Making Sense of the Evidence with Dr. Neil O'Connell
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Making Sense of the Evidence with Dr. Neil O'Connell

This course is designed for current clinicans and students enabling participants to become better users of the research on clinical effectiveness. Participants will be able ot make detailed and informed judgements regarding the validity and the results of trials and systematic reviews and to consider what those results will mean to their practice.

Making Sense of the Evidence with Neil O'Connell
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This course has been approved for 13.0 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association Approval 647-6436
This course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation

We are offering this course in person, virtually, and recorded. The cost is the same for each option. CEUs only apply for in person attendance.


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Pain, Science, And Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Pain, Science, And Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics

This super practical course will cut through the confusion and conflicting information around treating pelvic pain.  It is suitable for all health professionals who treat people with pelvic pain. The optional internal component is open to all participants who have prior training in vaginal and rectal examination. 

Participants will learn purposefully non-painful manual therapy techniques and neurodynamic options for the nerves of the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

This course is full of movement and helps clinicians to push their creativity in order to design treatments for people who may be afraid to move.  Movement and exercise progression include return to fitness and heavy load as appropriate. The current evidence on pain and education are woven throughout the course. You will leave with an additional file of resources for use in your clinic and to help with adapting the information to your own patient population.

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Running Repairs with Tom Goom
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Running Repairs with Tom Goom

Course description:

This 2 day course aims to provide clinicians with the skills and knowledge required to assess and treat all common running injuries. There is a strong focus on practical solutions with real clinical value as well as thorough discussion of theory. Recent research will be integrated with clinical reasoning to provide an effective, evidence based approach.

By the end of the course the therapist should be able to;

  • Understand the potential causes of running injury and be able to identify them in patients

  • Appreciate the importance of injury prevention and our role within it

  • Modify training volume, intensity and frequency to suit a client's needs

  • Assess running gait and provide re-education where indicated

  • Prescribe strength and conditioning programmes with a deeper understanding of how they effect pathology, pain and performance

  • Integrate a depth of knowledge to treat tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy, patellofemoral pain and other conditions commonly seen in runners.

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Dermoneurmodulation with Diane Jacobs
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Dermoneurmodulation with Diane Jacobs

Dermo ‑> skin
Neuro ‑> nervous system
Modulation ‑> change

Dermoneuromodulating (DNM) is a method for handling the human body and, most of all, its nervous system, in order to facilitate change, particularly in terms of its pain and motor outputs. DNM will not replace everything therapists have already learned, but it may provide a new conceptual container for it. At the very least it provides the participant with a novel approach to handling that is patient‑ and nervous system‑friendly.

Light and interactive, DNM ignores musculoskeletal structure and instead targets pain directly, by focusing on the nervous system, continuous from skin cell to sense of self, directly. The only “structures” considered in any depth will be skin and the cutaneous nerve, long ignored in manual therapy ‑ participants will be exposed, perhaps for the  first time , to the extensive branched system that innervates skin. DNM will provide participants with an expanded frame through which they can set up the all important treatment relationship, assess patients and their pain problems from the brain’s perspective, teach the patient about pain production without faulting them, recruit their cooperation for manual handling, and put them in charge of their own recovery. DNM is based on Melzack’s Neuromatrix framework of pain as output, the most clinically useful pain model in existence from an interactive manual therapy standpoint. Persisting pain is the reason most patients come to see a manual therapist. DNM is a fully interactive treatment model: unlike a strictly operative model, in which, for example, biomechanical “faults” must be found, then “corrected”, DNM considers biomechanical expression as defense, not defect. We put “pain”  first; i.e., we put the nervous system of the patient (not their anatomy), and their own subjective complaint, their own interoceptive reality, front and center in the treatment encounter; we add a bit of strategic novel stimuli, then we wait a few minutes, and allow the nervous system to self‑regulate. Subsequent improvement in motor output is assessed and regarded as a sign that the nervous system now works with less intrinsic stress.

