2017 APA Annual Meeting

Department of Physiotherapy staff and RhD students were well represented at the 2017 Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Annual Meeting,  presenting across many speciality streams, including education, neurology, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics, gerontology, musculoskeletal, aquatic and women's, men's and pelvic health.


Of particular note, Professor Kim Bennell (pictured above) was invited to present the prestigious Journal of Physiotherapy Oration. Together, staff and students presented at over 20 keynote, invited or podium presentations, in addition to 5 x 5's and posters.

Staff, students and their co-researchers are also to be congratulated for the following awards:

PEDro prize: Best Clinical Trial presented at the Congress
Professor Kim Bennell
Internet-delivered physiotherapist-prescribed exercise and pain coping skills training for people with chronic knee pain (IMPACT-KNEE PAIN): randomized controlled trial

Educator Group:  Student prize
Anne Keng and Alysha Eibl (DPT Alumni 2016)
Moving towards LGBTI-inclusive practice in physiotherapy

Cardiorespiratory Group:  Acute Cardiorespiratory Disease Research Award
Thomas Rollinson
Tracking physical activity levels in critically ill patients during intensive care unit and ward admission

Paediatric Group: Joanne Tubb award for best presentation by a clinician
Rachel Kennedy (PhD student)
Physical activity and functional ambulation in children and adolescents with charcot-marietooth disease is reduced compared to their typically developing peers

Neurology Group: Clinician award for best presentation
Sara Aldous (PhD student)
When is it safe to commence high-level mobility training after a traumatic brain injury?

Congratulations to all of the teams involved in these successes, and to all who had their work highlighted at the conference.