Dr. Shawn Thistle Chiropractor, Seminar & Conference Speaker, Medico-legal Consultant Toronto

FEES (Canadian Dollars) Negotiated Depending On:

  • Location
  • Length of presentation
    • minimum 1/2 hour
    • 1 day seminars (5 - 8 hours)
    • multi-day seminars
  • Whether the presentation has to be specifically developed for your event or is to be one of the topics listed above
  • Travel expenses must be covered


Presentations include topics such as the examples below or can be developed to suit your requirements.
  • 'Spinal Health & Visceral Conditions'
    The complex relationship between spinal 'health' – encompassing structural integrity, function, mobility/movement (or lack thereof) etc. – and organ function or disease has always been both fascinating and controversial. This lecture examines the state of the literature on visceral conditions and how manual treatments directed at the spine – primarily manipulation/adjusting – can influence them.
  • 'Osteoarthritis – Providing Evidence-Informed Treatment Options for an Aging Society'
    In this lecture, we will discuss the current state of knowledge about OA, including: epidemiology, risk factors, societal impact, pathogenesis, pain mechanisms and clinical considerations.
  • 'Regional Interdependence – Discussing Clinical Applications in an Evidence-Informed Manner'
    Regional interdependence is the concept that seemingly unrelated impairments in a remote anatomical region may contribute to, or be associated with, a patient's primary complaint (think of the childhood favourite song – "...the hip bone's connected to the..."). This lecture will highlight the relevance of this concept and discuss the state of the supporting evidence.
  • 'Musculoskeletal Medicine Myths'
    This title should speak for itself! Bringing us full circle, back to the rational integration of research, knowledge, clinical observation and theory, this lecture features frank, evidence-based discussion of some commonly revered beliefs in manual medicine.
  • 'Concussion: An Evidence-Informed Clinical Primer for Chiropractors'
    This informative 90 minute session will be a clinician primer on contemporary concepts in concussion assessment and management for chiropractors. On-field and clinical assessment, as well as treatment and management of concussion is becoming more evidence-based as new literature emerges to address best practices and support clinical decision making. DCs will often consult and treat patients with recent/acute or prior concussion(s) in clinical practice, whether providing care to athletes at sporting events or dealing with a general patient population. Because athletes are often eager to return to play and potential serious injury may result if they return too early, it is important that concussion be managed following current practice guidelines to ensure best practices are followed.
  • 'Demystifying Research'
    How can chiropractors and physiotherapists relate to and consume research in a way that is meaningful, rational, and impactful for their patients? Common misconceptions, barriers to dissemination, and research considerations specific to manual medicine are discussed.
  • 'Low Back Pain Clinical Concepts & Research Updates'
    A discussion of the current status of LBP as a contemporary healthcare crisis - including its prevalence, prognosis, healthcare system and societal impact, current medical management & Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • 'The Hip - A Central Factor in Numerous Musculoskeletal Syndromes'
    Covers recent research developments, differential diagnosis, practical assessment and treatment tools, and functional rehabilitation approaches.
  • 'Are All Cases of Low Back Pain the Same?'
    Rational Integration of Clinical Prediction Rule Concepts for Your LBP Patients.
  • 'The Relationship Between the Thoracic Spine & Common Neck & Shoulder Conditions'
    Recent research is discussed linking treatment directed toward the thoracic region as an alternative or complementary approach for addressing neck and shoulder complaints. A logical blend of research integration and practical application.
  • 'Neck Pain: A Contemporary Clinical Approach'
    The integration of current cervical spine research into clinical practice. We, as clinicians, need to amalgamate and integrate a HUGE amount of emerging evidence into our day to day practice patterns - no small task.


  • Dr. Thistle requires approximately 2-3 months' notice if you want him to present one of the topics listed above.
  • Please allow approximately 6 months (or more, if possible) if you require a specialized presentation developed for your group/event.
  • Shawn is happy to suggest possible dates available in his schedule if you have not already chosen a date.

Shawn Speaking @

All scheduled events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norwegian Chiropractic
October 25-26 / 2019
Keynote Address & Seminar Presentations
Norwegian Chiropractic Conference October 25-26 / 2019
Norwegian Chiropractic Conference October 25-26 / 2019
Norwegian Chiropractic Conference October 25-26 / 2019
Norwegian Chiropractic Conference October 25-26 / 2019

Contact Shawn

CALL: 647.286.4728
Toronto Canada

Dr. Shawn Thistle
Seminar & Conference Speaker
Medico-Legal Consultant

Website Design, Maintenance & Hosting By
Thistle Site Design/Joomla!® Specialists

Shawn Speaking @

All  scheduled events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dr. Thistle develops & presents live Continuing Education Seminars as well as online E-Seminars providing structured credit hours.

SEMINARS More Info & Registration
Go to top