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September 2019

MOVE (Mobility Opportunity through Education/Experience)

September 6 - September 7
Queen Alexandra Centre, 2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, BC Canada
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$425

Basic Provider Training Presenter: Julie Sues-Delaney A two-day comprehensive, certificated program for parents, professional, and support providers teaching individuals with disabilities in schools, adult care facilities and homes. MOVE provides opportunities for individuals to increase mobility skills in sitting, standing, walking, and transitioning while participating in activities of daily living. Participants will learn the: • Purpose, principles, and philosophy behind the MOVE Program • Six steps of MOVE • Importance of using the Top-Down Motor Milestone Test (TDMMT) and data…

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REE Rehab Equipment Expo Assistive Technology Showcase

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road
Richmond, B.C. V7C 0A2 Canada
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$2.00

EDUCATION SCHEDULE WHAT THE MEPP?                                                                                                                                                 10:00 to 10:30am Jill Longhurst (PT) and Kevin Waldorf (OT) are the Regional Educators for Physio and Occupational Therapy for Vancouver Coastal Health. Part of the Professional Practice team, they provide support to clinicians and students, and are involved with regional education initiatives. In this presentation, they will provide a review of the new provincial Medical Equipment Provision Program (MEPP), including participating vendors (the Canadian Red Cross as primary vendor and seven additional…

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Vickie Meade Therapy Presents: Partners In Movement Top 10 Top Ten Strategies for Partnering with families across lifespans

September 12 @ 8:30 am - September 13 @ 4:30 pm PDT
South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC) 9001 – 10th Street, Dawson Creek BC V1G 4T1, 9001 – 10th Street,
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T1 Canada
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$300.00

Hosted by South Peace Child Development Centre Interest in attending must be expressed by June 12th 2019. Therapists begin a partnership on their first visit with a new family, whatever the age. This partnership is honed through asking the right questions, listening for ‘I can do this’, and creating doable strategies together. Solutions will integrate the relevant kinesiological thinking to select movements that can be part of a families’ typical day. Anticipatory guidance will illustrate these practical strategies. The participants…

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October 2019

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) – Level 1

October 3 @ 8:30 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm PDT
Plaza 154, 107-32868 Ventura Ave, 107 - 32868 Ventura Ave.
Abbotsford, BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada
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$500.00

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. Who should attend? This workshop is appropriate for all members of the educational team…

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DYNAMIC CORE FOR KIDS Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 4:30 pm PDT
Sandman Hotel, 32720 Simon Avenue
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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$650

Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental DCD, hypotonia. Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment. October 18 & 19, 2019. 8:30am-4:30pm Sandman Hotel, 32720 Simon Ave. Abbotsford. See brochure here. For more information contact Nicole Misura…

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November 2019

HINE Training Seminar

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
BC Centre for Ability, 2805 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5H9 Canada
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Free

The BC Centre for Ability is proud to host this 1 Day seminar to train physiotherapist working in early intervention settings in the use of this ground breaking assessment. The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a feasible and validated assessment useful for early identification of cerebral palsy (CP). The International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Early Accurate Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy recommends the use of the HINE, particularly in situations where the most predictive tools (general movements and MRI)…

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MOVE Mobility Opportunity (Via Education/Experience) Basic Provider Training

November 22 @ 8:30 am - November 23 @ 3:30 pm PST
Queen Alexandra Centre, 2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, BC Canada
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425$

A two-day comprehensive, certificated program for parents, professional, and support providers teaching individuals with disabilities in schools, adult care facilities and homes. MOVE provides opportunities for individuals to increase mobility skills in sitting, standing, walking, and transitioning while participating in activities of daily living. Participants will learn the: • Purpose, principles, and philosophy behind the MOVE Program • Six steps of MOVE • Importance of using the Top-Down Motor Milestone Test (TDMMT) and data collection • Benefit of using equipment…

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Hip Surveillance Webinar

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Free

  The Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy is now 3 years old!  We’d like to provide therapists with an update on the program, current work being done to improve enrollment, and answer your questions.  Please join us on November 22, 2019 from 12-1pm for a free webinar. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/454052845 Join the conference call: Teleconference for audio: 604-899-2339 or 1.877.385.4099 Participant Code: 5385252# New to GoToMeeting?…

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Splinting Practice Group

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
BC Childrens Hospital, Occupational Therapy Outpatient Department Ambulatory Care Building K1-200 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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$20

TOPIC:  In this session we will discuss and practice techniques for splinting of the hand and wrist. We will review basic anatomy of the hand, basic splinting principles, and design options for both thermoplastic and neoprene splints to consider in meeting the unique needs of individual patients. Bring your questions and clinical cases for discussion. You will have the opportunity to mold a wrist or resting hand splint, with therapists experienced in splinting on hand to help. COST:  Please bring…

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