregnancy and postpartum conditions. She has an interest in complex chronic health conditions like MS, diabetes and Parkinsons, especially with exercise related falls prevention strategies for older adults and unsteady clients.

Attendance will be recognised with 1.0 CPD hour.

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