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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TREATING UNDERLYING CAUSES OF WOUNDS

2019-10-01T12:06:56-05:00October 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

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

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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November 2018

PHC CONNECT 2018

2018-11-26T08:15:27-05:00November 1st, 2018|Innovation, Professional Development|

In its third year, OPA’s annual Primary Health Care (PHC) Connect event continues to cultivate development of this evolving public physiotherapy access point. On October 19, approximately 30 physiotherapists working in primary health care gathered at the Hamilton Family Health Team (FHT) facility. Having attended all three gatherings to date, I continue to be enthused [...]

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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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May 2018

MORE TOOLS FOR THE PT WOUND CARE TOOLBOX

2018-05-16T15:31:38-05:00May 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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