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AMP Knowledge Project – Cervicothoracic Disorders PRINCE GEORGE

November 30 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

This course will be simultaneously hosted in both Prince George and Vancouver. The in-person weekend session (November 30/December 1, 2024) will be teleconferenced and run simultaneously with the Vancouver location. An expert instructor will be on-site at both locations and instructors will share lecturing responsibilities using teleconference technology. Hands-on activities will be facilitated by the on-site instructor at each location.

There will be some pre-viewing content that will be shared with you prior to the course to ensure that the weekend can be spent on more practical aspects of the course content and to allow deeper conversations and questions.

Course Description:

The goal of this course is for you to successfully learn and transfer evidence into your clinical practice. This sounds easy, but it takes deliberate intention to do it successfully. Most weekend courses do not achieve a material change in practice. The short time frame and the lack of opportunity to practice new skills and knowledge in a clinical setting does not facilitate consolidation. That’s why we’ve re-structured a weekend course to take place over the timespan of a few weeks with structured reflection, prompting, high frequency touch points, and a chance to again and again engage with the material and transfer it to your clinical practice while being supported by course facilitators.

We guarantee that this course will enhance your practice.

This blended online and in-person course will focus on improving clinician ability to treat patients presenting with cervico-thoracic disorders. You will learn select high yield manual therapy skills, supported by evidence, that you will use on a regular basis. More importantly, you will develop skills that will enable you to stage and classify patients to specific interventions and progress them through an exercise based rehabilitation program that builds self-efficacy and resiliency. This course will also develop your communication and listening strategies. You will gain skills to build therapeutic alliance with patients which will maximize both patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

● Rule out serious conditions in the cervical spine.

● Classify cervicothoracic patients to specific treatment groups and effectively stage patient recovery.

● Apply selected thrust and non thrust manual therapy interventions proficiently.

● Understand how to effectively prescribe and progress an exercise program for a patient presenting with cervicothoracic pain.

● Demonstrate communication and listening skills that will enable the clinician to establish a strong therapeutic partnership with the client.

● Have adopted more than 3 habits to support reflective practice and continuous growth.

** Please bring your own clipboard and water bottle.


About the Instructor:

Curtis Tait

Curtis has a bottomless appetite for food, exercise, learning and growing professionally. To this end he has taken courses in manual and manipulative therapy, IMS/dry needling, vestibular and neurological rehabilitation, as well as chronic pain seminars.

Having worked in private practice, pain management, head injury programs, and in neuro-rehabilitation, Curtis works with all types of clients. Sports injuries, chronic pain conditions, vestibular, neurological and concussion presentations are all within Curtis’ area of expertise.

When not engrossed in the latest BJSM publication, Curtis loves spending time with his family and friends travelling around BC and the west coast finding adventures involving the beach and mountains. Having grown-up in northern BC and the Yukon he relishes any chance to play in the snow, and has maintained a love for board sports, basketball, rock climbing, CrossFit and anything involving creative movement.


November 30 @ 8:00 am
December 1 @ 5:00 pm