Professional Development2018-05-23T12:25:01+00:00

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) offers a variety of online and in-person professional development opportunities to help support our members in remaining up-to-date on new practice techniques and skills.

Many OPA Districts also run courses on topics of interest throughout the year. Additionally, OPA hosts an annual conference, InterACTION, where the physiotherapy community of Ontario can meet to learn from one another and receive practice-based research updates.

OPA also lists a wide range of courses on our Course Listings page to help members meet their continuing education goals. Members receive this list directly via email on a monthly basis.

In addition, check out the professional development opportunities offered by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Physiotherapists may be eligible for as much as $1,500 annually for completed professional development activities through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund.

Go to www.ahpdf.ca for more details.

DEVELOPING THE MINDS OF ONTARIO’S
PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

WEBINARS

TIME™  Program Webinar

TIME™ is a group program which increases access to exercise and promotes health and well-being for people with balance and mobility challenges living in the community.  Developed by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, the TIME™ program is a unique collaboration between health care and community recreation organizations. Since its initiation in 2007, physiotherapists continue to have an integral role in the TIME™ program through fitness instructor training, mentoring and ongoing program support. View the webinar to learn how TIME™ is an alternative service model building capacity for safe and appropriate exercise in the community. Learn more about the TIME™ Program.

Physiotherapists in Primary Health Care in Ontario

An increasing number of primary health care organizations are integrating physiotherapists into their interprofessional teams. These organizations include Family Health Teams (FHT), Community Health Centres (CHC), Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics (NPLC) and Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC).

WEBINAR FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

OPA hosted a one hour information session for physiotherapists engaged or interested in pursuing opportunities to join a primary health care team. Our expert panel of Physiotherapists discussed the evidence and opportunities for primary health physiotherapy services and how physiotherapists can apply their skills from work in other sectors in these exciting new roles.

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WEBINAR FOR ORGANIZATIONS

OPA hosted a one hour information session for organizations and teams integrating a physiotherapist into their team. Our expert panel discussed the evidence and opportunities for primary health physiotherapy services and answered participant questions around the role physiotherapists play in providing comprehensive community-focused care.

ACCESS THE WEBINAR