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Jim Meadows, Director

BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT

Jim was chair of the Canadian Orthopedic Division's Education and Specialization Committees for 12 years and a past Examiner and Instructor with the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Jim is a co-founder and a Senior Faculty Member and Senior Examiner with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is a past faculty member of the University of Alberta and current adjunct faculty at the Texas Women's University, Andrews University, the Massachusetts Institute of Health Sciences, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He also visits and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh. He has presented at National and International Conferences on Manual Therapy and has published in numerous journals. His video series Manual Therapy and textbook Orthopedic Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy are sold throughout North America.

WORK EXPERIENCE
1969-72 Student physiotherapist, Prince of Wales' School of Physiotherapy, London, England
1979-73 Locum physiotherapist, Prince of Wales' Hospital, London, England
1969-74 Physiotherapist, Oppsal Fysikalske Institut, Oslo, Norway
1969-75 Physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, England. Orthopedic in and out patients pediatrics and intensive care.
1969-76 Contracting physiotherapist at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, England. Various rotations at senior physiotherapist level.
1975-78 Senior physiotherapist and later assistant director of physical medicine, Powell River General Hospital, B.C.
1975-79 Director of Physical Medicine, M.S.A. Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C.
1975-80 Owner and private practitioner, Crescent Physiotherapy Clinic, Langley, B.C.
1975-81 Manager/Physiotherapist, Whyte Avenue Physiotherapy Clinic, Edmonton, AB
1975-82 Physiotherapist, College Plaza Physiotherapy Clinic, Edmonton, AB
1975-83 Consulting Physiotherapist, College Plaza Physiotherapy Clinic, Edmonton, AB
1990-93 Adjunct Lecturer in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, University of Alberta
1975- Chairman and President Swodeam Consulting Inc, Calgary, AB


QUALIFICATIONS
1972 Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (M.C.S.P.)
1973 Member Canadaian Physiotherapy Association (M.C.P.A.)
1981 Part A, C.P.A.'s manipulation examinations
1982 Part B (distinction), C.P.A.'s manipulation examinations
1982 Canadian Orthopedic Manipulatve Physiotherapists (C.O.M.P.)
1983 Instructor, Orthopedic Division, C.P.A.
1984 Clinical supervisor, Intermediate manual therapy course, Vancouver.
1988 BSc.PT. University of Alberta
1986 Examiner, Orthopedic Division, C.P.A.
1988 Instructor in Orthopedics, University of Alberta
1989 Instructor/Examiner, North American Institute of Manipulative Therapy (NAIOMT)
1991 Adjunct Faculty, Pacific University, Portland, OR, Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX, St. Andrew's University, Barren Springs, MI


EDUCATION
1969-72 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's undergraduate curriculum at the Prince of Wales' School of Physiotherapy, England
1971-72 One year part time course in orthopedic medicine and manipulative therapy from Dr. James Cyriax M.D.
1972-73 Residency training in manual therapy from Rolf Lauvik MNFF, Oppsal Fysikalske Institut, Norway
1987-89 B.Sc.PT. degree completion program University of Alberta.
1978-97
  • Introductory acupuncture course, Vancouver, B.C.. Jim McGreggor, Brent Brown, Chan Gunn.
  • TMJ dysfuntion, Vancouver, Barret Dorko and H. Gelb.
  • The Dental Management of TMJ dysfunction, Vancouver B.C. Dental Association.
  • Muscle energy techniques, Surrey, B.C., Cliff Fowler
  • Posturotherapy and Muscle energy techniques, Portland, Oregon, John Oldham and Alan Morgan.
  • Part C course in Cyriax techniques, San Francisco, California
  • Myofascial release, Vancouver, B.C., Barret Dorko.
  • Thoracic Spine Diane Lee, Seattle
  • Medical Screening, Regional Differential Diagnosis and Special Topics for the Physical Therapist. Colorado Springs, CO. David Musnick MD
  • Lumbar and Cervial Dissection Anatomy Course, Denver, Lance Twomey
  • Cervical and Lumbar Anatomy. Colorado Springs, CO
  • Cervical Dissection Anatomy Course, Biloxi, MS, Lance Twomey
  • Graduate student in the M.Sc.PT program University of Alberta. Courses in:
    • research methodology,
    • dissectional anatomy
    • statistics
    • EMG
    • instrumentation etc.