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A World of Hurt: Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions
Sep
7
to Sep 8

A World of Hurt: Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions

Instructor:  Annie O’Connor

This two-day course focuses information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Nociceptive Pain Mechanisms involving the peripheral nerve.  The Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Mechanism (PNPM) requires specific neurodynamic mechanical exercise prescriptions as well as pain neuro-immune science education about peripheral nerves and the pain alarm system. Outlining Chapter Five and Six of “A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain,” pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify neurogenic nociceptive pain mechanisms as either “trapped,” “tight,” or “sensitive” utilizing neurodynamic evaluation testing and clinical reasoning.  This course assists identifying neural entrapments, dysfunctions and/or the beginning signs of central sensitivity in both the upper, lower body and spine. This pain neuro-immune science course provides interventions in patient education for neurogenic conditions and specific prescriptive neurodynamic exercises for each neurogenic mechanical problem.  This course includes an active manual therapy workshop for common upper and lower body neural entrapment sites and local tissue treatments. In addition, a workshop dedicated to both active neurodynamic exercise progression and passive neurodynamic testing and mobilization. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will aid application to each clinician’s practice by understanding the importance of the specific “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse neurogenic mechanical nociceptive pain mechanisms.

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This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Approval #647-7407

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The Overhead Athlete's Shoulder with Martin Asker
Sep
14
to Sep 15

The Overhead Athlete's Shoulder with Martin Asker

Course Description:
This highly practical and evidence based course focus on enhancing your skills in shoulder assessment and effective rehabilitation strategies to manage the most common shoulder injuries seen in overhead athletes. Further, this course will also address how to enhance performance and preventive strategies for shoulder injuries, for both the youth athlete to the senior athlete. The course explores throwing biomechanics, provides an overview of how biomechanics and workload are linked to shoulder injuries and performance and how to implement and address this in a clinical setting.

 The course is open for practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge in injury mechanisms and management of shoulder injuries as well as performance enhancement with focus on overhead athletes.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

- Understand throwing mechanics and throwing related injuries

- Understand the latest research relating to the mechanisms and aetiology of shoulder injuries and throwing performance how this applies to clinical management

- Demonstrate accurate and objective diagnosis and assessment of shoulder injuries seen in overhead athletes (including differential diagnosis and assessment of kinetic chains, flexibility, strength, biomechanics and power)

- Set up rehabilitation strategies for shoulder injuries and return to play criteria/tests for overhead athletes

- Understand how to monitor sport specific workload in overhead athletes and how to implementing this in the clinical setting

 - Understand how to build training programmes that increase both performance and reduce risk of shoulder injuries

 

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Explain Pain
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Explain Pain

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Entropy is excited to be hosting Explain Pain! Registration is being handled by NOI USA.

Please click here to go directly to the sign up page.

In a world experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain and increasing evidence of the failure of synthetic drugs; simple but extremely powerful educational tools can effectively target the natural pain treatment systems within us all.

Knowledge is power. In the new series of Explain Pain courses delivered by Dr David Butler and the NOI teams around the world, cutting edge pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all. The sciences are turned into metaphor and descriptive narratives, all on a framework of conceptual change science and the philosophy of emergence. Explaining pain is a two way process – the pain patterns, metaphors and stories from the patient’s viewpoint need reasoned analysis and are critical to meeting sufferers at their story.

We know more about pain in the last ten years than in the thousand years before and it’s all increasingly providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to the young and the old, from back pain to hemiplegia, general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Decades of research and clinical experience have now been synthesised in the next step of the Explain Pain revolution – The Protectometer. A new device found in the most recently published book from Moseley and Butler, The Protectometer allows a person and their clinician to map out their pain experience, understand all the many factors that affect it, and develop a tailored therapeutic education and treatment programme.

This therapy works – there are no side effects, it is available around the clock, it continues to improve and you can share it with others. These are exciting days for neuroscience, but it must be made exciting for sufferers as well.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and with the introduction of the Protectometer, you will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever. The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.

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Shoulder & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Shoulder & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions

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Instructors: Erik Meira and Adam Meakins

Course Description:  
Erik and Adam are coming back to Chicago!  (AGAIN!) While Adam is going to continue to Simplify the Shoulder, Erik is heading further south to cover the Knee.  The two instructors are excellent at lecturing, but the real value is after the lecture - the discussions and application of what the lectures were on!  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned experts in a comfortable, intimate setting!

