Do you utilize a biospychosocial framework to managing chronic pain? Are you familiar with central sensitization? These topics and many more will be discussed when Carolyn Vandyken comes to Regina Mar 24-26/2017.
Clinical Skills for Treating Pain Conference, Mar 24-26/17.
This course is open to PT, OT, PTA, Nurses, Midwives, Physicians, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors. This information will be useful for orthopaedic and pelvic health practitioners.
Detailed information available on our website: www.usask.ca/cpte under Course Information (green tab) or see below for more details.
Stacey Lovo Grona
Program Director, CPTE
March 24-26, 2017
Regina, SK (Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Hostel Classrooms)
Instructor: Carolyn Vandyken founder of Pelvic Health Solutions
Carolyn Vandyken is a clinician, author, researcher and leader in her field for the treatment of pain.
Course Description: A biomechanical approach often falls short in the treatment of persistent pain. Dr. Gordon Waddell introduced the concept of a biopsychosocial framework over 30 years ago; however, most clinicians are still not taught how to effectively treat the whole person. In pelvic health, the majority of pain conditions have strong central pain mechanisms. Common orthopaedic problems like frozen shoulder, chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are also being described as problems of the neuroimmune system in recent studies and meta-analysis. Assessing central sensitization and developing treatment skills to target the neuromatrix are much needed skills for all clinicians who treat persistent pain. General orthopaedic examples as well as pelvic pain conditions will be highlighted throughout this course.
Through completion of this course, participants will learn:
The nuts and bolts of pain science
How to explain pain to patients using metaphors
The difference between central pain, neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain
Practical clinical tools for the treatment of chronic pain to compliment your current manual therapy clinical skills and improve patient outcomes
How to use graded exposure and motivational tools to increase patient compliance
Target Audience: This course is open to all health care professionals: physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, kinesiologists, physicians, nurses, midwives and health science students.
Day 1 – 4:00pm-8:00pm
Day 2 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Day 3 – 8:00am-3:00pm
(Registration begins on the first day 30 minutes prior to the start time.)
Primary credits for MTAS members: 18
Please note: There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course does not involve any internal palpation of the pelvic floor and is not specific to pelvic pain only.
CYRIAX ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE THERAPY SEMINAR FOR MTAS MEMBERS
MARCH 24 – 26, 2017
Dr. Bob Lidington, BSc Kin., MSc Ex.Phys., Ph.D. Physiology, RMT
21 primary credits
Seminar cost: $525 GST included
Returning seminar grads - contact me regarding attendance and upgrading.
March Cadaver Lab is an excellent seminar warm-up.
“For the non-operative treatment of soft tissue injuries anywhere in the body.”
“The basic principles of Orthopedic Medicine are: 1) Every pain has a source. 2) Treatment must reach the source. 3) Treatment must benefit the source in order to relieve the pain. Most sources of pain in the musculoskeletal system can be localized to a specific tissue. We look carefully in a systematic manner to isolate the cause of pain, and then treat it specifically. A specific diagnosis leads to successful treatment.”
Cyriax, J. H., Cyriax's Illustrated Manual of Orthopaedic Medicine, Butterworth & Heinemann, 1993.
Orthopedic Massage, taught in the EU, US and Canada is the essential ‘corrective’ massage. It is a therapy with substantial positive results without ‘overt’ pain or tissue tearing. It is the use of ‘easy but firm’ accurate (finger) cross friction to ‘manage’ the reduction of collagenous, dense overburden formed in contractile, tendon and ligament tissues. The proper treatment of these tissues restores tissue length, ROM, normal movement for any and every person treated. Anecdotally it has resolved headaches, tension, fascial tears, Plantar Fasciitis, and has eliminated pressure and trigger points. The relief is immediate and perceptible; results that are contrary to the findings of standard massage research and teaching on standard massage.
Teno-muscular and ligament neurology and reflex implications on massage.
Muscular, tendon, ligament injury, scar formation and its reduction.
Analysis of injury / tension effects, locating of injury sites requiring treatment.
Complications, referral patterns, compensation patterns.
