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Lyme Disease Pandemic Posted May 13, 2019*

June 22, 2019
Toronto, ON

Saturday, June 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sheridan College (Brampton) TBA
Toronto, Ontario

Presented by Anne Hartley BPHE, CAT(C), D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.P.

Sponsors: GoodLife Fitness
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This is a one-day, evidence-based lecture on the approaching pandemic of Lyme disease. It will include the signs and symptoms and treatment for both acute and chronic Lyme disease. The lecture will discuss the ticks that carry the disease and how to prevent being bitten by them. The spread of the tick population in Canada and the world will be reviewed. The lecture will describe how to deal with patients who were bitten recently and those that were bitten in the past. The symptoms of chronic Lyme disease mimic other conditions that we see as a therapist including; joint swelling, neural conditions, carditis, bell’s palsy, muscle pain and more. Case studies, from my clinical practice, will be discussed.

The participant will be able to:
• Determine the areas to avoid or cautions regarding ticks.
• Recognize the complexity of the disease.
• Learn the signs and symptoms of the disease in the acute and chronic phases.
• Learn how to remove the black-legged tick safely and where to send it for analysis.
• Determine differential diagnosis for the disease.
• Review the research being done in Canada.
• Learn ways to treat and help Lyme disease sufferers.
• Review ways of preventing the tick bites.

To register or for more information, please contact Kirsty McKenzie at kirstymckenzie@annehartleyagency.com or call 289-259-4220.

Layered Physiological Approach to an Osteopathic Lesion

June 14-15, 2019
Winnipeg, MB

Presented by Brad McCutcheon M.Sc.(Ost), Dip(SIM), Dip(MT), D.O.M.P. D. Sc.O.

Criteria for participant attendance: Fourth year and above CCO students or graduates of an OAO-approved institution.

This 2-day course will cover the essentials of palpation on three levels of the OA lesion. Applications of techniques to be used in lieu of the impulse will be covered and fully explained. Physiology will be used to give support for the choice of techniques.

The course is a look at osteoarticular lesions, using all 3 protocols of palpation to determine when an impulse should be used and when it can be avoided. The use of special testing will be covered. The use of seated facet release, muscle energy and functional techniques in combination to remove OA lesions will be discussed. The use of impulses, recoil and pumping and when they should be safely used in certain pathologies will be covered. Special consideration of the upper cervical region of the spine will be covered. The research on grading of corrections will be presented and used to build the arguments of the course. Safety and palpation will be the focus of the course.

Schedule Day 1
Research Presentation on OA lesions, pathological changes in this lesion and treatment approaches (1.5 hours)
Palpation of Lesions using 3 protocols (1.5 hours)
Application of treatment approaches (3 hours)
Treatment using combined therapies (2 hours)

Schedule Day 2
Treatment using combined therapies (3 hours)
Use of treatment regimes in the presence of pathologies of the bone (1 hour)
Adaptation of treatment approaches in the presence of pathologies (3 hours)
Recap and review (1 hour)

For more information, please email us at bracehc@gmail.com.

Causes & Physiology Impact in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Posted April 30, 2019

Online: May 20, 2019
Practical: October 5-6, 2019
Chester, NS

Online Course: an evidence-based understanding to autism spectrum disorder utilizing a quantum physics bio-field osteopathic (OMT) approach.
Practical Course: an evidence-based osteopathic (OMT) approach to treating autism spectrum disorder.
Registration for both courses will begin Monday, May 6, 2019

Online Course: available, starting Monday, May 20, 2019

Practical Course: Saturday, October 5 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Chester, Nova Scotia

Presented by Jennifer Williamson, PT & OMT, BSc.PT, MSc., DOMP with teaching assistants Joan Seaman DO (Q), and Andrea Mounce-Halasz DOMP

Online Course: 8 CEUs
Practical Course: 16 CEUs

Criteria for participant attendance: must be an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP), DO, or fifth year student (completed).

The location for the practical course is Personal Care Physio and Osteopathy (OMT), 3785 Highway #3, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This course will present a literature review of the possible causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the physiological impacts on children with ASD. There will be a detailed presentation of the research by Jennifer Williamson et al. showing statistical significance in the areas of autism severity (p = 0.05), inflammation (p = 0.04), and vitality (p = 0.02). This course aims to teach a quantum physics approach to the science behind the Human Energy Field (HEF) Model used during the treatment of children with ASD. This Bio Field/HEF Model, which encompasses treating in matter and fluids, will be described and practiced. The Bio Field/HEF Treatment Model was first developed with statistical significance of p = 0.0001in the thesis The Effect of General Osteopathic Treatment on Pain in Veterans Diagnosed with PTSD by Andrea Mounce-Halasz, 2014.

