Schedule is subject to change

9:00 – 17:00
CCPUP – NACEP Meeting

12:00 – 17:00
Registration Opens – Sponsored by belairdirect Insurance

14:00 – 18:00
Treat Your Own Pelvic Floor

A Pre-Congress Course, hosted by the Pelvic & Reproductive Health Division. This course will be taught by Carolyn Vandyken, and will bring together evidence the evidence that we all have pelvic floors, their impact on low back pain, and that overactivity is highly connected to central pain mechanisms as well as review the evidence for pelvic floor muscle training as an evidence-based approach to incontinence.

This course will be targeted to members from the Orthopedic Division, the Pain Science Division and the Pelvic & Reproductive Health Division – working to break down barriers, and develop common language.

Register today: https://cpa.embodiaapp.com/webinars/891-treat-your-own-pelvic-floor

8:00 – 12:00
CCPUP Meeting Day 2

8:00 – 13:00
National Association Clinical Education in Physiotherapy in-person annual meeting.

8:00 – 9:00
Community of Practice Breakfast with Neil Pearson

Engaging Multiple Physiological Mechanisms to Change Pain and Function : this session will highlight evidence that pain is changeable, arguing that patient experience and the fields of neuroplasticity support that we can do more than cope with pain.

Register with Elizabeth.Hammond@umanitoba.ca or dominique.gilbert@nociclinique.ca

8:30 – 11:30
Oncology Division Executive Meeting

9:00 – 11:00
Day in the life of Animal Rehab & Panel discussion – comparison of animal and human rehab, political, legal and social issues of animal rehab.

What do animal rehab therapist do all day – follow one and find out.

Purpose of event is to educate participants on the differences and similarities between animal and human practice and the legal, professional and social issues encountered in adding animal practice to physiotherapists career pathway.

Open to all Congress attendees.

10:00
Registration Opens – Sponsored by belairdirect Insurance

11:30 – 12:30
First Timer Orientation

Join us if this is your first CPA Congress! A great way to learn more about Congress and make lasting connections with your peers.

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Remarks, Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Presentation Sponsored by fisiocrem

Keynote Presentation: Not looking back but want to look around; Reflections on the Global Physiotherapy Village by Dr. Michel Landry

14:30 – 15:15
Network in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

TimePodium Presentations
15:15 – 16:15Defining the relationship between physical function and readiness to return to sport at six months following ACL reconstruction

Speaker(s): Dan Ogborn
Session Description: The influence of physical function on readiness to return to sport (RTS; ACL-RSI score) is poorly understood. In this study of 126 patients at six months following ACL reconstruction, quadriceps strength and hop test symmetry were small but important predictors of ACL-RSI score. Both physical and psychological interventions may be required to optimize readiness to RTS following ACLr.
15:15 – 16:15Enhancing the user experience of the Physiotherapy Entrustable Professional Activities Assessment (PEPAA): A quality improvement study.

Speaker(s): Lawrence Yu
Session Description: This research was an exploratory sequential mixed-methods approach framed within two cycles of the quality improvement framework, known as the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. It was designed to understand and enhance the user experience of physiotherapy students and their clinical instructors when using the newly developed Physiotherapy Entrustable Professional Activities Assessment (PEPAA) in physiotherapy clinical education.
15:15 – 16:15Virtual (V) Compared to In-Person (IP) Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (PFP) Training for Urinary Incontinence after Radical Prostatectomy (RP)

Speaker(s): Ms. Marcy Dayan, Mr. Calvin Wong, Dr. Celestia Higano
Session Description: We retrospectively reviewed the use of proprioceptive, motor control, and interoceptive techniques for managing post-radical prostatectomy (RP) stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in virtual (V) versus In-Person (IP) settings. Results from 81 patients in each group showed effective SUI management without significant differences. We found using proprioceptive, motor control, and interoceptive techniques, whether IP or V, is an efficacious strategy.
15:15 – 16:15Are Physiotherapists in Canada Prepared and Inclusive in Their Approach to Working with 2SLGBTQIPA+ Patients in Clinical Practice?

Speaker(s): Codie Primeau
Session Description: This survey of 292 physiotherapists in Canada exposes gaps in 2SLGBTQIPA+ health knowledge and inclusion. Many lack awareness of 2SLGBTQIPA+ inclusive behaviors, potentially impacting patient experiences and observed 2SLGBTQIPA+ discrimination. Few believe their education adequately supports 2SLGBTQIPA+ community needs, highlighting a need for more training. This study underscores the necessity for improved 2SLGBTQIPA+ health knowledge and inclusion in physiotherapy practice.

