The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) Awards provide a tremendous opportunity to recognize the best and brightest in our profession and to celebrate excellence and outstanding service in education, clinical practice and research.
Acupuncture Division Research Grant ($10,000)
Dr. Nathaly Gaudreault, Université de Sherbrooke
Nathaly will be investigating the research question “The MyotonPro: a valid and reliable tool to measure the viscoelastic properties of myofascial trigger points treated with dry needling?” at the Université de Sherbrooke. Thank you to the Acupuncture Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.
Alun Morgan Memorial Research Award in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy ($10,000)
Marie-Ève Bérubé, University of Ottawa
Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) Kim Wolny Research Grant ($20,000)
Dr. Caitlin McArthur, McMaster University
Caitlin will be investigating the research study entitled “ABLE - Portable technology to promote exercise in the homes of frail, older adults: a pilot study” at McMaster University. Thank you to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association for partnering with the Foundation for this award.
Pain Science Division Grant for Pain Research ($10,000)
Dr. Alexander Scott, University of British Columbia
Alex will be investigating the research question “Is there evidence of central sensitization in people with painful rotator cuff tendinopathy?” at the University of British Columbia. Thank you to the Pain Science Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.
Neurosciences Division Scholarship ($6,000)
Janelle Unger, University of Toronto
Constance Beattie Memorial Fund Bursary Program (up to $1,500 each)
Drew took the course “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Syndromes – Lower Quarter Advanced Application”. This course advances the understanding of movement impairment syndromes concepts designed by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and her colleagues.
Valerie took the course “Yoga as Medicine – Professional Yoga Therapist Certification”. This course increases the clinical efficacy and safety of yoga prescription in healthcare and wellness care.