Welcome to the Eastern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association – Bringing OPA to your neck of the woods.

Your District Team

Nanda Nair – President eastern@opa.on.ca

Ben Tobali – Past-President

Patricia Fejes – Treasurer

Nicole Kohlert – Secretary

Katherine Pauhl– Education

Laurent Pommier – 1st year Student Representative

Sarah Cooper – 2nd year Student Representative

Tammy Morrisey – Trustee

Get Involved!

We are looking to fill the following Executive positions:

  • Secretary
  • Events Coordinator: plans and supports events for District members and students
  • Communications: produces and coordinates information for members in the form of email blasts and through social media channels

If you are interested, please contact eastern@opa.on.ca


Join us for our Night of Education!

Speaker Night 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7pm
Action Potential/Aphasia Centre, 2081 Merivale Rd #300, Ottawa, ON K2G 1G9

Free for all to attend. Registration is required and available onsite. 

Questions? Contact Katherine at education.eophysio@gmail.com.


Speaker: Julia Hussien

Julie-Hussein-picture“Hello fellow evidence-based practice supporters! My name is Julia Hussien and I am a recent doctoral graduate from the University of Ottawa’s Human Kinetics program. My thesis included a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and focused on the translation of a motor learning principle, called focus of attention, into Canadian physiotherapy practice. Researchers often see the translation of knowledge into applied practice as a one way street, however, within my research I aimed to create a reciprocal exchange of information with physiotherapists.

Within my talk I will be: 

  1. Sharing details of my three doctoral research projects and their main findings,
  2. Reflecting on lessons learned and recommendations for future research, and
  3. Hosting a brief general discussion on what you, the audience, would like to see done in the world of motor learning and control research.


Join our Executive

Gain leadership skills, join the local physiotherapy community and have fun!

Positions currently available:

  • Secretary
  • Communications Chair
  • Events Chair 

Find out more by emailing Nanda, Eastern Ontario District President.


Contact Us

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Search @EOD_OPA on Instagram

Email the Eastern Ontario District