Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD

Dr. Carlo Ammendolia is the Director of the Spine Clinic and the Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada.. He is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; the Department of Surgery; and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He earned his Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and his Ph.D. in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ammendolia has been in clinical practice for over 37 years and now combines hands-on experience, research and teaching in the areas of non-operative treatment of mechanical, degenerative and inflammatory spinal disorders with a special interest in degenerative spinal stenosis. He earned his master’s of science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and his Ph.D. in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto.

Session

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Non-operative management of lumbar spinal stenosis
Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD

This boot camp program is an evidence-based multi-modal approach suited for practitioners who use manual therapy.

Focused on improving functional status especially walking ability, this session surveys the multi-faceted aspects of DLSS that includes physical impairments (patho-anatomy, spinal stiffness, lower extremity weakness and overall deconditioning), pathophysiology (neuro-ischemia) and psychosocial aspects (poor expectations and depression).

This workshop also provides step-by-step training on all necessary patient exercises, manual therapy techniques and self-management strategies. At the end of the workshop the learner will be able to implement the Boot Camp Program in their clinic.