Concurrent Session 1 – 15:15 Start time

  • Tackling the ‘How to’ of integrating anti-racism and anti-oppressive teaching practices into physiotherapy curricula.
    Time: 15:15 – 16:45
    Speaker: Moni Fricke, Simone Gruenig, Robin Roots, Dr. Sarah Oosman.
    Session Description: This workshop will engage physiotherapy leaders and educators in advancing decolonization, anti-racism and anti-oppression strategies in the teaching and learning environment for physiotherapy students. After a brief introduction, physiotherapy educators will discuss strategies, challenges, and successes of integrating anti-racism and anti-oppression into their own physiotherapy curricula, followed by facilitated small group discussions.
  • CPA Strategic Update 2024
    Speaker: Krissy Bell, CPA CEO
    Session Description: TBC
  • Pharmacology of Chemotherapeutic Drugs: What Physical Therapists Need to Know for Oncology Rehabilitation
    Time: 15:15 – 16:45
    Speaker(s): Pradip Ghosh
    Session Description: This course is designed to teach participants about the impact of physical therapy on patients with cancer as well as the side effects of chemotherapy. Emphasis will be given on how to enhance the efficacy of physical therapy through appropriate timing of intervention based on the schedule of drug administration, pharmacokinetic properties of the drug, and current research.
  • A Canadian Panel on telerehabilitation and digital health
    Time: 15:15 – 16:45
    Speaker: Jennifer O’Neil, Stacey Lovo, Sara Ahmed, Mirella Veras.
    Session Description: There is a growing movement towards the use of technology in healthcare, including physiotherapy. Our panel of experts will draw from their experience and will present on aspects of person-centered development, system-level implementation and evaluation of telerehabilitation and digital health. This topic is critical to advancing practice and understanding how digital health and telerehabilitation might be shaping our profession.
  • Guiding rehabilitation to prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis after knee injury: the 2022 OPTIKNEE international consensus statement
    Time: 15:15 – 16:45
    Speaker: Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Dr. Linda Truong, Mr. Justin Losciale.
    Session Description: This session will share evidence-informed clinical recommendations to prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) after knee injury established during the international OPTIKNEE consensus. This will include a summary of the evidence synthesized across seven systematic reviews on who is at greatest risk of PTOA, when and how to intervene to prevent knee PTOA, and what outcomes to monitor to gauge progress.
  • Teaching Falls: Clinical application and practical training for Parkinsons and older adults populations
    Time: 15:15 – 16:45
    Speaker(s): Naomi Casiro
    Session Description: Falls are a major cause of hospital admission and injury in both the older adult population and those living with Parkinsons disease. As physiotherapists we are taught how to help people get up from the ground but rarely how to help people learn to fall properly in the first place. This is an integral skill for preventing injury and hospitalization.

16:15 – 17:00
Network and Poster Discussion Hour in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

TimePodium Sessions
17:00 – 18:00Stride with Confidence: Unveiling the Impact of Nordic Walking on Falls in Older Adults – A Randomized Feasibility Trial

Speaker(s): Mohammad Auais, Dr. Vincent DePaul, Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Chengying Feng, Omar Hamed.
Session Description: This randomized feasibility controlled trial assessed a 10-week Nordic Walking program for older adults at risk of falling, involving 37 participants. Of the intervention group (N:21), 85.7% completed the program. The follow-up assessment completion rate was 83.8%, and no adverse events were reported. NW was found feasible and safe, with high participant satisfaction, suggesting its potential in fall prevention programs.
17:00 – 18:00Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program-trained Clinicians: A Workforce Addressing Health System Gaps

Speaker(s): Leslie Soever
Session Description: Our abstract reports on a 2023 survey of Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program graduates. Results illustrate how graduates trained in this post-licensure, academic and clinical competency-based program are addressing gaps in health system care for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. In addition, data illustrate how advanced practice roles encompass clinical, research, education, and leadership components.
17:00 – 18:00Comparing the effect of physiotherapy and physiotherapy plus corticosteroid injection on patients with Subacromial Pain Syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Speaker(s): Javad Raeesi
Session Description: The abstract presents a randomized trial comparing physiotherapy alone to therapy plus corticosteroid injection in treating Subacromial Pain Syndrome. It involves 50 patients and examines pain, disability, and life quality. Results highlight superior medium-term benefits with the combined approach, while short-term outcomes are similar. This suggests the potential efficacy of integrating both treatments for more effective SAPS management.
17:00 – 18:00The Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR) program: a randomized delayed-controlled trial for persons at increased risk of early onset post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis

Speaker(s): Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Dr. Linda Truong, Dr. Miciak, Dr. Le, Alison Hoens, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Li
Session Description: This research abstract reports a randomized controlled trial that assessed the efficacy of a physiotherapist-guided knee health program called Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR). The SOAR program aims to build the capacity of persons living with an increased risk of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis to self-manage their knee health and osteoarthritis risk. The feasibility of SOAR has

