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Course By Region
Syllabus courses will be listed first, followed by non-syllabus courses
Syllabus Courses - British Columbia
Level 2 Lower QuadrantCity: Vancouver
Level 3 Lower QuardrantCity: Vancouver
Price: Ortho Div: $1350, CPA: $1550, Non-CPA: $1700
Online registration available at http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=210&BT=10&Ev=17637
Course weekends 2018:
Registration deadline: March 23, 2018
BC Level CoursesCity: Varies
Price: Varies by Level
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
The Abdominal Wall After Pregnancy & Diastasis Rectus AbdominisCity: South Surrey, BC
Diastasis rectus abdominis is very common in the obstetric patient. While most women recover both form and function of the abdominal wall in the postnatal period, persistent separation of the rectus abdominis muscles occurs in some. Rehabilitation has traditionally focused on exercises to ‘close the gap’ and reduce this separation. New data, and a controversial new interpretation, (Lee & Hodges 2016 JOSPT) support exercises that increase tension in the linea alba (regardless of what this does to the midline gap) to optimize the transfer of force between sides of the abdominal wall.
During these 2 days you will learn:
• The current evidence pertaining to the functional and postnatal abdominal wall
• The skills necessary for assessment of the abdominal wall (muscle recruitment strategies and behaviour of the linea alba in response to the chosen strategy). This will include tests to understand the relationship between the recruitment strategy and ‘twists’ between the thorax and pelvis
• How to treat and train to restore form and function of the abdominal wall
• To discuss the current clinical theories as to when a surgical consultation should be considered for repair of the linea alba
Reference text for this course: It is recommended that each participant obtain a copy of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – A Clinical Guide for those who are Split Down the Middle – available here
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization ACity: Vancouver (and vicinity)
Contact PersonSomatic Senses Education
The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.
Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.
- Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
- Demonstrate understanding of new terminology such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion: locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones.
- Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
- Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
- Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1 & 2, and reflex creeping: initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
- Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions used in reflex locomotion.
- Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
- Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education.
FIT FORE GOLF Scientific Approach to Golf RehabCity: Kelowna
Price: $600 - includes all clinical instruction, course manual, driving range instruction, golf game and all applicable taxes
Contact PersonDean Walker - 403 238 4135
More Canadians play golf per capita than anywhere else in the world and 25% are playing with pain. Furthermore, research shows that patients greatly benefit from rehab that is golf-specific. Fit Fore Golf seminars are presented by physiotherapist and leading golf researcher -- David Lindsay along with CPGA professional -- Dean Walker. David is a senior physiotherapist and former Head Therapist at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed research papers and two book chapter dealing specifically with golf injury biomechanics.
Although this 2-day BRAND NEW fun seminar is intended for physiotherapists who have not previously taken a Fit Fore Golf seminar, it is also the perfect refresher course for those that have. The seminar showcases clinically-based golf rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies incorporating the latest biomechanical and sport medicine research. Fit Fore Golf seminars have been running and updated annually since 1996. Not only will you learn how to treat golfers more effectively – you will also receive instruction from a licensed golf professional on how to properly hit a golf ball AND have a blast playing golf with your peers on a beautiful interior BC golf course.
For complete details & to register on-line: www.fitforegolf.com
Academic inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar Host: Steven Sasyniuk, Steven.Sasyniuk@Lifemark.ca
Introduction to Radial Shockwave TherapyCity: Vancouver
Price: $75.00 AM SESSION
Contact PersonLeigh MacKenzie - 8005610310
Are you interested in learning about recent breakthroughs in therapeutic electro agents? Then this workshop is for you!
The main focus of this workshop will be on radial shockwave therapy, a physical therapy agent approved by Health Canada that is being used worldwide in rehab and physiotherapy clinics. We will also introduce you to a new physical therapy agent: Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy (also known as TR Therapy).
Shockwave therapy is recommended by orthopedic surgeons to cure the tissue without the need of surgery and to provide high-quality care. Targeted Radio frequency therapy is recommended by rehabilitation medicine specialists for intense relief from pain, edema reduction and acceleration of tissue regeneration.
