Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Orthopaedic Division Upper Quadrant Level 3

Location: Halifax

Dates: Friday, November 02, 2018 - Sunday, November 04, 2018

Orthopaedic Division Upper Quadrant Level 3

Course Sponsor/Host: Nova Scotia Orthopeadic Division
Location: Halifax
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $1552.50 incl GST/HST-OPD Member; $1610.00 incl GST/HST-CPA; $1955.00 incl GST/HST-Non-CPA
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The Level III Upper Quadrant "pulls it all together”. Advanced assessment techniques are taught to tackle the more difficult patient scenarios. Higher-level treatment approaches integrate the articular, neuromeningeal and myofascial components. This course will focus on treatment techniques. In this 9-day format, there will be considerable independent work, accessing online lectures and completing readings, which will be part of the material you will be responsible for on the exam. You will be provided access to the site prior to the course.



Rhonda Reardon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. She completed the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1995. In 2017 she completed a Masters of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.

She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy as well as an Examiner and Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  Since 1995 she has been a Sessional Lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Mentorship Award.

Rhonda has been involved in the physiotherapy profession serving on the Provincial and National executives of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy.  She also is a past Co-Chair of the 1999 National Orthopaedic Division Symposium.  In the realm of post-graduate education, she was the provincial course organiser for Kinetic Control and a founding member of the Atlantic Manual Therapy Institute. 

Evidence based practice and patient centered care are key elements of her practise. With a focus on neuromusculoskeletal health, her clinical interest is in movement analysis and rehabilitation of the patient helping the individual achieve their functional goals.

Rhonda currently holds the role of Clinic Manager of The Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic which supports the physiotherapy needs of the Varsity Athlete, Dalhousie community and community at large.  As well, the clinic incorporates education and research opportunities.

Jill Robertson received her B.Sc(PT) from Dalhousie University in 1987 and her M.Sc(PT) in 2001. She passed the Intermediate Manual Therapy exam in 1991 and the Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy exam in 1996. She has been a sessional lecturer and lab demonstrator at Dalhousie University for over 20 years. She is an instructor and examiner for the national orthopaedic division of CPA. Jill is the owner and works at Young Kempt Physiotherapy Centre in Halifax and at Beaverbank Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy in Lower Sackville. Jill is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2009 Jill received CPA’s Mentorship award and continues to mentor physiotherapists from across Atlantic Canada. In 2012, Jill received the designation of Clinical Specialist MSK from CPA and is an assessor for CPA’s Specialization program.

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