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Discover upcoming courses and special events happening in
and around your area by clicking on the links below. 

Upcoming Courses & Events

The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) – CPD Courses and Conferences

Various Dates and Locations
For more information and to register: Please visit – www.bso.ac.uk/postgraduate-cpd/cpd-course-and-conferences

Introduction to Radial Shockwave and Target Radio Frequency Modalities

Location: Aim2Walk Clinic, 170 Brockport Drive, Toronto, Ontario

Date: October 21, 2017

We will focus on two new physical therapy agents approved by Health Canada that are being used worldwide in rehab and clinics – Radial Shockwave Therapy and Targeted Radio frequency (also known as TR Therapy).

Shockwave therapy is recommended by orthopedic surgeons to cure tissue without the need of surgery and to provide high-quality care. Targeted Radio frequency is recommended by rehab 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.

Please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shockwave-tr-therapy-workshop-toronto-tickets-35440451344?aff=es2.

Cranial and Upper Quadrant Fascial Chains presented by: Anne Hartley

Location: Sheridan College Davis Campus Brampton, Ontario

Dates: October 21-22, 2017

A dynamic hands-on manual course designed for the therapist who wants to learn the fascial chains of the cranium and upper quadrant. The anatomy of the fascial chains and where they run will be studied. Techniques to help mobilize these fascial chains and regain range of motion in the joints, muscles and connective tissue will be demonstrated and done in partners.

Cost: Early bird (30 days before course) $580 plus $75.40HST = $655.40. After Oct. 11, 2017 $600 plus $78HST = $678.00.

Please contact kirstymckenzie@annehartleyagency.com 289-259-4220.

**This course has been endorsed by the OAO. Active and Affiliate OAO Members will receive 13 CEUs.***

Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Dates: November 2-5, 2017

In this advanced level workshop students will study those organ systems
of the pelvis not previously presented, integrate the pelvic organs with the complex ligament system of the body regions, and give methods for differentiation between somatic and visceral causes for pelvic and low back problems.

For more information or to register, please contact Barral Institute 800-233-5880

***This course has been endorsed by the OAO. Active & Affiliate OAO Members may receive 24 CEUs for attending this course.***

Osteopathy and Obstetrics

Location - Canadian College of Osteopathy - 150 Bridgeland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Dates: November 4-5, 2017

Research has shown that up to 80% of pregnant women experience mechanical back pain and pelvic girdle pain, including pubic symphysis dysfunction. The cardiovascular system undergoes many changes during pregnancy, including an increase in extracellular fluid volume, a rise in heart rate, and an alteration in the orientation of the axis of the heart. Changes in the gastrointestinal system may lead to constipation and a slower transit of food residue in the gut. Osteopathic visceral and functional techniques can be invaluable during pregnancy. However, because the positions of the organs change due to the pressure of the rising uterus, the usual visceral techniques can be difficult to apply. This two-day course will demonstrate techniques that can be applied to supporting somatic and fascial structures to minimize adverse changes experienced during pregnancy. Structural techniques, including small-lever energetic impulse techniques, will be demonstrated and practiced, with a focus on the safety and comfort of both the mother and child.

Prerequisite: Some experience in functional and myofascial techniques will be beneficial.

For a course description and to register for the course, please visit: http://www.foundersdayweekend.ca/

Intro to Cranial Work and TMJ Assessment and Rehab Workshop

Location: Sheridan College Davis Campus Brampton, Ontario

Dates: November 11-12, 2017

A dynamic hands-on manual course designed for the therapist who want to learn cranial techniques and manual skills to assess and treat the temporomandibular joint. An introduction to cranial assessment and treatment will be done day one. The next day will include the assessment of the TMJ, including the anatomy, mechanics and trigger points and dysfunctions. A treatment protocol will be developed and manual correction for the joint, muscle and fascia. Techniques will be demonstrated and the manual skills will be performed in partners.

Cost: Early bird (30 days before course) $580 plus $75.40HST = $655.40. After Oct. 11, 2017 $600 plus $78HST = $678.00.

Please contact kirstymckenzie@annehartleyagency.com 289-259-4220.

**This course has been endorsed by the OAO. Active and Affiliate OAO Members will receive 13 CEUs.***

Best Practices in Concussion Management

Location: Linamar, The Centre, 700 Woodlawn Rd., Guelph, ON

Dates: November 24, 25, 26 2017

Do you see concussion patients in your practice? Are you interested in getting informed and learning the most up-to-date and evidence-based clinical management and rehabilitation strategies? Register now for our “Best Practices in Concussion Management.”

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.

