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3 Easy Steps to joining us at the 13th Annual STT Conference

  • STEP ONE:
    Take a look at the STT Conference program and decide whether there's opportunities for you to learn new information and learn new practical techniques.
  • STEP TWO:
    Click on the Register Now link below.
  • STEP THREE:
    Arrive at 11.30pm on Friday the 11th October and engage, challenge, and immerse yourself in a melting pot of information and education with other 
    like-minded practitioners.
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This Year's Speakers & Presenters

Day 1, Fri 11th Oct, 2019
11.30 - 12.10pm Registration
12.10 - 12.15pm Welcome to Country
12.15 - 4.15pm Josephine Key Optimising LumboPelvic Function
4.15 - 5.15pm Shigeki Yokoyama RealLine Core
5.15 - 5.30pm Break
5.30 - 6.30pm Sara Carmona Compliance, Training Packages, Follow-On Effects to Industry
Day 2, Sat 12th Oct, 2019
9.00 - 10.00am Professor Kieran Fallon Research: Validating Your Treatment Approach
10.00 - 10.30am Break
10.30 - 12.00pm Steve Reynolds Movement Science: Integrating Strength With Manual Therapy
12.00 - 1.00pm Lunch RealLine Core
1.00 - 3.30pm Phil Patton Case Studies: Visceral Manipulation and Specific Pathologies
3.30 - 4.00pm Break
4.00 - 5.00pm Andrew Topp Medications, Modes of Action, and Precautions
Day 3, Sun 13th Oct, 2019
9.00-10.30am Professor Ian Harris Perception Versus Reality In The Effectiveness of Healthcare
10.30-10.45am Break
10.45-12.15pm Luke Khoury Neurology: What We Do With Our Hands & Active Patient Care
12.15-1.00pm Lunch
1.00-2.30pm Tim Brandson Performance Enhancing Feet
2.30pm Conference End
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“Whether you’re running a very busy, multi-disciplinary clinic or you’re making a massive difference in people’s lives in your very own solo practice, you need to meet your needs and expectations as a practitioner. The fun doesn’t stop there though – we need to meet and exceed the varied needs and expectations or our clients and patients.”

“At each annual STT Conference, we seek to bring you dynamic, relevant, and inspirational presenters that are able to provide valuable information which will enhance you (and your team), as practitioners, and give you the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to get great results for your clients, time after time.”

13th Annual

Soft Tissue Therapy Conference

Rates Booking Schedule

Regular Rate

(after 11/09/19)

$595

early bird

Early Bird

(before 11/09/19)

$495

New Zealand Residents

(Must reside in NZ)

$395

Full-time Students Rate

(Must be Full-time Student)

$295

Interstate Residents Rate

(Residents VIC, WA, SA, TAS, QLD, NT )

$475

Multi-Clinic Rate

(At least 3 registrations; min $1275) 

$450

Where's this year's STT Conference taking place?

Tradies

57 Manchester Road Nth
(cnr Kingsway), Gymea, NSW 2227 Australia

The Countdown is On !

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Professor Kieran Fallon

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Kieran is currently Professor of Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the Australian National University. His primary medical degree is from the University of Sydney and he holds Masters degrees in Higher Education and Sport and Exercise Science and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP). He holds a higher doctorate from the ANU on the topic of the Haematology and Biochemistry of the Elite Athlete.

Kieran is a VMO in the Department of Rheumatology at The Canberra Hospital and was for 19 years at the Australian Institute of Sport, for 11 years as Head of the Department of Sports Medicine. Previous positions include private sports medicine practice and CMO in Charge of Casualty, First Field Hospital, Australian Army. He has held academic positions at the University of Western Sydney, Edith Cowan University and in addition to his ANU appointment he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra.

He has just completed a six year term as Chair of the Research Committee of the ACSEP and is a member of Medical Advisory Panel of St John Ambulance Australia and a Board member of the Medical Advances Without Animals Trust. He has 52 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored 15 book chapters. 

