PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS AT LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

The topics for the WISC2022 workshops are shown below. Each participant will choose FIVE one-hour workshops to attend (see schedule below for running times). The workshops are small group practical sessions with expert clinicians and researchers and will take place on Saturday 20th August at La Trobe University

WORKSHOPS

WISC speaker Dr Rachel Harris  WISC speaker Associate Professor Clare Minahan
PRESENTERS: RACHEL HARRIS & CLARE MINAHAN
  • Be guided through the AIS FPHI presentation, ‘The Female Athlete – Understanding your menstrual health and its impacts on performance’
  • Gain an understanding of key messages so that you can deliver this presentation to help educate female athletes in your organization
  • Take the opportunity to ask Dr Rachel Harris and Associate Professor Clare Minahan key questions as they relate to this presentation
WISC speaker Dr Emma Beckman
PRESENTER: EMMA BECKMAN
  • Understanding para sport
  • What are the pathways and how do we direct potential athletes appropriately
  • Practical tips to provisional classification and tips and tricks for new players
WISC speaker Dr Melanie Hayman
PRESENTERS: MEL HAYMAN & SHARON STAY
  • Applying the evidence to individual cases
  • In the absence of evidence – How we can use our clinical decision making to provide the best quality care for our female athletes
  • Where to next? Identifying priority areas to best guide our female athletes during pregnancy
WISC speaker Associate Professor Deirdre McGhee
PRESENTER: DEIRDRE MCGHEE

(PLEASE NOTE: Open to female physiotherapist/doctors only. Active participation encouraged, all participants to bring their “best” sports bra)

  • Background education: Breast anatomy and biomechanics; research of breast pain in female athletes
  • Practical assessment of level of breast support, critique of different sport bra designs and assessment of correct/incorrect bra fit
  • Practical strategies to introduce and lead breast support and bra fit education sessions for female athletes/teams
 
PRESENTERS: BROOKE PATTERSON & MATT WHALAN
  • Practice how to teach a team-based warm-up and strength program (Prep to Play)
  • Practice how to teach falling, rolling, and tackling (applicable for injury prevention and end-stage rehab)
  • Understand the education points to motivate community football coaches and players to use injury prevention programs
PRESENTER: EBONIE RIO
  • Which tendons are commonly injured in female athletes across the lifespan?
  • What are some key differentials?
  • Clinical tips for management
PRESENTER: DR MELISSA CAMERON
  • General fertility considerations
  • Options for fertility preservation
  • Management of common causes of subfertility
PRESENTER: NIKKI JEACOCKE
  • Identify the relevance of disordered eating and eating disorders and the impact on the health and performance of female athletes
  • Discuss the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) partnership and resources developed to address disordered eating and eating disorders within high performance sport
  • Explore practical considerations around use of language when speaking with and about female athletes’ bodies
PRESENTER: DR TIM McGRATH
  • Common pitfalls in end stage ACL rehab
  • Brief discussion on ‘tying-in’ rehab with return to sport testing (though won’t have time to go through actual testing process, would rather make it a practical session)
  • Field based running drills – preferred ‘bang for buck’ methods of managing end-stage progressions
PRESENTER: JAMES ALEXANDER
  • Understand the important considerations and steps in the rehabilitation of an injured runner to improve the likelihood of success when returning to running.
  • Learn how to assess load tolerance and ‘readiness to run’ to guide decision making about when and where a return to run program should commence.
  • Structuring and adapting return to run programs based on individual factors (i.e., injury diagnosis, running experiences, goals etc).
 
PRESENTER: MARY CLAIRE GENEAU & DR ANTHEA CLARKE
  • Discuss strategies to bridge the gap between injury prevention/reconditioning to on-field performance
  • Discuss early development in the female athlete
  • Discuss common misconceptions concerning the female athlete in the weight room
 
PRESENTERS: SUSAN WHITE & LAURA LALLENEC
  • Nuances of anti-doping rules for female athletes
  • Nuances of TUEs for female athletes
  • Included will be specific topics such as infertility, egg harvesting, PCOS and iron infusions
 
PRESENTER: MATT BOURNE
  • Overview and practical demonstration of VALD human measurement devices
  • The value of large-scale normative data in improving clinical decision-making
  • Application of VALD technology to assess risk of hamstring, groin and ACL injuries
 
PRESENTERS: JENNIFER LANGFORD & JESSICA KOSTOS
  • The evidence for Pelvic floor dysfunction in the athlete
  • Training considerations and screening
  • Case studies (post-natal marathon runner with hip pain, young AFLW player with leakage, rehabilitation of a post natal athlete)

Participants will be given access to a screening tool for pelvic floor dysfunction in the athlete and our infographic tool outlining best practice guidelines for post natal return to running.

PRESENTER: TANIA PIZZARI
  • Practical assessment of the scapular and humeral head position
  • Safe and informative instability testing
  • Directions for early management

SCHEDULE

SESSION 1

Workshop A: 8:30am-9:30am

Workshop B: 9:45am-10:45am

CHOOSE TWO WORKSHOPS
  • Exercise during pregnancy in our female athletes: A practical approach to applying evidence to practice – Mel Hayman & Sharon Stay
  • Para Sport: Pathways & Classification – Emma Beckman
  • Fertility Considerations for the Female Athlete – Melissa Cameron
  • Clinical Assessment of breast support and bra fit of female athletes – Deirdre McGhee
  • Strength & Power development in the female athlete – Mary Claire Geneau & Anthea Clarke
  • Return to running after an injury break – a practical approach to guiding runners back to full training – James Alexander

COFFEE

SESSION 2

Workshop A: 11:00am-12:00pm

Workshop B: 12:15am-1:15am

CHOOSE TWO WORKSHOPS
  • VALD Human Measurement Technologies: Clinical application and decision making – Matt Bourne
  • Disordered eating, eating disorders and the female athlete – Nikki Jeacocke
  • Female Athlete specific anti-doping considerations – Susan White & Laura Lallenec
  • Assessing tendons in your female athletes – Ebonie Rio
  • ACL end stage rehab “Go-to’s” – Tim McGrath
  • How to design & teach injury prevention programs for community sport – Brooke Patterson & Matt Whalan

LUNCH: 1:15pm-2pm

SESSION 3

Workshop A: 2:00pm-3:00pm

CHOOSE ONE WORKSHOP
  • Australian Institute of Sport Female Performance & Heath Initiative: Menstrual cycle & hormonal contraception – Rachel Harris & Clare Minahan
  • Shoulder Instability in Female Athletes: Assessment and Management Considerations – Tania Pizzari
  • Pelvic health for the female athlete – Jennifer Langford & Jessica Kostos
  • VALD Human Measurement Technologies: Clinical application and decision making– Matt Bourne