Workshops

At LTMIC the workshops are part of the Conference fee, you just need to make a booking for the workshop you wish to attend. Booking for workshops will open 6 weeks before the event and will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Workshops have limited availability so make sure your registration is complete and paid well before the workshop bookings Open!

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE WORKSHOPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO….

Name of Workshop Assessment of lower limb sports injuries in children
Presenter Name Prof Andrew Gregory
Length of Workshop 60 minutes
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD point
Workshop Summary for Website Interactive session providing an overview on both acute and overuse physeal injuries as well as some pediatric specific conditions such as Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Perthes disease, Osteochondritis Dessicans and tarsal coalition.
   
Name of Workshop CLX Teraband
Presenter Name Charl Greeff
Length of Workshop 3 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website The Science of Elastic Resistance, focusing on the new revolution that is TheraBand CLX. Learn the difference between Theraband elastic resistance and other elastic resistance. Understand the importance of dosing the muscle correctly with practical examples with TheraBand CLX.
   
Name of Workshop The right exercise selection for the right pathologies (An international approach)
Presenter Name Arnold Vlok
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Exercise rehabilitation (mechanotherapy) is the process by which the body converts mechanical loading into cellular responses. These cellular responses, in return, promote structural change which is highly dependable on the specificity of the initial exercise stimulus.

Mechanotherapy can only be successful when delivered through the correct stimulus contraction type which will either have the desired adaptational response or not. How can we as clinicians provide the specific concentric, isometric or eccentric exercise load to prepare patients/athletes for the predicted external loads through specific rehabilitation exercises.

Participants will explore and learn how to progress or regress practical exercise modalities to fit the adaption ability of certain tissue structures. In short: HOW CAN WE LOAD, TO WITHSTAND LOAD??

This workshop will empower clinicians in private practice to move beyond the point of “the next best exercise” to a more clinical researched landscape of the why, what and how of exercise selection

   
Name of Workshop EMG
Presenter Name Charl Greeff
Length of Workshop 3 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Understanding & Application of EMG – Objective rehabilitation in the modern practice. EMG enables your practice to have more valuable evaluations, clinical reasoning, informed intervention, clinical feedback and direct rehabilitation . If you can’t measure it , you can’t fix it !
   
Name of Workshop Fit for Two: Pre and post-natal exercise accreditation
Presenter Name Kayla Murphy and Gill Scheepers
Length of Workshop One day
CPD Accreditation for Workshop Maximum 8 Points
Workshop Summary for Website The aim of this course is two-fold.  From a Biokinetics perspective, you will learn how to effectively assess the pregnant and post-partum client, not only for a healthy pregnancy, but also for pregnancy-specific pathologies such as GDM, DR, Sciatica, SIJ dysfunction and preeclampsia.  We will look at current research around weight management during pregnancy, as well as exercise prescription for both the pregnant female athlete and the sedentary client. We will then go into detail on a 6-week post-natal programme where moms bring babies to their exercise classes. We will cover topics such as muscle re-activation and strengthening as well as maternal post-partum depression.
The second aim of the course is to equip Biokineticists with the tools needed to run their own Fit 4 Two business. We will cover a module on business management, marketing and ethics involved, should you decide to sign up and become a part of the Fit 4 Two brand. 
Name of Workshop Osteoarthritis: a role for Biokinetics before and after joint replacement surgery
Presenter Name  Melainie Cameron
Length of Workshop 2 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common arthropathy, and using exercise management for OA is routine work for biokineticists. In this workshop we will cover exercise testing, interpretation, and prescription that goes beyond routine care for community dwelling clients to surgical risk prediction, pre-surgical optimisation, and post-surgical rehabilitation for clients seeking total replacement of large weight-bearing joints. 
Name of Workshop Current concepts: lower back pain and back pain management
Presenter Name Neil Hopkins
Length of Workshop 2 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website The goal of this talk is to challenge beliefs on the management of lower back pain patients. There are many outdated thought-patterns and approaches to lower back pain and lower back rehabilitation. There are numerous advances in science and the understanding of lower back pain management, yet clinical practice is perceived to be lagging behind.
 
If there is a “how to component” to this talk it should be: how to think scientifically, rather than practice dogmatically. The goal of the talk is not to persuade the practitioner to abandon their existing treatment protocol. But rather provide new insights into the current evidence and scientific discussion on the topic of lower back pain. Ideally practitioners should leave having been given a fresh perspective and inspiration to research the topic further.
 
