Launceston – Return to work following lumbar spine surgery


Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers (TAVRP) Inc.

Topic: Return to work following lumbar spine surgery – a physiotherapy perspective

Presenter: Michelle Walkden, Physiotherapist & Director, In Balance

Michelle’s interest area is in the management of pathology of the spine. She has previously worked in an enhanced scope of practice capacity with a spinal surgeon in Launceston. Her role at In Balance is to use her acquired skills to help accurately assess and treat patients with spinal conditions. Michelle has also completed training in Pilates with Polestar and enthusiastically instructs hydrotherapy classes at the Aquatic Centre
Her presentation will cover:
• Common spinal surgery procedures
• Pre and post-operative advice
• Appropriate and current physio interventions

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