MCKENZIE MDT PART A - EDMONTON, AB
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® MDT:
A reliable assessment & classification system for the spine & extremities, that leads you to an effective treatment strategy for your patients. To be effective, treatment strategies first require a thorough and accurate assessment. Now is the perfect time to discover why thousands of clinicians worldwide rely on MDT to improve their patient outcomes. Assess and diagnose accurately and confidently using the McKenzie MDT system.
MCKENZIE MDT PART A – SCHEDULE (MT) CBI Health Edmonton NW Edmonton, AB
4 Sessions / 2 Online & 2 In-clinic
Session 1: Asynchronous online at your own pace
Session 2: TUE 19 SEP: Online live with instructor 4:30PM–9:00PM
Sessions 3-4: SAT/SUN 23-24 SEP In-clinic CBI Health Edmonton NW, AB 8:00AM–5:00PM
Legitimate patient demonstrations with follow-up appointments take place during the course.
FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW CLINICIANS ON RECENT MDT COURSES:
- Over the past few days, I have been re-assessing patients with a seemingly extremity issue with MDT who I previously classified using a patho-anatomical approach. It is amazing to see how often there is a spinal source and how in many cases, rapid improvement occurs. It truly amazes the patient...and me
- My assessment approach for the low back and even the neck has become more structured, my understanding of force progressions and how they relate to the patient's symptoms has improved, and my understanding of how MDT is used to assess cases other than mechanical low back pain/derangements has improved.
- Richard is a fantastic educator and instructor. He was able to clarify many difficulties I was having with the cervical, thoracic, and upper extremity assessment. I feel that the MDT courses have advanced my practice knowledge by multiple years and instilled more confidence when treating more complicated patients.
ASSESS & DIAGNOSE WITH CONFIDENCE MDT is a comprehensive biopsychosocial classification system that enables clinicians to reliably classify specific sub-groups and successfully match the classification to the appropriate treatment. The MDT system identifies if the patient is unsuitable for mechanical therapy. A full history (with or without examination) can exclude patients with serious pathology or non-mechanical pain that require medical referral or non-mechanical treatment approaches. With a thorough knowledge of the three syndromes (derangement, dysfunction and posture) a trained clinician can identify directional preference, centralization or other consistent mechanical responses in keeping with the MDT syndromes and their predicted response to treatment. Once the syndromes are ruled out, the clinician can more accurately identify other diagnoses such as SIJ, spinal stenosis, symptomatic spondylolithesis or non-mechanical presentations unsuitable for mechanical therapy [Danish Institute for Health Technology Assessment (1999) American College of Occupation and Environmental Medicine (2005)].
Register at: www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org
UofA Faculty Rehab Medicine - Continuing Education Online Certificate Programs
The UofA Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Continuing Professional Education office offers a range of certificate programs for healthcare professionals. The Certificate in Pain Management provides interdisciplinary groups an opportunity to address issues related to pain. The Certificate in Sexual Health program will help learners to learn best practices and become proficient in the sexual health field. The non-credit Bridging Certificate assists Internationally Educated Physiotherapists (IEPTs) to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards. Please visit www.uab.ca/pd for upcoming dates and registration information.
UofA Faculty of Rehab Medicine- Continuing Education online Micro-courses
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Continuing Professional Education office offers a wide range of online micro-courses (6 weeks in length) over the Fall 2023 term. Content areas include but are not limited to: Vestibular & Concussion Management, Neurorehabilitation, Common Conditions in Pediatric Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging in PT Practice, Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology and more. Please visit http://www.uab.ca/pd for specific course information, start dates and registration information.
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The Acutely Injured Knee: Advanced Assessment and Care
If you're looking to master the art of diagnosing knee injuries with confidence and be the go-to knee expert at your clinic, this is the course for you. Our hands-on training will equip you with practical skills that you can apply the very next day when assessing patients. The Acutely Injured Knee: Advanced Assessment and Care is designed to challenge clinicians to think through real case studies and is focused on providing you with evidence-based theory and practical skills. The goal is to enhance your abilities in diagnosing and managing acute knee injuries effectively. Join us in Calgary on Saturday, September 23rd, at Mount Royal University for a day of enriched learning. Register before September 8th to take advantage of our early bird rate of $450. What You'll Learn: - A systematic and focused approach to assess knee injuries - How to quantify, qualify and feel confident with your ligament stress tests - How to perfect your Lachman test technique - Short-term management strategies, including imaging, bracing, and surgical referrals - How to prioritize information and what subtle clues to look for in a patient history to guide your assessment - How to expertly link subjective history to objective assessment for an accurate diagnosis - How to recognize red flags and exceptions (skeletally immature, fractures, DVT, etc.) - Application of real-life case studies to apply your newfound skills Due to the practical nature of the course, spots are limited. Don't miss this opportunity to refine your skills and gain confidence in the assessment and primary management of acute knee injuries. We look forward to welcoming you to our course and witnessing the positive impact it will have on your practice.
