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October 2019

Dysphagia – Basic and/or Intermediate

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$235.00 – $525.00 78 tickets left

Day 1 - The Swallowing System: Back to the Basics October 25, 2019 Tiffani L. Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, LSVT Certified Clinician, MBSImP Registered Clinician To be able to accurately assess and develop a treatment plan for dysphagia, it is of the utmost importance to understand the system, including the muscles, central nervous system and cranial nerves.  The ability to understand the neuro-anatomy and physiology of a normal swallow will enable clinicians to more accurately complete their assessment, diagnosis and…

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November 2019

Lower Extremity Edema Management

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 4:30 pm

The Lower Extremity Edema Management seminar is back! This comprehensive two-day seminar scheduled for November 2-3, 2019 is focused on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of assessment and management of lower extremity edema. The seminar will cover how to recognize common conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, lipedema. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using Doppler Ultrasound and Photoplethysmograph machines. Discussion on best practice to complete a comprehensive lower extremity assessment will be included. Principles of compression including wrapping, pneumatic pumping and…

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Powerful Practice: Planning and Implementing Authentic Occupational Therapy Services

November 7 @ 8:30 am - November 9 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$382.00 – $745.00 62 tickets left

Presented by Professor Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA Early Bird pricing available until August 31, 2019! Overview This 3-day course is ideal for occupational therapy clinicians, educators, students, and researchers who want to do more to harness the power of occupation and implement authentic occupational therapy services. The course is based on the idea that occupational therapists: are challenged to deal with and overcome the many constraints they face in practice, education, and research, want to experience ownership and…

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Best Practices in Concussion Management

November 21 - November 24
Linamar, The Centre, 700 Woodlawn Rd W
Guelph, ON N1K 1G4 Canada
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Shift Concussion Level 1 Course – Best Practices in Concussion Management 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,…

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Psycho-Sensory Intervention: Informed and Integrated Mental Health Support Strategies for the treatment of Trauma

November 22 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 4:30 pm

Workshop Description: This two-day workshop by Kim Barthel will provide an integrated theoretical connection about the neurological interplay between attachment, developmental trauma and sensory processing issues. Participants will develop an understanding of the use of relational attunement as a regulatory influence that supports and stabilizes the arousal and sensory processing systems. This workshop will uniquely blend the integration of attunement skills with sensory processing intervention. Therapists will learn how to put these two distinct therapeutic approaches together as a mechanism…

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