Treatment on injuries in contractile tissues, tendons and ligaments.
Therapy sessions (seminar attendees’ clients with difficult injuries).
This therapy presents a complete paradigm shift. No more standing over the client. Instead, the therapist may sit beside the client, locating and gently resolving their injuries. ALL of my clients (esp. female) that search for relief from muscular injury pain express their dislike for the semi–nude process of standard massage. 18 years ago I asked about liability inherent in standard massage practice and was shocked. I changed my therapy environment to render a proven non-invasive ‘healing process’ and eliminate personal liability.
When asking my clients about therapy history, 100% replied: “It didn’t work”. The range of comment was from “All that time and it did nothing” to “It hurt so much – I’ll never go back”. All of them heard about Cyriax-based massage therapy that works. The result: since March, I have treated nearly 200 referred clients. They received relief from their injuries. They usually wanted their other aches and pains treated. They are happy to pay for results and are confident to refer this therapy to their friends and family.
This therapy seminar and future upgrades open the road to a non-fatiguing therapy modality and a vibrant practice dominated by referrals. It is informative and paradigm challenging.
No more wondering what is that ‘bump’ or ‘line’ and how do I treat it.
And, no more injurious “No pain – no gain” deep stripping trying to drive out ‘tightness’.
Did you know? Drinking lots of water after a massage has no physiological basis.
Ad will repeat in February with registration form.
Pre-requisite: minimum 3 years full-time practice.
For more information contact Bob Lidington: email@example.com
THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ALL MASSAGE THERAPISTS WITH A 2,200 HOUR DIPLOMA.
We are very proud and excited to announce that Cathy Ryan, RMT has chosen MTAS to be the first group to host her newly developed workshop: "Scar Tissue Management – Principles, Practice and Protocols".
Lead by 2 primary instructors/authors with extensive scar management experience and expertise, this course offers an unparalleled learning opportunity. Learn how to work safely and confidently with traumatic scar tissue clients from instructors that practice what they teach!
Scar Tissue Management provides a wealth of usable information and practical skills supported by current research on massage therapy and scar management.
In the last month we have had a few calls at the office from people looking for a therapist with this type of advanced knowledge and training.
Course content includes:
Foundational Sciences: systems involved in and the process of wound healing and scar formation, various types of scars and biopsychosocial considerations for people with traumatic scars.
Assessment, Charting and Treatment: intake and physical assessment procedures, charting forms and protocols, techniques best suited for the various stages of recovery and to address the primary tissues/systems involved (nerves, lymph & blood vascular and skin, fascia & muscle).
Whether the client’s scar tissue was brought on by cancer treatment, burn, surgery, auto accident, or other trauma - skillfully-applied and timely intervention can help prevent detrimental complications, reduce pain, restore function and improve quality of life.
For the love of massage … don’t miss this unique learning experience, infused with humour and loaded with easy to integrate, practical skills and knowledge!
The instructor’s new book: Traumatic Scar Tissue Management will be available for sale at a special discounted price for course participants.
When: Friday and Saturday, March 31st and April 1st, 2017 - 9am - 5pm each day
Where: Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
Cost: Early-bird: $525.00 (including tax) if registered before February 28th ($600.00 after).
Credits: 14 primary credits
Space is limited to 40 participants.
Traumatic Scar Tissue Management – Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols - forward excerpt: This remarkable resource breaks new ground. It stitches together the importance of manual therapies with collaborative therapeutic partnerships and positions the profession’s capacities to help clients with scars within an outcomes-based framework that may be employed by educators, massage/manual therapists and researchers. Look between this book’s covers for answers to questions and to seek evidence-informed treatment solutions for people with scars. – Pamela Fitch BA, RMT.
1) Skin, Fascia, Blood Vascular, Lymph, Immune and Nervous System: Structure and Function Overview: Identify and recognize the primary systems involved in wound healing and the target tissues for manual scar tissue treatment and understand their primary functions.
2) Wound Healing/Scar Physiology and Pathophysiology: Understand the wound healing process (normal and abnormal).
3) Types of Pathophysiological Scars and Associated Clinical Considerations: Identify and recognize pathophysiological scars and understand their impact on the patient.
