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Dr. Edvin Koshi, the Medical Director of the Halifax Spine & Pain Institute, is a duly qualified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Physicians (Physiatrists) are experts at diagnosing and treating pain and restoring maximum function. They are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses without surgery. Rehabilitation Physicians are experts in treating sports injuries, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. They rehabilitate individuals after motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries (source: the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation website: http://www.aapmr.org/patients/aboutpmr/Pages/physiatrist.aspx

Dr. Edvin Koshi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Edvin Koshi is…

  • Fellow in Pain Medicine from Dalhousie University.
  • Fellow World Institute of Pain in Interventional Pain Practice.
  • Instructor of the International Spine Interventional Society (teaching spinal injection for back and neck pain such as nerve injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections etc).
  • Instructor of the World Institute of Pain (teaching injections for pain and headaches such as occipital nerve injections, stellate ganglion injections and spinal injections as described above).
  • Instructor of the Canadian Interventional Pain Course (teaching injections for pain as described above).
  • Receiver of the “Top Instructor Award” from the International Spine Interventional Society, Annual Meeting, Orlando, 2014.
  • Examiner for the World Institute of Pain (certifying physicians all over the world in performing pain procedures and treating individuals with pain).
  • Founder and Co-Chair of Pain and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Member of the International Education Task Force of International Spine Intervention Society.
  • Member of the Education Division and Continuous Medical Education (CME) Planning Committee of the International Spine Intervention Society.
  • Assistant Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Dalhousie University.
  • Lecturer and OSCE Examiner of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Dalhousie University.
  • Lecturer (nationally and internationally) on chronic pain, whiplash injury, traumatic brain injury (concussion), facet joint pain, nerve pain/impingement, discogenic pain, interventions for neck and back pain, rehabilitation of individuals with pain etc.
  • Extensive training in assessing and treating individuals with neck and back pain and advanced spinal procedures for nerve pain (radiculopathy), facet joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain etc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluation Physicians.
  • Certified with an “Excellence” in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating by the American Academy of Disability Evaluation Physicians.
  • Certified in Assessment and Interpretation of Functional Capacity Evaluation by Metrics Education Inc.
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
  • Certified in Evidence Based Medicine (Assessing Studies on Treatments) by the International Spine Intervention Society.
  • Reviewer for the “Pain Practice” (the official journal of the World Institute of Pain).
  • Winner of the 2006 Ernest W. Johnson Excellence in Research Writing Award.
  • Winner (twice) of the “Best Subspecialty Resident Poster Presentation”.
  • Nominee for the 2012 and 2011 Gold-headed Cane Award of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS.