BCD ACADEMY + CLINIC
AUM UNIVERSITY . FACULTY OF MEDICINE
A J O I N T
P A I N M A N A G E M E N T & T H E R A P Y C E R T I F I C A T I O N P R O G R A M
PHYS-ED UNIVERSITY MAJORS,
HEALTH & FITNESS COLLEGE PROGRAM STUDENTS,
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS
JOIN THE TEAM & START TREATING & MANAGING PAIN PATIENTS AS A CERTIFIED PAIN THERAPY PRACTITIONER [PTP]
YOUR NAME HERE
CERTIFIED PAIN MANAGEMENT + THERAPY PRACTITIONER
PEOPLE WITH PAIN must participate in affordable graduated fitness-based programs guided by personal trainers to feel, look, be & live well.
Doctors must work with the fitness industry, not on a referral basis but in a professional colleague-to-colleague patient management team basis. A grossly high number of daily family medicine patient visits can & should be involved with pain & fitness programs offered by certified trainers.
Patients should be allowed the opportunity to enter a comprehensive active therapy & fitness program from an 'unwell' pain stage of physical & mental impairment.
The future of fitness trainers must involve guiding, educating, managing, treating & supporting the patient from a pain unwell stage to strength & conditioning.
This can and should be executed under the care of one practitioner. Having pain management & treatment accreditation combined with a fitness trainer specialty will allow for a successful management of patients with incredible treatment outcomes.
This is why every trainer should be Pain Therapy Practitioner [PTP] educated, examined, certified & membered with the Better Call Doc Academy & the American University of Montserrat's Faculty of Medicine.
The certified [PTP] trainer can accept patients with pain-limiting impairments, then work with these pain patients on their journey toward a strong, independent, active lifestyle...& beyond.
Dr. Michel Rice DC AADEP MD
Director of Clinical Operations BCD Academy
Associate Dean of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Montserrat
STATEMENT FROM THE DESK OF
THE ACADEMY'S DIRECTOR
DR. MICHEL RICE
The Better Call Doc Pain Therapy Practitioner [PTP] program provides education & clinical training in the treatment of NMS (neuromusculoskeletal) pain.
The program allows [PTP] practitioners to extend hands-on in-clinic care as well as tele-medicine consults. The [PTP] treats and manages NMS (NeuroMusculoSkeletal) pain, injuries and conditions.
The Academy's approach to teaching the program is unique in it's methods. We use identical training methods used to teach our intern students in the Faculty of Medicine at the AUM University in both Montserrat and Chicago.
The methods allow for professional, safe patient handling.
The Better Call Doc Pain Therapy Practitioner [PTP] program provides education & clinical training in the treatment of NMS-type pain.
The program allows [PTP] practitioners to extend hands-on in-clinic care as well as tele-medicine consults.
The Academy's approach in teaching the program is unique in its methods. We use identical training methods used to train our intern students in the Faculty of Medicine at the AUM University in both Montserrat and Chicago.
[ P T P ]
Elbow and hand pain
Ankle and feet pain
Circulation problems in the feet
Tension, sprains and strains
Degenerative disc disease
To The Future Trainer & Existing Trainer
E M P O W E R
Empower yourself ... become a Better Call Doc Academy + AUM University + NASM graduate.
P R I D E
We are proud to offer a consortium of education institutions whose sole mission is to extend the highest levels of education with a special selection of programs designed especially to empower you.
Complete your certification level with the right combination of courses that will empower you as a specialist.
S P O R T S M E D I C I N E
U N I V E R S I T Y C E R T I F I C A T I O N
Health, fitness & clinical courses are extended by the American University of Montserrat, Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Better Call Doc Academy. Our selection of NASM as our academic partners allows for all of their certification programs to be extended by us as a means to add more health & fitness specialities in our curriculum.
M E N T O R I I N S T R U C T I C O A C H I T E A C H
Trainers can associate with our professors of medicine & join our post-graduate staff as NASM-BCD Academy mentors, instructors & coaches.
Course content, select delivery, audits & certification processes are headed by the AUM Faculty of Medicine professor staff.