 

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 13 CE Hours. Approval #647-74014
 

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Functional Therapeutic Movement
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Functional Therapeutic Movement

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Course Description:

This is NOT JUST another course telling you movement is important or showing you some new exercises but a course about PEOPLE and how to actually apply movement and exercise to them in a systematic and informed way. You could describe it as clinical reasoning for exercise and rehab!

Many therapists struggle taking modern academia around pain and movement and translate it into practical application. This course will outline how to simply apply both physical & cognitively driven components for a therapeutic approach based around HUMANS rather than simply their structures. Functional Therapeutic Movement is a course designed to truly encompass a top down (cognitive) and a bottom up (physical movement) based approach to therapy.

 

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 12 CE Hours. Approval #647-7401 
 

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - Bozeman, MT
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - Bozeman, MT

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Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Common bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

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The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation with Chris Worsfold
Nov
2
to Nov 3

The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation with Chris Worsfold

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Instructor: Chris Worsfold, MSc, PGDipManPhys, MCSP, MMACP
 

Course Description:
This is a time of great change in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Whilst research has shown the limitations of hands-on manipulative approaches, clinicians are also recognising how psychological factors influence treatment and recovery.

But where do you start? How do you put the latest clinical research into practice? How do you decide whether to prioritise physical or psychological approaches in your clinical work?

On "The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation” you will learn:
• The latest, cutting edge assessment and treatment approaches.
• A person-centred approach that refers to the evidence base but at the same time acknowledges the narrative of the patient.
• Novel ‘hands on’ techniques and approaches to use in your clinic immediately after completing the course.

You can become the neck pain expert in your clinic!

The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation
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This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 12 CE hours. Approval #647-7402

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

PREREQUISITES: Licensed PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD or a student enrolled in a PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD program in their second year of study or attending with a licensed professional. Please bring proof of licensure or enrollment to class.

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1.0 New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries
Nov
16
to Nov 17

1.0 New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries

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Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness is excited to be hosting Jean-Francois EsculierPT, PhD. and Dr. Kevin Maggs, BSc Bio, Doctor of Chiropractic for a 2 day course on the Prevention of Running Injuries.

The Running Clinic is an organization providing continuing education intended for health professionals that has grown to become the reference in the prevention and treatment of running injuries.

 Our seminar entitled “New trends in the prevention of running injuries” has been delivered on all five continents, and has taken thousands of health professionals by storm. From diagnosis to treatment, including running gait analysis/retraining, detailed footwear analysis/prescription and appropriate load management… everything is presented in a structured way to ensure that registrants can readily apply learnings with recreational runners and athletes.

 Using the most recent scientific evidence, the instructors question several unjustified and widespread practices. Complimentary listing on The Running Clinic’s website and monthly literature updates are but a few of the little extras that will make this 17-hour high-quality seminar an awesome experience.

 

**Please note that Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness is hosting this course, but all course logistics and payment will be done via The Running Clinic. Feel free to contact sarah@entropy.physio with any questions or concerns.

CCU's and CEU's

For Physical Therapists, there are 15 CCU's for IL, IN, WI, MI and MO.
    For Chiropractors, there are 17 CEU's for IL, IN, WI and MI.
    For Athletic Trainers there are 17 CEU's available nationwide.

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World of Hurt
Dec
7
to Dec 8

World of Hurt

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Instrutor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:
 This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management.  Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

 

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This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Approval #647-7405

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Men's Pelvic Health with Prof. Paul Hodges and Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Men's Pelvic Health with Prof. Paul Hodges and Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag

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Sign up now! June 28-June 30, 2019

We are very excited to announce a 2.5 Day course on Male Pelvic Health!

Professor Paul Hodges, Sandra Hilton, and Sarah Haag will cover Anatomy & Physiology (Friday afternoon), Pelvic Pain, Incontinence, and Sexual Dysfunction.  An honest course of what we know, what we don't know, and what we may be able to do to help.  This course will include lecture and lab with real-time ultrasound and male standardized patients.

