Orthopaedic Division Review Previous Issues


May – June 2011 – Editorial In April of this year The Ministry of Health and Long-term care announced the proclamation of changes to the current physiotherapy act. These changes have been long awaited and will come in effect on September 1st, 2011. Our new scope of practice statement: “The practice of physiotherapy is the... Read more »


April 2011 – Editorial It has been said that “because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are” (Bertold Brecht). Physiotherapy has evolved mirroring this sentiment; always changing, always adapting, never stagnant. … Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: April 2011 Volume 24, No. 1 We hope that your 2011 have... Read more »


November 2010 – Editorial Back to Basics As my debut into co-editing the Orthopaedic Division Review I thought I would take a step back and look at how we, as physiotherapists, can impact primary prevention. I truly hope that you enjoy this edition and I look forward to providing …. Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: November... Read more »


September 2010 – Editorial Helping Hands Erik J. Schmidt BA Hons. Kin, MScPTLet’s take a moment and give a hand to physiotherapists across Canada. Why? A number of reasons are readily on hand, but in this case it’s for being so handy when it comes to hand rehabilitation. No joke!… Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: September... Read more »


20 May 2010 – Editorial Like Kids In A Candy Store – Erik J. Schmidt BA Hons. Kin, MScPTHave you ever come to notice how many orthopaedic special tests there are for the shoulder? Have you ever come to notice how many candy types there are at the corner store? For those readers with young... Read more »


01 March 2010 – Editorial With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility – Spiderman, 1962Medication can be a powerful tool in addressing multiple health issues, and is usually one of the first forms of medical intervention. The complexity of some modern medications can be daunting for clinicians in knowing both their proposed benefits and side effects.... Read more »


Editorial Nov-Dec 2017 – “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... Read more »


Editorial Sep-Oct 2017 – “Long Thoracic Nerve: understanding and identifying a palsy” An orthopaedic physiotherapist will assess the shoulder numerous times in their career and yet each assessment is unique resulting in different outcomes and treatments approaches. For example, the contribution of the serratus anterior muscle with its innervation and its impact on the shoulder... Read more »