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Virtual Educational Conference for Charity

March 27-28, 2021.

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The B3 Virtual Educational Conference will be delivered over Zoom. 

 

All you need is a reliable internet connection, a computer, or smartphone, or tablet.

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Presenter Schedule

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Saturday March 27

10:00 am - 11:15 am EST

SHARED DECISION-MAKING IN THE THERAPEUTIC SETTING

Education in manual therapies tends toward building knowledge and deeper understanding; however, it moves away from empowerment and respect of patient values and expectations. While seemingly in conflict with most current intervention models, allowing shared decision-making (SDM) better equalizes the three basic tenets of the evidence-based model. Learn how incorporating SDM into your clinical practice can benefit your patients, as well as yourself.

 

Presenter: Walt Fritz PT

Walt Fritz is a physical therapist from Upstate New York. Since beginning work as an educator in the myofascial release (MFR) field in the mid-1990s, he has more recently developed his unique take on manual therapy. This approach attempts to move the bar from singular tissue-specific models into a multifactorial narrative; one leaning heavily on biopsychosocial influences. While still practicing and educating from a style of work often seen as an MFR-based approach, problems with internal validation of MFR’s claims led Walt to generalize the descriptor of his work into manual therapy. Using a model of evaluation and intervention that leans more strongly on shared decision-making, the principles can be applied to the spectrum of manual therapy and massage models. Walt teaches internationally to massage therapists, physiotherapists, and speech-language pathologists through his Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminars, www.WaltFritz.com, and sees patients in the Rochester, NY area.

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Saturday March 27

11:30 am - 12:45 pm EST

TAKING RISKS AND FINDING OPPORTUNITIES AS A DUAL-REGISTERED HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Dylan will be talking about what it's been like working as a dual-registrant health care practitioner and how she found opportunities through social media and networking to grow her practice and get her name out there in the massage world

 

Presenter: Dylan Crake RMT, RKin

Dylan Crake is a Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist working out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics and went on to do her M.Sc in the same area. After finishing her Master's and realizing research wasn't her thing, she decided to work in a clinic setting as a Kinesiologist and fell in love with helping people feel better. However, as a life-long learner and the need to help her client's even more, she decided to go back to school one more time but for Massage Therapy at Algonquin College. After a year and a half working as a RMT and 5 years working as a RKIN, she has an interesting background that allows her to treat her clients through both movement and touch.

Saturday March 27

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH PRESENTERS, Q&A SESSION

Saturday March 27

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

IS THE PELVIC FLOOR THE MISSING LINK TO EXPLAIN LOW BACK PAIN?

Recent studies show that more than 95% of women with low back pain have pelvic floor dysfunction as well. It is estimated that pelvic floor dysfunction is also prevalent among men and non-binary people experiencing low back pain, but the link has not yet been studied due to the underreporting of symptoms and the sensitive nature of pelvic floor concerns.

Pelvic floor dysfunction and low back pain are often associated because of how the pelvis is a key support for the lower back. When the pelvic floor muscles are not appropriately strengthened (too weak or too tight) or become harder to control, the lower back muscles are not getting the proper support that they need.

How can we properly assess and treat low back pain? I can show you the tools in the standing and supine assessment to come up with a treatment plan with results, instead of simply treating the symptoms....chasing the pain. 

 

Presenter: Terra Nicolle  RMT, M.OMSc

Terra has been in the health & wellness industry for over 30 years, she started in fitness and continued into nutrition and lifestyle coaching. She is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner who specializes in Pelvic Floor work. She has worked in Africa educating midwives and physios in pelvic floor health. Her unique teaching style and vast knowledge brings passion to a subject just now being explored! Terra is also a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist and in this time of COVID-19 would like to assist all of you in balancing your nervous systems and creating a peaceful state of co-regulation within you to support yourself and those around you. Looking forward to seeing you all at the event!

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Saturday March 27

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST

 WHAT'S TRUE AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Current research findings have prompted major paradigm shift in the Massage Therapy world. These paradigm shifts bring up critical questions for practitioners such as:

  • How current pain science models may change our treatment approaches?

  • What is the role of fascia and can we affect it with manual therapy?