Concurrent Session 2 – 17:00 Start time

  • Trauma-Informed Care: A Narrative Practice Workshop
    Time: 17:00 – 18:30
    Speaker(s): Trisha Lawson, Dr. Afolasade Fakolade, Dr. Stephanie Nixon.
    Session Description: During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience a narrative medicine approach to learning, on the topic of trauma-informed care. Following a brief introduction and orientation, learners will be guided through close reading and reflective writing on the theme of “trauma-informed care” in order to explore their own values and beliefs about trauma and its recovery.
  • Using physiotherapy and rehabilitation to improve the lives of older adults in Canada
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Jenna Smith- Turchyn, Ashley Morgan, Holly Edward
    Session Description: The session will highlight physiotherapy and rehabilitation strategies for older adults living with mobility limitations and chronic conditions. It will include an overview of the aging Canadian population, including current health trends, functional implications and rehabilitation needs of older adults in Canada. Then three speakers will highlight research projects related to physiotherapy and aging in different settings.
  • Physiotherapy Profession Impact Report: Key Findings
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Dr. David Peachey
    Session Description: TBC
  • Competency Based Education in Physical Therapy (CBEPT) at Queen’s: Opening a national dialogue about the transition to competency-based education
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Jordan Miller, Sunita Mathur, Melanie Law, Trisha Lawson
    Session Description: Queen’s University is transitioning to a competency-based education in Physical Therapy (CBEPT). In this session, faculty members of the Physical Therapy program at Queen’s will share experiences with the transition to CBEPT. Our goal is to encourage a national conversation amongst the physiotherapy community about the benefits, drawbacks, and challenges associated with a transition to CBEPT.
  • PEAC Accreditation Status and Decision-Making 101
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Lisa M. E. Arcobelli
    Session Description: This interactive education session will review the three types of accreditation status awarded to entry-to-practice physiotherapy education programs and the process by which they are determined.
  • Stride with Confidence: Unveiling the Impact of Nordic Walking on Falls in Older Adults – A Randomized Feasibility Trial
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Mohammad Auais, Dr. Vincent DePaul, Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Chengying Feng, Omar Hamed.
    Session Description: This randomized feasibility controlled trial assessed a 10-week Nordic Walking program for older adults at risk of falling, involving 37 participants. Of the intervention group (N:21), 85.7% completed the program. The follow-up assessment completion rate was 83.8%, and no adverse events were reported. NW was found feasible and safe, with high participant satisfaction, suggesting its potential in fall prevention programs.
  • Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program-trained Clinicians: A Workforce Addressing Health System Gaps
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Leslie Soever
    Session Description: Our abstract reports on a 2023 survey of Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program graduates. Results illustrate how graduates trained in this post-licensure, academic and clinical competency-based program are addressing gaps in health system care for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. In addition, data illustrate how advanced practice roles encompass clinical, research, education, and leadership components.
  • Comparing the effect of physiotherapy and physiotherapy plus corticosteroid injection on patients with Subacromial Pain Syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Javad Raeesi
    Session Description: The abstract presents a randomized trial comparing physiotherapy alone to therapy plus corticosteroid injection in treating Subacromial Pain Syndrome. It involves 50 patients and examines pain, disability, and life quality. Results highlight superior medium-term benefits with the combined approach, while short-term outcomes are similar. This suggests the potential efficacy of integrating both treatments for more effective SAPS management.
  • Disrupting the Status Quo: 2SLGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Speaker(s): Codie Primeau, Caleb Perez, Amy Prescott, Meaghan Ray Peters
    Session Description: Led by the Queer Physiotherapy Collective, this session underscores the urgent call for inclusive physiotherapy environments to address health(care) disparities experienced by 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities. It explores affirming care and inclusion by understanding the impact of systemic oppression on patient experiences. Practical strategies for fostering an affirming and inclusive environment are also introduced through case scenarios and lived experience of presenters.

18:00 – 19:00
Welcome Reception Sponsored by BMS

Re-connect with your CPA friends and make new ones at this opening meet and greet event; enjoy appies and a drink while networking with fellow participants and exhibitors!

19:00 – 20:00
Student Reception Sponsored by CBI

Wrap up the day connecting with other students attendees. Also chances to win prizes and snag some physio-swag!

19:30
Global Health Division Pub Night Chit Chat

Share ideas and experiences related to global health at Relish The Pub, 888 Nelson St.
Appetizers and great chit chat provided. Questions? email globalhealth@physiotherapy.ca
Register here: https://forms.gle/dqhypiYiDXuthmMZ8

20:00
Pelvic & Reproductive Health Division Social Gathering

The newly named Pelvic & Reproductive Health Division is hosting a gathering to celebrate our name change, and we would love for you to join us! Refreshments and Appetizers will be provided.
When: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 8PM
Where: GoodCo Granville – 965 Granville Street
Space is limited, so please RSVP if you are able to attend: https://forms.gle/3XYvnN6yRNbh4yQB9

6:30 – 8:00
5km Fun Run/Walk for the PFC – Sponsored by OrthoCanada

Kick start your morning with some exercise, support the PFC and see some of Vancouver’s sites along the way

6:30 – 7:30
Namaste with the CPA

Start your morning off with a flow to get you energized for the day led by Neil Pearson – all proceeds go to the PFC

