Adjunct Education Committee

Yvonne Lynch


Yvonne Lynch graduated with a B.Sc in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC. She went on to complete her FCAMPT training and has been active as an instructor and mentor within the Orthopedic Division since then. She is a co-owner and practitioner at Treloar Physiotherapy in Vancouver where she is involved with mentorship and management of the physical therapy team. Yvonne sits on the PABC Education Committee and is the Chair of the Orthopedic Division Adjunct Education Committee. Yvonne is committed to lifelong learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing.


Shaun Lapenskie

Shaun graduated from the Physiotherapy Program at the University of Western Ontario in 1997, and in 2000 completed a Masters degree at Curtin University in Perth, Australia in the area of orthopaedic physiotherapy. In 2013, he completed a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy through the EIM Institute of Health Professions in the United States, with a focus on musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Shaun served six years on the executive (two as president) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. He is an adjunct lecturer in the Physiotherapy program at the University of Toronto, where he facilitates with the Interdisciplinary Pain Curriculum. He has served as the Chair of the Manual Therapy Steering Committee of the CPA and is currently a member of the Adjunct Education Committee of the Orthopaedic Division.

Shaun’s treatment approach focuses heavily on patient education and giving people the tools to help themselves. Hands-on manual therapy, specifically-tailored active exercise and acupuncture all feature prominently in his treatment approach.

When not working, he’s busy helping to run the Huronia Symphony Orchestra or mountain biking.

Patrick Quimio

Originally from Manitoba, Patrick completed his B.Kin. at the UofM, moved across the country to complete his M.Sc.PT at UofT, and moved across the country again and now resides and practices out of Treloar Physiotherapy in Vancouver BC. Along with his involvement with the Adjunct Education Committee, he has been a part of local/national committee work with the MB/BC provincial Colleges and Associations, as well as holding position of Chair for the BC Section of NOD.

Aside from clinical work, he enjoys dabbling in clinical education. Having instructed for 5 clinical placements in Winnipeg and 2 clinical in Vancouver, he has a clinical faculty appointment with UBC at the rank of Clinical Instructor as well. Always a busy bee, Patrick enjoys involving himself with the profession in multiple avenues.

Jill Robertson

Jill has been on the Adjunct Education Committee (AEC) since its inception in 2019. Since 1991, Jill has been involved in Orthopaedic Division committees including the Nova Scotia provincial chair, CAMPT treasurer and chair, and NOD treasurer and chair. Jill is a Lead Examiner and instructor in the AIM program. Jill graduated from Dalhousie University in 1987 (BScPT) and 2001 (MScPT). Jill loves to gain knowledge and more importantly share knowledge hence her involvement in the AEC.

Yaara Eilon-Avigdor

A graduate of Tel-Aviv University, Yaara continued to complete a Clinical Masters in Physiotherapy (with focus on Manual Therapy) from The University of Western Ontario. She has continued to further her education with vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management and diagnostic imaging.

Along with clinical practice, Yaara is involved with the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as an instructor and facilitator of manual therapy courses.

Ève Chaput

Ève Chaput graduated with a BSc in Speech-Language Pathology and a BSc in Physical Therapy from the Université de Montréal as well as a Clinical Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Western University granting her the title of FCAMPT. In addition to her being a clinic owner and clinician at Kinatex Plateau, she teaches at the Université de Montréal, at Western University, for the Orthopedic Division, has co-created post-graduate courses on TMJ, Somatosensory Tinnitus and optimizing patient management and published articles on TMJ, the history of manual therapy and evidence-based practice. She sits on the Kinatex Education Committee and the OrthoDiv Adjunct Education Committee and has been honoured with the title of Fellow from the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec and is the second person ever to be recognized nationally with the Carol Kennedy Excellence in Teaching Award.

Erin Cox

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