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Course Information

Course Dates & Locations

All courses will be held at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute located at 550 University Ave in Toronto

MSK Asses October 13-14, 2017 2nd Floor Auditorium
MSK Sport Med January 12-13, 2018 Basement Lecture Theatre
MSK Chronic April 13-14, 2018 2nd Floor Auditorium

Target Audience

Physicians, Primary care and Specialist care inter-professional practitioners interested in Musculoskeletal Care.


  • To conduct a diagnostic interview in an efficient and effective manner.
  • To demonstrate evidence-based clinical examination skills for MSK assessment.
  • To understand the efficacy of MSK rehabilitation treatment.
  • To gain proficiency in exercise counseling for evidence based management.
  • To integrate practice tools into a diagnostic assessment and treatment plan.

Learner Outcome

This program will allow the participant to develop and pursue clinical practice questions as a precursor to literature searches, research projects and educational interventions.

Learning Format

This course is conducted in an enhanced learning environment that is of greater depth than a continuing education conference, but not as time intensive as a one-year clinical sport medicine fellowship.


College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 41.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 41.0 hours.

Course Evaluation

Theme Content Procedure Assignment
Weekend 1:
MSK Assess
  1. Principles of Assessment
  2. Evidence-based Approach to Physical Examination
  3. Population-based MSK
  4. Focus on Foot Assessment and Back Assessment
  5. Pediatric Conditions
High Yield Clinical Exam Workshops Article Review of Common MSK Treatment
Weekend 2:
MSK Sports Med
  1. Exercise Guidelines in the Lifecycle
  2. Injury Prevention
  3. Nutrition Counselling
  4. Compliance & Motivation
  5. Exercise Medicine (diabetes, cardiac etc.)
Exercise Testing Workshop Developing a Patient Exercise Program
Weekend 3:
MSK Chronic
  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Rheumatology
  3. Neurology
  4. Joint Replacement
EMG Interpretation Course Evaluation and Personal Practice Planning
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