It's going to be a busy few weeks for the team at Butel Physiotherapy. Over the coming weeks we are all enrolled in different courses.
Firstly, Nikita Mistry will be completing the "Introductory Women's Health Physiotherapy - 5 Day Intensive" through the Women's health training associates. This course is designed to be a crash course in all things women's health. Nikita is extremely busy just getting through all the pre-reading required. This course is run by Taryn Hallan who is regarded as one of the leading experts in women's health not just in Australia, but globally. The course will focus on:
- Days 1 - 3: Pelvic Floor Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the PF patient (urinary, bowel and prolapse disorders)
- Day 4-5: Childbearing Year (physiotherapy for the pregnant and early postnatal woman)
Simultaneously, Jamie Page is furthering his knowledge in the wellness space by completing the AAP education course "A Practical Guide to Nutrition for Allied Health Professionals." Jamie is extremely passionate about the role nutrition has in chronic pain presentations and he is looking forward to furthering his knowledge with this course. The course will focus on:
- The importance of the macronutrient (fats, protein & carbs) and micronutrient (vitamin & mineral) building blocks
- The essential nutrients to accelerate muscle and bone repair
- How to identify diet and lifestyle factors that promote inflammation and chronic pain
- Diagnose common nutrient deficiencies that delay healing
- Food allergens and intolerances
- Understand digestion, malabsorption and the influence of the gut microbiome
- How to unravel the complexities of fibromyalgia
- What can go wrong with the cell’s energy factory
- Develop strategies to ensure better health outcomes for your clients
As for me, I am also doing a nutrition course. I am participating in a course run by Monash University called "Food as Medicine". I believe nutrition plays such an important role on the management of chronic disease, too often we focus on expensive tests, specialist appointments and high level investigation before we take care of the basics. Nutrition is one of the core fundamentals to overall health and I believe we need to pay more attention to what we eat. The course focus is:
- History of food as medicine
- Food and its role in prevention and treatment
- Macronutrients, micronutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants
- Nutrition complexities and controversies, and the importance of evidence
- Food and the gut
- Food and the brain
- Foods, fertility and pregnancy
- Food and weight
- Food and our genome
- Public health nutrition guidelines
- Describe what is meant by the term ‘food as medicine’ and list a number of examples of how foods have been used as medicine in the past
- Identify how and which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing, and play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
- Identify current evidenced based, nutrition related public health guidelines and apply these to improve personal eating habits and nutritional intake.Identify foods/components of food that have an effect on different body systems, weight and appetite, fertility and pregnancy, and the genome.
We are passionate about furthering our education as it keeps us up to date and informed. It is great for us, but ultimately makes us better practitioners for our patients too!