Courses by International Instructors

Courses Available:

1) Carlo Wood- Neurodynamic Solutions Upper In Vancouver, Sept 23-24, 2017

2) Jeremy Lewis- The Shoulder Theory and Practice in:

               London, Dec 2-3- 2017

               Toronto, Dec 6-7th, 2017 (mid-week course)

               Vancouver, Dec 9-10- 2017

3) Managing the Complex Musculoskeletal Patient-

 Chad Cook PT, PhD, Eric Hegedus PT, PhD, Alexis Wright PT, PhD

                Vancouver March 3-4th, 2018

1)Dr. Carlo Wood-Neuro-Dynamic Solutions

The Upper Quadrant- $595.00

Vancouver, BC

Sept 23-24th, 2017

Dr. Wood graduated from Fresno State University in 1997 and 1999 with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.In 2007 and 2008, he completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency and Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

In 2011, he graduated from the University of South Australia with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.  Part of his training was spent with the Australian Football League’s Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power Sports Medicine staff.  He was also a sports physiotherapist for the Gaza Eagles Australian Rules Football Club.

In 2012, he began teaching Clinical Neurodynamics for Neurodynamic Solutions.  This is an international group of researchers, teachers and clinicians dedicated to the clinical application of the mechanics and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to each other and are integrated into musculoskeletal function.

In 2014, he completed his Ph.D in Anatomy from the Pathology Department in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University with his dissertation focusing on the histopathology of the nervous system’s contribution to joint pathology.  He was also asked to speak at the First World Congress of Orthopaedics in Xi’an, China on Best Practice in Sports Medicine and Clinical Practice.

In 2016, he became an Adjunct Instructor for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  He also joined United States Olympic Team’s Sports Medicine Program where he treated athletes at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and helped the gold medal winning women’s gymnastics team, men’s gymnastics team and rhythmic gymnastics team on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.  He was also asked to partner with Neuro Tour and Napa Regional Dance Company where he continues to help touring performing artists as well as local dancers.  In 2016 he was asked to return to the World Congress of Orthopaedics in Seoul, South Korea, as the co-chair of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy section to discuss Best Practice in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Wood has taught in doctoral physical therapy and sports medicine programs as an assistant professor, adjunct faculty and clinical instructor.  He continues to consult with doctoral physical therapy programs around the nation for their accreditation.  He currently owns his own practice, Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in Napa Valley, California and is working on his certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the Prague School of Rehabilitation.

These practical hands-on courses take the therapist from the old concepts of neural tension to a new concept of neurodynamics. Shacklock’s neurodynamic concept is presented clearly and methodically and offers the clinician new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems with a neural component. The Shacklock concept helps the therapist select and perform new diagnostic and treatment techniques without provoking symptoms and progresses from the highly restricted patient to the athlete. These are illustrated with practical demonstrations and real-time imaging videos of neural movement techniques, collected exclusively by Michael Shacklock and the Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) faculty.

Key features of the courses include:

  • Lab/practical sessions with demonstrations and practicing of techniques
  • New neural testing and treatment techniques
  • New systematic diagnosis and treatment approach
  • Integration of neural techniques with the musculoskeletal system
  • Systematic progressions from low to high levels of performance
  • Scientifically support with evidence-based research and real-time videos of nerve movement

 Topics Covered:

  1. The concept of neurodynamics
  2. Neurodynamic sequencing
  3. Effect of bilateral neurodynamic testing on neurodynamics – SLR and upper limb neurodynamic tests
  4. Neuropathodynamics – expanding the boundaries and classification of different dysfunctions
  5. Neurodynamic testing – MNT1, MNT2, RNT, UNT, RSNT and sensitisation
  6. Planning the physical examination – how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component. How to sensitise the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems, level 1,2 and type 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d examinations
  7. Diagnosis of neurodynamic tests – differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues, establishing what is normal and abnormal
  8. Classification and diagnosis of specific dysfunctions – sliding dysfunction, tension dysfunction, pathophysiological dysfunction, mechanosensitivity dysfunction, mechanical interface dysfunctions, hyperactivity protective muscle dysfunction, innervated tissue dysfunctions
  9. Method of treatment – system of technique progression, hypersensitivity problems, hidden neural component and sensitised examination
  10. Treatment progressions – cervical nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions, neural tension dysfunction, combined neural tension, and reduced closing dysfunctions (level/type 3c), thoracic outlet syndrome treatment combinations, medial and lateral elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. Neural tension dysfunction, specific neural sliding dysfunctions

Please note: there will be a $35 cancellation fee before Aug 1st, 2017, a $150 fee before Sept 1st, 2017 and a $250 fee after Sept 1st, 2017. There is no refund less than 7 days before the start of the course.