4) Assessment, Evaluation and Tracking Changes: Identify, implement and perform various assessment, measurement and evaluation procedures.
5) Treatment: Employ effective communication and Identify, understand and perform scar treatment principles and protocols.
Nancy Keeney Smith is a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymph Drainage Therapist, and a Florida and NCBTMB Provider of Scar Management Workshops. Nancy’s Scar Management Workshops have been taught internationally to massage school students, LMT’s, PT’s and OT’s. Nancy is the co-author of TRAUMATIC SCAR TISSUE, contributing author to several publications, published researcher on pediatric burn scars, a member of the Associate Research Team at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida, founder and Director of The Happy Plus Foundation, former 1st VP of the AMTA Florida Chapter, member of the American Burn Association, and the National Lymphedema Association.
Catherine Ryan RMT is a clinician, educator and writer with a strong interest in patient-centered care, evidence informed practices, and life-long learning. Her post-graduate education has mainly focused on various myofascial approaches taught by international experts. Over her diverse, 25+ year, career she has been engaged in the profession in a variety of clinical, educational and leadership capacities. She is a long standing and active member of professional MT associations and has worked extensively with MT regulators (CMTO & CMTBC) - serving as the current Chair of the CMTBC Board of Directors and a member of the project group currently working on revising and updating the national MT entry-to-practice education and training standards (Interjurisdicional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators). As an educator and writer Cathy is most known for her keen interest in fascia and research translation. She has contributed extensively to industry publications and recently co-authored her 1st book; Traumatic Scar Tissue Management – Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols (Handspring 2016). In addition to teaching in-person workshops, Cathy has several accredited distance education courses available at www.TouchU.ca Cathy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Day Jade Stone Massage Workshop
Saskatoon - April 1-2
14 primary credits
Participants learn over two days all aspects of Jade Stone Massage.
Therapists will be able to confidently incorporate this modality into their practice.
The following areas are covered in detail:
• Tools required
• Types of stones used and their properties
• Benefits of stone massage
• Alternating temperatures in treatment
• Contraindications and considerations
• Temperature control
• Working with the stones
• Sterilization, care and storage
• Treatment with clothing on
• Full body jade massage
You will learn how to incorporate Jade into relaxation and therapeutic massage, working in alternating temperatures, working deep with less effort and more comfort for the client.
The two day workshop is designed so that the therapist has a solid knowledge of working with a set of only twenty functionally-designed stones in many applications to confidently incorporate their knowledge and skills into a jade treatment.
Workshop $595.00, includes your set of twenty jade massage stones.
Facilitator biographical information:
Shelley (Willis) Killeen is the owner/operator of Healing Jade.
Mrs Killeen trains industry professionals in jade stone massage workshops, and distributes
jade massage stones.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COURSE COST OR REGISTRATION INFORMATION,
PLEASE CONTACT SHELLEY:
Advanced Stone - Hot & Cold, Advanced Techniques (2 Levels)
25 hour certificate
Edmonton April 1-2, 2017
Joni Brestler, RMT, CIPI, RM, BA
Certified Injury Prevention Instructor SAVE YOUR HANDS!
REGISTER: on-line at www.hotstones.webs.com or call 1-403-891-4822 Visa and MC accepted, secure and e-transfers
OPEN TO MTAS MEMBERS ONLY
We are very pleased to advise that our AGM special guest speaker, Michael Desrochers, RMT, CEO and founder of painPRO Therapeutics, Inc., has agreed to provide a short business workshop for members on the afternoon of the AGM - Sunday, April 2nd, at the Saskatoon Inn.
"From Job Model to Business Model…Work Less and Earn More"
12:00pm - 1:30pm
$25.00 including GST (price includes light lunch)
1.5 business credits
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP - WALK-INS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.
Click here to download the registration form.
Every year countless RMT professionals eagerly start a new clinic practice only to find the financial outcomes underwhelming. In fact they become trapped in a vicious cycle of working more and making less. Many factors contribute to this phenomenon but the end result is an estimated 95% of current clinicians have jobs and not businesses.
