Education Committee Executive

Heather Gillis


Heather Gillis is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario physiotherapy program. She has also completed a Masters of Science in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario. She holds an academic position in both the MPT (professional program) and the MClin Sc (Manual and Manipulative Therapy Field) at UWO. She has an active role in the Orthopeadic division providing mentorship for students, is a registered instructor and examiner for the Orthopedic Division curriculum and examinations.


Roland Lavallée

Past Chair

Rolly is a bilingual Manual Physiotherapist who was appointed an Orthopaedic Division Examiner in 2005 and became Chair of CPA’s Orthopaedic Division National Education Committee in 2011. He earned his Clinical Masters in 2010 (MClSc) from Western University in London Ontario. He is a University of Manitoba a graduate (1983) and was fully credentialed by 1989 to teach within the Orthopaedic Division’s Level System. In Winnipeg he works clinically in private practice and enjoys his teaching responsibilities at the University of Manitoba’s Physiotherapy School.


Andrea McAllister

Curriculum Chair

Andrea is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds a a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division. Andrea has worked in group practice orthopaedics through her career and is a Senior Physiotherapist with the CBI Health Group. Andrea has volunteered with provincial and national Physiotherapy associations and committees consistently since 2000. She has received the Award of Excellence from the NSPA and was named NS Physiotherapist of the Year for 2013 by the NS College of Physiotherapists. She is an Adjunct Clinical Associate for the Dalhousie Physiotherapy school and teaches in the orthopaedic assessment and treatment labs. Andrea is a credentialed instructor and a registered mentor in the Orthopaedic Division curriculum.


Hilary Reese

Examination Chair

Hilary graduated from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995 with a BScPT (with distinction) and completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1999. In 2008 she graduated with a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She is an Instructor and examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is currently the teaching assistant for Rehab 570 ‘Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists” at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She is a clinician and practices in Edmonton, AB.


Pierre Langevin

Credentials Chair

Pierre Langevin completed his training as a physiotherapist at Laval University in 1997 and advanced manual therapy training in 2002. He holds a Master of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2010.

He is a clinician and co-owner of Clinical Physio Interactive and consultant clinical Cortex. He is Professor of Clinical and lecturer in medicine at Laval University and teacher in manual therapy since 2003.


Jen Van Bussel

Mentorship Chair

Jen graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s Physical Therapy program in 2001. Since graduating, she has practiced in orthopaedics, working in both the US and Canada. Her passion for teaching and mentoring began during her experience as a faculty member with Brooks Rehabilitation Residency and Fellowship programs in Jacksonville, Florida.

After completing her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2010, Jen began instructing and mentoring within the Orthopaedic Division. She is currently a Lecturer in the School of Physical Therapy at Western University and is completing her Masters of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.


Blayne Burrows

Orthopaedic Division Exec Rep

Blayne is a private practice physiotherapist in Edmonton, Alberta. She started her career in Saskatoon, after completing her education at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. In 2012, Blayne completed her Masters of Clinical Science from Western University, and obtained her FCAMPT credentials.

Blayne has been an active member of the National Orthopaedic Division Executive since 2012, and has also volunteered with Physiotherapy Alberta and the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists.


Andrew White

Education Vice Chair & PODCR Liason

Andrew graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2004 and achieved a Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopedic Division in 2011. He has worked in private practice orthopedics since graduating and is an owner of Platinum Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Group.

He has volunteered at local, national, and international sporting events. Andrew is an instructor and mentor in the Orthopedic Division curriculum and is a lab instructor for the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy.


Kate Gladney

Examination Coordinator

Kate is a graduate of McMaster University where she received degrees in both Physiotherapy and Physical Education. She also has a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Kate is an Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education.