COURSES TAUGHT
1984-96
  • Assistant on various EV1-V4 and upper and lower quadrant courses.
  • Muscle energy techniques, Powell River, Vancouver, Victoria and Fort St. John
  • E1V1 Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon
  • E2 Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon
  • V2 Edmonton, Vancouver and Saskatoon
  • E3 Edmonton Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Praire
  • V3 Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon and Kelowna, St. John, NB.
  • Peripheral clinical anatomy, Edmonton
  • Part A preparation course, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
  • Advanced Orthopedic Course, Calgary
  • E2-3 Combined course, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Grande Praire, Denver, Regina and Seattle
  • V2-3 Combined course, Edmonton, Denver and Seattle
  • Lower quadrant course, Penticton, Halifax, St. John, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary,
  • Upper quadrant course, Halifax, Winnipeg, Hamilton, London (ON), Saskatoon, Calgary
  • Segmental motion dysfunction of the spine, Annual General APTA Hawaii Chapter.
  • Level 1 Seattle, Denver, San Francisco, Orlando, Rapid City, Dallas
  • Level 2 Lower Course Denver, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Rapid City, Albuquerque, Big Rapids, MI, Dallas, Berrien Springs MI
  • Level 2 Upper Course Denver, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Rapid City, Spokane, Grand Rapids, Dallas, Dayton OH
  • Level 3 Lower Course Denver, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Grand Rapids, Dallas, Detroit
  • Level 3 Upper Course Denver, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Dallas
  • Combined Level 1/2 Lower Quadrant Course, Louisville
  • Combined Level 1/2 Upper Quadrant Course, Louisville
  • V4/Level 4 Edmonton, Portland (OR) Toronto, Calgary
  • The Motor Vehicle Accident Patient, Pocatello, Calgary, Louisville, New Orleans, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge (CO), Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Anchorage, Point Clear AL (Alabama PTA State Conference 1996), Saskatoon, Denver, Rapid City SD. Regina SK, Seattle (Washington PTA State Conference 1996), Nashville, Chicago, Biloxi (AAOMPT preconference course), Boston, Vancouver, Santa Monica, Milwauki, Los Angeles, Gulfport MS
  • Work Rehabilitation, Louisville, Banff (Alberta), Denver
  • PTHER 484 (undergraduate mobilization course) Dept of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta
  • Differential Diagnosis for Manipulative Therapists Lexington KY
  • Supervised Clinical Residency, Colorado Springs
  • Headache, dizziness and chronic neck pain. Boston
  • Spinal Manipulation, Edmonton, Calgary, Pittsburgh
  • Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Edmonton, Calgary, Louisville, Boston


PRESENTATIONS
1976
  • Spinal Manipulation, Powell River Medical Society
1984
  • Pelvic Arthrokinematics, International Federation of Manipulative Therapists, Vancouver, BC
  • Report on a pilot study to determine the parameters and problems in a study on the prognostic value of compression and torsion tests on the lumbar spine. Canadian Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists (COMP) Annual General Meeting Whistler
1985
  • Electrical Modalities, Panel presentation, Vancouver PABC
  • The evolution of the human posture. Vancouver, PABC
  • Chondromalacia Pisiform, COMP., Whistler, BC
1986
  • The evolution of human posture, COMP., Whistler, BC
1987
  • Counter evolutionary postures as one cause of psoas tendonitis, CPA congress, New Brunswick
  • Spinal manipulation, Panel presentation, Edmonton, APA
  • Evolution of Bipedalism, Ist. Orthopedic Symposium, Edmonton
1988
  • The examination of the shoulder. Edmonton, NAOU
  • Detection and management of spinal instability, Post-congress course, CPA congress, Las Vegas
1989
  • Summary and wind up of orthopedic panel presentation CPA congress, Edmonton
  • Stress testing of the transverse band of the alar ligament, C.O.M.P, Whistler 1990
  • An overview of the sacroiliac joint. Saskatchewan University hospital and faculty, Saskatoon
1990
  • The assessment of the cervical spine. CPA Congress, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1991
  • The pelvic tilt: a step towards yesterday. 5th. Canadian Orthopedic Physical Therapy Symposium. Calgary, Alberta
  • A review of the literature on EMG studies and posture. 5th. Canadian Orthopedic Physical Therapy Symposium. Calgary, Alberta
  • The assessment and treatment of the thoracic spine. CPA Congress, Montreal, Quebec
1992
  • Manual Examination of the low back. Northern Alberta Orthopedic Unit, CPA, Edmonton
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Managing the Disabled Back. Continuing Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Safety considerations in vertebral artery testing. 5th. International Conference of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists, Vail, CO
1993
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Post-MVA patient. Annual General Meeting of the Northern Alberta Orthopedic Unit
  • Etiology of Bizarre Signs and Symptoms Occurring post Motor Vehicle Accident. Canadian Orthopedic Division Post CPA Congress Course, Halifax
  • Effective Referral and Communication Among Disciplines. 2nd. Interdisciplinary Back Disability Symposium; Clinical Management of the Disabled Back. Calgary
1994
  • The Thoracic Spine. Southern Alberta Orthopedic Unit, Calgary
  • Neurovascular Concerns with the Motor Vehicle Accident Patient, Kentucky Physical Therapy Association
  • Research Established Prognostic Factors in the Post-MVA Cervical Patient, Oregon Physical Therapy Association, Portland OR
1995
  • Differential Diagnosis, Southern Alberta Orthopedic Unit
  • The MVA Problem. International Symposium on Manual Therapy. Colorado Springs, CO
  • The MVA Patient. Colorado Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, Denver CO
1996
  • Cervical Trauma. Texas Physical Therapy Association, Dallas TX
  • Is Your Patient a Pain in the Neck; a New Concept in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Denver CO
  • The Acute Whiplash Patient, Colorado Springs CO
  • The Cervico-vestibulo-ocular-spinal reflex dysfunction syndrome, Vancouver BC
  • Neurological Complications and Considerations in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit


PUBLICATIONS
  • Pelvic Arthrokinematics, Proc. 5th. International Seminar of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy, 1984. 96-99. IFOMT, Whakatane, NZ.
  • Pilot study to determine the parameters and problems in a study on the prognostic value of compression and torsion tests on the lumbar spine. Proc. Canadian Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists 1985. Ortho. Division CPA, Edmonton.
  • Chondromalacia Pisiform, Proc. Canadian Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists 1985. Orthopedic Division CPA, Edmonton.
  • An integrated approach to postural evaluation and re-education. Orthopedic Division Newsletter, Sep 1987. 26-33. Orthopedic Divsion CPA, Edmonton.
  • Nystagmus, Orthopedic Division Newsletter, Mar 1989. 37-38 Orthopedic Division CPA, Edmonton.
  • The integration of examination and treatment techniques Orthopedic Division Newsletter, May 1989. 4-7. Orthopedic Division CPA, Edmonton.
  • The evolution of the lumbo-pelvic complex, in The lumbar spine and pelvis, Lee, D. Churchill Livingston, London 1989.
  • The examination of the post-MVA patient. North American Institute of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Newsletter 1:1 1995
  • A review of the Quebec Task Force Report. North American Institute of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Newsletter 1:2 1995
  • Guest Editor, Candian Orthopedic Division Review November 1995
  • Manual Therapy: Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment. A series of video tapes Swodeam Consulting Inc-KWGN-TV. Calgary-Denver
    • Volume 1 Scanning Examination 1994
    • Volume 2A Cervical & Cervicothroacic Spines 1992
    • Volume 2B Thoracic & Lumbar Spine 1992
    • Volume 3 Lower Limb 1992
    • Volume 4 Upper Limb 1992
    • Volume 5A Advanced Techniques Lower Limb
    • Volume 5B Advanced Techniques Upper Limb
    • Volume 5C Advanced Techniques Lumbar & Thoracic
    • Volume 5D Advanced Techniques Pelvis & TMJ
    • Volume 6 The post-Motor Vehicle Accident Patient 1994
    • Volume 7 Spinal Manipulation 1995
  • The Physiotherapy Investigation and Management of Dizziness (with David Magee) in Modern Manual Therapy 2nd. Edition. Churchill Livingston.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1983-86 Member B.C. Orthopedic Education Committee
1984-86 Chair, Examination Committee Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
1986- Chair, Education Committee Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
1986- Chair, Examination Appeals Board, Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
1987-89 Council member, College of Physical Therapy of Alberta
1987-88 Chair Investigation Procedures Committee, College of Physical Therapy of Alberta
1988-89 Chair, Investigators Workshop Committee, College of Physical Therapy of Alberta
1988 Member, Manipulation Committee, College of Physical Therapy of Alberta
1989 Member, Investigator Selection Committee, College of Physical Therapy of Alberta
1990- Chair, Specialization Petition Committee, Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
1991- Member of the Board of Directors of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy
1995- Vice President Curriculum Division North American Institute of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy
1996- Chair, Orthopedic Specialty Council, Canadian College of Physiotherapy
1996- Member, Manipulation Committee, Alberta College of Physical Therapy

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