About the Orthopaedic Division

The Community for Advancing Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking. Continued professional growth and development is ensured through our evolving evidence-informed curriculum,access to information on best practices, and opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers.

Built on a long history and reputation for excellence,we are the community for advancing orthopaedic physiotherapy in Canada. Through local sections and units, we provide professional development and continuous training programs, networking events, bursaries, volunteer opportunities, and exclusive member benefits.

For more information, check out our overview presentation.

Orthopaedic Division Education Committee

The Education Committee of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is a leader for post graduate orthopaedic training in Canada and promotes excellence in the field of Physiotherapy through education. We advance and evolve our curriculum based on an evidence informed model so physiotherapists can improve treatment and assessment skills, access best practices and collaborate with a community of expert professionals. Our long history of excellence, highly qualified instructors, and rigorous examination process ensures professional growth and development through training that is globally recognized and International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) accredited.

Membership and Benefits

Join over 5,000 colleagues and like-minded orthopaedic physiotherapists across Canada. The Orthopaedic Division represents clinicians, students, academia, business owners, and researchers to advance and grow the profession.

The Orthopaedic Division provides members with access to education, resources, and networking through the delivery of tailored courses, up-to-date information, leadership articles and opportunities, and best practices to encourage professional development. Members are also represented in policy discussions and gain access to the CPA’s professional protection program.

Professional Development

Lifelong learning and development is the key to advancing any profession. Through our evidence-informed, online and in-person curriculum, we are a leader in post graduate orthopaedic training and professional growth in Canada. Improve your skills with access to the latest clinical research, best practices, new technologies, and ideas on how to run your business. We’ve built our reputation through a long history of excellent instructors, a rigorous examination process, and a regularly updated curriculum that meets international standards through the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) at the lowest per day cost available in post-professional education programs.

Strength in Numbers

The Orthopaedic Division is a community of physiotherapists who help push the profession forward in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Become part of a growing group of passionate individuals, engage in peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and collaborate with other professionals to exchange the latest research and treatments.

Professional Protection

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) manages the largest, most secure professional liability and malpractice insurance program in Canada. With over 10,000 policy holders, they represent more than half of all practitioners, giving them by far the deepest pool of resources to protect you.

Member Discounts

Through the CPA, members receive discounts on things such as home and auto insurance, life and disability coverage, financial services, and more. Members also receive special rates at our annual conference and select courses.

Learn more about the benefits of a CPA and Orthopaedic Division Membership at the CPA website.


View the following National Orthopaedic Divsion Student Presentations.

NOD Student Presentation