We are instructors for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, teaching advanced manual therapy skills to graduated physiotherapists in Ontario; two of our team co-authored an authoritative manual widely used in our profession.


The Upper Quadrant & The Lower Quadrant
Workbooks of Manual Therapy Techniques

by Scott Whitmore, Kate Gladney & Angus Driver


These Manual Therapy Workbooks cover the assessment and treatment of both spinal and peripheral joints. Each technique is described in detail and accompanied by photographs. Manuals are available for purchase online or direct from Adelaide West Physiotherapy.






Location: Adelaide West Physiotherapy, Toronto, ON  

Dates: Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2017 | Nov. 3-5, 2017 | Nov. 24-26, 2017 |                           Dec. 15-17, 2017

* 2 PM start time on Fridays

Instructors: Carl Gayle, Angus Driver, Paul Shin and Romano Sulit

Assistants: Chris Chee, Mandi Hayes and Christine Pratt



TORC LEVEL 1: Lower Quadrant Technique

Technique. Overload. Recovery. Consistency. Integrating foundational powerlifting strength with manual therapy

Location: Adelaide West Physiotherapy & Fuel Training Club

Dates: September 23-24, 2017

Hours 8Am-6 PM

Instructor: Blaine Mackie

Course Cost: $600

Email to register. Maximum 20 participants



Course description: TORC Level 1

Intermediate Practical Examination (IPE) 2017

Applications for the 2017 Intermediate Practical Examination will be accepted from November 15th until December 31, 2016.  The application will be available online on November 15, 2016 (not before).  Deadline for mentorship hours is January 31, 2017.  The IPE will be held in the East on April 8-9, 2017 ( a second date will be added April 22-23, 2017 if needed ) and in the West April 1-2, 2017



Please contact us for more information about the Syllabus Courses.


Intermediate Practical Examination (IPE) Coaching Sessions           


Location: Adelaide West Physiotherapy Clinic.  View directions.

Dates: Please see below

Cost: $ 1582 ($1400 plus HST)
Instructors: Carl Gayle, Mai Ly and Jeff Crowley
Registration: Intermediate Course Info. and Registration 2017-18


This course is intended for candidates preparing to challenge the Orthopaedic division’s intermediate practical examination.

Eligibility: Candidates must have completed the level 3 upper and level 3 lower course by December 31, 2017 in order to participate in the coaching sessions.

Purpose: To refine manual skills and the clinical reasoning process in order to prepare the candidates for the IPE.

  • Saturday Sept 16, 2017: Introduction, review scans, CV region
  • Saturday Oct. 28, 2017: Cervical spine & TMJ
  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017:: Thoracic Spine* at SMS clinic
  • Saturday. Dec. 2, 2017: Upper Peripheral
  • Tentatively: Sat. Jan. 13, 2018: Lumbar Spine
  • Tentatively: Sat. Feb. 3, 2018:: Lower Peripheral
  • Tentatively: Sat March 3 and Saturday March 24, 2018: Mock practical exams

Cost: $ 1582 ($1400 + 182 HST) Class size is limited to 12. Cheques may be postdated to August 25, 2017. A $150 cancellation fee will be levied if candidates cancel between August 26, 2017 and September 1, 2017. No refunds for cancelations after September 1, 2017. Please make cheques payable to Adelaide West Physiotherapy and mail to 366 Adelaide St. West Suite 403. Toronto Ontario M5V 1R9.

This prep course will prepare the candidates for the IPE in the following way:


Practical techniques will be reviewed at each class with focus on refining hands on skills.  New techniques will not be taught as it is expected that the candidates have learned all techniques during the level 1-3 courses.  Mock exams will be given to help prepare for the oral/practical exam.


40 hours of mentorship is provided through the in class coaching sessions.  The candidates are responsible for attaining the remainder of the 15 clinical mentorship hours and the 35 non-clinical hours on their own.  The total of 90 mentorship hours must be completed by January 31, 2018.


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