Here at Synergy Physio we are passionate about education! Keen to learn? We offer expert educational tools for physiotherapists, for yoga teachers and also for our patients. Our broad range of learning options are designed to assist you toward your goals in understanding your pain, helping guide your yoga classes safely or treating your patients with confidence.
Please browse our list below for upcoming workshops, retreats, podcasts, lectures and online learning opportunities. Divided into three sections, for physiotherapists, for patients and for yogi’s, simply scroll to your area of interest and learn more about what Synergy Physio has to offer!
Are you keen to learn more about the complex hip and pelvis? Would you like the opportunity for a one day workshop, covering theory in biomechanics and also hands on practical work? Or would you like the option for at home learning with online lectures taken at your own pace?
Nichole Hamilton’s enthusiasm for education and background in teaching began in 2007, with her first lectures on the management of hip and pelvic pain with North Sydney Sports Medicine based on her extensive experience alongside her orthopaedic colleague Dr Michael O’Sullivan. This soon developed into her current one day hip workshop for physiotherapists.
In addition to her one day workshop, Nichole has also provided a vast array of online learning options (podcasts, webinars) for physiotherapists with World Health Webinars and also with Clinical Edge. She has also assisted Barbara Hungerford and also LJ Lee on weekend workshops, as well as lecturing at the ASUM annual conference in Brisbane (2016) and the World Yogafest (2017).
Nichole is passionate about inspiring physiotherapy education and believes in an integrated blend of physiotherapy approaches tailored specifically to each patient’s needs can enhance and optimise patient outcomes.
Nichole’s aim is to provide a supportive learning environment with practical assessment and treatment skills that can be used the next day in your clinic. She looks forward to meeting you on her next workshop!
One Day Workshop for Physiotherapists- “The Irritable Hip”
“The Irritable Hip” – A one day workshop for physiotherapists that provides a combined understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, exercise prescription and an integrated understanding of different elements that can contribute to hip pain in individual patients. Nichole’s aim is to provide a supportive learning environment with practical assessment and treatment skills that can be used the next day in your clinic
What is hip arthroscopy?
What causes acetabular labral tear?
How does the lumbo-pelvic region and lower limb chain contribute to hip joint problems?
How can we tailor rehabilitation?
Your questions answered in this workshop!
Reasons for labral tear and anterior hip load will be outlined as well as analysis of hip functional and structural impairments (including FAI and dysplasia) that may contribute to hip pain. Practical tests for lumbar-pelvic and other biomechanical dysfunction and its effect on the hip will be outlined. Examples of suitable manual therapy and practical demonstration of rehabilitation exercise in line with the 12 week post-operative protocol will be included.
"Great mix of theory and practical with good case histories, thanks Nik Dr Tom Cross
This course not only enhanced my management of these patients, but also improved my abililty to prescribe closed chain lower limb and core training for a wide variety of lower limb and lumbar pathologies. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!" A.Wafer
"Nik’s explanations are easy to understand and apply, for biomechanical assessment and rehabilitation" Sydney May 2016
Registration and workshop dates
Sydney 16th August 2016
Melbourne 30th July 2017
Workshops by Nichole Hamilton will be managed by Clinical Edge Pty Ltd
Once your payment has been processed with Clinical Edge, a receipt will be emailed directly and confirmation details can be found on course confirmation page.
This workshop has a practical element, please wear comfortable clothing. Tea/Coffee/Light snacks/Lunch will be provided. A comprehensive manual and post-operative arthroscopy protocol will be included. For questions please contact Clinical Edge.
Hip Arthroscopy Post-Operative Protocol
The following post-operative protocol is available to physiotherapists for the purposes of patient care and guidance after hip arthroscopy. Please be advised this protocol remains the intellectual property of Nichole Hamilton and Dr Michael O’Sullivan and may not be reproduced or used for any other purpose other than for which is stated.