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Effective Exercise Therapy and Hands-on Techniques for Whiplash Associated Minor Injuries

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020

$241.5 – $456.75
Motor Vehicle Accident - Neck Injury

Sat, Mar 14, 2020 (2:00pm-7:15pm) and Sun, Mar 15, 2020 (8:30am-6:00pm)

Course description:

The main focus of this course is to understand the nature of whiplash associated soft tissue injuries and to prescribe effective exercises and hands-on techniques through the course of recovery. To do this, we would review the biomechanics of MVA injuries, happening from different directions. We would go through the clinical course of WAD and review the prognostic indicators for good and poor functional recovery. A comprehensive patient evaluation process during different stages of disorder would include history taking and a carefully tailored physical examination considering yellow and red flags, based on the traumatic nature of the injury. The treatment would focus on correcting the developed muscle dysfunctions (muscle strains, myofascial trigger points), faulty posturing of head and neck, cervical instability, respiratory pattern changes, scapular dyskinesia, etc. through application of different effective exercise therapy and hands on techniques. The other possible reasons for poor recovery like central sensitization and psychological issues would also be addressed accordingly.

Course Content:

Course incorporated both theory and practical components, with hands-on & exercise therapy training, including: instruction, group discussion, research review, case scenarios and practical assessment and treatment techniques.


Course Participants – Who Should Attend:

Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists, Athletic Therapists, Occupational Therapists


Course Credits:

  • 14 CECs with British Columbia Association of Kinesiology (BCAK)




Course Fees: 

Early Bird Rate*: $385+GST
Regular Registration Rate: $435+GST
Student Rate: 40% discount (Early Bird Rate*: $230+GST,   Regular Registration Rate: $260+GST)

*Deadline for early bird rate is March 4, 2020

Refunds will be given for cancellation requests received at least 1 week prior to event, less a $50 cancellation fee for each part

Course hand-outs provided

Meals not provided (numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance)

Limited space available, so, register early to ensure you don’t miss out!

For additional information please email: info@mountainviewhealthandwellness.com



Nader Maroufi, PhD in Physiotherapy
Associate Professor at Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)


Instructor’s Biography

Dr. Nader Maroufi holds a PhD in Physiotherapy (2005) and is an Associate Professor at IUMS with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Iran.  In 1989, Dr. Maroufi began his career as a Physiotherapist (Iran) working with clients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. He continued his education, receiving his MSc in Physiotherapy (IUMS) in 1992.

His contribution to academia began in 1990 at IUMS, where he was a Physiotherapy professor and instructor in electrotherapy modalities and electrophysiological testing, clinical biomechanics of the spine, orthopedics, manual therapy, exercise therapy, postural control & movement control at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Between January 2002 and May 2015 he trained more than 450 post-graduate specialists in the field of manipulative and exercise therapy in Iran. In his research capacity, he has supervised and contributed to numerous studies relating to control of posture and movement in patients with musculoskeletal disorders, producing 85 published studies in both English and Farsi.

Since 2015, Dr. Maroufi has started to teach hands-on and exercise therapy courses pertaining to assessment and treatment of disorders of spine and extremities, and application of electrotherapy modalities in rehabilitation in B.C, which have been welcomed by a significant number of participants among rehabilitation professionals, practitioners and students, so far.



March 14, 2020
March 15, 2020
$241.5 – $456.75


Dr. Nader Maroufi


Mountainview Health and Wellness Clinic
#103 - 237 E Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W4 Canada
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