Instructor(s): Christine Balkwill

Course Date:
April 5-7, April 19-21, May 10-12, May 31-Jun 2, June 7, 2024.
(Runs over all weekends listed)

Registration closes: March 15, 2024

Course Time: Variable each day, see Registration Link for full details

Course Location: Online and Treloar Physiotherapy – Vancouver, BC

Registration Fees:

Ortho Div $1500.00 + $75.00 GST

CPA $1725.00 + $86.25 GST

Non-CPA $1900.00 + $95.00 GST

(Please include the applicable HST/GST in the Fee: i.e. Registration Fee +HST/GST)

Course Host (Division/Section): BC Ortho

Contact Name for Event & Registration: K MacMillan

Contact Email for Event & Registration:

This course is designed to enhance student’s knowledge and development of advanced clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) dysfunctions of the upper quadrant (cervical spine, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, and upper extremity peripheral joints). Students will expand on their understanding of the value and interpretation of the clinical history and build on their existing fundamentals of the physical examination of the upper quadrant. Clinical history and physical examination findings will be interpreted according to the principles of evidence informed practice utilizing a biopsychosocial approach to patient centred care. Concepts of advanced clinical reasoning, reflective practice, critical and analytical thinking will be integrated throughout the course. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of a multimodal treatment approach to the management of acute and persistent/recurrent neuromusculoskeletal injuries of the upper quadrant including education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, prognosis, and prevention. These elements will be considered and critically evaluated to develop effective strategies for targeted assessment and treatment in each region of the upper quadrant.