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April 2019

Lower Extremity Edema Management

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 4:30 pm
Grey Nuns Community Hospital – Room 0647, 1100 Youville Drive W Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 5X8 Canada
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Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, BScOT SAOT Members Receive a $50 Discount on this Two-Day Workshop Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two-day seminar, focusing on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of edema management. This course covers the full spectrum from theory, assessment, technical skills of vascular and sensory assessments, compression therapy and compression stockings/systems. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using doppler ultrasound and photoplethysmograph machines. Vendors from 3M Canada, BSN Medical and Market…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$150 – $265

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, 722 16 AVE NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E6V7 Canada
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COURSE DESCRIPTION During this one day workshop, the instructor uses videos and group discussion to educate the participants about the administrative and scoring guidelines of the Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA). Lectures include information about the measure’s development and psychometric properties and its clinical application. At the end of the workshop, the scoring competency of the participants is tested. Those who meet the scoring criterion will receive a certificate of scoring competency. All participants will receive written feedback regarding their performance…

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Online course – Wheelchair & Seated Mobility: Assessment and Prescription

May 6 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Online, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4 Canada
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$50 – $250

It is critical that rehab professionals working with clients with seating needs have a thorough understanding of the factors that impact manual wheelchair propulsion, seating, and positioning. This online course covers theoretical models guiding seating practice, client centered assessment, common wheelchair types, wheelchair set up for effective propulsion, common seating components, goal setting, and management of commonly encountered postural deformities. Through this online course participants will gain a better understanding of the factors involved in client assessment and wheelchair/seating prescription.…

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June 2019

Ankle Sprain and Osteopathy Workshop

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

ANKLE SPRAIN & OSTEOPATHY WORKSHOP This is a 3 hour workshop for health professionals interested in gaining an insight into the osteopathic approach to the treatment of ankle sprains. Students will be introduced to a theoretical and practical view, followed by a clinical case. THEORETICAL  ANATOMICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL REVIEW  CLINICAL IMPLICATION OF FOOT IN BODY BALANCE AND GAIT.  PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE ANKLE SPRAIN  OSTEOPATHIC DISFUNCTIONS OF THE FOOT PRACTICAL  PALPATORY ANATOMY  DIFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND…

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