Personnel de direction
Le personnel de direction de la division d’orthopédie se compose de bénévoles qui se consacrent à la promotion de la physiothérapie orthopédique au Canada et à l’amélioration des options de traitement pour les patients. En s’appuyant sur divers comités et postes, le personnel de direction dirige et actualise le programme d’études et les programmes de formation, crée et partage les ressources existantes, et propose aux membres des possibilités de réseautage et des événements.
Roxanne is the immediate past chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA), the Australian equivalent of the NOD. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and holds a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist title through the Australian College of Physiotherapists and. She currently works at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic in Toronto.
Roxanne graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Psychology in 1998, then from the University of Toronto in 2001 with a BScPT. She started her career in Toronto in neurology and orthopaedics, then moved to Australia for 10 years where she completed her post-graduate MHlthSc in manipulative physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. She graduated as a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist through the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015 as the class valedictorian.
Roxanne is involved in research in prognosis after whiplash-associated disorders through the University of Sydney and is still closely connected with the Australian physiotherapy community. She still currently sits as an executive member of MPA, chairs a National Curriculum Steering Committee and has held a number of other leadership positions for the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Roxanne has been an instructor on post-graduate courses and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She was awarded the NSW Branch Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2017 for her contribution to the growth of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Australia. She is enthusiastic about advancing the profession on a national and global level, and is very happy to be back in Toronto
Meghan is a private practice orthopaedic Physiotherapist based in Whistler, BC. Her professional practice integrates her passion for leadership, education and evidence-informed client care through clinical practice, her role as a mentor, and her involvement with the University of British Columbia’s MPT program as a clinical skills assistant.
Meghan graduated with her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2009. She then continued her post-graduate training in manual therapy completing her Master’s of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice (Manipulative Therapy) through Western University. She is a mentor and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).
Meghan strives for ever-evolving professional growth through continued learning and collaboration. She hopes to contribute by improving access to professional development for remote and rural clinicians to enhance availability of resources for those communities, thus empowering members of the Physiotherapy profession to provide top quality patient-centered care and evidence-informed practice.
Mujeeb is passionate about orthopaedics, patient care, and contributing towards the advancement of the profession. He is a private practise physiotherapist at Align Physiotherapy + Sports Clinic in Mississauga, Ontario.
After receiving his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Mujeeb attended the University of Toronto and earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Throughout his education, Mujeeb took on leadership roles, culminating in serving as the President of the Physical Therapy Student Association. In 2019, Mujeeb completed an Advanced Health Care Practice Program (MCISc) through Western University and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). A strong believer in active treatment approaches, Mujeeb is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS – National Strength and Conditioning Association). He utilizes his advanced orthopaedic training to mentor other physiotherapists and physiotherapy students interested in challenging their clinical approach and treatment skills.
Mujeeb is a member of the Validity and Bias Committee for the Cochrane Cervical Overview Group, a research team that focuses on optimal treatments for various neck disorders. He is energized by regularly volunteering with physiotherapy students at the University of Toronto, assisting as a small group facilitator and supervising students on their clinical placements.
Outside of the clinic Mujeeb enjoys an active lifestyle, frequently playing indoor and beach volleyball, strength training, and bouldering.
Senior Resource Chair
Sitha est physiothérapeute à la clinique privée Pure Lifestyle située à Winnipeg, au Manitoba. Ses domaines de prédilection sont l’orthopédie, l’amélioration des soins aux patients et la recherche de stratégies pour favoriser la mise en pratique rapide de la recherche.
Après sa maîtrise en physiothérapie à l’Université du Manitoba (2017), Sitha a poursuivi ses études à l’Université Western dans le programme avancé de soins de santé (spécialisation en physiothérapie musculosquelettique), où il a obtenu son diplôme de maîtrise en sciences cliniques en 2021. Il a obtenu le titre de Fellow de la Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Mentor reconnu, il offre ses services bénévolement aux équipes de football de l’école secondaire et du club de son quartier, ainsi que lors d’autres événements sportifs.
Sitha a une soif d’apprendre et cherche donc à se perfectionner en continu sur le plan personnel et professionnel. Il a à cœur la pratique fondée sur des données probantes et le leadership dans sa profession.
Junior Resource Chair
Coordonnatrice des projets spéciaux
Tanya has been an orthopaedic physiotherapist for 14 years, and currently owns, manages, and practices at two private outpatient physiotherapy clinics. She graduated from McMaster University in 2003 with an Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology and then with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005.
In 2013, Tanya attained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).
As an enthusiastic business owner and clinician, Tanya is committed to a high standard of quality care, professional growth, and life-long learning. She also enjoys being a clinical supervisor and mentor for students studying in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy, and Physiotherapy programs.
Représentante du comité de gestion des connaissances
Lindsay is a private practise musculoskeletal physiotherapist working at REP Physio in Edmonton, AB. He strives to provide his clients with high-value care and to that end places a strong emphasis on continuing education and evidence based practise.
Lindsay graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Kinesiology in 2006 and completed his MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009. In 2018 he and his family relocated to Perth, Australia where he completed a postgraduate Master of Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Musculoskeletal Therapy at Curtin University. Upon return to Canada this provided him with the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). He remains closely connected with the U of A where he has the role of Clinical Educator.
Lindsay sees the process of translating what is learned through research to clinical practise as being vital to physiotherapy. He enjoys “bridging the gap” between researcher and clinician and hopes to spread that passion to other members of the profession.
Liaison de parties prenantes
My name is Lauren Watson. I live and practice in North Vancouver. I have worked in Orthopaedic private practice for 22 years and went through the Ortho Div courses between 2001-2005. I received my FCAMPT in 2005.
I was involved in setting up the BC Section of the Ortho Div in 2001. We had a committee of 6-8 members throughout my time as Chair between 2001-2011. Our main focus was delivering the Ortho Div courses as efficiently and effectively as possible. We supported the members and instructors through quarter yearly meetings, arranged guest speakers and education sessions, started a website, developed a Newsletter (paper and mailed to all the members – how things have changed!). We moved course registration and advertising to an online format (again, a big deal back then!).
As a BC Section, we lacked clarity and support in terms of how we could work with other Provincial Sections/Units and could collaborate with the National Division. This Stakeholder Liaison role appeals to me because I would like to contribute to a team that has a goal of supporting all the provinces, making the commitment to understanding their needs and working to integrate them into the National Division. I am looking forward to my new position with the National Ortho Executive – thank you for this opportunity!
Hello, My name is Domenic Mercuri. I am a 2022 MSc (PT) graduate from McMaster University.
I have recently moved to British Columbia and am working in outpatient orthopaedics. During my two years as a student at McMaster I functioned as the student representative for the NOD and worked closely with the former Student Liaison. My time in this role exposed me to a number of strong role models within the NOD, including Jasdeep Dhir and Gregory Spadoni. My experience as the student representative and the relationships I developed while in this role have motivated me to continue my involvement as I enter private practice as a new graduate.
As I recently went through my physiotherapy education, I believe I am well-suited to coordinate and communicate with students and new grads in order to best represent them as a member of the NOD. Additionally, I believe my status as a new grad and recent Student Representative puts me in a good position to enhance participation from the youngest members of our profession.