  • What is happening physiologically with our treatment techniques?

In this presentation, Whitney will explore many of the current topics that Massage Therapists grapple with when trying to understand how best to incorporate new research findings into clinical practice to best help their clients.

 

Presenter: Whitney Lowe LMT

Whitney Lowe is a recognized authority on pain and injury treatment with massage therapy. His contributions to the massage field are wide-ranging and include professional publications, teaching, clinical work, consulting, and participation in national boards and committees. He is the author of the books, Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique, which are used in training programs and schools nationally and internationally. He has also been a contributing author to several  other books. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and has been a regular featured author in publications such as Massage & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, Massage Today and The Journal of Soft-Tissue Manipulation. 

Saturday March 27

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH PRESENTERS, Q&A SESSION

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Sunday March 28 

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EST

LIGAMENTOUS ARTICULAR STRAIN TECHNIQUE FOR THE SHOULDER

This will be a combination of lecture and practical application information.

Attdendees are encouraged to have a partner to practice on during the presentation.

Therapists will be educated on the current understanding of why joint tissue injuies are considered neuro psycho physiological conditions. Robert will review basic shoulder anatomy, neurological innervations of joint tissues, ligamentous pain referral patterns of the shoulder, general principles of treatment, basic pain science considerations, and some basic Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques to improve shoulder function immendiately.

 

Presenter: Robert Libbey RMT

Robert is an international Instructor of Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques and best-selling Author of Ligament Pain Referral Patterns.

Robert has been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for over twenty-six years and an educator and trainer for over twenty years. His desire is to provide evidence informed research that will enhance therapists’ and clinicians’ capacity to improve their patients’ quality of life.
 

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Sunday March 28 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST

CLINICAL PAIN SCIENCE FOR RMTs

This presentation will introduce some key principles on the current science of pain and biopsychosocial influences relevant to RMT practice. The objective is to help attendees re-conceptualize pain and the role of massage therapy in the treatment and management for those experiencing either acute or chronic pain.

 

 Presenter: Eric Purves MSc, RMT 

Eric has been an RMT since 2006. Eric has been part of the education faculty at PainBC since 2016 where he teaches courses on chronic pain management. He frequently instructs courses across North America for health care providers on clinical applications of pain science, the role of manual therapy in healthcare, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation principles.
Eric’s graduate studies at the University of British Columbia focused on the application of research evidence into healthcare practice.  Eric's presented his research at conferences and has had articles published in various massage therapy journals.

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Sunday March 28 

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST

WHAT DO ALL PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM PATIENTS NEED FROM THEIR MASSAGE THERAPIST: COVID-19 EDITION

It is clear that the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us. I have witnessed firsthand the impact on my niche market who are pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns. In a world where there often isn’t enough support for this group in various ways, our massage treatment rooms are truly a sanctuary for healing and recovery and are needed now more than you may realize. With mental health on the rise postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis is also. There is limited ability for parents to lean on their social networks and community services at a time when they are most vulnerable.

 

Presenter: Michelle Francis-Smith RMT, Doula

Michelle is a mother, best selling author, mentor, teacher, doula, and Registered Massage Therapist who has been practicing massage therapy since 2001. This 1999 graduate of the University of Toronto has served as a Massage Therapy Educator and Coordinator at Centennial College and Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and served as the Principal of The International Medical Massage Therapy Institute in India. Currently she has joined the Faculty of Massage Therapy at Durham College. She is living proof that there are no limits to the impact you can have. Her passion is for treating perinatal patients with a focus in pregnancy, postpartum and for infants. So much so that Michelle Co-founded Perinatal Massage Therapy Education which provides comprehensive continuing education for massage therapists. Since the pandemic Michelle has pivoted into the next phase of her career publishing her Anthology “You Have So Much Potential: Inspiring Generational Healing & Transformation” a collection of stories of resilience, hope and purpose, from herself and 30 Health Professionals, told from a heart centered place.  Incorporating her teaching, coaching and birth preparation and support skills, Michelle has created an online 10 week program for pregnant women expecting a baby with special needs called the FLOW Birth And Beyond Method, set to release in early 2021.  

Sunday March 28

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH PRESENTERS, Q&A SESSION

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