Details & Registration: https://mskmasterclass.com/inperson_course/
North 49 Introduction to Vestibular Therapy Hybrid Course
LOCATION: North 49 Balance & Dizziness Centre 19 - 2015 8th St. East Saskatoon, SK
INFO: Refer to the course info page at https://courses.north49therapy.com/vestibular_therapy_hybrid for further details, feedback from past course participants, and to register.
Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete taught by Zach Long hosted by PABC
This two-day course is designed to educate participants on proper technique of the fundamental movements in Fitness Athlete programming. Learn coaching, analysis, and breakdowns of the squat, deadlift, push, pull, and basic olympic lifts. Through the use of multiple models, the instructors will cover each movement beginning with proper performance and then highlighting commonly seen mistakes.
Students will learn how to correct these common mistakes through coaching, and as needed through breaking down the movement to identify relevant physical impairments and addressing these through targeted mobility and stability exercises.
●Understand the current state of functional fitness training programs
●Why functional loaded movements matter to all populations
●Understand concepts of tissue capacity and load management
●Understand the foundational complex movements commonly found in functional fitness training programs
●Develop a framework for analyzing, assessing, and correcting complex movement patterns
●Develop strategies for coaching & correcting movement efficiency
●Program accessory movements based on determined limitations
Introduction and overview of concepts
● Market, methodology, and demographics
● Squat (Front & Back)
● Training load
● Power snatch
● Overhead press
● Workout - Technique incorporation / repetition
Q&A - Key current topics
● Pull up
● Overhead squat
● Power clean
● Accessory movements & programming
● Power snatch
● Round Robin - Technique repetition
● Closing - concept summary, final
We hope to see you there!
** Please bring your own clipboard and water bottle, and any snacks you may need.
Open to Physiotherapists,Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Athletic Therapists, and RMT's.
Dr. Zach Long is a physical therapist in Charlotte, North Carolina and runs an industry leading fitness website “The Barbell Physio” where he is a trusted resource to thousands of athletes, coaches, and health care professionals across the United States and beyond. Additionally, Zach teaches with the Institute of Clinical Excellence in their “Fitness Athlete” division where he helps medical professionals better understand the needs of CrossFitters, power lifters, and weightlifters. Zach is a Board Certified Sports Certified Specialist, Level One CrossFit Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and certified SFMA practitioner.
Register for the PABC course today!
GLA:D™ Canada Remote Certification Course – October 14-15, 2023 (ET)
Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor Name: Crystal MacKay, PhD, MHSc, BScPT, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Cost per person: $540
Description: GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time on sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1 year post program.
The program is composed of 3 parts: 1) 2-3 education sessions, 2) 12 sessions of tailored neuromuscular exercises, and 3) a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data).
This program is unique because it teaches participants correct movement patterns that can be applied to their everyday activities. Certified GLA:D™ Canada trainers (a researcher in the field of arthritis and a highly experienced practicing physiotherapist) will be instructing this 1.5 day course. The GLA:D™ Canada training sessions will prepare you to provide the program to your clients. The first day will be a combination of lecture and training on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise training the second day will be lecture and information on the implementation process.
Training consists of:
• Theoretical component detailing the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and up to date research on treatment
• Information on how to implement the program within your clinical setting, adhering to the GLA:D™ Canada program standards and data collection
• Practical Instruction on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise program and functional tests
The course will include:
• A training manual
• A user profile on the GLA:D™ Canada website, which will grant you access to up to date programming materials and access to a community of all trained GLA:D™ Canada therapists
• Materials to promote your program
• Follow up implementation support to launch the program at your location
Please visit our website http://gladcanada.ca/ for more information and read our “Getting Started with GLA:D” document to get a better idea of how this program could be right for your clinic.
Register for a training course here: https://cof.akaraisin.com/ui/Training/tickets
Contact Name: Rhona McGlasson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 647-537-8664
Kaatsu Certification Course
Strength gains are based on heavy load training. Using a special designed Kaatsu bands around the limbs to safely modify blood flow restriction allows very low load training to achieve similar gains and benefits of heavy load training. A safe, active, efficient and effective way to rehabilitate neuro-musculoskeletal injuries or decondition clients. https://kaatsu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/kaatsu-training-seminar-AB-final-9-6.pdf
Modern MSK: Lumbar/Sacral Manipulation Course By KCS
Lumbar Sacral Manipulation and Management Course Oct 28-29, 2023 Edmonton, Alberta Lifemark Academy Place, 11520 100 Ave NW #207, Edmonton AB,
This course will cover the material you need to effectively screen and select patients eligible for manipulation in the Lumbar Sacral region and you will be taught how to effectively deliver manipulation in this area. You will be using the “reversed classroom” to participate in this course. First, you will learn the theory on-line, at home at your own pace. Second, you will come to a weekend intensive course where 80% of your learning will be hands on so that you This course contains content that addresses the requirements (theory, practice and final evaluation) that enable participants to SEEK authorization for the spinal manipulation roster in Alberta. You will be given access to 8 on-line units that will cover the theory and background necessary to safely and effectively utilize manipulation.
