Manual therapists regularly consult with clients in relation to musculoskeletal complaints, however it is relevant to consider how these skills may be expanded and explored to support the health and function for a wider variety of complaints and conditions that people may present with in practice.
Practitioners and clients alike may cancel appointments due to client illness, or be under the impression that treatment may lead to a spread of infection. A review of the research does not support this commonly held opinion and in fact, may be beneficial to enhance immune function.
Chronic disease is on the rise in the Australian population, is there a role for body workers to enhance the health and wellbeing of this clientele?
In conjunction with the rise of chronic illness, there is an ever increasing number of surgical procedures being performed, which may result in post-surgical swelling, the role of manual therapists in these clinical presentations will be discussed.
What we will cover
• Review development of the lymphatic system – how it forms is how it functions
• Review relevant adult anatomy
• Function of the lymphatic system in relation to immune function, neuro-hormonal, cardiovascular, connective tissue and digestion
• Review some relevant research
• Clinical case examples
This webinar is worth 1.5 CPE points.
Dr Prue Eddie enjoys dividing her time between working in private practice, ongoing education and teaching. She has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics and her busy private practice reflects this.
Prue completed her undergraduate training and Masters project at RMIT University in 2007. Prue is committed to further osteopathic education, completing a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Paediatric Manual Therapy at Victoria University in 2012. Prue mentors osteopathic students to prepare for clinical practice and currently provides clinical supervision.
Since 2012, Prue has been the Australian Course Co-ordinator for the Australian Research College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), who runs training for registered Osteopaths. Additionally she is a faculty and board member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand. She is a professional member of Osteopathy Australia and the Australian Breastfeeding Association and maintains national registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
She has worked in a number of clinics in eastern Melbourne since returning from working in Auckland, New Zealand and now feels at home living in the Yarra Valley and is the director and principle Osteopath at Koru Natural Therapies, in Chirnside Park Victoria.
Prue enjoys spending time with her family including her 2 dogs Falko and Saffy, hiking, scuba diving, travelling and practising her German language skills.
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