Welcome to my resources page.  The organizations on this page and their products and services are my personal recommendations for the devoted clinician who serves those dealing with musculoskeletal disorders.  I have been fortunate over my career to be exposed to a wide spectrum of clinical approaches, patient exercise and education tools, patient outcome platforms, and therapy product distributors.  One could certainly go a number of different directions to obtain what they need to function as a clinician, but these are some of the most helpful resources that I have experienced as the best of the best.  

 

I have obtained an affiliate relationship with some of these companies and therefore may receive a small commission upon your purchase.  I don't promote these products because of the affiliate relationship but rather because these products and services have shown to be most helpful and beneficial in my experience.  I have, on your behalf, secured special rates and offers for you in some instances.  If you chose to purchase through my affiliate offers, you can be confident that you'll have a good experience, and, in addition, you'll indirectly be supporting the continuation of more great content from MCF!

 

IMC is a healthcare delivery company designed to standardize and quality assure MDT trained clinicians to supply a market demand for superior musculoskeletal care. IMC is seeking to partner with MDT trained clinicians to join their growing network of highly advanced and quality assured providers.  Not certified yet?  No trouble - they’ll help you get there too!  I can personally attest to the initial certification process. Just the training alone is well worth the time and effort and it’s at no charge to you. To find out more and to let them know of your interest, email Nick Belles, their VP of operations at info@imcpt.com and be sure to mention you heard of the opportunity from the Mechanical Care Forum.

 

A World of Hurt:  A Guide to Classifying Pain. 

  Patient Education and Exercise Prescription  Course Description:  This two-day course focuses on information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Central Nervous System (CNS) Pain Mechanisms. The course teaches how to classify CNS pain mechanisms into Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic. Incorporating the scientific literature and strategies for when to utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches. This course will highlight specific interventions of patient pain science education approaches, specific gradual exposure functional exercise prescriptions and CNS sensorimotor retraining. Outlining principles from Chapter Six Central Sensitivity, Seven Affective & Eight Motor / Autonomic of “A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain”, pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify CNS pain mechanisms utilizing subjective / objective characteristics, psychometric measures, outcome measures, CNS sensory and motor evaluations. This course will present a patient readiness questionnaire, MI, ACT, and CBT strategies for each CNS pain mechanism. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will assist the application of pain classification principles by understanding the importance of the “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse CNS pain mechanisms.  Location   Fyzical - Naperville  Naperville, Illinois USA   Discount Code for 10% off: FYZ10   Dates:  November 17-18, 2018   To find out more about the WoH course in  Naperville    click here  !    ——————————————————————————————————     A Guide to Classifying Pain, An Overview Course  Course Description:  This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management. Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.  Location:   Amy Fletcher Physical Therapy and Consulting  Albuquerque, New Mexico USA   Discount Code for 10% off: WOHMCF2018    Dates:   December 1-2, 2018  To find out more about the WoH course in  Albuquerue   click here !

Patient Education and Exercise Prescription
Course Description:

This two-day course focuses on information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Central Nervous System (CNS) Pain Mechanisms. The course teaches how to classify CNS pain mechanisms into Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor / Autonomic. Incorporating the scientific literature and strategies for when to utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches. This course will highlight specific interventions of patient pain science education approaches, specific gradual exposure functional exercise prescriptions and CNS sensorimotor retraining. Outlining principles from Chapter Six Central Sensitivity, Seven Affective & Eight Motor / Autonomic of “A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain”, pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify CNS pain mechanisms utilizing subjective / objective characteristics, psychometric measures, outcome measures, CNS sensory and motor evaluations. This course will present a patient readiness questionnaire, MI, ACT, and CBT strategies for each CNS pain mechanism. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will assist the application of pain classification principles by understanding the importance of the “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse CNS pain mechanisms.

Location

Fyzical - Naperville
Naperville, Illinois USA

Discount Code for 10% off: FYZ10

Dates:
November 17-18, 2018

To find out more about the WoH course in Naperville click here!

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A Guide to Classifying Pain, An Overview Course
Course Description:

This two-day overview course covers information critical to the assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. Participants will learn how to assess and diagnosis pain mechanisms as it relates to the dominant peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms. A Pain Mechanism Classification System (PMCS) will be introduced, discussed, and applied to multiple pain paper/video case studies and/or live patient demonstrations. Peripheral Nervous system (PNS) neurodynamic evaluation and treatment will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanisms including spasticity management. Central Nervous System (CNS) sensory and motor evaluation tests, patient rated outcome measures, psychometrics tools, and treatment strategies will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced for all CNS pain mechanisms.

Location:

Amy Fletcher Physical Therapy and Consulting
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Discount Code for 10% off: WOHMCF2018

Dates:
December 1-2, 2018

To find out more about the WoH course in Albuquerue click here!

 
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THE MCKENZIE INSTITUTE, USA

The sanctioned provider of training and certification in the McKenzie Method® of MDT, a scientifically proven assessment process that will identify the best treatment solution for back, neck and extremity problems.

 
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DYNAMIC DISC DESIGNS

Handcrafted models with unparalleled anatomical detail designed for chiropractors, osteopaths, spine surgeons, and physiotherapists. Our dynamic models show movement and compression allowing the spine professional to demonstrate the causes of back pain. They show a multitude of spinal conditions including disc bulge, disc herniation, dynamic disc height loss in all six degrees of freedom. The models improve patient outcomes through building an understanding of which movements stress elements of the spine. Our anatomical lumbar models are dynamic in nature to show annular disruption in the case of an overload in flexion, for example. These models connect a patient’s low back pain with their own anatomy to reduce fears and find mechanical solutions.  I am an affiliate and I will earn a small commission upon your purchase.

 
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MCKENZIE GLOBAL LTD


McKenzie Global Ltd publishes Robin McKenzie's books for the back and neck pain patient as well as textbooks for the health care professional. 

In 1980 Robin McKenzie founded a publishing company to publish his works after no other publisher would take on his idea for Treat Your Own Back. More than 25 years later, his McKenzie Method books have been translated into almost 20 languages and have sold millions of copies all over the world. 

McKenzie Global Ltd  also oversees the worldwide manufacturing and distribution of The Original McKenzie® products, a high quality range of spinal supports. The proceeds of these supports are donated to further research, development and education in the treatment of mechanical spinal disorders.

 
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FOCUS ON THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES

Learn how easy it is to collect outcomes with the FOTO Outcomes Management System!  See the patient assessment & reports that enable you to start proving value to patients, payers and referral sources

 
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OPTP

OPTP (Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products) is a leading provider of innovative physical therapy, fitness and wellness products, including exclusive tools and publications developed by renowned experts. For nearly 40 years, we’ve built a worldwide reputation for providing quality products and exceptional customer service.

Whether you are a physical therapist, rehabilitation practitioner, athletic trainer, personal trainer or are just interested in improving your own health, OPTP has the products and publications to help you.