Orthopaedic Division News

OD Education - Improve Your Clinical Reasoning, Assessment and Treatment Skills

The Orthopaedic Division Curriculum promotes excellence in the field of physiotherapy through education. Only our education system and our affiliate university programs can lead to accreditation within IFOMPT. Access best practices and learn from a community of expert professionals. The long history of excellence, highly qualified instructors and rigorous examination process ensures professional growth and development through training that is globally recognized and IFOMPT accredited. The mandatory evidence-based research course shows an evolving education system that will help you become more confident in your skills.

For more information about OD Education and to begin your learning, please click here.

Take a look at our video, highlighting what the OD Education is all about!

OD Clinical Update

The Orthopaedic Division is always looking to enhance member resources. Our next edition will be released on Saturday, February 15, 2020 about Concussion.

To check out our current, and previous issues, please click here.

New Education Opportunities - Short Courses

WHO?                  For physiotherapists – OD Members will receive a discounted rate.
                             Instructed by Orthopaedic Division Instructors.

WHAT?                1- and 2-day courses
                             Topics informed by OD members.

WHERE?             All over Canada, from large cities to small communities.

WHEN?               Starting Fall 2019, to infinity and beyond.

WHY?                  Orthopaedic Division Members desire convenient, affordable, clinically relevant, and evidence-informed
                             courses. The OD is a non-profit organization with a goal of providing education to its members.

HOW?                  Orthopaedic Division Members – email your PODCR a course/topic that you would like to attend, and your

For more information on these courses, please click here and look for “NOD SHORT COURSES.”
Look for more in your area in 2020!

Call for Nominations for the Executive Team

We encourage members to get involved and bring your voice to the table!

The National Executive is looking for four positions to be filled at this year’s National Orthopaedic Division Symposium Annual Members Meeting in Kelowna, taking place on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Roles to be filled:

  • Student Rep Chair
  • Communications Chair
  • Junior Resource Chair
  • Chair Elect

Interested candidates should please read the positions that are available and the associated roles and responsibilities and complete your Nomination Application and Summary of Intent (100 words) and send to orthodiv@shaw.ca.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Call for Nominations for the Annual Awards

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, teaching, and research.
Nominate someone who you feel has made an impact and contributed to the profession.

Please download the nomination form and contact orthodiv@shaw.ca for nomination requirements and details.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Orthopaedic Division Lynn Chapman Mentorship Award

This award was initiated in 2016 to honour the late Lynn Chapman, an outstanding physiotherapist who passed away in 2015. It was realized by her peers, and the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association ©A), that she was an outstanding leader who did much for the profession locally and nationally.

The purpose of the Orthopaedic Division Lynn Chapman Mentorship Award is to recognize physiotherapists who, through their inspiration and support, are actively engaged in the mentorship of other physiotherapists and have made outstanding and special contributions to orthopaedic manual physiotherapy.

If you know and would like to nominate a physiotherapist for this award, please contact orthodiv@shaw.ca for nomination details and criteria and download the nomination form.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

National Orthopaedic Division Annual Memers Meeting

The Orthopaedic Division presents their Annual Members Meeting, “An Evening of Wine and Wisdom” on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Quails Gate Winery in Kelowna, BC. Save the date! Tickets on sale soon!