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ECU physiotherapy lecturer to present at international congress

Thursday, 31 March 2011


ECU lecturer from the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Miss Shannon Williams recently received international acclaim, being invited to present at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress later this year.

Held once every four years, the congress is a chance for physiotherapists from across the world to meet, share the latest physiotherapy research and be inspired by individual’s achievements within the profession.

Shannon has been asked to present on two topics; a masters research project that looks at electrical stimulation and splinting to improve arm function in sub acute stroke patients; and a small research project which looks at physiotherapy students perception of using simulation in the assessment process.

Both projects have been developed into a poster which will be the basis of her presentations.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be invited to present my research to an international audience of my peers and thank ECU for the support they have given me in completing my research," said Miss Williams.

Master of Physiotherapy Course Coordinator, Ms Jillian Thomson congratulates Shannon on receiving this international recognition.

"To be invited to present at this conference is a great honour for Shannon and is also a wonderful opportunity to have ECU physiotherapy represented on the world stage."

The conference is held in Amsterdam from Monday, 20 to Thursday, 23 June. For more information visit the World Confederation of Physical Therapy website.


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