NSWPAR began as a small, informal group in the mid-1990's in the old South West Sydney Area Health Service. It came about due to the fact that, although treating amputees requires specialist skills and knowledge, most Physiotherapists were working without any form of peer support or ongoing education. In 1995 the group met for the first time under the NSWPAR banner. The group met to provide that support through sharing of knowledge, practical skills, networking, updating information on components, and development of pathways, research, and quality projects.

Over time the group has expanded, and now meets 3 times per year, with hosting shared between metropolitan and regional centres throughout NSW. It continues to run on a wholly voluntary basis, with all events organised by the group members. The group's events are generally popular, with up to 50 people attending a workshop.

Apart from the workshops, the group has been heavily involved in developing resources for Amputee Physiotherapists, including patient assessment guidelines, Service self-assessment guidelines, pamphletts, and a video on manufacturing temporary prostheses. We have also been involved in 2 multicentre research projects.

NSWPAR Workshop Nepean Hospital 2006

In 2009, the group decided to expand membership & activities nationwide, and started contacting Physiotherapists across Australia about the formation of AustPAR.

Past NSWPAR events are listed below. Click 'Number' or 'Site' column headings to sort by that heading.

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Events in Northern NSW
Events in Sydney
Events in Southern NSW

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