Sep
8
to Sep 10

Clinical Skills for Treating Pain

  • 64 ROCKWOOD AVE FREDERICTON NB e3b 2m2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
PHS-final-transparent-logo.png

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR TREATING PAIN

Hosted by Pelvic Health Solutions

During this course you will learn:

• The nuts and bolts of pain science

• How to explain pain to patients using metaphors

• The difference between central pain, neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain

• Practical clinical tools for the treatment of chronic pain to compliment your current manual therapy clinical skills and improve patient outcomes

• How to use graded exposure and motivational tools to increase patient compliance

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE BROCHURE

View Event →
Oct
13
to Dec 3

Level 3 Lower Quadrant - Moncton

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Level 3 Lower Quadrant "pulls it all together." Advanced assessment techniques are taught to tackle the more difficult patient scenarios. Higher level treatment approaches integrate the articular, neuromeningeal, and myofascial components. This course will focus on treatment techniques.

In this 9-day format, there will be considerable independent work, accessing online lectures and completing readings, which will be part of the material you will be responsible for on the exam. You will be provided access to the site prior to the course.

Examination of course material is to be held immediately following the course (within the time specified). Successful completion of this examination is a prerequisite to writing the intermediate level exam.

INSTRUCTORS

Jill Robertson, BScPT, MScPT, FCAMPT & Andrea McAllister, BScPT, FCAMPT

COURSE DAYS/HOURS

October 13-15th, 2017

November 3rd-5th, 2017

December 1st-3rd, 2017

 

Fridays       2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays   8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sundays     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

LOCATION

Advanced Health and Physiotherapy

1579 Mountain Rd., Unit 3

Moncton, NB

E1G 1A3

 

CONTACT PERSON

Jordan Gillis

Jordan@Advanced-Health.ca

View Event →

May
11
to Jun 4

Level 2 Lower Quadrant - Moncton (Cancelled)

  • Georges-L-Dumont Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LEVEL II- LOWER QUADRANT, MONCTON 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a twelve day course involving the examination and treatment of the lumbar spine, pelvis and the lower extremity. Relevant anatomy and pathology will be covered. Practical sessions of lumbar spine and pelvis mobilization and stabilization, peripheral joint mobilization and manipulation will follow demonstrations to allow participants to develop proficient manual therapy skills.

Please wear appropriate clothing to allow for examination of spinal and peripheral joints. Examination of course material is to be held immediately following the course (within the time specified). Successful completion of this examination is a prerequisite to Level 3 lower course. Results and certificates (if applicable) will be mailed to the participant upon successful completion of the course/examination.

INSTRUCTORS

Jill Robertson, BScPT, MScPT, FCAMPT

COURSE DAYS/HOURS

May 11-14th , 2017

May 18-21st  , 2017

June 1-4th , 2017

Thursdays       4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fridays                1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturdays         8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sundays             8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION

Georges-L-Dumont Hospital

330 Université Ave

Moncton, NB

E1C 2Z3

CONTACT PERSON

Jean-Michel Cormier

jeanmichel.cormier@maxhealthinstitute.ca

REGISTRATION FORM

View Event →
Apr
29
to Apr 30

K-taping for Women's Health

  • Max Health Institute Dieppe (Champlain St.) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

K-Taping for Women’s Health

Course Overview

K-Taping® for Women's Health is a two-day, practical application course in women's health K-Taping techniques. The course begins with an overview of the theory and purpose of the K-Taping practical applications and the history of the K-Taping Academy.

Who should attend?

Women's health and pelvic health physiotherapists.

Course Details

  • Practical taping includes a demonstration and practice of each of the techniques used in the K-Taping method.  Muscle techniques include ways to relax or increase stimulation of muscles. Ligament stability applications are used for joint and tendon support as well as the relief of trigger point pain.  The functional correction and fascial correction techniques can be used in the treatment of Women’s Health dysfunctions such as pelvic instability.  Lymphatic drainage techniques have been shown to provide relief of swelling during pregnancy, post operatively and in lymphedema care.
  • Specific Taping Techniques included in this course are:
    • Lumbar and neck muscle relaxation
    • Sacral iliac joint support
    • Carpal tunnel symptom relief for cases caused by both mechanical problems and pregnancy.
    • Abdominal support techniques during pregnancy.
    • Postural correction application.
    • Treatment of edema during pregnancy, post surgical and lymphedema cases.
    • Tape applications for instability of the pubic symphysis.
    • Introduction and uses of Cross Tape.
    • Postnatal recovery of the uterus and abdominal pain/cramping.
    • Colon K-Taping to help ease constipation post surgically and with travel.
    • Discussion and demonstration on techniques for
      • Breast engorgement
      • Mastitis
    • Scar taping techniques for post cesarean section and other post surgery cases.
      • Suggestions for taping of a diastasis recti.
      • Transverse abdominus stimulation and core stability exercises.
      • Taping for relief of dysmenorrhea.
      • Taping to improve bladder control.
      • Taping to assist patients with pelvic organ prolapse.
      • Taping for post mastectomy edema.

Course Material

Includes the official workbook by the International K-Taping Academy, practice tape supplies for the course, a certificate, and a membership to the International K-Taping Forum.

Other Information

Attire: Bring your own scissors and wear proper attire for taping of your body (i.e. shorts, t-shirt).

Schedule and Location: Sent via e-mail approximately 3 weeks in advance of the course date.

Duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun 0830-1730. Two 15 minute breaks and a one hour lunch. Lunch not provided. Some course venues have restrictions about our capacity to offer coffee and snacks during breaks in the classrooms (we recommend that you bring some or your favourite snacks with you).

Cancellation policy: registration fee less $50 will be refunded for written cancellations received 21 days prior to the event. No refund will be given after this date. K-Taping Academy Canada reserves the right to cancel at any time with full refund.

The K-Taping Academy offers internationally standardised training, certification upon completion of courses and is a professional partner on completion of training through its specialist forum, list of therapists, mentoring and much more.

REGISTRATION LINK

View Event →
Apr
15
to May 14

ADVANCED LOWER EXTREMITY COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

  • Physio One Health Clinic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADVANCED LOWER EXTREMITY COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (Space Available: April 15) A 4-Day Evidence Based Program (Apr 15-16 & May 13-14, 2017) 

2017-04-15
8:30am - 5:00pm
TRURO, NS

Instructor: Dr. Bahram Jam; PT, FCAMT

  • Member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists
  • Credentialed with The McKenzie Institute International


    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    • Upon completion of this 4-day program, the physical therapist will be confident in applying evidence-based clinical assessment skills for the diagnosis and classification of individuals presenting with various common acute, sub-acute or persistent lower extremity pain syndromes. 
       
