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Course By Region
Syllabus courses will be listed first, followed by non-syllabus courses
Syllabus Courses - British Columbia
BC Level CoursesCity: Varies
Price: Varies by Level
Contact PersonKaely MacMillan
All BC Level Courses are available for viewing/registration at www.karelo.com.
Search "Orthopaedic" to see course listings and information.
For information regarding Challenging the Level 1 Exam, please see the following page:
Non-Syllabus Courses - British Columbia
K-Taping Sport AbbotsfordCity: Abbotsford
Price: $495.00 Regular rate $295.00 Student rate
Contact PersonLeigh MacKenzie - 8005610310
K-Taping® Sport is a specialist course which builds on the knowledge gained through the K-Taping Pro, with a specific focus on treatment concepts and applications for injury prevention, training, and rehabilitation related to competitive sport. Instructed by a highly trained K-Taping instructor, this course is excellent for the sport medicine professional supporting athletes at the competitive or recreational level. The K-Taping Pro is not a pre-requisite for this course.
Who should attend?
Sport physiotherapists, athletic therapists, sport medicine doctors, kinesiologists, massage therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, physical education teachers, exercise physiologists, and sport chiropractors.
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.
UBC Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic and Manipulative Physical TherapyCity: Vancouver
Price: Please see program website for tuition and fees
Contact PersonAlex Scott
The UBC Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) is offered as a specialty program, affiliated with our online MRSc program (Master of Rehabilitation Science). The GCOMPT is designed for, and taught by, experienced and motivated physiotherapists with a passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions.
By the end of this program, graduates will be able to provide advanced, orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy assessment and treatment that will enhance their provision of effective, evidence-basedcare .
Key features of the program include:
Taught by experienced clinicians and instructors
Flexible clinical mentorship assignments with an approved FCAMPT-designated therapist of the learner’s choice
Mixture of online and face to face learning delivered over a 2 year period. In-class sessions feature a maximum of 12 learners per instructor and are held at the UBC Vancouver campus
Please see our program website for more details. Application deadline for September 2017 start is April 30th. Course runs September 2017 - August 2019, with main clinical component during 2018 calendar year.
Fascial Manipulation© - The Stecco Method - Level 1City: Vancouver
Price: $1375 + GST
Contact PersonCheryl Megalos - 604-568-2871
Participants will learn to evaluate musculoskeletal dysfunctions with specific reference to the human fascial system, and to apply the Fascial Manipulation method as taught by Luigi Stecco, PT. Lectures include the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, an explanation of the biomechanical model used in application of this technique, and the anatomical localization of key fascial points. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions (from history taking, to a hypothesis, to a verification and treatment) together with a methodology and strategy for treatment.
Course FM-Ia will review the basic principles of Fascial Manipulation, including an introduction to fascial anatomy, physiology, and the biomechanical model employed in this method. The myofascial units that form the myofascial sequences of the upper limbs, trunk, and the lower limbs in the sagittal and frontal planes will be presented. The Assessment Chart used in Fascial Manipulation© will be reviewed in detail.
Course FM-Ib will consist of the the assessment and treatment of the myofascial units for the upper limbs, trunk, and the lower limbs in the horizontal plane. At the completion of FM-Ib all participants will be capable of utilizing the Assessment Chart for a 3D examination of the human fascial system. Proficiency in the comparative examination of Centres of Coordination will be stressed, as well as streamlining of treatment strategies.
FM Level I Course Objective
The primary objective is to develop an understanding of the Centres of Coordination (CC) that are responsible for the normal function of related monoarticular and biarticular muscles. By the end of the course, clinicians will:
• Learn anatomy and physiology of the fascial system.
• Learn how to evaluate myofascial planes: upper and lower extremities, spine.
• Determine functional testing of areas of complaint.
• Develop skill and understanding to assess abnormal functional findings with fascial points of involvement to restore normal function.
Instructor: Cheryl Megalos PT
Cheryl completed her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, in 1994. She has had ongoing training in manipulative therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association commenced after graduation, and she received her (RCAMT) designation in 2002. After instruction in Intramuscular Stimulation with Dr Chan Gunn (GIMS), she became certified to practise IMS in 2007. Fascial Manipulation became a clinical interest in 2010, and she started her training in Thiene, Italy in June 2010. Cheryl has taken the Level I, II, and III courses ongoing since and became a certified instructor in 2015.
Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
300 - 1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6E 3S7
Course dates: two 3 day weekends:
September 8-10; Sept 29- October 1, 2017
The Sports Thorax - Connect The Whole Body & Optimize Performance with ConnectTherapy™ & the Thoracic Ring Approach™ with Dr. LJ LeeCity: North Vancouver
Price: $1,325 + 5% GST
Contact PersonJanine Tasaka - 604.986.2777
Course dates: Sept 20-23, 2017
The thorax forms the largest region of the spine and trunk and is essential for respiration while ensuring effective transfer of loads through the kinetic chain for optimal whole body function and performance. Trunk rotation and rotational control are essential for performance in many functional and sports activities. While much “core stability” has focused around the lumbar spine and pelvis, the thorax is the centre of trunk rotation, and all of the abdominal muscles are innervated from the thorax. A dysfunctional thorax can drive asymmetrical abdominal function, making it difficult to achieve symmetry and balanced rotational control no matter what the cues or training activity.
Based on her clinical ideas and research work on the thorax over the past 15 years, Dr. LJ Lee has proposed multiple mechanisms by which a dysfunctional thorax can be the “Primary Driver” for pain and problems anywhere from your head to your toes – including pelvic girdle pain, groin pain / hip impingement, incontinence, disc injuries, lower extremity overuse syndromes such as Achilles tendinopathy, head and neck pain, and shoulder girdle dysfunction. Thus, a patient with a dysfunctional thorax can present with a wide variety of symptoms and functional problems.
On this 4-day course, you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach and ConnectTherapy to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills provide the base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practiced, along with specific exercise training and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings. This 4-day version of the course allows more time for hands-on skill practice and more in-depth application of LJ’s new phases of treatment and exercise prescription to progress to high load function and activities requiring control with speed.
To register, please visit www.ljlee.ca
Neurodynamic Solutions Upper QuadrantCity: Vancouver
Contact PersonRob Werstine - 5192004777
The Upper Quadrant- Neurodynamic Solutions
Michael Shacklock’s Clinical Neurodynamics courses are based on:
The original concept of neurodynamics in PT by the founder
Shacklock’s international best-selling text, Clinical Neurodynamics
Multi-award winning research by NDS scientists
Clinical application of the evidence of neurodynamics
Progressions from alleviative strategies to high level treatments
Integration with the musculoskeletal system
The course will cover:
Neurodynamic (ND) sequencing
Bilateral and contra-lateral ND testing
Planning a physical exam
Methods of treatment
Taught globally and certification is internationally consistent and transferrable
The concept of neurodynamics is clearly and methodically presented in this course, offering the clinician new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems with a neural component. The Shacklock concept helps the therapist select and perform new diagnostic and treatment techniques, without provoking symptoms, and progresses from the highly restricted patient through to the elite level athlete. These concepts are illustrated throughout the course with practical demonstrations and real-time imaging videos of neural movement techniques, collected exclusively by Michael Shacklock and the Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) faculty.
This lab/practical course offers neurodynamic solutions for the therapist in musculoskeletal practice…solutions you can immediately use on Monday morning!
Dr. Wood graduated from Fresno State University in 1997 and 1999 with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy.
In 2007 and 2008, he completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency and Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
In 2011, he graduated from the University of South Australia with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and worked with professional Aussie Rules Football Clubs.
In 2012, he began teaching Clinical Neurodynamics for Neurodynamic Solutions. This is an international group of researchers, teachers and clinicians dedicated to the clinical application of the mechanics and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to each other and are integrated into musculoskeletal function.
In 2014, he completed his Ph.D in Anatomy from the Pathology Department in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University with his dissertation focusing on the histopathology of the nervous system’s contribution to joint pathology.
In 2016, he became an Adjunct Instructor for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy as well as worked with aspiring Olympians.
He currently owns his own practice, Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in Napa Valley, California.
The ConnectTherapy™ Series Vancouver 2018 with Dr. LJ LeeCity: Vancouver
Price: $5,200 CAD + 5% GST
Contact PersonJanine Tasaka
Course Dates: January 8-12, 2018; April 23-27, 2018; September 10-14, 2018
Do you know how a dysfunctional 4th thoracic ring can cause groin pain, pelvic girdle pain, neck pain or Achilles tendinopathy?
