Past IRMA Seminar
IRMA Seminar 2011
Members attending the 2011 IRMA Research Seminar and Ovarian Cancer Research Fundraiser were treated to a fantastic day set in nine acres of beautiful Australian bush that encompass Alfred’s Homestead in Warrandyte.
Total proceeds of $3570 for the day have been donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia. The entire event was funded by IRMA for the benefit of all members.
Congratulations go to Cher Hetherington on being this year’s recipient of the annual Toni Moynihan Award for her ongoing dedication to the development and mentoring of Myotherapy students and new graduates.
The theme of the day was the Specific and Non-Specific Effects of Myofascial Dry Needling in Relation to the Practice of Myotherapy presented by Karen Lucas and Matthew Crotchett.
Karen presented brand new research on the ability of dry needling to increase the capacity of muscular aerobic recovery. Her research also examined the possibility of using dry needling to effect change on the opposite side of the body via mediation of the central nervous system and how stimulation of this system can activate the inhibitory reflex to decrease pain.
Matthew Crotchett’s presentations included a review of the potential causes of plantar foot pain and critical methods of treatment. He also highlighted the specific and non-specific effects of dry needling and the difficulties faced when researching the effectiveness of this treatment technique.
Thanks go to the staff at Alfred’s Homestead for the wonderful lunch provided on the day and outstanding hospitality.