    • Physical Therapists will also be able to confidently identify several potential contributing factors to persistent pain and dysfunction at the hip, knee, foot and ankle complex
       
    • Upon determining the diagnosis, classification and the potential contributing factors, physical therapists will be able to administer the most effective treatment / management options including specific exercise / movement prescription, manual therapies, neural mobilizations and taping. 
       
    • Physical therapists will be provided with workbook that will systematically guide the subjective and physical evaluation process.
    COURSE TUTION
    • $895.00
    LOCATION
    • Physio One Health Clinic 
      510 Prince St, Truro, NS
      B2N 1G1

      For details on directions contact: (902) 843-4393
    CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
    • This program is restricted to Registered Physical Therapists who are licensed to practice in Canada, or PT students awaiting licensing. 
       
      • There are NO prerequisites for this program

        Prior completion of previous APTEI shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand courses is optional, but NOT compulsory
      GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
      • Tax Receipts provided on course date / $50.00 is non-refundable / No refunds for cancellations 2 weeks or less before course date

        Note on Tuition:
        • Those who have already taken the APTEI Hip, Knee or Foot & Ankle Courses receive $150 Tuition discount

          Refunds will be made after registration is complete and APTEI is informed
        COURSE REGISTRATION

        For further information please feel free to contact:
        Tel & Fax: (905) 707-0819 or Toll free: 1-866-APTEI-44 or e-mail:info@aptei.com

        You may also Register Online

View Event →
Apr
7
to Apr 9

SPC First Responder for Sport & Healthcare Professionals

  • Max Health Institute Dieppe (Champlain St.) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SPC First Responder for Sport & Healthcare Professionals – Moncton, NB (April 7-9, 2017)

Posted December 19th, 2016 & filed under First Responder CertificationSPC Course.

Location:Moncton, NB

SPC First Responder Full CourseCAD$580.00

Plus applicable provincial taxes.

SPC First Responder RecertificationCAD$450.00

Plus applicable provincial taxes.

SPC First Responder Recertification with ManualCAD$550.00

Plus applicable provincial taxes.

SPC Members, please login to receive member rates. 

If you require assistance with login procedures, please email info@sportphysio.ca.

This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (last 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant:

• Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards

• Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries, bleeds, fractures)

• Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator

• Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years*

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Course Fees:

SPC Members: Full Course: $525 (plus tax); Recertification: $405 (plus tax); Recertification with new manual: $505 (plus tax)

Non-member Fees: Full Course: $580 (plus tax); Recertification: $450 (plus tax); Recertification with new manual: $550 (plus tax)

New SPC Student Members: Full Course: $510 (plus tax); Recertification: $385 (plus tax); Recertification with new manual: $485 (plus tax) 

*To be eligible for the student fee, you must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program and be a student member of SPC. To receive the student pricing, please email program@sportphysio.ca for a student discount code.

All participants will receive a pocket CPR mask during the course. Manuals are provided to Full Course participants only.

Recertification participants are required to bring the manual from their previous course. If you require a new manual, please select the Recertification with new manual option.

Meal and refreshments are not provided.

Registration Deadline:

April 2, 2017 *Register early – space is limited.

Cancellation fee is $100 accepted for any cancellation made up to two weeks prior to course, after which point no refund is granted.

Course Dates & Times:

Friday, April 7, 2017: 4:30PM – 8:30PM 

Saturday, April 8, 2017: 8:30AM- 6:00PM 

Sunday, April 9, 2017: 8:30AM- 6:00PM

*Course time may vary at instructor’s discretion

*Recertification will take place on Saturday & Sunday of this course

Course Location:

Moncton, NB

REGISTRATION LINK

View Event →
Apr
1
to Apr 2

SMARTERehab Group - Body Image, Midline & Central Pain Presentations

Course Description

The brain needs to know what is happening in the body. It gets this information from sensory feedback. When this information is deficient the brain will change its behaviour to get this information. When it is absent, significantly inaccurate or cannot be processed, musculoskeletal symptoms can result. It is now clear that our virtual brain and body image are involved in pain states. In some cases they can be a primary cause of the pain state We will cover how to assess for a disrupted body image using original screening tools developed by SMARTERehab for the diagnosis of central body image pain and a physical assessment of a battery of midline testing. Evidence based treatments will be covered in detail. These involve specific sensory training and the neurodevelopmental process whereby we learn how our midline and body image. This is through the primitive and postural reflexes that guide our movement and the sensory systems that are used during this process. We have researched a clinical prediction rule for widespread central sensitization and developed rehabilitation strategies based on the underlying mechanisms. You will leave with a clear understanding of when to apply the clinical prediction rule, and assessment strategies for altered body image, along with the appropriate subjective history, physical examination and outcome measures to use. You will be able to develop a rehabilitation program for clients with altered body image or central sensitization and have appropriate progressions and problem solving strategies.

Course Objectives

The participant will be able to:

  • Understand midline, altered body image, central sensitization and their role in pain states
  • Use a clinical prediction rule of self report and physical examination items to diagnose central sensitization
  • Be able to assess for midline, altered body image & Musculoskeletal Body Image Pain
  • Appreciate the role of the sensory system and the developmental process in midline, body image and pain
  • Develop a rehabilitation program for body image disorders and central sensitization with appropriate starting points and progressions

Facilitator Sean Gibbons graduated from Manchester University in 1995. He has been rehabilitating movement patterns for over 20 years. He researched and developed the concept of Midline as a sensory system which is involved in coordination and Body Image Pain - a new type of Central Pain. His PhD was on the development of a prescriptive clinical prediction rule for specific motor control exercises in low back pain. Key new sub-classifications were identified: neurocognitive, sensory motor function which is related to extremely poor movement and the ability to learn to coordination exercises; central body image pain and neuro-immune-endocrine dys-regulation. His current work follows this and aims to further subclassify pain mechanisms and understand the mechanisms of non mechanical pain. His dissection and research into psoas major, gluteus maximus and other muscles has led to the development of new rehabilitation options. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has several journal publications and book chapters on related topics. He is an associate researcher at MUN and is part of the teaching faculty at McMaster's Advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal / Manipulative Physiotherapy specialization. 

REGISTRATION FORM

View Event →
Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Ortho Div. Level 1-3 March Exam Sitting - Application Deadline February 15th

There will be an organized sitting for physiotherapists wanting to write their level 1 to 3 manual therapy exam (for the first time or retake). Please note that successful completion of the Level 1 exam is a pre-requisite to participating in level 2 manual therapy courses. If you are interested in participating in this sitting, please submit your application to:

Kaely MacMillan (Level Examination Coordinator)

550 Snelling St.

Victoria, BC

V8Z 2B4

orthoexams@shaw.ca 

You will need to submit my name (Jean-Michel Cormier) as your invigilator and have the exam sent to:

Max Health Institute (Att; Jean-Michel Cormier)

18 Champlain St., Unit 4

Dieppe, New-Brunswick

E1A 1N3

The exam sitting will begin at noon (12pm) on Sunday March 19th, 2017 at Max Health Institute Dieppe, 18 Champlain St. Unit 4.

LEVEL I MAIL OUT EXAMINATION APPLICATION

Enclosed are the purpose, objectives, description, scope, and rules of the examinations, along with an application form. This application is intended for physiotherapists who feel that they have, through other courses or studies, completed the course requirements for Level 1 and would like to challenge the Level I written examination.

A. HOW THE EXAMINATION WORKS

The examination is a correspondence examination that is written under the supervision of an invigilator named by you (Jean-Michel Cormier). The examination is mailed out to your invigilator, who supervises you writing the examination. The invigilator then mails it back to the Level Examination Coordinator for marking. The examination can be written anywhere, at any time during the examination period, but must be POSTMARKED to be returned by the examination deadline.

B. EXAMINATION DATES

MARCH EXAMINATION

Application deadline: February 15th

Examination mail-out: March 1st

Exam sitting date: Sunday, March 19th, 12:00pm

Examination return deadline: April 1st  

Results mailed out: May 15th

For more information and to find the registration form, please consult this LINK

View Event →
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Assessment and Treatment of Runners: A manual therapy and movement approach

This evidence-based course will give you the skill to perform a thorough hands-on movement analysis of the runner (both injured and non). It will help you efficiently marry Sahrmann-based movement system analysis with manual therapy in the context of the novice to the seasoned runner.

 

Running assessment includes:

1)    Treadmill gait/running assessment with apps to help.

2)    Biomechanical and functional movement assessment

3)    Neurodynamic, articular and myofascial mobility testing

 

Treatment will include:

1)    Gait cueing and correction to improve efficiency and reduce risk of injury

2)    Exercise prescription to address movement disorders

3)    Manual therapy techniques to restore proper neurodynamics, myofascial mobility and joint mobility (spinal and peripheral techniques)

 

Dates:

Moncton, New Brunswick                                 February 18/19, 2017

Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI                           March 11/12, 2017

St. John’s, NL                                                         April 29/30, 2017

Gander, NL                                                                        June, 2017

 

Course Hours:                   

Saturday               8:30-4:30

Sunday                 8:30-4:30

 

Cost:  $480 tax and snacks included.

 

To register please contact:

in NB Jean Michel Cormier at jeanmichel.cormier@maxhealthinstitute.ca

in PEI Jacey Kelly at jaceykelly1@gmail.com

in NL Kelsey Kent at kelsey.e.kent@gmail.com  

Jill Robertson is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is a Chief Examiner and instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of CPA. She practices in Fall River, NS. Jill received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 1996. Jill completed her Masters (thesis on Manual Therapy and Exercise for the Hip) in 2001.

Anita Connors is a manual physiotherapist working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a runner, weight lifter and recently new to crossfit. Her special interests are in movement impairment and manual therapy. She travels twice yearly to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to study the Movement System Impairment approach with Shirley Sahrmann. In 2011 Anita completed the Advanced Manipulative Therapy exam to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Teaching is another of her interests. She is an instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA, and a laboratory instructor at Dalhousie University.

View Event →
Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Cupping Massage Therapy Course

Cupping is a great tool to have as a massage therapist or health care practitioner, it helps blend old world healing with today’s practice. The benefits to your patients are varied and can include; increased circulation, decrease fascial restrictions, increase range of motion and many other benefits all with minimal effort from you as a therapist. For you a therapist, it is a fantastic method for self-healing, maintenance and cupping will help extend your career. Cupping is a technique whereby a vacuum (negative pressure) is created in the cup, drawing the skin (fascia) up into the cup and separating the layers of fascia. The vacuum effect allows new blood to the area, because the layers of fascia are
now separated the blood is free to flow to the areas that have been adhered and stagnate. This allows your patients to have increased circulation, faster healing and the possibility of decreased adhesions.

Annis Downey, RMT and Pam Wilson, RMT have been practicing cupping massage therapy since 2010. Annis has been practicing massage since 2006 in multidisciplinary clinics and currently practices in her own clinic. Post RMT graduation she studied courses in TCM acupuncture, German Auricular Acupuncture, aromatherapy, soft tissue mobilization, and Gusha. Annis joined the instructing staff of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2008 and has enjoyed educating future massage therapists as well as keeping current with latest therapy techniques. Pam has been practicing massage since 2003 and is currently working in a multidisciplinary clinic. Some of the courses she has completed post graduation include: Myofascial Release Level I and II, Thai Yoga Massage Level I and II.

Annis and Pam look forward to sharing their vast knowledge and experiences with you during the cupping massage course.

Upcoming Courses:
Date and Time: November 19th, 2015, 10 am – 2:30pm
Location: Advanced Health & Physiotherapy, 1579 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
To register for the course please contact Annis Downey, RMT at learncuppingmassage@gmail.com or 902.880.9768.
The fee for the course is $210 without cups (plus HST), $260 including cups (plus HST). A non refundable $50 deposit is required when registering for the course which is payable via Etransfer (learncuppingmassage@gmail.com), Visa or MasterCard.

View Event →
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Primitive Reflexes influencing Movement & Motor Control: Assessment and Rehabilitation

Primitive Reflexes influencing Movement & Motor Control: Assessment and Rehabilitation

Two Day Course

This course is suitable for orthopaedic, paediatric and neurological physiotherapists 

Sean Gibbons

BSc. (Hons) P.T., MSc. Ergonomics, PhD (c), MCPA 

Parfrey K, Gibbons SGT, et al 2014 Head and limb position influence superficial EMG of abdominals during an abdominal hollowing exercise. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 15:52. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-52 

Course Description

Primitive reflexes (PR) are brain stem-mediated, complex automatic movement patterns that commence in utero. If PR persist beyond their average lifespan they may begin to interfere with proper CNS development and could indicate neurological impairment. They present in conditions such as learning difficulties or movement disorders in children and adults. PR can also reappear due to altered sensory input into the CNS (musculoskeletal injury) or altered processing (i.e. concussion). The presence of PR will influence motor control and may indicate altered CNS neurocognitive processing. The presence of significant PR can interfere with normal rehabilitation. 

A sub group of patients have difficulty understanding the exercises or education we give them. These patients have significant deficits in sensory motor function, learning skills, and have primitive reflexes in the nervous system. Research shows that there is a strong relationship between sensory motor function, presence of primitive reflexes and neurocognitive function. Some other patients just seem to have tightness in muscles that does not go way. This is frequently due to a retained PR. 

During this two day course we will cover the assessment and rehabilitation of primitive reflexes in detail. Strategies for treatment in the clinic and home exercise will be discussed. The Motor Control Abilities Questionnaire is an instrument developed to identify patients who have difficulty understanding stability and movement control exercises. The use of this questionnaire will be described and how primitive reflex inhibition can be used to improve neurocognitive function and motor control. 

