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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OPA AT AFHTO

2019-10-15T09:17:45-05:00October 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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July 2019

NETWORKING IN PEI AT THE CPA FORUM

2019-07-29T10:27:14-05:00July 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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June 2019

ONTARIO PTS AT WCPT CONGRESS 2019

2019-06-17T11:41:18-05:00June 17th, 2019|Leadership, Professional Development|

#WCPT2019: The thoughts of a Rookie Presenter & WCPT Delegate By Tracy Blake, PT, PhD What happens when 4500 physiotherapists from over 100 World Confederation for Physical Therapists (WCPT) member organizations descend on Geneva, Switzerland? Magic. Opening ceremonies was an incredible experience- I hadn’t truly understood the breadth of the physiotherapy community until I [...]

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April 2019

2019 AWARD WINNERS SHARE THEIR STORIES

2019-04-29T15:49:00-05:00April 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?

2019-06-24T15:16:36-05:00February 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

2019-01-07T11:15:22-05:00December 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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November 2018

QUALITY TIME AT HEALTH QUALITY TRANSFORMATION

2018-12-18T10:43:49-05:00November 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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September 2018

MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

2019-06-06T07:15:13-05:00September 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

2018-09-19T10:12:40-05:00September 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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