Whitmore Physiotherapy Consulting Inc. Courses
Integrated Dry Needling Course
Dry Needling (IDN) can be an effective and useful adjunct to an overall treatment program for our neuro-orthopaedic patients. This course is designed to cover dry needling techniques for the whole body for varied musculoskeletal conditions. Learning takes place over 3 weekend sessions and involves lectures, guided practical sessions, written and practical evaluation and clinical case reasoning pertaining to the application and integration of IDN to your caseload. The curriculum of this course meets the required competencies of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for a therapist to use dry needling in their practice and to roster for this skill set
Location: University of Western Ontario (Elborn College) – weekend 1
Cardon Rehabilitation Teaching Facility – weekends 2&3
Fall 2017: Weekend 1 – September 29,30, October 1; Weekend 2 – October 28,29; Weekend 3 – December 8-10 2017
Lyn Watson Courses 2017
Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course:
The Level 1 course offers the opportunity to gain extensive clinical insight into the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and progression of shoulder rehabilitation from Lyn Watson. It is based on current research and provides “cutting edge” information as to new treatment techniques that are available as well as evidence based best practices that therapists can integrate. The course will provide the therapist with many mobilisation techniques and taping, that have immediate clinical application. It will also teach a logical assessment strategy for glenohumeral joint and scapulothoracic mechanics that will form a framework around which the therapist can diagnose specific muscle dysfunction and select appropriate rehabilitation strategies. The course provides the structure to allow for development of clinical reasoning skills applicable to many common shoulder pathologies. There will also be a discussion regarding what is and is not substantiated by research in common clinical practice.
Level 1: May 2,3 2017 – Ottawa, ON: Click here to download a registration form
Level 1: May 5,6 2017 – Burlington, ON: Registration Closed. Course is Full
Level 1: May 7,8 2017 – Edmonton, AB: Click here to download a registration form
Lyn Watson Level 2 Shoulder Course:
The Level 2 course is a unique 2-day practical course that offers the opportunity for the more experienced therapist to observe Lyn assess four “actual” patients followed by an interactive discussion about diagnosis and clinical management strategies.
This course encourages therapists to openly discuss the “problem” areas of patient management and look at difficulties encountered in clinical practice with;
- Progression of rehabilitation,
- Realistic clinical outcomes and time frames, and
- Problem pathologies (partial rotator cuff tears, thoracic outlet syndrome, hypermobile patients and complex impingement syndromes).
Substantial time is also committed to scapula mechanics assessment and rehabilitation strategies.
There are no course dates for the level 2 in 2017
Spinal Manipulation Coaching Sessions 2017
This year’s course will run over 5 days at the Cardon Rehabilitation Facility. In the first three days we will be going over the majority of the techniques that you are responsible for on the advanced exam. The last two days will be directed at reviewing techniques that are giving the group and individuals the most trouble as well as look at some complicated manipulation scenarios requiring modification to the techniques you have been taught. We will also be doing case directed scenarios to improve your clinical reasoning process that comes with manipulating the spine. The course will run from 8:30 am till approximately 3 or 4 pm. Total (40 hours).
- June 10
- July 8th
- August 12th
- September 9th
- September 30th