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Orthopaedic Division Executive
Vince is an established physical therapy clinician in Kelowna, BC. He practices with special interest in Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction, orofacial pain, spinal disorders, and headache. Over the last 15 years, he has developed his expertise in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), chronic pain, functional rehabilitation, and exercise management.
Vince trained at the University of Saskatchewan, and completed degrees in 1999 (Bachelor of Science Anatomy) and 2001 (Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy, School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine). Other formal education includes Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy, 2005, and Certificate in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, 2005. Vince is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and Instructor and Clinical Mentor with the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Vince has been active with the Orthopaedic Division for several years. He has served four years on the Saskatchewan Section of the Orthopaedic Division as Treasurer. He has served near five years on the National Orthopaedic Division, as Treasurer, and currently as Chair. Since November 2014, “Vinny”, his wife, and two daughters moved from Saskatoon to embrace the skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, and water and wine activities that the Okanagan has to offer. Shortly after moving, Vince was recognized and honored by the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association, with a Continuing Physical Therapy Education Award of Merit, in 2015.
It has been Vince’s desire to serve his community no matter where. His pathway has been shaped through collaboration and mentorship. To reciprocate what has been provided for him, he teaches in his field of practice and enjoys taking on a mentorship role for newer therapists and current physical therapy students.Email
Alison Beaton works with general orthopaedic clients as well as athletes of all levels to optimize their movements in sport and in life. Alison combines her specialized training in manual and manipulative therapy with movement pattern and muscle imbalance retraining to promote rapid, safe and effective recovery from injuries and chronic stress. Her extensive experience with elite athletes includes current Olympians, Canadian National Teams, and Cirque du Soleil. She is co-owner of Scotia Physiotherapy, a member of the Integrated Health Services team for Athletics Canada and the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and works locally with Dance NS and Neptune theatre in Halifax.
Alison graduated from Dalhousie University in 2003, completed an Advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2009, a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy (Western) in 2012 and a Diploma of Sport Physiotherapy in 2014 . Alison teaches within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association post-graduate Orthopaedic course system, as well as in the School of Physiotherapy and Department of Anatomy at Dalhousie University. She is the current treasurer, past chair of the Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Section.
Alison has served on Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Section for 8 years as PODCR, vice chair, chair, and treasurer. She instructs and mentors within the Orthopaedic Division education system and has actively attended Congress, Symposium and AGMs over the past 7 years.
As a small business owner and clinician, Alison is active in promoting the profession of physiotherapy within Nova Scotia and across Canada.Email
Blayne is a private practice physiotherapist in Edmonton, Alberta. She started her career in Saskatoon, after completing her education at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. In 2012, Blayne completed her Masters of Clinical Science from Western University, and obtained her FCAMPT credentials. Blayne has been an active member of the National Orthopaedic Division Executive since 2012, and has also volunteered with Physiotherapy Alberta and the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists. She enjoys mentoring and teaching, and hopes to continue to pursue both of these in the future. She has been fortunate to have excellent mentors and colleagues who push her clinically and personally on a daily basis, and is passionate about the future of PT in Canada. Outside of PT, Blayne enjoys spending time with her husband and finding unique ways to answer the question "why" for their two toddlers. She moderately/minimally enjoys home renovation projects, and loves to spend time outdoors.Email
Jasdeep has been practicing in an Out-Patient Orthopaedic setting for over 15 years and has helped numerous clients with vast impairments maximize their overall function. She graduated with her BSc (PT) from Western University in 2000. Since that time she has gone on to complete her transitional Post Professional Doctorate in MSK Management from EIM and in July 2015 completed her MClSc (MT) from Western University. She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also Instructs and Mentors within the Orthopaedic Division education system. She spends time as a clinical reasoning and skills lab facilitator within the MPT and Bridging programs at the University of Toronto and McMaster and in the MClSc (MT) program at Western University. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. She has presented at symposia at both the provincial and national levels. She is also involved in providing and facilitating a variety of continuing education courses, and was recognized for excellence in mentorship at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress 2016.Email
Elizabeth van Zutphen
Liz has practiced physiotherapy since 2002 when she graduated from Dalhousie University with BSc PT. Most recently she completed her MClSc MT from Western University and achieved her FCAMPT designation. Liz is the owner of Balance Physiotherapy and since starting the clinic is 2004 has worked with physiotherapists and massage therapists helping them achieve their personal and professional goals. Liz enjoys treating patients and uses a combination of manual therapy and dry needling in her approach. Liz spends many hours advocating for the profession of physiotherapy through her volunteer work with the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy association. She has served as secretary and treasurer for the Nova Scotia Ortho Section and as secretary and treasurer of the Nova Scotia Private Practice Division. Liz is an athletic person who enjoys basketball, running swimming, yoga, snowboarding and weight training. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son.Email
Senior Review Editor
Julie graduated from Queen’s University in 2005 with a BScPT and began working in outpatient orthopaedics. She currently practices in a private clinic, Evolution Physiotherapy, in Ottawa ON. A passion for manual therapy and a desire to improve clinical reasoning and research experience lead to her completion of the Masters of Clinical Science at Western University in 2012. Now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Phsyiotherapy (FCAMPT) Julie enjoys mentoring students pursing their FCAMPT designation as well as instructing in the National Orthopaedic Division syllabus courses.
Julie joined the National Orthopaedic Division executive in 2015 as Junior Editor of the ODR. She also sits on the Governance Committee for the Ontario Physiotherapy association. Volunteering on various committees and working with other motivated physiotherapists to advocate for patients and the profession keeps her excited about the potential for the future of physiotherapy.