Themes within the talk:
– How do we perceive lower back pain?
– How do we treat lower back pain?
– How do we assess core stability?
– How do we balance mobility and stability?
Name of Workshop De-coding ICD codes
Presenter Name Lani Uys 
Length of Workshop 30min
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD Point
Workshop Summary for Website A Funders’ Experience – BiokineticsThis presentation will provide an industry update and offer insights into a Medical Funders’ Biokinetics claims experience. Specific audit findings will be shared and medical scheme abuse will be discussed, in support of a robust and efficient private healthcare system

 

Name of Workshop Maximising the inputs of physical education, physical activity and sport to sustainable development
Presenter Name Laureus Sport Good Foundation and The Sport for Social Change Network 
Length of Workshop  
CPD Accreditation for Workshop  
Workshop Summary for Website There has been a number of pivotal events signifying Sport as an important enabler of sustainable development.  This discussion-focused session facilitates the dissemination of research concerning the status of physical education, physical activity and sport at a national level.

In this roundtable-discussion participants will have the opportunity to engage with different stakeholders,  brainstorm the practical application of the research findings/recommendations and a create a collective framework with realistic deliverables, roles and responsibilities.

Some questions that will be discussed are: How can NGO’s, Universities and the Education sector work together more efficiently? Which topics stakeholders in the physical education, physical activity and sport sector would like researched? How can NGO’s, Universities and the Education sector be used to up-skill the generalists and coaches already delivering physical education and sport? And how can NGO’s, Universities and the Education sector foster job placements for those in the physical education and sport sectors?  

At the end, participants will present their recommendations and collective frameworks to the group.  Critical questions are welcome!

 

Name of Workshop A Biokinetic Intervention for Neurological Movement Disorders
Presenter Name Irena Nowak
Length of Workshop 2,5 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Workshop Summary for Website The workshop will address the biokinetic intervention for neurological movement disorders.
Theoretical part will give overview of movement disorder diseases relevant to biokinetic practice, especially Parkinson’s disease. Practical part will provide the evaluation tools for baseline assessment of motor functions, and will demonstrate the gym based exercises for these conditions.
 
 
 

 

Name of Workshop Rehabilitation Revolution
Presenter Name Arnold Vlok
Length of Workshop 3 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Optimal loading of injured structures could be defined as the load applied to injured structures that maximize physiological adaptation and improve physiological healing responses.

According to evidence-based research, it seems to be that the status quo of 3*10 repetitions for exercise as primary prescription is not enough for optimal adaptational responses on micro and macro structural level of different tissue types.  This entails a shift from conventional GENERAL rehabilitation loading principals to specific individualized loading parameters.

Join us with this Rehabilitation Revolution workshop where international leading research experts currently empower clinicians to make a paradigm shift from passive rehabilitation to dynamic rehabilitation intervention strategies.

This workshop asks for a out of the box thinking process to accommodate futuristic rehabilitation considerations.

 

Name of Workshop Functional evaluation of the shoulder girdle & considerations in exercise rehabilitation
Presenter Name Dr Erna Bruwer
Length of Workshop 3 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website A practical guide on evaluating function and kinetic control of the shoulder girdle.  So what after evaluation?  Evidence based rehabilitation & what to consider during exercise rehabilitation – explained by functional anatomy.  This is a practical workshop, so all attendees must please dress appropriately.

 

Name of Workshop Practice management
Presenter Name Shaun Ehmke
Length of Workshop 45 Minutes
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 Point
Workshop Summary for Website Trusted provider of practice management solutions for medical professionals
Med-e-Mass is South Africa’s leading provider of clinical and financial management solutions to all medical professionals, clinics and small-to-medium sized hospitals.
With a strong focus on innovation, research and development we provide cutting edge know-how to the healthcare market ensuring compliance with all regulations and best practice methodologies.
Our large footprint and dedicated development team enables us to provide more than 10 000 clients with practice management solutions that suit their practice needs.
Our unique value-adding products and applications, first class product support and comprehensive training, helps our clients manage an efficient and profitable practice.
Our offering includes:
Practice Management
• Patient account management
• Billing management
• Automated transactions
• Financial reporting with graphs
• Debit and credit card facilities
• Stock management
• Payment plans – SMS and email enabled
• Remote management/synchronisation
• MS Word and Excel integration
• Code compatibility (e.g. ICD-10, Nappi, CPT, NHRPL)
Patient Management
• Clinical notes

 

Name of Workshop Nutrition & Sport Performance
Presenter Name Sandra Pretorius
Length of Workshop 1 Hour
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD Point
Workshop Summary for Website Discussion around evidence-based sport nutrition guidelines, exploring the connection between nutrition, exercise and well-being of an athlete, ensuring that an athlete trains more effectively and reduces the risk of injury and illness. Appropriate nutrition complements training and recovery and can induce metabolic adaptations to training

 

Name of Workshop RETURN TO PLAY:           THE BIOKINETICIST’S TOOLKIT IN COMPLEX DECISION MAKING
Presenter Name Esti Kruger
Length of Workshop  2 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Return to sport decisions after injury is complex and multifactorial. It is an exercise in risk management on three levels – health risk, activity risk and risk tolerance.  Multifactorial decision making often requires knowledge and insights from various role players with different perspectives and expectations in mind.  The key role players in this process should include (but is not limited to) the athlete/player, the healthcare professional in charge of treatment, and the coach.  The athlete/player contributes his/her subjective opinion and ultimately makes an informed decision; the healthcare professional contributes an objective health risk assessment; and the coach assesses the athlete’s ability to perform in the context of a competition or season.  Parents should also be involved in the case of junior athletes.  The biokineticist is ideally placed to offer expert opinion on safe return to activity and to sport, while the coach should offer an opinion on return to performance.
The workshop will be presented in two parts.  In part one, the composition of the decision making team, effective usage of the StARRT framework of return to sport decision making, and principles of the shared decision making process will be discussed and demonstrated.  In part two, evidence-based measurements of physical status (e.g. joint stability, range of motion, muscle strength and power, neuromuscular control) and sport specific skills (e.g. running, jumping, kicking, tackling) will be demonstrated and discussed.
 
Learning outcomes:
After attending the workshop, the attendee should be able to
1. Understand and interpret the StARRT framework for Return to Sport decision making
2. Identify the role of the biokineticist in return to sport decision making
3. Apply criteria based and sport-specific guidelines to determine health risk, activity risk and risk tolerance
4. Use a shared decision making model to assist in return to sport decision making.

 

Name of Workshop Report writing workshop
Presenter Name Shannon Richter
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Are your clinical notes compliant with HPCSA requirements?
Do you know how to write a clinical report ?
Learn more about:
• Best practice Clinical Note Taking.
• HPCSA requirements for clinical notes and keeping health records.
• How to write clinical reports – Assessment, updates and discharge reports.

 

Name of Workshop Around the World in 90 minutes: A discussion workshop around Biokinetics standing internationally
Presenter Name Prof Lainie Cameron (AUS); Dr Estelle Watson (UK), Donovan Pillay (ASIA) and Prof Thomas Kaminski (USA)
Length of Workshop 90 minutes
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD  Point
Workshop Summary for Website Speakers will present a summary of exercise physiology / biokinetics in his / her home country. Some of the topics to be covered will include scope of practice, access to payment schemes / public health system / insurance funds, overview of entry level training, professional accreditation / registration of practitioners, professional accreditation of educational institutions / personal experiences. The panel will then field questions.
Please note that this is not an immigration workshop. Questions and information regarding visa and immigration will not be relevant.

 

Name of Workshop Thinking out of the cotton wool box – spinal cord rehabilitation 
Presenter Name Justin Jeffery 
Length of Workshop 1,5 hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD POINT
Workshop Summary for Website This workshop will assist Biokineticists to work outside of a spinal cord patient’s level of injury using the over flow principle and neuro plasticity. 
   
Name of Workshop The body-swing connection
Presenter Name Tanya Kearney
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD POINTS
Workshop Summary for Website Golf has been a popular sport for many decades.  Over the past 30 years it has expanded into an extremely scientific and competitive industry.  Many young men & women are now considering this as a career of their choice.
The mistake most make, is to assume that golfers tend to be injury free due to the nature of the sport; as there is no contact. 
However, the joints and muscles are exposed to massive forces as the body needs to extend through dynamic motions, while remaining in a static position.
The workshop is set to expand our professional’s understanding of the golf swing, get a clearer view on the nature of the swing and the body’s connection to it. 
We will look at some basic swing faults which may occur, possible reasons for it, basic screening tips, identifying limitations in mobile or stable joints and look at some functional correctional drills. 
And finally – get you hooked on golf and make you excited to become a part of the vast and growing opportunities within the field.
Hope to see you there!