2017

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 manipexams@hotmail.com. Models are needed…

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…

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 orthodiv@shaw.ca.

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…

Celebrating Canada; A Collaboration between the Orthopaedic Division and France

Celebrating Canada – 150 Years… Physio Style! Orthopaedic Division Members: Important International Educational Event for Canada’s Orthopaedic Division and France Knowledge transfer (KT) seeks to organize, create, and distribute knowledge and ensure its availability for future users. A very exciting KT educational event took place in Paris, France, on June 17-18, 2017, where 10 CPA Orthopaedic…

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!

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…

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…

New Orthopaedic Division Review (ODR) Now Available

Chronic Ankle Instability. Most people experience a twisted ankle in their lifetime and one of the common questions a client can ask in a clinic setting is to understand what is typical ankle sprain. An orthopaedic physiotherapist will encounter ankle sprains in their clinical environment and learns to appreciate the frustration over the lack of…

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.

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…

Orthopaedic Division Student Representative Recruitment Initiative

The National Orthopaedic Division is proud of the progress with this initiative headed by Anthony Teoli.The project involved recruiting student representatives for the division from various physical therapy programs across Canada, with the intent to have a voice from each of the Canadian programs. The reasons for this initiative are two-fold: to facilitate communication between…

Rebranding

This years Executive have taken on a Rebranding initiative for the Division. With this, we will have implemented the use of our new logo, tagline and messaging. The Community for Advancing Orthopaedic Physiotherapy The Division’s Key Message: The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through…

Rebranding – Phase 2

The National Orthopaedic Division is continuing to update its website functions and combining with the Orthodived site to improve access to information and navigation. We will continue to provide our membership with updates on this exciting project.

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…

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…

The Evolving, Internationally Recognized, Homegrown Education System

The Orthopaedic Division Syllabus courses are undergoing some exciting changes. With consistent training to its instructors and a move towards an online manual, the OD Education system in Canada is making great steps to continue to provide Excellence in evidenced based education. Start Improving your Clinical Reasoning, Assessment and Treatment Skills. Only our Education system…

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…