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Rural Alberta MSK Fellowship 2023-24

Streamlined for clinicians outside Edmonton or Calgary

  • Starts Mar 1, 2024
  • 2,500 Canadian dollars
  • CSA South

Available spots

Course Description

--Curriculum and learning objectives-- In the past few years there has been an increasing focus on social-media marketing for physiotherapists who seek to build their practice. While this can be effective for drawing patients in, physiotherapists early in their career also benefit from quickly advancing their clinical skills so as to retain these patients, and create a loyal following. The program is designed to organize, prioritize and enhance the academic skills acquired during the university career. Fellowship graduates acquire expert diagnosis and treatment planning habits more quickly than their colleagues, based on reflective practice and advanced clinical reasoning. Wisdom in a clinical setting has been described as “knowing the right thing to do, at the right time.” This fellowship program will help turn that goal from a vague idea into a precise practice. In that sense, the program might be considered your “final clinical practicum: putting it all together”. Each session has an itemized curriculum. The learning objectives will be met in part through specific case studies presented by the instructor, and by each Fellowship candidate to make sessions as relevant to your current practice as possible. Sessions involve group discussion, and hands-on technical training. The rural program is separated into 60-90 minutes online sessions every 2 weeks, and a series of 6 hour 'super-sessions' in Edmonton on 4 separate Saturdays. Sessions will touch on such topics as: 1) Diagnostics - how to reconsider your approach to diagnostics to allow you to proceed with a treatment plan even in ambiguous situations. 2) Hands on skills - highly relevant sessions on topics such as trigger points, peripheral assessment and key spinal manual therapy techniques. 3) Treatment planning - how to assemble your thoughts in an efficient way so as to arrive at the best solutions, using the least amount of time. 4) The therapeutic relationship - understanding how to creatively put foundational rehab principles into practice, and using analogies to explain them to your patient in a way that strengthens their bond with you. 5) Novel resources - a variety of useful clinical charts and diagrams will be presented that will assist with clinical decision making.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 10947 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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