Grand Rounds

Do you have a challenging patient in your caseload? 

Would you like to discuss this case with a few expert panelists who would offer you advice regarding assessment and treatment ideas? 

Would you like to receive a generous honorarium for sharing this case with your peers?

If so, please consider being a case presenter for Grand Rounds.

Historically, Grand Rounds was a formal meeting at which physicians discussed the clinical case of one or more patients. The National Orthopaedic Division has developed a Grand Rounds virtual platform to educate its members.  Audience participation is encouraged, and the facilitator attempts to include audience questions to the presenter and panelists. 

If you are unable to attend the live 90-minute presentation, the recordings are available at PD Marketplace. 

If you have a case that is challenging you, please contact us so we can discuss and learn together as a greater physiotherapy community. You will receive an honorarium for sharing your case. 

Contact information: 

Jill Robertson at

Philip Ruiz at 

Grand Rounds 15

Date: Wednesday, October 4th,  2023
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST (90 minutes)

Please note, this entire presentation will be in French

The case study is a 61-year-old woman with chronic intermittent pain in her lumbar region, buttocks and coccyx, which began after she started a fitness program with a kinesiologist a year and a half ago. The patient also has a history of urological problems following a hysterectomy. What will help her get back to an active life?

Case Presenter: Alexanne Groleau, PT

Alexanne GroleauAlexanne Groleau is a physiotherapist who graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2022. She has been practising for a year in the private sector, in musculoskeletal therapy and perineal rehabilitation. Alexanne is also involved in perineal rehabilitation research and is taking several courses to increase her knowledge and offer better patient care.


Panelist: Doreen Killens, BSc.PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Doreen KillensDoreen Killens is an orthopaedic musculoskeletal physiotherapist (FCAMPT) with 44 years of clinical experience. She is appreciated and respected not only as a physiotherapist but also as an educator. A graduate of McGill University, she specialized in orthopaedics to earn her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) diploma in 1991. She is also certified in intramuscular stimulation (CGIMS). Her career path led her to become an instructor (1988–2015), examiner (1997–2017) and finally chief examiner (2008–2015) for the CPA Orthopaedic Division (CAMPT) examinations. She has extensive experience in curriculum development for both the CAMPT program and her own series of courses. She was made a Lifetime Member of CAMPT in 2018. In 2021 she was made a Fellow of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and received the OPPQ Award of Excellence.

Panelist: Marie-Ève Prince, PT

Marie-Eve PrinceMarie-Ève Prince graduated from the Université de Montréal in physiotherapy in 2000 and has training in perineal rehabilitation. As the founder, director and owner of Centre d’expertise Cigonia since 2002, Marie-Ève puts her leadership at the service of the profession by proposing innovative treatments year after year. Her many certificates from continuing education courses, including some from American and European schools, enable her to offer a variety of treatment approaches for urological, gynaecological, anorectal and sexological problems. Marie-Ève is a lecturer in the Master’s program in physiotherapy and the Doctor of Medicine program at the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as in the microprogram in perineal rehabilitation at the Université de Montréal. She is in charge of standardized teaching of gynaecology to medical PhD students and is also involved in a number of research projects at the CHUS clinical research centre.

Panelist: Christine Konieczka, PT, M.Cl.Sc., FCAMPT

Christine Konieczka

After graduating in 1989 from the École française d’orthopédie et de massokinésithérapie (EFOM) in Paris, Christine moved to Montreal in 1990, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) equivalency in physiotherapy from McGill University in 1991. She passed her intermediate manual therapy exam with distinction in 1999 and the advanced exam in 2000, during which time she became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy. In 2016, she obtained a Master of Clinical Sciences (M.Cl.Sc.) from the University of Western Ontario.She has been a Canadian examiner for the CPA’s National Orthopaedic Division (NOD) since 2017.In 2022, she joined the Executive of the Association québécoise de physiothérapie manuelle avancée (AQPMA) as vice-president. Christine has been an instructor in AQPMA’s advanced integrated manual therapy program since 2003 (levels 3-4-5 and exam preparation courses).

$20 Orthopaedic Division / CPA member
$30 non-member

The recording will be available ~ 1 week after live presentation on PD Marketplace for $30 (free for registrants of live event)


Previous Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds 14

Date: Wednesday May 31, 2022, at 8:00 pm EST
Case Presenter: Moe Fasihi, PT

This month’s case involves a 50-year-old female warehouse worker who presents with left shoulder pain and numbness in the distribution of the ulnar nerve.

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Grand Rounds 13

Date: Wednesday, March 28th at 8 pm EDT
Case Presenter: Stephanie Dumont, PT, BScPT, BScKin, CAFCI

This month’s case is a 69-year-old female pickle ball player complaining of right hip pain and left low back pain radiating to left buttock and posterior thigh.

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Grand Rounds 12

Date: Wednesday, January 25th at 8 pm EDT
Case Presenter: Bahram Jam, MClSc, DScPT, MScPT, BScPT, FCAMPT
Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

This month’s case is a 60-year-old female dental office manager, coping with severe neck and shoulder pain as well as being diagnosed with fibromyalgia 5 years ago.

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Grand Rounds 11

Date: December 6th, 2022 – 8:00 EDT
Case Presenter: Candice Bannister, MClSc., MSc.PT, BSc.Kin., FCAMPT

This month’s case is a 58-year-old yoga instructor with primary complaints of right elbow pain with a twenty-year history of low back, neck, and right sided scapular pain.

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Grand Rounds 10

Date: Sep 21, 2022 – 8:30 EDT
Case Presenter: Yaara Avidgor

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Grand Rounds 9

Date: May 31st, 2022 at 8:00 pm EST
Case Presenter: Sean Gibbon Bsc (Hons), RPT, MSc, PhD(c)

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Grand Rounds 8

Date: April 5th, 2022, at 8 pm EST
Case presenter: Kubet Weston, BScPT

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Grand Rounds 7

Date: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022, at 8 pm EST
Case presenter: Frank Simms

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Grand Rounds 6

Differential diagnoses and treatment approaches for shoulder pain and stiffness post breast cancer treatment.

Speaker: Mary-Ann Dalzell MScPT
Date: Tuesday November 23rd, 2021

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Grand Rounds 5

Case: visual disturbances and facial pain triggered by neck rotation

Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
Case Presenter: Melissa Venturuzzo

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Grand Rounds 4

Case: ankle stiffness following a fibular fracture with ORIF has yet to return to field work 1 year post fracture
Date: March 23, 2021
Case presenter: Ashleigh Whiffen, PT

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Grand Rounds 3

Case presenter: Blayne Burrows, PT
Date: March 23, 2021

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Grand Rounds 2

Case: cervicothoracic, neurodynamic and scapulohumeral dysfunction resulting in shoulder and elbow pain and axillary tingling
Date: January 12, 2021
Case presenter: Andrea McAllister, PT DipManip, MClSc(Manip), Instructor and Examiner NOD AIM program
Read the Answers to questions submitted during the presentation.


Grand Rounds 1

Date: Nov. 24, 2020
Case presenter: Jill Robertson PT, MScPT, FCAMPT, Clinical Specialist MSK, Chief Examiner NOD

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