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6 Skills in 6 Weeks: Free Online Physiotherapy Course

6 Skills in 6 Weeks: Free Online Physiotherapy Course

6 Skills in 6 Weeks: Free Online Physiotherapy Course

This course includes
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Certificate of completion

Course Description

Regardless of what setting you work in or what kind of patient population you see, some things will be consistent for all physiotherapists. For starters, we all have the goal of building trust between ourselves and our patients, or require good communication skills to better understand the full patient picture. We can all continue to grow to become better people and better practitioners.

This free online course dives into six unique components of physiotherapy with lessons that can benefit all learners. Each week’s focus consists of a series of videos from courses, webinars, presentations, and panels, all in engaging and easily digestible format.


Course Breakdown:

  • Week 1: The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Week 2: Cultural Sensitivity
  • Week 3: Leadership, Business, and Marketing in PT
  • Week 4: Understanding the Patient Experience
  • Week 5: An Introduction to Continuing Education and Scholarly Practice
  • Week 6: Self-Care and Finding Purpose

Learn from prominent members of the physiotherapy community as they share their specialized knowledge and the strategies they have honed over the years. Content is supplemented with examples and personal stories from real-life patients.

Complete the course at your own pace, on your own schedule! Access the course from any device and pick up where you left off, at any time, anywhere.

Additionally, the provide you with suggestions for other courses offered on Embodia that build on these topics in great detail. If something catches your interest, chances are we have a course on the subject!


The All-Star lineup of instructors for this course include:

  • Carolyn Vandyken 
  • Nelly Faghani
  • Darryl Yardley
  • Julie Wiebe
  • Bahram Jam
  • Jim Millard
  • Alison Sim
  • Randy Goodman
  • Shelley Mannell
  • Jodi Steele
  • Shelly Prosko
  • Debbie Patterson
  • Mike Stewart
  • Meaghan Adams
  • and many more!


How to Join:

Click the 'Request Access to Course Material' in the top left corner of this page and join us to learn and develop 6 key skills for FREE!


What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 4 hours of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: All of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.


Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists/physical therapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others.

This course is also relevant for other health care professionals or students who want to improve their interpersonal skills with patients, leadership in their workplace, and self-care awareness. 



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The instructors
Embodia Team

Embodia is an all-in-one practice management system that lets clinicians and clinic owners power their practice all from one platform.

We are on a mission to transform the way healthcare is delivered by empowering clinicians with the tools, technology, and education to deliver data-driven care, and empower clinics and clinic owners to maximize their success.

Embodia offers an unmatched breadth and depth of services including recorded and live online courses, HEP, telerehab, billing, charting, reporting, scheduling, two-way messaging, and more.

We are committed to building new solutions for an antiquated healthcare system and to helping physiotherapists and rehab pros globally redefine themselves and their expertise in a changing world.

Course Material included in this course
  • Week 1: The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Welcome to Week 1!
  • What Patients Actually Want
  • The Patient Experience
  • Biopsychosocial: An Introduction
  • We Are Stuck in the Biomedical Model
  • Do We Need to Change Our Practice?
  • Softening Into Struggle
  • Nine Steps of the Subjective Exam
  • Week 1 Quiz
  • Week 1 Feedback
  • Week 2: Cultural Sensitivity
  • Welcome to Week 2!
  • Homophobia, Heterosexism, and Heteronormativity
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Strategies to Improve LGBT Healthcare
  • Strategies to Improve Healthcare at the Clinician Level
  • The Aboriginal Population is a Heterogenous Group
  • Recommendations and Conclusions
  • Week 2 Quiz
  • Week 2 Feedback
  • Week 3: Leadership, Business, Branding
  • Welcome to Week 3!
  • Deri Latimer - Do Dope, Avoid Cort
  • Digital Marketing Intro
  • The Patient Journey
  • Choose your "Story"
  • Leadership
  • Week 3 Feedback
  • Week 4: The Patient Experience
  • Welcome to Week 4!
  • Panel Intro
  • Being Heard
  • Finding the Right Help
  • Support
  • Learning to Cope
  • Tips for Clinicians
  • Caregiving
  • Panel Conclusion
  • Week 4 Quiz
  • Week 4 Feedback
  • Week 5: Ongoing Education & Scholarly Practice
  • Intro to Week 5
  • Lifelong Learning with Ann Sado
  • Fibromyalgia with Debbie Patterson
  • Helping Patients Express Their Pain with Mike Stewart
  • Basic Anatomy of the TMJ with Bahram Jam
  • Rethinking Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with Julie Wiebe
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy with Carolyn Vandyken
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Alison Sim
  • Neuroanatomy & Concussions with Meaghan Adams
  • Breast Cancer with Jodi Steele
  • Nutrition and Spinal Cord Injury with Joanne Smith
  • Daring Greatly with Pelvic Health Solutions
  • Meditation with Deri Latimer
  • Week 5 Quiz
  • Week 5 Feedback
  • Week 6: Self Care & Avoiding Burn-Out
  • Welcome to Week 6!
  • Goals vs. Purpose
  • Positive Thinking
  • Neural Networking
  • Reframing Thoughts
  • What's Your Story?
  • Happiness
  • Best Use of You
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Week 6 Feedback
  • Recommendations and What's Next
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