Keynote Speakers

Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Dr. Michel Landry, President of World Physiotherapy:
Keynote Presentation – Thursday, April 25th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Not looking back but want to look around”; Reflections on the Global Physiotherapy Village.

In his talk, Dr. Landry will argue that the global village of physiotherapists now finds itself at a crossroad: choose to adapt and thrive in an aggressively changing new world, or choose to resist, entrench, and fervently protect the values and culture from our founding well over a century ago.

Stephanie Lurch, Contemporary Physiotherapist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto:
Keynote Presentation – Friday, April 26th, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Manifesto of a Critical Consciousness

Movement is one of the things that makes us human, whether it is movement of the body, or the slow movement of justice. In this keynote address Stephanie Lurch explores notions of injustice, interconnectedness, personal agency and liberation within the contested space of the physiotherapy profession. Using personal stories and art she addresses difficult truths, provokes criticality and urges us to rethink how we live, work, learn and play

André Picard, Health columnist at The Globe and Mail
Keynote Presentation – Saturday, April 27th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Critical Care | What’s Happening in our Health Care System

Where does our healthcare system stand? What are the challenges and opportunities to improve the coordination and effectiveness of services across the nation? How do we re-orient our attention and investments to build a true “health system” rather than the current illness-treatment system? What is the special role and opportunity for community-based agencies, including Community Health Centres? One of North America’s foremost thinkers shares his insights and vision. 


Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Adriana Angarita-Fonseca
The Effects of an Educational Intervention on Physiotherapists’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Telerehabilitation

Lisa M.E. Arcobelli
PEAC Accreditation Status and Decision-Making 101

Mohammad Auais
The Stronger at Home Study: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial of Home-Based Physiotherapy Program for Patients after a Hip Fracture

Mohammad Auais
Stride with Confidence: Unveiling the Impact of Nordic Walking on Falls in Older Adults – A Randomized Feasibility Trial

Brittany Bagshawe
Does as evidence-based quick guide promote use of performance measures in physical therapists’ daily practice?

Krissy Bell
CPA Strategic Update 2024

Edwin Betinol
Exploring adaptive expertise as a threshold concept: A qualitative study on the graduating physical
therapy students’ perception of expertise development

Lisa Carroll
CPA Session Scope of Practice Presentation

Naomi Casiro
Teaching Falls: Clinical application and practical training for Parkinsons and older adults populations

Marylène Charette
Geographic accessibility to pelvic health physiotherapy services across Ontario: A geographic information system analysis

Sarah Conci
Reflection-for-Learning and Sharing Circles with Physiotherapy Students at the Neuro Rehab Clinic

Marcy Dayan
Virtual (V) Compared to In-Person (IP) Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (PFP) Training for Urinary Incontinence after Radical Prostatectomy (RP)

Robert de Fleuriot de la Colinière
Why stories matter: Integrating Orthopaedic, Trauma Informed and Biopsychosocial approaches to personalized care.

Jessica DeMars
Identifying Long COVID in clinical practice: would you recognize Long COVID if you saw it?

Sarah Donkers
Physiotherapists as physical activity behavioural coaches for people living with multiple sclerosis

Karin Eldred
Youth with Cerebral Palsy get RIPT! Exploring Resistance Intensive Personalized Training programs delivered in a community setting.

Moni Fricke
Tackling the ‘How to’ of integrating anti-racism and anti-oppressive teaching practices into physiotherapy curricula

Pradip Ghosh
Pharmacology of Chemotherapeutic Drugs: What Physical Therapists Need to Know for Oncology Rehabilitation

Kim Hall
Evolving Leadership

Liz Harvey
On becoming a ‘good’ physiotherapist: exploring professional identity formation in physiotherapy students with multiple marginalized identities.

Julie Herrington
What does an Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner (APP) do?
A day in the life of an APP in Pediatric Rheumatology

Allyson Jones
Burnout amongst Canadian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national survey

Ania (Anna) Kania-Richmond
Practical experiences of providers and clinic leaders implementing GLA:D for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis: A qualitative study

Dr. Heather King
Co-designing a person-centred intervention to promote exercise and physical activity in individuals of South Asian origin following total knee arthroplasty

Katie Kowalski
Use of the International IFOMPT Cervical Framework to inform clinical reasoning and clinical practice in postgraduate and entry-level physiotherapy students

Katie Kowalski
Physical functioning in lumbar spinal surgery: systematic review and narrative synthesis of outcome measures and measurement properties of physical measures

Catherine Lafontaine
Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Education Session: A community hospital’s effort to improve access to care for patients referred to the Hip and Knee Rapid Access Clinic.

