COURSECALENDAR2015
Introduction
The Allied Health Integrative Network (AHINet) has designed a wide range of
programmes to cater to the needs ...
About the Course:
The ability to walk is one of the most important goals in
stroke rehabilitation. Treadmill training and ...
About the Course:
This workshop will focus on clinically informative
psycholinguistic models and impairment-based therapie...
About the Course:
This lecture will provide a platform for junior
physiotherapists and physiotherapist students to gain
kn...
Basic Course in Grief & Bereavement
16 - 17 APRIL 2015
About the Course:
The number of deaths is expected to rise in count...
About the Course:
Dementia represents a major public health concern in
Singapore and worldwide. It diminishes a person's a...
Physiotherapy Assessment and Management Of
Chronic Ankle Pain
JUNE 2015
About the Course:
Persistent ankle pain can be a d...
JULY
About the Course:
"What is the role of occupational therapists' in occupational
rehabilitation?"
"How can we help pat...
JULY
Aging With Grace - An IT Functional Approach
23 JULY 2015
About the Course:
Ageing is a complex process. Healthy agin...
JULY
About the Course:
The workshop would be scenario-based; incorporating
clinical reasoning and discussion on choice of ...
Occupational Therapy for Patients on Mechanical
Ventilation and Respiratory Support
6 – 7 AUGUST 2015
About the Course:
Th...
AUGUST
About the Course:
Hazardous home environments can cause serious
consequences to the resident especially older peopl...
About the Course:
Hip is a complex joint to deal with. Distal joints may be
affected whenever the hip is affected. Hence, ...
SEPTEMBER
About the Course:
One of the greatest challenges in caring for persons with
dementia is managing the behavioural...
SEPTEMBER
About the Course:
People with chronic medical conditions may experience
problems in their daily lives due to the...
Management of Acute Low Back Pain – More than
Education and Graduated Return to ADL
SEPTEMBER 2015
About the Course:
Evide...
SEPTEMBER
About the Course:
The anterior knee pain is a common musculoskeletal
condition that frequently requires examinat...
Core Competencies in Neurology Physiotherapy:
Essential Assessments
3 – 4 OCTOBER 2015
About the Course:
Comprehensive and...
Basic Course in Grief & Bereavement
21 - 22 OCTOBER 2015
About the Course:
The number of deaths is expected to rise in cou...
Kinesio Taping with Myofascial
29 – 30 OCTOBER 2015
About the Course:
Occupational Therapy aims to develop and maintain a
...
Falls Assessment, Management and Prevention in
Older Adults in Primary and Community Settings
OCTOBER 2015
About the Cours...
Occupational Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Rehabilitation
28 NOVEMBER 2015
About the Course:
With a rapidly ageing popula...
Core Competencies in Neurology Physiotherapy:
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
NOVEMBER 2015
About the Course:
Neuromu...
Move The Way We Are Designed To!
The Natural Movement Workshop
NOVEMBER 2015
About the Course:
Humans are not made to live...
Evidence-based Orthotic Management of Common
Lower Limb Neurological Conditions
TO BE CONFIRMED
About the Course:
With the...
Complex Wound Care Masterclass
TO BE CONFIRMED
About the Course:
This workshop is centered on offloading complex
wounds. T...
Basic Foot and Nail Care for Healthcare
Professionals
TO BE CONFIRMED
About the Course:
During our everyday duties in heal...
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The Allied Health Integrative Network (AHINet) has designed a wide range of programmes to cater to the needs of Allied Health Professionals and Nurses
in acute and community settings.

These programmes aim to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of caring for patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment. The training will be conducted through lectures, discussions and learning activities.

If you have enquiries about our training programmes, or if you would like to join our mailing list, contact us at: AHINet@ttsh.com.sg

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  1. 1. COURSECALENDAR2015
  2. 2. Introduction The Allied Health Integrative Network (AHINet) has designed a wide range of programmes to cater to the needs of Allied Health Professionals and Nurses in acute and community settings. These programmes aim to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of caring for patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment. The training will be conducted through lectures, discussions and learning activities. If you have enquiries about our training programmes, or if you would like to join our mailing list, contact us at: AHINet@ttsh.com.sg www.facebook.com/AHINet, to get updates on our initiatives and professional development programmes. *Disclaimer: Information provided is accurate at time of inclusion and may be subjected to changes without prior notice.
