Peacocks 2019 Conference; Contracture Management


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  • Forth 2019 Conference title; Contracture Management

Peacocks annual conference will take place at Centre for Life on Saturday 26th January 2019. This year's topic - Contracture Management - will  appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including Orthotists, Physiotherapists and Podiatrists working in both the adult and paediatric arena.


As always we have attracted a very high calibre of speakers, and have a jam-packed agenda. 

Booking is via Eventbrite here


9:00 Arrival

9.30  Welcome

9.35 Introduction; What is contracture? 

        Dr Stephen Ashford  

10:05  A physiotherapy approach to contracture management

          Sharon Solan, paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapist; Great North Children’s Hospital

10.25 An Orthotic approach to contracture management;  

          Gary Carden Orthotist, Peacocks Medical Group

10.45 What if it isn’t contracture? Tone v contracture;  

           Jane Gillman Senior physiotherapist North East Regional Clinical Gait Laboratory

11:05  Coffee and Biscuits

11.25 Research project; Use of contracture correction devices in Muscular Dystrophy;  

           Jassi Sodhi; Research Physiotherapist Regional Muscle Team, Centre For Life

11.45 Splinting for the prevention and correction of contractures in adults with neurological 
          dysfunction Practice guideline for occupational therapists and physiotherapist

           Dr Stephen Ashford  

12.15 Surgical options for contracture management, Great North Children’s Hospital 

           Mr Antoine De Geldhere FRCS, Consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon; 

12.45 Other technologies and applications

          Professor Anand D Pandyan Professor of Rehabilitation Technology 

13.15 Panel questions and discussion

13.30 Close and Lunch

Event poster and programme can be downloaded and shared below. 

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