September 30 is a federal statutory holiday commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also a recognized as Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day inspired by the story of Indian Residential School Survivor Phyllis Webstad. On this day people across the country wear orange shirts to create awareness about [...]
June is Pride Month and we celebrate 2SLGBTQI+ communities in Ontario and in our physiotherapy community. In addition to celebrating diversity and love in all its forms, we honour the achievements so far to end discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression this Pride Season and commit to the ongoing [...]
This February we celebrate Black physiotherapists, physiotherapy residents and physiotherapist assistants and their contributions over history to the health of Ontarians and our communities. We look forward to sharing four articles from Black physiotherapists and an internationally educated candidate seeking registration as a physiotherapist in Canada in our print member newsletter, Physiotherapy Today and [...]
The following statement was released by OPA on Friday, June 5, 2020 on social media.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last week the Ontario government released the 2017-2018 Budget and it included several references to physiotherapist and expansion of programs that promote access to physiotherapy. Investments involving physiotherapy include: increased funding to inter-professional primary care, community/home care, central intake assessment centres to decrease wait times for total hip and knee replacement surgeries, increased use [...]