If you would like to register interest for 2025 please email Yashwant.rathi@mh.org with attention to Rob Laird

SpineCare 2024

A professional development course for clinicians who:

  • Want to improve their knowledge and skill in managing back and neck pain
  • Would like to learn from neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal surgeons, rheumatologists, pain physicians, and psychologists, about their perspectives in managing spinal pain
  • Would value pragmatic clinical training with specialist and senior musculoskeletal physiotherapists

Program details:

A 30-hour training program, spread over 12 weeks with:

10 weekly webinar and integrated quiz sessions with presenters from:

Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Pain management and Specialist Physiotherapy, presenting on biological and psychosocial aspects of lumbar and cervical disorders, including surgical and conservative management options.

20 hours of virtual and face-to-face training on clinical assessment and treatment including exercise prescription and manual therapy skills, interactive case studies and small group sessions with a one to eight ratio, led by specialist and senior musculoskeletal physiotherapists.

Topics covered include:

    • Learning to visually read, understand, explain and use MRI images wisely
    • Diagnosing and discerning between patho-anatomic, movement and psycho-social drivers of pain
    • Re-framing current views on motor control/movement into new perspectives. Identify strength, fitness, and motor control/movement deficits that contribute to ongoing pain.
    • Explore the strengths/limits of a manual therapy approach and how manual therapy leads to specific exercise. Build an exercise program that improves fitness, strength and mobility based on individual needs
    • Use case studies to enhance integration of knowledge into clinical practice
    • Learn to identify and then engage with cognitive and emotional barriers, to reduce fear and increase engagement and active cooperation with your patients.

Dates and details for the 2024 can be found at https://www.thermh.org.au/news/events/spinecare-2024



The course will cost $1400 with all payments to Royal Melbourne Hospital. An early-bird course fee of $1250 is available until April 21st 5pm. Course numbers are capped, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Contact for enquiries

For further enquiries please contact Yash Rathi at yashwant.rathi@mh.org.au