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April 2019

2019 AWARD WINNERS SHARE THEIR STORIES

2019-04-29T15:49:00-04:00April 29th, 2019|Innovation, Interaction, Leadership, Physiotherapy Award, Volunteers|

Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipient By Robert Cusinato  Who am I?  The answer to this very question remains elusive not only to me but to each and every one of us. While I have been searching for clues, I have experienced a rebirth of sorts.  It still remains unclear what triggered this positive change as [...]

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February 2019

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND INTERACTION?

2019-02-21T10:03:29-04:00February 21st, 2019|Innovation, Interaction, Leadership, Professional Development, Students|

OPA’s InterACTION conference is quickly approaching in Toronto on Friday, April 5– Saturday, April 6! There are lots of reasons to attend the conference. For example, listening to speakers including two plenary sessions (one on tech in health care), viewing presentations on recent research, networking with your peers, celebrating the physiotherapy profession, and more! [...]

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December 2018

ANNUAL STRATEGY DAY FOR HOME AND HOSPITAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

2019-01-07T11:15:22-04:00December 18th, 2018|Association Planning, Leadership, Volunteers|

The Home Care Advisory Committee (HCAC) and the Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) met on November 17, 2018 in Toronto for their annual in-person meeting. The morning started off with a very informative presentation on bundled funding (integrated funding models) delivered by Chris Sulway, Vice President, Quality Performance and Accountability, and Luciano Veta, Manager, Contracts [...]

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DR KATHLEEN NORMAN LAUNCHES QUINTE-ST.LAWRENCE SPEAKER SERIES

2018-12-18T10:44:45-04:00December 11th, 2018|District Event, Professional Development|

On Wednesday November 21, 2018, Dr. Kathleen Norman, PT, PhD, delivered a captivating talk titled “Reflections on our profession's history and possible futures” as the Inaugural Speaker for the Quinte-St. Lawrence District’s 2018/2019 Speaker Series. Dr. Norman earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen's University (1987) and a PhD in Rehabilitation [...]

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November 2018

QUALITY TIME AT HEALTH QUALITY TRANSFORMATION

2018-12-18T10:43:49-04:00November 26th, 2018|Innovation, Leadership|

Health Quality Transformation 2018, a Health Quality Ontario event, is Canada's largest conference on health care quality and this year it was held on October 17, 2018 in Toronto, London, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The Ontario Physiotherapy Association was invited to exhibit once again this year at the conference in Toronto. OPA staff [...]

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PHC CONNECT 2018

2018-11-26T08:15:27-04:00November 1st, 2018|Innovation, Professional Development|

In its third year, OPA’s annual Primary Health Care (PHC) Connect event continues to cultivate development of this evolving public physiotherapy access point. On October 19, approximately 30 physiotherapists working in primary health care gathered at the Hamilton Family Health Team (FHT) facility. Having attended all three gatherings to date, I continue to be enthused [...]

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September 2018

MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

2019-02-19T09:24:01-04:00September 19th, 2018|Innovation, Leadership, Physiotherapy Award, Students, Volunteers|

My father was a man of many wise words; most of them were not his, but that didn’t matter. These few have stayed with me as mementos of his way of life: Give what cannot be taken Maybe it’s the simplicity that I like. Or maybe it affirms my reluctance to judge a gift [...]

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PARTNERSHIPS TO WEATHER STORMS & CHANGE

2018-09-19T10:12:40-04:00September 6th, 2018|Advocacy, Association Planning, Leadership|

The border between Canada and the United States running from Little Gold Creek to Campobello is often reported as the longest undefended border in the world. Citizens north and south of the border have lived in relative harmony for the better part of two centuries. There is a high likelihood that one of the [...]

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August 2018

THE VALUE OF PLACEMENTS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

2018-09-19T11:01:24-04:00August 31st, 2018|Students|

Today is my last day in my final placement of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) program at the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA). Clinical placements are a required component of all MScPT programs in Canada. Placements provide physiotherapy students with exposure to five week snapshots of a variety of [...]

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INSPIRED TO NOMINATE

2018-08-14T13:34:59-04:00August 14th, 2018|Physiotherapy Award|

As a physiotherapist (PT) working in an academic setting these last six years I have come to appreciate the impact of saying ‘Thank you’, and not only after a colleague has given a lecture, which has taken countless hours of preparation, reflection and commuting, but also, a proper acknowledgement in front of peers. This [...]

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