Upcoming Courses hosted by Life Fit Wellness

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David Baker & Life Fit present: Pain & Pharmacology: Optimizing Patients Analgesia

19th May 2018
Tutor: David Baker BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, Independent Prescriber, Musculoskeletal Sonographer

The majority of patients we treat will be taking, or have taken painkillers, right? But did you know that on average, less than half of these patients will be taking them safely and appropriately? Most have unanswered questions about affects, side effects and optimising safe usage… here’s a fantastic opportunity for you to increase your knowledge and confidence of pharmacology and pain control medication – in just 1 day.

Learn to effectively assess and treat patients with poorly controlled pain, through advice and education on safe and effective medicines selection and usage within legal scope of practice – using evidenced based practice to challenge common dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes to medications.

Topics covered

  • Medicolegal framework for prescribing and advising patients on medications
  • Introduction to pharmacokinetics (what body does to drug) and pharmacodynamics (what drug does to body):
  • Side effects and adverse drug reactions – differentiation and managing / reporting
  • Detailed analysis of common pain medication – Including; – Paracetamol, NSAIDs, Opioids, Atypical painkillers – Tricyclic Antidepressants & Anticonvulsants
  • Managing patients with poorly controlled pain – how to be most effective within your scope of practice

Course cost is £150.00 but ACPSEM members receive £25 discount and students receive £50 discount.  To book your place call Life Fit on 01324 614 044 .  Terms and conditions apply.

Dr Jeremy Lewis and Life Fit Wellness present:
The Shoulder: Theory & Practice
2nd & 3rd June 2018
Tutor: Dr Jeremy Lewis PhD, FCSP

This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines.  Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body.

This course will be fun, thought provoking, and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.

Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Sonographer and Independent Prescriber. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members.

The course cost is £300.00

For more details and to book click HERE




Remedy Courses and Life Fit Wellness present: The Complete Upper Limb Course
30th June & 1st July 2018
Tutor: Thomas CG Mitchell & Andrew Cuff

Aimed at the frontline practitioner, this two-day course will introduce a systematic approach the assessment of the Upper Limb, and offer options for the management of Upper Limb conditions including exercise-based rehabilitation, manual therapy and discussion around the reasoned use of other therapeutic adjuncts. This course aims to equip the attendee with immediate ‘clinic-ready’ strategies, and to consider the person beyond the pathology.

Andrew and Thomas will draw upon their combined experience of assessing and managing Upper Limb conditions in a variety of settings including NHS Practice, Private Practice, Musculoskeletal Service, First Contact Primary Care and Elite Sport. Andrew is a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS) and Thomas is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT).

This course is suitable for all musculoskeletal practitioners that assess or rehabilitate Upper Limb conditions. It will be particularly useful to Newly Qualified, Junior or Senior Physiotherapists within musculoskeletal practice or aspiring ESP clinicians within First Contact Roles of MSK/Orthopaedic triage.

The course cost is £250.00

For more details and to book click HERE


Vital PM and Life Fit Wellness present: Strength & Conditioning with Rehabilitation of Runners
10th & 11th November 2018
Tutors: Benoy Matthew and Glen Robbins

Day 1: Movement Screening and Running Re-training/Day 2: Running Re-training and Conditioning Strategies.

This highly practical course provides a unique opportunity to integrate an evidence based approach to injury prevention and performance enhancement in the management of running injuries. There will be a particular focus on functional screening and movement analysis to guide exercise prescription and progression. Various training models and exercise regimes (Single leg training, Posterior Chain Strength, Hip Stabilisation, Dynamic Core Strength training) will be explored.

There will be a practical demonstration of running analysis to identify inefficient running patterns and develop interpretation skills and correct basic running technique if indicated. Particular emphasis will be placed on analysing running biomechanics using Video Analysis and then correcting movement dysfunction through movement re-education and movement re-patterning, utilising a variety of tools. The evidence behind and practical application of running retraining and adjunctive interventions are also explored.

Book your place now at Early Bird price of £250 instead of the usual price of £275.

Vital PM and Life Fit Wellness present:
The Adult Hip Patient
12th & 13th November 2018
Tutors: Benoy Matthew and Glen Robbins

Day 1: Differential Diagnosis & Manual Therapy/Day 2: Rehabilitation of Articular & Extra Articular Pathologies

The hip and groin area is often viewed as a “black box” because of the complex anatomy and overlapping pain referral patterns. Whether it is the weekend warrior, yoga enthusiast or the competing triathlete, accurate diagnosis and management of hip and groin pain can be challenging.

The Level 1 and 2 courses are designed for all therapists who work with physically active patients with anterior hip and groin pain. The aim of those courses is to provide a clear, honest and evidence based look, combined with more than 25 years of joint clinical experience of Benoy Mathew and Glen Robbins. You will learn what does and does not work in the assessment and management of the active hip patient. A key goal would be for you to leave with things that both simplify the hip for you and help differential diagnoses what is going on, in both articular and extra-articular pathologies of the hip.

Book your place now at Early Bird price of £275 instead of the usual price of £325.

For more details and to book click HERE


Jilly Bond and Life Fit Wellness present: The Happy Bladder Course
*New course date to be announced – cancellation due to weather conditions in March 2018*

Tutor: Jilly Bond MSc Pelvic Health Specialist, POGP

This course is ideal if you want to feel confident in assessing and providing the best, evidence-based treatment that really works for those with Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis). You’ll improve your practical skills and learn to expertly clinically reason the 5 Steps to a Happy Bladder.

From myofascial release to mindfulness, diet to drugs – this course will cover everything that you need to know and do, and then provide you with ongoing professional support. Physiotherapy shouldn’t be the last resort after failed medical intervention, your input can radically change their story.

Course cost is £285 and full details and booking can be found HERE


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