Continuing Education

 

About Continuing Education Courses

VCMT hosts a variety of continuing education courses by RMTs and other professionals from Vancouver and area. Continuing education courses are designed to enhance your abilities as a healthcare professional and to connect you with the best and brightest.

If you are interested in registering for a course, please see the individual post for contact info.

VCMT is well equipped to host both practical and lecture courses. If you are interested in hosting a course at VCMT, please contact Maria at maria@vcmt.ca

Biomechanical Pelvis and Lower Extremity: Advanced Clinical Concepts

February 1-3, 2019

18 CEU’s, $550 (US dollars)

Effective treatment of the Biomechanical pelvis requires detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, neurology, embryology and dynamic force relationship to the lower extremity. This class provides the participant with an extensive knowledge of these areas as well as the intricacies of dysfunction of the lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction.

 

REGISTRATION: 

For more information or to register, visit their website at: ansbalancehrv.com or contact Dennis Eaton, PT, #503-235-5500

February 1-3, 2019

Cannabis Awareness: An introductory course for health care practitioners 

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 

Cost: $55 

Health care practitioners will most likely encounter patients who are using Cannabis either recreationally, or medicinally for a host of medical complaints ranging from cancer, anxiety, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal, neurological and other systemic conditions.

On October 17th 2018, Cannabis will be federally legalized in Canada. Are you prepared to answer questions from clients about Cannabis? Do you know how Cannabis influences physiology? Do you know how Cannabis might influence treatment and rehabilitation? This 4-hour information-based workshop is designed to provide practitioners with:

  • a general overview of the Cannabis legislation
  • an introduction to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the endocannabinoid system,
  • the general routes of administration and pharmacology of Cannabis and,
  • considerations for case history taking, treatment applications and precautions, and self-care rehabilitation activities

Registration: 

Location: Maxfit Movement Institute – 2703 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 1Z5

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

To register, email randy at: randypersad62@gmail.com. 604-461-6888

Closing date for registration is October 30th, 2018.

 

About Randy Persad Dip Pharm., RMT, MEd. 

Randy Persad, educator, RMT, and ex-Pharmacist, brings over 30+ years of experience in the health care profession. While he continues his personal education in many areas, he maintains advanced education in manual therapy and anatomy & physiology. Of special interest is the pharmacology of Cannabis and its effects on the body. He embraces eastern practices of yoga, breath awareness and deep relaxation to maintain his health and spiritual balance. He lives in Burnaby BC.

Palpable Osteopathy: How to optimize your osteopathic practice!

November 9th-12th, 2018

OAO Approved Course, 24 CEU’s

Make your practice simpler and more efficient while producing longer-lasting results with Robert Morelli D.O.M.P.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SYLLABUS:

Any osteopathic practitioner worth his or her salt questions whether their treatment is as efficient and long-lasting as it can be. More importantly for you, how potent can any osteopathic treatment can be made to be?

In this course I will give you a system that will answer these questions for you and put you on a path to your best work. I sincerely believe that manual osteopathy is potentially the most powerful medicine on the planet. Over the past 15 years I have developed a system of palpation and treatment that unleashes that potential in order to drive the body towards optimal health. Working with scores of extremely complex patients with chronic health concerns has convinced me that even these patients can usually be helped with osteopathy.

In this course I intend to put that optimism in your hands!

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course you will learn:

  • How the changing concept of the osteopathic lesion has affected your training and practice
  • How the patient’s body reacts when palpated, and, how to control that reaction for optimal palpation and treatment
  • How to improve your palpation of lesions in the different tissues of the body by learning how to search for the lesions that you have been missing
  • How to refine palpation of the patient’s vitality using a system called “Equipoise” designed to facilitate palpation in the body’s most difficult regions
  • How to palpate the motility and mobility of the visceral and supporting fascial system given their integral importance to the structure and function of the whole body
  • A clear palpatory protocol for assessing the lesional information found in the patient’s entire body
  • About the hierarchy—there is always a primary lesion—within the patient’s “Adapted Mechanism” of lesions
  • Ultimately, how to make your treatment simpler, more efficient and longer-lasting

For more information: www.osteocourses.com

Assessing the Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity, a comprehensive approach

September 29-30th


Cost: $350.00

For massage therapists looking to deepen their understanding of physical assessments. The class covers over 60 orthopedic tests, along with myotomes, dermatomes, deep tendon reflexes, and manual muscle testing for major muscles.

This course will cover conditions such as:

  • Labral tears
  • Ligament instability
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Muscle strain/Neptune

Please contact Jaime Coy at coycec@gmail.com to register today!

Kinesio Taping Canada 

October 27th-28th, 2018
 Cost: 550$ Early Bird, 600$ thereafter

Day 1: Teaches the unique qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape and its method related to human anatomy. Attendees will practice epidermis, fascia and muscle applications to the body, educating you how to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling.

Day 2: Advanced will teach you six Corrective Technique (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) applications for treatment of a variety of clinical conditions and dysfunction related to the spine and extremities. Attendees will be able to perform the techniques and applications for treatment of pain, spasm, swelling, weakness, joint mobility and stability related to orthopedic & neurological conditions. Our curriculum reflects 25 years of educational seminars, symposiums, forums and professional sharing among tens of thousands of professionals.

http://kinesiotape.ca/downloads/2018-victoria-vancouver-oct13.pdf

Contact: Lana Berton (PT, CKTI) Lanakush@hotmail.com or Roger Berton (DC, CKTI) drrogerb@yahoo.ca at 519-979-2663

This course includes motion testing of the vertebrae from occiput to T4 and treatment with gentle contract/relax. Met for this area is used to treat headaches, neck pain and stiffness and more. An introduction to pain science concepts gives an alternate model for how we think about assessment and treatment.

 

Please contact Ann Sleeper to register at sleeplow@telus.net

Fascial Manipulation with Cheryl Megalos PT

Sept 7-9th, Oct. 19-21st 

Cost: 1375$ + 5% GST

Fascial Manipulation is a manual therapy method that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from the north of Italy. This method has evolved over the last 40 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems. It focuses on the fascia, in particular the deep muscular fasica, including the epimysium and the retinacula and considers that the myofascial system is a three-dimensional continuum. Dr. Carloa Stecco and Dr. Antonio Stecco have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of unembalmed cadavers. These dissections have enhanced the pre-existing biomechanical model already elaborated by Luigi Stecco by providing new historiological and anatomical data. This method presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders.

The mainstay of this manual method lies in the identification of a specific, localized area of the fascia in connection with a specific limited movement. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated and, through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored.

Please contact Cheryl to register at cjmegalos@shaw.ca

Muscle Energy Technique for the Neck and Upper Thoracic Spine 

October 12th, 2018, 3:30-6:30PM, Oct 13th & 14th, 9AM-5PM
 Cost: Early Bird: 455$, Regular 475$