Junior Review Editor
Mathew is the owner of the Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics in Ottawa and has an extensive background in the fields of sports rehabilitation and chronic pain. He was a national level track and field sprinter and now enjoys working with athletes of all levels by providing assessments, evaluations, prescribing conditioning exercises and offering exercise supervision and monitoring for the purpose of improving health, function, work and sport performance.
Mathew graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1997 with degrees in both Human Kinetics and Biochemistry. He received his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alberta in 2001, followed by his Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2004. In addition, Mathew is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and is certified in IMS therapy. In 2013, Mathew completed his Masters in Clinical Science at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Mathew is currently serving on the National Capital Unit Executive Committee (Ottawa, ON) as the marketing organizer and is a co-instructor and clinical mentor in the National Orthopaedic Division syllabus courses. He also enjoys mentoring students who are pursuing their FCAMPT designations. As both a business owner and practitioner, Mathew is committed to helping his staff and clients advance in knowledge, health and wellness.Email
Division Knowledge Management Committee Representative
Allison Ezzat is a physiotherapist and PhD candidate in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include injury prevention, physical activity promotion, and chronic disease prevention. Her doctoral thesis uses a mixed methods approach to investigate primary and secondary injury prevention in youth sports and the resulting sequela of post-traumatic osteoarthritis and reduced participation in physical activity. She is funded through the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program and the Child and Family Research Institute in Vancouver, BC.
Allison works clinically part time in orthopedic private practice at North Shore Sports Medicine Physiotherapy Clinic in North Vancouver. She has her FCAMPT designation and is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She is also a Clinical Examiner and Teaching Assistant in the Physiotherapy Program at UBC.Email
Special Projects Coordinator
Dianna is a private practice physiotherapist in Ancaster. As a McMaster graduate from the MSc(PT) program in 2010, Dianna instantly took an interest in orthopaedics and athletics working at the McMaster Sports Medicine clinic. At the same time she immediately started the manual therapy courses within the Orthopaedic Division. Having recently obtained her FCAMPT designation, through graduation from the MClSc(MT) program at Western University, Dianna has been utilizing her advanced teachings from the orthopaedic division to provide her patients with the most advanced, evidence based and client centered care. Now, in addition to working in athletics, Dianna has initiated her own private practice, dealing with predominantly orthopaedics clients. In addition to clinical work, Dianna enjoys tutoring within the physiotherapy program at McMaster University and is looking forward to taking on new projects within the National Orthopaedic Division.Email
Jennifer has worked for the Orthopaedic Division in an administrative capacity since 2001. Her role liaises with and provides support for the National Executive, the Education Committee and the Orthopaedic Division members.
Jennifer also works closely with the CPA in order to ensure the Division’s day to day financials are processed and interpreted according to policy and guidelines as well as organizing financial information in a clear and transparent format for the National Executive’s review.
Her role also includes Coordination of the Written and Case History component of the Advanced Examination as well as coordination of all of the Level MCQ exams in the Orthopaedic Division Education system.
She enjoys working with the ODR editors to assist in creating our newsletter for our members and with the entire National team in bringing our Symposium experience to all of our members each year.
The Orthopaedic Division has over 5000 members and being able to answer questions on a variety of subjects for our members is an important and satisfying piece of her role.
Jennifer lives in Victoria BC with her husband and has three daughters and one grandson
Rolly is a bilingual Manual Physiotherapist who was appointed an Orthopaedic Division Examiner in 2005 and became Chair of CPA’s Orthopaedic Division National Education Committee in 2011. He earned his Clinical Masters in 2010 (MClSc) from Western University in London Ontario. He is a University of Manitoba a graduate (1983) and was fully credentialed by 1989 to teach within the Orthopaedic Division’s Level System. In Winnipeg he works clinically in private practice and enjoys his teaching responsibilities at the University of Manitoba’s Physiotherapy School.Email
Education Vice Chair & PODCR Liason
Andrea is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds a a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Diploma of Advanced Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division. Andrea has worked in group practice orthopaedics through her career and is a Senior Physiotherapist with the CBI Health Group. Andrea has volunteered with provincial and national Physiotherapy associations and committees consistently since 2000. She has received the Award of Excellence from the NSPA and was named NS Physiotherapist of the Year for 2013 by the NS College of Physiotherapists. She is an Adjunct Clinical Associate for the Dalhousie Physiotherapy school and teaches in the orthopaedic assessment and treatment labs. Andrea is a credentialed instructor and a registered mentor in the Orthopaedic Division curriculum.Email
Heather Gillis is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario physiotherapy program. She has also completed a Masters of Science in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario. She holds an academic position in both the MPT (professional program) and the MClin Sc (Manual and Manipulative Therapy Field) at UWO. She has an active role in the Orthopeadic division providing mentorship for students, is a registered instructor and examiner for the Orthopedic Division curriculum and examinations.Email
Hilary graduated from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995 with a BScPT (with distinction) and completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1999. In 2008 she graduated with a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She is an Instructor and examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is currently the teaching assistant for Rehab 570 ‘Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists” at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She is a clinician and practices in Edmonton, AB.Email
Kate is a graduate of McMaster University where she received degrees in both Physiotherapy and Physical Education. She also has a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Kate is an Instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA in postgraduate manual and manipulative therapy education.
Pierre Langevin completed his training as a physiotherapist at Laval University in 1997 and advanced manual therapy training in 2002. He holds a Master of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2010.
He is a clinician and co-owner of Clinical Physio Interactive and consultant clinical Cortex. He is Professor of Clinical and lecturer in medicine at Laval University and teacher in manual therapy since 2003.
Tamara received a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. She also holds a Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy and has enjoyed working with various teams and events throughout her career. Tamara works in private practice in Cobourg, ON and has been involved with the Education Committee since 2009.