A 2-day practical class that follows, will instruct participants on this approach using OMT in the realms of matter, fluids, and fields. This approach will allow the Osteopath (OMT) and/or OMT student to successfully treat sensitive children such as ones diagnosed with ASD and has generalizability to other populations that include trauma on the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual planes such as: autoimmunity disorders, concussions, MVA, women’s health issues, PTSD etc. of all ages.

To register for the online and 2-day practical workshop or for further information, please visit http://www.personalcarephysio.ca/registration/

Shift Concussion Management - Level 2 Course

May 3-5, 2019
Guelph, ON

This course offers an in-depth review of the literature on cervicogenic contributions to concussion symptoms and post concussion syndrome. We offer treatment and rehabilitation considerations for cervical injury and whiplash in concussion patients. As well, we will review complex case management topics such as persistent post-traumatic headache, psychological sequelae in post concussion syndrome, and activity/exercise intolerance. In this course we emphasize strategies for seeking out an interdisciplinary team for complex case management and offer information on making appropriate referrals for complex care needs. 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.

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Best Practices in Concussion Management

April 12-14, 2019
Guelph, ON

his 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.

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BCOM CPD - K-Taping as a Clinical Adjunct

March 24, 2019
London, UK

This is a highly practical course that will explain the use of K-Tape in the clinical environment. Techniques covered will include upper and lower limbs, back, neck and shoulder.

The learning outcomes will be:

  • To gain an understanding of the reasons why tape is used in clinic (introductory talk).
  • To gain the ability to differentiate between different types of tape, when and why one tape is used over another.
  • To understand the use of taping supplies (adjuncts to taping such as scissors, adhesives, tape remover etc.).
  • To practice a number of K-Taping techniques on a variety of body areas applicable to the clinical environment.

The CPD will be delivered by Tom Hewetson BSc Ost Med, ND, DO, MSc, Clinic Tutor and Senior Lecturer at BCOM, and Mr Barry Kleinberg B.Ost. Med, MSc, ND, DO, BA (Hons), ClinicTutor and Techniques Lecturer at BCOM and Senior Teaching Fellow at UCO.

A CPD Certificate for 7 Hours will be issued on completion of the course.

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Kinesio Taping in Canada

April 13-14, 2019
Toronto, ON

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of Kinesio Taping.
  • Review muscular physiolo gy as it is related to Kinesio Taping.
  • Learn application skills during lab session.
  • Comprehend the various cutting techniques and their clinical applications.
  • Learn a time efficient method to relax overuse syndromes/spasms, to stimulate weak muscles and to decrease pain and swelling.
  • Learn to do taping to gain mobility and stability.

About Day 1

The Day 1 course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method as well as the unique qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape and its uses related to human anatomy. During lab sessions, attendees will practice muscle and fascia applications for both upper and lower body, and will be taught how to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling. In addition, attendees will receive a full-colour Kinesio Taping Day 1 & Day 2 Workbook and a 60-day membership to the Kinesio Taping database to augment their training.

About Day 2

The Day 2 advanced concepts and corrective technique course builds on material leaned in Day 1. The instructor will teach six Corrective Technique (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) Applications for the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions and dysfunctions related to the spine and upper/lower extremities. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to perform Kinesio Taping Method techniques and clinical applications for the treatment of pain, spasm, swelling, weakness, joint mobility and stability related to orthopedic & neurological conditions. Our curriculum reflects 25 years of educational seminars, symposiums, forums and professional sharing among tens of thousands of professionals.

Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School

330 Dupont St., Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5R 1V

If it doesn’t say Kinesio it’s not the real thing. This is the original Kinesio Taping Course.

Kinesio Taping is the original (elastic thera­peutic taping) method. Our course curriculum reflects over 25 years of educational seminars, symposiums, forums, research and professional sharing among tens of thousands of professionals. We have developed all aspects of Pediatrics, Myofascial, Lymph, Sports, Hand, Face, Neurological and Equine taping. The Kinesio Taping Association has been around since 1984 with over 20 books having been published since 1994.