He maintains an interest in the limits of human performance and the role of exercise in the management and prevention of disease. His primary teaching focus involves all aspects of medicine as they relate to the musculoskeletal system, from first aiders to consultant level.  Personal interests include medical mythbusting, teaching, playing guitar (badly), surfing, running, ballroom and latin dancing (reasonably), animal welfare and personal education in the areas of philosophy, economics, politics, science and Australian history. 

Perception versus Reality in the Effectiveness of Healthcare

Ian Harris is a clinician and researcher based in Sydney. His is an orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical interest in trauma care where his practice is based at Liverpool Hospital, a trauma centre in southwest Sydney.

He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the South Western Sydney Clinical School of UNSW Sydney, where his research is based in the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research in Liverpool. He is also Honorary Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney where his research is based at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in Camperdown.

His research interests are in surgical outcomes and the appropriateness of medical care. He conducts randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies and methods studies and has over 200 publications and has received over $22 million in grant funding since 2012. He is a critic of many aspects of modern medical practice and is a campaigner for more science in medicine and in society.

He published the book Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo in 2016 and received a Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency in 2018 to complete another book focusing on the negative aspects of our reliance on medicine in society.

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Josephine Key

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Optimising LumboPelvic Function; Integrating Manual Therapy and Movement

Josephine is a neuro-musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, educator and author. Her major interest has been in developing an improved understanding and more effective rehabilitation of spinal pain.

She has distilled the relevant research and examined and road tested numerous manual therapy and movement therapy/exercise systems, gradually evolving a clinical model of axial musculoskeletal movement function/dysfunction. This offers a different paradigm around functional movement of the spine – and how its changed control is directly related to most spinal pain. Her treatment approach aims to restore spinal function by adopting a tailored, clinically reasoned, complimentary manual and movement therapy programme. The model also provides an exercise ‘blue print’ for more effectively tailoring rehabilitation of spino-pelvic pain disorders.

She established the “Key Moves®” Programme of Therapeutic Exercise and Movement Classes in 2001. Presently, nearly 40 classes a week are conducted within her practice.

This programme rests upon the tenets of the “Key Approach” and is constantly evolving as new clinical and research evidence comes to light. She conducts workshops nationally and internationally for physiotherapists and multidisciplinary manual and movement therapists

Josephine has had a number of papers published in the international peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. The most recent: “The Core: Understanding it and retraining its dysfunction” was one of the five most downloaded papers from that journal in 2014, See: http://keyapproach.com.au/publications/

She is the author of the text book “Back Pain: A movement problem. A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice” published by Elsevier, Edinburgh, in 2010. Her latest book “Freedom to move: Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries” was published by Handspring, Edinburgh in September 2018

The Science of Movement, Integrating Strength with Manual Therapy

Stephen is a Soft Tissue Therapist (STT) and Exercise Physiologist. He has worked with many sporting teams over the years as a STT and as a head of medical services.

With more than 13yrs of clinical experience Steve is currently  nearing completion of his Masters in Exercise Science.  The primary research focus of his work is examining chronic lower back pain and the stability of the foot.

As a lover of biomechanics and efficient movement strategies, Steve is presenting on the concepts of exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning relating specifically to providing the best home-based care for your patients/clients.

Steve Reynolds

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Andrew Topp

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Medications, Modes of Action, and What To Look Our For

Andrew Topp has been a pharmacist for 30 years. He joined the Capital Chemist Group in 2001 in Batemans Bay (NSW), taking ownership in 7 pharmacies in 3 states. Andrew and family moved to Canberra in 2015 whereupon he moved into the role of Group Business Manager for Capital Chemist (a group of 50 service oriented pharmacies in the eastern states).

 Andrew’s professional interests lie in sleep apnoea and wound management, and implementation of remunerated cognitive services in pharmacies.

He also believes in demonstrating outcomes with evidence and is not a huge fan of guesswork or “I reckon”.

At home Andrew is the resident chef, married to Donna with three teenage children – Olivia, Bella and Alexander. 