These units will include:
1) An Introduction to Manipulation
2) The Risks Associated with Manipulation
3) Discussion of the Application of Manipulation
4) Chronic Pain Management in the Lumbar/Pelvic Region
5) Management of Hypermobility
6) The SIJ
7) Over view of Objective Exam Screen Tests
8) Discussion of the Legislation, Rostering and Informed Consent related to Lumbar/Sacral Manipulation Plus- two additional anatomy/pathology units!
There will be quizzes to assess your knowledge acquisition following every two or three units. Following completion of the on-line module, participants will attend a two-day weekend intensive course. On this course, screening and assessment of the lumbar/sacral region will be reviewed. The evidence-based assessment of the lumbar/sacral region will be illustrated and practiced by participants to help classify patients into a treatment based category. These categories include Directional Preference, Stabilization (hypermobility), Chronic Pain and Manipulation. The focus of the course will be on effective and safe assessment of patients to identify those patients who would most likely benefit from manipulation. Participants will have the opportunity to practice lumbar/sacral area manipulations including supine, side-lying and prone techniques. The techniques covered include but are not restricted to the lumbar side-lying gap manipulation, the Chicago technique, Thoraco-lumbar techniques and Sacral manipulations. Once students have been guided in the refinement of the motor strategies for manipulation, they will be asked to demonstrate competency for each manipulation covered in the course prior to having their skills checklist marked as competent. Audio-visual, demonstration, instructor guided application, peer-review feed-back and case studies will be employed to promote learning prior to assessment of competency. This course will provide 14 hours of direct contact teaching related to the skill acquisition of manipulation.
Register here today!
Pelvic Floor Clinical Reasoning Course
Pelvic Health Fundamentals is designed to cover all the common presentations of pelvic floor conditions for cis women and people with vulvas. It is designed specifically for physios who have learned how to do pelvic exams and need help piecing everything together. We cover pre and post-natal physiotherapy; stress urinary incontinence, over active bladder, urgency, frequency, bowel basics, prolapse and vulvo-vaginal pain. We do not cover complex pain, trauma, RTUS, or more complex ortho / PF integration in this course - more to come ;) We provide a clear framework for clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis for the cause of these presenting problems. We offer treatment ideas for these causes then build upon this with common presentations to help participants reason through why A causes B, and why X, Y and Z are often seen together.
Testimonials tell us that the course is helpful in piecing together ortho and PF knowledge and reasoning. This course is designed so you can clearly reason through all the data from an assessment, and plan accordingly. It's designed to take you away from guessing or automated treatments and gain clarity on what you know and where to go. Course participation also offers 3 months free for our online community where you can ask questions anytime, attend open office hours and receive bonus workshops.
Find out more: See our instagram page for some behind the scenes clips from the course (@thecheerfulacademy) the attached PDF offers a sample of our reasoning frameworks. Every condition gets a wheel comprised of all the potential influencers for the symptom; how to assess and treat each influence; common patterns, the full journey for clients to get to optimal recovery, and case studies Listen to this podcast where we talk all about our why behind the academy and this course The Cheerful Academy was designed to bridge the gap between attaining the knowledge and skills from pelvic health courses and integrating them into practice with confidence, clinical competence, and solid reasoning skills, Our structure and approach were developed from our internal mentorship programs at The Cheerful Pelvis, where we have mentored many clinicians in the pelvic health journey. We know what the gaps are, and we have learned how to help you fill them. We provide a balance between structured frameworks for reasoning and space for coaching to allow participants to move forwards in their own way and at their own pace. Our live cohort learning model leverages community for diversity of insight and transformational learning. Instructors: Trish Gipson and Anniken Chadwick Trish and Anniken have both been practicing in pelvic health for over 10 years. Trish is FCAMPT certified and Anniken has post-grad training in somatic psychotherapy and education. Both have taken Diane Lee's ISM series which hugely influenced their pelvic health practice. Anniken is the owner of The Cheerful Pelvis, where Trish is the Director of Clinical Services.
