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New ODR Now Online - Interdivisional Collaboration 2: Pelvic Health

Orthopaedic Division Review - Nov - Dec 2014

Hi ODR readers!
We are excited to announce that the November/December edition of the ODR is now available for viewing here.The theme of this edition is Pelvic Health and was a collaborative effort between the Orthopaedic and Women's Health Divisions.

Read it here

Posted December 8, 2014


Advanced Exam 2015

Applications for the 2015 Advanced Exam will be accepted from June 15th until July 31, 2015. The application will be posted on June 15th, 2015 (not before).

The exam will be held in two sites, one in the east and one in the west. If there is insufficient enrolment to fill both sites, the exam will be run at one site (where the majority of applicants are from).

DeDeadline for mentorship hours is August 31, 2015. If the candidate does not submit hours by the deadline, they will be placed on the waiting list.

Multiple Choice & Case History Exam: September 19, 2015 nationally.

Practical Exam Sites:
West - November 14-15, 2015
East - November 7-8, 2015

Assignment to practical exam sites in the East or West is assigned on a first come first served basis. If the site you selected is full, you will be offered a spot in the second location and placed on the waiting list for your first choice. Please get your applications in early to assure your first choice.

Models for either the east or west locations are always needed. Please contact Kate Gladney at manipexams@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Posted October 23, 2014

Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Melanie Desaulniers-Rioux

Hello! I am a 24 y.o. Physical Therapy student at McGill University. I will graduate in the fall of 2014. My hometown is Lac-Beauport, near Quebec City, but I was born and raised in Germany while my father played professional hockey there. Coming from a very athletic family, I myself competed in many sports: swimming, figure skating, rugby, rafting, and soccer.

Read more about Melanie...


Posted October 17, 2014

New ODR Now Online - Interdivisional Collaboration 1: Vestibular Rehabilitation

this ODR cycle will be a series of interdivisional collaborations and the September/October is our first collaboration, this time with the Vestibular and Balance Group of the Neurosciences Division.

Read it here

Posted September 30, 2014


Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Steve Keefe

Born and raised in Tignish, PEI, Steve spent a lot of time playing sports growing up. He played many sports, with a focus on hockey and competitive volleyball. Having a strong love for sport and exercise, Steve moved to Fredericton, NB to enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program at UNB. With a strong interest in injury care and prevention, he spent many hours volunteering in the rehab environment.

Read more about Steve...


Posted September 25, 2014

Response to American Heart Association Article

The CPA and CAMPT have recently collaborated to develop a unified response to a recent article released by the American Heart Association. Want to know more? Click here

Posted September 7, 2014

Intermediate Practical Examination (IPE)

Applications for the 2015 IPE will be accepted from September 15th until October 31, 2014. The application is now closed.

Deadline for mentorship hours is January 31, 2015. If the candidate does not submit hours by the deadline, they will be placed on the waiting list.

The exam will be held in three sites, two in the east and one in the west:
Montreal - April 11-12, 2015
Toronto - April 18-19, 2015
Vancouver - March 28-29, 2015

Models for either the east or west locations are always needed. Please contact Kate Gladney at manipexams@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Posted August 11, 2014 (updated December 2014)

Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Adam Piccinin

I choose physiotherapy because it is the perfect harmony of: my passion for physical rehabilitation, my career interest in healthcare, and my skill set as a healthcare professional. I believe it is important to follow what you love in life, and I am enamored by the complexity of the human body and how it heals itself from physical stress.

Read more about Adam...


Posted August 7, 2014

JOSPT

JOSPT

We are excited to announce the return of JOSPT for our members! As of January, 2015, you will once again receive JOSPT online access. As a CPA member, you will also retain the use of EBSCO. If you are interested in having online access from now until January 2015, JOSPT has offered us a discounted rate of $65.00/member. This is accessible through this link or clicking on the JOSPT logo on our website.

Posted July 2, 2014

Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Emma Plater

Physical activity has always been a large part of life for Emma Plater. She grew up playing many sports and is now a varsity runner and elite triathlete.

Read more about Emma...




Posted July 1, 2014

2014 Golden Hands Award

Congratulations to Richard Bourassa, the 2014 recipient of the Golden Hands Award.

View the presentation speech...

Posted June 28, 2014

30 Second Elevator Pitch Contest Winners

In our humble quest to engage the PT student membership, one project we took on this year was to initiate a 30-second elevator video contest. We had some great responses!

The winners are;

  • 1st Place: Corey Persic, University of Toronto $500 winner entitled "Ortho"
  • 2nd Place: William Rikenbach, Simon Dalle-Vedore, Melanie Rioux, Jennifer Khalil, McGill University $300 winner entitled "Old Spice Ad"
  • 3rd Place winner Melanie Rioux, Jennifer Khalil, McGill University $100 winner Entitled "# (Hashtag)"

Winner's videos will be presented at the Orthopaedic Symposium in Edmonton, AB on June 19th, 2014.

Congratulations to the all the participants!!!!We will be doing this again in the Fall 2014 so get your creative caps on. GO PHYSIO!!