Compliance, Training Packages, & the Effect on Industry

Sara Carmona is an Education Advisor at the Canberra Institute of Technology, with a 13 year teaching career in massage therapy and health sciences. Sara has completed a B. Public Health, an Advanced Diploma in Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy), and an Advanced Diploma in Vocational Education and Training. She is currently the public RTO representative on the Complementary Therapies Industry Reference Committee, which is responsible for informing and developing nationally recognised training packages for massage therapy and other complementary therapies.

Sara is passionate about taking action to improve the quality of education in massage therapy acrossAustralia, and is an expert in navigating the complex world of vocational education and training as itapplies to the massage industry.

Sara’s presentation will be focussed on ‘de-mystifying’ the training package development process,and gaining input from the audience about where they think improvements need to be made. She will present information about the recently proposed nationally recognised Advanced Diploma level qualification with the view to seeking input from the audience on this topic. She will also summarise the need for revisions to be made to the current training packages, based on recent research which has exposed existing skills gaps for both new graduates and existing practitioners.

This will be an open-discussion style presentation where audience members will be able to ask questions and will be encouraged to actively contribute their opinions and feedback, which will then be passed on to the IRC. This will be a great opportunity for audience members to influence the direction of training for massage therapists on a national scale to make sure it meets the industry’s needs in the future.

Sara Carmona

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Luke Khoury

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Theory of Neurology – What We Do with Our Hands & Active Patient Care

Luke Khoury is a practicing Australian based Chiropractor and the Director of KC The Sports Chiropractor. Luke holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Chiropractic and Exercise Science, respectively and has completed his ICCSP gaining recognition internationally as a Sports Chiropractor.

From 2010 to 2016 Luke has been involved in the education of Chiropractic Master’s students in Orthopedic and Neurological assessment, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Macquarie University (Sydney) &  also a lead instructor in Australia for Active Release Techniques (A.R.T) up until 2018.

Luke has presented lectures and workshops nationally & Internationally and continues to run mentoring and education programs for practitioners interested in self development and providing an active approach to care. Luke is the Vice-President of Sports Chiropractic Australia and holds membership with SCA, ACA, SMA & FICs.

Performance Enhancing Feet

Tim Bransdon is an industry leader in testing and developing strength and conditioning protocols for feet.

A Podiatrist of 18 years, Tim was trained and integrated into the world of supporting and stabilising foot anomalies with shoes and orthotics.

Fast forward to now, Tim is a leading voice in transforming weak dysfunctional feet into powerful springs.. for Lifting.. for Running.. for Life. Tim’s StrongFeet™ methodology is equally applicable to stay at home parents as to elite athletes.

Tim Bransdon

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Phil Patton

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Musculoskeletal, Neural or Visceral System. Which is the Real Culprit?
An Introduction to Visceral Manipulation.

Phil is a Sports and Integrative Physiotherapist from Canberra. He holds a Physiotherapy Degree from The University of Sydney (2002) and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University (2012). He has worked in a diverse range of areas: from intensive care units to elite sporting environments.

Throughout his career he has relentlessly pursued continuing education. Phil has trained in the Integrated Systems Model with Diane Lee, the Buteyko Breathing Method, Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and Chikly Lymph Drainage Therapy. Over the last 6 years he has also focused his studies on Visceral Manipulation with Barral Institute, based in Florida, USA. This approach, developed by the French Physiotherapist and Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral, focuses on restoring normal mobility of organs in relation to the surrounding musculoskeletal, neural and vascular structures.

Phil is passionate about increasing his understanding of how all the systems of the body are connected, how they communicate and how they influence complex clinical conditions. A large part of Phil’s clinical load at his practice, Physio Connection, involves seeing patients who have not responded favourably to standard manual therapy or exercise approaches.

The 2019 STT Conference

Days
Hours
Mins
Secs

Regular Rate

(after 11/09/19)

$595

early bird

Early Bird

(before 11/09/19)

$495

New Zealand Residents

(Must reside in NZ)

$395

Full-time Students Rate

(Must be Full-time Student)

$295

Interstate Residents Rate

(Residents VIC, WA, SA, TAS, QLD, NT )

$475

Multi-Clinic Rate

(Minimum 3 registrations; $1350) 

$450

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