Several clinical studies support the use of primitive reflex inhibition to improve neurocognitive function, reduce pain, disability and learn specific exercises. 

There are no pre-requisites for this course. The Sub-classification course is recommended, but not required. It is available online: www.smarterehab.org

Course Objectives

The participant will be equipped to: 

• Identify clients who will unlikely learn or progress with specific stability exercises (e.g. subjective history, screening, physical Ax) 

• Understand the role of primitive reflexes in pain, cognitive function and motor control. 

• Assess and rehabilitate primitive reflexes in children and adults 

• Implement a home exercise program for primitive reflex inhibition 

• Use primitive reflex inhibition strategies to improve movement & motor control 

Facilitator

Sean Gibbons graduated from Manchester University in 1995. He shares his time between clinical practice, teaching and research. His PhD was on the development of a prescriptive clinical prediction rule for specific motor control exercises in low back pain. A key new sub-classification was developed which identified the patient's ability to learn the exercises. This involves sensory motor, neurocognitive function, and body image. His current work follows this and aims to further sub-classify pain mechanisms. His goal is to have valid and reliable screening tools to classify people into sub-groups to identify the best treatment. His dissection and research into psoas major, gluteus maximus and other muscles has provided new insight into muscle function and led to the development of new rehabilitation options. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has several journal publications and book chapters on related topics. He is an associate researcher at MUN and is part of the teaching faculty at McMaster's Advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal/Manipulative Physiotherapy Specialization. 

SMARTERehab 2016© - all rights reserved 

Note: SMARTERehab reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. In the event that SMARTERehab cancels a course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. SMARTERehab reserves the right to accept course applicants. 

Cancellation Fee: A 25% administration fee will be charged up to the registration deadline for refunds. No refunds will be granted after this date. 

Video & Audio recording is not permitted 

Copyright: Participants will be required to agree to reference SMARTERehab original ideas in teaching, presentations or publications 

Course Fee: $460 

10% discount for the following: 

Group: 3 or more registrants from same company 

(Must register together as a group at the same time) 

Early Bird: register by Oct 7 

New Physio Grads 2015 or 2016 

(cannot be combined together or used in conjunction with below) 

20% discount if Repeating the course? 

(cannot be used in conjunction with above) 

Paying yourself? 

Pay in 2 instalments: Nov 2016 & March 2017 

(Must pay by cc or post dated cheque; 

Does not apply if use discount rates) 

Date: Nov 19-20, 2016 

Time: Sat: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. 

Sun 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. 

Registration Deadline: Nov 10, 2016 

Course Organizer: For more info contact Sean Gibbons @ 709 689 3303 

email: stabilityphysio@gmail.com 

www.smarterehab.org 

Location: Davidson Physiotherapy 

520 Pinewood Road 

Riverview, N.B. E1B 5J9 

Tel: 506-854-7973 

What will you get from this course that you may not already have? 

Primitive reflexes

Understand the role of primitive reflexes in pain, cognitive function and motor control. This has a huge influence on correcting movement, rehab strategies and learning skills. This is also important for neurological rehab. 

Neurodevelopmental Process

The neurodevelopmental process can be used for rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients, neurological rehab of adults and children, as well as central pain and balance retraining. 

CNS Coordination – A New Sub-Classification

Our clinical reasoning promotes a diagnosis of movement function, tissue, pain mechanisms and CNS Coordination. The latter represents a new, but significant sub-classification, which represents the cognitive and motor functions of the CNS. 

Motor Control Ability Screening

What about the people who can`t seem to learn the exercises we teach them? You will learn how to use the Motor Control Abilities Questionnaire to screen people for the ability to learn specific motor control exercises. You will learn alternative treatment options to rehabilitate this problem population. 

Learning Difficulties

Appreciate the importance of cognitive based learning skills in rehabilitation. 

Motor Control Problem Solving

Problem solving with some clients can be difficult. We have developed a Universal Problem Solving Model of Motor Control to help you make exercises easier or harder. We have to give people exercises they can do, not ones they can’t. 

Improve Motor Control

Learn how to use primitive reflex inhibition to reduce tone and muscle tightness, improve movement and coordination.

REGISTRATION FORM

View Event →
Oct
21
to Oct 23

McKenzie MDT - Part B

Course Information

City:Moncton, NB Dates:Oct 21 – 23, 2016

Type:Part BCourse #:CA16B006

Instructor:Audrey Long
BSc PT, Spec MSK, Dip MDTCourse Cost:$650.00

Course Location:Map It!
The Moncton Hospital
135 MacBeath Avenue
Moncton, NB XXX XXX
Cosponsor:Jennifer Everett
University of Manitoba


Schedule and Other Important Information

Approximately 4 cervical or thoracic patients will be assessed and treated by the instructor during this course. The hosting facility selects the patients for the course and the patients return for a follow-up appointment before the end of the course. This 26 hour course is a combination of a pre-requisite web based training component and 3 days in-class training. The online component will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete. The tentative schedule for the live course is as follows: Fri - 12.30pm - 8.30pm, Sat 8.00am - 5.45pm, Sun 8.00am - 3.30pm. A course manual is included in the course fee. The manual includes all of the material covered during the course.

A manual covering the course material, is included in the cost of this course. The manual will be distributed on the first day of the live course.The course content is based on the textbook, The Cervical & Thoracic Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, 2nd Edition, by Robin McKenzie and Stephen May, which is available from Cardon Rehabilitation 1-800-944-7868 http://www.cardonrehab.com.

View Event →
Sep
16
to Nov 13

Level 3 Upper - Moncton

Level 3 Upper Quadrant

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Level 3 Lower Quadrant "pulls it all together."  Advanced assessment techniques are taught to tackle the more difficult patient scenarios.  Higher level treatment approaches integrate the articular, neuromeningeal, and myofascial components.  This course will focus on treatment techniques.

In this 9-day format, there will be considerable independent work, accessing online lectures and completing readings, which will be part of the material you will be responsible for on the exam.  You will be provided access to the site prior to the course.

Examination of course material is to be held immediately following the course (within the time specified). Successful completion of this examination is a prerequisite to writing the intermediate level exam. Results and certificates (if applicable) will be mailed to the participant upon successful completion of the course/examination.

 

PREREQUISITE

LEVEL 2 Upper

 

CLOTHING

As this is a practical course, the participants should bring shorts and a comfortable top.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

$1380 OPD Member

$1500 CPA Member

$1625 non CPA Member

 

*CPA Orthopaedic Division course rates adjusted as of January 2016*

The course can be paid via a cheque for the full amount & can be postdated for September 16th, 2016; or it can be paid via 3 cheques of even amounts adding to total price dated on Sep 17th, Sep 30th and Nov 11th, 2016. Confirmation email will be sent once registration is received.

