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Date Title Speaker Brief Course Description Location
Spring 2014 Events

April 4-6, and May 9-11 and May 30-June 1 and June 13-15, 2014


Level 2 Upper Quadrant Instructors:  Richard Bourassa and Denise Cherkas

4 weekends (12 full days as per NOD requirements).

Registration is currently FULL!  Further registrations will be placed on a Waiting List.

Deadline to RegisterFriday, March 7, 2014

Click here for more details and to REGISTER!

In this Level II course, the student will learn the biomechanics of the upper quadrant, including their application to examination and treatment.  Using a clinical reasoning approach, the principles, effects, rationale, and practical application of lower quadrant assessment and treatment will be advance.  The concept of the influence of distal and proximal tissues will be introduced.

Room 329, St. Andrew's College, 1121 College Drive, Saskatoon (University of Sask campus)

April 11-12, 2014


Optimizing Health for Older Adults – Safety across the Continuum of Care Speakers: Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC; Connie Davis, RN, MN, GNP, BC; Heather White, OT; and Kathryn Hominick, SW

Early Bird Registration:  March 20, 2014

Brochure and Registration Form

Online Registration:

The target audience for the conference includes a wide scope of individuals who are involved in the care of older adults in a community or institutional setting. This includes nurses, physical therapists, physicians, pharmacists, occupational therapists, and social workers and will be of interest to a number of other professionals who work with older adults such as researchers, representatives from government or funding agencies, recreation therapists, paramedics, personal care workers, long term or acute care aids, chiropractors, dietitians, exercise therapists, massage therapists, psychologists, and members of organizations supporting older adult wellness and public health.
Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon SK

May 9 & 10, 2014


Sport Medicine Symposium -
“Exercise as Medicine”

The Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan is hosting a conference entitled: "Exercise is Medicine".

See their website for full details:

Registration is through CPTE: to Register click here!
Luther College - University of Regina

May 28, 29 & 30, 2014



Introduction to the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach Three-Day Course Speaker:  Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR

This course is designed to acquaint physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists working with children with motor dysfuntion due to cerebral palsy with an introduction to the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach.

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Early Registration Deadline is:  Friday, May 9, 2014

We look forward to seeing you in Regina for this course!

Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, REGINA

June 6 & 7, 2014


Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES):  Applications in Rehabilitation for the Upper and Lower Limb

Speakers:  Maura Whittaker, BScPT, MBA; Dr. Kristin Musselman, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Target Audience:  Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists

EARLY Registration Date:  Friday, May 23, 2014

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This course is a practical and clinically focused functional electrical stimulation (FES) workshop for physical and occupational therapists. Theory and practical sessions will include: the physiological basis for FES, a “refresher” on stimulation parameters for different applications, patient assessment for FES, practical and video demonstration for dropped foot stimulation for gait, FES for shoulder subluxation, single/dual/4-channel stimulation in neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions, a review of the evidence for FES, and the integration of FES with conventional therapy. Surface electrical stimulation will be demonstrated and an overview of implanted technology will be included. There will be an overview of the current research and recent developments in the use of FES.
School of Physical Therapy, U of Sask

September 20 and 21, 2014


Mobilisation of Muscles Speaker:  Charles Kelly

This two-day course deals with techniques which are useful for treating patients who have musculoskeletal disorders.  This course examines the contribution that tight muscles have on the production of a patient’s pain and movement restrictions. Attention to this frequently overlooked aspect can produce some very beneficial results for the patient. The course was developed by Charles Kelly ,PT, and has been presented to physiotherapists and massage therapists.  The main goal of the course is to teach participants techniques that are immediately applicable in their practice.

Registration details coming soon!

Regina, Synergy Physio Clinic

November 1 and 2, 2014


Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

This two-day course will provide an introduction to vestibular rehabilitation for physiotherapy clinicians.

Instructor:  Kregg Ochitwa

Details to follow!

 Saskatoon, North 49 Physiotherapy