As at 18 August 2018, there have been 36 Workshops held across Australia, providing training to 449 Health Professionals.
There are 7 Workshops upcoming - secure your place by registering below. More locations and dates announced soon.


Upcoming Workshops Deferred Workshops Internal Workshops Completed Workshops

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State or Territory
Region
Availability of Places
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Venue Address
TAS
Launceston
Available
Monday
2018-08-20
02 pm - 05 pm
St Giles
65 Amy Road, Newstead
TAS
Hobart
Available
Thursday
2018-08-23
02 pm - 05 pm
St Giles
11A Gant Street, Lenah Valley
QLD
Brisbane
Available
Thursday
2018-09-13
03 pm - 06 pm
Spinal Life Australia
109 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba
QLD
Bundaberg
Available
Saturday
2018-09-15
09 am - 12 pm
Spinal Life Australia
2/290 Bourbong St, Bundaberg West
NSW
Lithgow
Available
Monday
2018-09-24
04 pm - 07 pm
University of Notre Dame- Rural Clinical School (Medicine),
2B Col Drewe Dr, Lithgow
NSW
Orange
Available
Tuesday
2018-09-25
11.30 am - 02 pm
Orange Hospital
1530 Forest Rd, Orange
NSW
Broken Hill
Available
Friday
2018-09-28
01 pm - 04 pm
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH)
259 Morgan St, Broken Hill

More locations and dates to be announced soon

If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting a future workshop, please email us at [email protected]

Due to circumstances beyond our control, these workshops have had to be rescheduled to a later date. Once the new dates are confirmed, full details of the workshops will appear under "Upcoming Workshops". We apologise for any inconvenience.

State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Venue Address
VIC
Melbourne
Thursday
2018-01-18
Annecto
81 Cowper Street, Footscray
VIC
Mildura
Monday
2018-05-21
Annecto
161 – 163 Langtree Avenue, Mildura

The host venues for these workshops anticipate that all places will be filled internally, therefore they are not open for general registration. At a later date, further workshops in this region may be arranged with open registration.

State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Venue Address

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State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Number of Participants
QLD
Noosa
Monday
2017-10-30
03 pm - 06 pm
16
NSW
Wagga Wagga
Monday
2017-11-27
01 pm - 04 pm
13
ACT
Canberra
Friday
2017-12-01
01 pm - 04 pm
17
NSW
Wollongong
Monday
2017-12-04
03 pm - 06 pm
13
NSW
Coffs Harbour
Saturday
2017-12-09
09 am - 12 pm
15
TAS
Hobart
Monday
2018-02-05
02 pm - 05 pm
26
TAS
Launceston
Wednesday
2018-02-07
03 pm - 06 pm
17
QLD
Brisbane
Thursday
2018-02-15
03 pm - 06 pm
14
NSW
Newcastle
Monday
2018-02-19
01 pm - 04 pm
16
QLD
Gold Coast
Thursday
2018-02-22
03 pm - 06 pm
9
NSW
Sydney
Friday
2018-03-02
01 pm - 04 pm
6
NSW
Gosford
Wednesday
2018-03-07
01 pm - 04 pm
12
NSW
Wyong
Thursday
2018-03-08
09 am - 12 pm
13
QLD
Toowoomba
Friday
2018-03-09
01 pm - 04 pm
13
WA
Perth
Monday
2018-03-19
03 pm - 06 pm
18
WA
Bunbury
Wednesday
2018-03-21
12.30 pm - 02.30 pm
12
WA
Albany
Friday
2018-03-23
01 pm - 04 pm
8
WA
Perth
Saturday
2018-03-24
09 am - 12 pm
19
WA
Geraldton
Monday
2018-03-26
03 pm - 06 pm
7
WA
Perth
Thursday
2018-03-29
18
NT
Darwin
Wednesday
2018-04-11
01 pm - 04 pm
4
QLD
Brisbane
Thursday
2018-05-03
03 pm - 06 pm
10
SA
Adelaide
Monday
2018-05-07
02 pm - 05 pm
23
SA
Adelaide
Friday
2018-05-11
01 pm - 04 pm
17
SA
Port Pirie
Tuesday
2018-05-15
01 pm - 03 pm
11
VIC
Bendigo
Wednesday
2018-05-23
03 pm - 06 pm
15
VIC
Melbourne
Friday
2018-05-25
02 pm - 05 pm
17
NSW
Sydney
Monday
2018-05-28
01 pm - 04 pm
4
NSW
Sydney
Tuesday
2018-05-29
01 pm - 04 pm
1
NSW
Port Macquarie
Monday
2018-06-04
01 pm - 04 pm
21
VIC
Geelong
Thursday
2018-06-21
03 pm - 06 pm
4
VIC
Ballarat
Friday
2018-06-22
02.30 pm - 05.30 pm
2
VIC
Melbourne
Saturday
2018-06-23
09 am - 12 pm
9
QLD
Rockhampton
Monday
2018-08-06
03 pm - 06 pm
10
QLD
Townsville
Thursday
2018-08-09
03 pm - 06 pm
7
VIC
Greater Dandenong
Wednesday
2018-08-15
03 pm - 06 pm
12

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Decades after the poliomyelitis epidemics in Australia, the aftermath of the disease is now becoming evident in our ageing ‘polio population’. An estimated 400,000 people may be experiencing the Late Effects of Polio (LEoP) or Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). In addition, there is a younger population who have migrated to Australia who require management and support. There are many cross-overs in the treatment and management of other chronic diseases and LEoP/PPS, and there are also some very significant differences. If LEoP is not identified, the client can experience rapidly worsening symptoms due to inadvertently incorrect care.

Do you know how to recognise LEoP/PPS in your practice?

 

Free professional development workshop

Earn 3 CPD hours

Receive a Certificate of Attendance

Free clinical practice resources

Register as a LEoP practitioner

Refreshments provided

For many LEoP/PPS clients, biomedical and pharmaceutical treatments have limited efficacy. Polio survivors are turning their attention and hopes to allied health practitioners to help them improve their quality of life, and prolong their daily functional ability as they age. With a holistic approach to care and increased awareness within the greater health sector, LEoP/PPS clients can manage their symptoms, live better, and age well.

Who should attend?

Allied and other health practitioners such as: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, exercise physiologists, nurses, podiatrists, speech pathologists, dietitians, social workers, case managers, and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about the post-polio body. See more about the post-polio interdisciplinary care team here.

Quality Education

Workshops offered by Polio Australia are developed and driven by best-practice research emerging from Europe and the USA. Paul Cavendish, Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a neurological background, delivers the workshop with vital contributions from ‘lived experience expert’ polio survivors.

Polio Australia wishes to build a complement of skilled and knowledgeable ‘polio’ practitioners across many different modalities around Australia to further increase awareness and standardise care provision for polio survivors.

As such, attendees complete a short assessment at the conclusion of the event, receive a certificate of attendance, and earn 3 CPD hours. After completing this training they can nominate as a preferred ‘LEoP Practitioner’ on the Polio Australia Interdisciplinary Post-Polio Health Professionals Register.


Clinical Practice Resources

As a thank you for attending, and to further your education, participants receive a complementary copy of Polio Australia’s “The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility” (PDF, 100 pages).

These manuals are fantastic ‘go to’ resources for any health professionals who are already working with LEoP clients, and for those who wish to enhance their expertise in chronic disease management.