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Manitoba Physiotherapy Association

MPA provides leadership for and direction to the physiotherapy profession; fosters excellence in practice, education and research; and positions the physiotherapy profession as integral to the health and wellness of Manitobans.

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Continuing Education

MPA offers several professional development courses to help meet your learning needs, which are discounted for members. Below is a list of the upcoming opportunities.

The Lumbar Symposium - PanAm Rehabilitation Symposium

This two day course for physiotherapits is designed to enhance the clinician's understanding of lumbar spine anatomy, pathology, conservative treatment, surgical options and post-operative management. Learning opportunities will include a guided cadaver walk-through surgery, participation in a fresh frozen cadaver dissection lab, as well as a variety of lectures and practical sessions.

Dates: 
Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
Contact Phone Number: 
204-927-2660

Bradcliff Breathing Method

Course Location: Ottawa

This evidence-based program founded by world renowed leaders in dysfunctional breathing will introduce you to the concepts of breathing dysfunction.

Dates: 
Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:30 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Jessica

K-Taping Pro in Regina, SK

The K-Taping Pro course covers the basic functions and effects of K-taping. Applications learned in the two-day course are for muscle, ligament, functional corrections, and fascia corrections. Lymphatic correction techniques are also introduced. Participants will receive instruction on the application of combination techniques for multiple conditions including: impingement syndrome, whiplash, low back pain, finger contusion, wrist stabilization, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patello-Femoral Syndrome, knee arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle weakness, plantar fasciitis, scar tape application, lymphatic dysfunction, as well as the indications and usage of Cross Taping.

Dates: 
Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:30 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Preserving the Active Hip

This very practical one-and-a-half-day course takes a very modern look at the structure of the hip including the crucial roles gait mechanics and muscle coordination play in maintaining normal function. Additionally, this course examines many of the traumatic and degenerative causes of anterior hip pain, demonstrates recently developed clinical tests and highlights a progressive evidence-based conservative rehabilitation program over a 20 year period by David Lindsay and medical colleagues at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre (Canada). Complimetary myofascial manual therapy techniques specific to the hip will also be shown.

Dates: 
Fri, May. 3rd, 2019 - 4:00 pm to Sat, May. 4th, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
MPA
Contact Phone Number: 
204-925-5701

Clinical Success - An Ethical Approach to a Rewarding Career

In this educational and highly entertaining 1-day seminar simply titled “Clinical Success”, Geoff Cuskellyand Dave Lindsay will explore the true value patients seek when coming to physio. You will understand the power of simple things like attitude and communication – which will not only make your patients happier; it’ll make you a much better clinician than you thought possible.

There will be some really interesting research presented including comparing the effectiveness of your clinical skills versus the way you communicate and your attitude towards your work in achieving positive patient outcomes. The results might surprise you!

 Other important topics covered:

  •  Learning how to make long-lasting connections to your patients
  •  

    Simple ways to increase and manage your caseload without stepping outside your comfort zone

  •  Developing the skills of asking the RIGHT questions & truly listening to the answers
  • Knowing how & when to increase your fee’s without feeling as though you might offend someone

 

Dates: 
Sun, May. 5th, 2019 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
MPA
Contact Phone Number: 
204-925-5701

Shoulder Course - Level 1 and 2

Dates: 
Fri, May. 10th, 2019 - 8:00 am to Mon, May. 13th, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Scott Whitmore
Contact Email: 

The Thoracic Region from A-Z Annulus to Z-Joints

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Perform a concise and thorough evaluation of the thoracic spine

2. Identify which patients will most likely benefit from specific interventions based on current literature

3. Confidently and completely perform manual therapy for the patient with thoracic dysfunction

4. Identify and prescribe appropriate exercises to address common impairments

5. Understand the role of the thoracic spine in relation to impairments of the upper and lower quadrants

Dates: 
Sat, May. 25th, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Karen Malenchak
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
204-787-4679

Under the Skin: Acupuncture Anatomy: Lumbar Spine & Pelvis

This course is for physiotherapists will serve as a single day workshop to refine acupuncture needling skills on fresh frozen cadavers. Course format will include didactic lecture, group discussion, and practical sessions utilizing fresh frozen cadavers from T10 to proximal femur.

Dates: 
Sat, Jun. 1st, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
Contact Phone Number: 
204-927-2660

The Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One

COURSE LOCATION: SASKATOON, SK

Clinicians will be introduced to an innovative, clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment and IAP balancing strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm. This provides a sturdy, yet dynamic foundation that is responsive to the demands of function, movement, fitness and sport. Regardless of age or sport of choice, building programs that maximize results without compounding common women's health issues such as incontinence, and organ prolapse is a critical clinical skill for all clinicians who treat females (regardless of specialty).

Dates: 
Sat, Jun. 1st, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sun, Jun. 2nd, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Michelle Donald

Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Intermediate Upper Extremity (UE) Workshop for the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury

This course is intended for Graduate Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who wish to improve their clinical skills through an evidence based approach.  The prerequisite for the course is to have completed at least one Introductory (2-5 day) NDT or Bobath Course or the NDT/Bobath Certification.

This 4 day workshop follows the NDT Philosophy and Practice Model and its clinical applications for individuals post stroke and brain injury.  This course will help you streamline your assessment of the upper quadrant to determine the most significant clinical impairments interfering with your clients’ function. 

Dates: 
Fri, Jun. 21st, 2019 - 8:30 am to Mon, Jun. 24th, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
MPA
Contact Phone Number: 
204-925-5701

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