  3. 3. About the Course: The ability to walk is one of the most important goals in stroke rehabilitation. Treadmill training and Circuit Class Therapy (CCT) are both simple yet effective methods to improve walking ability of stroke patients. Treadmill training has been shown to be able to restore patients’ functional mobility more effectively than conventional rehabilitation care. CCT has been proven to be able to increase intensity of rehabilitation therapy patients receive in hospitals or rehabilitation facilities. Furthermore, studies have also suggested that CCT is a potentially effective method which saves costs to the health care system by reducing staff-to- patient ratios. This workshop aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and practical strategies to carry out treadmill training and CCT in their work settings. Physiotherapists working in stroke rehabilitation will benefit from this workshop. The knowledge and practical skills will also be applicable for therapists working in other rehabilitation areas such as neurological or geriatric rehabilitation. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists who are working with stroke patients in sub-acute, community hospital, day rehabilitation centre and nursing home are welcomed to join us in this workshop. Fees: SPA Members: $225 Non-members: $250 Speakers: Dr Coralie English Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with Honours, Ph.D. in Health Sciences. Ms Charlene Cheryl Pereira Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Science (Physiotherapy Neurorehabilitation). Ms Chloe Teng Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. Circuit Class Therapy and Treadmill Training: Simple yet Effective 28 MARCH 2015 MARCH
  4. 4. About the Course: This workshop will focus on clinically informative psycholinguistic models and impairment-based therapies. The fundamental components and principles of these models will be highlighted so that clinicians can more precisely define processing breakdowns to identify specific, targeted interventions that optimize treatment outcomes. Efficient assessment practices will be outlined, and five specific therapies will be addressed in terms of their processing characteristics, treatment parameters, and some of the practicalities related to devising and implementing treatment for individual clients. The five therapies are: Semantic Therapy Cued Naming Therapy Phonological Therapies Segmentation Therapy Mapping Therapy Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Speech pathologists who work with adults with Acquired Aphasia are welcomed to join us in this workshop. An undergraduate-level understanding of basic box-and- arrow psycholinguistic models (e.g., PALPA model) is desirable, and students who have completed psycholinguistics course modules would understand the content. Fees: SHAS Members: $225 Non-members: $250 Speakers: Associate Professor Elizabeth Cardell Bachelor of Science in Speech Therapy, Master’s in Speech Pathology, Ph.D. in Speech Pathology. MARCH Indispensable Therapies for Impairment-based Aphasia Intervention 28 MARCH 2015
  5. 5. About the Course: This lecture will provide a platform for junior physiotherapists and physiotherapist students to gain knowledge in the area of neck-related head pains. It aims to improve on the care of patients with cervicogenic headaches; as well as, offering an opportunity to learn up- to-date evidence based best practices. The lecture has several components, including aetiology, differential diagnosis, comprehensive medical management including interventional and pharmacological interventions, and most importantly, effective evidence-based physiotherapy techniques for treatment. Besides, it will also include a case study to integrate the information presented into actual practice. Participants can expect to complete the course with a thorough knowledge on cervicogenic headaches and its differential diagnosis, strategies for prevention and detection, medical and specific physiotherapy therapies. They will then be capable to deploy this knowledge in musculoskeletal outpatients care and pain management clinic settings. Duration: 2-hour Lecture Target Audience: Junior physiotherapists and final year physiotherapy students with some experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Fees: SPA Members: $20 Non-members: $30 Speakers: Ms Ivy Ho Wei Fang Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Science (Pain Management). Cervicogenic Headache – Its Identification and Management 28 MARCH 2015 MARCH
  6. 6. Basic Course in Grief & Bereavement 16 - 17 APRIL 2015 About the Course: The number of deaths is expected to rise in countries with an aging population, one of these countries being Singapore. With an increase in the number of deaths, there will be more bereaved people who will need to manage the impact of grief and bereavement. This course is designed with the desire to build resilience to bereavement among all helping professionals in healthcare settings and social service organizations in the community. It aims to equip the participants with basic knowledge and skills to 1) manage their personal grief and 2) support others in grief and bereavement. Duration: 2-day Workshop Target Audience: Healthcare or social service professionals with at least a bachelor degree. Diploma holders working in healthcare or social service sectors with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience. Fees: SASW Members: $300 Non-members: $350 Speakers: Mr Lawrence Lim Principal Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts-Social Work, Masters of Science in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy, Certified Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Registered Social Worker Ms Ho Lai Peng Principal Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts-Social Work, Masters of Social Work, Certificate in Counselling (S’pore) Registered Social Worker Ms Candice Tan Senior Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts - Social Work (S’pore) APRIL
