MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

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 [...]

2018-09-19T11:00:36+00:00September 19th, 2018|Innovation, Leadership, Physiotherapy Award, Students, Volunteers|Comments Off on MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

PARTNERSHIPS TO WEATHER STORMS & CHANGE

The border between Canada and the United States running from Little Gold Creek to Campobello is often reported as the longest undefended border in the world. Citizens north and south of the border have lived in relative harmony for the better part of two centuries. There is a high likelihood that one of the [...]

2018-09-19T10:12:40+00:00September 6th, 2018|Advocacy, Association Planning, Leadership|Comments Off on PARTNERSHIPS TO WEATHER STORMS & CHANGE

THE VALUE OF PLACEMENTS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY 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 [...]

2018-09-19T11:01:24+00:00August 31st, 2018|Students|Comments Off on THE VALUE OF PLACEMENTS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

INSPIRED TO NOMINATE

As a physiotherapist (PT) working in an academic setting these last six years I have come to appreciate the impact of saying ‘Thank you’, and not only after a colleague has given a lecture, which has taken countless hours of preparation, reflection and commuting, but also, a proper acknowledgement in front of peers. This [...]

2018-08-14T13:34:59+00:00August 14th, 2018|Physiotherapy Award|Comments Off on INSPIRED TO NOMINATE

WESTGATE DISTRICT BEACH VOLLEYBALL FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

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 [...]

2018-07-23T09:46:01+00:00July 23rd, 2018|District Event, Students|Comments Off on WESTGATE DISTRICT BEACH VOLLEYBALL FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS

PT WEEKEND ESCAPE: NEURO 101 COURSE

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 [...]

2018-06-14T12:48:45+00:00June 14th, 2018|District Event, Professional Development|Comments Off on PT WEEKEND ESCAPE: NEURO 101 COURSE

MORE TOOLS FOR THE PT WOUND CARE TOOLBOX

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 [...]

2018-05-16T15:31:38+00:00May 16th, 2018|Professional Development|Comments Off on MORE TOOLS FOR THE PT WOUND CARE TOOLBOX

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

Ever wonder why suddenly we have the privilege to communicate a diagnoses to our patients and other health care providers? How about the public's direct accessibility to physiotherapy? Why are there so many private insurance companies that currently allow direct billing without a physicians' referral for physiotherapy just like the dentists? Do you think [...]

2018-05-16T14:42:42+00:00May 10th, 2018|Advocacy, Leadership|0 Comments

NEW #PHYSIOHELPSLIVES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

OPA launched its year round multi-platform marketing campaign, Pain Face, on April 5, 2018. Building on the previous two years this year’s campaign highlights how physiotherapists can help Ontarians with the pain or discomfort they face due to many different conditions – from asthma to chronic pain, from a sports injury to a knee [...]

2018-05-15T11:58:46+00:00May 8th, 2018|Awareness Campaign|0 Comments

VOLUNTEERS ARE KEY TO EDUCATION AT INTERACTION

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 [...]