The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to the funding of physiotherapy research.
Together, with CPA’s Divisions, we offer funding for research that has passed a rigorous review process, and addresses relevant subjects in the physiotherapy community.
We would like to officially recognize PFC’s 2017 Awards, Grants & Bursary recipients:
1. Kenneth Wu PT, MBPsS, MA (SocSci), BScPT, MBA, University of Toronto
Research topic: The relationship between cystic fibrosis (CF) genotype and peripheral skeletal muscle size and functions in adults with CF
Awarded: Ann Collins Whitmore Memorial Scholarship
2. Erin Miller PT: Michael Garron Hospital
Research topic: Evaluating the effectiveness of using high fidelity simulation to teach tracheal suctioning to physical therapists
Awarded: Cardiorespiratory Division Scholarship
3. Mona Al Onazi, BScPT: University of Alberta
Research topic: Decongestive Progressive Resistance Exercise with Advanced Compression for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Management (DREAM): A Pilot Randomized Control Trail
Awarded: B.E. Schnurr Memorial Fund Research Grant
4. Jordan Miller BSc, MSc, PhD: Queen's University - Pain Science Division.
Research topic: Understanding the user experience, barriers and facilitators of using a clinical tool-kit to support evidence-based management of neck pain
Awarded: CAMPT Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy Founders Award
5. Ayse Kuspinar PT, PhD: McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science
Research topic: An Environmental Scan of Physiotherapy Services for Multiple Sclerosis in Canada: Survey Development
Awarded: Neuroscience Division –Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Joint Award for Physiotherapy Research in the Neurosciences
6. Luciana Macedo, PT, PhD: McMaster University
Research topic: Which exercise for low back pain? Predicting response to exercise treatments for patients with low back pain: a validation study
Awarded: OrthoCanada Research Award in Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability
7. Michael Hunt, BHK, MPT, MSc, PhD: Physical Therapy/University of British Columbia
Research topic: Immediate changes in imaging-based articular cartilage outcomes following running in people with and without knee osteoarthritis
Awarded: Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Research Grant
8. Lucie Brosseau, Ph.D: University of Ottawa
Research topic: Knitting: a promising pain self-management strategy for older individuals with mild to moderate osteoarthritic hands: A community-based pilot randomized controlled trail
Awarded: Women’s Health Division Grant
Please join us in congratulating these recipients, who are taking steps to advance your profession!
Interested in applying? Learn more about PFC's Awards, Grants & Bursaries