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January 2018

$1279

The Lactating Breast Ontario

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018

What Every Physio Should Know About Breasts: Breasts are often the first bodily attribute that defines a human as female. Yet independent of their assigned sexual role, their function is cardinal to all members of the class Mammalia. In humans, the breasts operate as the extra-gestate placenta through the specialized system of lactation that is in and of itself part of the human reproductive system. Women’s Health physiotherapy concerns itself primarily with influences of the female reproductive system and improving…

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$1279

Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain January 2018

January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Course Description Many people experience pelvic pain and dysfunction that affects their quality of life. Pelvic pain is strongly driven by central pain mechanisms and a new framework to understand centrally-driven pain is covered in the first two days of this course.  This framework will give you a deep understanding of the brain and the nervous system, and how to target both of them appropriately using evidence-based practice. In the final two days, you will learn the evaluation and treatments for…

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$870

Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence – January 2018

January 26, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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February 2018

$695

Therapeutic Neuroscience Education I: Teaching People About Pain (TNE I)

February 3, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Course Description: This 2 day/15 hour class is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will…

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$290

Oncology & The Pelvic Floor – February 2018

February 23, 2018

Through completion of this course, participants will understand: The different types of pelvic cancers in men and women The medical treatments for various pelvic cancers The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation The various dilator protocols that are used after pelvic cancer/radiation The role of physiotherapy as a multidisciplinary team member during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment Appropriate exercise programs/prescription after pelvic cancer and treatment Prerequisites: Levels I, II and III (or equivalent to be approved) Hours: One-day course.…

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$715

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – February 2018

February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Course Description Restoring health is about more than removing disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women with very high survivorship rates. Studies indicate that many people are left with physical, emotional and psychosocial impairments that often go unrecognized and untreated long after the disease has been removed. Building on the Prospective Surveillance Model for Rehabilitation for Women this course will teach the complexities of therapeutic one to one breast cancer rehabilitation. The approach will include advanced palpation…

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March 2018

$249

Integrating Aromatherapy into Clinical Practice

March 23, 2018

Course Description: Essential oils are everywhere these days and chances are your patients are using them or aware of them. Essential oils can be a valuable adjunct to therapy when one is aware of the safety, evidence, properties, and qualities of essential oils. This course will investigate the science behind essential oils and how to use them to modulate pain, address and support women’s health issues, stress, sleep, mood, immune support and prevent practitioner burn out  Course Objectives: To understand what an essential oil is…

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$815

Piston Science Part Two: It Depends! Clinical Decision Making in the Real World

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Time to dig deeper. The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One (aka The Piston Science Series online) provided a foundational framework to guide patients towards creating an inside-out strategy of dynamic stability by balancing muscular relationships and pressure systems with a whole lot of brainwork and motor control. The goal: to address pelvic health, musculoskeletal and performance issues simultaneously. Now let’s take the next step and explore how to apply the ideas more specifically into different patient populations. Piston Science: Part Two will explore…

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April 2018

$815

Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System – April 2018

April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Course Description: The fascial system consists of four concentric layers, with the visceral layer beginning at the naso-pharynx and ending at the anal aperture. This course will focus on theory and manual therapy technique for mobilizing fascial structures of the visceral system. The abdomino-pelvic canister is a functional and anatomical construct comprised of the somatic structures of the abdominal cavity and pelvic basin, which work synergistically to support the midline of the body. The walls of this canister are occupied…

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$1279

Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain April 2018

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Please note – This course takes place over two weekends – April 14-15 and April 28-29, 2018 Course Description Many people experience pelvic pain and dysfunction that affects their quality of life. Pelvic pain is strongly driven by central pain mechanisms and a new framework to understand centrally-driven pain is covered in the first two days of this course.  This framework will give you a deep understanding of the brain and the nervous system, and how to target both of…

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$290

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course April 2018

April 22, 2018

To Kegel or Not: That is the Question!! Pelvic floor problems are prevalent in more than 2/3 of women with LBP/PGP, and 1/3 of men with LBP Is this important fact affecting your outcomes for chronic LBP? Course Description: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems. It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam? Not all clinicians want to…

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May 2018

$815

Functional Nutrition For Women’s Health (Pre-Symposium Course)

May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Course description: Functional Nutrition for Women’s Health educates the participants to skillfully understand the research on functional nutrition, and lifestyle medicine (such as sleep improvement, daily movement, and stress reduction strategies) to address: Sex Differences in The Stress Response using Nutrition and Mind-Body Medicine to Reduce Stress in Women. Optimizing Digestive Function and Supporting Healthy Nutrition Through the Lifespan. The Elevated Risk of Autoimmunity in Women and how to mitigate that risk and support women with autoimmune conditions with nutrition…