“This course is an absolute must for practitioners working in pelvic health, it is the missing piece that helps to consolidate pelvic health information that has been gathered through various other courses. Both Trish and Anniken make you feel comfortable in asking question and sharing responses. I would highly recommend!” - Nicole Randhawa, past participant
“Honestly this course was one of the best I've taken as I really felt I was able to introduce the concepts into my practice immediately--I think I've improved as a therapist over the past eight weeks.” - Lindsay Bell, past participant
“The clinical reasoning framework that this course provided is so incredibly helpful. This is exactly what I needed to help give me some direction and to organize my thoughts in a way that made me feel like I was on the right track.” - Shannon Champion, past participant
“Anniken and Trish facilitate a welcoming and judgement-free learning environment where they encourage clinical reasoning, question-asking and really understanding the "why" behind what we do as pelvic physiotherapists. This course really helped me grow as a pelvic physio and increased my clinical reasoning skills and confidence.” - Madison McKinney, past participant and employee
Jeremy Lewis The Shoulder: Theory and Practice - a new hybrid learning experience
Nov 4-5 , 2023 -Calgary CBI Health, 999 36 Street Northeast, Suite 940
The Shoulder- Theory and Practice is now a hybrid course available in Canada. Learn from Jeremy Lewis online and then attend the in-person course taught by Rob Werstine, who has worked and taught with Jeremy extensively over the last 10 years and has been exclusively accredited by Jeremy to teach The Shoulder- Theory and Practice in North America. Learn from Dr Jeremy Lewis who is a Consultant Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research through his on-line modules. He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australia. He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London (www.CHHP.com). He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members. He has been acknowledged as one of the 5 most eminent clinicians in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database). Jeremy has a clinical interest in tendon problems including the rotator cuff, biceps and tennis elbow. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for frozen shoulder) as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound) (University of Leeds, UK). Since 1992, Jeremy has taught over 350 shoulder workshops internationally in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Japan, The Azores, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Middle East, Ireland, South Africa, India, extensively throughout Europe and throughout the UK. He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).
This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines. Models of shoulder assessment including the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (Lewis JS (2009) British Journal of Sports Medicine) and a new model for staging the continuum of rotator cuff tendinopathy (Lewis JS (2010) British Journal of Sports Medicine) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body. The two day in-person component of the course will be taught in Canada by Rob Werstine (see bio on the website) who has published on the throwing shoulder as well as conservative rehabilitation of the hypermobile shoulder. This course remains a ‘work in progress’ and is continually being updated with the emergence of new research and clinical understanding. As a result, many people have participated on two and some on three occasions. This course will be fun, thought provoking, and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.
GLA:D™ Canada Certification Course – November 25-26, 2023 (MT)
Dates: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mountain Time Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time
Instructor Name: Anthony Teoli, MScPT, PhD(c), Physiotherapist, McGill University, Montreal, QC Cost per person: $540
Brief Description: GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time on sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1 year post program. The program is composed of 3 parts: 1) 2-3 education sessions, 2) 12 sessions of tailored neuromuscular exercises, and 3) a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data). This program is unique because it teaches participants correct movement patterns that can be applied to their everyday activities. Certified GLA:D™ Canada trainers (a researcher in the field of arthritis and a highly experienced practicing physiotherapist) will be instructing this 1.5 day course. The GLA:D™ Canada training sessions will prepare you to provide the program to your clients. The first day will be a combination of lecture and training on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise training the second day will be lecture and information on the implementation process.
Training consists of:
- Theoretical component detailing the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and up to date research on treatment
- Information on how to implement the program within your clinical setting, adhering to the GLA:D™ Canada program standards and data collection
- Practical Instruction on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise program and functional tests
The course will include:
- A training manual
- A user profile on the GLA:D™ Canada website, which will grant you access to up to date programming materials and access to a community of all trained GLA:D™ Canada therapists
- Materials to promote your program
- Follow up implementation support to launch the program at your location
Register for a training course here: https://cof.akaraisin.com/ui/Training/tickets
Please visit our website https://gladcanada.ca for more information and read our “Getting Started with GLA:D” document to get a better idea of how this program could be right for your clinic.
Graston Technique Advanced Module
Join us for the Graston Technique Advanced Module. This is a 14 hour, fully credited hands on course that takes the principles of functional mobility and dynamic movements and couples it with the application of the Graston technique strokes that were introduced in the M1 Basic module. Several new strokes pertaining to fascial chains are demonstrated and a thorough discussion of the 4 x 4 exercise matrix is incorporated into our treatment progressions. Current research and evidence based studies are discussed as well as instructor led active learning labs are incorporated throughout. This is Graston Technique meets Active Release meets Selective Functional Movement. Come learn how these advanced Graston Technique principles can assist in achieving clinical break throughs with musculoskeletal conditions. Space is limited so sign up today!