MRO Celebrates OT Week
Activating Recovery – MRO Conference 2019
In September 2019, Moore Rehab Outcomes held our biannual conference in Shellharbour. Our clinicians from all over the state attended (from Lismore, Newcastle, Sydney, Wagga, Illawarra and the South Coast).
The theme was ‘Activating Recovery’ which underpins all that we do at MRO, and our mission statement of ‘making a difference’.
Other conference presentations included ‘Professional and Persuasive Report Writing’, ‘Assessing Care Needs’ and the ‘Kawa Model’ (client centred coaching model).
Top: Elisabeth Hibberd, Danielle O’Connor, Joanne Matuschka, Gabrielle Milburn, Pippa Quinn, Veronica Hamer, Kate Atkins, Joe McDonnell, Spiros Katzakis and Rebecca Wainscoat
Bottom: Carissa Casey, Cathy Decker, Katrina Prior, Kate Moore, Doug Moore, Jowita Lee, Bernadette Walsh, Samantha Tkac
A highlight of the conference was the launch of MRO Activate: our new proactive pain managment program for soft tissue injuries based on the best practice guidelines and Explain Pain (Butler & Mosely, 2003).
Our team were provided with training on the program and discussed the modules including: ‘Activating my recovery’, ‘Understanding pain’, ‘Activating work’, ‘Activating my home life’ and ‘The road to recovery’.
It was wonderful to have our regional teams gather together; to share knowledge, build stronger connections and to inspire one another in our work.
We concluded the conference with a guest speaker, James Madden from MEJ Solicitors, who led a discussion on legal insights. This included reflections on medicolegal reports, expert witness requirements and legal issues which may impact our work across our CTP, icare and medicolegal streams.