Cory Blickenstaff owns and operates Forward Motion Physical Therapy (http://blog.forwardmotionpt.com), which provides on the job site physical therapy clinics in the Vancouver, WA area utilizing various movement and manual therapy approaches to empower people toward an autonomous state of health as it relates to movement.
"This is perhaps the most informative weekend course I’ve ever taken. Cory brings together an expansive scope of ideas, evidence, and information. Novel Movement and Edgework weaves together movement paradigms and manual therapy practices with concepts from exposure therapies, graded activity, behavioural experiments, inhibitory learning, and motivational interviewing. I came away with a remarkably cohesive framework to use these tools in an effective and patient centred way. "
"Edgework is a great, practical approach to applying pain science in the clinic. Getting people moving is such an important part of helping people get better, and Edgework is a wonderful way to do it!"
"Cory’s ability to breakdown and synthesize evidence is far better than anyone on any previous course I have attended. He is a super knowledgeable guy, very approachable, his information is evidence based and he delivers it all in a very engaging and thoughtful manner. The course provides instant take homes and a different way of viewing the patient/clinician interaction. I love to now look for ‘if’s’ and turn them into ‘when’s’ and I love to find ways to refute peoples negative expectations of previously threatening movements. It is certainly a course for helping one to promote self-efficacy and patient empowerment. I describe it as a ‘must attend’ course to all students passing through my clinic and colleagues. When you combine this level of passion with intellect, you get an extremely effective teacher and mentor. "
"Cory's course Edgework and Novel Movement gave me more license to help patients get moving again so they can attain their goals. I felt like I wasn't boxed in and having to find "the exercise" that would help restore their "function". Cory is knowledgable in the conceptual models that inform care paradigms and the physical application of those models. He's a fun guy to learn from as well."