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February 2019

Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23 @ 8:30 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
$105 – $465

Register for one or both days! Therapy Assistants can attend for 50% off the registration fee when attending with their OT! Day 1 – February 23, 2019 It IS More Than 4 Wheels!: How The Mat Assessment Influences the Prescription of Seating and Mobility Devices in the Adult Population Session Level: Beginner – Intermediate Learning objectives: • Describe surfaces on which to complete a hands on Mat Assessment • List three components of three-point positioning • List three components of…

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March 2019

Best Practices in Concussion Management

March 15 - March 17
Executive Royal Hotel Calgary, 2828 23 St NE
Calgary, AB
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Shift Concussion Management is a widely recognized education platform dedicated to raising the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation. Shift offers in-person and interactive training to Health Care Providers on assessment and management strategies, based on the most current and evidence based literature and clinical expertise. The structure of our program is based around a multi-faceted approach, with several important pills for the complete management of concussion: education, interdisciplinary collaboration, objective assessment markers and individualized rehabilitation strategies. Our Level 1…

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Calgary Quest School (CQS) is pleased to be hosting a workshop with Kimberly Barthel

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

There is always a reason for the behaviour! This one-day workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/ relational problems that result in “challenging behaviour”. Participants will be invited to forevermore become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface actions we observe. By seeking to understand why people do the things we do, from a myriad of perspectives, we allow compassion into the equation. This alone changes the brain –…

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April 2019

WEBINAR: Is a Career Refresh What You Need to Overcome Burnout & Fatigue?

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Burnout is something that we often don’t talk about, but it’s a serious issue with rehab therapists. From interviews and surveys with physical therapists from across Canada, Andrew discovered that 13% of clinicians were looking to change careers or pursue non-clinical careers. Therapists enjoy seeing patients, but day-in, day-out patient care can often lead to clinical fatigue and burnout. For therapists struggling with their career, the options may seem limited. They are left finding a non-clinical management role, opening their…

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Introduction to Osteopathic Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO OSTEOPATHIC DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN This is a 3 hour workshop for therapists interested in gaining an insight into the Osteopathic Approach to the treatment of lower back pain. INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE There exists a high incidence and prevalence of medical clinical consultations due to vertebral column dysfunctions in general and to the lumbopelvic region in particular; in fact, its approach and management demands an extensive and methodical analysis of the different and multiple structures…

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