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AIM Level 2 upper quadrant tandem Ottawa and Kingston

Description :

Dates:

Online Virtual Delivery: Monday, February 27, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.        Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. 

Face to Face Practical Delivery: March 4-5, 2023 

Online Virtual Delivery: Monday, March 27, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Subjective Case Study: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Face to Face Practical Delivery: April 1-2, 2023 

Online Virtual Delivery: Monday, April 17, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.            Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Face to Face Practical Delivery: April 22-23, 2023 

Online Virtual Delivery: Monday, May 1, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Objective Case Study:  Wednesday, May 3. 2023 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. 

Face to Face Practical Delivery: May 6-7, 2023 

Exam - Week of May 15-19, 2023 (participants can voice preferred date)

Cost : OrthoDiv Member $1380 - CPA Member $1440 - Non-CPA member $1600

Contact : podcrottawaunit@gmail.com

Location : TBD

Find More info Here : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aim-level-2-upper-quadrant-tandem-ottawa-and-kingston-2023-tickets-467563764807

AIM Level 3 Lower Ottawa

Jan 20th - March 26th 2023

Description :

Dates:

Online: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 17, March 3 , March 10 (times TBD)

In-Person: Feb 4, 5, Feb 25, 26, March 25, 26

Location: TBD

Cost : Ortho Div Member: $1380 + tax +fees, CPA Member: $1440 +tax +fees, Non CPA member: $1600 + tax + fees

Contact : podcrottawaunit@gmail.com

Date : Jan 20th - March 26th 2023

Location : TBD

Find More info Here : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aim-level-3-lower-quadrant-tickets-461141776467

MASTERING MOVEMENT OF THE HIP & PELVIS

Day 1 May 6th 2023, Day 2 May 7th 2023

Description :

Instructor: Dr. Alison Grimaldi

2 Seperate Courses over 2 Days

Day 1: Mastering the Movement of the Hip and Pelvis (4.5 hours of online learning + 1 day practical workshop)

Day 2: Anterior Hip and Groin Pain - Contemporary diagnostic & management strategies (5 hours of online learning + 1 day practical or online workshop)

Do you have a clear understanding of when, why and how to assess and address muscle dysfunction around the hip and pelvis, in order to optimize and expedite patient outcomes?

Do you find yourself prescribing the same exercises for every hip & groin pain patient, regardless of their presentation?

Do your patients perform the same program for weeks or months without progressions or an understanding of what they are attempting to achieve and why?

Would you like to Fast Track your hip and groin Rehab?

Movement patterning and muscle function around the hip and pelvis are key considerations for any lumbopelvic or lower limb problem and may even impact on upper limb function. Assessment and retraining in this region require a specific and targeted approach that should consider the multifaceted requirements for optimal function and the limitations of an individual’s musculoskeletal system. With respect to current practices around muscle testing and exercise prescription, often strength is the only consideration. While this is an important consideration, normal results on strength testing may be returned from a muscle synergy within which significant dysfunction exists. If weakness is not the primary deficit, generic strengthening may worsen rather than improve the situation by reinforcing poor recruitment strategies or imbalance in the contribution of muscles within a movement synergy e.g. TFL within the abductor synergy. In exercise literature, often maximal EMG is the sole indicator used for exercise selection. EMG levels are not reflective of force generation and high levels of EMG may simply reflect active insufficiency where the muscle is not at an optimal range to generate force efficiently. This premise also assumes that maximal recruitment is optimal for muscle retraining and musculoskeletal health. While higher EMG levels may be required for enhancing strength or more particularly for hypertrophy, other factors should be considered.

Choosing an exercise with highest %MVC

- in a disadvantageous length-tension relationship

- while encouraging poor recruitment patterning and efficiency

- with high load imposed on underlying joints or soft tissues

may not be in the best interests of achieving optimal or painfree function.

This course aims to:

• Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the hip & pelvis

• Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practiced in the light of the presented evidence base

• Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research base that is shaping contemporary clinical practice in this field.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Perform a multifaceted assessment of muscle function for each group of synergists around the hip – hip flexors, abductors, extensors, external rotators and adductors, using standardised, objective measures

• Determine the most appropriate exercise approach to target specific impairments in:

a. Muscle size & strength

b. Muscle endurance – global or regional

c. Power, rate of force development, plyometric ability, agility

d. Neuromotor function - kinematic and muscle recruitment patterns

• Progress an exercise program in an appropriate & timely manner, using key markers for exercise effect & tolerance.

ONLINE LEARNING COMPONENT

The substantial theoretical component of this course is presented in an online learning format for your flexibility and optimal learning experience.

