Owner and clinical director of:
McCallum Physiotherapy Clinic, Abbotsford, BC. Canada.
My primary work here is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of chronic neck dysfunctions [especially post-MVA] and I receive patient referrals from physiotherapists throughout Canada and the USA.
I worked with Dr V Pratt MD (Abbotsford) for 20 years (1990-2010) investigating the use of Prolotherapy in the management of chronic neck dysfunction.
Orthopaedic And Sports Injury Services (OASIS) clinic Mission, B.C., Canada
The primary function of the OASIS clinic is the rehabilitation of industrial and motor vehicle accident patients with a view to ‘early activation’ and a more rapid return to work.
Senior lecturer and the Chief Examiner (retired) for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).Senior lecturer and the Chief Examiner for the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), a teaching arm of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (AAOMT).
Teacher and clinical instructor for the post-professional Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy Program (DScPT) at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan (1994-present). This post-professional Doctoral degree focuses specifically on becoming a master clinician in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
Clinical instructor and clinical mentor to students of:
- Andrews University Doctor of Science Degree (DScPT)
- the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT);
- the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT)
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
Qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP), graduating at the Nottingham School of Physiotherapy, Nottingham, England.
Immigrated to Canada. Qualified for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (MCPA).
Registered as a teacher of the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA.
Successfully challenged both Part ‘A’ and Part ‘B’ of the Examinations of the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA.
Invited to be an Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA.
Invited to become a member of the Board of Chief Examiners for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA.
Currently a member of the Orthopaedic Division is invited, or may apply, to be an Examiner if:
- The member has been qualified for ten years or more,
- The member has passed both levels of the Orthopaedic Examination,
- The member has taught all levels of orthopaedic manual therapy courses leading up to the Level “A” Examination,
- The member has contributed to the development of the Orthopaedic Division through presentation of clinical papers, clinical investigation or research, etc., and may become an examiner on completion of a “probationary” examination process.
An examiner may be invited to become a member of the Chief Examiners Board by continued competence as an examiner, made by exemplary clinical promotion of manual therapy education).
Certificate O.M.T. Certificate O.M.T. Certified clinical instructor of the Kalterborn/Evjenth system of orthopaedic manual therapy (Norwegian).
Post Graduate Education
Various courses in orthopaedic manual therapy with teachers of the Dr James Cyriax (Physical medicine) and Alan Stoddard (Osteopathy)systems of OMT.
E1/V1 R. Walmsley PT., Kingston, Ontario
E2 and V2 with J. Oldham PT. U of T Ont.
TENS and Acupuncture course. C. Fowler, PT. Kingston,Ont.
Acupuncture course with Ron Brickey PT, D. Lamb PT, Toronto , Ont
Courses with The National Academy of Acupuncture. Edmonton, Alta. Dr W Chan MD.
E3 and V3 with Martha Shivas, Calgary, Alta.
Vertebral Manipulation Course, Kaltenborn / Evjenth, Victoria, BC.
A series of courses from Dr F Mitchell (Osteopath) on ‘Muscle Energy Technique’ and ‘Cranial Osteopathy’
Vertebral manipulation, Evjenth / Stoddard / Hamburg, Canarie Isles.
VWorkshop on “Surface EMG” technique.
Staff therapist at St Helier General Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, England
Staff therapist at Sarnia General Hospital, Sarnia, Ont., Canada
Staff therapist at Northwest Physiotherapy Clinic, Calgary, Alta.Duties included attending University of Calgary athletes (Calgary ‘Dinosaurs’), Calgary Stampeders Football, and Calgary Cowboy Hockey teams.
Started own private practice as McCallum Physiotherapy Clinic.
Clinical Papers Presented
Orthopaedic Division of CPA annual meeting, Victoria BC.“Cervico-clavicular syndrome”.
Washington State Osteopathic Annual Conference, Seattle Wash. “Thoracic and cervical involvement in shoulder girdle dysfunction”.
CPA National Annual Conference. Vancouver BC. “Stress tests of the accessory ligaments of the shoulder girdle”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Edmonton, Alta. “Striding – the primary function of the lower limb”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Montreal, Que. Paper 1 – “Biomechanics of the cranio-vertebral joints”. Paper 2 – “Examination, including stress tests, of the cranio-vertebral joints”
CPA National Annual Conference, St John, N.B. “Shoulder conditions that mimic bicipital tendinitis”
3rd National Orthopaedic Symposium, Vancouver, BC. “Biomechanics of the ‘medial and lateral’ foot.
Quebec Corporation of Physiotherapists Annual Symposium. Bromont, Que. “Assessment and management of upper cervical injury following high momentum trauma”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Ottawa, Ont. “Assessment of lumbar intervertebral instability”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Calgary, Alta. “Chronic forward head posture as a respiratory dysfunction”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Toronto, Ont. “Correlationof trunk flexor and extensor power ratios in patients with lumbar segmental instability – a Dynatrac study”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Winnepeg, Man.Key speaker
1st paper – “Lumbar segmental instability secondary to lumbar disc protrusion”.