8:00 – 9:00
Breakfast in the Exhibit & Poster Hall


Rapid Fire – 8:00 Start time

  • Predictors of Success in a Canadian Physiotherapy Program: From Admissions to Graduation
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Greg Spadoni, Sarah Wojkawski, Jenna Smith- Turchyn, Paul W. Stratford, Lawrence Grierson.
    Session Description: This research project sought to understand if there were student factors at admissions that can predict success in a physiotherapy program in Canada; and if there was a difference in two groups of students who experienced different versions of an admissions process and interview. The results will inform program strategies to ensure success and supports for students.
  • Geographic accessibility to pelvic health physiotherapy services across Ontario: A geographic information system analysis
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Marylène Charette
    Session Description: This study explored the distribution and geographic accessibility of pelvic health physiotherapist services for females in Ontario. It employed a geographic information system analysis, utilizing publicly available datasets from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and Statistics Canada. Regional disparities in accessibility were observed, emphasizing the importance of incorporating geographic accessibility into future planning and policy development.
  • Reflection-for-Learning and Sharing Circles with Physiotherapy Students at the Neuro Rehab Clinic
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Sarah Conci
    Session Description: This abstract describes implementation and evaluation of a reflection-for-learning strategy for physiotherapy students on clinical placement at the Neuro Rehab Clinic (NRC). Reflection-for-learning was applied through weekly Indigenous-led Sharing Circles. Results indicated that meaningful debrief was rare for students on clinical placement prior to attending NRC. Weekly sharing circles contributed positively to learning outcomes and a sense of community.
  • Use of the International IFOMPT Cervical Framework to inform clinical reasoning and clinical practice in postgraduate and entry-level physiotherapy students
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Katie Kowalski
    Session Description: Using a sequential mixed-methods case study design, this study explored experiences of postgraduate and entry-level physiotherapy students use of the International IFOMPT Cervical Framework to inform clinical reasoning and clinical practice. The Framework supported clinical reasoning, while illustrating differences according to level of practice. Advanced Framework knowledge in postgraduate students supported a range of personal characteristics, aiding higher-level clinical reasoning.
  • Physical functioning in lumbar spinal surgery: systematic review and narrative synthesis of outcome measures and measurement properties of physical measures
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Katie Kowalski
    Session Description: The objectives of this systematic review were to identify outcome measures (PROMs, physical) used to evaluate physical functioning in lumbar spinal surgery populations and assess measurement properties of physical measures of physical functioning in this population. Results highlight many physical measures of physical functioning are used. Few have investigations of measurement properties. Prospective low risk of bias studies are required.
  • Practical experiences of providers and clinic leaders implementing GLA:D for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis: A qualitative study
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Ania (Anna) Kania-Richmond
    Session Description: This research presents findings on a province-wide evaluation of the GLA:D program for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Specifically, this research presents findings on providers’ experiences implementing the program. We found that program acceptability, multi-level support, and program flexibility facilitated implementation, while costs, lack of external referrals, program access issues, and lack of suitable space were barriers to implementation.
  • Arm morbidity after breast cancer treatment: Associations with sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Kendra Zadravec
    Session Description: This abstract describes associations between presence of upper extremity impairment after breast cancer surgery and various sociodemographic (e.g., age, annual income) and psychosocial (e.g., anxiety, depression) characteristics.
  • The Effects of an Educational Intervention on Physiotherapists’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Telerehabilitation
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Adriana Angarita-Fonseca
    Session Description: This study evaluated a telerehabilitation educational intervention on 27 Bucaramanga physiotherapists. Aimed at enhancing knowledge and perceptions of telerehabilitation, the intervention showed positive perception changes and significant knowledge gains post-intervention. These findings underscore the need for continuous professional development in telerehabilitation and suggest further research into its long-term effects on patient care.
  • Co-designing a person-centred intervention to promote exercise and physical activity in individuals of South Asian origin following total knee arthroplasty
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Dr. Heather King
    Session Description: We describe a co-design process and key program elements of an exercise and physical activity promotion intervention for persons of South Asian origin in the active living phase post total knee arthroplasty.

9:00 – 10:30
Welcome to Day 2 Remarks and Keynote Presentation: Steph Lurch

Keynote Presentation: Manifesto of a Critical Consciousness by Steph Lurch

10:30 – 11:15
Network in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

11:15 – 12:15
Enid Graham Presentation by Elaine Maheu

12:15 – 13:45
Lunch in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

TimePodium Presentations
13:45 – 14:45What challenges and opportunities do physiotherapists encounter in integrating the 24-hour Movement Guidelines’ sleep recommendations for individuals with arthritis?

Speaker(s): Codie Primeau, Deniz Bayrktar
Session Description: This survey of 190 physiotherapists and students in Canada explores integration of sleep counseling into practice using the COM-B model and Theoretical Domains Framework. Although participants expressed positive attitudes, challenges in implementation emerged, notably a lack of confidence in providing education about optimal sleep. The findings underscore the need for behavior change interventions to improve physiotherapists’ capacity for addressing sleep.
13:45 – 14:45Patient experiences and perceptions of Advanced Practice Physiotherapy in an Urgent Care Centre: A mixed-methods study.

Speaker(s): Andrews Tawiah
Session Description: Emergency Departments (EDs) and Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) grapple with overcrowding and healthcare provider burnout. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSKDs) burden EDs, prompting a novel model of care with physiotherapists as primary contacts for non-urgent MSKDs, and working collaboratively with ED/UCC teams. We evaluated the experiences and perceptions of patients who went through this model using surveys and follow-up interviews.
13:45 – 14:45Co-creation of an Exposure-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based intervention for the rehabilitation of walking post-stroke.

Speaker(s): Courtney Pollock
Session Description: We propose to proactively treat balance confidence post-stroke. Using a co-creation framework, our team developed an intervention that integrates exposure-based cognitive behavioral techniques (EB-CBT) in individualized outpatient physiotherapy (PT) post-stroke. EB-CBT was integrated into usual care in outpatient PT and a mixed-methods case-series evaluation of the intervention was conducted.

