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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
MASTERING THE SHOULDER - VANCOUVERCity: Vancouver / Burnaby
Price: $745 Early Bird (register by Oct 24th) / $895 regular
Contact PersonRegistration Desk
MASTERING THE SHOULDER
Level I: Essential Orthopedics
Our Essential two day course for physiotherapists looking for post graduate skills in shoulder rehabilitation. We offer a comprehensive mix of topics focussing on key clinical skills for accurately diagnosing and treating a variety of shoulder problems. This course will advance both your treatment skills and your current knowledge using evidence informed practice and extensive clinical testing.
Recent injury updates and refined examination methods will lead into testing your diagnostic skills. Diagnosis and treatment of many shoulder disorders will be taught with a combination of lecture, demonstration and practical sessions. We cover the stiff shoulder (adhesive capsulitis, non-inflammatory contractures and symptomatic OA), rotator cuff tendinopathy, acute and chronic bursitis and non-surgical rehab techniques for various cuff tears. We will also cover new diagnostic and treatment techniques for AC joint separations and challenge concepts of various shoulder impingement disorders.
Light refreshments and all materials are included throughout both days.
Full course outline and registration available at www.activeshoulderseminars.com.
See also our professional course feedback at www.activeshoulderseminars.com/about
The Shoulder- Theory and PracticeCity: Vancouver
Contact PersonRob Werstine - 5192004777
Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australian. He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London (www.CHHP.com). He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members. He has been acknowledged as one of the 5 most eminent clinicians in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database). Jeremy has a clinical interest in tendon problems including the rotator cuff, biceps and tennis elbow. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for frozen shoulder) as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound) (University of Leeds, UK). Since 1992, Jeremy has taught over 350 shoulder workshops internationally in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Japan, The Azores, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Middle East, Ireland, South Africa, India, extensively throughout Europe and throughout the UK. He has also been invited to present keynote lectures at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain syndromes and lateral epicondylopathy. In addition to his own research he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is an associate editor for the journals; Shoulder & Elbow and, Physiotherapy. He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).
This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines. Models of shoulder assessment including the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (Lewis JS (2009) British Journal of Sports Medicine) and a new model for staging the continuum of rotator cuff tendinopathy (Lewis JS (2010) British Journal of Sports Medicine) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body.
This course remains a ‘work in progress’ and is continually being updated with the emergence of new research and clinical understanding.
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.
Introduction to Radial Shockwave TherapyCity: Vancouver
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.
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.
Mulligan Concept Upper QuadrantCity: Vancouver
Contact Personjack Miller
This two day seminar deals with |Brian Mulligan’s concept of the application of mobilization with movement (MWM), a new and exciting approach in manual therapy. Seminar participants can expect a syllabus high on practical application with a clear understanding of the rationale for use of MWM’s in both the spine and lower extremities.
Following this course, therapists should be able to effectively apply the techniques in their own practices and expect immediate positive patient outcomes.
Dr. Jack Miller B.Sc.(P.T.), Dip.MT. (N.Z.), MClSc, DPT, FCAMPT
Jack spent six years practicing Physiotherapy in New Zealand where he completed the New Zealand Manipulative Therapy Association’s post-graduate Diploma program in 1984. He has assisted Brian Mulligan, taught courses in Europe, the Caribbean and North America and has taught Brian Mulligan’s courses independently since 1990.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Canada, a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy from New Zealand, a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from Canada and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the USA. He is fully accredited by the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association (MCTA) and currently holds faculty positions at the University Of Toronto, McMaster and Western Universities.
This “hands-on” course is focused towards participants who have achieved at least an intermediate level of experience in manual therapy and wish to broaden their skills yet further. Participants are advised to dress for a lab course and bring a mobilization seat belt for technique practice.
Managing the Complex Musculoskeletal PatientCity: Vancouver
Contact PersonRob Werstine - 5192004777
A rare opportunity to learn from 3 leaders in MSK management, research and education in one exciting, interactive learning experience.
This active, team-based course is designed to challenge the participant’s ability to synthesize a case presentation and develop an appropriate examination and treatment plan. The course includes 9-12 complex cases and is interspersed with formal learning opportunities (didactic and lab-based). Evidence-based examination and interventional aspects are discussed, with guideline-oriented elements included when available.
Recognize and apply appropriate diagnostic accuracy measures for use in spot diagnosis (screening), differentiation, and confirmation. Perform the best tests and measures used during diagnosis and prognosis. Integrate appropriate exercise based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Integrate appropriate manual therapy based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Recognize current gaps in the literature and discuss options for care to fill the gaps
The primary instructional method involves team-based learning. Teams will group together and determine the best examination and interventional options. Multidisciplinary care options are always considered for each case. Brief ‘rapid fire’ lectures are used to enhance learning opportunities, depending the results from the cases.
Note: Lecture and Lab will be interspersed throughout the 2 days. Dress for an upper and lower quarter lab course.
Who should attend?
Allied health professionals working in the management of musculo-skeletal impairments. The course is specifically targeted to clinicians who have successfully treated many of their patients but are still struggling to help that sub-population of challenging cases. Experienced clinicians wishing to re-invigorate their practices with fresh concepts in patient management will find this program stimulating and add significantly to the team learning experience.
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