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Edmonton campus

fellowship in
msk physiotherapy

Class of 2024
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Jeffrey Begg
Clinical Specialist (MSK)
Chief Instructor, Physiotherapy Guild


Jeff is a Fellowship-trained manipulative physiotherapist with more than 25 years of private practice experience in both the US and Canada. In 2014 he qualified as Edmonton’s first CPA-certified Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (MSK). Over 20 years as both a Clinical Lecturer and a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Alberta, he has mentored numerous PT students and has developed a variety of teaching tools to help clinicians quickly advance from novice to expert practice.


Having hired many PTs over 16 years as a clinic owner, Jeff observed the need for advanced post-graduate mentorship for new graduates entering private practice - something to bridge the gap between clinical practicums and successful solo practice. To satisfy this need, the Fellowship Program began in 2014 and has graduated numerous Fellows to date. In addition to his role as Chief Instructor for the Guild, Jeff oversees the satellite campuses and maintains a busy private practice.

Jeff teaches the 3 online webinars, and all 16 in-person sessions in Edmonton.

benefits of the program

A single key goal lies behind the entire curriculum of the Fellowship program:  to turn your thinking upside down, until you can make expert clinical decisions with each and every patient. Graduates are able to reorganize their thoughts into clear patterns that lead to wise diagnoses and flawless treatment planning.  This program provides a heavy dose of technical skill acquisition, with equal amounts of decision making and wisdom building. 


At the successful completion of all modules of the program, a certificate will be issued, which can be listed on your curriculum vita as “Fellowship in musculoskeletal physiotherapy”.

entry requirements


Licensed with the relevant provincial Physiotherapy College (Provisional licensure acceptable)


Working full time (30+ hours per week) in an outpatient orthopaedic environment.


Able to attend in-person sessions in Edmonton once every 2 weeks.


Committed to taking a deep dive into successful MSK practice.


32 hours of in-person instruction in central Edmonton and 3 interactive live webinars. The timing of in-person sessions will be set to allow you to still work a partial morning or a partial afternoon / evening shift at your clinic.

The program runs in separate modules from

March to December 2024.


The 12 Frameworks of Mastery

A series of 3 one-hour live webinars to review the key frameworks that will be used during each module of the program.  

The webinars will be scheduled at a convenient time, prior to participants beginning the program.


Module 1: Cervical spine & shoulders

4 in-person sessions, March - April


Module 3:
Hips, knees and trigger points

4 in-person sessions,

September - October


Module 2: Thorax & lumbopelvis.

4 in-person sessions, May - June


Module 4:
Acute spines, neuropathic pain, complex cases

4 in-person sessions, November-December


Tuition fees are $625.00 per module.

Payment is due at the beginning of each of the 4 modules.

The program repeats each year, so that participants can begin with any module, and complete them in any order they choose.  Participants can choose to complete one, or all of the modules at their discretion.  Awarding of the Fellowship certificate occurs after successful completion of all 4 modules.


Example 1:

Begin the program in March, and complete the modules in order from 1-4.

Completion date:  December 2024.

Cost:  $2500


Example 2:

Begin the program in May, and complete modules 2, 3, 4

then 1.  

Completion date: April 2025

Cost: $2500


Example 3:

Choose a single module only, to enhance your skills in one area.  

Cost:  $625.00


If you have questions about the program, please inquire at

To register, scroll up to "View Course" and follow the registration prompts.

Enrolment is limited to a maximum of 6 candidates per session. Applications will be deferred to the next available module once enrolment is met.

Registration can occur at any time during the year, prior to the beginning of a module.

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