Building better Care…Through Evidence (Victoria)


This science informed, evidence based course will give you a greater range of tools to utilize in your clinic that will enhance your ability to successfully treat both acute and persistent/recurring pain patients.

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Dates and Location

March 18-19th 9AM-5PM

Kwench (to be confirmed)
2031 Store St, Victoria, BC V8T 5L9

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This 2-day course focuses on robust research in neuroscience, pain, physiology and biomechanics to pull back the curtain on how all manual therapy works, including chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy, movement and exercise interventions.  The focus is on maximizing your effectiveness through a greater understanding of mechanisms and skill development.

This course teaches how to modify traditional chiropractic and manual therapy practice to improve treatment outcomes and obtain more consistent results with complex pain and health conditions.  There is an emphasis on how to harness the power of the biopsychosocial framework in practice.

  • How to make a new patient initial visit a crucial part of a successful treatment.  Increase your effectiveness in “patient compliance”.
  • Assessment: Exploring how to use orthopedic tests to their maximum effectiveness.
  • Treatment:  Make everything you do better. Including your hands-on treatment, movement/exercise prescription and patient pain neuroscience education.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying when biomechanics are crucial and effect tissue health with a patient’s pain experience
  • Analyzing the importance of psychosocial factors and how to use educational strategies, movement and manual techniques to influence those factors
  • Appreciate the complexities of pain from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Exposure to new evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance practice outcomes, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress.
  • Application of these principles to the therapeutic interaction.


This will be a fun, informative and highly interactive weekend where the learners will enhance current research knowledge and attain skills to advance their practice.

Discussion, observation, case studies, practical applications, small group and partner work will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.

About the instructor

Dr Richard McIlmoyle is the co-owner of a large, multidisciplinary healthcare clinic with a primary focus on using evidence-based strategies and incorporating a biopsychosocial approach for the treatment of acute and persistent pain problems.  He has been a practicing chiropractor for 20+ years, and has completed many chiropractic post-graduate continuing education courses including multiple levels of ART and DNS.  Most recently he has completed his post graduate certificate in pain management through the University of Alberta.

Dr McIlmoyle is an associate faculty member and collaborated in the development of the PainBC program for chiropractors. He is the Chair of the Research committee with the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation and has been a presenter at the San Diego Pain Summit and at BCCA AGM on chronic pain and current trends in research. He has also been an instructor of CNS Neurology courses for the prior 17 years at WCCMT in Victoria, BC. Read his blogs at