Pain Science, Innovation and The Future of Physiotherapy
Expert Series: Episode 12 with Dave Walton and Jim Elliott
Join Dave Walton & Jim Elliott for a one hour discussion about pain science, innovation & the future of the physiotherapy profession.
- What is the future of physiotherapy?
- What are some innovations in practice that are coming down the pike that could affect our practice?
- What are the critical knowledge, skills, and behaviours clinicians should be focusing on that will be important in the future?
- What is new in the field of whiplash and trauma?
- Where is the research headed?
- How can I identify a good continuing professional development course?
Following a 10-year clinical career, Dave completed his PhD at Western University (London Ontario) in 2010 where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab, Honorary Associate Professor with the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.
He is the Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale initiatives including the SYMBIOME acute trauma recovery cohort study and the Physio Moves Canada qualitative exploration of threats, opportunities, and innovations for physiotherapy practice in Canada. He currently holds the titles of Faculty Scholar, Teaching Fellow, and MayDay Pain and Society Fellow, and has just completed a role as one of the co-leaders of the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education.
Jim completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) also at UQ (CCRE-Spine).
He is currently a Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor and Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory.
Course Material included in this course
Whiplash and Trauma
Pathoanatomical Diagnosis and Other Ideas
Explaining this to Patients
The Future of Physiotherapy