Trisha Lawson
Trauma-Informed Care: A Narrative Practice Workshop

Trisha Lawson
The Choreography of Care: Physiotherapists on Film

Grace Liu
Implementing the virtual and in-person DELIGHT programs for people living with dementia and their care partners (Ontario, Canada)

Sohrob Milani Zadeh

Jordan Miller
Competency Based Education in Physical Therapy (CBEPT) at Queen’s: Opening a national dialogue about the transition to competency-based education

Jordan Miller
Competency Based Education in Physical Therapy (CBEPT) at Queen’s: Opening a national dialogue about the transition to competency-based education

Jordan Miller
Physiotherapists in team-based primary care: building capacity to help address the health system’s most pressing challenges

Stacey Miller
Implementing Hip Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Moving Beyond the Guidelines and Recognizing the Added Benefits

Dianne Millette
Vision 2040: Imagining the Futures of Physical Therapy – What Will the Physical Therapy Profession Be if We Do Nothing?

Samantha Myers
The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Exercise Clinic: Process evaluation and changes in exercise levels

Kristin Nugent
The relationship between concern for falling and history of falls in people with unilateral transtibial amputations

Dan Ogborn
Defining the relationship between physical function and readiness to return to sport at six months following ACL reconstruction

Jennifer O’Neil
A Canadian Panel on telerehabilitation and digital health

Greg Padoni
Predictors of Success in a Canadian Physiotherapy Program: From Admissions to Graduation

Dr. David Peachey
Physiotherapy Profession Impact Report: Key Findings

Émilie Petitclerc
Les étourdissements cervicogéniques : Et si le problème provenait aussi de la région cervicale basse?

Courtney Pollock
Co-creation of an Exposure-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based intervention for the rehabilitation of walking post-stroke

Codie Primeau
Disrupting the Status Quo: 2SLGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy

Codie Primeau
Are Physiotherapists in Canada Prepared and Inclusive in Their Approach to Working with 2SLGBTQIPA+ Patients in Clinical Practice?

Codie Primeau
What challenges and opportunities do physiotherapists encounter in integrating the 24-hour Movement Guidelines’ sleep recommendations for individuals with arthritis?

Javad Raeesi
Comparing the effect of physiotherapy and physiotherapy plus corticosteroid injection on patients with Subacromial Pain Syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Dorra Rakia Allegue
Factors influencing the implementation of telehealth in an early supported discharge program for stroke rehabilitation: Patients’ and caregivers’ perspectives.

Meaghan Ray Peters
2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Physiotherapy: A Practical Tool to Improve Your Personal Practice and Clinic Environment

Marzieh Rezaie
Comparison of the physiotherapy with and without focus on the scapulothoracic joint on patients after arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff tendon repair: A randomized controlled trial with short-term follow-up

Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez
Relationship between physical activity level and symptoms in patients with post-COVID syndrome

Jenna Smith-Turchyn
Using physiotherapy and rehabilitation to improve the lives of older adults in Canada

Leslie Soever
Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program-trained Clinicians: A Workforce Addressing Health System Gaps

Michael Sullivan
The Clinical Use of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale for Physiotherapists

Andrews Tawiah
Patient experiences and perceptions of Advanced Practice Physiotherapy in an Urgent Care Centre: A mixed-methods study

Nathalie Trottier
Understanding barriers and facilitators affecting parental adherence to plagiocephaly prevention: Multi-methods research findings

Carolyn Vandyken
Creating Pelvic Health: Moving from Fixer to Facilitator

Sonia Vovan
Concussion recovery and multi-domain integration in working-aged adults: Integrating cognition, balance, and visuomotor action for skilled performance in adults with persistent symptoms

Eric Walper
Revolutionizing Physiotherapy: Integrating AI and ChatGPT for Enhanced Patient Care and Documentation Efficiency

Marie Westby
Workshop: Introducing an online toolkit to help PTs choose and use outcome measures before/after total joint arthroplasty

Dr. Jackie Whittaker
Guiding rehabilitation to prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis after knee injury: the 2022 OPTIKNEE international consensus statement

Dr. Jackie Whittaker
The Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR) program: a randomized delayed-controlled trial for persons at increased risk of early onset post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis

Lawrence Yu
Enhancing the user experience of the Physiotherapy Entrustable Professional Activities Assessment (PEPAA): A quality improvement study.

Kendra Zadravec
Arm morbidity after breast cancer treatment: Associations with sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics