|Date:||Sat 21st Aug 2021 - Sun 22nd Aug 2021|
|Venue:||Pullenvale Hall and Westvets (Anstead)|
|Location:||Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs ) & On-Location (10 hrs)|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 11th July 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Saturday 24th July 2021|
* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all attendees when attending courses in the UK.
To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).
Saturday 3:00 – 7:30pm: Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Sunday 8:30am – 5:30pm: Practical Sessions
|We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.|
Back and sacroiliac problems are amongst the most debilitating conditions affecting equine athletes. Local injections of medications do not usually resolve the problems long-term unless combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program and the introduction of management changes.
This practical course was developed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge of back and sacroiliac conditions and covers how to use therapeutic modalities effectively in combination with comprehensive exercise protocols aimed at strengthening the back/gluteal musculature.
To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first taken part in the corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Rehabilitation for Equine Back & Sacroiliac Conditions':
The world-renowned specialists will be discussing the following topics interactively with the attendees:
Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.
On the second day, 7 hours of case-based and practical small-groups sessions on live horses will allow attendees to become familiar with therapeutic modalities and physical therapy exercises that can be passed on to horse owners. Each attendee will rotate through the following stations:
The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first taken part in the Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.
Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist
Lee is a Chartered Physiotherapist qualifying in 1997 from the University of Teesside in the UK. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whist training to become a Chartered Animal Physiotherapist, graduating in 1999 as a Cat A member of ACPAT. He then completed a 2-year postgraduate course in manual therapy/sports at Glasgow University in 2001. Lee has completed numerous other courses in many different techniques such as Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Neurology, Kinesiotaping, Saddle Fitting and Manipulation. In 2011 Lee was appointed the Official Team Physiotherapist for the British Equestrian Team responsible for treating the horses and riders and has worked at numerous European and World Equestrian Games including WEG 2014. In 2012 he was selected to be one of the physiotherapists at the London 2012 Olympic Games providing treatment for horses travelling from all over the world to compete. Lee now continues to combine human and equine work, dividing time equally between Darlington Physiotherapy and Sport Injury clinic specialising in the treatment of riders, and The Equine Physiotherapy Clinic which specialises in rehabilitating horses after serious injury.Full details
American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
Dr. Adair earned his D.V.M from Auburn University after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Auburn University. After receiving his D.V.M., Dr. Adair spent two years in private equine practice and completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He is presently an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Dr. Adair is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and as a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Adair’s primary research areas include Equine Orthopedics, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Equine Rehabilitation. Dr. Adair has been conducting research since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.Full details
American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rachel completed an honours degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh before going to vet school at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2009 and then moved to Sydney to undertake an internship at Randwick Equine Centre. She stayed on at the practice following her internship and spent two years doing predominantly race track practice. Having been a keen event rider herself she then developed the sports horse aspect of the practice and completed a residency to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016. She is now a senior associate at Randwick Equine Centre and focuses on racing and sports horse work. Her main interests are diagnostic imaging, lameness and rehabilitation.Full details
Hip Sport Spine director and principal practitioner Lesley, is a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, which means she has completed post graduate studies in Manipulative Physiotherapy in addition to her physiotherapy degree. Thus, Lesley has a high level of manual therapy skill and is often consulted by specialists and other referrers and patients for her opinion in complex musculoskeletal presentations, particularly those involving the low back, pelvis and hips.
Lesley also holds a Master’s degree in exercise and sports science, in which she completed research into assessment of the sacroiliac joint and pelvis – thus she helps many individuals with low back pain, pelvic pain and hip pain, along with assisting running and cycling athletes with their injuries and enhancement of performance.
Further Lesley holds a Masters in animal physiotherapy and has completed a PhD in the equine sacroiliac joint as a follow-on from her human sacroiliac joint research – therefore she sees many equestrian athletes (human and horse) to assist their athletic performance (See Active Animal Physiotherapy).
Lesley is a respected author of textbooks and journal publications in the sacroiliac joint and physiotherapy for equestrian athletes. She lectures in Australia and around the world at conferences and workshops.
