Course Descriptions


Office Ergonomic Assessment

On-demand: $95.00
In-Class Training: $295.00
1 on 1 Video Conference Training: $295.00
Do you want to train more than 1 person? Check out our discounted group rates:
Number of students Cost per student Total Cost
1 $295 $295
2 $235 $470
3 $205 $615
4 $175 $700
5 $145 $725

The Presenter

Scott Blad is President and primary assessor at Dynamic Ergonomics. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. Mr. Blad has for the past 13 years specialized in addressing issues related to human factors and performance. He has previously been engaged as a Consulting Independent Assessment Specialist for the former government appointed Designated Assessment Centres (DAC), and has acted as consulting Kinesiologist to several rehabilitation facilities, corporations and community agencies, providing services pertaining to ergonomic hazards, job hazard assessment, facilitating return to work (RTW), determining suitability for duty, and creating effective physical demands analysis (PDA). Mr. Blad has worked in clinical settings, as a health and safety professional and most currently, as a functional/ergonomics consultant. Mr. Blad is a Certified Kinesiologist and a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).

What You Will Learn

Office ergonomics has become an increasingly more important factor in the work place. In recent years there has been a shift in the type of work being performed leading to greater injuries in the office.

There are numerous risk factors that potentially contribute to poor ergonomics, but when it comes to addressing these risks in the office, these are reduced to a handful. The primary risk factors addressed in the course of this teaching manual are: Posture, Repetition, and Static Force.

In this course we will be going through each device or furniture that is used in an office environment. We will be providing you with the tools to assess the device or furniture along with potential resolutions for typical problems.

Chair

Common Ergonomic issues related to chair
Tips for Measuring Chair
Measuring Anthropometrics for Chair

Workstation

Common issues related to Workstation
Keyboard and Mouse (Including Platforms)
Common issues related to Keyboard/Mouse
Document Holders
Monitors/VDT (Visual Display Terminals)
Distance of VDT and eye Issues
Common Issues for VDT complaints
Telephone.


Advanced FCE Training

Group Training: $295.00
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Private Training: $495.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

Who Should Attend?

Health Care Professionals who wish to advance their knowledge of FCE’s

"I really enjoyed the course... Great information! I loved the focus on research."

Dr. Jason Pajaczkowski BSc, BS, CSCS, CPT, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR(C), DACRB, ART, D.Ac Sports Specialist Chiropractor, Physical and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Specialist Chiropractor, Acupuncture February 18, 2014

What You Will Learn

Training will include hands on instruction on how to use the measurement tools, how to document clinical observations. Instruction on report generation will also be included in this course.
The per-requisite for this course would be a basic FCE training certificate.

  1. Understanding MTM
  2. What is tolerance and can you test for it?
  3. How to determine Occasional, Frequent, and constant ability
  4. What is the difference between Impairment and Disability
  5. What is the difference between Restriction and Limitation
  6. How to use Sincerity of Effort testing in an FCE
  7. Review of the current literature on FCEs

FCE Certification

On-demand: $495.00
In-Class Training: $695.00
1 on 1 Video Conference Training: $695.00
Do you want to train more than 1 person? Check out our discounted group rates:
Number of students Cost per student Total Cost
1 $695 $695
2 $647 $1294
3 $616 $1848
4 $556 $2224
5 $519 $2595

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

Who Should Attend?

Health Care Professionals who wish to become Certified FCE Evaluators and learn how to use human performance measurement tools to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations. The principal objective of this course is to introduce you to the FCE process. This includes developing the technical skills to conduct an FCE as well as, the ability to read and solve problems, reasoning by analogy, formulating good questions, and the use of the FCE data to produce a meaningful report.

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"Very educational, this will be a great help in marketing myself to companies"

Dr. Cameron Borody Resource Clinician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College February 18, 2014

What You Will Learn

You will learn to use the scientific method to perform and FCE. This includes making careful observations, understanding the referral questions, analyzing the FCE data, making appropriate recommendations and ultimately: concisely and coherently answering the referral questions. You will learn how to conduct the major types of testing used by FCE Evaluators in their quests for performing FCE’s and writing FCE reports. You will learn to communicate your discoveries to others by writing in a succinct and organized fashion. Download FCE course syllabus.


Activities of Daily Living Assessment

Group Training: $295.00
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Private Training: $495.00

Who Should Attend?

Health Care Professionals who wish to become trained to perform Activities of Daily Living Assessments. This course has been designed to prepare health care professionals to perform and write Activities of Daily Living Assessments for people working with Motor Vehicle Accident files. In addition to the extensive hands on portion, details of how these assessments function within the current legislation on both the insurance and legal side will be provided.

