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State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Venue Address
Venue Room
VIC
Melbourne
Thursday
2018-01-18
03 pm - 06 pm
Annecto
81 Cowper Street, Footscray
Training Room
VIC
Geelong
Friday
2018-01-19
01 pm - 04 pm
Scope Barwon Office
2-10 Balcombe Road, Newtown
Training Room
VIC
Ballarat
Saturday
2018-01-20
09 am - 12 pm
Scope Highlands Office
21 Main Road, Bakery Hill
Training Room
TAS
Hobart
Monday
2018-02-05
02 pm - 05 pm
Community Rehabilitation Unit (CRU)
Repatriation Centre
90 Davey Street, Hobart
Crew Meeting Room
TAS
Launceston
Wednesday
2018-02-07
03 pm - 06 pm
Northern Integrated Care Centre (NICS)
41 Frankland Street, Launceston
Community Room 1
QLD
Brisbane
Thursday
2018-02-15
03 pm - 06 pm
Spinal Life Australia
109 Logan Road, Woolloongabba
Training Room
QLD
Gold Coast
Thursday
2018-02-22
03 pm - 06 pm
Montrose Therapy and Respite Services
1 Byth Street, Arundel
Training Room
NSW
Sydney
Friday
2018-03-02
01 pm - 04 pm
Northcott Head Office
1 Fennell Street, North Parramatta
Jacaranda Room
QLD
Toowoomba
Friday
2018-03-09
01 pm - 04 pm
Toowoomba Hospital Campus
Pechey Street, Toowoomba
Cossart House
Ground Floor Meeting Room
WA
Perth
Monday
2018-03-19
03 pm - 06 pm
Ability Centre
106 Bradford Street, Coolbinia
Conference Room
WA
Albany
Friday
2018-03-23
01 pm - 04 pm
Community Living Association
36 Cockburn Road, Albany
Training Room
WA
Perth
Saturday
2018-03-24
09 am - 12 pm
Rocky Bay Head Office
60 McCabe Street, Mosman Park
Training Room
WA
Geraldton
Monday
2018-03-26
03 pm - 06 pm
RSL Care
Beachlands Village Community Centre
134 Gregory Street, Geraldton
Community Centre
QLD
Brisbane
Thursday
2018-05-03
03 pm - 06 pm
Spinal Life Australia
109 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba
Training Room
VIC
Mildura
Monday
2018-05-21
03 pm - 06 pm
Annecto
161 – 163 Langtree Avenue, Mildura
Training Room
VIC
Bendigo
Wednesday
2018-05-23
03 pm - 06 pm
Scope Loddon Mallee Regional Office
31-45 Bennett Street, Bendigo
Training Room
VIC
Melbourne
Friday
2018-05-25
02 pm - 05 pm
Annecto
215-217 Sydney Road, Coburg
Training Room
VIC
Melbourne
Saturday
2018-06-23
09 am - 12 pm
Scope Aust Ltd
Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Training Room
QLD
Brisbane
Thursday
2018-09-13
03 pm - 06 pm
Spinal Life Australia
109 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba
Training Room

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]

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.

Click here to open a map showing the dates and locations of Workshops held across Australia since 30 October 2017.

State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Number of Participants
ACT
Canberra
Friday
2017-12-01
17
NSW
Coffs Harbour
Saturday
2017-12-09
NSW
Wagga Wagga
Monday
2017-11-27
13
NSW
Wollongong
Monday
2017-12-04
13
QLD
Noosa
Monday
2017-10-30
16

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