Not only have we always offered a Superior Education, but we also have Super Products.

Kinesio Tex Tape is the only elastic therapeu­ tic tape that has undergone continuous changes and improvements throughout the years.

Dr. Berton has taught over 170 courses to thousands of medical professionals.

For more information visit us at:





Biodynamic Pediatrics One of the 3 Phase Series Posted February 18, 2019*

April 4-7, 2019
Innisfil, Ontario

This is the first of 3 Phases in Dr. James Jealous Pediatrics curriculum.

Learn to meet and communicate with the child,  in order to cooperate and communicate with the indwelling healing forces as recognized by Dr. A. T. Still and Dr. W.G. Sutherland.

The Pediatrics courses are designed in a very unique way so that Osteopathic Manual Practitioners with no prior experience in the Biodynamics phases program can begin to safely and effectively treat the most common of childhood conditions. This curriculum is not about the bones, it does not involve direct or indirect action and is a very intense curriculum that begins with the whole child as an initial sensory experience and continues through multiple phases towards the capacity to use direct action when and if needed.


Graduate of an accepted Osteopathic curriculum.

Approved by the OAO for 1 CEU/ Instructional hour

Registration: To register for the Pediatrics 1, go to the registration form found on this website: 

www.biodo-fr.com/biodo.html  ,click on  Entrez, then go to the top of the page to calendar ( horaire des cours)  scroll down below the calendar to click on the English registration form: Francoise Desrosier/Cathy Eydt ( English) and submit.

Or go direct to the registration form: http://www.biodo-fr.com/biodo/form_CE.html

Location: National Pines Golf Club, 8165 10th Side Road, Innisfil, Ontario, L9S 4T3 ( about 1 hour North of Toronto)

Teaching Faculty: Cathy Eydt

For more information about the course : ce.osteo@icloud.com

Or for further info. on the course content or Biodynamics programs go to: http://jamesjealous.com/postgraduate-courses/biodynamics-of-osteopathy-usa/

For logistical issues contact the course manager: 

Michelle Préfontaine

Secrétaire de BIODO Francophone

téléphone: (450) 227-6180 

email: web: www.biodo-fr.com/biodo.html

Full-body dissection course - www.idissect.ca Posted February 5, 2019.*

August 12-16 2019
Humber College
Toronto, ON

August 12-16, 2019 Humber College North Campus

Investigate areas of your own clinical interest!  Instructors will ensure feasible, efficient and safe dissections.

Develop practical dissections skills, anatomical knowledge, and a comprehensive three dimensional understanding of the human body.

Soft-embalmed cadavers retain the natural tissue integrity, tissue texture, and preserves joint range of motion. They simulate the fresh state where the liquids are still intact within the tissues while allowing for ease of exploratory dissection. This course is a unique opportunity to practice clinical palpation and mobilization techniques on cadavers that look and feel the same way as a live patient’s body. These learning experiences are expected to directly improve therapeutic outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • To correlate what is seen clinically and what can be observed in the dissection lab.
  • To increase knowledge of neuro-anatomical structures
  • To understand the three dimensional organization of fascial planes and anatomical relationships.
  • To recognize the anatomical structures and explain the physiological functions of body systems.

For more information visit www.idissect.ca, or email samlo@samlo.ca

Pediatrics Workshop with Alain Bouchard, PT, DO

June 8 & 9, 2019
Moncton, NB

Learning Objectives:

Understand the main development disorders affecting infants and the problems related to them, along with the research avenues underlying these problems:
• learning difficulties and disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, language disorders;
• anxiety troubles and other emotional disorders;
• autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Assess and treat these conditions in the osteopathic field and know the physiological mechanisms related to them. More specifically, based on clinical cases:
• understand the facilitation mechanisms and neuro-sensori-somatic / osteopathic influences linked with these problems;
• know the main somatic and neurological areas involved in these disorders.

Start integrating perceptual and volumetric palpatory approaches in the practice:
• volumetric and non-directive normalization treatment methods;
• use of non-directive approach to assess and to treat CNS.

For more information, please email us at osteopathnb@gmail.com.

The University College of Osteopathy, UK – CPD Courses and Conferences

Various Dates and Locations
For more information and to register: Please click here.