Concurrent Session 3 – 13:45 Start time

  • Implementing Hip Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Moving Beyond the Guidelines and Recognizing the Added Benefits
    Time: 13:45 – 14:45
    Speaker(s): Ms. Stacey Miller, Ms. Maria Juricic
    Session Description: This session will describe key considerations for implementing hip surveillance guidelines for children with cerebral palsy that can be utilized to guide local and population based surveillance. Additionally, the session will explore how implementation can support and enhance the overall care of children with CP.
  • Creating Pelvic Health: Moving from Fixer to Facilitator
    Time: 13:45 – 14:45
    Speaker(s): Carolyn Vandyken
    Session Description: Traditional care provision in the sphere of pelvic health needs to evolve to a coaching approach defined as ‘.. the use of evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical strategies, and interventions to actively and safely engage clients in health behavior change to better self-manage their health… ‘. (Huffman & Miller, 2015). Facilitation of self-management support needs to occur through a psychologically-informed lens.
  • Evolving Leadership
    Time: 13:45 – 15:15
    Speaker(s): Kim Hall
    Session Description: Kim will share about the journey of her evolving leadership roles and skills acquisition in this impactful workshop. Current, evidence-informed, best practice people management and leadership approaches will be presented. Small group discussion will include sharing about current workplace challenges, brainstorming solutions and working through physio-specific management case studies.
  • CPA Session Scope of Practice Presentation
    Time: 13:45 – 14:45
    Speaker(s): Lisa Carrol, Senior Director Professional Practice, CPA
    Session Description: TBC
  • Does an evidence-based quick guide promote use of performance measures in physical therapists’ daily practice?
    Time: 13:45 – 14:45
    Speaker(s): Brittany Bagshawe, June Hu, Melissa Idle
    Session Description: We created an evidence-based Outcome Measures Quick Guide to provide frontline clinicians with easy access to detailed psychometric information. The information in the Guide will aid documentation, goal setting, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and treatment decisions across a variety of patient populations and care settings. We are evaluating if this guide increases the use of outcome measures on the frontline.

14:45 – 15:30
Network and Poster Discussion Hour in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

Concurrent Session 4 – 15:30 Start time

  • Insights from CPA’s Annual Survey 2024: Key Learnings
    Time: 15:30 – 16:30
    Speaker(s): TBC
    Session Description: TBC
  • Complaints Against Physical Therapy Practitioners: What to Expect and How to Deal with Them
    Time: 15:30 – 16:30
    Speaker(s): Aweis Osman, Maggie Green
    Session Description: Did you know? Most of the claims made under the CPA liability insurance program are to defend against College complaints. Join CPA’s legal and insurance partners, Gowlings WLG LLP and BMS Canada, as they review the common complaints made against physical therapists and key risk management strategies to safeguard your practice. Ask questions and learn more about how the CPA liability insurance program protects you with tailored coverage and specialist legal representation.
  • “What does an Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner (APP) do? A day in the life of an APP in Pediatric Rheumatology “
    Time: 15:30 – 16:30
    Speaker(s): Julie Herrington
    Session Description: This is a focused presentation on the role of advanced practice physiotherapy in pediatric rheumatology. The clinical responsibilities of the APP will be described in terms of how Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is identified, assessed and managed. Descriptions of activities in the other advanced practice pillars including Research, Leadership and Education will also be included.
  • Why stories matter: Integrating Orthopaedic, Trauma Informed and Biopsychosocial approaches to personalized care.
    Time: 15:30 – 17:00
    Speaker(s): Robert de Fleuriot de la Colinière
    Session Description: This is a focused presentation on the role of advanced practice physiotherapy in pediatric rheumatology. The clinical responsibilities of the APP will be described in terms of how Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is identified, assessed and managed. Descriptions of activities in the other advanced practice pillars including Research, Leadership and Education will also be included.
  • Revolutionizing Physiotherapy: Integrating AI and ChatGPT for Enhanced Patient Care and Documentation Efficiency
    Time: 15:30 – 17:00
    Speaker(s): Eric Walper
    Session Description: Exploring the integration of AI in physiotherapy, this session delves into ChatGPT’s role in enhancing healthcare documentation, addressing clinician limitations, and meeting patient needs. It offers insights into building efficient referral networks and understanding ChatGPT and how it stands to revolutionise healthcare practices.
  • Private Practice Division hosts a Women & Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat
    Time: 15:30 – 16:30
    Speaker(s): Karim Meghji, Maggie Bergeron, Kim Hall, Laura Patrick, Tanja Yardley
    Session Description: This Private Practice Division session is specially curated for female physical therapists eager to morph their passion into a thriving, purpose-driven business. This panel brings to life the stories of four visionary women who have navigated the entrepreneurial journey, transforming their dreams into leading niche practices. They’ll share strategies and insights for aligning passion with purpose to create profitable businesses that make a difference. Whether you’re searching for the spark to ignite your startup, the wisdom to carve out your niche, or the community to support you, this session is your stepping stone – followed by Q&A at the PPD social.
TimePodium Sessions
15:30 – 17:00Relationship between physical activity level and symptoms in patients with post-COVID syndrome

Speaker(s): Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez
Session Description: We explored the associations between physical activity and symptoms (same and following day) in adults with post-COVID syndrome. Results showed that a greater number of steps was significantly associated with less severe cough and dizziness on the same day, and with less severe shortness of breath at rest the next day.
15:30 – 17:00Youth with Cerebral Palsy get RIPT! Exploring Resistance Intensive Personalized Training programs delivered in a community setting.

Speaker(s): Karin Eldred, Candice Natrasony
Session Description: This abstract briefly describes a pilot project to measure the effectiveness and feasibility of a personalized power-based training program for youth with Cerebral Palsy conducted by tertiary-care physiotherapists in partnership with community recreation centres. Rationale, objectives, results, and implications for physiotherapy practice are included.
15:30 – 17:00Concussion recovery and multi-domain integration in working-aged adults: Integrating cognition, balance, and visuomotor action for skilled performance in adults with persistent symptoms

Speaker(s): Sonia Vovan
Session Description: Concussion in working-aged adults is understudied, yet compromised brain network connectivity involving cognitive-motor and visual-vestibular integration may contribute to persisting concussion symptoms affecting the ability to return to work safely and timely. Thus, the purpose of this project is to characterize integration task performance deficits of working-aged participants as a function of post-concussion symptoms (vs. healthy controls) and sex.
15:30 – 17:00Exploring adaptive expertise as a threshold concept: A qualitative study on the graduating physical therapy students’ perception of expertise development”

Speaker(s): Edwin Betinol
Session Description: The ability to address complex and dynamic problems of clinical practice requires a flexible approach to problem solving.

