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Bringing Evidence to Practice: Treating Osteoarthritis

Course Description
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common and disabling conditions. The older humans get, the more likely they are to develop OA. A diagnosis of OA is not uncommon and there are many evidence-based protocols patients can follow to maintain a healthy joint and to have an active lifestyle. Current research suggests that OA is no longer purely a wear and tear disease of the joint. This understanding provides a more encompassing understanding of OA and gives RMTs some guidelines to follow to maximize treatment and management outcomes. In this 3 hour presentation, attendees will learn how to follow an evidence-based framework for clients who suffer with pain and disability related to OA to achieve better outcomes using a combination of hands-on interventions and exercise guidance.

Eric is a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His clinical and educational focus is on the application of research evidence to inform best practices for the treatment and management of persistent pain and musculoskeletal concerns. He has been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016 and he also runs his own online and in-person continuing education company. He has been fortunate enough to travel the world teaching courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for massage, manual and movement therapists. In 2019 he received his master of rehabilitation science through UBC.  His graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence-based strategies to enhance the utilization of research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.

Cancellations made prior to one month before to the course start date receive a full refund. Cancellations made between one month and two-weeks before the course start date receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given for cancellations from two weeks prior to the course onwards. Extenuating circumstances will always be considered. Please note, last minute cancellations are subject to a 10% administration fee on the cost of the course.

3 Core Credits

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