In this 4-hour workshop presented by Biomedical Engineer Razi Khaddage and Physiotherapist Rosen Kolev, you will:
Learn the physics principle behind these two modalities
Learn practical therapeutic applications and treatments on most common indications.
Have the opportunity to try out our BTL Shockwave Therapy units.
Can't make this session? We are pleased to offer another session in the PM.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Follow the link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shockwave-therapy-workshop-vancouver-tickets-42426246044
Rosen Kolev PT, B.Sc., CAFCI
Razi Khaddage, BioMed. Eng
Best Practices in Concussion ManagementCity: Vancouver
Price: $895 + HST
Contact PersonKaty Cournoyer - 1-855-223-1002
This course offers a comprehensive overview of evidence-based concussion assessment procedures, rehabilitation methods, baseline testing and return-to-play considerations. We offer concise literature reviews on topics such as acute concussion pathophysiology, post-concussion syndrome, rest and activity post-concussion and offer strategies for building individualized return to learn and return to work programs. We utilize a multidisciplinary speaking panel and offer information geared to rehabilitation and medical professionals regarding best practice management for concussion. This information is applicable for those who work with athletes and sport-related concussion as well as those working with the general population and non-sport-related concussion.
This in-person and interactive course is eligible for most CE credit programs for 17 hours of training.
Course is 2.5 days (Friday - Sunday) with lunch and refreshments provided.
Key Areas of Focus:
Acute Pathophysiology of Concussion
- Review of Injury Mechanism and Neurochemical Cascade
- Recovery Timelines, Persistent Symptoms and Post-Concussion Syndrome
Clinical Assessment of Concussion
- Components of the Clinical Exam with practical review
- Introducing the VOMS: Vestibular and Oculomotor Screening
- Activity Restriction in Concussion Management: A Review of the Research
- Sleep and Schedule Regulation
- Considerations for Return-to-learn and Return-to-work
Binocular Vision Disorders in Concussion
- Role of the Optometric Assessment in Concussion and PCS
- Optometric Vision Therapy in Concussion Management
Neurocognitive Assessment of Concussion
- Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)
- Test Administration and Interpretation (Adult and Pediatric Versions)
Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitative Strategies
- Vestibular Dysfunction in Concussion and PCS
- Introduction to Rehabilitative Techniques
Introduction to Oculomotor Rehabilitative Strategies
- Oculomotor Dysfunction in Concussion and PCS
- Introduction to Rehabilitative Techniques
The role of Exercise and Exertion Testing in Concussion
- Physical Exertion Testing and Return-to-Play Preparation
- Exercise Prescription in PCS
The Role of Concussion Baseline Testing
- Current controversies and important considerations
- Using a comprehensive approach
New ISM Perspectives for Treating Women with PGP, UI, POP and/or DRACity: South Surrey
It is well known that the abdominal wall and pelvic floor play key roles in function of the trunk and that pregnancy and delivery can have a significant, and long lasting impact. Postnatal sub-optimal strategies for the transference of loads through the trunk can create pain in a multitude of areas as well as affect the urinary continence mechanism and support of the pelvic organs. The current Integrated Systems Model will be highlighted in this course to demonstrate its use for determining when to treat the thorax, when to treat the pelvis and when to train the various muscles of the deep system (i.e. transversus abdominis and/or pelvic floor) for the restoration of form and function after pregnancy.
At the conclusion of this 4 day course, you will have new skills to assess function of the trunk (from the 3rd thoracic ring to the hips) and understand how various impairments impact both form and function of the abdominal wall and pelvic floor and thus the musculoskeletal, respiratory and urogynecological systems. You will understand how to design a multimodal treatment program (including education, manual therapy, neuromuscular release, and movement training) to restore function and performance with a focus on conditions specific to postnatal women.
Dates (2018): May 26-29
Tuition includes: online course support lectures & videos of class labs, digital, printable full color manuals.
