• ISPO 2015 Lyon
  • Thank you to the 2014 Advanced Instructional Course Convening Committee

    pictured with Course Facilitator Elaine Owen (second from right)
    AFO Tuning Course Committee
  • Kiribati Project Update - Interim Workshop Successfully Set Up by ISPO Volunteeer Richard Dyson Holland

    TRS Rebuilt
  • George Carter honoured for his contributions to the Scientific and Education Committee of ISPO Australia.

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  • What ISPO Australia is about.

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In addition to our regular email advice that membership fees for 2015 are now payable, we’ve also embarked on a print campaign designed to ensure everyone knows it’s time to renew. So, keep a look out in the mail for your membership renewal notice.


ISPO Australia Research Grant

Congratulations to Caroline Roffman for her publication in the Journal of Physiotherapy

Ms Caroline Roffman, a physiotherapist from Western Australia, was the recipient of the second ISPO Australia Research Grant in 2009. As part of her PhD research, the grant allowed Caroline and her colleagues Professor John Buchanan and Professor Garry T Allison to develop and validate clinical prediction rules (CPRs) to predict functional outcomes for people with lower limb amputation.

This work has been published in the Journal of Physiotherapy and showed that amputation level, mobility aid use and functional level achieved at discharge from rehabilitation were all significant predictors of prosthetic non-use. These CPRs will assist health professionals to accurately identify those at greatest risk of prosthetic non-use following discharge from rehabilitation and to develop targeted models of care.

The open access article is freely available here while a plain language summary of the paper is available here.

ISPO Australia would like to congratulate Caroline and her colleagues on this wonderful achievement.

The ISPO Research Grant is awarded biennially and was established with the aim to improve research quality, strengthen the evidence supporting treatment and build the skills of early career researchers. Stay tuned for details of the 2015 Research Grant

A plain language summary of the paper is available at (link to ISPO Aust WEB)
ISPO 2015 Lyon

The ISPO World Congress is the only interdisciplinary event for Orthopaedic, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Rehabilitation professions. Set to take place on 22-25 June 2015 in Lyon (France), the congress’ 15th edition will gather representatives from around the world under the theme:

AIM: Assessment, Integration & Mobility.

By participating in this unique high level congress and tradeshow, you will not only learn and exchange ideas but importantly, contribute to making tomorrow’s world more inclusive and sustainable.

Think beyond your borders and play your part in making the world a better place. More information is available at www.ispo2015.org