December has been a busy month for the three physiotherapists at South Simcoe Physiotherapy, with all 3 of our therapists working to improve their manual therapy skills in order to continue to provide the highest level of care for all of our patients.

First off, we would like to congratulate Lindsay Pleasance on successfully challenging her “Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy”.  Lindsay has spent the last several years taking courses, constantly preparing for and writing exams, and spending many hours both in the clinic and outside of the clinic honing her skills in order to complete this process.  Lindsay is now eligible to become one of a select group of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) (http://manippt.org/).  Congratulations Lindsay!

Preya has also been working hard the last several months on her own manual therapy training.  She has spent many weekends away from her family taking her “level 3’s” in Hamilton.  These courses are part of an intense training program which include 3 days (per month) of in class learning and practical skills, many hours of independent study and small group practice, which all culminates in an exam on the final day.  Upon completion of her final level 3 course, Preya will be eligible to challenge her “Intermediate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy” bringing her one step closer to also becoming a “Fellow”.

I have been spending one Saturday a month in Guelph for the past several months helping to teach a group of physiotherapists whom are challenging their “Intermediate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy” this spring.  My friend and colleague Steve Guy PT (http://guelphphysiotherapy.com/) asked me to assist him in teaching this course which I graciously accepted.  Not only do I enjoy the challenge of instructing, but this course also forces me to polish up on all of my skills and knowledge, as well as be able to reason through many of the techniques that I use on a regular basis.  The course will continue to run through the winter and into March and prepare these individuals to successfully challenge what will likely be one of the most difficult exams that they will ever have to complete.

All three of our physiotherapists take patient care extremely seriously.  We believe that pursuing further education in Manual Therapy allows us to remain current on both knowledge and techniques, use evidence based treatments, provide focused assessments and treatments, and therefore help our patients achieve their goals efficiently.

Call us today to book your one on one session with one of our manual therapists!

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