Centenary Celebration: Department of Physiotherapy

Posted on September 18, 2008

Department of Physiotherapy at University of Pretoria is celebrating the University's centenary.

The celebrations include:

1. Pre-congress courses (3-5 October)
2. Physiotherapy alumni reunion (Saturday 4 October)
3. Opening of the congress (Sunday 5 October)
4. Congress (Monday 6 October - Wednesday 8 October) (please note during congress workshops you can register separately)
5. Educators Forum organized in collaboration with WITS Physiotherapy Department (Thursday 9 October)


DATE: 4 October DATE 4-5 October

PRESENTER: Prof Carol Richards PRESENTER: Jacqui McCord

TOPIC: The Use of Mental Practice and Virtual Reality TOPIC: ‘Strapping and Taping in Sport’

in the Rehabilitation of Persons after Stroke VENUE:: Prac Room 1 UP Physio Dept

VENUE Gym UP Physio Dept

DATES: 3-4 October


TOPIC: Functional Electrical stimulation

(FES and TES)

VENUE: Tshwane Rehab (old Orthopaedic Hospital)

DATES: 3-4 October

PRESENTER: Yorick Wijting

TOPIC: VitalStim® Therapy Course for patients with dysphagia

VENUE: Seminar room UP Physio Dept

DATES: 3-4 October

Presenter: Rina Jonk

TOPIC: Amazing nervous system

VENUE: Prac Room 2 UP Physio Dept



4 OCTOBER 2008 18:00 TILL LATE

CONTACT: Elzette Korkie 082 890 1793

[email protected]

[email protected]


CONGRESS OPENING SUNDAY 05 OCTOBER 2008 (Included in Congress fee or R200.00 / person not attending conference)


Congress registration: R3300.00 (late registration full conference)
R1100.00 (late registration per day)
For Preliminary program visit www.up.ac.za/physiotherapy
Registration: [email protected]
During-conference workshops:

People who want to attend the workshops only can do so for a fee of R100.00 for a 1 hour workshop and R200.00 for a 3 hour workshop.

Registration by 3 October: [email protected]



Management of patients with HIV/AIDS: A Physiotherapist’s perspective

Speaker: Dr Ester Nkandu (Zambia)

Head: Department of Physiotherapy, University of Zambia

Monday 11:30-12:30

Venue: Engineering building I lecture hall 1-16

Cost: R100.00

Knowledge translation: Experiences of the Canadian Stroke Network of excellence in Rehabilitation of Persons after Stroke.

Speaker: Prof Carol Richards,

Department of Rehabilitation, University of Laval, Quebec and

Research Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social integration

Monday 6 October

Time 14:30-17:30

Venue: Engineering building II UP,

lecture hall 1-2

Cost R200.00

Service learning

Prof Theresa Lorenzo

University of Cape Town

Tuesday 7 October

Time: 9:30-10:30

Venue Ing 1 1-2

Cost: R100.00

A Practical Workshop on Seating the Wheelchair User – A Fresh Approach

Mr Deon Bührs:

Private practitioner, Rita Henn and Partners; Manager of the Seating clinic (Public-private partnership between Department of Physiotherapy UP, and Rita Henn & Partners)

Tuesday 7 October

Time 14:30-17:30

Venue: Theology building 1-28

Cost R200.00

Measuring and Managing Pain and Performance: In real and virtual environments

Prof Maureen Simmons,

Professor and Director School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Associate Dean (Rehabilitation) Faculty of Medicine McGill University, Canada

Tuesday 7 October

Time 14:30-17:20

Venue: Engineering building II lecture hall 4.21

Cost R200.00

Evaluation of the pelvic floor

Mrs Hester van Aswegen.

Private practitioner

Wednesday 8 October

Time: 9:20-11:00





Educators Forum Thursday 9 October:

Venue: University of Pretoria Physiotherapy Department

Registration: By the 2nd October. E-mail [email protected]

For preliminary program visit www.up.ac.za/physiotherapy - Educators Forum


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