2nd paper – “Assessment and management of lumbar segmental instability”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Vancouver, BC. “Objective correlation between lumbar segmental instability and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction”.
UBC Symposium on “Shoulder Girdle Dysfunction”. Vancouver, BC.
“Shoulder girdle dysfunctions resulting from high momentum cervical injuries”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Halifax, NS. “The hip bone’s connected to the foot bone – the ‘Spinal Engine’ revisited”.
National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, Ottawa, Ont. “Scapular motion dysfunctions”.
19th National Orthopaedic Division symposium, Montreal QC. September. “Trigeminal symptoms of cervical origin”.
21st National Orthopaedic Division Symposium, St Johns NFD. “A biomechanical and clinically reasoned approach to rehabilitation of inversion sprains of the ankle”.
International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), Vancouver, BC.
Paper 1 – “Principles of assessment and treatment using ‘muscle energy’ techniques to the pelvis”.
Paper 2 – “The Functional Shoulder Girdle”.
NInternational Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), Gran Canary, Canary Is. “Assessment and treatment of thoracic spine lesions affecting shoulder girdle function”.
International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), Vail, Co, USA.
Paper 1 – “Stress tests of the cranio-vertebral joints”.
Paper 2 – “Hypermobility vs instability of the intervertebral joints”.
Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapist Association, National Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
“Assessment and management of cervical and lumbar spine segmental instability”.
1st National Symposium of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), Colorado Springs, Col, USA.
“Objective tests identifying the presence of segmental lumbar instability”.
McKenzie Institute International Symposium, New Orleans, USA. “Assessment and management of cervical segmental instability”.
2nd National Symposium of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), Colorado Springs, Col, USA. “Scapular motion dysfunctions”.
2American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA Key speaker
1st paper – “The dangers of cervical manipulation”
2nd paper – “The Indications and Protocols for Prolotherapy”
3rd National Symposium of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Washington DC, USA. “The History of Manual Therapy”.
Combined conference of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, The Ola Grimsby Institute and The Institute of Physical Arts, Portland, Oregon, USA. June. Key Speaker
“The biomechanics, assessment and treatment techniques of the costo-vertebral joints”.
The OGI Competency Forum (Ola Grimsby Institute). Annual meeting. Washington DC. August.”An evidence based review of the passive lumbar extension protocol and a proposed mechanism of the postero-lateral disc protrusion”.
International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists (IFOMT). Rotterdam, Holland. June. International Teachers Meeting. “Trigeminal symptoms of cervical origin”.
The Arizona Physical Therapist Association Orthopaedic Symposium. May. Key Speaker. “Differential diagnosis in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy”.
2010 National Symposium of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. November, Dallas TX. “The ‘Facilitated Segment’ revisited”.
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Focused symposium lead speaker with Freddy Kaltenborn and Roger Kerry. September. Quebec City, Canada. “Specific spinal segmental thrust techniques”
National Symposium of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. June. Seattle, Wa. “The role of the thoraco-lumbar junction in maintaining lumbo-sacral instability”.
Women’s Health Section APTA. October, San Antonio, TX. A 2 day ‘Focused Symposium’ on the value of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in women’s health. Also, emphasis on gender vulnerability within the workplace and MVAs.
Instigated and developed the Canadian Upper and Lower Quadrant courses. These courses concentrate on complex inter-related and chronic musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. They are currently an integral part of the curriculum of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA and NAIOMT, and have been incorporated into curriculum as Level III courses.
Instigated and developed the Three Month Intermediate Manual Therapy course, held biannually in Vancouver, BC, aimed at giving developing manual therapists within Canada intensive supervised clinical instruction with teachers of manual therapy.
Founded the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (IFOMT), whose aim is to teach and develop manual therapy skills to Physical Therapists within the USA. It is one of the few instructional institutes recognised by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (AAOMT).
Selected to represent Canada at a special meeting of IFOMT to discuss and demonstrate the differences between Chiropractic and Physical Therapy high velocity, manipulative techniques.
Recipient of a CPA ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in post-graduate education with specific regard to Biomechanics and Clinical Reasoning.
Recipient of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) David Lamb ‘Golden Hands’ Award.
Recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (AAOMT) Kaltenborn ‘Teach I must’ Award.
Lifetime Membership Award from the Canadian Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy
Commendation from the District of Mission and inducted in the ‘Mission Sports Hall of Fame’ for services in the BC Winter Games 2014.
“Stress tests of the craniovertebral joints” Greg Grieves Â‘Modern Manual Therapy’ 2nd edition.
“A craniovertebral joint case study” Mark Jones and Darren Rivett (Pub: Elsevier Science) Â‘Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists’.
“Manipulative Thrust Techniques”
Erl Pettman (Pub: Aphema Publishing)