June 2019

QSL DISTRICT GETS STUDENTS THINKING ABOUT THEIR FUTURE

2019-06-24T15:09:40-04:00June 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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$11,300 RAISED – MCMASTER STUDENTS FUNDRAISE FOR INCREASED REHAB SERVICES

2019-06-21T12:21:57-04:00June 21st, 2019|Students, Volunteers|

On May 31, 2019, McMaster Rehabilitation Sciences hosted their 25th Annual Charity Ball. Every year the McMaster Rehabilitation Sciences Charity Ball Committee organizes a dinner and dancing gala. This committee is comprised solely of students within the Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology programs who collaborate to execute all components of this event. [...]

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May 2019

PT STUDENTS APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE

2019-05-28T11:50:12-04:00May 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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February 2019

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND INTERACTION?

2019-06-24T15:16:36-04:00February 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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September 2018

MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

2019-06-06T07:15:13-04:00September 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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August 2018

THE VALUE OF PLACEMENTS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

2018-09-19T11:01:24-04:00August 31st, 2018|Students|

Today is my last day in my final placement of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) program at the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA). Clinical placements are a required component of all MScPT programs in Canada. Placements provide physiotherapy students with exposure to five week snapshots of a variety of [...]

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July 2018

WESTGATE DISTRICT BEACH VOLLEYBALL FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

2018-07-23T09:46:01-04:00July 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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July 2017

HELPING PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

2018-05-15T12:05:36-04:00July 7th, 2017|Students|

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA), with help from second year student representatives, organized PNE information sessions in May and June.  For more than five years now, OPA has organized the sessions at each of the five Ontario universities with physiotherapy programs to help second year students prepare for the clinical component of the national [...]