If you are interested in taking this course, please send your application ASAP as places are limited. Priority will be given to Orthopaedic Division members and on a first come first served basis.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Jill Robertson 

Jill received her B.Sc(PT) from Dalhousie University in 1987 and her M.Sc(PT) in 2001.  She passed the Intermediate Manual Therapy exam in 1991 and the Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy exam in 1996.  She has been a sessional lecturer and lab demonstrator at Dalhousie University for over 20 years.  She is an instructor and examiner for the national orthopaedic division of CPA.  Jill is the owner and works at Young Kempt Physiotherapy Centre in Halifax, and at Beaverbank Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy in Lower Sackville.  Jill is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2009 Jill received CPA’s Mentorship award and continues to mentor physios from across Atlantic Canada.  In 2012 Jill received the designation Clinical Specialist MSK from CPA and is an assessor for CPA’s Specialization program.

Andrea McAllister

Andrea graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995 and has worked in private practice orthopaedics since 1997. She obtained her Intermediate (Part A) credentials in 2003, and her Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy (Part B) in 2005. Andrea then went on to obtain a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Andrea attends Orthopaedic symposia annually, and has taken many other nonsyllabus courses to keep her clinical toolbox well rounded. She is regularly involved in mentoring peers and new graduates and sits on the National Education Committee. Andrea has taught in the Dalhousie Physiotherapy school’s orthopaedic assessment and treatment labs for over 10 years and is a credentialed Level 2 Upper and Lower instructor in the Orthopaedic Division curriculum.

 

CANCELLATIONS

An administrative fee of $150 will be charged for a cancellation received before September 2nd , 2015. After this date, no refunds will be made.

 

COURSE DAYS/HOURS

Sept. 16th  to 18th, 2016

Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd, 2016

Nov. 11th to 13th, 2016

 

Fridays 1:00 pm 9:00 pm

Saturdays 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Sundays 8:00 am 5:00 pm

 

LOCATION

The Moncton Hospital

135 MacBeath Avenue

Moncton, NB

E1C 6Z8

 

PARKING

There is a parking lot affiliated with the hospital ($8/day)

 

BREAKS

Snacks and refreshments may be provided based on number of attendees and course budget. You will be notified before the first weekend.

 

CONTACT

Registration/Enquiries

Jean-Michel Cormier, New-Brunswick Orthopaedic Section Chair

jeanmichel.cormier@maxhealthinstitute.ca

 

REGISTRATION FORM

View Event →
Jun
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Level 1 Exam Sitting - Application Deadline May 15th

There will be an organized sitting for physiotherapists wanting to write their level 1 manual therapy exam. Please note that successful completion of the Level 1 exam is a pre-requisite to participating in level 2 manual therapy courses. If you are interested in participating in this sitting, please submit your application to:

Kaely MacMillan (Level Examination Coordinator)

550 Snelling St.

Victoria, BC

V8Z 2B4

orthoexams@shaw.ca 

You will need to submit my name (Jean-Michel Cormier) as your invigilator and have the exam sent to:

Max Health Institute

18 Champlain St., Unit 4

Dieppe, New-Brunswick

E1A 1N3

The exam sitting will begin at noon (12pm) on Sunday June 26th at Max Health Institute Dieppe, 18 Champlain St. Unit 4.

LEVEL I MAIL OUT EXAMINATION APPLICATION

Enclosed are the purpose, objectives, description, scope, and rules of the examinations, along with an application form. This application is intended for physiotherapists who feel that they have, through other courses or studies, completed the course requirements for Level 1 and would like to challenge the Level I written examination.

A. HOW THE EXAMINATION WORKS

The examination is a correspondence examination that is written under the supervision of an invigilator named by you (Jean-Michel Cormier). The examination is mailed out to your invigilator, who supervises you writing the examination. The invigilator then mails it back to the Level Examination Coordinator for marking. The examination can be written anywhere, at any time during the examination period, but must be POSTMARKED to be returned by the examination deadline.

B. EXAMINATION DATES

JUNE EXAMINATION

Application deadline: May 15th

Examination mail-out: June 1st

Exam sitting date: Sunday, June 26th, 12:00pm

Examination return deadline: July 1st  

Results mailed out: August 15th

For more information and to find the registration form, please consult this LINK

View Event →
May
14
to May 15

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1

This seminar, taught by our experienced team of doctoral trained physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physicians will cover the background, philosophy, and evidence related to the model. Next, the 7 full body movement scoring system for the SFMA Top Tier Movements is covered in a lecture/lab format. Then, the logic of how the model breaks down movement patterns is covered in detail. 

Once the logic is thoroughly covered, the breakout flowcharts are introduced. The flowcharts provide a structured method to follow allowing for accurate diagnosis of the movement dysfunction for each pattern. The majority of this seminar is spent in practical sessions practicing this systematic approach of breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns as we cover each of the 15 flowcharts. Each dysfunctional pattern is ultimately diagnosed as either a mobility or stability/motor control problem. Participants will be taught the assessment criteria and ample lab time is provided to ensure the participants are comfortable integrating the system immediately into their clinical practice. 

The intervention system that guides our recommended clinical approach, know as the 3 R’s (Reset, Reinforce, and Reload), is introduced and provides the participant with a structured approach to movement re-training. The emphasis of this seminar is assessment as the clinician must first learn how to accurately diagnosis movement dysfunction prior to deciding on an appropriate treatment. The 3 R’s intervention model is the topic of the SFMA Level 2 seminar where the participant can learn a variety of intervention techniques with an emphasis on motor control oriented exercises progressions structured through the 4x4 Exercise Matrix

  • Describe the importance of clinically assessing movement patterns before movement components.
  • Understand how the residual effect of pain alters motor control.
  • Efficiently categorize movement patterns as functional/dysfunctional and painful/non-painful.
  • Apply the logic from the SFMA breakouts to systematically diagnose the cause of movement pattern dysfunction as either impaired mobility or impaired motor control.
  • Discuss the motor learning principles that guide the application of therapeutic exercise to restore functional movement.
  • Link assessment findings to the initial therapeutic strategy (manual therapy or motor control oriented exercise).

Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: 

Behnad Honarbakhsh MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, CGIMS D.O.c

Cost: $945.00

REGISTER

View Event →
May
2
8:00am 8:00am

McKenzie MDT - Credentialing Exam

Course Information

City:Moncton, NB Dates:May 2, 2016

Type:ExamCourse #:CA16CE001

Instructor:Richard Rosedale
PT., Dip. MDTCourse Cost:$500.00

Course Location:Map It!
TBA

Moncton, NB
Cosponsor:
The Robin McKenzie Institute Canada


Schedule and Other Important Information (if applicable)

The exam application form and examination booklet are available on our website at: www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org. Applications must be sent in by mail and received no later than April 2, 2016. It is important to register early. As soon as we receive your registration we will open up access to the MDT Procedure Videos. Eligibility requirements: Completion of Parts A-D * Licensed or Registered practitioner * Two years clinical experience * Registration for the exam will start at 7.30am. The exam will start at exactly 8.00am. Typically the exam will end around 4pm but that may vary dependiing on the number of participants. Extremity content will be included on the written portion of the exam. Exam results will be sent 15 to 21 days after the exam.

