webinar register page

Webinar banner
Back pain: When to watch, wait and refer
Prince of Wales Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented Elisha Renton, Dr Christopher Huang, Dr Ralph Mobbs, Professor Manuela Ferreira and facilitated by Dr Ryan Holmes.

Activity ID 300461

Spinal neurosurgeons, Dr Christopher Huang and Dr Ralph Mobbs from Prince of Wales Private Hospital, together with Senior Physiotherapist, Elisha Renton, will emphasise the importance of a conservative, collaborative approach to managing back pain caused by sciatica and lumbar spinal stenosis.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Follow a framework for initial management of patients presenting with back pain.
2. Recognise the red and orange flags for specialist and emergency follow-up of sciatica and lumbar stenosis.
3. Discuss the prospects of treating lumbar stenosis in the elderly.
4. Recall non-surgical interventions for sciatica and spinal stenosis, primarily physical therapy and its role in delaying surgery.
5. Recall surgical options for sciatica and lumbar stenosis, including endoscopic decompression.

This webinar is hosted by Praxhub and provided by Healthscope, in accordance with the RACGP CPD Program (the Activity). The details that you provide to Praxhub will be used for the purpose of facilitating your attendance at this Activity and/or creating your Praxhub registration to enable your access to this and other on-demand content. Login details will be emailed within 7 days of the date of this Activity. For attending RACGP members, your information will also be provided to Healthscope to lodge Activity points, as required by the RACGP, or otherwise in accordance with Healthscope’s Privacy Policy [https://healthscope.com.au/privacy-summary]. If you have questions regarding the collection or use of your information, please contact privacy@praxhub.com

Oct 19, 2021 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Webinar logo
* Required information


Elisha Renton
Senior Physiotherapist @Elite Spinal Physiotherapy and Pilates
Elisha is the co-founder of Elite Spinal Physiotherapy and Pilates. She holds Masters degrees in both Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy and has also studied Clinical Pilates. Elisha’s passion for spinal Physiotherapy is what drove her to launch the Elite Spinal Physiotherapy and Pilates clinic. After suffering with a neck injury from a car accident she was left with debilitating neck pain and headaches. This led her to complete extensive postgraduate study in both back/neck pain and headache treatment. Having experienced first-hand how much having neck pain and headaches can affect your quality of life Elisha has devoted her career to helping others in this situation. Elisha and her team work closely with many of Sydney’s top Neurosurgeons, Sports Physicians, Pain Specialists and General Practitioners working in conjunction to either prevent surgery or rehabilitate post-surgery.
Dr Christopher Huang
Neurosurgeon @Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Christopher Huang is a neurosurgeon specialising in spine and cranial pathologies, in both adults and paediatrics. He migrated to Sydney at a young age from Taiwan before completing his schooling in Sydney and then obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees in Medical Science as well as Medicine and Surgery at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney respectively. Christopher commenced Neurosurgery training through the Royal Australia College of Surgeons and throughout training has worked at many major tertiary hospitals in Australia (specialising in all aspects of cranial and spinal surgery) including; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He remains passionate and actively involved in teaching and research.
Dr Ralph Mobbs
Spinal Neurosurgeon @Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Dr Ralph Mobbs is a Spinal Neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Private and Public Hospitals in Randwick. He is a Director of the Neuro Spine Clinic, Chair of the NSURG research group and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spine Surgery. He is also a clinical Associate Professor in Neurosurgery. He is heavily involved in research and over the past 20 years has developed a number of new surgical fixation systems and implants, approaches and techniques which are in common use today. His research interests also include 3D printing, bio-materials, disc arthroplasty, wearable technologies and stem cell regenerative therapies. He is also involved in teaching and supervising PhD and MS students at the University of New South Wales. His clinical expertise is in the areas of spinal tumours, spinal trauma and minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative conditions.
Prof Manuela Ferreira
Principal Investigator of the SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis (SUcceSS) trial @The University of Sydney
Professor Ferreira completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2005 and is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, the University of Sydney. She holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, is Sydney Medical Foundation Fellow and currently leads a program of research on the burden, mechanisms and management ofspinal pain in older people. Her work includes establishing the causes and prognosis of back pain in the older person, as well as identifying the effectiveness of surgical and conservative care for back pain - she is lead investigator in the first placebo-controlled randomised trial of surgery of back pain – SucceSS. Prof Ferreira leads extensive research collaborations in this field with the UK, USA, Brazil, the Netherlands and Denmark. She has published over 215 papers and secured more than $10 million in both competitive and non-competitive research grants.
Dr Ryan Holmes
General Practitioner @Park Family Practice in Sydney