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Spinemobility’s Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis       

Program Overview

The Boot camp program is an evidence-based multi-modal approach suited for practitioners who use manual therapy. The approach is focused on improving functional status especially walking ability. The program is directed to the multi-faceted aspects of lumbar spinal stenosis 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 will provide step-by-step training on how to perform all necessary patient exercises, manual therapy techniques and how to provide patents with self-management strategies. At the end of the workshop the learner will be able to implement the Boot Camp Program in their clinic.    

Read more about the Importance of the Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

About the Instructor

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. He received his MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and his PhD in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ammendolia 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.

In 2012 and 2017, Dr. Ammendolia was recipient of the Professorship in Spine Award from the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine. In 2015, he was awarded the Chiropractor of the Year Award from the Ontario Chiropractic Association and in 2016 the Researcher of the Year Award from the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Ammendolia has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and now combines clinical practice, research and teaching in the areas of non-operative treatment of mechanical, degenerative and inflammatory spinal disorders. Dr. Ammendolia has been designated as a world expert in spinal stenosis by Expertscape- based on his number of publications in this area in the past 10 years. He is the founder of Spinemobility, a not-for-profit Research and Resource Centre aimed at developing and testing programs for spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Ammendolia developed the Boot Camp Programs for lumbar spinal stenosis, persistent low back pain, persistent neck pain, ankylosing spondylitis, sciatica, persistent shoulder pain, knee and hip OA and fibromyalgia. He conducts workshops worldwide on his boot camp programs.

Course Details

Target Audience: Physical Therapists and Chiropractors

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Time: 8:00a – 5:00p EST

Format: In-person didactic instruction and hands-on lab activities


University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy,

100 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Contact Hours:  8 Total

Physical Therapists: This course is pre-approved for 8 continuing education units for PT’s (Pennsylvania). 


  • PA: This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic for 8 credits.
  • Ohio: This course meets the general requirements for all continuing education programs for 8 CE credits.
  • MD: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic for 8 credits.

*Important note about CEUs:  Continuing education requirements vary by discipline, association, and state.  It is the responsibility of licensees to follow rules and regulations related to the maintenance of licensure and certifications in their states and organizations. Be sure to visit the requirements of your certification or license if you plan to use this course towards renewal.

If your state or agency requires pre-approval from an accrediting board, you can request the process for obtaining CEU's as an individual participant with that association. Once enrolled in the course you will have access to the most common documents that are required for CEU approval to assist with this process.

Educational Materials 

Workshop Syllabus 

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Seminar 


Early Bird (July 5 – July 31, 2023): $350 - Use code SPINE993 at checkout
Registration: $400 

Registration will be capped at 60 participants. Registration fees includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and education materials (workbook and 2 DVDs).


Contact Us

Contact Dr. Michael Schneider ( with any questions related to the workshop.