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Contraversive pushing clinical reasoning forum

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Contraversive pushing is a complex clinical syndrome occurring in people with central nervous system pathology, most commonly stroke.

This clinical reasoning forum will involve the presentation of case studies to a panel of clinical experts who will discuss approaches to management of this challenging phenomenon.



James McLoughlin is an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience with degrees in Physiotherapy (UniSA), Clinical Neuroscience (University College London), and a PhD (University of New South Wales). James is a clinical academic, combining clinical work as Director of Advanced Neuro Rehab in Adelaide and a part-time Associate Professor position at Flinders University. James has extensive clinical experience and interest in both neurological and vestibular rehabilitation and has an interest in developing innovative teaching strategies to accelerate knowledge and skills in neurological & vestibular clinical practice. As a Teaching Specialist, James developed & runs the Neurological Physiotherapy coursework master’s program at Flinders that began in 2011 and is also regularly involved in additional professional development courses for physiotherapists through Advanced Neuro Rehab.


Simone Dorsch is a clinician, researcher and educator in neurological physiotherapy. Simone has over 20 years experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation. She currently works as a senior lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and a presenter with the StrokeEd collaboration. She teaches workshops on evidence-based rehabilitation in stroke and aged care nationally and internationally. Her research focuses on the relationship between impairments and activity after stroke and strategies to increase amounts of practice in rehabilitation.


Kim Brock is a clinical physiotherapist and researcher in the field of neurological rehabilitation. Kim has extensive experience in subacute care and is a clinician in inpatient rehabilitation at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne (SVHM). She is a qualified as an Advanced Instructor in the Bobath concept (International Bobath Instructor Training Association accredited) and teaches post graduate clinical courses nationally and internationally. Kim also is a research co-ordinator for the Physiotherapy Department, Health Independence Programs and Rehabilitation Services at SVHM. In this position, Kim has facilitated a wide range of research endeavours from clinical audits to randomized controlled trials. Kim’s specific research interests in rehabilitation include efficacy of interventions based on the Bobath concept for stroke and multiple sclerosis, goal setting, access to rehabilitation and long term outcomes after stroke. To date, Kim has 27 publications in peer reviewed journals.



Neurology National Group


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2 Hours


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