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SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Pre-Conference 2020


This is a series of workshops before the Main Conference. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will be notified via email.

1. Exercise Prescription Course for Primary Care Physicians

Date: 5 March 2020

Time: 0830 - 1800

Venue: TBC

Registration: Email to register now!

Registration fees:
$282.00 (for registration with the Main Conference)
$331.00 (for registration without the Main Conference)
*Please note that prices excludes 7% GST

About the workshop:

The Exercise Prescription Course for Primary Care Physicians is designed to provide physicians with the skills to effectively and confidently prescribe exercise for their patients, within the limits of time that every busy practitioner faces. The course will cover the bolts and nuts of exercise prescription for healthy individuals as well as patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. 

The course includes lectures, practicum and case discussions, culminating in a written assessment. Participants who successfully complete the course will be certified by Exercise is Medicine Singapore.

The Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS) Advisory Board comprises exercise experts from various medical specialties, allied health, and the fitness industry. It was established in 2011 as part of a global initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine.


2. Recognizing Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction - Diagnosing and Management Strategies

Date: 6 March 2020

Time: 0830 - 1630

Venue: Changi General Hospital, Integrated Building Level 2, Work Hardening Area

Speaker: Dr Jeni Saunders

Registration fees:
$180.00 (for registration with the Main Conference)
$200.00 (for registration without the Main Conference)
*Please note that prices excludes 7% GST

About the workshop:
This course aims to cover the basics for physicians and practitioners who deal with back pain and leg pain.
The course will begin with a patient centric view of the problem, i.e. what symptoms does the patient present with. When should you be considering SIJ incompetence as a possible diagnosis?

We then progress to understanding the anatomy a little more, looking at the osteology, the ligamentous constraints and the dynamic muscle function that helps this small joint function well. Clinical testing for the SIJ will be covered, with hints to help you differentiate the lumbar spine and hip as possible causes for the patients’ pain.
Imaging studies, and appropriate use of modalities will be discussed.

Management strategies including all the conservative strategies will be canvassed. Remember 78% of all patients with this condition will improve with BEST PRACTICE Physiotherapy. We will discuss the various stages of re-instituting optimal motor control, how it can be done and what you should be reasonably expecting form your treating physiotherapists. Specific descriptions of manual therapy techniques and specific exercise programs will be discussed.

We then move onto the remaining 22% who will need more assistance and discuss the various injection treatments (Corticosteroid, Hypertonic glucose and PRP). Where and when is surgery to be considered? What are the surgical options?

The concepts behind neuro-motor control, re-training in isolation and then teaching  in combination will be explored. This will be practical and participants will get the opportunity to use some of the biofeedback tools and learn when, and how to progress patients accordingly.

Who should attend:

Allied health professionals, doctors or healthcare professional who is keen to know more about managing back and leg pain.

For more information and to register, please email