Do you know how to determine when “core stability” exercises will make low back pain worse and when they are the key to recovery?
How does a problem with the cranium drive knee pain? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, you will by the time you’ve finished taking The ConnectTherapy Series.
The ConnectTherapy Series is a 3 Part, 9-month learning experience, taught by Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. It provides in-depth hands-on and clinical reasoning skills in The Thoracic Ring Approach and ConnectTherapy™ models. These models illuminate the connections between all regions and systems of the body and integrate psychosocial features to treat the whole person by "Finding the Drivers" for the person's problem. The ConnectTherapy Series replaces the Discover Physio Series and incorporates significant advances and changes made by LJ, to the previously taught Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain (Lee LJ, Lee DG 2010). This includes LJ's new ConnectTherapy Drivers Diagnostic Chart (DDC) and clinical reasoning algorithm to diagnose Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Co-Drivers with a comprehensive and logical process. The new DDC also links with a new ConnectTherapy Treatment Principles and Exercise Prescription Framework. Identifying Drivers and changing the patient's negative experience of their body to a positive experience during Meaningful Task Analysis (Lee LJ 2008) is a powerful vehicle for change. This “Wow” factor has neurophysiological implications. Therapists can then confidently design treatment programs that target the true source of the problem and expect positive change. The innovative Thoracic Ring Approach™ (Lee LJ) is covered in depth, based on LJ's personal, clinical and research journey on how the thorax affects the function of the whole body. This includes how to assess and treat dual thoracic drivers, new advanced thoracic ring exercises and concepts in program design. In every area of the body, from the cranium to the foot, unique assessment and treatment techniques are related to how they support optimal function & performance of the whole body and whole person. The ConnectTherapy Series empowers you with new ways to assess and treat your patients, integrates the science from multiple fields with clinical expertise to figure out how to most efficiently and effectively treat your patients. It is a year that will illuminate new possibilities for growth and change.
Structure: The course consists of 15 days of face-to-face learning, spread out over 3-five day sessions (Parts 1-3) and combined with extensive online support and directed course preparation.
There is a high Instructor/Assistant to Student Ratio (at least 1:6) to ensure a high level of quality feedback for skill acquisition and development of clinical reasoning skills.
The ISM Series Clinical Mentorship in the Integrated Systems Model with Diane LeeCity: Surrey
Price: $5000 plus GST in 3 installments
Contact PersonDiane Lee
The ISM Series
Clinical Mentorship in the Integrated Systems Model
Full details at https://learn.dianelee.ca/course/the-series/
Be a Part of The ISM Series
Join Diane Lee, and her team of highly skilled assistants, and immerse yourself in a series that will improve your clinical efficacy for treating the whole person using the Integrated Systems Model.
• Organize your clinical knowledge and hone your clinical reasoning skills through the in-class practical sessions
• Develop meaningful assessments that focus on function
• Receive on-going daily support through a private discussion forum on Learn with Diane Lee directed by Diane and the teaching team
This is both an online and in-class course that will provide online lecture learning leaving lots of practical/clinical time to focus on acquiring the skills and clinical reasoning to put this model into practice. You will be learn the theoretical concepts of the ISM approach online via complimentary access to many hours of lectures, short practical video clips, and complete case reports.
• Part 1 introduces the basic principles of ISM and applies it to the functional trunk (3rd thoracic ring to the hips).
• Part 2 layers on the neck and shoulder girdle and loops back to integrate this material with Part 1.
• Part 3 integrates the cranium, lower extremity and elbow/wrist to the trunk with a whole-body focus for both musculoskeletal and neurodural impairments.
What Past Participants Say about ISM and this Series of Courses
“The ISM Series has been an experience to be remembered. The Learn with Diane Lee teaching team is phenomenal - supportive, encouraging, challenging and wow do they ever know their stuff!! The course content pushes participants to clinically reason, dig through their skills toolboxes to pick the best interventions for that person in that moment, and never is there only one right way to do things. The format of the course allowed for us to continually loop back and review/practice pieces learned earlier which really helped with integration. I think it would be hard to find another course so integrative, bringing in research, clinical techniques from many sources, the whole body, as well as its systems -including the mind and nervous systems. This is definitely a course to consider for physiotherapists looking for a fresh perspective.” Leigh Fortuna
Dates (2018): Part 1: January 19-23, Part 2: March 9-13, Part 3: June 15-19
Tuition includes: online course support lectures & videos, digital and printable color & black and white manuals, education resources for your clients, 15 days of practical classes and a private forum group for clinical reasoning support 24/7.
