Executive

Executives of the Orthopaedic Division are volunteers dedicated to advancing orthopaedic physiotherapy in Canada and improving treatment options for patients. Through various committees and positions, Executives manage and update the curriculum and educational programs, develop and share current resources, and deliver networking opportunities and events to members.


Roxanne Azoory

Chair

Roxanne is the immediate past chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA), the Australian equivalent of the NOD. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and holds a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist title through the Australian College of Physiotherapists and. She currently works at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic in Toronto.

Roxanne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Psychology in 1998, then from the University of Toronto in 2001 with a BScPT. She started her career in Toronto in neurology and orthopaedics, then moved to Australia for 10 years where she completed her post-graduate MHlthSc in manipulative physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. She graduated as a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist through the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015 as the class valedictorian.

Roxanne is involved in research in prognosis after whiplash-associated disorders through the University of Sydney and is still closely connected with the Australian physiotherapy community. She still currently sits as an executive member of MPA, chairs a National Curriculum Steering Committee and has held a number of other leadership positions for the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Roxanne has been an instructor on post-graduate courses and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She was awarded the NSW Branch Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2017 for her contribution to the growth of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Australia. She is enthusiastic about advancing the profession on a national and global level, and is very happy to be back in Toronto

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Meghan Curle

Chair Elect

Meghan is a private practice orthopaedic Physiotherapist based in Whistler, BC. Her professional practice integrates her passion for leadership, education and evidence-informed client care through clinical practice, her role as a mentor, and her involvement with the University of British Columbia’s MPT program as a clinical skills assistant.

Meghan graduated with her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2009. She then continued her post-graduate training in manual therapy completing her Master’s of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice (Manipulative Therapy) through Western University. She is a mentor and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).

Meghan strives for ever-evolving professional growth through continued learning and collaboration. She hopes to contribute by improving access to professional development for remote and rural clinicians to enhance availability of resources for those communities, thus empowering members of the Physiotherapy profession to provide top quality patient-centered care and evidence-informed practice.

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Mujeeb Duranai

Treasurer

Mujeeb is passionate about orthopaedics, patient care, and contributing towards the advancement of the profession. He is a private practise physiotherapist at Align Physiotherapy + Sports Clinic in Mississauga, Ontario.

After receiving his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Mujeeb attended the University of Toronto and earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Throughout his education, Mujeeb took on leadership roles, culminating in serving as the President of the Physical Therapy Student Association. In 2019, Mujeeb completed an Advanced Health Care Practice Program (MCISc) through Western University and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). A strong believer in active treatment approaches, Mujeeb is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS – National Strength and Conditioning Association). He utilizes his advanced orthopaedic training to mentor other physiotherapists and physiotherapy students interested in challenging their clinical approach and treatment skills.

Mujeeb is a member of the Validity and Bias Committee for the Cochrane Cervical Overview Group, a research team that focuses on optimal treatments for various neck disorders. He is energized by regularly volunteering with physiotherapy students at the University of Toronto, assisting as a small group facilitator and supervising students on their clinical placements.

Outside of the clinic Mujeeb enjoys an active lifestyle, frequently playing indoor and beach volleyball, strength training, and bouldering.

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Sitha Soung

Senior Resource Chair

Sitha is a private practice physiotherapist at Pure Lifestyle in Winnipeg, MB. He has a strong interest in orthopaedics, improving patient care and seeking strategies to promote speedy translation of research into practice.

Sitha graduated with his Master’s of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 2017. He continued his post-graduate training by completing his Master’s of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice (Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at Western University in 2021 and becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). He is a registered mentor and is stays active in the community volunteering his time providing physiotherapy services to local high school and club football teams, as well as various other sporting events around his area.

Sitha is committed to life-long learning and is passionate about the continual pursuit of personal and professional development, evidence-informed practice and leadership within the physiotherapy profession.

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Sarpreet KahlonSarpreet Kahlon

Junior Resource Chair

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Yukino FukushimaYukino Fukushima

Communications Chair

I graduated from McMaster University in 2018 with my MSc. Physiotherapy. Since graduation, I’ve pursued further education in pelvic health physiotherapy and through the Orthopaedic Division’s AIM system. I recently completed (just last month!) my Master of Clinical Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through Western University. This allowed me to receive my FCAMPT designation.

I’m looking forward to bringing young energy and my passion for physiotherapy to the comms position. Coming out of my MClSc program, I have such an appreciation for how holistic and empowering physiotherapy can be. I truly value our profession and am excited by the impact we’re able to have on our clients’ lives. I hope to thrive in this comms position to share the NOD’s values and tools with our colleagues so they too can feel that excitement and thrive in their clinical environments.

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Tanya Tsui-LorussoTanya Tsui-Lorusso

Special Projects Coordinator

Tanya has been an orthopaedic physiotherapist for 14 years, and currently owns, manages, and practices at two private outpatient physiotherapy clinics. She graduated from McMaster University in 2003 with an Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology and then with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005.

In 2013, Tanya attained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).

As an enthusiastic business owner and clinician, Tanya is committed to a high standard of quality care, professional growth, and life-long learning. She also enjoys being a clinical supervisor and mentor for students studying in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy, and Physiotherapy programs.

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Lindsay Thompson

Knowledge Translation Committee (KTC) Representative

Lindsay is a private practise musculoskeletal physiotherapist working at REP Physio in Edmonton, AB. He strives to provide his clients with high-value care and to that end places a strong emphasis on continuing education and evidence based practise.

Lindsay graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Kinesiology in 2006 and completed his MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009. In 2018 he and his family relocated to Perth, Australia where he completed a postgraduate Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Musculoskeletal Therapy at Curtin University. Upon return to Canada this provided him with the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). He remains closely connected with the U of A where he has the role of Clinical Educator.

Lindsay sees the process of translating what is learned through research to clinical practise as being vital to physiotherapy. He enjoys “bridging the gap” between researcher and clinician and hopes to spread that passion to other members of the profession.

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Stakeholder Liaison

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