Evidence shows that early clinical training medical students’ focus on knowledge acquisition and not until residency shift towards an adaptive approach.

Are physiotherapy students exposed to clinical experiences and learning environments that enable this shift toward “adaptive expertise” prior to independent practice?

16:30- 17:30
Oncology Division Meet and Greet.

A meet and greet for oncology division members of those interested in becoming oncology division members. Executive will be present to discuss OD initiatives and answer questions. Informal drop in between 5-6pm. Open to all Congress attendees.

16:30 – 18:30
PPD Social Networking Soirée

“Get ready to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and expand your network beyond the boardroom! The CPA’s Private Practice Division is thrilled to present the ultimate networking soirée. 

This isn’t just any event; it’s THE red carpet rendezvous of the year, hosted by the PPD. Picture this: mingling with Congress’s brightest startup geniuses, small business titans, and visionary leaders in the industry. It’s your golden opportunity to connect, learn, and lay the groundwork for your next big venture. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of idea exchange and networking magic. Friday, April 26th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – where dreams and opportunities collide. Let’s connect; cheers @Physiokarim PPD Chairperson.”

17:00 – 19:00
Pan-Canadian Framework for Advanced Practice Physiotherapy

This event aims to develop a pan-Canadian framework for advanced practice physiotherapy (APP) using a Nominal Group Technique. Although APP is expanding across Canada and impacting patients’ lives, no pan-Canadian framework supports the model’s development, implementation and sustainability. A pan-Canadian framework is a crucial element in ensuring that the implementation of APP across the country is coordinated. The framework would include key components such as a pan-Canadian definition and pillars of APP and pan-Canadian core and field-specific competencies.

The specific objectives of the event are:
1.Present the results from the Delphi survey on the definition and core competencies for APP.
2.Develop field-specific competencies for APP through engagement with experts in various APP fields.

The NGT will include key stakeholders from all aspects of the physiotherapy profession, such as CPA division chairs, CPA provincial and territorial chairs, National Students’ Assembly, CCPUP, patient partners, other healthcare providers, universities, and institutions with advanced practice roles. An experienced facilitator with expertise in NGT and executive-level decision-making will be brought on board to lead the consensus meeting process. This event is critical to the development and implementation of APP in Canada. The framework will help in effective health human resources planning while providing Canadians with equitable, high-quality healthcare services nationwide.

The event organizers will send registration details to all participants. Email atawiah2@uwo.ca for further details.

19:00 – 23:00
Party with a Purpose

Get ready for an evening of dancing and raising funds for the PFC. Enjoy a three course meal and great drinks at this party with a purpose!

6:30 – 7:30
Namaste with the CPA

Start your morning off with a flow to get you energized for the day led by Shelly Prosko – all proceeds go to the PFC