Course size: 24 participants
To register or for information on this course https://learnwithdianelee.com/product/treating-women-with-pgp-sui-pop-andor-dra-akasha-2018-05/
The Sports Pelvis & Hip - Recurrent Groin & Hamstring Problems – Find the Driver & Treat the Whole Person with ConnectTherapy™ with Dr. LJ LeeCity: North Vancouver
Price: $1,400 + 5% GST
Contact PersonJanine Tasaka - 604.986.2777
Dates: June 6-9, 2018
Low back pain and pelvic girdle pain are common problems experienced by patients seen in clinical practice, from postpartum women to elite athletes. So too are lower extremity injuries such as groin pain, “osteitis pubis”, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), adductor tendinopathy, and recurrent hamstring strains and posterior thigh pain. A challenge for therapists and patients is that often these problems are recurrent and chronic, and research evidence to indicate what the most effective treatment protocol for these injuries is still lacking.
Effective rehabilitation of any problem facing patients requires consideration of how loads are transferred through the entire body during tasks that have meaning for the patient. An important consideration is that the location of pain does not always correlate to the underlying cause of the problem. That is, dysfunction in other areas of the body, whether painful or not, may be the true underlying cause, or “driver” of the patient’s problem. The ConnectTherapy™ model provides a total body assessment and treatment framework to connect dysfunctional areas to the painful problem and determine the most effective treatment approach. This course teaches how to determine when the pelvis or the hip are the true driver for the patient’s problem, or a victim from a driver elsewhere.
On this 4-day course you will learn the key observational and hands-on skills needed to determine if the pelvis and hip are optimally or non-optimally transferring loads during whole body functional tasks related to daily activities and sport in Meaningful Task Analysis (MTA) (Lee LJ 2008). You will learn pelvis and hip “correction” techniques to use during MTA and the clinical algorithm needed to analyze the findings & determine whether the pelvis or hip is the true “primary driver” for the patient’s problem, or not. Knowing how to “rule in” or “rule out” the pelvis & hip as drivers gives the therapist confidence in designing & implementing treatment that produces results. Techniques to effectively treat pelvis and hip drivers will then be covered, including neuromuscular release techniques and the ConnectTherapy Exercise Prescription Framework to take the rehabilitation program from the acute stage to restoring full return to sport and activity.
LJ will also share her ideas on how the thorax and pelvis interact, looking at the connections between the thorax, pelvis, and hips, and discussing the key clinical findings that direct the therapist to look outside the pelvis-hip complex to find the primary driver for the patient’s problem. Thoracic ring practical techniques are taught in courses on The Thoracic Ring Approach.
The purpose of this 4-day evidence-based course is to enhance your hands-on and clinical reasoning skills to determine the role of pelvis and hip dysfunction in a range of common recurrent problems and to more effectively pelvis and hip drivers.
On Point Needling -Lower Quadrant Dry Needling courseCity: Vancouver
Contact PersonKaryn Fereday
This hands-on course focuses on developing the skills and confidence required to incorporate dry needling into your patient treatment programs. The course is divided into 2 modules, the first covering the lower quadrant (basic) and the second addressing the upper quadrant (advanced). The course is divided into two modules to allow students to learn the basic dry needling skills in the lower quadrant course and then advance their skills in the more technical upper quadrant.
Highly Experienced Canadian Instructor Team.
Lead instructor Karyn Fereday has practiced dry needling in Canada, the US and Europe for 15 years. Has instructed over 80 courses over the past 7 years throughout North America.
Each module will have 24 hours of instruction over 3 days including lecture, small group demonstrations and guided practical sessions. The comprehensive curriculum addresses the many aspects of dry needling and provides the knowledge and skillset to competently transfer these skills to your practice. There will be ample time to work on practical skill development. As per college requirements there will be a summative evaluation including both practical and written examination.
This course provides 3 days of instruction,
combining formal lectures with hands-on
lab sessions. Friday 2-7, Saturday 8-6, Sunday 8-5. Muscle grouping - posterior hip, quadriceps, hamstring & adductors, lower leg, advanced hip and lumbar spine.
All meals/refreshments provided.
Upper quadrant courses will be scheduled approximately 3 months after a lower quadrant course.
Course cost: $1,400 CDN (inclusive of taxes)
Please inquire about discounts available when both lower and upper quadrant courses booked together.
