What: Explain Pain two-day interactive seminar
Where: Vancouver, BC. UBC Robson Square. 800 Robson St. Room: C680 - HSBC Hall
When: September 28-29 2019. 8:30-4:30 both days.
'Well delivered Explain Pain education currently has the best outcomes of any intervention for persistent pain.'
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, Explain Pain provides an effective, drug-free solution. The provision of pain knowledge to patients is an effective evidence-based treatment tool and patients have a large capacity for understanding. Based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book of the same name, this course explains how the pain system works when there are injured tissues and nerves, what happens in the brain in relation to pain experiences, and the impact of stress in relation to pain. Explain Pain is delivered in a way in which any professional working with patients or clients in pain can utilize.
When: Sunday October 6, 2019. From 8:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Tall Tree Health (956 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC)
Instructor: Anthony Teoli
Note 1: There are a limited number of seats at this event.
Note 2: Early bird pricing ends September 8.
Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis is quickly evolving. During this one-day theoretical and practical course on knee osteoarthritis assessment and treatment, participants will learn about the complex, multifactorial nature of knee osteoarthritis and develop the necessary skills for effective history taking, assessment and treatment. By the end of this course, students will also be to establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and understand how these risk factors may contribute to the initiation/progression of knee OA using different models.
Understand the importance of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for knee osteoarthritis.
Understand and apply different communication strategies for effective history taking, subjective assessment and building therapeutic alliance.
Integrate and apply evidence-based assessment tools and outcome measures to inform clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies.
Identify and understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
Understand and apply best-practice recommendations for the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis.
Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
Establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
Location: Victoria, BC. Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre.
Dates: November 2-3, 2019
Jim Millard BSc (PT) TDPT MClSc (MT) FCAMPT
Jasdeep Dhir BSc (PT) TDPT MClSc (MT) FCAMPT
Ample clinical and scientific evidence clearly indicates that patients value strong interpersonal skills over strong technical skills when asked what they want in a good physiotherapist. Despite the clear importance of strong interpersonal skills in clinical encounters, physiotherapists are presented with few opportunities to develop these critical competencies. Having recognized this gap in professional development, 3 physiotherapy clinicians and academics have created a first-of-its-kind interpersonal skills development opportunity for Canadian physios.
Join us for a transformative and interactive 2-day workshop that will lead to individualized reflection and provide strategies that can improve your clinical interactions, patient satisfaction, outcomes, adherence, loyalty and overall brand equity.
Let COMPASS Interactive be your guide to optimized patient CARE.
*All Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion following the Workshop*
What: Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System two-day interactive seminar
Where: West Coast College of Massage Therapy (818 Broughton St, Victoria, BC)
When: December 7-8 2019. 8:30-4:30 both days.
Mobilize – to prepare, to awaken and to move.
NOI’s classic, longest running course, Mobilisation of the Nervous System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been completely updated and re-written ‘from the basic science up’. The research is compelling – the immune system via its interaction with the nervous system is a critical player in learning, memory, movement and sensitivity. This new understanding integrates peripheral and central processes and targets therapy towards healthy neuroimmune balance.
This comprehensive lecture and hands-on course integrates the latest research on neurodynamics and neuroimmune science to provide a clinical reasoning framework to identify those patients who will benefit from neuroimmune mobilisation. The course then updates and refines the essential practical skills to examine and manage the physical health of the nervous system – skilled, safe and appropriately timed handling techniques are covered in detail during labs and practical sessions.
When: February 15-16, 2020
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC )
This two day course is designed to educate participants on proper technique of the fundamental movements in Fitness Athlete programming. Learn coaching, analysis, and breakdowns of the squat, deadlift, push, pull, and basic olympic lifts. Through the use of multiple models the instructors will cover each movement beginning with proper performance and then highlighting commonly seen mistakes.
Students will learn how to correct these common mistakes through coaching, and as needed through breaking down the movement to identify relevant physical impairments and addressing these through targeted mobility and stability exercises.
Where: Vancouver, BC
When: March 28-29, 2020
Description: The rate of surgical intervention for patients with hip pain has increased 2500% in a recent seven-year period. This rate of surgical increase is the largest encountered for any region of the body. Recent evidence also reports that post-surgical protocols for these surgical interventions varies widely and is poorly reported. Non-surgical intervention has had limited reporting in the literature. Dr. Reiman has published extensively on hip examination and intervention. He has been involved in reporting on these interventions, both surgical and non-surgical. This course will discuss and detail differential diagnosis of hip pain, including screening competing potential diagnoses. The course will also discuss and detail post-surgical as well as non-surgical rehabilitation for the individual with hip pain with consideration for both surgical procedure and individual patient variability.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
1. Describe and list contributions of various contextual factors to the patient presentation for individual with hip and/or groin pain.
2. Compare and contrast the differential diagnosis of potential hip pain contributors.
3. Compare and contrast how contextual factors affect diagnosis and prognosis for individuals with hip pain
4. Compare and contrast the different surgical procedures described.
5. Compare and contrast various personal and environmental considerations relative to specific surgical procedures.
6. Compare and contrast various personal and environmental rehabilitation considerations relative to these procedures.
7. Appreciate the influence of various patient presentations relative to impairments, activity limitations and contextual factors.
When: April 25-26, 2020
Where: Vancouver, BC
This course will cover current best evidence in the use of thrust manipulation to treat common clinical syndromes. Laboratory sessions will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust manipulations to the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, thoracic spine, and cervical spine. Lecture material will focus on the developing body of literature regarding safety of thrust manipulation, neurological examination, and the use of thrust manipulations with commonly treated patient presentations.
These presentations include (but are not limited to):
Acute and chronic neck pain
Non-radicular mechanical low back pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Additional lectures will cover the neurophysiological effects of manipulation and the importance of understanding the neurophysiology of pain in treating patients.
Student to faculty ratio: 15:1 (maximum of 15 students to 1 faculty)
When: September 19-20, 2020. Saturday: 8:00am-5pm / Sunday 8:00am-4pm
Where: Victoria, BC (Downtown)
This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of low back pain. Laboratory sessions will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, thoracolumbar spine, and lower ribs.
Additional labs will cover an introduction to the McKenzie approach, pain science application, and progressive exercise concepts with particular emphasis on performance and incorporation of the deadlift. Mobility and motor control exercises will be included to complement the manual therapy techniques. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of lumbar spine patients, differential diagnosis of lumbar conditions, cognitive functional therapy, psychologically informed language, and lumbar spine examination based on clinical practice guidelines.
Learn, Refine, and Excel in current best evidence principles in the management of neck pain.
When: November 7-8, 2020. Saturday: 8:00am-5pm / Sunday 8:00am-4pm
Where: Vancouver, BC. (Lifemark @ 181 Keefer Pl #230)
This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of neck pain. Lecture material will summarize the developing body of literature regarding the subgrouping of cervical spine patients. We will present and discuss relevant safety concerns of evidence based treatments with a special emphasis on cervical spine thrust manipulation.
The laboratory component will focus on the safe and effective delivery of thrust and non-thrust manipulation to the cervicothoracic spine and supporting mobility and motor control exercises. The didactic portion will comprise 30% of the class with 70% of the time being spent in the lab.