8:00 – 9:00
Breakfast in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

Rapid Fire – 8:00 Start time

  • 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
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Marzieh Rezaie, Javad Raeesi
    Session Description: This abstract details a study comparing conventional physiotherapy to a comprehensive approach emphasizing scapulothoracic joint rehabilitation post-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). Conducted with 28 participants, it found that comprehensive rehabilitation significantly improved pain, range of motion, function, and quality of life. These findings suggest the need for integrating scapulothoracic exercises in post-ARCR rehabilitation protocols.
  • Implementing the virtual and in-person DELIGHT programs for people living with dementia and their care partners (Ontario, Canada)
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Grace Liu
    Session Description: The DELIGHT virtual and in-person programs were co-designed including people with self-identified dementia and care partners and evaluated using mixed methods. The purpose was to evaluate the programs, which were held 2x/week for 8 weeks (1-hour exercises and 30-minutes discussion/education with a healthy snack and social engagement). Based on the participants’ completion rate and feedback, the programs were successfully implemented.
  • Les étourdissements cervicogéniques : Et si le problème provenait aussi de la région cervicale basse?
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Emilie Petitclerc, Pascal-Denys Grenier, Louis-David Beaulieu, Rubens Da Silva
    Session Description: Il est fréquent d’observer en clinique des plaintes d’étourdissements chez des personnes présentant une dysfonction mécanique cervicale basse (C5- C7) isolée. Cette étude a pour but d’évaluer les effets à court-terme d’une intervention en thérapie manuelle orthopédique à la région cervicale basse (C5-C7) sur les étourdissements afin d’optimiser la prise en charge des personnes présentant des étourdissements cervicogéniques.
  • The Stronger at Home Study: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial of Home-Based Physiotherapy Program for Patients after a Hip Fracture
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Mohammad Auais, Dr. Jordan Miller, Dr. Erfan Shafiee, Kevin Varette, Muhammed Zaman
    Session Description: Presenting the Stronger at Home (S@H) Study: A feasibility study testing a novel care model addressing global hip fracture concerns in older adults. In this 12-week trial, the S@H, including personalized home visits and exercises, demonstrated an 81% compliance rate and high participant satisfaction. Our presentation will explore the study’s methods, results, and promising implications for future care practices.
  • 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.
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Catherine Lafontaine
    Session Description: This submission describes a pilot project addressing the long pandemic-related wait times for initial assessment at a Rapid Assessment Clinic in Ottawa. Selected patients with mild to moderate knee OA are grouped in a class rather than automatically scheduled for an individual assessment, allowing for quicker access to education regarding non-surgical options for knee OA and indications for surgery.
  • On becoming a ‘good’ physiotherapist: exploring professional identity formation in physiotherapy students with multiple marginalized identities.
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Liz Harvey
    Session Description: Using an intersectional lens, this longitudinal qualitative critical research project employed interviews, participant journaling and focus groups to help understand how physiotherapy students from multiple marginalized cultural identities develop their professional identity. Students experienced feelings of ‘othering’ through microaggressions, microassaults, and microinvalidations regarding their race, gender, and abilities. Despite this, students felt their identities are valuable in evolving our profession.
  • The relationship between concern for falling and history of falls in people with unilateral transtibial amputations
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Kristin Nugent
    Session Description: This abstract evaluated the association between subdomains of a concern for falling and falls history among people with lower limb loss. When stratified by falls history, there was no significant difference in concern for falling scores. Variables significantly associated with concern for falling were gait aid use, number of medications and quality of life.
  • Validation of Wearable IMU-Based Motion Shirt for Objective Assessment of Shoulder Motion in Patients Awaiting Shoulder Replacement Surgery
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Sohrob Milani Zadeh
    Session Description: The abstract introduces the validation of a wearable IMU-based “Motion Shirt” system for assessing shoulder motion in patients preparing for shoulder replacement surgery. Thirteen participants were tested using this system during a pre-validated test, “FIT-HaNSA”. The study demonstrates strong agreement between the Motion Shirt and Dartfish Motion Analyzer proving the Motion Shirt potential for objective shoulder motion analysis in patients.
  • Factors influencing the implementation of telehealth in an early supported discharge program for stroke rehabilitation: Patients’ and caregivers’ perspectives.
    Time: 8:00 – 9:00
    Speaker(s): Dorra Rakia Allegue, Marie Peron, Catherine Giroux, Sara Ahmed
    Session Description: This study explored the factors influencing the integration and acceptance of telehealth in an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) program for stroke rehabilitation. Through qualitative interviews with 18 ESD patients and 13 caregivers, preliminary findings indicate that caregivers play a crucial role in facilitating telehealth use. Factors influencing telehealth implementation include external factors, readiness for implementation, individual characteristics and intervention characteristics.

Concurrent Session 5 – 9:00 Start time

  • Identifying Long COVID in clinical practice: would you recognize Long COVID if you saw it?
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00
    Speaker(s): Jessica DeMars, Kelli Franklin
    Session Description: Long COVID is estimated to affect over 1.4 million adults in Canada. Many of these individuals may seek care from physiotherapists in the community. It is imperative that physiotherapists are knowledgeable and safe in the assessment and rehabilitation of people living with Long COVID. This presentation will review recognition, screening, and safe rehabilitation principles for this patient population.
  • Physiotherapists in team-based primary care: building capacity to help address the health system’s most pressing challenges
    Time: 9:00 – 10:30
    Speaker(s): Jordan Miller, Amy Hondronicols, Julie Richardson, Emily Stevenson, Andrews Tawiah, Sarah Wojkowski
    Session Description: Expanding team-based primary care has been identified as an important part of the solution to current challenges facing our health system. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of the attributes of primary care, the competencies physiotherapists need to work in primary care teams, and resources to prepare for team-based primary care.
  • Vision 2040: Imagining the Futures of Physical Therapy – What Will the Physical Therapy Profession Be if We Do Nothing?
    Time: 9:00 – 10:30
    Speaker(s): Dianne Millette, Bradley Campbell, Kathy Davidson
    Session Description: We describe the findings from the CPTBC Vision 2040 Project designed to define the potential futures of the profession of physiotherapy. We offer the opportunity for participants to discuss those findings and our recommendations and to share their thoughts. We look forward to engaging participants in further refining the next steps to achieve the preferred future for the profession.
  • Insurance Panel Discussion (3rd Party Payors)
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00
    Speaker(s): TBC
    Session Description: TBC
  • Workshop: Introducing an online toolkit to help PTs choose and use outcome measures before/after total joint arthroplasty
    Time: 9:00 – 10:30
    Speaker(s): Marie Westby, Chiara Singh, Tony Hui, Melissa Idle, Jane Burns, Jason Craig, Ms. Alison Hoens.
    Session Description: This workshop describes the multifaceted, rigorous processes used to develop and update an online toolkit of resources to help clinicians select, apply and interpret patient-reported and performance-based outcome measures for their clients with hip or knee OA and undergoing total joint arthroplasty.
  • 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Physiotherapy: A Practical Tool to Improve Your Personal Practice and Clinic Environment
    Time: 9:00 – 10:00
    Speaker(s): Meaghan Ray Peters, Dr. Codie Primeau, Amy Prescott, Caleb Perez, Dr. Stephanie Madill
    Session Description: 2SLGBTQ+ people experience stigma and poor access to healthcare across Canada. This session will provide background on the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people attending physiotherapy and guide attendees through use of a new 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity tool from self-evaluation of clinic environment and physiotherapist practice through interpretation to building an action plan. Let’s show the other healthcare professions how it’s done!
TimePodium Session
9:00 – 10:00Physiotherapists as physical activity behavioural coaches for people living with multiple sclerosis