In preparation for the exam you might consider: 1) Reading the McKenzie textbooks and reviewing your course manuals and notes 2) Reviewing MDT Procedure Videos which are available in the RESOURCE CENTRE of the website 3) Taking the online McKenzie Case Manager course - a great review of clinical reasoning as you work through the assessment and diagnostic process for eight cases. 4) Participating in a study group 5) Auditing a course (A-D) for 50% of course tuition. Don't forget that taking out a membership will entitle you to $100.00 off the Case Manager course.

View Event →
Apr
29
to May 1

McKenzie MDT - Part A

Course Information

City:Moncton, NB Dates:Apr 29 – May 1, 2016

Type:Part ACourse #:CA16A003

Instructor:Richard Rosedale
PT., Dip. MDTCourse Cost:$650.00

Course Location:Map It!
The Moncton Hospital
135 MacBeath Avenue
Moncton, NB XXX XXX
Cosponsor:Jennifer Everett
University of Manitoba


Schedule and Other Important Information

Approximately 4 lumbar patients will be assessed and treated by the instructor during this course. Legitimate patients, currently displaying symptoms, are selected by the hosting clinic allowing you an opportunity to see the benefits of the MDT approach first-hand. Patients return for a follow-up appointment before the end of the course. This course includes a pre-requisite web based training component and 3 days in-class training. The online component will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete. Hours Fri 8.00am - 5.15pm, Sat 8.15am - 5.30pm, Sun 8.15am - 3.30pm.

Eligibility - PT's, KN'S, MD's and final year PT Students. All other health professionals please check the eligibility requirements posted on our website. Refreshments breaks are provided throughout the course. Lunch will be on your own. A course manual is included in the course fee. The manual includes all of the material covered during the course. Additionally, there is also a full text book available for purchase. The course manual/content is based on the textbook, The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (M.D.T.) by Robin McKenzie. This book is available to buy from Cardon Rehabilitation, www.cardonrehab.com 1-800-944-7868 or OPTP www.optp.com 1-800-367-7393.

View Event →
Apr
23
to May 15

ADVANCED UPPER EXTREMITY COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

  • PhysioOne Health Clinic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADVANCED UPPER EXTREMITY COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (Space Available: April 23) A 4-Day Evidence Based Program (Apr 23-24 & May 14-15, 2016) 

2016-04-23
8:30am - 5:00pm
TRURO, NS

Instructor: Dr. Bahram Jam; PT, FCAMT

  • Member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists
  • Credentialed with The McKenzie Institute International


    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    • Upon completion of this 4-day program, the physical therapist will be confident in applying evidence-based clinical assessment skills for the diagnosis and classification of individuals presenting with various common acute, sub-acute or persistent upper extremity pain syndromes. 

      (E.g. persistent impingement syndromes, adhesive capsultis, lateral epicondylalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, MCP OA, etc.) 
       
    • Physical Therapists will also be able to confidently identify several potential contributing factors to persistent pain and dysfunction at the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand complex
       
    • Upon determining the diagnosis, classification and the potential contributing factors, physical therapists will be able to administer the most effective treatment / management options including specific exercise / movement prescription, manual therapies, neural mobilizations and taping. 
       
    • Physical therapists will be provided with workbook that will systematically guide the subjective and physical evaluation process.
    COURSE TUTION
    • $895.00
    LOCATION
    • Physio One Health Clinic
      510 Prince St, Truro, NS
      B2N 1G1

      For details on directions contact: (902) 843-4393
    CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
    • This program is restricted to Registered Physical Therapists who are licensed to practice in Canada, or PT students awaiting licensing. 
       
      • There are NO prerequisites for this program

        Prior completion of previous APTEI shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand courses is optional, but NOT compulsory
      GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
      • Tax Receipts provided on course date / $50.00 is non-refundable / No refunds for cancellations 2 weeks or less before course date

        Note on Tuition:
        • Those who have already taken the APTEI Shoulder or Elbow & Wrist Courses receive $150 Tuition discount

          Refunds will be made after registration is complete and APTEI is informed
        COURSE REGISTRATION

        For further information please feel free to contact:
        Tel & Fax: (905) 707-0819 or Toll free: 1-866-APTEI-44 or e-mail:info@aptei.com

        You may also Register Online

View Event →
Apr
14
to Apr 17

ADVANCED CERVICO-THORACIC COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

ADVANCED CERVICO-THORACIC COMPLEX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (Space Available: Apr14) A 4-Day Evidence Based Program April 14-15 (12pm-8pm) & April 16-17 (9am-5pm), 2016

2016-04-14
12:00pm - 8:00pm
MONCTON, NB

Instructor: Dr. Bahram Jam; PT, FCAMT

  • Member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists
  • Credentialed with The McKenzie Institute International

    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    • Upon completion of the program, the Physical Therapist will be confident in applying evidence-based clinical assessment skills for the classification of individuals presenting with acute, sub-acute or persistent cervical & thoracic pain. 
       
    • Physical Therapists will also be able to confidently identify several potential contributing physical, psychosocial and general health factors to persistent / chronic pain.
       
    • Upon determining the classification and all the potential contributing factors, Physical Therapists will be able to administer the most effective treatment / management options based on the UNIQUE presentation of the patient.
       
    • Physical Therapists will be provided with workbook that will systematically guide the subjective and physical evaluation process.
    COURSE TUTION
    • $795.00
    LOCATION
    • The Moncton Hospital 

      35 MacBeath Avenue
      Moncton, NB
      E1C 6Z8

      For details on directions contact 506-857-5326
    CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
    • This program is restricted to Registered Physical Therapists who are licensed to practice in Canada, or PT students awaiting licensing. 
       
      • There are NO prerequisites for this program

        Prior completion of previous APTEI shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand courses is optional, but NOT compulsory
      GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
      • Tax Receipts provided on course date / $50.00 is non-refundable / No refunds for cancellations 2 weeks or less before course date
      COURSE REGISTRATION

      For further information please feel free to contact:
      Tel & Fax: (905) 707-0819 or Toll free: 1-866-APTEI-44 or e-mail:info@aptei.com

      You may also Register Online

View Event →
Apr
8
to Apr 10

McKenzie MDT - Part B

  • CBI Health Centre P.C. - Brunswick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Information

City:Saint John, NB Dates:Apr 8 – 10, 2016

Type:Part BCourse #:CA16B003

Instructor:Richard Rosedale
PT., Dip. MDTCourse Cost:$650.00

Course Location:Map It!
CBI Health Centre P.C. - Brunswick
87 Lansdowne Ave
Saint John, NB E2K 3A1
Cosponsor:Stacey Scott
CBI Health Centre P.C. - Brunswick

Schedule and Other Important Information 

Approximately 4 cervical or thoracic patients will be assessed and treated by the instructor during this course. The hosting facility selects the patients for the course and the patients return for a follow-up appointment before the end of the course. This 26 hour course is a combination of a pre-requisite web based training component and 3 days in-class training. The online component will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete. The tentative schedule for the live course is as follows: Fri - 1.00pm - 8.30pm, Sat 8.00am - 5.45pm, Sun 8.00am - 4.30pm. A course manual is included in the course fee. The manual includes all of the material covered during the course.