  7. 7. About the Course: Dementia represents a major public health concern in Singapore and worldwide. It diminishes a person's ability to take care of oneself and causes problems with planning and communication. It also leads to changes in personality and behaviour posing greater challenges in elderly care. Being the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease, dementia is expected to affect 55,000 patients in Singapore by the year 2020. It is crucial for healthcare professionals to equip themselves with the knowledge of holistic and optimal care in dementia. This one-day workshop aims to impart participants with the skills and knowledge in dementia related management for clients ranging from mild cognitive impairment to severe dementia. This workshop also covers topics integral to the holistic dementia care and functional management including occupational engagement, cognitive stimulation, group therapy planning and environmental modification. At the end of the course, participants will learn about the various challenges in managing this special group of clients and the different functional strategies that can be adopted. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Students. Fees: SAOT Members: $270 Non-members: $300 Speakers: Ms Evelyn Kong Senior Occupational Therapist Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours. Ms Lee Yoke Chuan Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours. Dementia Care and Functional Management 10 JUNE 2015 JUNE
  8. 8. Physiotherapy Assessment and Management Of Chronic Ankle Pain JUNE 2015 About the Course: Persistent ankle pain can be a debilitating condition, affecting one's daily activities, sports participation and quality of life. Is surgery the answer or is there a role for physiotherapy? In this two hour lecture, various musculoskeletal conditions of the ankle will be reviewed, discussing the functional anatomy, assessment and treatment strategies. An evaluation of the evidence behind physiotherapy interventions will be included. Duration: 2-hour Lecture Target Audience: Junior physiotherapists, final year physiotherapy students and experienced physiotherapy assistants. Fees: SPA Members: $20 Non-members: $30 Speakers: Mr Ahmad Zaki Hairodin Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal). JUNE
  9. 9. JULY About the Course: "What is the role of occupational therapists' in occupational rehabilitation?" "How can we help patients with injury or medical condition return to work more effectively?" This 2 day workshop will provide occupational therapists with the core knowledge and skills in occupational assessment and rehabilitation. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of how they can enable return to work of patients they work with. Duration: 2-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational therapists who are interested in helping patients return to work. Fees: SAOT Members: $540 Non-members: $600 Speakers: Ms Heidi Tan Principal Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Masters of Ergonomics, Masters of Work Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation, Certification in Physical Work Performance Evaluation. Ms Joanna Giam Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, Masters of Occupational Health, Certification in Physical Work Performance Evaluation. Ms Celestine Lim Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Certification in Physical Work Performance Evaluation. Occupational Rehabilitation: What Every Occupational Therapist Can Do to Enable Return to Work 3 – 4 JULY 2015
  10. 10. JULY Aging With Grace - An IT Functional Approach 23 JULY 2015 About the Course: Ageing is a complex process. Healthy aging is more than the absence of disease and disability. It encompasses physical and cognitive functioning and subsequently, engagement in social and productive activities - adding quality life to the years. Computer technology, assistive technology and computer-based communication can have a positive impact on elderly people and society – increasing their sense of independence and involvement, providing opportunities to engage in different social communities, which in turn results in an increase in life satisfaction. This one-day workshop focuses on the issues and challenges the elderly face during the aging process in this technology-driven era. In addition, participants will be empowered with skills to plan and conduct treatment sessions for their elderly clients, using up-to-date technology in their respective centres. This course aims to equip participants with knowledge and practical skills on how to enable this unique population to use IT solutions and modern technology to remain engaged in meaningful roles and occupations. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational Therapists. Fees: SAOT Members: $270 Non-members: $300 Speakers: Ms Jaime Choy Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours. Mr Calvin Teh Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours.
