This 2 day course focuses on the latest evidence and relevant science behind how chiropractic manipulative therapy, manual techniques, movement and exercise interventions exert their effects on the musculoskeletal system and influence the pain experience and behavioural change. The focus is on assisting the chiropractor’s use of manual and movement interventions in a manner that is consistent with the evidence and theories of how biopsychosocial factors can impact pain and its related disability.
This course teaches how to modify traditional chiropractic and manual therapy practice to improve treatment outcomes and obtain more consistent results with complex pain and health conditions. There is an emphasis on how to use a biopsychosocial framework in practice.
- Conducting a biopsychosocial interview. Understanding the person’s lived experience and determining clinical targets for treatment.
- Assessment: Validity and use of orthopaedic and special tests
- Treatment: Hands on, movement/exercise prescription and patient pain science education
- Understanding the role of biomechanics and tissue health with a patient’s pain experience
- Understanding the importance of psychosocial factors and how to use educational strategies, movement and manual techniques to influence those factors
- Appreciate the complexities of pain from a biopsychosocial perspective
- Understanding of new evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance their practice, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress
This will be a fun, informative and highly interactive weekend where the chiropractor will learn valuable knowledge and skills to advance their practice.
Discussion, observation, case studies, practical applications, small group and partner work will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.
About the instructor
Dr Richard McIlmoyle is the co-owner of a 13 practitioner multidisciplinary healthcare clinic with a primary focus on using evidence-based strategies and incorporating a biopsychosocial approach for the treatment of acute and persistent pain problems. He has been a practicing chiropractor for over 18 years, and has completed many chiropractic post-graduate continuing education courses including multiple levels of ART and DNS. Most recently he has completed his post graduate certificate in pain management through the University of Alberta.
Dr McIlmoyle is an associate faculty member and collaborated in the development of the PainBC program for chiropractors. Was a presenter at the BCCA AGM in Kelowna 2017. He has also instructed CNS Neurology courses for the past 16 years at WCCMT in Victoria, BC.
Dates and Location
March 30-31, 2019
818 Broughton St, Victoria, BC
Full refunds available 6 weeks before course. 50% refund given at 4 weeks, no refunds issued less than 4 weeks