With the endless amount of conflicting research and dogmas, clinicians are feeling frustrated and confused about how to help their patients. The CALU summit is your solution to help you gain confidence and clarity with key rehab principles including ExRx, Pain Science, and Communication.
Sep 30th - Oct 2nd
The Hottest Virtual Play Date of The Year.
If you want a complete outline of the summit weekend, you can download our Event PDF below which covers everything in detail. Otherwise, read on for more details!
You will not find another event in our industry quite like the CALU Summit. Why is that? It starts with the learning environment we foster. The CALU Summit is not another passive-didactic educational event where you are lectured at all weekend. We believe in bi-directional and active learning, grounded in our values of: humility, critical thinking, and openness.
From the CALU team to our speakers, the leaders of this event role-model these values, creating a powerful learning environment that feeds off of constructive conversations, constructive challenges, and collaboration. We believe that this is the secret sauce for truly deep learning, as well as creating an extremely engaging and fun experience for everyone involved.
This three day weekend event will go deep covering three of the most common presentations across MSK rehab:
- Low Back Pain Rehab
- Hip Pain Rehab
- Shoulder Pain Rehab
The sessions are designed intentionally to help link key principles that build over the weekend. While these populations might seem specific, the lessons learned will undoubtedly transcend into your overall treatment approach. Each population is broken up into two sessions: one focusing on Communication and Psychosocial Considerations, and the other focusing on Exercise Prescription through a BPS lens. We believe that high value MSK care is grounded in excellence in these two domains, hence the focus. While they are “seperated,” our speakers collaborate to ensure consistency and shared themes that build from session-to-session, and day-to-day, leaving attendees with key takeaways from the weekend.
Each session is designed to be informative, yet engaging, and most importantly, inspire deep critical thinking for group breakout sessions. The sessions run as follows:
- Lecture (35’)
- Case Study 1 + Critical Thinking Prompts (10’)
- Breakout sessions (15’)
- Q&A (5-15’)
- Case Study 2 + Critical Thinking Prompts (10’)
- Breakout sessions (15’)
- Q&A (5-15’)
SO, If you want to:
- Improve your confidence with communication skills, exercise knowledge, and critical thinking in MSK rehab
- Improve your ability to provide high value care in MSK rehab
- Connect with passionate, dedicated, and inspiring MSK providers and students
- Make a positive impact on the MSK industry
Then this summit is for you.
Change may begin at the individual level, but larger scale moves require the collective effort of a like-minded group of people. We are pooling our efforts and welcoming any and all open minded and motivated individuals to be a part of this movement, with the goal of becoming a tempered, but radical force in the mission to drive positive change in healthcare and set a new standard in the clinical and coaching worlds.
You are not alone in feeling frustrated, confused, and eager to take steps towards a better future for your patients and clients, but not knowing where to start. We have created and will continue to cultivate a community of genuine, humble, and determined individuals that are not afraid to challenge themselves, are open to being wrong, and will not stop until they see things change for the better. It may start with individual small scale, local impact, but you’d be surprised how that can trickle outward and reach the masses. That is the ripple effect we aim for.
Evidence is our fuel. We can no longer ignore the research that highlights the ongoing chronic pain epidemic and the astronomical spending that goes into potentially preventable ailments. We cannot ignore the data that show the high utilization of low value interventions and poor long term outcomes, including reinjury rates and failed surgeries.
We are here to demand more from ourselves and others in our professions so that we can see these data trend in a positive direction in the future.
Changing the Game:
The drive to make a positive impact on the clinical and coaching worlds, and to ultimately drive large scale change in healthcare is not something we take lightly. We aim to do better as we know better, and this summit is one such way that we will practice what we preach.
We are going to provide a very different experience than a traditional continuing education course. We are going to challenge our biases and beliefs, have really difficult conversations, entertain new ideas, and set the stage for possibly doing things a bit differently once we leave this summit. We are going to work through all of this TOGETHER, and make sure that conversations do not reside in echo chambers, but rather, entertain various theories and opinions, and stimulate deep discussion. Our hope is that you look back on this event and see it as something that was truly impactful and instrumental in your development as a human and clinician/coach. Above all else, we want you to leave us feeling invigorated and motivated to lead the charge as an evangelist of positive change.
Are you in?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret
“The Clinical Athlete and LevelUp Initiative teams exceeded all expectations with the CALU summit. The environment they created fostered amazing networking opportunities because everyone was included and felt welcome to speak up. Sometimes being at a conference with your heroes can be intimidating. The event made it feel okay to be vulnerable and admit what you don’t know while helping you through the learning process!”
“Personally, an event like CALU isn't just about learning and brain gains. It's also about all the passionate people that you meet who inspire you to be better and do better. People aren't just here to fulfill CEU requirements. It's the people who care and want to make a change in the profession. It's a movement!”
“The CALU Summit was one of the best continuing education experiences I have had in months. Even going virtual, the presenters were engaging and clearly care about their content. This summit was important to me in developing additional communication skills and addressing the exercise prescription parameters that I feel PT education is lacking. As a new grad/early clinician, this summit is a MUST!”
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