Course size: 21 participants
Instructor: Diane Lee, Senior Assistant: Cathy Rogers, 2 junior assistants – all are graduates of the ISM Series with extensive clinical experience in using this approach.
To register or for information on the ISM Series course content, post ISM Series update courses and certification possibilities - www.learn.dianelee.ca
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy - Part A: The Lumbar SpineCity: Surrey
Contact PersonAileen Conway - 18004638568
Course Dates: 10-12FEB, 2018 (SAT-MON)
Location : Theracore Health Services, Surrey, BC
Eligibility: PT, Final Year PT Student. Other health professionals please refer to the eligibility policy on our website
DIAGNOSE WITH CONFIDENCE & IMPROVE YOUR OUTCOMES with MDT!
The McKenzie System of MDT is an evidence-based method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment that is utilized across the world to improve outcomes in patients with spine and extremity disorders. MDT’s success as a comprehensive way to treat MSK disorders and injuries comes from clinicians being able to reliably classify problems into specific sub-groups, which have distinct and effective treatment approaches.
This course begins with a comprehensive online session, followed by a 3 day live course focusing on the application of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the lumbar spine. The online component allows you to work at your own convenience and learn from an interactive blend of visuals, audio and video before participating in the live course that is so integral to the McKenzie educational programming.
• Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion (real patients selected by hosting clinic)
• Subjective / objective assessment
• Examination and treatment: postural, dysfunction and derangement syndromes
• Anatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology and predisposing factors
• Differentiating mechanical pain from red flags and serious pathologies
• Follow-up and treatment progressions
• Indications for and practice of manual techniques
• Practical solutions for helping patients prevent recurrence
FREE Resources available on our website:
Information for Patients
Online Overview Course, informational videos, webinars & podcasts
Podcasts of interest: Dr. Vikas Agarwal, MD, Cert. MDT (listen to a physician’s perspective)
Core reference list
DO YOU KNOW?
MDT education is standardized worldwide, and MDT certification is recognized globally.
4 or 5 legitimate patients are assessed and treated on every McKenzie MDT course (patients are selected by the hosting clinic). This is a great opportunity to see the results first-hand.
Thousands of clinicians around the world rely on MDT as their primary method of assessment and it’s globally recognized as a leading treatment for spine and extremity disorders.
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy - Part B: The Cervical & Thoracic SpineCity: Prince George
Contact PersonAileen Conway - 18004638568
Course Dates: 8-10 June, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Hosting Clinic: Phoenix Physiotherapy, Prince George, BC
Course Fee: $650.00
Eligibility: Level A or higher MDT trained clinicians
DEVELOP YOUR CLINICAL SKILLS & BUILD CONFIDENCE TREATING NECKS
Part B is designed to further develop your ability to accurately assess and classify patients with neck ailments. Determine the correct treatment approach that will help your patients recover rapidly. Follow the Evidence! MDT procedures covered during this course will enhance your ability to effectively treat your patients and significantly improve your patient outcomes. This course begins with a comprehensive online session, followed by a three day live course focusing on the application of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the cervical and thoracic spine. 4 or 5 legitimate patients, selected by the hosting clinic, will be assessed and treated by the instructor during this course. This is a great opportunity to see the results of the method first-hand.
• Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion
• How to start using MDT as a comprehensive system for MSK disorders and injuries
• Pathophysiology and biomechanics of the cervical spine
• Subjective / objective assessment
• Develop confidence with exercise prescription for neck and thoracic pain
• Review and treatment of the three mechanical syndromes
• Cervical headache and trauma ('whiplash')
• Contraindications and outcome predictors
• Differentiating mechanical neck pain from red flags and serious pathologies
• Indications for and practice of neck and thoracic manual techniques
• Thoracic spine: anatomy, pathology, examination and treatment
Registering early does not mean paying early! Payments for all courses are processed 4 weeks prior to the course date so remember to register early and secure your place on the next course.
Want to improve your clinical reasoning? Visit http://www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org/mentoringwebinars.cfm for free mentoring webinars to hone your clinical skills.
Also, check-out our website for access to:
Information for Patients
Webinars & Podcasts