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This is a 1.5 day practical workshop organized by Singapore Physiotherapy Association for Physiotherapists looking to refresh their clinical knowledge and skills in the management of the peripheral joints in the elderly population.

Target audience: 
Physiotherapists looking for a refresher course in areas of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Suitable for Physiotherapists working with elderly patients, or working in the community settings.

What does the workshop cover?
Management of common conditions affecting the shoulder, knee and ankle in the elderly population.

  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Exercise prescription

This workshop is designed for Physiotherapists to review and refresh their manual handling skills and treatment approaches in the management of the peripheral joints for the elderly patients.

Date and time:

26 August 2017 (Saturday) 9.00am to 5.00pm
27 August 2017 (Sunday)    9.00am to 1.00pm
(Registration starts at 8.30am)


Singapore Institute of Technology @ Dover
Teaching Clinic 1

Lunch and tea breaks will be served on 26 August 2017
Tea break will be served on 27 August 2017

Registration fees
SPA Member : $200
Non-member : $300


The Speakers

Mr Shawn Soh is Senior Lecturer and Assistant Manager in the School of Health Sciences(Physiotherapy) at Nanyang Polytechnic where he directs both the second year and third year program in the musculoskeletal field. Shawn is passionate in the areas of knee rehabilitation,community rehabilitation and tele-rehabilitation.

Some of the recent students’ research he supervised included “Face-to- face vs Tele-monitoring used in a group strengthening exercise program for community dwellers with knee osteoarthritis”; “Relationship between Y-Balance Test and Community Balance Mobility Scale of Community-dwellers with Knee Osteoarthritis”. He has covered various sectors of physiotherapy work for over fifteen years and currently enjoys the work of inspiring the young minds about the exciting nature of the profession.

Shawn was a Chairperson, Education Committee, SPA 2005-2008 and Chairperson, Corporate Communication Committee, 2014-2016. He was involved in leading numerous exciting physiotherapy projects in Singapore.


Asst Prof Benjamin Soon obtained his PhD in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2014 and is currently the programme director for the Honours degree programme in Physiotherapy from the Singapore Institute of Technology. Besides teaching, Asst Prof Benjamin practices as a physiotherapist in both the private and community sector. He has a Master of Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University and has previously worked at National University Hospital.