Online Education | CPD Accreditation

Research shows that one in five Australians have chronic pain in their lifetime and 5.2 million Australians suffer sports-related injuries each year. This makes it necessary for pharmacists to be able to provide the most relevant and up-to-date advice on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries commonly seen in the pharmacy community. Pharmacists need to be equipped with appropriate knowledge to be able to assist their customers and be part of a multidisciplinary team.


Prescribe bracing and support in pharmacy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic anatomy and common injuries
  • Understand the appropriate management of common sport injuries​
  • Describe the disadvantages and advantages of features in different braces​
  • Identify and recommend orthopaedic bracing interventions as part of a wholistic treatment​
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with allied health practitioners including when to refer​


Stephen Wrigley | Stephen studied at La Trobe University in Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics with Honours. He has worked in private practice for 6 years, servicing both public and private patients. This involved manufacturing and prescribing braces for a range of diagnoses including paediatric neuromuscular conditions, acute injury and post- operative management. Stephen transitioned into commercial role with DJO GLOBAL in 2015, Stephen joined DJO Global. He was ANZ sales rep of the year in 2017 before moving into a Product managing role with DJO in 2019. Stephen’s has more recently presented to surgeons and physiotherapist throughout Asia on the role of post op bracing in rehabilitation.

Accreditation Number: G2019066

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities

Competency Standards (2016)​

1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.6

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