Upcoming course dates:
March 16-18, Edmonton
April 20-22, Calgary
June 8-10, Vancouver
Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical TherapyCity: Vancouver
Price: Please see website for details on tuition and costs
Contact PersonDr. Alex Scott
The UBC Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) is a specialized program for physical therapists who aim to advance their evidence-based knowledge and skills in orthopaedic manual and manipulative physical therapy. The certificate is intended to be completed over a 2-year period of part-time study. By the end of this program, students will be able to provide advanced orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy assessment and treatment that will enhance their provision of effective, evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Special features of this program include:
• High quality instruction delivered by seasoned clinical experts
• CAMPT accredited program (graduates can apply for FCAMPT status)
• A mix of online learning and 3 intensive in-person sessions makes for streamlined learning package
The UBC Manual Therapy program (GCOMPT) is now officially accepting applications for September 2018 start. The application deadline is April 27th 2018.
Please see our website for details – http://physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca/programs/graduate-certificate-in-orthopaedic-manipulative-physical-therapy/
The official program description on the UBC page is found here – http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,209,995,0
Please feel free to send inquiries to UBC.email@example.com
The Sports Thorax - Connect The Whole Body & Optimize Performance with ConnectTherapy™ & the Thoracic Ring Approach™City: Vancouver
Price: $1400 + 5% GST
Contact PersonJanine Tasaka - 604.986.2777
Course dates: Sept 19-22, 2018
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
McKenzie MDT - Part A: The Lumbar SpineCity: Kelowna
Contact PersonAileen Conway - 18004538568
Course Dates: 28SEP-30SEP, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Eligibility: PT or final year PT Student. All other health professionals please refer to the eligibility policy on our website.
MDT: SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION PROVIDING RELIABLE RESULTS
The McKenzie Method of MDT is globally recognized as a leading treatment for spine and extremity disorders. The MDT approach is a comprehensive biopsychosocial classification system that provides clinicians with the tools necessary to accurately determine the most appropriate and effective course of treatment for their patients, subsequently improving their patient outcomes. The MDT assessment enables clinicians to triage patients accurately and efficiently. 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
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
FREE Resources available on our website:
Patient Information on the McKenzie approach and how to locate a qualified McKenzie MDT Provider
Online Overview Course, informational videos, mentoring webinars & clinician care podcasts
Recent podcasts of interest: Dr. Vikas Agarwal, MD, Cert. MDT (listen to a physician’s perspective)
Core reference list
The 2018 ISM Series UpdateCity: South Surrey
Are you ready for more??
This is a 3-day highly practical course for all graduates of either the Discover Physio Series (Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee 2007 – 2013), the ISM Series (Diane Lee 2014 – 2017) or the Connect Therapy Series (Linda-Joy Lee 2014 – 2017) that will update/refine your skills for:
1. Finding complex drivers in the 3 functional units (unit #1 3rd thoracic ring to hips, unit #2 cranium to 2nd thoracic ring, unit #3 the extremities upper and lower),
2. Differentiating dominant from reactive vectors (active and passive listening techniques) and
3. Expediting your clinical reasoning for those complex patients.
Come join Diane Lee and the certified ISM Series assistants for 3 days of learning and take home more ISM tools to improve your efficacy and efficiency. This course is highly flexible and will incorporate, in part, your wish list for review.
Registration for this course will open access to all the current updated online video support from the current ISM Series and set you up for ISM certification.
Dates (2018): November 16-18
Course size: 24 participants
Location: Akasha Studio, 101 15303 31st St, South Surrey, BC V3Z6X2
To register or for information on this course
The 2019 ISM Series Clinical Mentorship in the Integrated Systems ModelCity: Surrey
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 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.
Dates (2019): Part 1: January 18-22, Part 2: March 22-26, Part 3: June 21-25
Tuition includes: online course support lectures & videos, digital, printable full color manuals, education resources, 15 days of practical classes and a private forum group for clinical reasoning support 24/7.
Course size: 24 participants
To register or for information on the ISM Series course content, fee schedule, post ISM Series update courses and ISM certification possibilities - https://learnwithdianelee.com/course/the-series/