Knee Osteoarthritis: What Factors Influence the Interventions Physiotherapists in Canada Provide?


Event Type: Virtual Summit Series


Start Date: August 9, 2021, 6:00 pm EDT

End Date: August 9, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT

Location: Zoom

Title: Knee Osteoarthritis: What Factors Influence the Interventions Physiotherapists in Canada Provide?

Speaker: Brenda Tittlemier

Date: Monday, August 9, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom (Virtual Summit Series)

Registration Fees: CPA Members - FREE; Non-CPA Members - $20


Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is increasing in Canada. Physiotherapists provide treatment for people with knee OA to improve their mobility and maximize their function. Because we do not have much information about what treatments physiotherapists in Canada utilize when treating people with knee OA and what factors influence treatment choice, we conducted a study to determine both.


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Brenda Tittlemier is a PhD student with Dr. Kathryn Sibley in the Applied Health Sciences program at the University of Manitoba. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy and an MSc degree, both of which she obtained at the University of Manitoba. Her MSc project included a critical appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for people with knee osteoarthritis and an investigation into the clinical practice of physiotherapists who work in Canada and treat people with knee osteoarthritis. Her PhD will focus on integrated knowledge translation in rehabilitation sciences.