In her spare time, Lesley is a triathlete, having completed 5 Ironmnan triathlons amongst many other shorter races, and in the winter season enjoys dry-land sled dog racing with her family and four huskies.Full details
Stephanie is one of Hip Sport Spine’s physiotherapists, who has a passion for helping people regain function, resolve pain and return to sport.
Stephanie has worked in musculoskeletal private practice in Toowoomba for over 5 years and has a strong background in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation having worked in sub-acute and outpatient services in Melbourne. Stephanie has also contributed to the cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation groups, and this gives her an excellent understanding of the challenges facing patients living with these chronic diseases and their specific needs.
Originally from Melbourne, Stephanie now calls Toowoomba home. Stephanie also has a passion for horses, competing in a number of equestrian disciplines over the years, but is currently focusing on horseback archery. Stephanie has participated and competed in a wide variety of other sports including field hockey, rowing, sailing, gymnastics and downhill skiing so has a good understanding of the demands of different sports. Stephanie has also worked with rugby, field hockey and football (AFL) teams as physiotherapist.
Stephanie has completed ongoing professional development exploring shoulder pain and dysfunction, vestibular dysfunction and dizzy patients, dry needling for musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain, real time ultrasound of the hip and core stabilisers to improve muscle activation and muscle energy techniques ,of the pelvis and lumbar spine. Stephanie has completed her honours thesis and published a paper exploring land and water based exercise for people with athritis. Stephanie has also completed a post-graduate diploma physiotherapy.Full details
Lectures and lunches will be at:
302 Grandview Road
Practical and Interactive Small Group Sessions will be at:
WestVETS (Equine Clinic at Anstead)
Cnr Mt Crosby and Hawkesbury Rds
Phone: 07 3202 7300
Both Pullenvale Hall and WestVETS are located a conveniently short drive from Brisbane Airport.
Pullenvale Hall is 32 km (35 min drive, depending on traffic) from Brisbane Airport via the M5 route (note – tolls apply) or 40.5 km (55 min drive, depending on traffic) via the Airport Link route.
From Brisbane Airport, take the East-West Arterial Road then follow the Airport Link and M5 exit to Moggill Road/State Route 33 in Indooroopilly. Take the exit for State Route 33/Moggill Road from M5 then follow to Pullenvale Road and Grandview Road.
To get to WestVETS from Pullenvale Hall:
Drive 6 km (6 min) via Grandview Road and Mount Crosby Road/State Route 37
(note: WestVETS has another facility at Marburg – if searching maps or putting it into your GPS, please be sure you have the ANSTEAD clinic and not the Marburg clinic!)
Vista Bel Air Apartment 11 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $ poa
84/88 Station Rd
Phone: (+61) 0416 498 068
Jephson Hotel & Apartments 14 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $180
63 Jephson St
Phone: (+61) 07 3736 4400
Email: book via hotel website
Brookfield Retreat 7 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $ poa
46 Kintyre St bulk bookings possible
Email: online booking form on website
Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments 15 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $140
Cnr Centenary Hway & Dandenong Rd
Mt Ommaney, Brisbane, 4074
Phone: (+61) 07 3279 1288
Centenary Motor Inn 20 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $130
2479 Ipswich Rd (cnr Portal St) (address for GPS – 105 Portal St Oxley 4075)
Oxley, Brisbane 4075
Phone (+61) 7 3375 3077
Darra Motel & Conference Centre 20 km from clinic Rooms from AUD $130
2704 Ipswich Rd
Phone: (+61) 07 3375 5047
Other names to search (local B & Bs):
Jacaranda House B & B (9 km)
Chapel Woods B & B (10 km)
Paperbark B & B (10 km)
Leatherwood Lodge (6.5 km)
Brookfield Retreat (7 km) (bulk bookings possible)
It is also possible to stay in Brisbane City, Indooroopilly, Bardon, Auchenflower, or West End – all approx. half your drive/20 km from Pullenvale Hall. Check Google Maps for routes and travel times.