October 2019

MAXIMIZING OUR POTENTIAL AT PHYSIO NORTH 2019

2019-10-22T14:42:56-05:00October 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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June 2019

QSL DISTRICT GETS STUDENTS THINKING ABOUT THEIR FUTURE

2019-06-24T15:09:40-05:00June 24th, 2019|District Event, Students|

On June 18, the Quinte-St. Lawrence (QSL) District hosted a panel discussion on ‘Embracing uncertainty, overcoming challenges, and lessons learned’  for ‘soon-to-be graduates of the MScPT program at Queen’s University. This event came about after a discussion with current students and representatives on the QSL District Leadership Team, Sarah Kelly and Josh Nickel, who [...]

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KITCHENER-WATERLOO DISTRICT PARTNERS UP FOR MS WALK

2019-06-03T14:48:57-05:00June 3rd, 2019|District Event, National Physiotherapy Month, Volunteers|

To celebrate National Physiotherapy Month this year, the Kitchener-Waterloo District committee partnered with the MS Society’s annual MS walk on Sunday May 5, 2019 in Kitchener. Two physiotherapists from the Kitchener-Waterloo District committee set up a booth on event day to raise awareness about the role of physiotherapy in MS and the many roles [...]

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May 2019

PT STUDENTS APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE

2019-05-28T11:50:12-05:00May 28th, 2019|District Event, National Physiotherapy Month, Students|

May is National Physiotherapy Month and physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and students across the country organize events to connect with their local communities. OPA offers members in Ontario items to help them start conversations including brochures, pens, water bottles, sticky notes and the option to borrow one of OPA’s banners. This year, over 130 members [...]

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December 2018

DR KATHLEEN NORMAN LAUNCHES QUINTE-ST.LAWRENCE SPEAKER SERIES

2018-12-18T10:44:45-05:00December 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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July 2018

WESTGATE DISTRICT BEACH VOLLEYBALL FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

2018-07-23T09:46:01-05:00July 23rd, 2018|District Event, Students|

On Saturday July 14, 2018 the Westgate District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association hosted their annual Beach Volleyball fundraiser in support of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC). We had five teams participate from across the province, including clinics Align Physiotherapy + Sports Clinic, Neurocore, and Performance Physiotherapy & Wellness. We also had a team [...]

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June 2018

PT WEEKEND ESCAPE: NEURO 101 COURSE

2018-06-14T12:48:45-05:00June 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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July 2017

KITCHENER-WATERLOO DISTRICT HOSTS SUSAN SAFADI

2018-06-04T10:02:29-05:00July 14th, 2017|District Event|

On Wednesday May 31 the Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) District was fortunate to host Susan Safadi, who is a physiotherapist at Meridian Spine and Joint Physiotherapy in London Ontario. Susan holds a PhD in Biochemistry, is a New Balance fit specialist, and an avid short and long distance runner.  Susan travelled to the KW District to [...]

June 2017

WESTGATE DISTRICT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL CHARITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY!

2018-05-15T12:06:06-05:00June 14th, 2017|District Event|

On Saturday June 10 at Etobicoke’s Centennial Park the heat was on! Physiotherapists are famed for their dogged competitive spirit, but nothing stokes the fire of competition like a no-holds-barred beach volleyball tournament. The day couldn’t have been nicer. Warm temperatures and a perfect breeze; beaming sunshine, only matched by the glow of sixty [...]