  11. 11. JULY About the Course: The workshop would be scenario-based; incorporating clinical reasoning and discussion on choice of manual therapy as assessment and treatment. Joint mobilisation techniques, manipulation techniques and small group discussions will also be included. Duration: 1.5-day Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists who are working with patients with musculoskeletal conditions and are interested to improve their skills and reasoning in manual therapy. Fees: SPA Members: $400 Non-members: $480 Speakers: Mr Ringo Yee Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Honours, Master of Manual Therapy. Ms Vernetta Wong Senior Physiotherapist Certified Lymphoedema Therapist Diploma in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy). Ms Sharika Udipi Senior Physiotherapist Diploma in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Heslth Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy). Fundamentals of Manual Therapy JULY 2015
  12. 12. Occupational Therapy for Patients on Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Support 6 – 7 AUGUST 2015 About the Course: This workshop aims to equip occupational therapists attending to patients with respiratory failure with 1) basic understanding of ventilators used in the hospitals and at home 2) precautions when mobilising patients on ventilator 3) knowledge on how to set up the home and 4) understanding of modifications needed for the wheelchair and other assistive devices. Case studies will also be shared with attendees. Duration: 1.5-day Lecture Target Audience: Occupational therapists working in acute hospitals, and in the community. Fees: SAOT Members: $405 Non-members: $450 Speakers: Ms Chia Pei Fen Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy), Master of Science (NeuroRehabilitation). Ms Ng Choy Kuan Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor ofOccupational Therapy with Honours. Mr Harvey Cristobal Principal Respiratory Therapist Bachelor of Science (Respiratory Therapy). Ms Anura Peters Tamar Principal Respiratory Therapist Head of Respiratory Therapy Services Bachelor of Science (Respiratory Therapy). AUGUST
  13. 13. AUGUST About the Course: Hazardous home environments can cause serious consequences to the resident especially older people. The home may contain potential hazards, and many older people attribute their falls to trips or slips inside the home or immediate home surroundings. It is important to ensure that older people are able to cope safely with their daily routine and age in place. Home modification can contribute to reducing falls at home and assist older people with improving their daily function at home. This one-day workshop aims to equip participants with knowledge and basic skills to identify home hazards and provide home modification recommendations. Workshop would be carried out through practical sessions and small group discussions. At the end of the course, participant will be able to conduct simple observation on home environment and provide basic recommendation to enhance home safety. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Therapy assistants, staff or befrienders working at senior activity centre or anyone who is actively involved in caring of elderly at home. Fees: SAOT Members: $270 Non-members: $300 Speakers: Mr Lim Choo Harn Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy). Ms Foo Shi Hui Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours. Identifying Home Hazards and Home Modifications for the Older Adult 21 AUGUST 2015
  14. 14. About the Course: Hip is a complex joint to deal with. Distal joints may be affected whenever the hip is affected. Hence, the aim of this 2 hours lecture is to provide participants with up to date knowledge in assessing and managing common hip related conditions. The topics include applied anatomy & kinematics, specific screening questions and physical examinations of the hip. This lecture will also cover the evidence-informed management strategies for common hip related problems. Duration: 2-hour Lecture Target Audience: Junior physiotherapists, final year physiotherapy students and experienced physiotherapy assistants. Fees: SPA Members: $20 Non-members: $30 Speakers: Mr Kelvin Loh Wei Wei Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours, Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy. Managing Hip-Related Conditions - Updates & Evidence-based Strategies AUGUST 2015 AUGUST
  15. 15. SEPTEMBER About the Course: One of the greatest challenges in caring for persons with dementia is managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), which may include agitation, disinhibition, pacing, wandering, depression and anxiety. This workshop aims to equip healthcare workers with practical behavioural strategies that they can apply in providing care for persons with dementia on a day-to-day basis. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Healthcare workers (therapists, nursing aides, therapy aides). Fees: $250 Speakers: Dr Huang Wanping Senior Neuropsychologist Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology. Behavioural Strategies for Persons with Dementia 1 SEPTEMBER 2015
