February 2019

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND INTERACTION?

2019-02-21T10:03:29-04:00February 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

2018-12-18T10:44:45-04:00December 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

2018-11-26T08:15:27-04:00November 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

2018-06-14T12:48:45-04:00June 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

2018-05-16T15:31:38-04:00May 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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March 2018

VOLUNTEERS ARE KEY TO EDUCATION AT INTERACTION

2018-05-15T11:59:08-04:00March 19th, 2018|Interaction, Professional Development, Volunteers|

Did you know that the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Education Committee consists of three volunteers and one OPA staff person who provides support to the Committee’s work? This group is responsible for selecting the top presenters for the annual OPA conference, InterACTION It is a tall order for this small group whose main role is [...]

February 2018

BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS LEARNING ABOUT WOUND CARE

2018-05-15T11:59:22-04:00February 12th, 2018|Professional Development|

On Saturday Feb 3, 2018, I attended the Level 2 workshop on Wound Care Principles and Assessment. This was a one day course that reviewed much of what was relayed in the first level, Wound Care E-learning module and then delved into the practical components of evaluating wounds and practicing wound care techniques including [...]

January 2018

ARE YOU A PTA STUDENT OR PRACTICING PTA?

2018-09-19T11:02:45-04:00January 30th, 2018|Physiotherapy Award, Professional Development|

Several PTA programs began this January, along with ongoing programs throughout the province. OPA invites all PTA students - from new PTA students to those in their final year, and practicing PTAs to join us for a workshop just for PTAs and PTs. The PT/PTA workshop is hosted by Lynne Sinclair and Sonia Deleo [...]

December 2017

AUTO INSURANCE WEBINAR

2018-08-14T13:18:24-04:00December 18th, 2017|Professional Development|

On December 6, fifty-three people attended the auto insurance webinar delivered by the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and the Private Practice Division. Attendees were given the opportunity to submit questions prior to the webinar that contributed to content delivered and the creation of an FAQ document. Topics covered in the webinar included: HCAI coding Recording [...]

November 2017

LEARNING TO LEAD

2018-05-15T12:01:14-04:00November 17th, 2017|Leadership, Melanie Konje, Professional Development|

Highlights from two Ontario physiotherapists on CPA's Leadership Forum 2017. Emma Tallman, London District President: My name is Emma Tallman and I am what you might label a “recent grad” physiotherapist. I graduated from Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy program in 2014 and I work in private practice in a clinic in London, [...]