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Pelvic fractures in the elderly and frail - an EBP approach

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Pelvic fractures are extremely common in our society and physiotherapists working in all areas will be seeing these patients. Early mobilisation and awareness of complications is essential for their recovery.

This lecture will be presented in three sections:

* Dr Joe Isaacs, an orthopaedic surgeon, will speak on the EBP Management of pelvic Fractures in the Frail and Elderly

* Amanda Cooke, from the Gerontology group, will speak about the challenges in rehabilitation for this patient group

* QLD graduate Eleanor Wright will follow on speaking about Functional outcomes of the pelvic floor following pelvic fractures


Dr Joe Isaacs was a physiotherapist for several years before he decided to train in medicine and subsequently as an orthopaedic surgeon. With this background he has a great understanding of the challenges facing our patients, especially in the older age brackets. He is working at Royal North Shore Hospital as well as North Shore Private Hospital and his special interests are in the management of trauma and joint replacement.

Amanda Cooke has been a member of the gerontology committee for the past 5 years and currently works with the frail aged in both the public and private hospital sector. She is currently enrolled in the pain management master`s programme through Sydney University. In previous roles, Amanda has worked in management in the aged care sector as well as in rehabilitation. Her ongoing focus is to try to bring the best that our profession can bring to this often clinically complex and vulnerable patient group.

Eleanor Wright is a physiotherapist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, QLD where she treats a wide range of conditions within both acute and sub-acute areas.  Eleanor is a member of the WomensMens and Pelvic Health group and has a particular interest in the pelvic injury population, and the impact of pelvic floor dysfunction following injury. She is passionate about facilitating the continuity of care for these patients to improve overall health and quality of life.


Orthopaedic National Group

Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.