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Canada Welcomes Pierre Trudelle to Symposium to Highlight the Great Canada – France Collaboration – STRONGER TOGETHER!

France – Canadian international joint venture receives a strong endorsement from its trailblazer Pierre Trudelle. Our special guest gave an engaging heartfelt address during the Orthopaedic Division’s Gala celebration. We were the chosen educational partner in the world to guide theoretical and clinical skill for France’s physiotherapists. Trudelle’s positive collaborative spirit and Canada’s cooperative approach…

Oh What a Night! Congratulations to our 2017 Golden Hands Award Winners Laurie Urban and Jackie Sadi

The Golden Hands Award of the National Orthopaedic Division is given in honour of David Lamb to exceptional orthopaedic physiotherapists that exemplify the commitment to our profession in manual therapy, education, teaching and research. Two Amazing Leaders in our Profession were given this distinguished award at the Ortho Symposium Gala. Please join us in congratulating…

Call for Members

Bring your voice and have a seat at the discussion table. The NOD has launched a Symposium Organizing Committee, Communications and Governance Committee and is looking for members to sit on these committees. Interested applicants-Please send your CV and statement of intent (max 250 words) to

The Orthopaedic Division would like to congratulate Pierre Langevin on his recent award from OPPQ : Le Prix Excellence.

Pierre is the current Credentials Chair on the Education Committee, and his contributions to Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in Canada have been significant to date. Thank you for your tireless pursuit of excellence. La Division orthopédique tient à féliciter Pierre Langevin pour le prix qu’il a reçu de l’OPPQ: Le Prix Excellence. Pierre est actuellement le…

Check out Events in your Orthopaedic Division Sections

Looking for your Orthopaedic Division Section Site and associated Events? You can now find it easily from the “About” Tab in the NOD site. Just scroll down to Sections and click on your Sections link to find out what’s New and Exciting!

Video: Dave Walton’s Full Keynote

Check out Dr. Dave Walton’s full keynote address from Ortho symposium 2017 (Member Login Required). More audio files to follow.

New Orthopaedic Division Review (ODR) Now Available

To operate or not to operate, that is the question. As orthopaedic physiotherapists we see many conditions that can be managed either conservatively or with surgical interventions. Patients often seek the advice of their physiotherapist about whether surgery is necessary or if physiotherapy can manage their condition.

National Orthopaedic Division – Call for Executive Members

National Orthopaedic Division; Call for Nominations– The National Orthopaedic Division Executive is looking to fill 2 positions at this years National Orthopaedic Division Symposium Annual General Meeting. Please see below for a brief position description. Interested applicants please click here for nomination forms and statement of intent details. Nomination deadline is Sept. 20, 2017 For more…

Advanced Exam Models Wanted!

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate as models for the 2017 Advanced Practical Examination. Prospective models should be comfortable and able to have ALL areas of their spine manipulated. All models will be screened for safety prior to the exam. If you are interested, please contact Kate Gladney at Models are needed…

Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Celine and Kaela co-founded the student-led Community Philanthropic Committee for the Department of Physical Therapy. This group organizes different initiatives each month to promote the value of students “giving back” to the community. When Celine and Kaela finished their first year of PT school, they felt like something was missing. Both had grown up being…