About The Course:
Whiplash Associated Disorder is costly and disabling. It can also be very difficult for clinicians to understand how best to approach and treat patients who have had a whiplash injury. This course gives a description about the development of the guidelines for the management of whiplash and how those guidelines can be implemented in clinical practice. It gives a brief overview of the literature around the treatment of this debilitating and common clinical condition and helps clinicians to be able to apply an evidence based approach to treating patients who suffer from whiplash associated disorder.
- To review the guidelines for the treatment of whiplash and whiplash associated disorder
- To review the literature surrounding whiplash associated disorder
- To apply a biopsychosocial model to help understand the condition and help direct treatment - one that takes into account the many factors that contribute to making this such a disabling and distressing condition
Who Is This Course For:
This course is relevant to all healthcare professionals.
BSc(Clin Sci), MHSc(Osteo), MSc Med(Pain Management)
Alison has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around- chronic or persisting pain.
Dr. Alison Sim trained as an osteopath in Australia and has completed a Masters degree in pain management. She has been speaking on the topic of pain science and the integration of this knowledge into clinical practice for several years. She is a firm believer that a good understanding of integrated pain science knowledge is powerful for both clinicians and patients, and that manual therapists are among the best placed practitioners to be implementing such approaches in the healthcare setting. She works in private practice in a chronic pain setting in Melbourne, Australia.
She has completed Masters of science in Medicine in Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subject. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School.