MAX - OUT YOUR TRAINING PRACTICE
EXPAND YOUR SERVICES TO INCLUDE
PAIN & MANAGEMENT THERAPY
Our clinical programs teach you how to
R E P A I R
R E P A I R . . . R E S H A P E
...then, you do
the thing you do..
R E S H A P E.
N M S
Better Call Doc [PTP] extends pain relief treatments for neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions from head to toe.
Through hands-on care and tele-medicine consults the [PTP] can treat & manage pain, injuries and impairments.
Elbow and hand pain
Ankle and feet pain
Circulation problems in the feet
Tension, sprains and strains
Degenerative disc disease
O N E
R E A S O N
WHY YOU SHOULD BE A [PTP] PAIN THERAPY PRACTITIONER
Your future as a fitness trainer must do more than just train clients.
Today, chiropractors and physiotherapists are competing with you to train your clients.
Being certified as a [PTP] practitioner that can accept and treat patients in pain is the answer to getting and keeping your clients.
O U R G U A R A N T E E
Our examination processes allow for a successful completion of the program. All aspects of learning & training such as research papers, practicum clinical case studies, hands on reviews alongside our mentors, instructors and coaches is how we get you certified.
It gets better. After completion of the course, we work with you to build your practice and optimize your income through educational mentoring programs.
BECOME A PAIN THERAPY PRACTITIONER [PTP]
Managing Acute & Chronic Pain ~ Passive Treatment Formularies + Rehab
THE [ PTP ] PROGRAM IS
R E F O R M I N G & E M P O W E R I N G
THE FITNESS PROFESSIONAL.
BEING A [PTP] WILL QUICKLY MAX-OUT YOUR FITNESS PRACTICE & GENERATE TONS OF REFERRALS.
LET'S NOT FORGET THAT IT ALSO GIVES YOU MUCH MORE FULFILLMENT FROM YOUR PRACTICE.
B E T T E R C A L L D O C A C A D E M Y
IS THE ONLY ACADEMIC
C O N S O R T I U M & C L I N I C O F F E R I N G
C L I N I C A L T H E R A P Y C E R T I F I C A T I O N S P E C I A L T I E S
FORMULATED JUST FOR TRAINERS
Students can apply if they have an undergraduate degree or certificate in the following health specialties:
Physio-Therapy Assistant or Personal Support Worker
International Physiotherapy (BSc) Graduate
International Medical Students & Graduate
Bachelors of Physical Education
W H Y S H O U L D Y O U A P P L Y
Do you have a degree in kinesiology? A Bachelors Degree in Phys Ed?
Are you a Physio Therapy Assistant, Personal Support Worker or Fitness Trainer? Medical or Physiotherapy International Graduate?
Can't find decent employment?
Are you a trainer who wishes you could easily recruit clients or offer more services to your clients?
F A c T
Bureau of Statistics USA:
Personal training is one of the fastest growing professions in America.
But there are problems:
1. Competition is growing &
2. Other professions like chiro & physio are competing for your clients &
3. The yearly revenues are still not enough to make ends meet.
C O M P E T I T I O N I S R I S I N G
T H E C L U B T R A I N E R P A Y
I S N ' T S O G R E A T - WE KNOW!
NASM + THE BCD ACADEMY +
THE AUM UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS ARE
DESIGNED TO FIX THAT!
1. WE EMPOWER TRAINERS BY POSITIONING THEM NEXT TO
PHYSIOS AND CHIROS PROFESSIONALLY;
2. OUR SPECIALTIES CAN EASILY TRIPLE THE TRAINER'S INCOME;
3. OUR SPECIALTIES EASILY RECRUIT NEW CLIENTS
WHEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY IN PAIN.
Better Call Doc is dedicated
to changing all that!
Y o u w i l l b e q u a l i f i e d t o w o r k
1. I n d e p e n d a n t l y a s a [ P T P ] &
2. I n a c l i n i c s e t t i n g w i t h a t e a m o f o t h e r h e a l t h p r a c t i t i o n e r s .
The Pain Therapy Practitioner [PTP] specialty will qualify you to set-up and own your own practice. You could also be an equal associate with other practitioners such as physio or chiro clinics. Other practice choices can involve working on a team of chiro and physio practitioners.