  16. 16. SEPTEMBER About the Course: People with chronic medical conditions may experience problems in their daily lives due to the impact of the disease. Occupational Therapists often work with people with chronic diseases and they play an important role in providing self-management support. This includes facilitating individuals to gain skills and confidence to live well with one or more chronic conditions. Self-management support complements the use of holistic Occupational Therapy approaches in the care of people with chronic conditions. This course aims to equip Occupational Therapists with self-management strategies and tools to assist people with chronic diseases in self-managing their conditions. Learn useful skills to facilitate behaviour change which can be applied across different settings and conditions. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational Therapists who work with people with chronic medical conditions. Fees: SAOT Members: $270 Non-members: $300 Speakers: Ms Sabrina Ow Yong Senior Occupational Therapist Master of Science (Occupational Therapy). Supporting People with Chronic Diseases in Self- management 11 SEPTEMBER 2015
  17. 17. Management of Acute Low Back Pain – More than Education and Graduated Return to ADL SEPTEMBER 2015 About the Course: Evidenced guidelines have advocated assurance, education and graduated resumption of daily activities as the more ideal physiotherapy management for acute low back pain. However, when reasoned well and instituted timely, other interventions like manual therapy, neurodynamic mobilisation and specific exercises could complement well with education and return to daily activities. This workshop will focus on succinct patient examination and targeted treatments that can hasten pain reduction and mobilization back to daily activities. Duration: 0.5-day Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists working in the acute hospitals setting, dealing with patients presenting with acute low back pain. Fees: SPA Members: $150 Non-members: $200 Speaker: Ms Teo Seow Yee Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Science (Pain Management). Mr Loh Wei Bing Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours, Master of Science (Physiotherapy, Manip). SEPTEMBER
  18. 18. SEPTEMBER About the Course: The anterior knee pain is a common musculoskeletal condition that frequently requires examination of other areas besides the knee. Different physiotherapists with different experience levels, will zoom in on different dysfunctions in other areas, with at times variable outcomes. Assessment is key to improving acuity and treatment effectiveness. This lecture will work the participants through a systematic and efficient way of examining the different musculoskeletal regions that would contribute towards pain symptomology. Duration: 2-hour Lecture Target Audience: Junior physiotherapists, final year physiotherapy students and experienced physiotherapy assistants. Fees: SPA Members: $20 Non-members: $30 Speakers: Ms Janius Tsui Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy. Anterior Knee Pain – Looking Beyond The Knee SEPTEMBER 2015
  19. 19. Core Competencies in Neurology Physiotherapy: Essential Assessments 3 – 4 OCTOBER 2015 About the Course: Comprehensive and accurate neurological patient assessment is essential in the identification of patient impairments and associated activity limitations and/or participation restrictions. Only when these are identified can physiotherapy management of the neurological patient population be targeted, holistic and effective; guiding the patient’s path to functional recovery. The 2 Part Series seeks to impart knowledge and practical skills to the attendee on the basic physiotherapy assessment of neurological patients. Part 1: Covers initial assessment from subjective assessment to components of objective assessments conducted at bedside (cognition, vision, muscle power and tone, sensation testing, perceptual assessments and bed mobility). Part 2: Covers objective assessments including sitting and standing balance, gait assessment and selected outcome measures applied in the neurological patient population. Duration: Part 1: 0.5-day Workshop Part 2: 0.5-day Workshop Target Audience: New graduates or physiotherapists working in hospitals/ community settings wishing to revise their basic neurological patient assessment skills. Fees: Per Part: SPA Members: $150; Non-Members: $200. Combined Part 1&2: SPA Members: $250; Non-Members: $300. Speakers: Ms Rachel Yzelman Senior Physiotherapist Diploma in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Neurological Physiotherapy. OCTOBER
