PABC Course: AMP Knowledge Project- Cervicothoracic Disorders PRINCE GEORGE

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PABC Course: AMP Knowledge Project- Cervicothoracic Disorders PRINCE GEORGE

This 3 week blended online & in-person course on improving clinician ability to treat patients presenting with cervico-thoracic disorders.

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UNBC - Plinth Lab 3333 University Way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada

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Course Format/Dates:

The first two sessions of the course will be presented virtually on October 12 & 19th (8:00pm - 9:30pm PST). The in-person weekend session (October 22 & 23) will be teleconferenced and run simultaneously with the other locations. An expert instructor will be on-site at all locations and instructors will share lecturing responsibilities using teleconference technology. Hands-on activities will be facilitated by the on-site instructor at each location.

October 12th (virtual session) 8pm-9:30pm

October 19th (virtual session) 8pm-9:30pm

October 22nd and 23rd (in-person) 9am - 5pm

Course Description:

The goal of this course is for you to successfully learn and transfer evidence into your clinical practice. This sounds easy, but it takes deliberate intention to do it successfully. Most weekend courses do not achieve a material change in practice. The short time frame and the lack of opportunity to practice new skills and knowledge in a clinical setting does not facilitate consolidation. That’s why we’ve re-structured a weekend course to take place over the timespan of a few weeks with structured reflection, prompting, high frequency touch points, and a chance to again and again engage with the material and transfer it to your clinical practice while being supported by course facilitators.

We guarantee that this course will enhance your practice.

This 3 week blended online and in-person course will focus on improving clinician ability to treat patients presenting with cervico-thoracic disorders. You will learn select high yield manual therapy skills, supported by evidence, that you will use on a regular basis. More importantly, you will develop skills that will enable you to stage and classify patients to specific interventions and progress them through an exercise based rehabilitation program that builds self-efficacy and resiliency. This course will also develop your communication and listening strategies. You will gain skills to build therapeutic alliance with patients which will maximize both patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Rule out serious conditions in the cervical spine.
  • Classify cervicothoracic patients to specific treatment groups and effectively stage patient recovery.
  • Apply selected thrust and non thrust manual therapy interventions proficiently.
  • Understand how to effectively prescribe and progress an exercise program for a patient presenting with cervicothoracic pain.
  • Demonstrate communication and listening skills that will enable the clinician to establish a strong therapeutic partnership with the client.
  • Have adopted more than 3 habits to support reflective practice and continuous growth.

** Please bring your own clipboard and water bottle.

About the Instructors:

Steve Young

Steve received an undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria before attending the McMaster University physiotherapy program in Hamilton, Ontario. He graduated summa cum laude in 1999 before returning to Victoria to work in private practice. He has extensive post graduate education, organizing and attending dozens of orthopaedic and pain science courses. He previously served as CBI Health’s Senior Clinical Educator for seven years on Vancouver Island and has taught continuing education courses throughout British Columbia and North America.

Along with maintaining a full-time musculoskeletal practice, Steve has been vigorously involved in teaching throughout BC and North America. He has been published in a number of journals and previously served as Chief Editor for the Orthopaedic Division Review from 2005 to 2007. He has also presented nationally at physiotherapy conferences. Steve was recognized for his clinical achievements in 2014 when he was chosen to receive the award for clinical excellence from the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia. More recently, Steve completed post graduate training with the Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professionals, an exceptional education group who invited Steve to teach within their program. His clinical interests include persistent pain, manual therapy and the integration of research evidence into clinical practice.

Sean Overin

From an early age, Sean has always enjoyed being physically active and learning about human science, which first inspired him to study and obtain a Bachelors of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia (UBC). On a journey for more knowledge, Sean went on to complete a Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC and then embarked a Post Graduate MSK Program with the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. In addition, Sean has his Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture.

In clinic, Sean facilitates an educational, evidence-based, and client-centered experience treating a variety of conditions with a diverse set of manual therapy and exercise interventions. Always psychologically informed. He has special interests in pain science, neck and low back disorders, headaches, sleep, and upper extremity conditions. In addition to clinical practice, Sean enjoys discussing, teaching, and challenging current practice trends based on the best available evidence. To do so, Sean contributes high level discussion to social media platforms on pain and rehab science. He regularly teaches and writes about his favorite topics, and mentors clinicians and students on a regular basis.

Beyond the exciting world of physiotherapy, you can find Sean mountain biking on the trails of the North Shore to Squamish, at the gym or in yoga. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

Curtis Tait

Curtis has always enjoyed helping people, which made his journey to become a physiotherapist a natural one. Practicing since 2012, Curtis started his studies at the University of Victoria in 2004 studying kinesiology. This whetted his appetite to understand all aspects of the human body, and most especially movement. He reached his goal of becoming a physiotherapist graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2012, he has been practicing in Victoria since.

Curtis has a bottomless appetite for both food and for learning and growing professionally. To this end he has taken courses in manual and manipulative therapy, IMS/dry needling, vestibular and neurological rehabilitation, as well as chronic pain seminars. Having worked in private practice, pain management, head injury programs, and in neuro-rehabilitation, Curtis works with all types of clients. Sports injuries, chronic pain conditions, vestibular, neurological and concussion presentations are all within Curtis' area of expertise. While he maintains a diverse interest in treating all types of conditions, Curtis particularly enjoys spinal pain, headaches, hip, knee and ankle conditions, sports injuries, temporomandibular dysfunction, chronic pain, diabetes-related conditions, vestibular disorders, stroke and spinal cord injuries.

Inspired and enthused by an approach that focuses on providing his clients with the highest standard of care, Curtis completed post graduate training with The Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professionals; a stellar program that focuses on evidence based practice and the clinical science of physiotherapy.

Curtis was naturally drawn to Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre based on the clinic’s orientation to excellence, fun, and positively changing the landscape of healthcare on Vancouver Island and in BC. He is very excited to be working with like-minded professionals dedicated to making a positive difference to their patients, community, and profession.

When not engrossed in the latest BJSM publication, Curtis loves spending time with his family and friends travelling around BC and the west coast finding adventures involving the beach and mountains. Having grown-up in northern BC and the Yukon he relishes any chance to play in the snow, and has maintained a love for board sports, basketball, photography and anything involving creative movement.

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