Upcoming Events

Referral Relationships: Chiropractors & Midwives (Rebroadcast)

This webinar will highlight the prevalence of MSK conditions related to pregnancy and scope of practice for midwives in Ontario. Drs. Mickeler and Weis will lead a discussion about how midwives and chiropractors can work together to support prenatal and postnatal women, and how you can set up referral relationships with midwives. Speakers CJ Blennerhassett and Drs. Sarah Mickeler and Carol Ann Weis Original Broadcast June 14, 2017 Watch Webinar Additional Resources Collaboration and Referral Resource [...]

Advanced Modalities

In this webinar there will be a quick overview of the most common advanced modalities available to practitioners. These include spinal decompression, laser, shockwave and upcoming TECAR and Electromagnetic therapies. The webinar will also include personal experiences, main manufacturers and pricing of these modalities should you choose one. Speakers Dr. Nima Pardisnia, DC, FCCPOR Watch the Webinar Downloads Advance Modalities in Practice - Presentation Slides

The Right Treatment for the Right Patient: How to Tailor Treatment to Significantly Improve Outcomes in Low Back Pain

Not all low back pain is alike, yet many practitioners use the same treatment approach for their low back pain patients. In this presentation, we will describe how to classify low back pain patients into distinct subgroups and match them with these subgroups with specific treatment approaches. Tailoring treatment based on key history and physical exam findings can significantly improve patient outcomes. Speaker Dr. Carlo Ammendolia (DC, PhD) Original Broadcast November 4, 2020 Watch Webinar [...]

Preventing Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain

Through understanding the mechanisms or actions that may create or predispose a person to chronification, we have an opportunity to be a solution rather than a potential cause of transition from acute to persistent (chronic) pain. We will explore some actionable steps we can take in our daily practice to reduce the chance a person who seeks our care falls into the persistent pain cycle and also how to help those who are already there, [...]

Expanding our Chronic Pain Comfort Zone

Our understanding of chronic pain has significantly evolved in recent decades via a combination of high-quality, multi-disciplinary research and real-world clinical experience. This unprecedented progress has enhanced our fundamental understanding of how chronic pain develops and proliferates and how clinicians can recognize and effectively manage it for their patients. This informative session will summarize years of pain research and help you integrate important pain neuroscience concepts into your patient care. Speaker: Dr. Shawn Thistle, RRS Education Original [...]

OCA Advance Presents: Patient Care for People Living with Dementia

There are 564,000 Canadians living with dementia. It’s important for every practitioner to know best practices for caring for these patients. Join the OCA and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to learn: • What Dementia is • How to recognize signs and symptoms • The effects of movement/physical activity on cognition and general well-being • Communication tips and best practice strategies • How to support people to live well with dementia • Training and education [...]

OCA Advance Presents: Non-Operative Management of Sciatica

Learn about the etiology, pathophysiology and burden of sciatica, in addition to key features of diagnosis and differential diagnosis, as well as the common treatments for sciatica and the evidence behind them. The sciatica boot camp program will also be discussed. Speaker SpineMobility Original Broadcast June 6, 2018 Watch the Webinar

Arthritis Refresh

As part of our ‘Circle It’ Arthritis Campaign, the OCA is excited to present a refresher on arthritis. In this webinar, Dr. Amy Brown will review the types of arthritis, their prevalence, how they are diagnosed, as well as examine the current clinical practice guidelines for arthritis. Specific management recommendations for conditions such as spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee will be discussed. A high-level overview of chronic pain management with [...]

OCA Advance Presents: Chronic Pain in Older Adults – Comprehensive Assessment and Management

Managing chronic pain in older adults can be challenging, with multiple pain sites, comorbidities, cognitive decline and polypharmacy. In this webinar, Dr. Carlo Ammendolia will outline an extensive, practical approach to assessing and managing the expanding problem of chronic pain in older adults. Speaker Carlo Ammendolia D.C., Ph.D - SpineMobility Original Broadcast December 4, 2019 Watch the Webinar

Don’t Miss The Disc!

Lumbar disc herniations are a common presentation in our practices. However, the presentation and symptom patterns can be challenging to recognize as they don't always look like the stereotypical radiculopathy. Become better at recognizing and diagnosing lumbar disc herniations and radiculopathies. Know when to continue with conservative care, co-manage with a physician, and initiate advanced imaging and surgical consult. Presenter: Dr. Tracy Kish (co-owner, Westwood Health) Watch the Webinar Additional Resources Don't Miss the Disc [...]