**Please note there will only be 24 spots for this course. Book your spot early!

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 18.50 CE hours. Approval #647-7403

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners

Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Common bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 14 CE Hours. Approval #647-7408
 

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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A World of Hurt: Central Nervous System Pain Mechanisms Patient Education & Exercise Prescriptions
Apr
27
to Apr 28

A World of Hurt: Central Nervous System Pain Mechanisms Patient Education & Exercise Prescriptions

Instructor:  Annie O’Connor

This two-day course focuses information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Central Nervous System (CNS) Pain Mechanisms.  The course will aid the sub grouping of CNS mechanisms into Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic mechanisms. Incorporating the scientific literature and strategies for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches promoting when best utilized for each pain sub group.  This course will present specific patient motivational pain science education approaches, specific functional exercise prescriptions and CNS sensorimotor retraining. Outlining Chapter Six, Seven & Eight of “A World of Hurt:  A Guide to Classifying Pain”, pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify CNS pain mechanisms including, Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic utilizing psychometric measures, outcome measures, CNS sensory and motor evaluations. This course will focus on specific interventions of pain science patient education topics; patient readiness questionnaire, motivational interviewing strategies, graded exposure functional return and sensorimotor retraining for each CNS dominated pain mechanism. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will aid application to each clinician’s practice by understanding the importance of the “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse CNS pain mechanisms.


This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 14.5CE hours. Approval #647-7406

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Changing pain and movement behaviour in chronic low back pain – using cognitive functional therapy
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Changing pain and movement behaviour in chronic low back pain – using cognitive functional therapy

Instructor:  Kjarten Vibe Fersum

In this 2-day workshop a bio-psycho-social model for the assessment and management of chronic low back pain disorders will be presented. Within this model a management approach called ‘cognitive functional therapy’ for chronic back pain disorders will be outlined. This approach represents an integrated cognitive and movement / lifestyle behavioural approach to management these complex disorders.

This workshop draws together current knowledge from Peter O’Sullivan’s ongoing clinical work and collaborative ground breaking research around the world (Australia, Belgium, Norway and Ireland) investigating the classification and management of chronic low back pain disorders. The workshop is dynamic, interactive and practical. It includes patient demonstrations, clinical reasoning and equips physiotherapists to develop skills in diagnostics as well as the design of CFT interventions for specific disorders.

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Piston Science Part 2: Clinical Correlations for Adult Populations - #EntropyWest

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Piston Science Part Two:  Time to dig deeper. The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One (aka The Piston Science series online) provided a foundational framework to guide patients towards creating an inside-out strategy of dynamic stability by balancing muscular relationships and pressure systems with a whole lot of brainwork and motor control. The goal: to address pelvic health, musculoskeletal and performance issues simultaneously.

 Now let’s take the next step and explore how to apply the ideas more specifically into different patient populations. Piston Science: Part Two will explore clinical decision-making in real time with 4 live patients over 2-days.  We will collectively participate in patient interviewing, assessment and generation of treatment ideas, treatment planning and progressions, and developing cueing options. Grow your clinical “theology” by critically thinking through guiding clinical questions: What’s your goal? What’s their goal? What’s your theory? How do you treat the why and who, not the what? What are the limits of your theology? When do you refer out? The cases will be selected by the hosts, so it will be a bit like a box of chocolates, “you never know what you’re gonna get” (if you are local you can also suggest a patient). However, the goal will be that the selected patients will have a variety of pelvic health (incontinence, prolapse), post-pregnancy (diastasis, pain) issues and fitness goals (running, CrossFit). Come and be ready to think and participate.

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World of Hurt
Jan
5
to Jan 6

World of Hurt

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Instrutor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:
 This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management.  Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

 

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Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest

Instructors:  Dr. Ellie Somers and Allison Tenney

This course will help to define strategies important in the care of a female athlete, before, during and after injury. We will cover the spectrum of female athletes from youth to the older adult woman, including common injuries sustained, management of those injuries through careful physical assessment and education, as well as techniques in training to facilitate an empowered woman or young girl. We will present a novel approach to evaluation, treatment, fitness management and coaching through an evidence-based approach. This course will cover load progressions strategies for the female athlete, appropriate training strategies and coaching cues to facilitate the safe transition back to sport or activity.

 

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The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation with Chris Worsfold
Nov
10
to Nov 11

The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation with Chris Worsfold

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Instructor: Chris Worsfold, MSc, PGDipManPhys, MCSP, MMACP
 

Course Description:
This is a time of great change in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Whilst research has shown the limitations of hands-on manipulative approaches, clinicians are also recognising how psychological factors influence treatment and recovery.

