It’s clear that undergraduate & postgraduate training in musculoskeletal disease is a little neglected for GPs. It’s a shame that physiotherapists get so little exposure to rheumatic disease eventhough these diseases commonly grace their treatment rooms. Exercise physiologists rarely get to see the whole gamut of treatment options.
This leads to delayed diagnoses and missed opportunities to achieve lasting remission or to prevent recurrence. Unnecessary suffering.
These are real goals for us to help address.
The inaugural BJC JAM (Joint & Musculoskeletal Pain) session held on the 20th February 2016 drew together over 100 GPs and physiotherapists. A whole Saturday filled - jammed pack with 15 presentations and 4 workshops. It was tiring but rewarding for our attendees.
The aim was to provide some nuggets of information about a large range of common musculoskeletal issues, clinical nuggets that could be used straight away, in treatment rooms on the following Monday.
The feedback suggested that we achieved this. Now, we want to provide depth to add to the breadth of information with internal and external experts.
BJC Health’s vision is to create best care for those with arthritis.
We believe this requires an integrated approach utilising the different expertise of a variety of health professionals. We hope to show our attendees how this Connected Care approach may benefit patients (read some customer stories here).
We’ve going to discuss lifestyle factors, the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet, the issues with biomechanics and how we marry these with judicious, appropriate medication use.
These are issues people are concerned with, so we hope to help the practitioners empower their patients.
If you're interested in seeing the program we've developed, click on this link: bjchealthjam.com.au
Please do forward this link to your GPs, exercise physiologists or physiotherapists if you think they'd be interested.
We do look forward to JAMming with them!