Understanding in vivo Achilles tendon mechanics to improve rehabilitation
Monday, 14 May 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online, AEST (UTC+10:00) Sydney, Australia
Prof Rod Barrett and Dr Claudio Pizzolato will share what their team at Griffith University have found about tendon mechanics utilising ultrasound.
This webinar is aimed at sonographers, radiologists, sports physicians and anyone interested in tendon assessment. The presentation will provide an overview of recent research findings regarding in vivo Achilles tendon mechanics in healthy and pathological populations, focussing on the link between tendon strain and tendon health.
- Learn about the clinical research being conducted by Griffith University in conjunction with Canon Medical Systems
- Gain an understanding of Achilles tendon mechanics
- Understand the link between Achilles tendon mechanics and Achilles tendon health
- Understand how ultrasound imaging can inform computational models of the Achilles tendon for better rehabilitation.
Claudio Pizzolato, BEng MEng PhD
Claudio Pizzolato is a research fellow at the School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University and at the Gold Coast Orthopaedic Research Alliance, Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Claudio’s research focuses on creating computational neuromusculoskeletal models to understand the effect of human movement on the internal biomechanics of tissues. Currently, Claudio is working on intelligent rehabilitation devices able to alter the mechanical environment of the Achilles tendon to promote tissue regeneration.
Professor Rod Barrett, BEd, MSc, PhD
Rod is a Professor of Biomechanics and Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University, Queensland. His research generally involves combining medical imaging and biomechanical methods to investigate common musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathy and osteoarthritis. His most recent work has focused on use of three-dimensional ultrasound to study Achilles tendon morphology and mechanics.
The School of Allied Health Sciences
The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of the largest and fastest growing Schools in the Griffith Health Group. It is known for innovation and excellence in health education, research and clinical practice and has a focus on addressing many of the health challenges facing society today and tomorrow. The School of Allied Health Sciences also houses the Allied Health Clinics, which provide Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology clinical services to the public. This clinic provides a growing number of practice placement opportunities to Allied Health students.
Gold Coast Orthopaedic Research and Education Alliance
Gold Coast Orthopaedic Research and Education Alliance (GCORE) represents people from Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital, and other selected hospitals on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, that are passionate about innovation, research and education across the ‘Lifecycle’ of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions. GCORE is run by an advisory board that embraces an active collaborative environment between researchers, engineers, clinicians and professionals, and institutional partnerships. GCORE also has a large range of education and engagement activities, including promoting knowledge and skills exchange, and connecting through new disruptive technologies to engage with the world through innovative advancement in the management of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Online 19:00 (7:00pm) to 20:00 (8:00pm) AEST
Online 17:00 (5:00pm) to 18:00 (6:00pm) AWST
Who Should Attend
Sonographers, radiologists, sports physicians and anyone interested in tendon assessment.
$25 per person
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