Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Expanding Your Manual Therapy Skill Set

Location: Nova Scotia Rehab Center

Dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018

Course Sponsor/Host: Nova Scotia Orthopeadic Division
Location: Nova Scotia Rehab Center
Registration Dates: Open Now - April 12, 2018
Registration Fees: OPD Member; $350+ taxes= $402.50 CPA Member; $400 + taxes=$460 Non-CPA Member. $450 + taxes= $517
Registration Form: Download Form


Course objectives:

·    To offer physiotherapists a variety of manual therapy techniques aimed to supplement their existing assessment and treatment (A variety of spinal levels and body parts will be covered as well as a component on the digestive system).

·    To gain a deeper understanding of the essence of palpation and manual therapy, as well as expose physiotherapists to a variety of manual therapy treatment options including strain counter strain, myofascial release, the recoil, muscle energy techniques, functional techniques (into the ease), neurovascular releases, visceral techniques as well as osteoarticular techniques (mobilizations).    

There will be both lecture and hands on practical sessions.  

About the Instructors:

Wendy Jardine received her BScPT (1987), and her MScPT (2003) from Dalhousie University, her diploma in Osteopathy DOMP (2010) from the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques (CEO) and her BSc (hons) Osteopathy (2017) from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Wendy was owner operator of Cowie Hill Physiotherapy Clinic (1993 to 2008). She was a part time faculty member at the School of Physiotherapy Dalhousie University (2004 to 2007). Presently Wendy is Principal of the CEO Osteopathic studies Halifax Campus and works at ptHealth Gladstone in Halifax. Wendy has given clinical courses to physiotherapists throughout the Maritimes, has published research in IJOM and has presented at regional, national and international conferences.

David Braha graduated from Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy (BSc.PT) in 1998, and from the seven year program at the College D'Etudes Osteopathiques (CEO) in 2010 with a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P). David is now a professor and research director for CEO Halifax campus.  David has been a co-owner/operator of the Bedford Orthopaedic Health Centre since 2001, where he combines physiotherapy with osteopathy to treat all painful conditions from acute care to long term chronic pain for all age groups.

Jocelyn Glover completed a BSc. in Kinesiology (UNB 2000): a BSc. in Applied Human Nutrition-Dietetics (MSVU 2003) and a Diploma in Osteopathy (DOMP) from the Collège d-Études Ostéopathiques (CEO) in 2010. Jocelyn has been the owner of the Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre since 2012 and has been a co-director of the Osteopathic External Student Clinic for the CEO since 2011. Jocelyn believes that promoting proper nutrition and movement therapy is a vital part of health and wellness and integrates these as part of her overall treatment management strategies. 

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