Start date
01 December, 2017
End date
03 December, 2017

The Shoulder – Victoria 2017

An Integrated Approach to Manual Therapy and Rehab

With Michael Maxwell, BHK, DC

About the Presenter

Dr. Maxwell sees patients for acute injuries and chronic or degenerative conditions. He has a special interest and knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports and athletic injuries, including and movement-based care for optimal health and performance. Dr. Maxwell is not your average Chiropractor. He has hosted well over 175 continuing education courses through his continuing education company Somatic Senses, which he founded in 2002 to facilitate cutting edge and world leading continuing education for Manual Therapy and Rehab practitioners including Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists, etc. Through his consistent and exceptional exposure to some of the worlds most recognized clinicians and educators Dr. Maxwell has become a leader in the continuing education of Chiropractors and rehabilitation practitioners alike. He has served as an assistant instructor for courses related to the treatment and rehabilitation of the: low back, neck, TMJ, lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle, foot), and shoulder. He has presented in Canada and the Unites States on injury prevention, rehabilitation and manual therapy of the shoulder girdle, and human movement.

Michael currently works with a variety of patients including recreational and elite athletes and the non-athlete looking for short and long term strategies to pain resolution and improved function.

His treatment approach includes a variety of treatment "tools" including:

·       Soft tissue therapies such as: Active Release Technique, Functional Range Release, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue Massage

·       Joint manipulation (CMT), graded mobilizations, MWM, etc

·       Pain Neuroscence

·       Exercise rehabilitation and corrective exercise: Dr. Maxwell has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and medical exercise. He is NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting certified and spent 10 years in the trenches as a strength and conditioning coach, medical exercise specialist, and Kinesiologist, before he became a Chiropractor in 2007.

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimally manage common conditions of the shoulder girdle in clinical practice through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and an emphasis on hands on application.

Course Objectives / Outline:

·       The current literature pertaining to the anatomy, biomechanics, injury mechanisms, and pathologies of the shoulder girdle

·       The rehab continuum - the fundamentals of rehabilitation and the application to the evaluation and management of the shoulder

·       The developmental model - mobility, stability and movement pattern retraining from a developmental perspective

·       Functional assessment of the shoulder girdle

·       The role of orthopedic / provocative testing in the management of shoulder pathology, how to differentiate between treating functional and structural pathology, and how to formulate a management strategy for both

·       Understand how to integrate manual therapy and rehab into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes and restore optimum function

Course Outline

Day One (Friday Evening)

2:00 - 2:30 Introduction

2:30 - 4:30pm Anatomy, Biomechanics, Injury Mechanisms and an Update on Pathologies of the Shoulder (incl. 15 minute break)

4:30 - 6:00pm The Fundamentals of Rehabilitation


Day Two (Saturday)

8:30 - 10:00 am Assessmet (lecture and workshop): Mobility, Stability, Motor Control

10:00 - 10:15 am Break

10:15 - 12:30 pm Rehab Workshop: Mobility, Stability, and Movement Pattern Retraining - Breathing, Thorax, Scapula, Glenohumeral

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 5:00 pm Rehab Workshop: Mobility, Stability, and Movement Pattern Retraining - Breathing, Thorax, Scapula, Glenohumeral cont'd (incl. 15 minute break)


Day Three (Sunday)

8:30 - 9:00 am Rehab - Case Presentation, Q&A

9:00 - 11:00 am Practitioner assisted mobility: Hands on techniques to improve mobility and facilitate better stability, including:

- Joint mobilization, GHJ glides, with movement, at end range, patient resistance / assistance, sleeper, reverse sleeper, abduction / flexion, horizontal adduction (DNS 5 mo modifications), rhythmic stabilization + more

11:00 - 11:15 am Break

11:15 - 12:30 pm Soft Tissue Techniques for the Shoulder

- Functional palpation skills (workshop)

- Myofascial release techniques

- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)



Dec 1-3, 2017

Friday: 2pm - 6pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 5pm

Sunday: 8:30am - 4pm


Victoria, BC






Event Cost
In person

Victoria CA-BC

This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.