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Help patients living with spinal stenosis restore mobility and maintain independence!

Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a leading cause of pain, disability and loss of independence in individuals over the age of 65. Older adults with DLSS tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle, which further negatively affects their quality of life and life expectancy. In the next 15 years, there will be an explosion in the number of people living with DLSS due to the aging population.

The Boot Camp Program for Spinal Stenosis© is an evidenced-based, non-surgical approach developed at Mount Sinai Hospital by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia. In two recent randomized controlled trials, participants enrolled in Boot Camp Program for DLSS demonstrated large and sustained improvements in walking ability, overall function and pain. Recent clinical practice Guidelines have endorsed the Boot Camp approach as a first line treatment for DLSS. Chiropractors should be the experts and go-to professionals for the non-surgical management of DLSS.

Workshop attendees will receive 7 CE structured credit hours. Participants who complete the workshop will be listed on – the official website for The Boot Camp Programs.

For more information see this Spine Mobility Fact Sheet.


8:30 AM-9:00AMRegistration
9:00 AM-11:00AMDidactic presentation – What you need to know about DLSS
11:10AM-12:30PMIntroduction to Manual Therapy Technique – Demonstration, Rationale and Hands-On Practice
1:00PM-2:00PMManual Therapy Techniques – Hands-On Practice 
2:10PM-3:30PMIntroduction to Patient Exercises – Demonstration/Hands-On  Practice
3:30PM-4:30PMSummary and How to Implement the Program in Your Office

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this 7 hour certification, learners will be able to:

  • Educate patients on DLSS which will result in better self-management of the condition
  • Understand current research findings on DLSS
  • Implement a new step by step technique to treat patients with DLSS on Monday morning
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to become an expert in the non-surgical management of DLSS

“I recently attended a Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp presented by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia. I found it to be a very informative, practical and pragmatic workshop dealing with patients with this very challenging disorder. Dr. Ammendolia has taken over 32 years of practice experience combined with specific research and clinical trials to give a hands-on approach that makes sense and more importantly that works….and it is supported by sound evidence. He has packaged the approach in a systematic and organized manner that can be integrated into any chiropractic office. I would highly recommend this workshop to any clinician who wants to be able to offer hope to patients with spinal stenosis, many of whom have failed all other approaches.”- Jeff Balon BSc., DC, MD, CCFP.

“Dr. Ammendolia’s Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp is a complete, effective and practical program that I have been using to help my patient’s suffering from stenosis.” – Dr. Bryan Wolfe, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1985.


Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM; 7 CE hours
Location:  CMCC – 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M2H 3J1
Meeting Room: CMCC Technique Labs

Maximum of 60 participants.

Parking Onsite: Parking is available on the lower parking lot at a flat rate of $5 per vehicle.

Pay station at lot entrance accepts all major credit cards or cash payable at the machine in the building’s main lobby. Registrants to drive down to the lower level grab a ticket from the machine; display it on the dashboard. Pay a flat rate of $5.00 upon exit. Parking is available from 7 am- 7 pm.

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(includes a lumbar spinal stenosis kit – $90 value)

Pricing CategoryEarly Bird                       Regular
(Ends Dec. 31, 2022)
OCA Member$550                                      $650
OCA New Graduate Member
(Class of 2018 – Class of 2022)
$350                                       $450
OCA Student Member
(Year 3 & 4)
$350                                       $450
Non-Member$600                                       $700



Registration in now closed

Questions? Contact Ben Xafflorey at

Instructor: Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PHD

Dr. Carlo Ammendolia is the Director of the Chiropractic Spine Clinic and the Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital. He received his MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and his PhD in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ammendolia is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Work and Health. In 2012 and 2017, Dr. Ammendolia was the recipient of the Professorship in Spine Award from the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine. He has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and now combines clinical practice and research in the area of non-operative treatment of mechanical, degenerative and inflammatory spinal disorders with a special interest in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. In 2021, Dr Ammendolia was given the distinction as “world expert in spinal stenosis” based on his publication in the past 10 years.