The information covered in this session will dive into what it takes to get you to running a business, or solo practice, and not the business running you. Participants will leave with actionable information that will improve financial outcomes while at the same time reducing workload.
This session is designed to help:
Current clinic owners not happy with their financial picture and confused on what changes to make.
Current clinic owners wanting to get to the next level and become financially independent.
Prospective clinic owners who want information on how to start a clinic correctly.
RMT contractors, or employees, who want to understand more about how to improve their financial returns by working smarter and not harder.
Michael Desrochers, RMT is the CEO and founder of painPRO Therapeutics, Inc., an innovative and fast-growing integrated collaborative care company based in Vancouver, BC. Since its inception in January 2011, painPRO has grown from a small two-person RMT-based clinic to 7 clinics - home for over 70 paramedical healthcare professionals and support staff.
Michael's background in corporate sales, marketing and finance set the foundation for creating painPRO. He is an active member of the Entrepreneur Organization - Vancouver Chapter, and Entrepreneur Organization - Accelerator Program. He is an Allied Health Board Member for Health Choices First - a Canadian online video-based platform for evidence informed approaches to common medical conditions. In addition, Michael is currently working with a team of medical and allied healthcare professionals to establish a new paradigm of collaborative healthcare in British Columbia. Michael gives back by mentoring struggling health clinic owners and young entrepreneurs.
9am - 12 noon
3 business credits
13.5 primary credits
Older Adults Conference 2017 Saskatoon
“Transforming the Care of Older Adults through Interprofessional Teams”
Online Registration is NOW OPEN!
April 7 & 8, 2017
18 primary credits for MTAS members
Download the conference poster here.
Click here for the complete conference agenda.
The 2017 Older Adults Conference Transforming the Care of Older Adults through Interprofessional Teams, is an interprofessional conference for health care providers including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. The overall goal of the conference is to provide a forum for understanding the interprofessional management of the needs of older adults throughout the continuum of care in urban, rural, northern and remote locations.
The conference will include plenary sessions on the interprofessional approach to patient/client/family centered and appropriate care for older adults. Concurrent sessions will address topics such as pain assessment and management, cultural considerations, assessment and care for medically complex and frail older adults, interprofessional care teams, and end of life care. Concurrent sessions will provide small group, interactive, and case based discussions.
Participants in this conference will be able to:
• Discuss current issues and controversies in the care of older adults across the continuum of care.
• Identify the factors that contribute to continuity of care for older adults.
• Define best practice treatment for older adult health challenges.
• Explain the value of the interprofessional approach to the care of older adults.
• Apply the interprofessional approach to the care and support of older adults across the continuum of care.
• Determine and assess the ethical issues unique to the care of older adults.
• Explain innovative care approaches relevant to the health and safety and support of older adults.
The target audience for the conference includes a wide scope of individuals who are involved in the care of older adults in community, acute care, or institutional setting. This includes, but is not limited to, nurses, physical therapists, physicians, pharmacists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and social workers, and will be of interest to a number of other professionals who work with older adults such as researchers, representatives from government or funding agencies, assessor-coordinators, recreation therapists, paramedics, personal care workers, long term or acute care aids, chiropractors, dietitians, exercise therapists, massage therapists, psychologists, and members of organizations supporting older adult wellness and public health.
Functional Assessments and Treatments for Mechanical Low Back Pain
A one day peer review seminar, providing the therapist with a client specific focused approach to assessing and addressing low back pain.
This is not an entry to practice level seminar. Participants should have some experience working with and knowledge of Lumbar, Sacral and Pelvis biomechanics.
This seminar will introduce you to a system of assessing your client's needs, and building a treatment plan to prevent and manage the client's cause/s of Mechanical Low Back Pain.
Friday, April 7th - 9am-5pm
MTAS office classroom
To register contact: email@example.com
$150 due at time of registration to hold a spot in the course
$250 for both Peer Review Courses (Low Back Pain on Friday and PNF Techniques on Saturday)
16 primary con ed credits total (8 per day)
832 McCarthy Blvd, Regina, SK S4T 6P9