2) Jeremy Lewis- The Shoulder: Theory and Practice

December 2-3, 2017 in London- $675

Toronto 6-7, 2017 in Toronto $660

December 9-10, 2017 in Vancouver-$675

Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australian. He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London ( He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members. He has been acknowledged as one of the 5 most eminent clinicians in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database). Jeremy has a clinical interest in tendon problems including the rotator cuff, biceps and tennis elbow. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for frozen shoulder) as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound) (University of Leeds, UK). Since 1992, Jeremy has taught over 350 shoulder workshops internationally in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Japan, The Azores, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Middle East, Ireland, South Africa, India, extensively throughout Europe and throughout the UK. He has also been invited to present keynote lectures at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain syndromes and lateral epicondylopathy. In addition to his own research he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is an associate editor for the journals; Shoulder & Elbow and, Physiotherapy. He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).

The Course

This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines. Models of shoulder assessment including the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (Lewis JS (2009) British Journal of Sports Medicine) and a new model for staging the continuum of rotator cuff tendinopathy (Lewis JS (2010) British Journal of Sports Medicine) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body.

This course remains a ‘work in progress’ and is continually being updated with the emergence of new research and clinical understanding. As a result, many people have participated on two and some on three occasions. This course will be fun, thought provoking, and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
  2. To develop a comprehensive subjective and physical evaluation strategy for the shoulder that considers local and referred sources of pain and directs the clinician to develop an appropriate management plan.
  3. To develop greater confidence with the physical assessment of the shoulder region and a better understanding of the evidence for the use of the selected assessment techniques.
  4. To gain proficiency in the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure.
  5. To develop a greater understanding and knowledge of various pathologies of the shoulder girdle.
  6. To develop greater competency in the management of patients with a variety of shoulderpathologies including; the acute shoulder, subacromial pain syndrome, rotator cuff, shoulder pain syndromes, and pain referred to the shoulder.
  7. To review the research evidence relating to the influence of posture and muscle imbalance and itsrelationship with shoulder pathology.
  8. To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management ofvarious shoulder conditions, especially rotator cuff and biceps tendinopathy.
  9. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of diagnostic imaging as part of themanagement for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  10. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management formusculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  11. To develop a greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy, hands on therapy and tapingtechniques for the shoulder and evaluation of the efficacy of the techniques, balanced against the evidence base for using these techniques.


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Please note there will be a $35 cancellation fee before Oct 1st, 2017, a $150 fee before Nov 15th, 2017 and a $250 fee after Nov 15th, 2017 until 7 days before the start of the course. There is no refund less than 7 days before the start of the course you are attending.

3) Managing the Complex Musculoskeletal Patient

Chad Cook PT, PhD, Eric Hegedus PT, PhD, Alexis Wright PT, PhD

March 3-4th, 2018- Vancouver

A rare opportunity to learn from 3 leaders in MSK management, research and education in one exciting, interactive learning experience.

Course Description

This active, team-based course is designed to challenge the participant’s ability to synthesize a case presentation and develop an appropriate examination and treatment plan. The course includes 9-12 complex cases and is interspersed with formal learning opportunities (didactic and lab-based). Evidence-based examination and interventional aspects are discussed, with guideline-oriented elements included when available.

Course Objectives

Recognize and apply appropriate diagnostic accuracy measures for use in spot diagnosis (screening), differentiation, and confirmation. Perform the best tests and measures used during diagnosis and prognosis. Integrate appropriate exercise based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Integrate appropriate manual therapy based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Recognize current gaps in the literature and discuss options for care to fill the gaps

Teaching Methodology

The primary instructional method involves team-based learning. Teams will group together and determine the best examination and interventional options. Multidisciplinary care options are always considered for each case. Brief ‘rapid fire’ lectures are used to enhance learning opportunities, depending the results from the cases.

Course Schedule

Note: Lecture and Lab will be interspersed throughout the 2 days. Dress for an upper and lower quarter lab course.

Who should attend?

Allied health professionals working in the management of musculo-skeletal impairments. The course is specifically targeted to clinicians who have successfully treated many of their patients but are still struggling to help that sub-population of challenging cases. Experienced clinicians wishing to re-invigorate their practices with fresh concepts in patient management will find this program stimulating and add significantly to the team learning experience.

Fees: $850.00 CND