Meet the speakers: Heather Linden

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Meet the speaker:

Heather Linden
(UFC Performance Institute)

Heather is the Director of Physical Therapy at the UFC Performance Institute. Heather received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University.

Prior to joining the UFC, Heather served as a Senior High Performance Health Care Service Provider (Physical Therapist) with the US Olympic Committee (USOC) at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Clinic. Heather served as a Team USA Physical Therapist for the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2015 Parapan Am Games, 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Prior to joining the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Division, Heather was the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Los Angeles.
Heather has diverse experience in areas from pediatrics, geriatrics, amputees to vestibular disturbances; her career specialty is orthopedic manual sports physical therapy.

Follow Heather on Instagram: @HeatherLinden

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Physio Night Out – 2018 Speaker Series – Event #8

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Physio Night Out proudly presents the 2018 Speaker Series
 
We have been hosting some of the most prominent Physiotherapists around the GTA to present on various topics at clinics across the GTA. This time we’re bringing in UFC Director of PT Heather Linden all the way from Las Vegas to do an epic talks for us! There will be a Q&A following the presentation. After the presentations we’ll all head out to a nearby pub for a post-talk social event, cause why not right?
 
Best part of all…it’s all FREE
 
Friday December 7, 2018
 
Location:
The Running Physio
8 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto, ON M6J 0B3
 
Speaker(s):
 
Heather Linden
(UFC Performance Institute)
 
Presentation Title: Maintaining healthy athletes & preventing injuries in MMA
Heather is the Director of Physical Therapy at the UFC Performance Institute. Heather received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University.
 
Prior to joining the UFC, Heather served as a Senior High Performance Health Care Service Provider (Physical Therapist) with the US Olympic Committee (USOC) at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Clinic. Heather served as a Team USA Physical Therapist for the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2015 Parapan Am Games, 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
 
Prior to joining the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Division, Heather was the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Los Angeles.
Heather has diverse experience in areas from pediatrics, geriatrics, amputees to vestibular disturbances; her career specialty is orthopedic manual sports physical therapy.
 
Follow Heather on Instagram: @HeatherLinden
 
 
After the presentations, come hang out with a bunch of awesome physios at the post-talk social event.
 
Post-Talk Social:
The Melody Bar
1214 Queen St W.,
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

Meet the speakers: Zak Gabor

Zak Gabor

Meet the speakers:
Zak Gabor PT, DPT, CSCS
(Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness / The Level Up Initiative)

Presentation: “Applying BPS as a New Grad”: Crossing the chasm and critical thinking.

Zak is a senior Physical Therapist and the Director of Culture at Boston PT & Wellness, as well as founder of The Level Up Initiative, an online educational mentorship platform dedicated to creating a positive culture shift in Physical Therapy.

Zak received his DPT from Ithaca College in 2015 and has been practicing in the outpatient sports setting since. During school, Zak served as a Teaching Assistant for various courses, and was also a personal trainer which led to him getting his CSCS.

Once deeply entrenched into a purely biomedical practice as a new grad, Zak was challenged by one of his mentors which sparked a difficult, but meaningful transformation from a biomedical to biopsychosocial practitioner. He was starting to see first hand the negative consequences of his words and actions and knew he had to do better.

“You do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, you do better.” This is a quote Zak is on a mission to spread. He is passionate about integrating an evidence informed approach that takes from all of the best of the Bio, the Psycho, and the Social. Apart from working clinically, Zak travels the country and teaches a workshop on his approach for low back pain focused around education and movement. Zak also serves as an adjunct professor at MGH’s DPT program in Boston.

Zak’s biggest clinical interests are: pain neuroscience, “soft skills,” strength and conditioning, and behavior change.

Follow Zak on IG @simplestrengthphysio
Follow Zak on FB The Level Up Initiative

Meet the speakers: Steph Allen

Steph Allen

Meet the speakers:
Steph Allen PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC
(Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness / The Level Up Initiative)

Presentation Title: “The ACL Epidemic: Where do we go from here?”

Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center. At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.

Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the cofounder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students.

Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.

Steph loves: cooking, lifting and running, FaceTime with her niece and nephew, reading, black coffee, red wine and dark chocolate.

Follow Steph on IG @stephallen.dpt
Follow The Level Up Initiative on Facebook

Physio Night Out – 2018 Speaker Series – Event #7

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Physio Night Out proudly presents the 2018 Speaker Series

We have been hosting some of the most prominent Physiotherapists around the GTA to present on various topics at clinics across the GTA. This time we’re bringing two amazing speakers all the way from Boston to do two epic talks for us! There will be a Q&A following each presentation. After the presentations we’ll all head out to a nearby pub for a post-talk social event, cause why not right?

