Dr Hayden Pooke is one of the presenters at this workshop.
On 22 May 2022, the IMU Chiropractic Department in collaboration with Electro Medical Systems (EMS), Swiss Dolorclast® Academy (SDCA) and EVO Performance held a Shockwave Therapy Certification Workshop for practitioners in the treatment of common Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. There was an overwhelming response to the workshop, and it was fully booked after just a few days of opening for registration. It was attended by 58 participants (48 Chiropractic Students, 4 Full-Time Chiropractic Faculty Members, 2 IMU Healthcare Chiropractic Clinicians and 4 external healthcare practitioners). Attendees participated in this full-day theoretical and practical course to become certified as an EMS GDT product practitioners. Objectives included introducing and familiarising practitioners with the EMS Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave ESWT Device, demonstrating treatment protocols for commonly encountered MSK conditions, familiarising practitioners with the indications and contraindications for therapy and introducing Guided Dolorclast® Therapy (GDT) – an innovative combination of high-power laser therapy followed by ESWT which boasts addressing 90% of all major indications to improve clinical success.
IMU’s Chiropractic Clinical Education Coordinator, Sports Chiropractor and GDT Certified Trainer, Dr Hayden Pooke presented the morning session on mechanisms of action and basic science of Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy and high-power laser whilst the afternoon session covered indications, contraindications, assessments & diagnosis, product characteristics and specifications and the hands-on workshop were presented by specialist Physiotherapist and GDT Certified Trainer, Tan Woo Teck.
Student feedback was positive as certification as a GDT makes IMU Chiropractic graduates even more “industry ready” and attractive to employers.