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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) was founded in 1969 as the Biofeedback Research Society. The goals of the association are to promote a new understanding of biofeedback and advance the methods used in this practice. AAPB is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through psychophysiology education, research and practice.
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) is an autonomous nonprofit corporation created in 1981 with the primary mission to certify individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively re-certify those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. To better reflect its growing global identity, BCIA changed its name to Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in March 2010 from its original designation as the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.
Canadian Pain Society (CPS) became a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain in 1982. The CPS includes as members a variety of clinicians, researchers, educators, patients and their advocates, and lay people interested in pain comprising about 850 members across Canada. CPS aims to foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management. As well as to promote education and training in the field of pain, facilitate the dissemination of new information in the field of pain, and sponsor regional scientific and educational meetings.
Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP) was created in response to an increased need to identify psychologists who meet basic criteria for the provision of health services. It was established in 1985 upon receipt of its letters patent and articles of incorporation from the federal Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. The Constitution has been ratified by the associations and/or regulatory bodies of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, North West Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan as well as by the Canadian Psychological Association which are the member bodies of the Canadian Register. The CRHSPP website includes a listing of all CRHSPP registered psychologists in Canada with contact information.
Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) is a non-profit organization that offers supports and advocacy for Canadians living with chronic pain.The major activities of the Chronic Pain association of Canada are: (1) To provide a meeting place for the consideration and discussion of questions concerning pain that affects the interests of the community; (2) provide information to the general public concerning the treatment of chronic pain; (3) work towards establishing multi-disciplinary Pain Centres that use all the methods of treating and managing pain; and (4) improve the way the medical profession is educated about the treatment and management of pain.
College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is recognized within Alberta's Health Professions Act as the regulatory college for the profession of psychologist in the province of Alberta. All practicing psychologists within Alberta must be registered with the College, have a valid practice permit which is renewed annually, and carry professional liability insurance.
Green Apple Health Care offers a full and complete range of natural therapies and programs for all health needs. Owned and operated by Dr. Michael Nowazek, BSc, ND, Green Apple Health offers the services of two doctors of naturopathic medicine, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine as well as a registered psychologist.
HealthPointe Medical Centres is an interdisciplinary pain institute providing assessment and rehabilitation services to clients with complex neck and back pain, soft-tissue musculoskeletal pain and other complex soft-tissue pain conditions. At HealthPointe we strive to educate, rehabilitate and treat clients suffering from ongoing or recurrent pain, and help them deal with the resultant psychosocial issues that affect physical, mental and/or vocational function capacity.
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) is an international member organization comprised of people from various professional disciplines doing neurotherapy, neurofeedback training, and research. ISNR supports education and excellence in the field of neurofeedback training and neurotherapy and seeks the validation and acceptance of this discipline by a broad spectrum of society. ISNR also supports the publication of the Journal of Neurotherapy, a peer-reviewed research journal.
Mind Alive Inc. is an Edmonton-based company that manufactures and sells audio-visual entrainment (AVE), cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), and electrodermal response (EDR) devices for professional and home use.
Myosymmetries Calgary. Myosymmetries means "muscle balance". "Myo" is muscle and "Symmetry" means balance.
Myosymmetries is a multi-disciplinary treatment facility specializing in rehabilitating those who suffer from chronic dysfunctions. They treat people who have a history of chronic muscle and soft tissue pain. Utilizing treatment protocols developed by Stuart Donaldson, Ph.D., Myosymmetries offers an integrated approach unlike any other offered. The patient is treated with a combination of surface electromyography (sEMG), EEG Neurotherapy, massage, physiotherapy, and psychotherapy to reduce the pain symptoms that have been a regular part of their lives.
The Myosymmetries protocols can be utilized to objectively diagnose, treat and monitor many soft tissue disabilities and associated conditions.
Pain Explained is a highly informative website created by a partnership of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS), the Canadian Pain Foundation (CPF), Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC), and other partner groups, individuals and companies who are interested in improving pain management in Canada. Through this one-stop portal site, you can find a wide variety of resources to help Canadians living in pain. [NOTE: This site is currently undergoing reconstruction]
Pain Resource Centre (PRC) is a centralized resource about pain and pain management for Canadians. The PRC was developed by the Canadian Pain Coalition and the Education Special Interest Group of the Canadian Pain Society to be a place on the web where people can obtain reliable information about pain so that they can help themselves, their clients, their family members, friends, and co-workers.
Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) is a non-profit society of health care professionals with an interest in study or treatment/management of pain with the purpose of advocating for, educating, and supporting health care providers in the study and treatment/management of pain.
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA) is a voluntary organization whose mission is to enhance and promote the profession of psychology in Alberta. If you are looking for a psychologist in Alberta, PAA offers a free referral service to the public.
Prescribing Psychologists' Register. The first and oldest training and credentialing organization for psychologists in psychopharmacology. Following completion of seven courses comprising 128 hours of didactic training, the Prescribing Psychologists' Register, in cooperation with the International College of Prescribing Psychologists, awards the Board-Certified, Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology (FPPR), the most stringent Diplomate in the profession of psychology. Annual continuing education credits are required and provided through PPR and ICPP.
Scotia Square Dentistry. Dr. Tammarie Heit is one of only a handful of dentists in Edmonton trained in neuromuscular dentistry techniqes which are especially applicable to the treatment of many persons with chronic temporomandibular pain. Neuromuscular dentistry goes beyond the traditional mechanical philosophy of dentistry and takes into consideration additional factors to achieve the best possible relationship of the teeth, muscles, and jaw joints. It builds upon traditional dentistry to enhance the evaluation or diagnosis of your occlusion (bite). The principles involved apply to virtually every major procedure.
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Paul Swingle and Associates Neurotherapy Clinic in Vancouver, B.C. provides EEG biofeedback and other neurotherapy treatment services to children and adults.