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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.

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!


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

Early bird rate (Available until May 26, 2017):

OCA member – $650 (+HST)


Regular rate:

OCA member – $750 (+HST)

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Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM; 6.5 CE hours
Location:  Brock University – 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1
Meeting Room: Pond Inlet (J-block of Mackenzie Chown Complex)

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Parking Onsite: $8 per day
Parking Lot: Lot E  (Reserved for OCA)
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Parking Lot OCA

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.