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June 2020

February 2020

ADVANCED THERAPIES IN WOUND CARE

2020-02-25T09:50:30-05:00February 24th, 2020|Professional Development|

I am a registered physiotherapist working in geriatric rehab and general medicine in a rehabilitation hospital in Toronto. The majority of patients we see are medically complex with numerous co-morbidities, often coming under our care with either a pre-existing wound or being at high risk of developing wounds. Having an ulcer highly affects our [...]

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January 2020

PHYLLIS CARLETON – HAPPY 100th!

2020-01-21T08:58:23-05:00January 21st, 2020|Leadership|

Phyllis Carleton, a life time member of the OPA, celebrated her 100th birthday on September 28, 2019 with family and friends. Phyllis graduated from the University of Toronto in Occupational Therapy in 1940, after serving in World War II (WWII). During WWII, she served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in England. She [...]

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December 2019

WESTGATE DISTRICT DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

2019-12-10T08:47:50-05:00December 10th, 2019|District Event|

Westgate District members had a blast on November 30th at the District's Dodgeball Fundraising event which took place at the South Common Community Centre in Mississauga. We had 15 participants from the district, and all proceeds raised will be donated to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) to fund physiotherapy research. Special shoutout to [...]

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November 2019

EVOLVING ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN THE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

2019-11-25T15:12:10-05:00November 25th, 2019|Innovation, Professional Development|

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association had its annual PHC Connect event on November 8 at the Burlington Family Health Team. PHC Connect is a networking event organized for physiotherapists working in primary health care organizations across Ontario. It has been fascinating through my exposure as a physiotherapist (PT) in primary healthcare to learn how physiotherapists [...]

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October 2019

MAXIMIZING OUR POTENTIAL AT PHYSIO NORTH 2019

2019-10-22T14:42:56-04:00October 22nd, 2019|District Event, Leadership, Professional Development|

Physio North is a biannual conference launched in the 1990s to enrich, empower and encourage physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants working in northern Ontario. This September, we had more than 30 people register for Physio North 2019. Our theme was Maximizing Our Potential. Traditionally, we are a profession that constantly tries to maximize our clients' [...]

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OPA AT AFHTO

2019-10-15T09:17:45-04:00October 15th, 2019|Leadership, Professional Development, Volunteers|

This year OPA once again exhibited at the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) conference: Health System Integration Built on The Foundation of Team-Based Primary Health Care, which took place September 19-20, 2019.  This was the fifth year in a row that OPA exhibited at this particular conference. I had the pleasure [...]

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OPA’S AWARD WINNING CAMPAIGN

2019-10-15T09:20:19-04:00October 1st, 2019|Awareness Campaign|

We are very excited to share that digital marketing agency, Phanta Media and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association were awarded  a 2019 GOLD Telly Award in the category of ‘Online Commercials – Campaign Promotion’for our #PhysioHelpsLives ‘Pain Face’campaign. The international Telly Awards have been honoring excellence in video and television across all screens since 1979 [...]

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TREATING UNDERLYING CAUSES OF WOUNDS

2020-02-03T09:23:04-05:00October 1st, 2019|Professional Development|

I am a registered physiotherapist and I have been working in long-term care (LTC) and geriatric rehabilitation for 13 years. Working with a fragile geriatric population means that at any one time a significant number of my patients have open wounds. I have had many patients whose course in rehab has been greatly affected [...]

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July 2019

NETWORKING IN PEI AT THE CPA FORUM

2019-07-29T10:27:14-04:00July 29th, 2019|Leadership, Professional Development|

By Alison Bonnyman, Secretary, OPA Board of Directors I was very pleased to be a part of the CPA Forum on Promoting Healthy Aging. Admittedly, it took some family persuasion to be away on the July long weekend, but it was worth it.  Healthy Aging is a very timely topic both professionally, as we [...]

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