But where do you start? How do you put the latest clinical research into practice? How do you decide whether to prioritise physical or psychological approaches in your clinical work?

On "The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation” you will learn:
• The latest, cutting edge assessment and treatment approaches.
• A person-centred approach that refers to the evidence base but at the same time acknowledges the narrative of the patient.
• Novel ‘hands on’ techniques and approaches to use in your clinic immediately after completing the course.

You can become the neck pain expert in your clinic!

Can't make it to Chicago for November 10-11, 2018? Don't miss this course! Head to Arizona November 3-4, 2018! Learn more here.

This course has been submitted to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for approval for physical therapists.

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

PREREQUISITES: Licensed PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD or a student enrolled in a PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD program in their second year of study or attending with a licensed professional. Please bring proof of licensure or enrollment to class.

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Clinical Running Essentials – Migrating Runners out of the Medical System
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Clinical Running Essentials – Migrating Runners out of the Medical System

Instructor:  Christopher Johnson
 

Course Description:
“System of a Run” is an eclectic course that draws on the best research literature related to pain, exercise, assessment, running gait analysis and retraining, and footwear considerations. The course is designed to afford an intimate learning environment by having a low participant to instructor ratio while affording ample time for questions, interaction, and reflective learning.

 

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - Duluth, MN
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - Duluth, MN

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Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Common bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

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Shoulder & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Shoulder & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions

Instructors: Erik Meira and Adam Meakins
Course Description:  

Erik and Adam are coming back to Chicago!  While Adam is going to continue to Simplify the Shoulder, Erik is heading further south to cover the Knee.  The two instructors are excellent at lecturing, but the real value is after the lecture - the discussions and application of what the lectures were on!  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned experts in a comfortable, intimate setting!

 

This course is SOLD OUT!  Still interested in attending?
Email Sarah to be added to the waitlist!

Or...  head to Washington DC!  More info and registration here.

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The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One
Sep
29
to Sep 30

The Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One

 

Instructor: Julie Wiebe, PT, MPT, BSc
Location:  Bellevue, WA

Course Description:

Despite its inclusion in most definitions of the core, few rehabilitation or fitness programs integrate the pelvic floor into strengthening or neuromotor training. An integrated clinical model of the pelvic floor requires a broadened definition of pelvic floor function beyond merely maintaining continence. When linked to the diaphragm, the pelvic floor acts as a powerful stabilizer of lumbosacral, sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, and pelvic-hip joints ensuring efficient LE and UE mechanics. In addition, the dynamic interplay of these deep muscular elements will balance and harness the intra-abdominal pressure system as a component of central stability.
Clinicians will be introduced to an innovative, clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment and IAP balancing strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm. This provides a sturdy, yet dynamic foundation that is responsive to the demands of function, movement, fitness and sport. Regardless of age or sport of choice, building programs that maximize results without compounding common women’s health issues such as incontinence, and organ prolapse is a critical clinical skill for all clinicians who treat females (regardless of specialty).
Session participants will have the opportunity to experience the material themselves through exercises that integrate the diaphragm/pelvic floor piston into core stabilization, postural muscle patterning, gait, fitness and sport specific activities.

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World of Hurt
Sep
22
to Sep 23

World of Hurt

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Instrutor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:
 This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management.  Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

 

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Understand Pain - A Workshop for People in Pain
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Understand Pain - A Workshop for People in Pain

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We're pleased to offer a free workshop for people in pain. Join Richmond Stace Monday, September 10, 2018 at  for a 2.5 hour workshop.

The Understand Pain Workshop is your MAP onwards:

Mastery

Autonomy

Purpose

Using these principles, we clarify what pain really is according to the latest scientific understanding, before discovering a range of tools and practices you can use to manage and overcome pain.

Based on The Pain Coach Programme, this is about you being at your best to pursue your purpose using your strengths and successful styles that we will establish at the outset. These are unique to you, and are the means to achieving wins, facing life’s challenges and moving onwards towards a desired, positive outcome of your choosing.