For more information, please email concussion@theshift.ca

1st Annual McGill Method Conference

Location:
Nov 24-26, 2017: OE Banquet Hall & Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON, L6L 6X8
Nov 27, 2017: CrossFit COL, 5540 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7L 6A4

Dates: November 24-27, 2017

In preparation for the McGill Method Certification that is launching this Fall, Dr. Stuart McGill and faculty will be offering all three McGill Method seminars in succession, for the first time, at the 1st Annual McGill Method Conference.
McGill1: Building the Ultimate Back enhances the attendee’s skill and technique in corrective / therapeutic and performance-enhancing exercise prescription. Dr. McGill updates attendees on his 30+ years of research in clinical biomechanics of the lumbar spine – how it works and becomes injured.
McGill2: Detailed Back Assessment hones the attendee’s manual and clinical reasoning skills, creating linkages from assessment findings to corrective / therapeutic exercises. Dr. McGill demonstrates and teaches pain provocation through mechanical and neurological approaches to reveal the cause of pain.
McGill3: High Performance Training enhances the practitioner’s ability to develop movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed and power within their client, within the principles that minimize back injury, or exacerbation of existing injury. Dr. McGill will cover how to build resilience, training capacity and strength, as well as speed techniques, all within pain-free progressions.

Sign up by
visiting http://REDelivery.ca/register/ and for additional
contact information, they can reach out to RED at info@REDelivery.ca.

Open Forum for Osteopathic Education Conference - Call for submissions on TEACHING OSTEOPATHIC DIAGNOSTICS

Location: Lyon, France
Due Date: December 31, 2017

Osteopathic diagnostics is a major part of osteopathic education, but even now many schools are struggling to get a grip on clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach, etc.

In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops in this important area. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper, before Sunday, 31st December 2017, for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop in one of the following areas:

Teaching and assessing
•Clinical reasoning within the Osteopathic Education.
•What do we use as protocols for clinical examinations of patients?
•Communicating the challenge of miscalculations in diagnosis
•Educational strategies in osteopathic diagnostics.
•Teaching feedback and evaluation in our approaches in the osteopathic clinic.
•Teaching diagnostic strategies, such as: ◦Induction
◦Deduction
◦Pattern recognition

•Inter- and intra-reliability in research teaching.
•Problem Based learning in osteopathic education
•Standardizing the osteopathic practical examination
•Teaching Red & yellow flags
•Teaching Phenomenology in diagnostics

Please use the Submission Form on the OsEAN-website at http://www.osean.com/index.php/events/open-forum-conference/2018-teaching-osteopathic-diagnostics/call-for-papers to send in your abstract.

World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases 2018

Location: Krakow, Poland
Dates: April 19-22, 2018

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases will take place from April 19 to April 22, 2018 in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland.

The members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.

We really hope to welcome you in Krakow, Poland and that this Congress will move the field one step forward on all fronts; from new understanding of bone metabolism and pathology, to new strategies and options in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

For information, please visit http://www.wco-iof-esceo.org/

12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress 2018

Location: Paris, France
Dates: August 8-12, 2018

We are excited to host the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM 2018) in the exciting and romantic city of Paris, France.

Top rehabilitation specialists from across the world will join us to present the latest research and cutting edge techniques in our ever growing field.

The scientific program will include hands-on workshops, lively debates and more in an unforgettable experience. Join us July 8-12, 2018!

For more information, please visit: http://www.isprm2018.com/

17th World Congress on Pain

Location: Boston, USA
Dates: September 12-16, 2018

The world’s premier Congress devoted to research, clinical practice
and treatment of pain.
Venue: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Sponsor: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Information from IASP Secretariat: 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 600,
Washington, DC USA 20005
Tel: +1.202.524.5300
Email: IASPdesk@iasp-pain.org

Want to Sponsor or Exhibit at this premier Congress: Further
Information for Industry participation can be obtained from
sarah.wheeler@iasp-pain.org

For more information, please visit: http://www.iasp-pain.org/Boston

Open Forum for Osteopathic Education Conference

Location: Lyon, France
Dates: October 18-19, 2018

Osteopathic diagnostics is a major part of osteopathic education, but even now many schools are struggling to get a grip on clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach, etc.

In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops in this important area. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper, before Sunday, 31st December 2017, for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop in one of the following areas:

Teaching and assessing

Clinical reasoning within the Osteopathic Education.
What do we use as protocols for clinical examinations of patients?
Communicating the challenge of miscalculations in diagnosis
Educational strategies in osteopathic diagnostics.
Teaching feedback and evaluation in our approaches in the osteopathic clinic.
Teaching diagnostic strategies, such as:
Induction
Deduction
Pattern recognition
Inter- and intra-reliability in research teaching.
Problem Based learning in osteopathic education
Standardizing the osteopathic practical examination
Teaching Red & yellow flags
Teaching Phenomenology in diagnostics
Please use the Submission Form on the OsEAN-website at
: http://www.osean.com/index.php/events/open-forum-conference/2018-teaching-osteopathic-diagnostics/ to send your abstract.

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress

Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 14-15, 2018

Pre-conference workshops: November 13, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! November 2018…Two conferences converge in Berlin

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress: November 14-15, 2018
Pre-Conference Workshops: November 13, 2018

Venue: The Urania Berlin

International Osteopathic Conference: November 16-18, 2018

Joint registration will be available for those wishing to attend both the Fascia Research Congress and the Osteopathic Conference.

http://www.fasciacongress.org