Physiotherapists are required by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia to continually upgrade their professional knowledge and skills to ensure the contribution they make to healthcare is of the highest standard.
To encourage members to participate in appropriate professional development activities, the APA has maintained a system of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) since 1999, which is a requirement for all members.
Objectives of the CPD program
- To promote and assist in the continuing professional development of APA members
- To recognise the professional development achievements of members
- To demonstrate to external bodies the commitment of APA members to achieving the highest standards of professional practice
- To provide a professional development framework for those wishing to participate in the APA Specialisation Program.
The APA CPD program requires members to accrue a minimum of 20 hours of CPD every year. Core Physiotherapy and Pilates studio hold fortnightly continuing education sessions with our physiotherapists to ensure maximum opportunity for development of skills and techniques, and providing better outcomes for our patients.Topics include areas such as:
- Return to sport after injury
- Muscle energy technique
- Mulligan peripheral techniques
- Managing workcover
- Paediatric musculoskeletal conditions
- Running analysis and training rehabilitation
- Medication review
- Functional testing
- Specialist review
- Real time Ultrasound
At Core Physiotherapy we also provide an annual budget for each physiotherapist to further their knowledge by attending external courses each year.These include:
- Dry Needling
- The McKenzie method
- Treatment of pelvis and lumbar spine
- CPR training
If you are interested in finding out if a physiotherapist has completed a course that can help you, please contact your local Core Physiotherapy and ask reception as they will be able to book you in with a specialist in that area.
This was written by Nick Lagos