Welcome to the Swodeam Institute

Skill, Art, Science

The ultimate aim of Swodeam Institute is to help physical therapists become thoughtful, effective and safe clinicians and leaders of the profession.

Course and Program Offerings

· Free Online Courses
· Stand alone continuing education courses and workshops
· Hybrid distributed/classroom learning
· Extensive distributed materials including video of all techniques taught
· Certification in Spinal Manipulation that leaves you eligible for the roster of Manual Therapists in Alberta
· Advanced Certification courses concentrating on clinical reasoning and complex techniques
. Diploma in Manual Therapy courses leading to mastery
· No supervised clinical hours required for certification or the Diploma
· A Doctor of Manual Physical Therapy (DMPT) that will accept Swodeam's Diploma for credit
· We will apply to CAMPT for credentialing in Fellowship education if enough interest is shown


MAPS Annual Conference

MAPS (Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars) is putting on its annual conference in Riverhead, NY and features two really good PTs and one other. Chad Cook, Michael Shacklock and myself are speaking and demonstrating as part of the conference’s “Clinical Expertise: the Essence of Manual Therapy” in April/May 2016. It promises to be an great conference. More info:

Featured Courses

The MVA Patient

April 2-3, 2016

Edmonton, AB

This two-day course is for all therapists intrested in this subject and would also be suitable for final year physiotherapy students.

A USB drive will be handed out containing all course materials.

Spinal Manipulative Therapy – Vancouver Spring 2016

Jim Meadows FCAMPT will teach a three-weekend spinal manipulation course in Vancouver:

Dates: Apr 22-24, May 6-8, June 3-5
Cost: $1840

Pre-requisites: The Orthopedic Division’s Level 1 & 2 courses or equivalent. For further information contact or call 1 855 796 3326 leave a message and I’ll call you back. The course is essentially the Series 1 course without the first weekend of assessment so you can also check this.

Series 1
(Spinal Manipulation) Ottawa 2016

  • July 22-24
  • August 5-7
  • August 12-14
  • September 23-25

For further information on course content, fees etc., please DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT or contact Jim Meadows at or phone 586 596 7424.

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