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Upcoming Courses & Events

2020 OAO Annual Conference - An Osteopathic Perspective on Pain

May 1& 2, 2020
Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre

Mark Your Calendars!

The OAO is pleased to announce that the inaugural 2020 OAO Annual Conference will be held on May 1& 2, 2020 at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. Stay tuned for further updates on registration, speakers, networking and accommodations.

Mobilization of the Cranial Nerves – Markham, Ontario Posted September 10, 2019**

November 10, 2019
Markham, Ontario

Mobilization of the Cranial Nerves

November 10, 2019

Location: Apple Creek Sports Medicine Centre – Markham, Ontario

Presented by Anne Hartley, BPHE, CAT(C), DOMP, DScO

This course is open to Osteopathic Manual Practitioners mainly but physiotherapists and athletic therapists with advanced cranial skills are welcome.

A dynamic hands-on manual course designed for osteopaths and osteopathic practitioners who want to learn the mobilization of the cranial nerves for conditions including: Bell’s Palsy, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuritis, Tinnitis, Oculomotor or Abducens Neural Dysfunctions.

Nerves must be free and mobile to function properly. Injuries, surgeries, infections and dental work can affect the mobility of the cranial nerves and result in neural pathology. Adhesions, foramen restrictions, cranial pathology must be addressed to mobilize the nerves.

CEUs – OAO 7

Sunday, November 10, 2019:
• 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Registration
• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Review of the Cranial Nerves and their Pathways
• 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. History Taking for the Cranial Nerves
• 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
• 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cranial Treatment and Cranial Nerve Mobilization
• 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Case Studies

Course Objectives – The participant will be able to:
1. Learn manual techniques for treatment of the pathology of the cranial nerves.
2. Assess for the dysfunction of the cranial nerves.
3. Advance their knowledge of the anatomy of the cranial nerves and their pathways.
4. Practice manual techniques to regain the mobility of the cranial nerves, loosen membranous tensions and increase fluid mobility.

To register for this 1-day course or for further information, please contact Kirsty McKenzie by email at kirstymckenzie@annehartleyagency.com or call (289) 259-4220.

Preferred registration payment by e-transfer to:
annehartley@annehartleyagency.com or
by cheque: Anne Hartley Agency, 367 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 1S1

Tuition is refundable up until 30 days prior to the class. A processing fee applies for cancellation.

Sponsored by: GoodLife Fitness; GOrendevous – Online Scheduling Platform

Assessment and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussions) – Toronto, Ontario Posted September 6, 2019*

September 28-29, 2019
Toronto, ON

Assessment and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussions)

September 28-29, 2019

Location: Sheridan College Brampton

Presented by Anne Hartley, BPHE, CAT(C), DOMP, DScO

A dynamic hands-on manual course designed for the therapist who wants to learn new manual skills to assess and treat mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions) and their associated spinal pathology. The anatomy and physiology of concussions and the related dysfunctions will be reviewed. In partners, therapists will have an opportunity to test and practice specific manual and active treatment techniques for each type of concussion. The course will include activities for the patient to return to an active lifestyle and sport.

CEUs – CATA 6.0, OAO 15

Saturday, September 28, 2019:
• 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Registration
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. History and Pathology of a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome
• 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Assessment and Treatment of Cervical and Thoracic Spine
• 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
• 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Types of Concussions
Concussion Assessment and Treatment

Sunday, September 29, 2019:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Manual and therapeutic exercises for cervicogenic MTBIs
• Vestibular assessment and treatment
• Visual assessment and treatment
• Autonomic Nervous System retraining

Course Objectives – The participant will be able to:
1. Assess and treat impairments associated with brain injuries that relate to spinal dysfunctions.
2. Practice manual techniques to regain accessory movements, stretch shortened muscle tissue, release fascia, correct the mobility of the cervical and thoracic spine.
3. Assess cranial dysfunctions and develop manual treatment techniques.
4. Evaluate the vestibular system and implement treatment methods.
5. Assess the visual disturbances and come up with a treatment approach for the patient.
6. Work with the autonomic nervous system to regain normal homeostasis in the cardiovascular system.
7. Educate the patient on exercises and changes to lifestyle to facilitate a return to an active lifestyle.

To register for this 2-day course or for further information, please contact Kirsty McKenzie by email at kirstymckenzie@annehartleyagency.com or call (289) 259-4220.

Preferred registration payment by e-transfer to:
annehartley@annehartleyagency.com or
by cheque: mail to Anne Hartley Agency, 367 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 1S1

Sponsored by: GoodLife Fitness; GOrendevous – Online Scheduling Platform

Palpable Osteopathy: Optimize your Osteopathic Practice! Part 1 Posted August 29, 2019***

October 25-28, 2019
Toronto, ON

Optimize Your Osteopathic Practice! Part 1

Make your practice simpler and more efficient while giving longer-lasting results for your patients.

Offered by Robert Morelli, DOMP

Friday, October 25th – Monday, October 28th, 2019

Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy
Toronto, Ontario

Course Description and Syllabus

I believe that manual osteopathy is potentially the most powerful medicine on the planet.

Over the past 15 years I have developed a system of palpation and treatment that unleashes that potential in order to drive the body towards optimal health.

Working with scores of extremely complex patients with chronic health concerns has convinced me that even these patients can usually be helped with osteopathy.

In this course I intend to put that optimism in your hands!

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course you will learn:

• How the changing concept of the osteopathic lesion has affected your training and practice.

• How to improve your palpation of lesions in the different tissues of the body.

• How to refine palpation of the patient’s vitality using a system called
“Equipoise”.

• How to palpate the motility and mobility of the visceral and supporting fascial system given their integral importance to the structure and function of the whole body.

• A clear palpatory protocol for assessing the lesion information found in the patient’s entire body.

• About the hierarchy within its “Adapted Mechanism” of lesions.

• How the patient’s body reacts when palpated and how to control that reaction for optimal palpation and treatment.

• How to make your treatment simpler, more efficient and longer lasting.

For more information and to register for Palpable Osteopathy: Optimize your Osteopathic Practice! Part 1, please visit https://osteocourses.com.

RTP Mid-Body and Spine (Module III) Posted June 13, 2019***

September 21-22, 2019
Markham, ON

Course is being held at the Kosim Group Company Inc. located at 55 Valleywood Drive, Unit 1, Markham, ON.

The Trigenics® RTP Mid-Body and Spine (Module III) course allows participants to pinpoint the specific causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain using the unique Trigenics® Functional Muscle Neurokinetic Assessment system which includes novel muscle specific length testing protocols developed by founder Dr. Allan Austin-Oolo.

Once the assessment has been made and mapped out using the Trigenics® Neurokinetic Muscle Map, practitioners learn how to rapidly correct dysfunctions and provide instant pain relief with application of the patented Trigenics® multimodal muscle reprogramming treatment protocols.

A thorough overview of Trigenics® theory practice management and functional anatomy of the mid-body is covered.

Participants will learn common Trigenics® protocols to achieve instant results for many common conditions of the spine and mid-body.

For more information and to register, please visit http://trigenics.com/trigenics/coursesright.html.

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

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