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OPA develops clinical and health care system resources to assist members with their everyday physiotherapy practice and help their patients access physiotherapy in Ontario.

Check out recent webinars below on TBI and Effective Virtual Care.



Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Read major updates to the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These updates are based on new research, and engagement of many clinicians, key partners, and persons with lived experience. Find best practice recommendations, resources and clinical tools that promote quality care, at the right time, from the right provider for people living with brain injury.

TBI Webinars

Toronto Rehab at UHN and OPA hosted two TBI webinars in November and December 2023.

These webinars explored how you can get the most out of the living updates to the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI.

Webinar #1

What does it take to care for a person after a traumatic brain injury? The important role of physiotherapy – mild TBI/concussion

Speakers: Judith Gargaro, HBSc, MEd & Charlotte Anderson, MSc, PT, Ph.D.


Webinar #2

What does it take to care for a person after a traumatic brain injury? The important role of physiotherapy – moderate/severe TBI

Speakers: Judith Gargaro, HBSc, MEd & Shannon McGuire, PT




Judy is the Manager for the Neurotrauma Care Pathways. Judy has been focusing on the development, implementing and evaluating evidence-based pathways of care for persons with a neurotrauma, with particular focus on those with comorbidities and who have traditionally been under-served by the healthcare system. Other initiatives include developing a Neurotrauma data strategy to assess quality of care, the Provincial TBI Report Card and the implementation of the Standards and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and for the Rehabilitation of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.



Charlotte Anderson is a practicing clinical physiotherapist. Charlotte is the founder and owner of the ALPHA physiotherapy clinics and a physiotherapy professor at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy and a Ph.D. Charlotte has experience working in a number of different health care settings, but primarily in outpatient orthopedics, treating a wide range of conditions related to sport, work and the rigors of daily life. Charlotte is also a leader in concussion clinical research. She treats acute and chronic patients’ post-concussion and has developed several courses to teach rehabilitation professionals evidence-based methods and treatment techniques for patients with concussion, or post-concussion symptoms.

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Shannon McGuire graduated from McMaster University as a physiotherapist and current works on the Post Acute Covid Rehabilitation Program and Outpatient Acquired Brain Injury Program at Parkwood Institute. Shannon is Clinical Associate for the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario and does her best to leverage student placement and practicums to help innovate and do unfunded clinical research and program evaluation. She has spent the majority of her career working in rehabilitation with clients with neurological injuries including acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury and has particular interest in recovery of walking and balance, and the role of the vision system in rehabilitation.

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Webinar: Effective Virtual Care

Presented by the Northern Ontario District of OPA

With Jocelyne Murdoch, OT Reg. (Ont.), ACPAC

Jocelyne is an import who moved to Sudbury from Kingston after graduating from Queen’s University’s Occupational Therapy Program. After trying different areas of practice (mental health, private practice and home care), she finally found her niche in arthritis care at The Arthritis Society in 2002 and completed the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care program at the University of Toronto, the first graduating class of its kind. She now works as an advanced practice occupational therapist at The Arthritis Society and has been using telemedicine since 2008 to expand arthritis services in northeastern Ontario.

A lover of all things arthritis and technical, Jocelyne uses telemedicine on a daily basis to work with multiple rheumatologists, sees patients with arthritis across the northeast, and teaches both health providers and people with arthritis using telemedicine. She won the Arthritis Health Professionals Association’s inaugural Clinical Innovation award for her use of telemedicine to provide arthritis care. Jocelyne also teaches in Collège Boréal’s Occupational therapy and physiotherapy assistant program.


  1. Getting started with telemedicine
  2. Tips and tricks when using telemedicine
  3. How to do a physical assessment
  4. Solving problems

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Hip Displacement and Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy Webinar

Kim Hesketh, MScPT (Holland Bloorview Kids rehabilitation Hospital and Children’s Treatment Network) Chun Kim, B.Sc.PT.  (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital), presents on this topic. Check out the slide deck.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the pathophysiology and consequences of hip displacement for children with CP
  2. Identify risk factors for hip displacement
  3. Understand the current evidence for hip surveillance and identify critical components of a hip surveillance program
  4. Explain the work being done related to hip surveillance for children with CP around the world, and in Ontario.

Webinar Slide Deck