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Activity description

165069 - "Come & Play with MSK" An Update on Musculoskeletal Injuries


Full day hands-on workshop discussing work related head, neck, foot, ankle, hand and wrist injuries. Including splinting techniques for hand and wrist fractures.

Relevance to General Practice

In the past 12 months, approximately 43 per 1,000 individuals have experience a work place injury in Australia. In 2013/14 BEACH data, General Practitioners managed a work related injury at a rate of 2.3 per 100 encounters. Work related injuries account for 1.5% of all problems managed in General Practice. Ankle injuries occur in 16.7% of all slips, trips and falls in the work place. In the 2013-14 time period there were 9,660 work injury claims in Australia relating to the foot and ankle. Fractures made up 10% of the total work injury claims made in 2017 across Australia. Serious hand injuries make up 57.8% of injuries caused by hitting objects, 37.7% of injuries caused by being hit by moving objects and 30.6% of injuries caused by heat & electricity. Work related head and neck injuries accounted for 5,885 claims across Australia in the 2013-14 time period.

Learning outcomes

  1. Assess and describe the appropriate diagnostic tests & treatment of common work-related head & neck injuries
  2. Discuss the multidisciplinary assessment and management of foot & ankle techniques
  3. Perform appropriate taping, bandaging and bracing techniques for patients presenting with a foot or ankle injury
  4. Describe the assessment and treatment options of hand and wrist injuries including splinting techniques

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • An appropriate and respectful physical examination of the patient is undertaken

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine

Session summary


Saturday 31 August 2019
8:30am - 4:45pm


Precinct Conference Centre, 2 Ann Nelson Drive, Thebarton


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Caitlin Penhall
T: 08 8274 6060