Dates released for PCE Prep Course for November 2018 PCE Practical Component

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Physical Therapy Development Institute is happy to announce the dates for our PCE Prep Course for the November 2018 PCE: Clinical Component. We have updated the course for 2018 and have expanded it to 5 weeks to include more material, more practice time, and more mock questions!

This course is designed to tackle all concerns students have while preparing for the PCE. Our 5 week program is designed to prepare both Canadian and International Physiotherapy Residents for the Clinical Component.

The 5 week program includes a 277 page PTDI: 2018 PCE CLINICAL COMPONENT STUDY GUIDE (NEW UPDATED VERSION – our 6th edition) to allow you to review all the course material prior to each course date. This comprehensive handbook is designed to help guide you in your preparation for your Physiotherapy Competency Exam!

The course is limited to 16 students. There are only 12 spaces available for the full 5 weeks including OSCE. 4 spaces will be for the first 4 weeks of the course only, as spaces are very limited for the mock OSCE exam on the 5th week. The PTDI: 2018 PCE CLINICAL COMPONENT STUDY GUIDE is included with both the 4 week and 5 week program.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided on each day of the course. Please contact us if you have any dietary restrictions so that we may accommodate accordingly.


Course Dates (5 Days):

Saturday September 1 (Day 1)
Saturday September 8 (Day 2)
Saturday September 15 (Day 3)
Saturday September 22 (Day 4)

Saturday September 29 (Day 5 Mock OSCE day)

Propel Physiotherapy
1 Eva Rd #107
Etobicoke, ON
M9C 4Z5

What our course includes:

  1. Comprehensive study guide which covers the major topics you will need to pass.
  2. Includes detailed assessment and treatment techniques that you will need to know for MSK, cardiorespiratory, neurological, multi-systems, amputations/post-op, and pediatric conditions.
  3. Includes relevant Professional Practice information that you need to know to practice safely in Canada.
  4. 5 week program (4 day education + daily mock exams, 1 day OSCE examination).
  5. High instructor to student ratio to give you the personal attention and feedback you need.
  6. Connect with other PCE candidates who are serious about passing the PCE and form practice groups.
  7. Practice with gait aids, modalities, and other assessment and treatment devices.
  8. Online community with full access to our team of Canadian-educated Registered Physiotherapists until you take the exam.




Online component:
Expectations and structure of PCE (1 hour 35 minutes)
Online class forum and discussion


Saturday September 1 –  Day 1 (9am-6pm):

  • Professional standards of practice
  • Safety and professional issues
  • Mobility aids, ambulation and transfers
  • Post-operative conditions and considerations
  • Mock examination & feedback

Saturday September 8 – Day 2 (9am-6pm):

  • Review of day 1 Q&A
  • Cardiorespiratory subjective and objective examination
    o   Inspection
    o   Palpation
    o   Percussion
    o   Auscultation
  • Cardiorespiratory treatment techniques
    o   Secretion clearance techniques
    o   Proper use of respiratory devices
    o   Education and self-management techniques
  • Musculoskeletal subjective and objective examination
    o  Movement Examination
    o   Goniometry
    o   Manual muscle testing
    o   Reviewing special tests
    o   Quadrant scan exam

Saturday September 15 – Day 3 (9am-6pm):

  • Review of day 2 Q&A
  • Musculoskeletal treatment techniques
    o   Mobilizations
    o   AROM/AAROM/PROM/Resistance
    o   Proprioception exercises
    o   Exercise principles
  • Neuro Scan Exam
  • Modalities
  • Mock examination & feedback
  • Multisystem
    o   Overview of arthritic and systemic conditions
    o   Education to patients
    o   Treatment techniques
  • Mock examination & feedback

Saturday September 22 – Day 4 (9am-6pm):

  • Review of day 3 Q&A
  • Neurological subjective and objective examination
    o   Balance
    o   Safe handling and bed positioning of neurological patients
    o   Neurological treatment techniques
    o   Exercise prescription and considerations
  • Paediatrics
    o   Gross developmental milestones
    o   Neurodevelopmental techniques
  • Mock examination & feedback

Saturday September 29 – Day 5  Mock OSCE day  (9am-6pm):
Limited to 12 students.

  • Mock examinations
    o   5 minute stations with post-encounter probe
    o   10 minute stations
  • Group Feedback
  • Individual Feedback

*Schedule subject to change

Please contact us regarding special pricing offers.

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