• 4 hours of PowerPoint lectures with printable notes.

• Learn anywhere, at your own pace, in your own time.

• Rewind and revise as many times as you like.

• Online forum for discussion.

• Self-assessment quiz.

• 3 months of unlimited access to video content

The content of this online component covers:

• Detailed review of functional anatomy of hip & pelvic musculature

• Changes in muscle function associated with joint pathology & unloading

• Implications for prescription of therapeutic exercise

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP (1 Day)

The one-day practical workshop will provide opportunity to develop skills in:

• Assessment of the different aspects of muscle function for each group of synergists around the hip – hip flexors, abductors, extensors, external rotators and adductors, using standardised, objective measures

• Development of a therapeutic exercise program that addresses specific dysfunction within a muscle synergy while considering

o Optimal efficiency and load-sharing within a muscle synergy and across the kinetic chain

o Impact on health of musculoskeletal tissues such as the underlying joint, local tendons and transiting nerves

o Specific needs of the individual

o Individual morphology or pathology

Day 2 -------

ANTERIOR HIP & GROIN PAIN

CONTEMPORARY DIAGNOSTIC & MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Do you find yourself using the same management approaches for patients with hip pain, regardless of their presentation?

Do you have a clear understanding of how morphology, loading patterns and muscle dysfunction may be driving anterior hip and groin pain?

Would you like to learn how to address these issues to optimise and FAST-TRACK YOUR OUTCOMES?

An exploration of the available anterior hip and groin pain literature reveals a minefield of inconsistent diagnostic labels and a high volume of imaging and surgical papers describing a myriad of pathologies which may or may not be associated with a patient’s presenting signs and symptoms. In recent years there have been some positive advances in defining clinical entities and diagnostic processes. Yet there is a persistent lack of clarity and evidence around best management. This may be related to undue focus on remediating a particular structural pathology or physical impairment, without adequate consideration of mechanisms or drivers of pain and load intolerance. Within the contemporary biopsychosocial model, health professionals acknowledge that patients may present with varying combinations of psychological and physical overload. While the psychosocial components of management are of high importance, these will not be addressed in detail within this forum, but much education is widely available on this topic. The primary focus will be on understanding and addressing mechanisms of physical overload and impairments associated with anterior hip and groin pain.

This course aims to:

• Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for assessment of nociceptive sources, clinical entities and drivers associated with anterior hip & groin pain

• Provide a framework for development of optimally effective, targeted interventions for each individual that considers

o Morphological variants & implications for load management advice, exercise therapy and manual therapy

o Adverse joint or soft tissue loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function

o Individual goals and functional demands

• Provide opportunity to practice some useful manual therapy and nerve mobilisation techniques

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Perform diagnostic tests for anterior hip and groin pain and use that information for differential diagnosis of the most likely source of nociception or a primary clinical entity

• Perform tests that aim to elicit important information regarding potential contributors or drivers of the presenting condition, such as:

o bony morphology

o joint range-of-motion & stability

o neurodynamics

o posture & key movement patterns

• Determine the most appropriate management approach for an individual’s presenting condition using:

a. Key information from the patient interview & physical examination

b. Treatment direction tests

c. Clinical reasoning

d. Load management strategies

e. Exercise therapy

f. Manual therapy and nerve mobilisations as appropriate

ONLINE LEARNING COMPONENT

The substantial theoretical component of this course is presented in an online learning format for your flexibility and optimal learning experience.

• 5 hours of PowerPoint lectures with printable notes.

• Learn anywhere, at your own pace, in your own time.

• Rewind and revise as many times as you like.

• Online forum for discussion.

• Self-assessment quiz.

• 3 months of unlimited access to video content

The online component will:

• Clarify definitions of anterior hip and groin pain

• Explore factors which may influence intra-articular hip joint loads

o morphological variants (eg FAI, acetabular dysplasia, femoral version, capsulo-labral deficits)

o adverse joint loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function

o the adequacy of joint protection mechanisms

• Explore factors which may influence extra-articular loads in the anterior hip region

o morphological variants (eg. AIIS/Subspine Impingement)

o adverse soft tissue loading associated with kinematics and neuromotor function (focus on hip flexors)

• Provide an overview of key load management and therapeutic exercise strategies for anterior hip pain, particular to the patient presentation and associated difficulties with mechanical load transfer.

• Provide an update on groin pain clinical entities and where the literature sits with regard to prevention and management.

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP (1 Day)

The one-day practical workshop will include:

• Diagnostic, pain provocation tests for intra & extra-articular sources of nociception

• Assessment of bony morphology, joint stability and neurodynamics

• Assessment of posture & key movement patterns for specific pain & load intolerance presentations

• Examples of treatment direction tests (passive & active) & clinical reasoning strategies to determine best approach for reducing pain & improving load tolerance for the patient’s specific presentation

• Load management advice & key exercise strategies for specific presentations

(Please Note – this course will not include detailed muscle assessment and retraining strategies. That information is provided in the Mastering Movement of the Hip & Pelvis course, which can then be applied in this course to specific conditions and clinical presentations)

• Manual therapy – some useful techniques for specific range gaining and improving pain free ROM

Cost : Day 1:$500, Day 2:$500, Day 1Early Bird: $450, Day 2 Early Bird: $450

Contact : dustinpalsson@gmail.com

Date : Day 1 May 6th 2023, Day 2 May 7th 2023

Time : 8am-4pm

Location : 1051 Baxter Road, Unit 22C, Nepean, ON, K2C 3P1

Find More info Here : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/423089250337

1/2 Day OPTSC Course Series

Exercise Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 20th 8:00am-12:00pm), Hip Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 27th 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Description :

Exercise Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 20th 8:00am-12:00pm)

A clinical approach to exercise prescription that provides you with a structure on how to determine what level your patient is at and what exercise is appropriate for them. We will review a graded system which will help you determine when a patient is ready for exercise or if they would benefit from treatment/manual therapy prior to starting exercise. Also learn how to choose the appropriate level of exercise and learn stages to either scale the exercise up or down based on your patient's presentation. These principles are easily applied to any part of the body and will help take the 'guesswork' out of exercise selection and avoid the common error of giving patients exercises that are too high a level even though you may think it's easy.

Hip Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 27th 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Designed to provide a systematic approach to screening/assessing/treating the hip joint. We will look at movement patterns and how hip motions will impact the joints above and below and also how the hip will impact functional movements such as the squat. We will also review how to apply Exercise Principles Level 1 to the hip.

Cost : $110

Contact : nishanth@optsc.com

Date : Exercise Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 20th 8:00am-12:00pm), Hip Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 27th 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Time : Exercise Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 20th 8:00am-12:00pm), Hip Principles Level 1 (Sunday Nov 27th 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Location : Ottawa Physiotherapy & Sport Clinics (Orleans) 1420 Youville Dr. (Unit 11), Orleans, Ontario, K1C7B3

Find More info Here : https://www.optsc.com/courses

On Point Needling Lower Quadrant (Intro course)

April 2023

Description :

Instructor name: Karyn Fereday 

This hands on course focuses on developing the skills and confidence required to incorporate dry needling into your patient treatment programs.  The course is divided into 2 modules the first being a lower quadrant (introductory) and the second being upper quadrant (advanced).  The course is divided into two modules to allow students to learn the basic dry needling skills in the lower quadrant course and then advance them with more challenging muscle groups in the second module.

The introductory/lower quadrant course will have 20 hours of instruction over 3 days including lecture, small group demonstrations and guided practical sessions.  There is ample time to focus on practical work focusing on the many aspects of dry needling and obtaining the knowledge and skill to competently transfer this skill to your practice.  As per college requirements there will be a summative evaluation including both practical and written examination.

Theoretical components include: clean needle technique, safety precautions, contraindications and consent, theories and science behind dry needling, the effects on the muscle, neural and fascial systems. Part of the theoretical component is online lectures to be completed prior to attending the in class portion.

Practical components includes:  clean needle technique and intro to needling, muscle groupings posterior hip, quadriceps, hamstrings and adductors, lower leg, foot, advanced hip, & lumbar spine.

Highly Experienced Canadian Instructor Team.
Lead instructor has practiced dry needling in Canada, the US and Europe for 15 years.  Has instructed over 125 courses over the past 15 years.

Meals/refreshments provided.

Cost : Cost $1500 ( this is introductory course. Discount given when booked with the advanced course)

Contact : info@opointneedling.com

Date : April 2023

Location : TBD

Find More info Here : https://www.onpointneedling.com/new-events/2022/11/11/ottawa

AIM Level 2 Upper Kingston Winter 2023

Description :

Dates TBD

Cost : Ortho Div Member: $1380 + tax +fees, CPA Member: $1440 +tax +fees, Non CPA member: $1600 + tax + fees

Contact : podcrottawaunit@gmail.com

Location : TBD

Find More info Here : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2-aim-level-2-upper-kingston-fall-2022-tickets-390157460467

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