24 Apr 2021 (8:30) - 25 Apr 2021 (15:00) Add to calendar

What you need to know and what you can do in clinical practice.

Long Covid is a devastating consequence of Covid-19 (SARS -CoV2) infection. It's estimated that between 10-30% of individuals infected will go on to have symptoms lasting > 12 weeks. Symptoms of fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath and brain fog feature predominantly. These symptoms may lead individuals to seek help from rehabilitation professionals. It's imperative that we're informed about Long Covid, aware of red flags, and science based protocols of treatment.

This course will give you the basic knowledge and skills to address some of the symptoms of Long Covid. It will also serve as a platform to highlight our scope of practice as rehab specialists. This International collaboration brings together physiotherapists who have worked in the field of Chronic Fatigue, ME, breathing pattern disorders and Breathing dysfunction for over 30 years and now more recently Long Covid.

CME hours = 12 hours contact
Live Zoom workshop:  April 24 and 25, 2021
The course is in Canadian Mountain Time
 

Course Outline

  • Understand what is Long Covid: what we know so far, symptoms and patient experience, the physiotherapists role, screening, red flags. Jess De Mars, Canada
  • Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome and Post Exertional Malaise:what it is; how it relates to Long Covid and how do we manage it. Todd Davenport, USA
  • Breathing Pattern Disorders: what is a breathing pattern disorder; basic assessment and treatment principles. Jess De Mars, Scott Peirce, Tania Clifton-Smith
  • Chronic cough: understanding chronic cough cycle and strategies for self-management. Jess De Mars, Canada
  • Dysautonomia:  understand Dysautonomia; screening and management. The role of breathing retraining in Dysautonomia. Scott Peirce, NZ
  • Relaxation and sleep strategies:  learn the importance of quality relaxation and sleep and how best to assist your patients in achieving this. Tania Clifton-Smith, NZ

The course will include: pre-reading, the zoom workshop weekend course, breakout rooms for opportunities for small group case studies and discussions.

If you are treating individuals with Long Covid, this course is a must!

Course Presenters:

Jess De Mars

Canadian Physiotherapist who is an International authority on Breathing Disorders, breathing dysfunctions and hyperventilation and now long haul Covid, Jess has been identified as one of the leading physiotherapists internationally leading the charge on the treatment and rehabilitation in this client group.

Todd Davenport, DPT

A tenured full Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he teaches in and serves as Vice Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. He is a past clinical research fellow at the Warren G. Magnusson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where his work included construction and validation of function-based physical capacity tests for patients with chronic fatiguing illnesses.

Scott Peirce

Scott is an innovative and passionate physiotherapist, who is a world-wide expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Breathing Pattern Disorders. Scott completed his masters with ground breaking research looking at the thickness of the diaphragm in people with disordered breathing compared to normal breathers. He owns co-owns the Breathing Works Physiotherapy Clinics.

Tania Clifton-Smith

Physiotherapist Tania has 30 years’ experience in the field of breathing dysfunction, breathing pattern disorders and hyperventilation syndrome and physiotherapy. She co-foundered Breathing Works clinics 1998: the clinics have treated over 30,000 individuals with breathing pattern disorders & breathing dysfunction. She has worked alongside NZ leaders threating ME and chronic fatigue clients.

Course Outline

NB This course is in Canadian Mountain Time

24 April 

8.00am - 8.50am
Understand what is Long Covid: what we know so far, symptoms and patient experience, the physiotherapists role, screening, red flags. Jess De Mars, Canada
9.00am - 10:50am
Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome and Post Exertional Malaise: what it is; how it relates to Long Covid and how do we manage it. Todd Davenport, USA
11.00am - 11.50am
Breathing Pattern Disorders: what is a breathing pattern disorder. Jess De Mars, Canada
Lunch 11.30am -12.30pm
12.30pm - 2.20pm
Breathing Pattern Disorders: Objective and Treatment principles. Scott Peirce, Tania Clifton-Smith, NZ
2.30pm - 3.00pm Break out rooms, case studies, Q & A.

25 April

8.00am - 8.50am Review Day 1 Q & A
9:00am - 9.50am
Chronic cough: understanding chronic cough cycle and strategies for self-management.Jess De Mars, Canada
Subjective Related to Covid, screening, questionnaires. Jess De Mars, Canada
11.00am - 11.30am
Dysautonomia: understand Dysautonomia; screening and management. The role of breathing retraining in Dysautonomia Scott Peirce, NZ
Lunch 11.30am - 12.30pm
12.30pm - 1.20pm Relaxation and sleep strategies: learn the importance of quality relaxation and sleep and how best to assist your patients in achieving this. Tania Clifton-Smith, NZ
1.30pm - 3.00pm Break out rooms, case studies, Q & A.

The course will include pre-reading, the zoom workshop weekend course, breakout rooms for opportunities for small group case studies and discussions.
Plus feedback from the patient experience.

If you are treating individuals with Long Covid, this course is a must!

Tickets

Ticket typePrice (NZD)Quantity
StandardAvailable from 11 Apr 2021 until 18 Apr 2021$465.00 incl GST
Early birdAvailable until 11 Apr 2021$465.00$425.00 incl GSTUNAVAILABLE