Dr Michael Westaway -Ortho Division Chair

Watch the videos...

Posted June 13, 2014

Student Profiles: Shining The Light

Robyn Murray

Jordan Gillis is a second year physiotherapy student in the graduating class of 2014. Prior to beginning his study in physiotherapy he completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick.

Read more about Jordan...


Posted June 5, 2014

Student Profiles: Shining the Light

Robyn Murray

Robyn Murray is a first year physiotherapy student in the graduating class of 2015. Originally from Essex Ontario, Robyn completed a bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at the University of Windsor in 2011 and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013.
Read more about Robyn...

Posted May 6, 2014

Mentor Registration Now Online

Mentor registration is now online at www.orthodived.ca

All individuals interested in continuing to mentor within the Orthopaedic Division Education System must now register online at www.orthodived.ca

Registered Instructors DO NOT need to register as mentors as you are automatically added to this database. If you are a registered Instructor DO NOT register as a mentor as this will delete your instructor registration.

Any questions please contact tamaranailer@hotmail.com (Mentorship Coordinator)

MENTORS (who are not also instructors) who are interested in attending the 2014 Instructor Workshop in Edmonton please contact Tamara Nailer, Mentorship Coordinator at tamaranailer@hotmail.com for more information.

Posted April 4, 2014

Student Profiles: Shining the Light

Jared Maynard

We have a new student profile featuring Queen's University, Class of 2015 student Jared Maynard. Jared writes about why he chose to pursue physiotherapy as a career.

Read more about Jared...



Posted April 3, 2014

New ODR: Nutrition and Tissue Healing

Nutrition is a critical component of patient care. This edition, we take a look at nutrition and tissue healing. By following the link, you will find a case study provided by a registered dietician, a fact or fiction article provided by a registered dietician, and much more! We hope you find the information useful to your clinical caseload. Happy reading!
Read it here

Posted March 14, 2014

30-Second Elevator Pitch Contest

Hey Students! Ya you! Get your creative juices flowing...you could win some cold hard cash for your Physiotherapy class. How much? $500 first place, $300 second place and $200 third place. Enough for a good pizza and beer party! The Orthopaedic Division of the CPA is sponsoring a contest for PT students only. We want to know why patients should pick Physiotherapy (Physiotherapists) as an orthopaedic treatment option. It's time to promote YOUR chosen profession. Become the next Steven Spielberg!

Send links or embed codes to elevatorpitch2014@orthodiv.org

- View Contest Announcement by Orthopaedic Division Chair Michael Westaway

- View more details

Posted February 6, 2014

Advanced Exam 2014

Applications for the 2014 Advanced Exam will be accepted from June 15th until July 31, 2014. The exam will be held in two sites, one in the east and one in the west. If there is insufficient enrolment to fill both sites, the exam will be run at one site (where the majority of applicants are from).

Deadline for mentorship hours is August 31, 2014. If the candidate does not submit hours by the deadline, they will be placed on the waiting list.

Multiple Choice & Case History Exam: September 20, 2014 nationally.

Practical Exam Sites:
West - November 15-16, 2014
East - November 1-2, 2014

Assignment to practical exam sites in the East or West is assigned on a first come first served basis. If the site you selected is full, you will be offered a spot in the second location and placed on the waiting list for your first choice. Please get your applications in early to assure your first choice.

Models for either the east or west locations are always needed. Please contact Kate Gladney at manipexams@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Posted January 20, 2014

New ODR: Myofascial Dysfunction

To cheer you from any gloomy fall weather that you might be experiencing, we are proud to announce that the Orthopaedic Division Review for November/December is ready for viewing. The theme of this edition is Myofascial Dysfunction. We present a clinically-relevant case study, in which the presentation and treatment of a young female with whiplash-associated disorder and myofascial trigger points is described. Many thanks to Dawn Payne for sharing this interesting case with our members. We also display an original French submission from Marie-Pierre Gervais and Maude Laliberte of the Universite de Montreal , entitled Le consentement libre et eclaire: le cas particulier de la manipulation cervicale. In this edition, there are four articles from a variety of authors and journals, including two RCTs on the treatment of heel and chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin, a case report regarding positional release therapy for tension headaches and an article discussing the etiology of myofascial trigger points. Finally, get your thinking caps on because our senior editor Blayne Burrows has created a quiz as a useful summary of terminology relating to myofascial dysfunction.

As always, we hope you enjoy this edition and appreciate any feedback for continued improvements on the ODR.

View the new issue here!

Posted November 22, 2013

JOSPT

JOSPT

We periodically receive questions from members about JOSPT access. Please note that we no longer have a free service with JOSPT. In its place we now have access to an online database; Rehabilitation Reference Centre (RRC). We will be offering a tutorial on this very soon.

JOSPT does have a special offer where you can sign up with them for a reduced rate. Please click on JOSPT's logo to go to their website and receive this special offer.

