ODCU/ODR Previous Issues


Sep – Oct 2012 – Editorial Low back pain (LBP) represents up to 50 percent of patients seeking out-patient physical therapy services, yet little consensus exists in the literature as to the most appropriate conservative care management techniques.1, 2 One proposed explanation suggests study sample inclusion criteria are traditionally Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: Sep –... Read more »


May – June 2012 – Editorial Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”1 It’s about doing the right thing, for the right patient, at the right time.2 Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: May – June 2012 Volume 25, No. 2... Read more »


March – April 2012 – Editorial Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries that orthopedic physiotherapists treat on a day-to-day basis. The most common of these injuries are the ankle sprain and ankle fracture. An ankle sprain obviously results in an acute injury but in some cases this can lead to chronic ankle instability.... Read more »


Nov – Dec 2011 Editorial Sport related concussions are reported to be the most common injury amongst both recreational and professional athletes. The beginning of the NHL season brought to light the effects of concussion on one of the most talked about young athletes.Sidney Crosby recently returned to play after recovering from the effects of... Read more »


Sep – Oct 2011 Editorial The craniovertebral junction marks the complicated transition from the head to the neck. This small, two-joint region is biomechanically responsible for protecting its intricate anatomical contents, while upholding a significant amount of mobility. Read More… CURRENT ISSUE: Sep – Oct 2011 Volume 24, No. 3 As we roll into the... Read more »


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 »