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 

Previous Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds 17

Date: February 7, 2024
Time: 8:00pm EST

This month’s case involves a case is a 69-year-old male with ORIF due to a comminuted fracture through the left proximal femur as well as bilateral multiple costal fractures with a history of left pneumothorax and pleural effusion post MVC Nov 2021. Comfort and function have been plateauing over the last 4 months. Has he reached maximum medical recovery? Will this formerly active grandfather, outdoorsman and shade tree mechanic have to settle for walks in the mall with a cane and handing wrenches to his buddies?

Case Presenter: Gerry Ross, Reg PT,  HBScPT, FCAMT, CGIMS

Gerry Ross, PTGerry has a keen interest in outpatient community care as well as private practice management and mentorship. He began practicing in a general hospital in 1992 prior to entering private practice in 1995. He founded the Georgetown CBI Health site (formerly Ross Physiotherapy Solutions) in 1999 and he continues to work as a clinician at this location. In addition to his roles as clinician and clinic manager, Gerry is a member of CBI Health’s training and development team and is a mentor with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.


Panelist: Linda-Joy Lee, 
BSc(Chem); BSc(PT); PhD

Linda-Joy Lee

A physiotherapy graduate from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and UBC Wesbrook Scholar (1996), “LJ” became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT) in 1999 and completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2001. A life-long learner with an ever-questioning mind, LJ pursued a research degree part-time and remotely at the University of Queensland over many years while working clinically, mentoring her Synergy Team, and teaching internationally. In 2013 she was awarded her PhD, which focused on Motor Control & Kinematics of the Thorax, based on researching the innovative clinical ideas from her Thoracic Ring Approach™ model.


Panelist: Mathew Pulickal, BSc. PT, MSc. PT, MSCl PT

Mathew received his Human Kinetics and Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa in 1997 and then his degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alberta in 2001. In 2004, Mathew obtained his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and is certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). He completed a Masters in Clinical Science at the University of Western Ontario in 2013 and obtained his Advanced Manual Therapy certification and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Mathew has a very extensive background in the fields of sports, rehabilitation and chronic pain. He is presently is a running consultant for a few national level runners.


: Jill Robertson PT, MSc(PT), FCAMPT
Clinical Specialist MSK
Lead Examiner Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Jill Robertson, PTJill Robertson has been a practicing physiotherapist for 37 years. She was a part-time academic instructor at Dalhousie University for 26 years. Jill is an instructor and Lead Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division and a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is a past Chair and Treasurer of the National Orthopaedic Division and the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Jill’s Master’s thesis measured the effects of manual therapy and exercise on hip active range of motion. Jill teaches a short course on the Assessment and Treatment of the Thoracic Spine.

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Grand Rounds 16

Date: December 6th,  2023
Time: 8:30pm (1hour 30min)

This month’s case involves a 38-year-old male struggling to recover from a workplace low back injury almost a decade ago and continues to experience persistent pain as a result. His journey is further complicated by mental health and substance use disorders.

Case Presenter: Will Bateman

Will BatemanWilliam Bateman assisted in designing and implementing Steps Services, an interdisciplinary primary care team of allied health clinicians serving vulnerable and marginalized clients with persistent pain, mental health and substance use concerns in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His experience on this team has highlighted the complex interplay between mental and physical health, and allowed him to explore the role PTs play in supporting clients’ mental health concerns. Prior to his time at Vancouver Coastal Heath he ran a small clinic in Squamish treating persistent pain in rock climbers. He currently sits on the CPA Pain Science Division executive committee and is a UBC Clinical Educator.


Panelist: Neil Pearson, PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500

Neil PearsonNeil is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, researcher, Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, and faculty in three IAYT-accredited yoga therapy programs. He is the founding chair of CPA’s Pain Science Division, and the recipient of awards honouring his work in pain care, patient education and physiotherapy by Queen’s University, the Canadian Pain Society, and Physiotherapy Associations of BC and Canada, including the Canadian 2021 Medal of Distinction.  He co-authored – Yoga and Science in Pain Care 2019, authored Understand Pain Live Well Again in 2008, and is lead contributor to many free patient resources offer by Pain BC.


Panelist: Dave Walton, PT, PhD

Dave WaltonDave is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy (cross Dept. of Psychiatry) at the University of Western Ontario. He is a clinical researcher with interests in clinical measurement, recovery prognosis, trauma-informed care, and knowledge mobilization. He is Co-Director, Innovative Solutions with Western’s CANSpine clinical research laboratory and publishes widely in the fields of pain and spinal trauma rehabilitation.

Panelist: Dominique Gilbert, M.Sc., pht  physiothérapeute

Dominique Gilbert

Ms Dominique Gilbert has been working as a physiotherapist for more almost 40 years. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Insurance Medicine and Forensics from the University of Montreal in 2009. Following her graduation, she became a member of the Quebec Society of Forensic Experts (SEEMLQ) in 2013, as well as a member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators in 2014. She is a clinical specialist in Pain Science and in 2015 obtained her Masters in Biomedical Science from the University of Montreal. She is currently the chair of the Pain Science Division.

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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).

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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
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Grand Rounds 1

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

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