  20. 20. Basic Course in Grief & Bereavement 21 - 22 OCTOBER 2015 About the Course: The number of deaths is expected to rise in countries with an aging population, one of these countries being Singapore. With an increase in the number of deaths, there will be more bereaved people who will need to manage the impact of grief and bereavement. This course is designed with the desire to build resilience to bereavement among all helping professionals in healthcare settings and social service organizations in the community. It aims to equip the participants with basic knowledge and skills to 1) manage their personal grief and 2) support others in grief and bereavement. Duration: 2-day Workshop Target Audience: Healthcare or social service professionals with at least a bachelor degree. Diploma holders working in healthcare or social service sectors with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience. Fees: SASW Members: $300 Non-members: $350 Speakers: Mr Lawrence Lim Principal Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts-Social Work, Masters of Science in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy, Certified Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Registered Social Worker Ms Ho Lai Peng Principal Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts-Social Work, Masters of Social Work, Certificate in Counselling (S’pore) Registered Social Worker Ms Candice Tan Senior Medical Social Worker Bachelor’s in Social Work. OCTOBER
  21. 21. Kinesio Taping with Myofascial 29 – 30 OCTOBER 2015 About the Course: Occupational Therapy aims to develop and maintain a person’s capacity to perform activities and roles essential to self-care, daily living, leisure and work. When clients develop pain as a result injuries or diseases, it can decrease the clients’ occupational performance. Myofascial pain is defined as chronic pain caused by multiple trigger points and fascial restriction. Common symptoms of myofascial pain include referred pain and limited range of motion. By treating the trigger points and stretching the affected muscles, patients can better manage their symptoms, hence optimising their participation in activities. Modalities such as elastic tapping can complement contemporary treatment methods to enhance results. This workshop covers the foundational knowledge, techniques and elastic taping methods for myofascial pain therapy. Duration: 2-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational Therapists interested in enhancing their skills in myofascial therapy. Fees: SAOT Members: $540 Non-member: $600 Speakers: Ms Betty Teo Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Mr Vincent Leow Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) OCTOBER
  22. 22. Falls Assessment, Management and Prevention in Older Adults in Primary and Community Settings OCTOBER 2015 About the Course: Falls in older adults are a major concern in terms of disability, institutionalisation, mortality and socioeconomic burden. Common consequences include moderate to severe injuries, such as lacerations, hip fractures and head trauma, resulting in an increased risk of early death. A fall may lead to a fear of falling, avoidance of daily activities, social isolation, reduced quality of life and can precipitate a move to nursing home. This workshop aims to provide participants with up-to- date knowledge on how to effectively manage falls and balance impairments in older adults in primary care and community. There will be practical sessions, interactive case studies and discussions to apply learned knowledge and skills, as well as to promote problem- based learning among participants. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists who work with older adults with falls and balance issues in the primary and community settings. Fees: SPA Members: $250 Non-members: $320 Speakers: Ms Agnes Teo Principal Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Science Medicine (Pain Management), Master of Physiotherapy (Gerontology). Ms Lee Sin Yi Senior Physiotherapist Diploma in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Applied Gerontology. Ms Faezah Ghazali Senior Physiotherapist Diploma in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Science (Gerontology). Ms Maslyn Poh Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy. OCTOBER
  23. 23. Occupational Therapy in Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation 28 NOVEMBER 2015 About the Course: With a rapidly ageing population in Singapore, the number of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is expected to rise. PD greatly affects a person’s lifestyle, including difficulties in performing activities of daily living, areas of self-care, work and leisure. In the PD rehabilitation management, occupational therapy plays an important role in helping clients with PD maintain daily living skills, and learn new methods/strategies in order to overcome the limitations caused by PD and to improve their quality of life. This one-day workshop will provide participants with an overview of PD, evidence-based management of PD and therapeutic strategies in the area of PD rehabilitation. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of PD, and will be able to provide therapeutic interventions and strategies to improve client’s cognitive wellness, home safety and handwriting. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Occupational Therapists interested in the management of clients with Parkinson’s disease. Fees: SAOT Members: $270 Non-members: $300 Speakers: Mr David Zhang Senior Occupational Therapist Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), Master of Occupational Therapy. Ms Josephine Neo Senior Occupational Therapist Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. NOVEMBER
