Ergonomic Risk Assessment for Health Professionals

Date: Sunday 22 October 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Back Care, 503 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Vic 3054
PD: 4 points

Heath Williams is a Melbourne based osteopath who works in both private clinical practice (Principle Four Osteopathy), consults in occupational health (Corporate Work Health Australia) and teaches Exercise Rehabilitation within the Osteopathic Department at Victoria University as well as delivering post graduate courses in exercise rehab and occupational health to allied health professionals. He currently sits on Osteopathy Australia Occupational Health and Safety Clinical Interest Group Committee.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the role of the myotherapist and managing workers with work related musculoskeletal complaints
  • Review common MSDs and workplace ergonomics (office, home office, travel based ergonomics and vehicle based ergonomics)
  • Taking a look at the current workplace landscape with regards to ergonomics
  • Step by step office workstation set up
  • Exercise rehab strategies for common work related MSDs – case based approach


  1. OHS/WHS legislation & relevance to private practitioners
  2. Risk factors for MSDs in workplace
  3. Reviewing office ergonomic set up - best practice for set up i.e. office, home office, travel based ergonomics
  4. Practical application
  5. Modern workplace review - Hot Desk, Flexi desk, Sit Stand desk solutions - pros and cons
  6. Case examples i.e. lower back pain, neck pain, upper limb disorder and control measure interventions
  7. Postural taping strategies – Practical Application
  8. Practical stretching and strengthening exercises for the office worker

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Clinical Sports Taping with Shaun Brewster

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017 (9-4.30pm)
PDPs: 7
Cost: $275 members/$325 non-members
Venue: SSNT (Fitzroy)

Shaun Brewster has a Bachelor degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy and Diploma in Exercise Science. Shaun has been a clinician and a lecturer for many years and manages Continuing Education Australia.

The Clinical Sports Taping workshop will equip the therapist with rigid taping skills to effectively manage or support the treatment and rehabilitation of a number of commonly presenting sporting and mechanical injuries. Rigid tape can be an excellent tool /adjunct in the management of musculoskeletal complaints, and this workshop aims to help you integrate it into what you do clinically every day with your clients.
The workshop will cover taping applications for both the lower and upper body, and will be mostly practical so as to allow you plenty of time to practice and develop your skill.

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