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Physiotherapy and Total Knee Replacement - Insights into Current and Future Management Lecture

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Dr Larissa Sattler and Garry Kirwan are prominent Physiotherapists from Queensland with extensive research backgrounds in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy (with Larissa's work predominantly from the private realm, and Garry's from the Public Health space). Together, they present their research insights for the role of Physiotherapy in management Total Knee Replacements.


Dr Larissa Sattler (APAM,B.S.P.E, M.Phty, PhD) is an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist and Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Bond University. Dr Sattler graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2006 and holds a PhD on the topic of total knee replacement rehabilitation, which has led to publications in highly ranked journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr Sattler has presented her research at both the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association Scientific Conferences; she is also a member of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Group and the Queensland Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Network.



Garry Kirwan APAM is the deputy director physiotherapy (Orthopaedics & Acute Services) at QEII Jubilee hospital in Brisbane QLD, as well as state wide orthopaedic lead for the Qld Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Network and holds an adjunct senior lecturer position at Griffith University. Garry has worked across both the health and academic sectors over the past 19 years with his research and clinical interests focusing on lower limb orthopaedics and physiotherapy clinical education. In 2015 Garry completed his PhD investigating the impact of surgical method on functional outcomes post Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction and since completion has gone onto publish numerous articles in the areas of lower limb orthopaedics as well as assessment and quality in clinical education. Currently, Garry works in a medium size metropolitan hospital with a high volume of arthroplasty procedures completed annually. His current research over the past 2 years has investigated the use of predictive models in lower limb arthroplasty patients.


Orthopaedic, Musculoskeletal and Advanced Practice National Groups 


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