In an inspiring environment within the group, you will experience practices that you can immediately implement and integrate into your life. As you will see and feel, this is about you living your life as a means to building wellness, performing your roles in life in the best way, engaging with activities in which you are in flow, and committing to an approach to life that achieves results.

Please register below.  Light refreshments will be served!

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Pain Coach with Richmond Stace
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Pain Coach with Richmond Stace

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Instructor:  Richmond Stace
 

Course Description:

Pain Coaching is the vehicle of delivering the positive knowledge, skills and practices to the individual who wishes to manage and overcome their pain, and live well.

We seek to get the best out of an individual by clarifying their strengths and successful styles, using practical examples. 
The Pain Coach element is the ‘know-how’. It is the way that individuals tap into their potential using skills and practices that they develop under your care. In effect, we coach the person to coach themselves to living well and meaningfully. The person gets back to living by living. In other words, together we design a programme that both interweaves into the person’s life and encourages engagement with chosen activities that foster states of flow.

The Programme contains many practical tools for people to integrate into their life — as they are encouraged to live in the best way they can, engaging in daily meaningful activities. This includes the fundamentals: understand pain, sensorimotor training, ways to reduce the potential and perceived threats, the role of hands-on treatment, mindful practice for focus and insight, the creation of inner calm and focused outer work and the skills of being well.

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Return to Play & Injury Prevention: The Performance Continuum
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Return to Play & Injury Prevention: The Performance Continuum

Instructors: Stephen Mutch & Dr. Alan McCall

 

This two-day workshop of practical sessions, discussions, and theory will cover key areas ranging from managing training loads to specific injury diagnostics and return to sport. It will ask questions of what we really understand about injury burden and prevention, raising issues about context and the shared decision-making process that facilitates optimum recovery and re-integration. Topics such as the sociology of decision-making, physical literacy, affordances and self-determination theory as they affect patients and athletes will be discussed. There will also be an examination of mechanotransduction as it relates to how we consider load management in rehab and training, and how we design programmes in light of tissue stress and risk modifiers. 

The workshop combines research with evidence-based solutions from soccer, rugby and the world of sport tackling some of the most difficult injury issues that health professionals, conditioners, sport scientists, and coaches face in elite and amateur sports. 

We will explore the enabling of psychological conditioning rather than purely describing physical competency-driven analysis. The three phases of participation, play or performance established within the Return to Sport Continuum will ultimately affect the decision-making process in deeming athletes ‘fit for sport’. 

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Pain, Science, And Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics - #ExeterEdition
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Pain, Science, And Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics - #ExeterEdition

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This super practical course will cut through the confusion and conflicting information around treating pelvic pain.  It is suitable for all health professionals who treat people with pelvic pain. The optional internal component is open to all participants who have prior training in vaginal and rectal examination. 

Participants will learn purposefully non-painful manual therapy techniques and neurodynamic options for the nerves of the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

This course is full of movement and helps clinicians to push their creativity in order to design treatments for people who may be afraid to move.  Movement and exercise progression include return to fitness and heavy load as appropriate. The current evidence on pain and education are woven throughout the course. You will leave with an additional file of resources for use in your clinic and to help with adapting the information to your own patient population.

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Physical Therapy and Public Health: Connecting perspectives with research and practice
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Physical Therapy and Public Health: Connecting perspectives with research and practice

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Musculoskeletal pain is a public health problem because it affects a large
proportion of the population. There is also consistent evidence that people with persistent musculoskeletal pain are those most likely to have lifestyle related health risk factors, and suffer from other chronic diseases. For example, meta-analyses have found strong associations between pain and; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, smoking, inactivity, alcohol misuse and mental health problems. This suggests that making substantial improvement to general and musculoskeletal health requires alignment of clinical care, population health and public health sectors. At this point however, musculoskeletal practitioners and researchers do not work effectively in the population health or public health space.

Research and development of models of care (clinical and population health) that integrate consideration of pain and lifestyle-related health risks is relatively new. Interest in the idea is high, new initiatives are being actively encouraged by governments and providers, and more efficient use of resources is an imperative faced by healthcare systems across the world. But arguably, intentions have progressed further than action.

