NORTHERN ONTARIO DISTRICT
Welcome to the Northern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. We are currently a group of physiotherapists from various communities in the NE LHIN. We meet bi-monthly via teleconference. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
Physio North 2023
September 30, 2023 in Sault Ste. Marie! Find out more below.
Physio North 2023
The Northern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) is hosting a biannual conference in Sault Ste. Marie on September 30, 2023.
Join us for a day filled with connection and learning with the physiotherapy community!
|OPA Member – Register here||$150+HST|
|Non-member – Register here||$200+HST|
|OPA Student/PTA Member – Register here||$75+HST|
|Student/PTA Non-member – Register here||$90+HST|
|Registration includes breakfast & lunch|
|OPA Members: Login before registering for member pricing|
You’ve reached Practice Advice – How Can We Help? Tales from the Practice Advice Frontline at the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Speaker: Mary-Catherine Fraser Saxena
The use of humor in Oncology
Speaker: Dr. Oren Cheifetz, PT, PhD
Physiotherapy in eldercare – what’s it all about?
Speaker: Amanda Dalcourt, PT, Dip MDT
|11am-12pm||Surgical Spine Care
Dr. Adrienne M. Kelly, MD, FRCSC
|1pm-2pm||Beyond advanced practice physiotherapy: where to from here?
Speaker: Susan Robarts, BSc, BHScPT, MSc
|2pm-3pm||Evidence based assessment and treatment of concussion
Speaker: Dr. Venkadesan Rajendran, PT, MPT (Neurology), PhD
|3pm-4pm||Discover the keys to success in operating a private physiotherapy practice
Speaker: Andy Wang, PT, R. Ac, Dip. TCM Acupuncture, Dip. Manip. PT, BScPT, MTS, FCAMPT, CAFCI, DSc(c) PT
360 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Z7
Discounted rate: mention “Physio North 2023” when booking
Rates as follows:
- 2 Queen: $134+tax
- 1 Queen: $124+tax
- 1 King: $134+tax
- 1 Queen with 2 person hot tub tub: $149+tax
- Top of the Inn King Size: $149+tax
Your District Team:
Venkadesan Rajendran – President-Elect & Education Coordinator
Andy Wang – Past-President
Jody Lemieux – Secretary
Rhonda Matthews – Treasurer & Communication Coordinator
Post-Physio North 2023 Course
Introduction to Acupuncture
Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 8:00am-4:00pm
683A Great Northern Rd Unit 2, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5A1
Acupuncture has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over thousands of years. You will learn the risks, benefits, and practice of using the most common 20 acupuncture points for your patients with various pain syndromes.
Course Instructor: Andy Wang, PT, R. Ac, Dip. TCM Acupuncture, Dip. Manip. PT, BScPT, MTS, FCAMPT, CAFCI, DSc(c) PT
Clinical Updates on Total Knee Arthroplasty
Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Zoom
Free for OPA members; $25+HST for non-members. Registration is now closed.
Course instructors: Erin Thibeault, APP & Dr. Venkadesan Rajendran, PT, PhD
About the Instructors
Erin Thibeault is an advanced practice physiotherapist at the Northeast Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC). She holds a degree in Human Kinetics and a Master of Physical Therapy. Her work experience has focussed on orthopedics. In 2018 she began at NEJAC (Rapid Access Clinic) where she completed her training as an advanced practice physiotherapist in 2018. Her role includes assessment and treatment of knee, hip and shoulder arthritis, ordering and reading imaging and referring patients to surgical consultation if appropriate. She is also a clinical lecturer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine teaching orthopedic assessment and interprofessional education.
Dr. Venkadesan Rajendran, PT, PhD is an advanced practice physiotherapist, Internal Medicine and acute stroke at Health Sciences North. He provides home based physical therapy to TKR patients. He is a clinical lecturer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and an adjunct professor at the school of health sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury. He is also the President and an education coordinator of the Northern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.
- Clinically diagnose knee osteoarthritis
- Effectively perform subjective and objective assessments of knee osteoarthritis
- Using imaging in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis
- Understand different types of knee arthroplasty
- Evidence based recommendations for physical therapy management of knee arthroplasty
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