Conference Workshops

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Workshop 1: Clinical Anatomy of the Shoulder

Day 1: Wednesday 1st December, 15:30-17:00 AEDST

Session summary

Glenohumeral joint stability relies on a complex interaction between the passive bony and ligamentous restraints as well as dynamic neuromuscular control around the shoulder. In this workshop Tania and Sarah will discuss the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of glenohumeral joint instability, the challenges around its classification and how different types of glenohumeral instability presents in the clinical setting. The evidence for treatment options for different categories of shoulder instability will be highlighted.


Dr Sarah Warby - PhD, B Physio (Hons)

Sarah Warby practices as a shoulder physiotherapist and researcher as part of the Melbourne Shoulder Group with Lyn Watson, Tania Pizzari, Simon Balster, Greg Hoy, and Shane Barwood. Sarah completed her PhD in 2016, which involved conducting a randomised controlled trial that investigated the effect of two different rehabilitation programs for patients with multidirectional instability of the shoulder (MDI). This research won the 2016 ASICS sports medal and the 2016 Nancy Mills Research Award. Sarah has a keen interest in treating all types of shoulder injuries, but especially rehabilitation for shoulder instability.

Dr Tania Pizzari
- PhD, B.Physio (Hons)

Dr Tania Pizzari is a physiotherapist and clinician researcher from the La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. She continues to work clinically as a physiotherapist and is the director of a practice in Melbourne. She has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in the area of sports medicine and physiotherapy. Tania is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists of Australiasia and teaches courses on the assessment and management of shoulder injuries in Australia and internationally.

Workshop 2: Implementing Digital Technologies into an Anatomy Curriculum

Day 2: Thursday 2nd December, 13:30-15:00 AEDST

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A/P Aaron McDonald, Heath McGowan and Melby Tentrisanna, La Trobe University, Australia