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Pain, Science, and Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Pain, Science, and Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics

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Instructor: Dr. Sandra Hilton

This super practical course will cut through the confusion and conflicting information around treating pelvic pain.  It is suitable for all health professionals who treat people with pelvic pain. The optional internal component is open to all participants who have prior training in vaginal and rectal examination. 

Participants will learn purposefully non-painful manual therapy techniques and neurodynamic options for the nerves of the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

This course is full of movement and helps clinicians to push their creativity in order to design treatments for people who may be afraid to move.  Movement and exercise progression include return to fitness and heavy load as appropriate. The current evidence on pain and education are woven throughout the course. You will leave with an additional file of resources for use in your clinic and to help with adapting the information to your own patient population.

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World of Hurt
Jun
2
to Jun 3

World of Hurt

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Instrutor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:
 This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management.  Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

 

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - #AucklandEdition
May
19
to May 20

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - #AucklandEdition

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Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Common bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

Just added...  remote attendance!  Obviously being in a course in person allows for more interaction during lecture and labs, but we know it's hard to travel sometimes!  As a result, the course will be recorded and available for all participants after the course.

**funds are in USD.  The approximate equivalent in NZD is approximately $579 for in person attendance.
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Functional Therapeutic Movement
May
19
to May 20

Functional Therapeutic Movement

Course Description:

This is NOT JUST another course telling you movement is important or showing you some new exercises but a course about PEOPLE and how to actually apply movement and exercise to them in a systematic and informed way. You could describe it as clinical reasoning for exercise and rehab!

Many therapists struggle taking modern academia around pain and movement and translate it into practical application. This course will outline how to simply apply both physical & cognitively driven components for a therapeutic approach based around HUMANS rather than simply their structures. Functional Therapeutic Movement is a course designed to truly encompass a top down (cognitive) and a bottom up (physical movement) based approach to therapy.

 

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Another EPIC night with Professor Lorimer Moseley in Victoria, BC
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Another EPIC night with Professor Lorimer Moseley in Victoria, BC

Join us for an EPIC night!  

Join us for another night of cutting-edge science, convivial conversation, congenial collaboration, and Pinot Noir, with Lorimer Moseley!  After the first Cabernet Sauvignon Evening with Lorimer, which sent three lucky students to CSM, Entropy has established the Educational Possibilities in Collaboration (or EPIC) Scholarship. Our second fundraiser helped send 3 people to the 3rd World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Washington DC in October 2017.  Proceeds from this event will go to the EPIC - Educational Possibilities in Collaboration - Scholarship - an initiative to fund at least 1 person to attend a conference with the aim of fostering collaboration between researchers and clinicians.  

Come join us for this rare opportunity to mingle and chat with Professor Moseley and other people who are passionate about pain! 

Space is limited to 35 people, so sign up now!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  WANT TO BE ON THE WAITLIST?  JUST FILL THE FORM OUT BELOW!

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A special thanks to Achieve Health for their assistance and support in making this event happen!

A special thanks to Achieve Health for their assistance and support in making this event happen!

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Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - #EntropyWest
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Pelvic Health for Non-Pelvic Health Practitioners - #EntropyWest

Instructor:  Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment, and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

·      Urinary incontinence
·      Pelvic Pain
·      Diastasis Recti
·      Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
·      Pelvic floor dysfunction
·      Bowel issues
·      How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention

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World of Hurt
Mar
10
to Mar 11

World of Hurt

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Instrutor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:
 This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management.  Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

 

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An EPIC Night with Professor Paul Hodges
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

An EPIC Night with Professor Paul Hodges

Another EPIC night!!  

Two years ago, Lorimer Moseley agreed to the first 'Cabernet Conversation' night at Entropy.  We wanted to have the time and space to address all of those questions better addressed over a nice glass of Cabernet.  That event was such a success (and helped send a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student to Combined Sections Meeting!), Professor Moseley agreed to do it again!!  This led to the establishment of the EPIC Scholarship to help send people to conferences that they'd not otherwise be able to attend.  The first EPIC Night allowed us to help THREE people attend the World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Washington DC.  

With the generosity of world-class researchers and teachers,  Entropy has established the Educational Possibilities in Collaboration (or EPIC) Scholarship. Our third fundraiser will be an evening with Paul Hodges

Join us for a night of science, convivial conversation, congenial collaboration, and nibbles with Professor Paul Hodges!! This will be a casual night of wine and nibbles, and wonderful conversation!!  

