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Help patients suffering from spinal stenosis restore mobility and maintain independence!

Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a leading cause of pain, disability and loss of independence in patients over the age of 65. As a result of DLSS, the elderly tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle which negatively affects their quality of life and life expectancy. In the next 15 years, there will be an explosion in the number of people suffering from 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. Impressive program results have been instrumental in securing the funding of two randomized clinical trials at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto. Chiropractors should be the experts and go-to professionals for the non-surgical management of DLSS.

Upon completion of this 6.5 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

Workshop attendees will receive 6.5 CE structured credit hours. Participants who complete the workshop will be listed on  the official website for The Boot Camp Programs. Seats are limited, so register early!

“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 offer hope to patients with spinal stenosis, many of whom who 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: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM; 6.5 CE hours
Location: Four Points by Sheraton London: 1150 Wellington Road South, London ON N6E 1M3
Meeting Room: Bristol C

Maps/Driving Directions:

From East: From Toronto take Highway 401 to Exit 186 (Wellington Road). Turn right on Wellington Road and the hotel is located 0.5 kilometers on the right hand side across from White Oaks Mall.

From West: From Windsor take Highway 401 to Exit 186 (Wellington Road). Turn left on Wellington Road and the hotel is located 0.5 kilometers on the right side across from White Oaks Mall.

From London International Airport: Travel south on Highway 100 to Highway 401 West. Take Exit 186 to Wellington Road and turn right on Wellington Road. Proceed 0.5 kilometers and the hotel is on the right hand side across from White Oaks Mall.

From South: Take Highway 4 North to Highway 401 East. Take Exit 186 (Wellington Road). Travel north for 0.5 kilometers and the hotel is located on the right hand side across from White Oaks Mall.

1150 Wellington Road South, London ON N6E 1M3

Parking: Hotel parking is available for free of charge.

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 in 1999 and his PhD in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto in 2005. 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, Dr. Ammendolia was 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 30 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.

Portable chiropractic beds are needed for the hands on portion of the workshop.  Please let us know if you can bring a portable technique table.


8:30 AM-9:00AMRegistration & Continental Breakfast
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-4:00PMSummary and How to Implement the Program in Your Office



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

Early bird rate (Available until January 18, 2016):

OCA member – $650

Non-member – $750


Regular rate:

OCA member – $750

Non-member – $850