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Ross Docherty

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Posture and Pain – That’s not quite how it works.

Friday, 14 September - 3:20pm

A significant number of dental practitioners suffer from various neck, back, and shoulder complaints throughout their working lives. Poor posture is often thought to be a major culprit behind these complaints and, improving one’s posture is seen as the key to preventing this strain and thus the pain. This presentation will look at the common ideas and misconceptions around posture and pain and will address the problems as seen through the lens of current pain science. Working in this more up to date paradigm we will then discuss current best practice in the management and rehabilitation of these painful conditions.

Ross obtained his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in 2008, following his completion of a Human Biology Undergraduate degree majoring in biomechanics and physiology. He has worked at tm physio in general physiotherapy practice ever since. His main physiotherapy focuses are temporo-mandibular joint conditions, vestibular disorders, and the understanding and management of pain, particularly neck and back pain.

National Convention Centre Canberra