Proceeds will go to the EPIC - Educational Possibilities in Collaboration - Scholarship - an initiative to fund one person to attend the 17th  International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress on Pain in Boston, September 12-16, 2018.

Space is limited to 35 people, so sign up now!
**If you sign up for Men's Pelvic Health at Entropy, you will be able to attend this event for free if you sign up before January 1!!

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Men's Pelvic Health with Prof. Paul Hodges and Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Men's Pelvic Health with Prof. Paul Hodges and Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag

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Sign up now! March 2-4, 2018

We are very excited to announce a 2.5 Day course on Male Pelvic Health!

Professor Paul Hodges, Sandra Hilton, and Sarah Haag will cover Anatomy & Physiology (Friday afternoon), Pelvic Pain, Incontinence, and Sexual Dysfunction.  An honest course of what we know, what we don't know, and what we may be able to do to help.  This course will include lecture and lab with real-time ultrasound and male standardized patients.

Signing up for this course will include admission to an EPIC night with Paul Hodges if you sign up before January 1!  An evening of wine, nibbles, and chat on Friday, March 2.  **please note that there will be only 24 spots for the full course.  

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Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management

SOLD OUT!
January 20-21, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Davis, PT, DPT, OCS

 

This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of the performing artist.   Lecture material will cover current best practice on evaluation and functional screening, summarize the most prevalent injuries/conditions, and discuss application of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise strategies for the dance population.  Lab sessions will emphasize manual therapy interventions, re-education of common movement patterns, and dance specific therapeutic exercise strategies.

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Novel Movement and the Edgework Approach
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Novel Movement and the Edgework Approach

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Novel movements describe a process of altering the context and manner in which painful movements are performed in order to change the result from one of pain and limitation. Edgework describes a specific process of attending to movement during the interventions that are used in the clinic such that self-efficacy and expansion of movement are facilitated.

In this 2 day workshop a framework for the interactive process of care will be presented with specific applications of current pain science and theory to the clinic. The approach of moving within specific novel contexts, allowing for new outputs to previously painful movements, will be presented as well as a specific process that can overlay existing models of care. Specific applications will be presented for the upper and lower quarter.

About the speaker

Cory Blickenstaff runs a private practice in Vancouver, wa using manual and movement based interventions for employees in their work setting. His focus is on fostering self efficacy in successfully self managing mechanical pain issues and eliminating the iatrogenic influence of care. To this end he has developed a movement approach called Edgework.

This course has been approved for 13 CE hours by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association - Approval 647-6678

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

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Beyond the p-value: Applied statistics for the healthcare professional
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Beyond the p-value: Applied statistics for the healthcare professional

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This event has been canceled due to low enrollment.  However, we are working hard to bring other options.  Please fill out the info below if you have questions, or would like to know what we have in store! 

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Instructor: Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, PhD(c)

Description: Statistics are a powerful, but often misinterpreted and misapplied language that can both enhance the allure of potentially ineffective treatments and dampen the enthusiasm for promising alternatives. This 2-day course will help healthcare professionals meaningfully evaluate and interpret statistical methodologies used to present data. This interactive and applied course will use examples from rehabilitation and medical literature to help clinicians become comfortable with reading and critiquing the statistical methods used in research articles.

Topics will include:

1.) review of statistical terminology such as power, effect size, and responsiveness
2.) simple statistical comparisons for 2 group and multiple group comparisons such as t-tests, chi-squared tests, and ANOVA
3.) linear and logistic regression and
4.) survival analysis (time-to-event). We will use publically available checklists such as CONSORT statements, STROBE statements, and PRISMA to guide reviews of articles and give attendees tools for future reviews.

 

Objectives:

By the end of the two-day course, attendees should be able to:

·      Describe common statistical tests and assumptions for group comparisons in research articles

·      Be able to define how statistical power is important to interpreting conclusions of an article

·      Define effect size and its relevance to interpreting article conclusions

·      Interpret unadjusted and adjusted statistical models within rehabilitation literature

·      Differentiate between statistical significance and clinically meaningful differences in research papers

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