Posted September 24, 2013

INTERMEDIATE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION (IPE)

Applications for the 2014 IPE will be accepted from September 15th until October 31, 2013. The exam will be held in two sites, one in the east and one in the west. If there is insufficient enrolment to fill both sites, the exam will be run at one site (where the majority of applicants are from).

Deadline for mentorship hours is January 31, 2014. If the candidate does not submit hours by the deadline, they will be placed on the waiting list.

West - March 29 & 30, 2014
East - April 5 & 6, 2014

Assignment to East or West is assigned on a first come first served basis. If the site you selected is full, you will be offered a spot in the second location and placed on the waiting list for your first choice. Please get your applications in early to assure your first choice.

Models for either the east or west locations are always needed. Please contact Kate Gladney at manipexams@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Posted September 10, 2013

LEARN ABOUT EBSCO REHABILITATION REFERENCE CENTER

Orthopaedic Division Executive members Amy Fahlman & Allison Ezzat have teamed up to create a 5 minute power point presentation (with audio) that will walk you through how to use this new evidence-based resource! Learn how to perform searches, access full textbooks (including 'Therapeutic Exercise' By Kisner & Colby), download over 9,800 patient exercise images, and more!
Click here to learn what is available at your fingertips! (member login required)

Posted June 24, 2013

2013 GOLDEN HANDS AWARD

The Golden Hands Award of the National Orthopaedic Division is given in honour of David Lamb to an exceptional orthopaedic physiotherapist that exemplifies the commitment to our profession in manual therapy, education, mentorship and research.

The recipient of the Golden Hands Award for 2013 is Jan Lowcock.

Posted May 28, 2013

2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The 2012 CPA Orthopaedic Division Financial Statements are now available in the Members section. Please review them if you're planning to attend the upcoming AGM. Login is required. Already logged in? Go straight there.

Posted May 16, 2013

IFOMPT 2012 NAMED "EVENT OF THE YEAR" IN QUEBEC CITY!

IFOMPT 2012 in Quebec City has been named "Event of the Year"!
Read more

Posted February 1, 2013

ORTHOPAEDIC COURSE INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT WORKSHOP

Orthopaedic Course Instructor/Assistant Workshop
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 8am - 3pm
Location: Montreal, QC. Exact location TBD

Posted January 30, 2013

WE'RE ON FACEBOOK!

Did you know that the Orthopaedic Division has a Facebook Page? Please have a look and 'Like' us while you're there!

Posted October 1, 2012

NEW MENTORSHIP DOCUMENTS

The Mentorship Update Newsletters and the Mentorship Guidelines documents have just been updated. You can view them on the Education > Mentorship page.

Posted September 22, 2012

ATTENTION INSTRUCTORS & ASSISTANTS

We will be using the online instructor registration process again for the 2012-2013 teaching year from Feb 1 2012 - Jan 31, 2013. Registration will be open from January 8th, 2012 through to February 5, 2012. The deadline to register is February 5th, 2012.

  1. Go to www.orthodived.ca
  2. For returning instructors/assistants: Log in using the email address and password previously created. When you try to log in using your current password, it will redirect you to the registration page. If you have forgotten your password, click on 'forgot password?' to reset your password.
    For first time instructors/assistants: First time users will use the instructor@orthodived.ca log in, with "manipulation" as the password to set up your initial account.
  3. Complete all fields of the application.
  4. Upload your curriculum vitae (CV) as a word or PDF document. Please name your file using your first and last name followed by the letters 'CV'. For example, EusonYeungCV.doc or EusonYeungCV.pdf. A teaching dossier is no longer required. You can download a CV template for you to use to format your CV.
  5. Instructor fee ($100): you will be instructed to submit your instructor fee of $100 through Pay Pal. You will then be redirected to the Orthodived.ca website when you are finished. A confirmation email will be sent to you from Pay Pal shortly after successful registration. ALL registrants are required to submit this fee. Those who serve on Orthopaedic Division committees can submit this fee in an expense report for reimbursement if applicable.

Please feel free to email me should you have any questions. Thanks. Have a good teaching year.

Sincerely,
Euson
Credentials Chair

Posted January 8, 2012

NEW INSTRUCTOR APPLICATION PROCESS

ATTENTION ALL COURSE INSTRUCTORS AND ASSISTANTS:

The deadline for instructor applications will be March 31, 2011. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused. Please contact eusonyeung@yahoo.ca if you have any questions.

Instructions for online application:

  1. go to the http://www.orthodived.ca/
  2. sign in using the instructor username and password. This will take you to the online application page:
  3. complete the online application
    1. all fields must be completed
    2. "work phone" field: when filling in this field, please use numbers only (ie: no spaces or dashes)
    3. "examination information" section: you must fill this section in before submitting. If you don't know your number please fill in "?" for now. You can update that information later.
    4. "upload documents" section: please ensure that the documents you are uploading are .doc, .docx, or pdf files. I have attached a copy of the CV template and the Teaching Dossier template in this email. Please follow this format.
  4. Once you have submitted your online application, sign in at www.orthodived.ca using your email and newly created password to ensure you are able to log in.
Posted February 10, 2011
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