Education Committee Executive
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.
Andrea is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds 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.
Josiane Roberge is the lead physiotherapist at INS Quebec in Montreal part of the Canadian Sport Institutes. She has an extensive backgroung in the field of orthopeadics and sport rehabilitation. She enjoys working in interdisciplinarity with high performance specialists.She is part of the medical team with Skate Canada and Gymnastics Canada.
Josiane graduated from Laval University with B, Sc. In Physiotherapy in 1993. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy and Sport Physiotherapy Diploma.
Josiane is currently serving on the Education Committee as the credentials chair. She is an instructor within the AIM program. She is also involved with the national coaching certification program in Quebec.
Jen Van Bussel
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.
Evelyn graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Rehabilitation in 1983, and completed a Masters in Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.
She is FCAMPT certified, having pursued post-graduate education courses in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and is an Instructor and National Examiner within that system. Certified in Acupuncture, she is also an External Examiner for the Art and Science post-graduate course.
She has recently assumed the role of Examinations Chair of the Education Committee, National Orthopaedic Division.
Continuing education has occurred in the areas of Myofascial Release, Concussion Management, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Currently a part-time sessional instructor in the Masters of Physical therapy program at the University of Manitoba, she has returned to clinical practise after leaving the owner/partnership aspect of St Vital Physiotherapy.
Adjunct Education Chair
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 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 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.
NOD Executive Liason
Jasdeep Dhir is the owner and director of an outpatient orthopaedic practice and has been treating patients for over 18 years. In that time she has completed her transitional Post Professional Doctorate in MSK Management from EIM and an MClSc (MT) from Western University. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She has also earned the Clinical Specialist, Musculoskeletal designation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor (part-time) and Sessional Instructor in the MPT program at McMaster University and also instructs and mentors within the Orthopaedic Division education system. She was awarded for excellence in mentorship by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2016. She has presented at symposia at both the provincial and national levels. She is also involved in providing and facilitating a variety of continuing education courses. She is the Co-Founder of COMPASS Interactive workshops, which provides continuing education on Communication and Interpersonal skills development.