  24. 24. Core Competencies in Neurology Physiotherapy: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation NOVEMBER 2015 About the Course: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) utilizes electrical impulses to elicit muscular contraction. The benefit NMES affords in muscular strengthening and re- education recommends its use in the rehabilitation of selected patients with neurological conditions. It is therefore a common adjunct utilized in neurological physiotherapy management. This lecture will educate participants on the mechanism behind the benefits afforded by NMES in neurological patient management. Knowledge on the indications and precautions and guidelines on application will be discussed. A practical session will engage participants in the hands- on application of NMES on each other, allowing practice of parameter adjustment and electrode placement. Duration: 2.5-hour Mini Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists who are managing patients with neurological conditions and have an interest in understanding the application of NMES as an adjunct to physiotherapy management. Fees: SPA Members: $60 Non-members: $75 Speakers: Ms Hng Win Sin Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours, Master of Science (Neurological Physiotherapy) NOVEMBER
  25. 25. Move The Way We Are Designed To! The Natural Movement Workshop NOVEMBER 2015 About the Course: Humans are not made to live within the modern concrete jungles that we do right now. Along with a sedentary lifestyle come multiple avoidable conditions such as immobility, premature degeneration and a higher susceptibility to injuries. The modern human has to break away from this ‘zoo human’ syndrome and be ‘re- wild’. This workshop aims to expose participants to various practical movements skills have been lost due to our sedentary lifestyle. These movement skills include crawling balancing, jumping, running and squatting. Participants will be taught how to assess and select appropriate dosage of exercise tailored for individuals. Learning these practical movement skills would increase understanding of natural movement and increase treatment repertoire for practitioners. Full participation is required during this workshop, so get ready to move. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Physiotherapists and other health professionals working within musculoskeletal-sports settings, and are involved in developing exercise and functional reconditioning programs for their clients. Fees: SPA Members: $250 Non-members: $320 Speakers: Mr Justin Wee Senior Physiotherapist Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Master of High Performance Sciences. Mr Haris Mohamed Principal Physiotherapist Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) Titletist Performance Institute (Certified Golf Instructor) NOVEMBER
  26. 26. Evidence-based Orthotic Management of Common Lower Limb Neurological Conditions TO BE CONFIRMED About the Course: With the advancement of high-tech solutions to treat impairments of neurological conditions, conservative management has become more complex than ever. Many varying treatments exist however, knowing which one to use with which condition requires a certain set of clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of the latest evidence. This course is designed for professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists treating neurological conditions such as Stroke, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. This one day course would cover the disease progression, prescription criteria, biomechanics, orthotic assessment & intervention, and troubleshooting. Participants who commonly work in a multi-disciplinary team would find this course insightful and would gain valuable strategies to manage their neurological patients more holistically. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Doctors and Allied Health Professionals. Fees: $350 Speakers: To be confirmed. TOBECONFIRMED
  27. 27. Complex Wound Care Masterclass TO BE CONFIRMED About the Course: This workshop is centered on offloading complex wounds. The content will be a combination of presentations, case studies and practical sessions. Presentations and case studies will be delivered by Podiatrists, Orthotists and a Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon. Participants can sign up for the practical component of making a total contact insole and applying a total contact cast. Duration: 1.5-day Workshop Target Audience: Podiatrists, Orthotists and Nurses. Fees: $450 Speakers: To be confirmed. TOBECONFIRMED
  28. 28. Basic Foot and Nail Care for Healthcare Professionals TO BE CONFIRMED About the Course: During our everyday duties in healthcare, we often assist our patients with trimming of toe nails and general foot hygiene. This workshop will educate the healthcare professional on how to perform basic foot care including safe nail cutting. Hands on tuition including nail cutting techniques with professional nail care equipment will be provided. Instruction on patient selection will also be covered. This workshop will empower any healthcare professional to perform simple nail cutting safely and give professional foot care advice to their patients. Duration: 1-day Workshop Target Audience: Nurses, Assistant Nurses, Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants. Fees: $350 Speakers: To be confirmed. TOBECONFIRMED

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