What You Will Learn

Assessing (ADLs) – Necessary and unnecessary tests.
Posture, pacing, and biomechanics – What you can tell clients to help them, help themselves.
Assistive Devices – What to recommend and how to use them.


Physical Demands Analysis

Group Training: $295.00
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Private Training: $495.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

Who Should Attend?

Health Care Professionals who wish to become trained to perform Physical Demands Analysis (PDA). The PDA is a systematic procedure used by healthcare providers, government agencies, employers, unions, workers and insurance providers to quantify and evaluate the exact physical, functional and environmental demands of a given task or job.

What You Will Learn

Training will include hands on instruction on how to use the measurement tools and document clinical observations. Instruction on interpretation and report writing will also be included in this course. The hands on section will cover the measurement of the following demands:

  1. Strength
  2. Mobility
  3. Agility
  4. Hand Function
  5. Aerobic Demands

The lecture portion of the course will include the following topics:

  1. What is a PDA?
  2. Who can conduct a PDA?
  3. When is a PDA performed?
  4. Where is a PDA performed?
  5. Why is a PDA performed?
  6. Understanding how to break a job into a description, its essential tasks and job demands
  7. How to write a report.

Work Hardening/Conditioning

Group Training: $295.00
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Private Training: $495.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

Who Should Attend?

Health Care Professionals who advance their knowledge of Work Hardening and Work Conditioning

What You Will Learn

Training will include hands on instruction on how to use the measurement tools and document clinical observations. Instructions on report generation will also be included in this course. The following is a list of topics that will be addressed:

  1. What is work hardening and work conditioning
  2. Settings goals for the program
  3. Creating a structured program
  4. Measuring the outcomes of the program
  5. Reporting on the program
  6. Reviewing current literature

Range of Motion Measurement

Group Training: $250.00
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Private Training: $400.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

Who Should Attend?

The Practical Range of Motion measurement lecture was created for Health Care Professionals who wish to become proficient in the use of measurement tools to measure Range of Motion. This is a valuable complement to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. The lecture shows users how to reproducibly and accurately measure range of motion (ROM). It provides additional instruction of how to measure ROM in a systematic format for more accurate impairment ratings.

What You Will Learn

Use of range of motion measurements has been limited, partly due to criticism regarding limited reproducibility. But this problem can be greatly reduced with appropriate instrumentation, consistent measurement techniques, suitable warmup exercises and accurate recording of measurements. This course provides the needed instruction to limit these potential sources of variability.

The course teaches the user in a step-by-step fashion the proper method to obtain and record ROM measurements for greater reproducibility and accuracy. Proper instrumentation and detailed warmup exercises are also described.

Training will include hands on instruction on how to use the measurement instruments, goniometers and inclinometers and how to document clinical observations.

The course will follow instruction from The Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment from the American Medical Association.
Download ROM course syllabus.


Acumar Training

Group Training: $250.00
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Private Training: $400.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.

What You Will Learn

Lafayette Instrument Company is partnering with Metriks Education, Inc. to offer private LIVE video conference training for the Acumar Inclinometer. Save money and travel time by logging in from your home or office to receive one-on-one training from an industry expert.

The Acumar training session was created for health care professionals who wish to become proficient with the Acumar Inclinometer. This is a valuable complement to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. The live training shows users how to reproducibly and accurately measure range of motion (ROM) with the Acumar Inclinometer. It provides additional instruction of how to measure ROM in a systematic format for more accurate impairment ratings.

Use of range of motion measurements has been limited, partly due to criticism regarding limited reproducibility, but this issue can be alleviated with the Acumar Inclinometer, consistent measurement techniques, suitable warm-up exercises, and accurate recording of measurements. This training provides the needed instruction to limit these potential sources of variability. The training teaches the user in a step-by-step fashion the proper method to obtain and record ROM measurements for greater reproducibility and accuracy. Training will include hands on instruction on how to use the Acumar Inclinometer and how to document clinical observations.

The course will follow instruction from The Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment from the American Medical Association. The course is broken down into four sessions: Spine, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Hands & Feet.

As an incentive to receive this training, Metriks Education is now offering a 10% discount to Acumar users by entering in the discount code ACUMAR during registration. For a limited time, the price with the discount code is $360.00.


Working with the SABS

Group Training: $250.00
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Private Training: $395.00

The Presenter

Kevin Cairns is the owner of Metriks Education. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Biomechanics, Occupational Biomechanics, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaching lectures for The Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto. In the past he has taught in  Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queens University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.