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Royal College of Chiropractors CPD event – RCC Pregnancy & Paediatrics Symposium LIVE WEBINAR

Course Date

Start: 13th March 2021 @ 09:30am
End: 13th March 2021 @ 12:30pm

Course Location

Online, Reading, England


Course Description

Public Health: A Time to Act

9.30 – 10.30

The significance of spinal pain in adolescence from a societal point of view and the chiropractor’s role in public health with Lise Hestbaek

Webinar Outline
• Prevalence of spinal pain and other MSK pain in childhood and adolescence. Consequences of spinal pain, short-term and long-term: Physical, Psychological and Socioeconomic.
• Life-time trajectories of spinal pain
• The chiropractor’s role in promoting MSK health: For patients, For society
• Presentation of a chiropractor-led public health research project from Denmark

Learning Outcomes
The participants should obtain an understanding of the extent of spinal pain in adolescence and its consequences for both the individual and society. Furthermore, the chiropractor’s role in prevention of spinal problems and promotion of public health will be discussed.

Lise attained her chiropractic degree in 1990 from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa USA. She has worked in private practice until 2007 and from 1997 to 2007 has been partaking in part-time research for the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Odense and The Back Research Centre, Human Locomotion Science, Hospital of Fynen.
Lise gained her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Southern Denmark on a thesis about high-risk groups and riskfactors for low back pain in children and adolescents. Lise has been a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics since 2007 and was appointed associate professor at University of Southern Denmark in 2008 and professor in 2020. Her research focuses on two specific areas: musculoskeletal health in children and adolescence, and lifetime epidemiology of back pain.


10.30 – 11.30

A Chiropractor’s role on two public health issues: Physical activity and its’ impact on child development and school readiness with Aurelie Marchand FRCC

Webinar Outline
• To evaluate a chiropractor’s role in two public health issues: physical activity and school readiness
• To advise paediatric patients and parents on the recommended level of physical activity
• To evaluate the various associations between physical activity on motor skills and cognitive development in children
• To advise on the common barriers and facilitators of physical activity and make every contact count
• To recognise the main components of school readiness
• To support children in their physical development and skills leading to school readiness

Aurélie is a chiropractor and Lecturer at AECC University College. She leads the post-graduate MScAPP Paediatric MSK Health course at AECC UC and the framework of the pre-registration chiropractic courses. She obtained an MChiro in 2006, a PgCert in 2007, a MSc APP (Paediatrics) in 2010 and is currently finishing her Masters in Medical Education. She published research in the paediatric chiropractic field and in fascia. She is a Fellow of the RCC’s Pregnancy and Paediatric Faculty and of the European Academy of Chiropractic.


11.30 – 12.30

Public health talks to teenagers with Tone Tellefsen Hughes

Webinar Outline
How to do Public Health talks in Schools and in your community to teenagers about health, wellbeing, resilience and study strategies.

Tone has been a chiropractor for nearly 30 years. She has done outreach and community work in her area for over 13 years. She will share her initial frustrations with getting connected with Schools for this purpose, and the highlights and experience she has gained from working with over 2.500 students in the past five years.
Tone started a community project in 2015, called the Surrey Teen Summit, where groups of professionals came together to run workshops with teenagers locally. Tone is currently part of a local group who is setting up a teen garden called the Green Hub behind her practice. They are in the middle of the charity application and organisation and hoping to go live in 2021.


12.30 – 13.00

Pregnancy and Paediatrics Faculty AGM (Faculty members only)

RCC Pregnancy and Paediatric Faculty Members attend free of charge
RCC members: £15
Non-Members: £75
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Registration closes: Friday 12th March, 5pm

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Jackie Leitch

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