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The Reality of Performing Arts Healthcare


Saturday, November 25th

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

Kingscliff, NSW




Dr David Butler

We are thrilled to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Dr David Butler. David Butler is a physiotherapy graduate of the University of Queensland (1978).  He has a graduate diploma in advanced manipulative therapy (1985), a masters degree by research from the University of South Australia (1996) and a doctorate in education from Flinders University (2010).

David is a clinician, an international freelance educator, an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of South Australia and an Honoured Lifetime Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. His professional interests focus around the integration of neurobiology into clinical decision making and public and professional education in pain, stress and performance management. Food, wine and fishing are also research interests.

Author of numerous book chapters and articles and the texts Mobilisation of the Nervous System (1991), The Sensitive Nervous System (2000), David has also co-authored of Explain Pain (2003, 2nd Edn 2013), The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012),  The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer (2015) and Explain Pain Supercharged (2017).



Abstracts are due 5pm, June 26th. Read more at our Submission Page




Hotel Room Salt Beach Kingscliff

For a limited time we will be offering an Accommodation Package with Symposium registration, saving you up to $50 per night on a room at the beautiful Peppers Salt Resort & Spa! Simply select the package during your registration before the deal ends on August 25th.

(Accommodation is from November 24th-26th in a hotel room at the Resort for a maximum of two people, in a double or twin room).

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