Symposium2021 – September 25th 2021

Symposium Program

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Speaker Presenters Topics and Bios

 SpeakerTopic Bio           
Dr Enda King (@endaking) The Role of 3D biomechanics in rehabilitation and RTP decision making after ACLREnda King PhD MSc combines his roles as a sports physiotherapist, strength andconditioning coach, researcher, and educator through his work with individual athletesand elite teams across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head ofPerformance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and travelinginternationally to work with athletes and professional clubs. He currently lives in Irelandwith his wife Michelle and their 3 children Eleanor, Ethan and Larlaith.
Professor Chad Cook (@chadcookpt) Can experienced physiotherapists identify which patients are likely to succeed with physical therapy treatment?Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, is a professor at Duke University and theprogram director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with a Category Aappointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physicaltherapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellenceand service and 19 years of academic experience. His passions include refining andimproving the patient examination process and validating tools used in day-to-dayphysical therapist practice. He received his BS in physical therapy from MaryvilleUniversity (St. Louis) in 1990 and his PhD from Texas Tech University in 2003
Dr Melanie Hayman (@mel_hayman) Evidence-Based Physical Activity Guidelines for Pregnant Women Dr Hayman’s research has made Dr Hayman’s research involves the co-authorship of the 2020 Australian Exercise duringPregnancy Guidelines and the 2021 Australian Physical Activity Screening Tool forpregnant women. Dr Hayman collaborates with leading researchers and industryleaders (including exercise and health professionals) both nationally and internationally,in closing the gap between research and practice towards improving health outcomesfor pregnant women.Her current research projects include: longitudinal and observational research of HIITand resistance training during pregnancy, establishing frameworks to support eliteathletes in their return to competitive sports, exercise during pregnancy apps, socialmedia and the association between influencers and exercise behaviours amongpregnant women.
Dr Marion Kennedy (@MarionS_Kennedy) Clinical anatomy of the shoulder bursae and factors that influence the subacromial and subcoracoid spacesMarion Kennedy, PT, PhD is a physiotherapist with an interest in clinical anatomy,musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and ultrasound imaging. Having originally trained andworked as a Physiotherapist in Germany, Marion came to New Zealand to complete aPostgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in2008 and a Masters (MPhil) at Auckland University of Technology in 2011. Her PhD inClinical Anatomy, which she completed in 2021, investigated the shoulder bursae andthe related anatomical spaces. She lives in Dunedin with her husband Ewan and theirtwo children Mia and Matteo and is currently a Professional Practice Fellow at theSchool of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago.
Peter Gallagher (@PeteGallagher15) Return to play decision makingPete is a Sports Physiotherapist Pete is a Sports Physiotherapist who has a wealth of experience working withprofessional rugby players preparing to play at the highest level of the “game”Pete began as the All Blacks physiotherapist in 2005 - this year finds him entering his16th straight year in this role. His tenure includes 4 World Cups.In recent years he has shared his experience with international sporting organisationsas a Sports Medicine and Performance Team “Consultant”.Pete also has a great passion for the community sport and education which sees himsupporting local schools, sports teams and wellness projects.
Dr Chris Hanna (@AxisSportsMed)Hip and groin pain in young athletesChris MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP is a Sport and Exercise Physician and partner at AxisSports Medicine. He has been involved with a number of elite sporting teams across avariety of codes. Previously, he has looked after the New Zealand Women’s Footballteam, the Football Ferns, on their road to Rio Olympics, 2016. Chris has attended bothOlympic and Commonwealth Games, and been the medical director for NZ Shooting,NZ Bowls, and NZ Bike (now Cycling NZ). He has also looked after the Marist Brothers,Auckland Development and Auckland NPC rugby teams, Warriors Development andWarriors NRL, and the Kiwi Rugby League teams.Chris began studying sports medicine in 1993, joined the UniSports team in 1997, andhas been a partner of Axis Sports Medicine Specialists since 2001. He has completed apost-graduate certificate in sports medicine, two diplomas in sports medicine, a Mastersin Medical Science focusing on groin pain, and the Specialist training programme forthe Australasian College of Sports Physicians. Chris' clinical interests are rupture of thepectoralis major, hip and groin pain, and knee injuries.
Steve August Musculoskeletal Chest Pain: A simple problem commonly misunderstoodSteve August, BA, Dip.Physio qualified as a physiotherapist from Otago in 1980 afteran interesting earlier life involving a B.A. in Geography, alpine guiding, buildingtelevision transmitter towers, Antarctica, the Australian mining towns, and the RoyalAstronomical Society in London.Working for Ian Searle in Whakatane early on in his career he reports “opened hiseyes” to the efficacy of manual physiotherapy. Over the following thirty years he setup and ran two physiotherapy practices in Dunedin, with occasional teaching at theOtago Medical School, and building a bach in Central Otago on the side. The bachgave rise to my invention of the Kiwitub clean water hot tub, and this in turn hasprovided the experience to launch the Backpod, a device and programme for hometreatment of the most common upper spinal problem: a hunched thoracic spinedriving neck pain and headache.This has led him down the path towards thetreatment of MSK non-cardiac chest pain, usually called costochondritis, and the supporting research for this.
Angus Ross (@angusrossnz)Enhancing the spinal engine through exercise: latest updatesAngus is a strength and conditioning trainer with a PhD in Exercise Physiology and NZWinter Olympian Bobsleigh. Working in Elite Sport in both NZ (HPSNZ) and Australia(AIS & QAS) since 1998. Roles at Olympic Level have included Sport Science Support,Coach, Strength & Conditioner, & Athlete. Until 2018 had direct coaching orS & C role with athletes in every Olympics (Winter and Summer) since 1998. Currentlyworking with Athletics NZ in Power Physiology and S & C role.

