Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Management of Muscle Wasting

This course, titled Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Management of Muscle Wasting, consists of an online video and a live component. The online video course lasts 2 hours and is divided in two parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of electrical stimulation and the second part focuses on the fundamentals of the neuromuscular system.

Completion of the 2hr online video course is a prerequisite to attending the live course. The live course is 1.5 days and includes lectures on evidence-based practice, clinical decision-making process, research-based evidence, and contraindications and risks associated with the practice of NMES. It also includes the presentation of clinical protocols and plenty of hands-on sessions under supervision.

Registration of this course will include both the online and live components. You will receive an email confirmation once registered.

LIVE COURSE FULL DESCRIPTION:
One of the best ways to learn a new clinical skill is to review our knowledge through the creation and application of clinical protocols and then experience their effects on ourselves. It is also essential to be guided by the scientific knowledge and evidence behind this new skill. During the live course, you will work through the foundations of NMES from its technical and physiological elements to its practical application via lectures, clinical protocols and hands-on sessions. The lecture part will focus on the concepts of evidence-based practice, the clinical decision-making process, research-based evidence, and will include coverage of contraindications and risks associated with the practice of NMES. The second part will include technical demonstrations followed by your hands on experience under supervision. Finally, the clinical protocol part will demonstrate applications of NMES designed to manage muscle wasting and optimize function.

ONLINE VIDEO COURSE FULL DESCRIPTION:
Click the course title to see the video course description and objectives Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Management of Muscle Wasting: Fundamentals of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Neuromuscular System.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:


Course Instructor(s)


Alain-Yvan Belanger

Alain-Yvan Belanger, BSc, MSc, PhD, PT is now a retired Professor from the Department of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy program, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Belanger holds a bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from University of Montreal, a master of science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, and a doctoral degree in Neurosciences from McMaster University. As a physical therapist, he had the privilege to work at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games.

His record of scholarship includes over 150 publications. He is the solo author of three textbooks entitled Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents, and Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice, 2nd and 3rd editions. Dr Belanger was awarded the Prix d'Excellence, by the Quebec Physiotherapists Licensing Board, for his book titled Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents. The second edition of Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice has been translated in Portuguese. Dr. Belanger is the founder and President of Physiometrix Ltd., from where he now works as an author and consultant in the field of therapeutic electrophysical agents.

He has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher, consultant and author in the field of human neuromuscular physiology and therapeutic electrophysical agents. Dr. Belanger has held the positions of Scientific Editor of the journal Physiotherapy Canada and President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He also served as Associate Editor in several journals. He has delivered multiple conferences at various national and international congresses. He has given continuing courses in the field of therapeutic electrophysical agents to Canadian and American physical therapists.


Financial Disclosures: Dr. Belanger receives an honorarium for speaking/teaching live courses. He also receives royalties for his recorded courses through CIAO Seminars.

Dr. Belanger receives royalties for the sale of his three books: Evidence-Based Guide to Therapeutic Physical Agents, Therapeutic Electrophysical Agents: Evidence Behind Practice, 2nd and 3rd editions.

Dr. Belanger is the founder and President of Physiometrix Ltd.where he is an author and consultant in the field of therapeutic electrophysical agents.


Non-Financial Disclosures: no relevant relationships exist.


Course Agenda

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