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Advanced Exam Models Needed!

Individuals interested in having a “birds eye view” of the Advanced Practical Examination can sign up to be a model. Models must be comfortable and ABLE to have all areas of their spine manipulated. Models will be moved around to all stations (CV, mid C-spine, thoracic and lumbopelvic) and will be screened prior to the…

Intermediate Practical Exam (IPE) 2020

Applications for the 2020 IPE will be accepted online from November 15th until December 31, 2019. You will also need to upload a copy of your Level 3 Upper & Lower certificates at the time of application. Deadline for mentorship hours (90 total) is January 31, 2020. If the candidate does not submit hours by the…

Orthopaedic Division Clinical Update: The Cervical Spine

Vol32 No 3 – The Cervical Spine   Happy springtime to all of our NOD members! The month of May not only brings warmer weather and patients out of winter hibernation, but also the celebration of our profession. If you somehow missed the memo, May is National Physiotherapy Month! READ NOW  

Call for Nominations for Orthopaedic Division Executive and Annual Awards

The National Executive is looking for two positions to be filled at this year’s National Orthopaedic Division Symposium Annual General Meeting in Toronto, taking place on June 9th, 2019. Roles to be filled: Junior Resource Chair and DKMC Representative. Interested Candidates should please read the positions that are available and the associated roles and responsibilities and complete your nomination…

Orthopaedic Symposium Registration Open

The 2019 Orthopaedic National Symposium is a national conference dedicated to orthopaedic physiotherapy practice in Canada and is being held as a partnership between the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Location: Hilton Hotel, Toronto Date: June 7-9, 2019 To register, head to:

Orthopaedic Division Clinical Update: The Ankle

Vol32 No 2 – The Ankle   Happy March to all of our NOD members. Our March edition of the Orthopedic Division Clinical Update is now available on our website. The topic for this issue is the ankle, with focus on lateral ankle sprains. READ NOW  

Intermediate Practical Exam Models Wanted

We are looking for interested volunteers for the Orthopaedic Division’s Intermediate Practical Exam 2019. Appropriate models must be comfortable having their lumbar, thoracic spine and SIJ manipulated. There are also peripheral manipulations. All models are screened prior to the exam for suitability. If you have had a recent injury to your spine or appendage, please…

Canada’s Own Bob Sydenham Receives Honorary Fellow from AAOMPT

Bob Sydenham received the special recognition of Honorary Fellow from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) at their 2018 Awards Luncheon on November 9, 2018 in Reno, NV. Download

A Blog Series – The Window: First Blog Post by Author Laura Ritchie Published!

We are excited to announce that with the attention and response Laura’s first blog post received online, it has now been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Click here to check it out .

Blog Post #2- Practicing the Evidence, Now available for OD members

The National Orthopaedic Division is lucky and honoured to have Laura Ritchie present her second blog post as a read to members only… Let’s use The Window for a moment of reflection and consider some factors so we can continue to say it loud and proud: we are ortho. Read the full blog post!