• Location: Zoom Webinar

Sports Medicine Australia is proud to bring you this pre-recorded webinar Management of Para Athletes with speakers Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Victoria Moore and Certified Prosthetist Phillip Francis.

This educational event is essential for learning about classification and types of impairment, managing medical issues in Para Athletes, and the different types of care that comes with prosthetics.

Starting with a presentation from Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Victoria Moore, this event will discuss the key areas to consider when working with Para Athletes, collaborative approaches to team performance, management of medical issues and so much more.

Certified Prosthetist Phillip Francis’s presentation will go into the details of prescription and measurements of prosthetics as well as care, load carrying, effects of sweat and water and referrals followed by a Q&A with Australian Paralympic Athlete Isis Holt on her career.

This event will take the format of a  pre-recorded webinar via zoom.

Cost:
SMA Members: FREE
Non-members: $30

Speakers

Victoria is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. She has worked as the Lead Physiotherapist, and Sports Science and Sports Medicine Coordinator for the Athletics Australia Paralympic Program for 10 years. Taking her to multiple International events including the Para-Athletics World Championships (2011 – NZ; 2013 – France; 2015 – UAE; 2017 – UK; 2019 – UAE); The Paralympic Games in London (2012) & Rio (2016); and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. Her passion lies in managing the Paralympic athlete, and she understands the individualised needs of optimising the function and potential of this athlete cohort. Victoria works with each athletes ‘Performance Team’ (Centered around the athlete/coach), ensuring they are bought into Major Benchmark events to reach their maximal potential. Victoria is also involved in multiple areas of research & development with regard to Paralympic athletics.  

Phillip Francis has been a Certified Practicing Prosthetist and Orthotist since 1985 and has worked in a number of public and private facilities since then. 

 He established the Prosthetics and Orthotics Department at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and following this established Prosthetics and Orthotics services in Geelong. 

He is currently the Director of Barwon Prosthetics and Orthotics P/L (BPO) which is the contracted provider of all Prosthetics and sub-acute Orthotics to Barwon Health. BPO is therefore responsible for the provision of Prostheses for new and older amputees with varied causes of amputation. This service is provided to the Greater Geelong and South Western regions of Victoria. 

With a staff of 7, BPO has been involved in all aspects of amputee rehabilitation since 1999 and has provided services to many disabled people requiring assistive technology and prostheses.  

 

Isis is an Australian Paralympic athlete, who has diplegic Cerebral Palsy and competes in T35 sprint events. Isis has had an illustrious Paralympic career so far, winning gold medals in the 100 & 200 m events at the 2015 and 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. And bringing home silver in both these events at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and a bronze in the 4x100m CP girls relay. She also won a Gold medal on home soil, in the T35 100m at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. She understands what is required to be an elite athlete, and has worked as an engaged member of her Performance Team at the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) throughout her career. With a break to complete Year 12 studies, she is now back in full training for the upcoming 2021 Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. 

 

Registration is essential and closes on Tuesday 2 March at 10am (AEDT)

Cost:
SMA Members: FREE
Non-members: $30