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The Bert Chesworth Research Honorarium

The Bert Chesworth Research Honorarium (BCRH) was named in honour of Bert Chesworth, the first person to achieve both FCAMPT and PhD credentials. It was created to assist Orthopaedic Division (OD) members to attend conferences and/or symposia at which they will present their own research in poster or presentation formats. In turn, successful applicants will…

An Unforgettable Event – STRONGER TOGETHER!!

For those of you who were able to join us, you described the event as “Amazing for networking”, “Insightful” and “Inspiring”. Orthopaedic Symposium 2017- Joint event with CAMPT- Stronger Together was an unforgettable weekend filled with education, networking and resources with a side order of FUN! Thanks to all of you who attended, and for…

Highlighting the Future of our Profession

The Student Rep. Committee will work closely with the Orthopaedic Division to continue to highlight the achievements of various students in MPT programs across Canada. Check out this months Student Profile for the full story. Read on for a sneak peak! Born and raised in Japan, Kazunori Kikuchi’s path towards the study of physiotherapy at…

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…

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

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…

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.