This webinar will outline a simple assessment and treatment model that is designed to transfer readily into the clinical environment in a manner that clients understand. Assessing biomechanics allows an intervention to be designed to restore structural stability, range of movement and strength. Both external and internal forces can be measured to estimate mechanical stresses and therefore establish the best approach to treatment. In this webinar we talk with Natalie Perkins, who is a clinical Physiotherapist based in Australia, and has 25 years of experience in assessing and treating biomechanical causes of injuries. Her treatment philosophy relies heavily on manual therapy and innovative technology to alleviate pain then movement rehabilitation and strengthening to reduce the risk of symptom recurrence.
We will have a 20-30 minute presentation from Natalie Perkins followed by an interactive Q&A session.
In the webinar we will;
– Explain clinical reasoning to create a diagnosis
– Apply anatomy and biomechanics to explain neck pain
– Explore the role of the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle in neck pain
– Discuss application of manual therapy and LymphaTouch
Natalie Perkins, Physiotherapist
Natalie is the principal practitioner of Bodyworks Physiotherapy (Sydney, Australia) who has extensive experience in sports medicine with a flare for chronic pain, particularly spinal disorders. She treats the full spectrum of musculoskeletal clients from paediatrics to geriatrics and couch potatoes to Olympic and elite athletes.
Natalie has worked as a clinical physiotherapist in a private practice setting for over 25 years as well as on tour with the professional athletes of Nitro Circus since their inception in 2007, completing multiple tours around the globe. She also established the Sydney Whiplash Centre, a facility dedicated to assessing and treating complex and chronic neck disorders.
Her focus is the biomechanical cause of injuries and her holistic approach to injury assessment and treatment has also translated to her providing invaluable interventions for improved sports performance for individual athletes in a wide variety of disciplines as well as rapid effects for “everyday” patients. As such she regularly mentors physiotherapy students from Australia and the USA and has lectured throughout Australia, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.