Adjunct Education

Wonderful Tips for Successful Manips

Hosted by the New Brunswick Orthopaedic Section


Course date, time & location

May 14-15th, 2022

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday

Advanced Health & Physiotherapy

1579 Mountain Rd. Unit 3 

Moncton, New Brunswick

Please plan on bringing a lunch or eating out. There are grocery stores and plenty of restaurant options nearby. Please bring refillable water bottles.

Course Description

This course is an overview of the mechanical actions of vertebral manipulation in an advanced musculoskeletal context. It will focus on the diversity of available approaches towards the use of manipulations. The clinician will be able to explore those approaches and personalize that therapeutic gesture. 

Course Goals

Participants will be able to recognize the different strategies in order to perform spinal manipulation and acquire tools allowing them to adapt those strategies according to:

  • The clinician’s morphology
  • His/her temperament
  • The patient’s morphology
  • The patient’s physical/psychological state

Participants will be able to integrate these notions in the everyday clinical context to make it a custom-made clinical tool.

In preparation for this course, the participants will be asked about the manipulation(s) with which they struggle the most, so we will be able to customize each session. The instructor would need this information 4-6 weeks prior to the course so he can adapt its content for each setting.

About the Instructor

A graduate of the University of Montreal in 1982, François began his career in Calgary, Alberta where he began his training in manual orthopaedic therapy. Returning to Quebec in 1985, he completed the first two years of training in osteopathy at the Académie Still Quebec, then his certificate in Advanced Manual Therapy in 1994. Lecturer at McGill University from 1989 to 1994, at the University of Montreal from 1991 to 1994, instructor for the AQPMO and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, he has therefore been teaching manual therapy for more than 30 years. François has been a Canadian examiner for this program since 2001. Active in the profession, François was involved in the AQPMA the OPPQ professional inspection committee and is currently a member of the Manual Therapy Steering Committee.


*Pre-requisite: Level 5 of Orthopaedic Division Syllabus or equivalent (UWO, McMaster, etc.)

Cost: $517.50 ($450.00 + HST) for Orthopaedic Division members; $575 ($500.00 + HST) for non-members

Please register prior to April 7th, 2022 

A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations prior to April 7th, no refunds after this date.

Please e-mail for registration form and details.

Please enquire with course organizer for questions or late registrations:

Jean-Michel Cormier,


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