Kawartha District2018-11-26T09:15:34+00:00


Welcome to the Kawartha District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. We meet twice a year, in the spring and fall, and each meeting includes a guest speaker.

Your District Team

Michael Newbigging, President

Rose Harrison, Treasurer

Kathy Eggenberger, Secretary 

Many thanks to Jennifer Cummings, Past-President of the Kawartha District for all the time and energy she devoted to the District over the past several years.

Upcoming District Course

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Floor

Friday, March 29 – Saturday, March 30, 2019

Day 1: 5:00-9:00pm, Day 2: 9:00am-5:00pm

Trent University – 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9L 0G2

Carolyn Vandyken

Before February 15 $329.00, after February 15 $369.00

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems.  It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam?  Not all clinicians want to perform this type of exam, or it may not be in your scope of practice.  Learn what the evidence says about linking pelvic floor dysfunction to chronic low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and hip pain, and learn what you can do about it in your practice. Help your patients to regain control of these important muscles!  Sexual function and bladder/bowel function are arguably some of the most important activities of daily living that your patients need to recover.  Don’t let your discomfort be the barrier for your patient’s recovery; we will make it fun and non-threatening!

For more details and a link to registration here!

District Members in Action

Past guest speaker topics have included:

  • Current Practices for Knee Arthroplasty Across the Continuum of Care
  • Magnesium deficiency and the implications for physiotherapy treatment
  • FIFA 11+ soccer injury prevention program
  • CE LHIN representative discusses local changes in funded physiotherapy services
  • Three Ds – Depression, Delirium and Dementia
  • Introduction to Tai-Chi

We have offered bursaries to members so that they can attend OPA’s annual conference, InterACTION and CPA’s Congress.

Contact Us

Email the Kawartha District