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$765

The Fascial Connection To Restore Movement – May 2018

May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Formerly titled The Pelvic Floor Without Borders Please note: This is a stand-alone course and can be taken by any health care professional. There are no prerequisites for this course. This course does not involve any internal palpation of the pelvic floor. During this course you will learn: What fascia is The connection of fascia to gut health, pelvic health, hip pain and low back pain The importance of fascia when retraining movement How to teach your patients to create ease of movement by addressing…

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$870

Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence May 2018

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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June 2018

$815

Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) For Treating Pain June 2018

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Develop skills and a better understanding around: What are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches and how are they utilized in the treatment of people in pain? What does the literature tell us about these approaches? Understand how you can integrate some of the essence of these approaches to improve communication with patients, with reference to your scope of practice. What is Motivational Interviewing and how can we learn to create behaviour change in our patients using…

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$815

Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction June 2018

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Course Description: According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bedwetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a…

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September 2018

$815

Gastrointestinal Disorders and The Pelvic Floor – September 2018

September 7, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Course Description: A comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders including bowel and digestion dysfunction. This approach allows for the consideration of management of multiple factors s including nutritional, psychosocial, medical-surgical decisions, and physical therapy examination/intervention advanced intervention. A multifactorial approach can often lead to improved management of this complex patient as a varied intervention approach may be required to be successful. A comprehensive understanding of the physiology and symptom manifestation can improve the ability to develop a comprehensive intervention strategy tailored…

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$290

Improving Pelvic Floor Function Through Spinal Manual Therapy – September 2018

September 9, 2018

Course Description: Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor PT to understand how addressing dysfunctions of the transitional regions of the spine – from the lumbosacral region to the upper cervical spine can positively affect lumbo/pelvic dysfunction. This 1-day course is designed to expand your current practice through evidence based and biologically plausible methods of examination and intervention of both upper quarter dysfunctions and the lower quarter region. A complete review of the anatomy and physiology of the…

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$870

Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence September 2018

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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$290

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course – September 2018

September 29, 2018

To Kegel or Not: That is the Question!! Pelvic floor problems are prevalent in more than 2/3 of women with LBP/PGP, and 1/3 of men with LBP Is this important fact affecting your outcomes for chronic LBP? Course Description: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems.  It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam?  Not all clinicians want to…

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October 2018

$870

Menopause: An Integrative Approach For Physiotherapists

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Course Description: Many women experience symptoms during the menopause transition that may impact their quality of life. The majority of literature focuses on identification and medical management of symptoms that women experience during menopause (McGinnis et al 2008). Many of these symptoms can be addressed by skilled and integrative pelvic rehab, including vaginal atrophy, sexual health and pelvic organ prolapse, as well as the many musculo-skeletal health issues that may present during peri-menopause. We will explore the research which supports…

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$765

The Fascial Connection To Restore Movement – October 2018

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Formerly titled The Pelvic Floor Without Borders Please note: This is a stand-alone course and can be taken by any health care professional. There are no prerequisites for this course. This course does not involve any internal palpation of the pelvic floor. During this course you will learn: What fascia is The connection of fascia to gut health, pelvic health, hip pain and low back pain The importance of fascia when retraining movement How to teach your patients to create ease of movement by addressing…

Find out more »

$1279

Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain October 2018

October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Course Description Many people experience pelvic pain and dysfunction that affects their quality of life. Pelvic pain is strongly driven by central pain mechanisms and a new framework to understand centrally-driven pain is covered in the first two days of this course.  This framework will give you a deep understanding of the brain and the nervous system, and how to target both of them appropriately using evidence-based practice. In the final two days, you will learn the evaluation and treatments for…

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November 2018

$870

Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence November 2018

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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$665

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor November 2018

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Course Description: This advanced level course has been designed to teach pelvic health professionals how to assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction as it relates to pregnancy. Pregnancy and pelvic floor function go hand-in-hand. Understand the research that supports pelvic floor training during and after pregnancy and learn how to advise your patients on how to safely exercise based on clinical practice guidelines. Learn how to educate your patients on what to expect during labor and delivery to optimize pelvic…

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$815

Mobilization of Visceral Fascia Part 2: The Reproductive System – December 2018

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Course Description: This two-and-a-half day science based seminar is designed to expand on the therapists existing knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the viscera and dysfunction within the urogenital system. This course is geared toward the therapist that has a working knowledge of fascial and visceral mobilization and wishes to advance their manual therapy skills in this treatment modality. Course instruction will focus on the reproductive and lymphatic system of men and women as it relates to…

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December 2018

$715

The Use Of Pessaries For Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) In Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – December 2018

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Please note – There is currently a physiotherapist in Ottawa who has been trained to fit pessaries in Ontario. She has successfully integrated this into her practice by getting delegation from the family doctor or gynecologist to do this act. Nurse Practitioners are also appropriate to take this course in order to fit pessaries with their patients. Course Description: This practical course will teach physiotherapists how to prescribe and fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse. There is a shortage of…

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