Ex Treatment for Veterans with Persisting MSK Pain Webinar

Ex Treatment for Veterans with Persisting MSK Pain Webinar

Exercise Treatment for Veterans with Persisting MSK Pain Webinar

Persisting pain is pain that lasts beyond the expected healing time for an injury or illness. Persisting pain can significantly impact on an individual’s quality of life through limitations to daily activities, work, recreation and social interaction. The greatest portion of persisting pain is accounted for by musculoskeletal (MSK) pain, with more than 150 conditions including, but not limited to, back pain and problems, various types of arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. 
In Australia, around 1 in 3 Australians have some form of MSK condition, with an increased prevalence amongst veterans when compared with civilians. Exercise has consistently been shown to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life across a range of MSK conditions and is universally recommended as a first line of care in clinical practice guidelines. The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) recognises the key role of allied health care providers, including accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs), in the provision of treatment to entitled persons. DVA expects that entitled persons be at the centre of the treatment process and be provided best practice treatment based on their assessed clinical need. 
This webinar explores evidence-based best practice concerning exercise treatment for DVA entitled persons with persisting MSK pain. Consideration is also given to DVA’s arrangements for treating allied health providers. This webinar will:
- Examine MSK pain conditions and their impact on the individual and society
- Compare the prevalence of MSK in Australian Veterans with civilians
- Identify and discuss evidence-based best practice for persisting MSK pain
- Highlight key DVA requirements of treating AEPs 
- Discuss common pitfalls regards exercise treatments for persisting MSK conditions, with reference to care provided to entitled persons
- Use case study learning to explore best practice care regards exercise treatment for a Veteran with chronic MSK pain 
Associate Professor John Booth, Lyndell Crawford-Round, and Cathy James

Associate Professor John Booth
Associate Professor John Booth is a clinician and academic. He has been an AEP for >20 years practicing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with a special interest in persisting pain. John was the founder and principal of an interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation clinic from 2000-2019. At UNSW, John led the development of curriculum in exercise for musculoskeletal pain for undergraduate exercise physiology and medicine. John’s expertise with teaching has been acknowledged through university teaching awards. He has extensive experience as a clinical educator concerning exercise and musculoskeletal pain. This includes conference presentations, webinars, and workshops for AEPs and other health professions. Since 2017, John has been a mentor for regional clinicians training as local pain educators for the Pain Revolution. John regularly presents at community outreach events about the role of exercise in persisting pain.

John’s research is concerned with understanding how exercise modulates pain and best practices regarding the delivery of exercise interventions for musculoskeletal pain.  His published research including "Exercise for chronic MSK pain - A biopsychosocial approach" doi: 10.1002/msc.1191 and "Making exercise count- considerations for  the role of exercise in back pain treatment"  doi:10.1002/msc.1597 translates theory to AEP clinical practice. In 2020, John was awarded ESSA fellow membership for contributions to the exercise physiology profession. 

Lyndell Crawford-Round
Lyndell Crawford-Round has been an AEP since 2006. During her career Lyndell has worked in many areas of practice including running her own EP business, aged care and hospitals and has even spent some time as a NSW state chapter board member, and working for ESSA as an Industry Adviser. During her time at ESSA, Lyndell was responsible for co-writing the first Scope of Practice for Exercise Physiologists, reviewing Exercise Physiology Accreditation Standards, and led the funding application to have ESSA in partnership receive $1.1million in Commonwealth funding for the Healthy Eating Active Living Program. She also wrote successful submission to recognise exercise physiologists for credentialing as Diabetes Educators. 

Lyndell has extensive experience delivering treatment, and administering healthcare services. She has participated in numerous industry committees, and has worked with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as a health adviser since 2013. Lyndell currently manages a team of Physical Therapy advisers, in the Chief Health Officer Division, to assist the Department in applying DVA’s healthcare arrangements.

Lyndell is completing her Masters in Mental Health. She has a special interest in exercise behaviour, and exercise treatment of chronic health conditions.   

Cathy James
Physiotherapist Catherine James is a practicing clinician and DVA physiotherapy advisor in the Chief Health Officer Division. Cathy has been an APA member for >10 years practicing in private practice and community based settings. Cathy has a special interest in chronic pain, having previously worked with in a GP lead chronic pain team. She has a passion for teaching and is currently a clinical mentor in the APA graduate mentoring program. 


Tuesday, 28 March 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NSW:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:   10:30am - 12:00pm
 QLD:   11:00am - 12:30pm
 SA:   11:30am - 1:00pm
 TAS:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:   9:00am - 10:30am 
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as a podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          Complimentary
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    Complimentary
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

This webinar is only relevant for Accredited Exercise Physiologists.



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