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May 2024

NATIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY MONTH – MEMBERS ON SCOPE OF PRACTICE – WANDA CHEN

2024-05-21T08:26:30-04:00May 21st, 2024|National Physiotherapy Month|

This May, for National Physiotherapy Month, Ontario Physiotherapy Association members share the impact of physiotherapists’ scope of practice on their communities. Wanda Chen, PT: "Being able to communicate a diagnosis increases patients’ understanding and trust in their therapy program and leads to better treatment outcomes. In addition to communicating a diagnosis, being able to [...]

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NATIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY MONTH – MEMBERS ON SCOPE OF PRACTICE – PAMELA HOUGHTON

2024-05-21T08:21:09-04:00May 6th, 2024|National Physiotherapy Month|

This May, for National Physiotherapy Month, Ontario Physiotherapy Association members share the impact of physiotherapists' scope of practice on their communities. Pamela Houghton, Physiotherapist:  "I am a retired physiotherapist as of 2022. I was registered with the College in Ontario (CPO) for 29 years.  I worked as a full professor teaching and doing research [...]

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April 2024

NATIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY MONTH – MEMBERS ON SCOPE OF PRACTICE – HELEN RAZMJOU, PT, PhD

2024-04-30T13:07:15-04:00April 30th, 2024|National Physiotherapy Month|

This May, for National Physiotherapy Month, Ontario Physiotherapy Association members share the impact of physiotherapists' scope of practice on their communities. Helen Razmjou, PT, PhD: "The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) role was developed in Ontario to maximize health human resources with the goal of streamlining access to care for patients with shoulder conditions, and [...]

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March 2024

OPA RESPONSE TO CPC PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

2024-03-28T14:05:52-04:00March 28th, 2024|Advocacy|

OPA has been keeping members updated on our work over the last two years to resolve issues facing clinics participating, through a Transfer Payment Agreement (TPA) with the Ministry of Health (MoH), in the Community Physiotherapy Clinic (CPC) program. On March 26, 2024, TPA holders received an update from the Ministry of Health on [...]

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INTRODUCING OPA’S NEW CEO, SARAH HUTCHISON

2024-03-19T20:47:30-04:00March 19th, 2024|Leadership|

I am excited to introduce Sarah Hutchison to the OPA family as our next Chief Executive Officer. She assumes the CEO role on April 22, 2024. Below is a short summary of Sarah’s vast experience. She will be joining us at InterACTION and l hope that those who are there will join us in [...]

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February 2024

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024

2024-02-02T09:01:09-05:00February 2nd, 2024|Advocacy, Leadership|

This February, OPA recognizes Black History Month. We celebrate Black physiotherapists, physiotherapy residents, students and physiotherapist assistants and the contributions they have made and continue to make in advancing the profession and excellence in our healthcare system.  OPA celebrates Black leaders in the healthcare system, which includes those working in the Black Healthcare Professionals [...]

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December 2023

OPA PRESIDENT’S YEAR END MESSAGE

2023-12-12T14:19:23-05:00December 12th, 2023|Advocacy, Association Planning, Interaction|

What the #$%@$% is OPA doing? What are we doing? This is a question that OPA gets often. While the answer can be found in our various communications, we do know that it takes time to stay up-to-date on Association activities. We are working on making it easier and faster for you to find [...]

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November 2023

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS- TRENT HEALTH IN MOTION’S INNOVATIVE PROGRAM WINS COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

2023-11-28T08:16:17-05:00November 27th, 2023|Leadership, Physiotherapy Award|

Trent Health in Motion’s Seniors in Motion program recently won a Community Spirit Award from the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario. This news was covered in the Peterborough Examiner. To date, there have been over 200 participants go through the program, and the team at Trent Health in Motion is working to secure [...]

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October 2023

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS – RAJ SUPPIAH – PT PODCAST GUEST & BUSINESS LEADER

2023-11-02T08:10:29-04:00October 30th, 2023|Innovation, Leadership|

Raj was recently featured on PT Marketing Power Hour, a US based podcast where he discussed building a brand, the importance of systems, delegation and dedicating time working ON your business instead of working in it.Raj is the co-founder of Foundation Physiotherapy & Wellness which now has seven locations in Toronto, Etobicoke, and East York.Raj [...]

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September 2023

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS – SHARON SWITZER-MCINTYRE- PRESIDENT’S TEACHING AWARD

2023-10-20T10:09:44-04:00September 27th, 2023|Innovation, Leadership|

Congratulations to Sharon Switzer-McIntyre on receiving the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award, the university’s highest honour for teaching (University of Toronto, 2023). This Award is in recognition of Sharon Switzer-McIntyre’s ongoing contributions to educational leadership and innovation and her sustained excellence in teaching. During her 25 years in the department of Physical Therapy at [...]

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