Best part of all…it’s all FREE

Friday September 28, 2018

Location:
Propel Physiotherapy
1 Eva Rd. #107,
Etobicoke, ON M9C 4Z5

Speaker(s):

Steph Allen PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC
(Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness / The Level Up Initiative)

Presentation Title: “The ACL Epidemic: Where do we go from here?”

Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center. At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.

Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the cofounder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students.
Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.

Steph loves: cooking, lifting and running, FaceTime with her niece and nephew, reading, black coffee, red wine and dark chocolate

Zak Gabor PT, DPT, CSCS
(Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness / The Level Up Initiative)

Presentation: “Applying BPS as a New Grad”: Crossing the chasm and critical thinking.

Zak is a senior Physical Therapist and the Director of Culture at Boston PT & Wellness, as well as founder of The Level Up Initiative, an online educational mentorship platform dedicated to creating a positive culture shift in Physical Therapy.

Zak received his DPT from Ithaca College in 2015 and has been practicing in the outpatient sports setting since. During school, Zak served as a Teaching Assistant for various courses, and was also a personal trainer which led to him getting his CSCS.

Once deeply entrenched into a purely biomedical practice as a new grad, Zak was challenged by one of his mentors which sparked a difficult, but meaningful transformation from a biomedical to biopsychosocial practitioner. He was starting to see first hand the negative consequences of his words and actions and knew he had to do better.

“You do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, you do better.” This is a quote Zak is on a mission to spread. He is passionate about integrating an evidence informed approach that takes from all of the best of the Bio, the Psycho, and the Social. Apart from working clinically, Zak travels the country and teaches a workshop on his approach for low back pain focused around education and movement. Zak also serves as an adjunct professor at MGH’s DPT program in Boston.

Zak’s biggest clinical interests are: pain neuroscience, “soft skills,” strength and conditioning, and behavior change..

After the presentations, come hang out with a bunch of awesome physios at the post-talk social event.

Post-Talk Social:
Bier Markt Queensway
197 N Queen St,
Etobicoke, ON M9C 1A7

Meet the speakers: Greg Lehman

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Greg Lehman BKin, MSc, MSc.PT, DC
(Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science)

Presentation: “Expose or protect: When does movement quality matter?”

Greg is a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.

Greg’s career in rehabilitation spans over 20 years and includes being a researcher, clinician, and educator. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Greg was awarded a graduate scholarship to the University of Waterloo to pursue a Masters of Science in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Stuart McGill. Following his MSc degree Greg went on to study, research, and teach at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Greg’s research has focused on manual therapy, exercise biomechanics, and clinical biomechanics, publishing over 20 peer reviewed papers. Following a successful career as a researcher, Greg shifted his focus to obtain a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University.

Greg’s keen interest in the the field of pain science and his strong background in biomechanics give him a unique understanding into the multifactorial and complex nature of musculoskeletal disorders and pain. This led Greg to develop the popular course “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” which has been taught all over the world. Greg continues to contribute to further the discussion and dissemination of knowledge of biomechanics and neuroscience as it relates to pain, taking an active role in social media, authoring many blogs and articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.

To learn more about Greg and his course schedule visit: GregLehman.ca

Follow Greg on Instagram: @GregLehman

Follow Greg on Twitter: @GregLehman

Meet the speakers: Anna Wong

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Meet the speakers:
Anna Wong PT, BScH, MSc.PT
(The Resilient Physio)

Presentation: “Building Resilience: Preventing Burnout as a Physiotherapist”

Anna has a strong interest in not only addressing her patients’ physical recovery, but also acknowledging their emotional and spiritual health and well-being.

After completing her MScPT at University of Toronto in 2016, Anna received the Olive Wallace Pester Fellowship in Physical Therapy which helped fund her studies in emotional and mental well-being. She received a Certificate of Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, and then went to complete a course in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She continues to pursue further education in the fields of mindfulness, psychology, and personal development.

Using this knowledge, she lectures at the University of Toronto MScPT program and teaches workshops at hospitals in the GTA on evidence-based strategies for mental wellbeing and resilience against burnout.

Her key interests are:
– Building happiness, health, and fulfillment in healthcare professionals
– Burnout prevention for healthcare professionals
– Coaching on behavioural change & habit formation
– Fostering a growth mindset

For more information, visit Anna’s website at: www.annawong.ca

Follow her on instagram at: @theresilientphysio