A manual covering the course material, is included in the cost of this course. The manual will be distributed on the first day of the live course.The course content is based on the textbook, The Cervical & Thoracic Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, 2nd Edition, by Robin McKenzie and Stephen May, which is available from Cardon Rehabilitation 1-800-944-7868 http://www.cardonrehab.com.

REGISTER

View Event →
Mar
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Manual Therapy Level 1 Exam Sitting

There will be an organized sitting for physiotherapists wanting to write their level 1 manual therapy exam. Please note that successful completion of the Level 1 exam is a pre-requisite to participating in level 2 manual therapy courses. If you are interested in participating in this sitting, please submit your application to:

Kaely MacMillan (Level Examination Coordinator)

550 Snelling St.

Victoria, BC

V8Z 2B4

orthoexams@shaw.ca 

You will need to submit my name (Jean-Michel Cormier) as your invigilator and have the exam sent to:

Max Health Institute

18 Champlain St., Unit 4

Dieppe, New-Brunswick

E1A 1N3

The exam sitting will begin at noon (12pm) on Sunday March 27th at Max Health Institute Dieppe, 18 Champlain St. Unit 4.

LEVEL I MAIL OUT EXAMINATION APPLICATION

Enclosed are the purpose, objectives, description, scope, and rules of the examinations, along with an application form. This application is intended for physiotherapists who feel that they have, through other courses or studies, completed the course requirements for Level 1 and would like to challenge the Level I written examination.

A. HOW THE EXAMINATION WORKS

The examination is a correspondence examination that is written under the supervision of an invigilator named by you (Jean-Michel Cormier). The examination is mailed out to your invigilator, who supervises you writing the examination. The invigilator then mails it back to the Level Examination Coordinator for marking. The examination can be written anywhere, at any time during the examination period, but must be POSTMARKED to be returned by the examination deadline.

B. EXAMINATION DATES

MARCH EXAMINATION

Application deadline: Feb. 15th

Examination mail-out: March 1st

Exam sitting date: Sunday, March 27th

Examination return deadline: April 1st  

Results mailed out: May 15th

For more information and to find the registration form, please consult this LINK

View Event →
Jan
28
to Mar 7

Level 2 Upper - Haliax

Level 2 Upper

Date: Jan 28-31, Feb 11-14, Mar 3-7, 2016

Location: DGH

Instructor: Rhonda Reardon / Alison Beaton  Co-instructor: Anita Connors

***Course registration form available in Downloads section

http://www.nsorthosection.com/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=sections&Itemid=13

View Event →
Jan
22
to Feb 28

Level 3 Lower - Halifax

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Level 3 Lower Quadrant "pulls it all together."  Advanced assessment techniques are taught to tackle the more difficult patient scenarios.  Higher level treatment approaches integrate the articular, neuromeningeal, and myofascial components.  This course will focus on treatment techniques.

In this 9-day format, there will be considerable independent work, accessing online lectures and completing readings, which will be part of the material you will be responsible for on the exam.  You will be provided access to the site prior to the course.

Examination of course material is to be held immediately following the course (within the time specified). Successful completion of this examination is a prerequisite to writing the intermediate level exam. Results and certificates (if applicable) will be mailed to the participant upon successful completion of the course/examination.

 

PREREQUISITE

L EVEL 2 Upper

 

CLOTHING

As this is a practical course, the participants should bring shorts and a comfortable top.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

$1380 OPD Member

$1500 CPA Member

$1625 non CPA Member

 

*CPA Orthopaedic Section Course rates adjusted as of January 2016*

The course can be paid via a cheque for the full amount & can be postdated for September 16th, 2016; or it can be paid via 3 cheques of even amounts adding to total price dated on Sep 17th, Sep 30th and Nov 11th, 2016. Confirmation email will be sent once registration is received.

If you are interested in taking this course, please send your application ASAP as places are limited. Priority will be given to Orthopaedic Division members and on a first come first served basis.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Jill Robertson 

Jill received her B.Sc(PT) from Dalhousie University in 1987 and her M.Sc(PT) in 2001.  She passed the Intermediate Manual Therapy exam in 1991 and the Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy exam in 1996.  She has been a sessional lecturer and lab demonstrator at Dalhousie University for over 20 years.  She is an instructor and examiner for the national orthopaedic division of CPA.  Jill is the owner and works at Young Kempt Physiotherapy Centre in Halifax, and at Beaverbank Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy in Lower Sackville.  Jill is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2009 Jill received CPA’s Mentorship award and continues to mentor physios from across Atlantic Canada.  In 2012 Jill received the designation Clinical Specialist MSK from CPA and is an assessor for CPA’s Specialization program.

Andrea McAllister

Andrea graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995 and has worked in private practice orthopaedics since 1997. She obtained her Intermediate (Part A) credentials in 2003, and her Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy (Part B) in 2005. Andrea then went on to obtain a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Andrea attends Orthopaedic symposia annually, and has taken many other nonsyllabus courses to keep her clinical toolbox well rounded. She is regularly involved in mentoring peers and new graduates and sits on the National Education Committee. Andrea has taught in the Dalhousie Physiotherapy school’s orthopaedic assessment and treatment labs for over 10 years and is a credentialed Level 2 Upper and Lower instructor in the Orthopaedic Division curriculum.

 

CANCELLATIONS

An administrative fee of $150 will be charged for a cancellation received before September 2nd , 2015. After this date, no refunds

will be made.

 

COURSE DAYS/HOURS

Sept. 16th  to 18th, 2016

Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd, 2016

Nov. 11th to 13th, 2016

 

Fridays 1:00 pm 9:00 pm

Saturdays 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Sundays 8:00 am 5:00 pm

 

LOCATION

The Moncton Hospital

135 MacBeath Avenue

Moncton, NB

E1C 6Z8

 

PARKING

There is a parking lot affiliated with the hospital ($8/day)

 

BREAKS

Snacks and refreshments may be provided based on number of attendees and course budget. You will be notified before the first weekend.