Speaker(s): Sarah Donkers
Session Description: This abstract describes the “IPAC-MS” study that included 120 participants with MS. Participants were randomized to intervention or wait-list control. Intervention was 12-months of individualized access to physiotherapists for behavioural coaching to support increased physical activity levels in previously inactive individuals living with multiple sclerosis. 14 physiotherapist across the Province were trained in behaviour change strategies to deliver intervention.
9:00 – 10:00Burnout amongst Canadian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national survey

Speaker(s): Allyson Jones
Session Description: The objective of this study was to evaluate pandemic-related burnout in Canadian physiotherapists. We used purposive, snowball sampling to recruit Canadian physiotherapists to complete an online survey between Sept 2022 and Jan 2023. Of 610 physiotherapists, the majority(61%) reported previous COVID infection. Several factors impacted exhaustion and disengagement from work; however, several positive strategies to mitigate burnout were reported.
9:00 – 10:00Understanding barriers and facilitators affecting parental adherence to plagiocephaly prevention: Multi-methods research findings

Speaker(s): Nathalie Trottier
Session Description: This presentation shares the findings of a multi-method research study on the barriers and facilitators influencing parental adherence to deformational plagiocephaly (DP) prevention strategies in newborns. The evidence associated with DP prevention and effective knowledge translation strategies will be presented. Finally, recommendations pertinent to paediatric physiotherapists will be provided.
9:00 – 10:00The Choreography of Care: Physiotherapists on Film

Speaker(s): Trisha Lawson
Session Description: We collected stories of physiotherapy practice available on film to create a resource for the development of narrative medicine workshops on professional identity formation for physiotherapists. Our presentation will include a description of the methods used to identify the representations of physiotherapists on film and how these stories mapped to the competency framework for Physiotherapists in Canada.

10:00 – 10:30
Network in the Exhibit & Poster Hall

10:30 – 12:00
Closing Remarks and Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation: Critical Care– What’s Happening in Canada’s Health Care System by Andre Picard

12:00 – 13:00
Take-away Lunch

13:00 – 21:00
OrthoCanada Hosted Course – Therapy Transformed: Innovations Shaping the Future of Physiotherapy

Experience an enlightening education on cutting edge rehabilitation and physiotherapy equipment with BTL Physiotherapy’s National trainer and physiotherapist, Rosen Kolev. Join us for a day of science, sample treatment protocols and hands on time as we delve into the innovative technologies introduced by BTL, poised to improve patient care and clinical outcome. Discover how integrating cutting-edge modalities, such as Targeted Radiofrequency, Super Inductive, High Intensity Laser, Lymphastim, and Focused Shockwave, can set your practice apart and align it with your patients’ needs and your professional passion. Gain valuable insights into the science behind each modality and explore sample treatment protocols, ensuring you leave with newfound knowledge to propel your clinic to the forefront of rehabilitation technology.
What Participants Will Learn:

  • Targeted Radiofrequency: Explore the most comfortable and relaxing modality in demand by patients.
  • Super Inductive: Delve into the strongest magnetic therapy system for addressing pain, spasticity, and muscle contractions.
  • High Intensity Laser: Understand the effectiveness of a unique wavelength and software combination for powerful treatments.
  • Focused Shockwave: Discover faster treatments for deeper lying tendinopathies, non-union fractures, and calcifications compared to other modalities.
    This course is tailored for clinicians seeking to expand their practice by integrating state-of-the-art technology, offering a limited class size to ensure hands-on experience with these specialized systems. Register today to secure your spot and revolutionize your approach to rehabilitation.

Register by April 19: Therapy Transformed: Innovations Shaping the Future of Physiotherapy


13:00 – 17:00 : Theory Session
17:00 : Hands-On Session & Q & A

13:15
2024 PABC AGM – Charting New Directions

2024 PABC AGM – Charting New Directions

Come to the 2024 PABC AGM to hear updates from your Board of Directors, pass new association bylaws, and meet the team that’s working and advocating for you everyday!

Visit https://bcphysio.org/ for more information.

TBC
PABC Social Reception

Please join us after the AGM for a social mix and mingle reception.

PABC is offering an additional Professional development opportunity open to all conference delegates. Registration is open through PABC and available here: Sensory-Motor Dysregulation: A Key Exercise Target for Persistent Pain.

Visit https://bcphysio.org/ for more information.

8:00 – 17:00
PABC Course – Sensory-Motor Dysregulation: A Key Exercise Target for Persistent Pain.

Most clinicians do not measure sensory-motor dysregulation and this becomes a potential missed target in exercise prescription.
Exercise prescription and pain education have Level 1 evidence for persistent pain. However, many clinicians find that pain often improves with exercise, but that exercise doesn’t resolve the pain. Should exercise be prescribed based on the pain mechanisms evident in your patient’s presentation? Is their pain nociceptive, neuropathic, or nociplastic?

Learn how to phenotype persistent pain using a broad-based biopsychosocial approach utilizing exercise that is directed specifically at nociplastic pain. This course will focus on a major target of nociplastic pain documented in the literature, namely sensory-motor dysregulation. Join Carolyn Vandyken as she explores her ten-year journey of addressing sensory-motor changes through novel, fun and non-threatening exercises to retrain the nervous system with the goal of improving pain, strength and range of motion.

Register now as space is limited! PABC members benefit from significant savings on courses.

Registration is open to all Congress attendees here