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!

Workshop Bookings are now open. Click here for a step by step guide on booking your workshop

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 Biokinetics – A Funders’ Experience
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 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 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!

 

Name of Workshop Adolescent Scoliosis 
Presenter Name Miss Gillian James 
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Adolescent Scoliosis:  Why is this not being properly identified, researched and managed?  A Practical Workshop on the elements surrounding this often neglected condition, including the following …

• Types of Scoliosis and related Postural Deformities.
• Screening and Monitoring Methods.
• Common Signs and Symptoms – What should we be picking up?
• Roles of various Therapies, Treatment Modalities.
• Discussion on Spinal Biomechanics – Muscles, Planes of Motion, Body Axis and Centre of Gravity.
• Discussion on how Growth Spurts, Gender, Pelvis Shape and Position will influence the condition and Treatment Approach.
• Discussion – Exercises pros and cons (Isometric, Isotonic, etc.).
• How can we as Therapists provide better Case Management?
• How can we create awareness and earlier detection?

 

Name of Workshop Rich bio, Poor bio: Getting your money to do the exercise
Presenter Name Daniel Donnelly
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Meet Deon and Michael. Two biokineticists, each operate a successful practice and each equally competent at their jobs. After ten years, Deon is wealthy and financially free, while Michael is debt-ridden and struggling to make it by. Why is this so?  Rich Bio, Poor Bio explores money management within the context of being a biokineticist. You will learn crucial decision-making skills regarding your money within your practice and in your personal lives. We further explore money making as it relates to us as millennials, and why advice our parents got wont necessarily work for us.  

Key topics covered in the course

1.) Finance for non-financial professionals
2.) Tackling the tax man
3.) Making money when you’re selling time
4.) Money for Millenials  
5.) Assets that are actually liabilities

   
Name of Workshop Chronic pain management: The role of the Biokineticist in the interdisciplanary team
Presenter Name Riana Van Wyk
Length of Workshop 3 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website The Biokineticist uses exercise as treatment modality to assist our patients in achieving
good quality of life. Historically, we focus on the patient in a holistic manner and not just on
the physical symptoms. The most recent pain neuroscience literature postulates that chronic
pain should be treated in a biopsycosocial manner in an interdisciplinary team. The best
research currently points to non-pharmacological treatment for effective chronic pain
management of which exercise is the most important. As this falls in our scope of practice,
we should step up to the challenge to help relieve the chronic pain epidemic that is
currently the biggest healthcare concern worldwide. This 3 hour workshop will help the
Biokineticist understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain as well as contributing
factors and the multidimensional nature of pain. This will enable the Biokineticist to treat
mechanism specific in order to empower the chronic pain patient to manage their own pain
and achieve optimum function. We will discuss in detail the best approach to exercise in the
chronic pain patient as well as the tools we have at our disposal.
   
Name of Workshop FMT Performance – taping movement, not muscle
Presenter Name Deidre Ras
Length of Workshop 2 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website Kinesiology Taping Basics
Introduction to Fascial Movement Taping concepts
Four pillars of FMT Performance Kinetic chain approach Priming the nervous system Pain
gate stimulation
Exoskeleton effect (snap back properties of elastic tape)
Fascial Chain Anatomy & Function Performance back chain Performance front chain
Performance lateral chain Performance functional chain Performance extremity chains
Practical will include movement assessment & Tape application for each pattern
1) Breathing pattern
Systematic assessment of breathing patterns Common movement dysfunctions of breathing
patterns
2) Double Leg Stance/Squat pattern
Systematic assessment of the squat pattern Common movement dysfunctions of the squat
pattern
3) Staggered Leg Stance
Systematic assessment of the staggered leg stance pattern Common movement
dysfunctions of the staggered leg stance pattern
4) Single leg stance
Systematic assessment of the single leg stance pattern
Common movement dysfunctions of the single leg stance pattern
5) Push-up pattern
Systematic assessment of the push-up pattern
Common movement dysfunctions of the push-up pattern
6) Scapular Screen

 

 

Name of Workshop Quality of life and return to work in chronic disease patients
Presenter Name Ms Lynn Smith and Prof Yoga Coopoo
Length of Workshop 3 Hours
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 3 CPD Points
Workshop Summary for Website The importance of quality of life in chronic disease rehabilitation and risk factor reduction.

Return to work guidelines for patients with chronic disease

   

 

Name of Workshop Understanding the Standard of Care for Managing Sport-Related Concussions – Including the Updates from the Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement”
Presenter Name  Thomas W. Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM, RFSA
Length of Workshop 2 hours (1 hour lecture + 1 hour lab)
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 2 CPD Points
Workshop Summary:  Sport-related concussion management has evolved extensively since 1976 resulting in fewer deaths and a reduction in morbidity.  During this time span, the International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport has been held five times (every 4 years) making recommendations for clinicians practicing world-wide.  As a result of the ever-changing evidence available, athletic trainers/physiotherapists, who treat on average seven concussion per year, serve as “front-line” sports health care professionals and must remain current with regard to the appropriate Standard of Care when managing this injury.  While it is important for practicing athletic trainers/physiotherapists to gain a thorough understanding of the recommendations put forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in their 2014 sport-related concussion position statement; the document is a bit dated.  New practice guidelines and recommendations have been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and serve as the current Standard of Care for sports health clinicians worldwide.  The objectives of this workshop are:

Participants will gain an understanding of the most contemporary sport-related concussion sideline assessment tool, including the SCAT5 document.

Participants will gain insight into the most effective return-to-play protocols, including graduated steps for the most effective management of sport-related concussions.

Participants will be provided with contemporary evidence examining the technologies available that aid in our understanding of both the short and long-term effects of sport-related concussions on brain physiology.

Laboratory participants will be provided instruction and “hands-on” opportunities to practice contemporary sport-related concussion assessments including the King-Devick test, VOMS, clinical reaction time testing, Tandem Gait Test, grooved-pegboard test, BESS testing, and others.  

 

Name of Workshop Decoding ICD-10 codes
Presenter Name  Natasha Murison
Length of Workshop 1.5 hrs
CPD Accreditation for Workshop 1 CPD Point
Workshop Summary for Website Understanding ICD-10 coding and how to use it correctly and ethically when billing patients