BCD Academy is very excited to be offering a post-graduate [PTP] certification program. The program is tied into the consortium with the American University of Montserrat, Faculty of Medicine.
The program is a 4-month intensive curriculum (one semester) involving both classroom time and practical training. The entire program runs synchronously. Students are expected to be current on the content of their graduate degrees (know their stuff) and be able to independently catch-up on topics they will need to be expected to know during the program (do their homework).
The BCD Academy is classified as a professional skills upgrading certificate-granting program. The BCD Academy acceptance criteria and curriculum content is exempted from the Private Career College Act. See below for more details.
Our selection process is steadfast, extensively reviewed & selective. Once accepted, the training is not conducted in large student group formats. All of our training, academic & clinical, is conducted in a small individualized format. Our processes are conducted in this format in order to allow our graduates immediate opportunities to set-up their practices.
In simpler words, the Academy takes care of its graduates beyond the certification level.
[PTP] M O D U L E S
This module teaches the Therapy Practitioner in training the ins and outs of patient management. The practitioner will learn all of the administrative details in running a clinic, which includes subjects like clinical forms, patient intake forms, accounting software and software patient data as well as other important subjects such as jurisprudence and medical ethics.
This last module covers all of the business aspects in running an independent practice.
We will be reviewing your individual practice goals such as combining your new BCD accreditation with your existing credentials, setting up a practice independently in a particular area, arranging for BCD to help you find a clinic position as an associate practitioner.
Individual financial details will be evaluated in order to assist with your new practice. Marketing and clinic interior design is also discussed in this module.
The marketing plan will involve social medial, local advertising, corporate wellness projects and health care classes.
PATIENT MANAGEMENT FOR PRACTICE
A key module to owning a successful practice is implementing exemplary patient management tactics, skills & techniques.
These management directives are taught & put into practice during the practicum portion of the course.
The [PTP] finals involve a university-level examination process. This involves the following:
1) verbal examination
2) practical examination
3) written examination that is not multiple choice
4) internship with a write up of 12 case studies of actual patients
5) research proposal
After completion of the above described examination processes, the student then qualifies to apply for graduation.
Post-grad students then have the following choices of involvement:
1) choice to continue to work alongside the Academy as Mentors, Instructors & Coaches
2) [PTP] assistance with their professionoal brand develoopment.
Your certification journey will start with a review of human anatomy from both a macro and microscopic perspective as related specifically to pain pathways. Pain must be understood from many disciplines of clinical sciences: neuroscience, pathology, orthopedics, neurology.
Understanding all pain types and their clinical interpretation will also be reviewed in this first module.
UNDERSTANDING THE PATIENT
The psychology of pain will be taught in this module. A review of current evidence-based medicine research on the subject of pain as related to mental health issues will be reviewed.
As well, substance abuse and current medicinal mechanisms of action will be covered in this module.
Better Call Doc has developed a unique treatment and patient management method. The Pain Therapy Practitioner [PTP] is trained to work with 20 different types of therapeutic modalities as well as how some modalities have been modified or clinically designed to improve efficacy and treatment outcomes.
This module is the longest and requires both academic classes and a large practicum session where students practice therapy techniques on each other and with model patients.
H O W T O A P P L Y F O R [ P T P ]
C E R T I F I C A T I O N
We welcome all inquiries on this exciting, program. You may also begin the application process via the Academy tab on this website or click below.
As mentioned above, the Better Call Doc Pain Relief Therapy Academy is PCC (Private Career College) exempt from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Superintendent governing Act (PPC Act, 2005, S.O. 2005).
The exemption clause BCD is attesting to Clause IX, Professional Development and Skills Upgrading. the program offered by BCD intends for individuals who already have experience in a related vocation. The BCD Academy's [PTP] program has a purpose of upgrading and/or updating the students' qualifications, which will entitle them a license from the BCD to be independent pain therapy practitioners. The certification program grants a diploma entitled: Better Call Doc Pain Therapy Practitioner. The health service specialty's provincial registry is entitled: health care or service / pain relief.
The [PTP] program is also under the direction of the American University of Montserrat, Faculty of Medicine. The AUM is licensed by the respective government & has a fully licensed Charter granted by the Prime Minister of Montserrat.
For more information please consult with the Academy's Admissions Department.