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June 2018

PT WEEKEND ESCAPE: NEURO 101 COURSE

2018-06-14T12:48:45+00:00 June 14th, 2018|District Event, Professional Development|

PT Weekend Escape: Neuro 101 Course Neuro 101 is a course developed by Jacquie Levy and Wendy Sarsons, co-owners of Action Potential Rehabilitation in Ottawa. Jacquie and Wendy have been practicing physiotherapists for over 20 and 30 years respectively. They have both pursued further training in NDT and Bobath, among many other courses. Their [...]

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May 2018

MORE TOOLS FOR THE PT WOUND CARE TOOLBOX

2018-05-16T15:31:38+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Professional Development|

On April 28, 2018, I attended the Wound Care Level 3B workshop in Toronto led by Lindsay Orr, PT and Deidre Drombolis-O’Sullivan, PT, hosted by the OPA and the Canadian Physical Therapy Wound Care Collaborative.  This was a one day skills-based workshop that brought together the information from two webinars on chronic edema management [...]

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POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

2018-05-16T14:42:42+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Advocacy, Leadership|

Ever wonder why suddenly we have the privilege to communicate a diagnoses to our patients and other health care providers? How about the public's direct accessibility to physiotherapy? Why are there so many private insurance companies that currently allow direct billing without a physicians' referral for physiotherapy just like the dentists? Do you think [...]

NEW #PHYSIOHELPSLIVES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

2018-05-15T11:58:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Awareness Campaign|

OPA launched its year round multi-platform marketing campaign, Pain Face, on April 5, 2018. Building on the previous two years this year’s campaign highlights how physiotherapists can help Ontarians with the pain or discomfort they face due to many different conditions – from asthma to chronic pain, from a sports injury to a knee [...]

March 2018

VOLUNTEERS ARE KEY TO EDUCATION AT INTERACTION

2018-05-15T11:59:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Interaction, Professional Development, Volunteers|

Did you know that the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Education Committee consists of three volunteers and one OPA staff person who provides support to the Committee’s work? This group is responsible for selecting the top presenters for the annual OPA conference, InterACTION It is a tall order for this small group whose main role is [...]

February 2018

BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS LEARNING ABOUT WOUND CARE

2018-05-15T11:59:22+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Professional Development|

On Saturday Feb 3, 2018, I attended the Level 2 workshop on Wound Care Principles and Assessment. This was a one day course that reviewed much of what was relayed in the first level, Wound Care E-learning module and then delved into the practical components of evaluating wounds and practicing wound care techniques including [...]

January 2018

ARE YOU A PTA STUDENT OR PRACTICING PTA?

2018-05-15T11:59:43+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Physiotherapy Award, Professional Development|

Several PTA programs began this January, along with ongoing programs throughout the province. OPA invites all PTA students - from new PTA students to those in their final year, and practicing PTAs to join us for a workshop just for PTAs and PTs. The PT/PTA workshop is hosted by Lynne Sinclair and Sonia Deleo [...]

December 2017

OPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRATEGIC PLANNING DAY

2018-05-15T12:00:37+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Association Planning, Leadership|

On November 25 the OPA Board and senior staff met with Danny Nashman and Catherine Creede of the Potential Group to bring together all the information gathered, and build our new OPA 2018-2023 strategic plan as part of the national collaborative strategic plan. This year our process was intentionally different than it has been [...]

November 2017

LEARNING TO LEAD

2018-05-15T12:01:14+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Leadership, Professional Development|

Highlights from two Ontario physiotherapists on CPA's Leadership Forum 2017. Emma Tallman, London District President: My name is Emma Tallman and I am what you might label a “recent grad” physiotherapist. I graduated from Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy program in 2014 and I work in private practice in a clinic in London, [...]

October 2017

COLLABORATING, PLANNING AND CREATING POSITIVE SPACE

2018-05-15T12:01:45+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Association Planning, Innovation|

Once a year the Home Care Advisory Committee (HCAC) and the Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) are fortunate to join forces and collaborate on past and present issues. This fall, on October 28, we met and had a guest speaker from the 519 who presented on LGBTQ health and physiotherapy, and creating positive spaces. The [...]