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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.

Agenda

  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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Webinar: Bone-Specific Physical Activity: Building Stronger Bones Across the Lifespan

This webinar will:

  1. describe the effects of physical activity and loading on bone material and structural properties;
  2. explain the relationship between muscle forces and bone strength with advancing age;
  3. outline exercise approaches for preventing bone loss and fragility fractures in older adults with and without osteoporosis.

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Presenter Bio: Dr. Jenna Gibbs is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University with expertise in exercise physiology, bone strength and body composition imaging methods, clinical trial research, and integrated knowledge translation. Dr. Gibbs’ research program focuses on optimizing body composition and bone strength across the lifespan, with the goal of reducing the burden of later-life disability, falls, and fractures.


Concussion Management: A Toolkit for Physiotherapists

Physiotherapy Alberta – College + Association’s Concussion Management: A Toolkit for Physiotherapists


Clinical Practice Guideline

FOR THE REHABILITATION OF ADULTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE TBI

The INESSS-ONF Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury are now available online. The guideline can be accessed at here.


Hip Displacement and Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy Webinar

If you missed this session presented by Kim Hesketh, MScPT (Holland Bloorview Kids rehabilitation Hospital and Children’s Treatment Network) Chun Kim, B.Sc.PT.  (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital), here is your chance to hear it now!

Webinar Recording

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