 

CONTACT

Registration/Enquiries

Jean-Michel Cormier, New-Brunswick Orthopaedic Section Chair

jeanmichel.cormier@maxhealthinstitute.ca

View Event →
Oct
16
to Nov 15

Manual Therapy Level 4 - Halifax

Level 4

Date: Oct 16-18, Nov 13-15, 2015

Location: Young Kempt Physio

Instructor: Jill Robertson/ Rhonda Reardon  Assistant: Jan Leonard

***Course registration form available in Downloads section

http://www.nsorthosection.com/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=sections&Itemid=13

View Event →
Oct
15
to Nov 29

Level 2 Lower - Halifax

Level 2 Lower

Date: Oct 15-18, Oct 29-Nov 1, Nov 26-29, 2015

Location: DGH

Instructor: Jan Leonard/Andrea McAllister   Co-instructor: Andrew White

***Course registration form available in Downloads section

http://www.nsorthosection.com/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=sections&Itemid=13

View Event →
Oct
3
to Oct 4

MDT: Advanced Extremities

McKenzie MDT: Advanced Extremities

This intensive two day course will focus on more advanced principles and practical application through clinical reasoning, problem solving, analysis of case studies, assessment and treatment of patients, and technique work.

The goal of this course is to build on prior knowledge gained from the introduction of extremities in Parts C and D to: 

  • Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with extremity problems;
  • Distinguish between the McKenzie Syndromes (Postural, Dysfunction, and Derangement) as applied to the extremities;
  • Provide appropriate management regimens for each of the syndromes;
  • Identify when force progressions and force alternatives are required for the resolution of symptoms using McKenzie's 'progression of forces' concept;
  • Design and apply appropriate MDT management for patients presenting with extremity symptoms to enable them to achieve their management goals.

Pre-requisite: Part D completion.
To best prepare for the Advanced Extremities course experience, those who completed the curriculum prior to the inclusion of extremities in Parts C and D are highly encouraged to audit C/D courses or read the textbook, The Human Extremities: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, before attending.

Instructional Level: Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here 
Eligibility Details: click here

Standard Live Course Timeline*: 2 days; 14 contact hours

Course Format Options

Time

Saturday-SundayTimes vary depending on clinic availability.

Sunday-MondayTimes vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee: 
$400.00, McKenzie Institute Member $360.00, Audit (Retake): $200.00 

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

Advanced Extremities Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Read the textbook, The Human Extremities: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

REGISTER

View Event →
Sep
25
to Sep 27

SPC First Responder for Sport & Healthcare Professionals – Fredericton, NB

  • Unisersity of New-Brunswick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (first 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant:

• Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards

• Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries, bleeds, fractures)

• Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator

• Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years*

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Course fees:

SPC Members:

$485 (plus tax)- Full course

$360 (plus tax) – Recertification

Non-member Fees:

$535 (plus tax)- Full Course

$410 (plus tax) – recertification

*Course fees covers course instruction and course syllabus. Pocket Masks are now INCLUDED in the course price for all candidates and will be provided at the course. Full course participants also receive the full colour Canadian Red Cross First Responder Manual. Lunch is NOT provided.

 

Registration Deadline:

Register early – space is limited

Cancellation fee is $100 accepted for any cancellation made up to two weeks prior to course, after which point no refund is granted.

Please note online registration is NOW available and preferred to reserve your spot.

 

Course Dates & Times:

Friday, September 25, 2015: 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday, September 26, 2015: 8:30 AM- 5:00PM

Sunday, September 27, 2015: 8:30 AM- 5:00PM

* re-certification will take place on Friday & Saturday of this course

Course Location:

University of New Brunswick

REGISTER

View Event →
Sep
24
to Nov 8

Level II - Upper Quadrant (Fall 2015)

This is a twelve day course involving the examination and treatment of the cervical and thoracic spines, and the upper extremity.

Relevant anatomy and pathology will be covered. Practical sessions of cervical and thoracic spine mobilization and stabilization, peripheral joint mobilization and manipulation will follow demonstrations to allow participants to develop proficient manual therapy skills. Please wear appropriate clothing to allow for examination of spinal and peripheral joints.

Examination of course material is to be held immediately following the course (within the time specified). Successful completion of this examination is a prerequisite to Level 3 upper course. Results and certificates (if applicable) will be mailed to the participant upon successful completion of the course/examination.

PREREQUISITE:

LEVEL I (see special summer 2015 exam sitting)

REGISTRATION FEE:

$1400 OPD Member

$1500 CPA Member

$1700 non CPA Member

*CPA Orthopaedic Section Course rates adjusted as of January 2015 due to increased instructor fees*

The course can be paid via a cheque for the full amount & can be postdated for September 24th, 2015; or it can be paid via 3 cheques for $465 dated Sep 24th, 2015; $465 dated Oct 22th, 2015; and $470 (or 570$ for non Ortho Div Members) dated November 5th ,2015.

Confirmation email will be sent once registration is received

If you are interested in taking this course, please send your application ASAP as places are limited. Priority will be given to Orthopaedic Section members and on a first come first served basis.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Andrea McAllister

Andrea graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995 and has worked in private practice orthopaedics since 1997. She obtained her Intermediate (Part A) credentials in 2003, and her Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy (Part B) in 2005. Andrea then went on to obtain a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Andrea attends Orthopaedic symposia annually, and has taken many other non syllabus courses to keep her clinical toolbox well rounded. She is regularly involved in mentoring peers and new graduates and sits on the National Education Committee. Andrea has taught in the Dalhousie Physiotherapy school’s orthopaedic assessment and treatment labs for over 10 years and is a credentialed Level 2 Upper and Lower instructor in the Orthopaedic Division curriculum.

Jill Robertson

Jill received her B.Sc(PT) from Dalhousie University in 1987 and her M.Sc(PT) in 2001. She passed the Intermediate Manual Therapy exam in 1991 and the Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy exam in 1996. She has been a sessional lecturer and lab demonstrator at Dalhousie University for over 20 years. She is an instructor and examiner for the national orthopaedic division of CPA. Jill is the owner and works at Young Kempt Physiotherapy Centre in Halifax, and at Beaverbank Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy in Lower Sackville. Jill is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2009 Jill received CPA’s Mentorship award and continues to mentor physios from across Atlantic Canada. In 2012 Jill received the designation Clinical Specialist MSK from CPA and is an assessor for CPA’s Specialization program.

CANCELLATIONS:

An administrative f ee of $150 will be charged for a cancellation received before S eptember 17th, 2015. After this date, no refunds will be made.

COURSE DAYS/HOURS:

September 24-27, 2015

October 22-25, 2015

November 5-8, 2015

Thursdays 4:00 pm 9:30 pm

Fridays 1:00 pm 9:00 pm

Saturdays 8:30 am 4:30 pm

Sundays 8:30 am 4:30 pm

LOCATION:

Max Health Institute Dieppe

18 Champlain St. Unit 4

Dieppe NewBrunswick

E1A 1N3

(506) 388-8855 ext. 1

CONTACT PERSON:

JeanMichel Cormier

jeanmichel.cormier@maxhealthinstitute.ca

(506) 875-8922

REGISTER

View Event →