We are looking forward to bringing you The GLA:D program – a six week program aimed at decreasing the symptoms of arthritis of the knee and hip. The program was originated in Denmark, where it has reduced symptoms by 32% and this effect has been maintained at 12 months.
Our Physiotherapists are currently undergoing training to conduct this course in our practice. We look forward to bringing it to you soon! Please call our rooms to register your interest now!
Congratulations to John Breckenridge (our Principal Physiotherapist) on his recent publication in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Journal. JB’s article looks at “The development of a shoulder specific left/right judgement task: Validity & reliability”. To read the article head to https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UTuR8nLVhV3xS
Nathanial (from our Penrith rooms) has just returned after spending a week away with the U/17 Women’s Softball NSW state team competing in the National championship held at Blacktown International Sports Park. The team were very successful going through the week undefeated, bringing home the Esther Deason Shield. The team also took out the best batter, pitcher and player of the grand final awards as well as 2 players getting picked in the all-tournament team.
Nathanial thoroughly enjoyed his time working with the team. “It was an awesome opportunity to work with some of Australia’s best young and upcoming softballers. The management team was fantastic to work with as well, they all thoroughly understood the game and knew how to get the best out of their team which was evident all week.”
Congratulations to Sean our Principal Physiotherapist on his latest publication on the “Effect of Physical Activity in the First Five Days After Cardiothoracic Surgery” from our Cardiothoracic Clinical Research stream at Westmead Private Physiotherapy and The Clinical Research Institute. Sean would like to thank his colleagues at Westmead Private Hospital, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Jamestown Fargo, North Dakota. It’s been a great collaborative effort to get this into the open access journal, The Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Partner John Breckenridge travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present part of his PhD research entitled “Does upper limb pain affect performance of the LRJT” at the 10th Congress of the International Frderation of Societies of Hand Therapy. The congress is held every three years in conjunction with the hand surgeons and is considered the Olympics of Hand therapy and surgery. Well done JB!