Research, Social Media & The Business of Physiotherapy
Expert Series: Episode 1 with Greg Lehman, Sanjeev Bhatia, Nicole Sullivan and Jesse Awenus
This is not a course about movement, mechanics or manual therapy.
This is a course about what we need as a profession and what you need as a physiotherapist.
This course will challenge you to think outside of the box.
What direction do we need to go as a profession to ensure we build momentum, gain public attention and work together collaboratively? What do you need to feel supported in your practice, connected with your peers and something about growth?
Some of the topics of discussion include:
- Entry-level training for physiotherapists - is it adequate to allow clinical competency?
- Is research congruent with clinical priorities?
- As a profession, physios are resistant to change and are hesitant to integrate new technologies and innovations. Fear or fact based?
- Do we have a unified voice as a profession? Does it matter?
About The Instructors:
Physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model. He currently teaches two 2-day continuing education courses to health and fitness professionals throughout the world. Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations world wide.
Originally a physiotherapist, Sanjeev Bhatia spent 10 years being at the forefront of running and growing one of the largest network of rehab clinics in Canada. He is the co-founder of CallHero and the VP of Operations at Embodia.
Physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist, lead therapist with Volleyball Canada’s Beach National Team, and co-founder of [mend]physio. An avid learner, she has studied and taught with many teachers in a variety of settings, but continues to learn the most from her patients and their stories. She uses an individualized, evidence informed approach in clinical practice, and is passionate about patient empowerment, simplifying complex concepts, and understanding the barriers to knowledge translation in physiotherapy education and practice.
Physiotherapist and Titleist Golf Fitness Professional. Since finishing at Queen's Jesse has jumped head first into continuing education. He believes that no one knows it all and that he can learn from many different disciplines to become an exceptional therapist. Jesse completed his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and has done training in pain neuroscience education, dry needling, and has transitioned into a mentoring role for those looking to build a better therapeutic alliance with their patients . Aside from orthopaedics, Jesse has a keen interest in functional training and sports performance enhancement. He believes in working with and not just on his patients to build a relationship of trust and accountability that fosters good clinical outcomes.
Physiotherapist and co-founder of Embodia. Early in her career, Maggie recognized the need for an effective way to engage patients in their home exercise programs and a more efficient method for professional development. Maggie continues to see patients on the weekends and organizes the leading health tech event, HealthTO, which connects the healthcare and startup communities across the GTA.
He has spent 2 1/2 years completing a MSc in spine biomechanics, 4 full time years in chiropractic college and seven years working as a researcher in exercise and clinical biomechanics. After working for several years spent an additional 2 years obtaining a MSc in Physiotherapy.
Following his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Greg was awarded the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Gold Medal for highest academic performance in Kinesiology.
As a faculty member at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College he developed a research program that produced more than 20 publications on exercise biomechanics, golf fitness andthe science of manual therapy and has taught more than 25 graduate students in Spine Biomechanics and Research Instrumentation and supervised more than 50 students and 20 undegraduate research theses.
Originally a physiotherapist, Sanjeev Bhatia spent 10 years being at the forefront of running and growing one of the largest network of rehab clinics in Canada and, more recently, served as the VP, Operations for Myodetox - one of the fastest growing rehab companies in the world reaching millions of people via social media each month.
In the first half of his business and technology career, Sanjeev spearheaded the design and development of a proprietary practice management software as well as its associated technologies. As such, he has worked with hundreds of clinic owners, therapists, front desk staff, managers, and executives to understand how they work, master how to implement change in the business, and ensure staff “buy-in".
Currently, Sanjeev works as a rehab technology advisor, is co-founder of CallHero, and facilitates working sessions each week with clinic owners across the country to implement the ultimate blueprint on running a clinic - aligning patient experience and operations with revenue growth strategies
Research and Academia Part 1
Research and Academia Part 2
Technology and Social Media
The Future of Physio - Telehealth
Education and Mentorships