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NSW - Beyond Beighton's - Friday 28 June 2019

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Member $195.00
Non-Member: $225.00

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The APMA and Evolution Pilates and Activate Physio. Exercise Rehab is privileged to welcome Researchers Professor Leslie Nicholson and Dr Cliffton Chan, for a lecture and workshop exploring connective tissue hypermobility syndromes.

How do we approach exercise programming for clients with hypermobility syndromes? This workshop will cover how to recognise and understand the effects of systemic joint hypermobility and asymptomatic generalised joint hypermobility, how to assess joint range of movement objectively, and some practical modifications for specific exercises.


Dr Leslie Nicholson is an associate professor of functional musculoskeletal anatomy and clinically oriented exercise in the Faculty of Medicine & Health, The University of Sydney. She is a physiotherapist who part-owns two practices in Sydney’s north-west and an honorary physio/researcher with the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her research is focussed on joint hypermobility disorders across the lifespan firstly in those with connective tissue diseases and secondly in performing artists/athletes affected by joint hypermobility. Leslie has supervised a number of PhD and Masters students in this area and is on the physiotherapy working party of the Ehlers-Danlos International Consortium to develop and promote the use of common data elements for assessment and outcome measurement. She has presented hypermobility workshops in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Dr Chan is a senior lecturer of functional musculoskeletal anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine & Health, The University of Sydney. He is a co-leader of the Hypermobility and Performance Laboratory, Bosch Institute. He also continues to consult as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Potts Point Physio, Sydney. His research area is focused on early detection and management of performance-related musculoskeletal disorders as well as performance enhancement of performing artists, especially musicians and dancers. In addition to his special interest in performing artists health, Dr Chan's expertise is in designing population-specific rehabilitation programs and clinical assessment tools. A major branch of his current work is in developing clinically applicable tools to measure and classify generalised joint hypermobility and associated connective tissue disorders

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Venue: Evolution Pilates and Activate Physio. Exercise Rehab, Suite 3, 63 Johnston Street, Annandale  NSW 2038


Provider: APMA

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