Workshop Presenters Topics and Bios

 SpeakerTopic Bio           
Jacinta Horan (@jacintahoran1)Foot and ankle rehab workshop - Tips, tricks and things not to
miss in foot and ankle rehab
Jacinta has spent 20 years as a sports physiotherapist working across a wide variety of
sports including HPSNZ Olympic and youth campaigns as well as 9 years with NZ Women’s
rugby (Blackferns and Blackferns sevens). In 2019 she became New Zealand’s first and
currently only Sports Physiotherapy Specialist. She has a keen interest in female athlete
injuries, the athletic hip and groin, the sports ankle and foot, and tendon injuries. Jacinta is
passionate about learning and being able to share knowledge gleaned from working with
international level athletes, with the wider physiotherapy profession and the general
Jacinta’s time is split between working as a Consultant Sports Physiotherapy Specialist (in
NZ and overseas), sports physiotherapist in private practice (Bureta Physiotherapy in
Tauranga) and working as a sports physiotherapist at pinnacle events for NZ teams.
Being part of the nationwide WHISPA working group allows Jacinta to combine her
passion for female sporting performance and leading edge research.
Hannah OrrMind the gap: Exercise and the pelvic floorHannah is a physiotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working in both New Zealand and the UK. On returning to New Zealand in 2009 Hannah completed a Postgraduate Certificate in pelvic floor physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and more recently completed a professional certificate in pelvic organ prolapse management at the University of South Australia.
She has a keen interest in research and is a member of the pelvic floor research group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute through whom she has been undertaking her Masters Research thesis which she has submitted in March this year. Hannah works with the NZ Continence Society presenting workshops on pelvic floor safe exercising. She practices pelvic health at Middlemore hospital, Ascot Womens clinic and the Auckland Colorectal Centre. Hannah treats all symptoms related to the pelvic floor including bladder, bowel, prolapse and pain issues.
Dr Mark Laslett (@marklaslett_nz)The young athletic back pain patientDr Mark Laslett, PhD, NZRPS, Dip.MT, Dip.MDT is a New Zealand Board Registered
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialist (NZRPS). He has been in continuous
musculoskeletal clinical practice since 1971. He completed doctoral studies at Linköping
University, Sweden (2005), based on diagnostic accuracy research with chronic low back
patients undergoing interventional spinal diagnostic procedures. He has over 40 scientific
publications, many of which relate to the diagnosis and management of low back pain. His
book “Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy: The Upper Limb” was published in 1996. Mark has
taught short courses internationally since 1985 and remains in part-time specialist
musculoskeletal practice in Christchurch.
Mark is a former president and instructor for the New Zealand Manipulative
Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA), tutor for Auckland University of Technology (AUT),
and former international instructor for the McKenzie Institute International.
Mark is an honorary life member of the NZMPA, Physiotherapy New Zealand, and the
Swedish branch of the McKenzie Institute and past president of the NZMPA. In 2015 he cofounded “Southern Musculoskeletal Seminars” with Dr Angela Cadogan, and remains an
active content provider. Mark was also the first “Physiotherapy Specialist” in New Zealand
to be registered, paving the way for the rest of us
Angus Ross (@angusrossnz)Enhancing the spinal engine through exerciseA workshop following on from the live presentation. How training the trunk in lateral
flexion and rotation may have unexpected performance outcomes in gait. A look at the
potential mechanisms in-play and some options for training across the force/velocity
spectrum in these planes of movement.