Peripheral Arterial Disease Impact on Gait Webinar

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) involves the build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis) along the arteries that carry blood to the peripheries. Overtime, this plaque can reduce oxygen-rich blood supply to the peripheries (i.e. legs). The impact of this reduced blood supply can be detrimental on a patients’ health and impacts their walking ability and performance. This webinar concisely describes the impact of PAD on gait and highlights strategies for exercise therapists to assist clients presenting with PAD.
Presented by Dr Robert Crowther, BSpExSc(Hons), PhD
Dr Crowther undertook his studies at James Cook University from 2000-2008. His PhD involved researching the impact and treatment of PAD on walking mobility across 12 months. The PhD project resulted in many publications in high impact journals (i.e. Journal of Vascular Surgery). Additionally, the outcome of this research assisted in the PAD ESSA position statement. Dr Crowther is a full-time university academic teaching biomechanics, motor learning and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr Crowther has worked as a private Accredited Exercise Physiologist specialising in gait disorders for over 10 years. With a strong focus in education and clinical skills, Dr Crowther has been running continuing professional development courses online and in person around Australia since 2012. 

Date & Time 

Friday, 9 August 2019
10:00am - 11:30am AEST 

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:        10:00am - 11:30am 
NSW:   10:00am - 11:30am
NT:   9:30am - 11:00am
QLD:   10:00am - 11:30am  
SA:   9:30am - 11:00am
TAS:   10:00am - 11:30am 
  10:00am - 11:30am
WA:   8:00am - 9:30am  

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $30.00 
Non-Member       $50.00
ESSA Student Member   $15.00
Student Non-Member   $25.00 

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Access to Webinar

You will be provided all information to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist and/or Accredited Exercise Physiologist




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Registration for this professional development will close at 8:00am AEST on Friday, 9 August 2019.

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