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Trauma-informed care: The impacts of trauma on the physical body
Explore the relationship between trauma and the physical body, providing a comprehensive understanding of how emotional distress can manifest in physiological ways.
  • Outline how trauma can have short and/or long-term impacts on the physical body.
  • Outline examples of the different types of impact on the physical body that trauma can cause, and how practitioners can respond by applying trauma-informed care.
  • Discuss how to communicate effectively with other mental health practitioners to better support people who are experiencing physical symptoms resulting from trauma.

Panel List

  • Felicity de Blic (Pelvic Physiotherapist, NSW)
  • Lou Kerley (She/They) (Occupational Therapist, VIC)
  • Andy Moloney (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, QLD)

Facilitated by Stephen Trumble (Facilitator/General Practitioner, VIC)


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