Resources

2014 Annual OTA PTA Program Survey Report

Dowload Here: 2014 Annual OTA PTA Program Survey Report

The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) is responsible for the accreditation of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) and physiotherapy assistant (PTA) programs across Canada. As of December 2014 there were 32 affiliated education programs, in five provinces, that offered such training.

This document summarizes key data from the 2014 annual review, providing an overview of OTA PTA education in Canada for 2014.

Benefits of NPAA Membership

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Members of the National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA) enjoy a broad range of member benefits including the value of an instant professional network across Canada, the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your practice and professional reputation are protected by adequate malpractice errors and omissions insurance, and meaningful opportunities to shape the development and growth of the physiotherapy profession in Canada.

 

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Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada – April 2012

Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada – April 2012

Profil des compétences essentielles des assistants-physiothérapeutes au Canada

This second generation competency profile is a foundational document that describes the essential competencies (i.e., the knowledge, skills and attitudes) required by physiotherapist assistants working under the supervision of a physiotherapist in Canada at the beginning of and throughout their career.

NPAA Constitution

NPAA Constitution can be found here.  

This amended Constitution has brought it in line with the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CPA Bylaws.

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) - Update July 2014

OTA and PTA Education Accreditation Program - Update July 2014

A summary of the work completed over the past several months including updated policies/resources.

Report on the 2011 Practice Analysis for Physiotherapist Support Personnel in Canada

The National Physiotherapy Advisory Group (NPAG), consisting of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, contracted with Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI) to conduct a practice analysis study of all physiotherapist support personnel in Canada.  The results of the study were used in the development of the 2012 Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada.

The report outlines the results of the practice analysis study, including the job functions of physiotherapist assistants across the various practice settings and geographical regions of Canada.

Please note that this report is only available in English at this time.

Report on the 2011 Practice Analysis for Physiotherapist Support Personnel in Canada

If you have questions regarding the 2011 Physiotherapist Practice Analysis for Support Personnel, please email: information@physiotherapy.ca.

Self-assessment tool for internationally-educated PTAs

New self- assessment tool for internationally educated PTAs

This self-assessment tool is designed to help internationally-educated health professionals understand the Canadian physiotherapist assistant profession. It describes what physiotherapist assistants who work in Canada are generally expected to know and do. It outlines the knowledge and skills that physiotherapist assistants must have to practise their profession effectively in a Canadian province or territory.

http://access.nscc.ca/PTA

White Paper: Physiotherapist Support Personnel Study - November 2010

White Paper: Physiotherapist Support Personnel Study - November 2010

In the summer and fall of 2010, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) conducted a broad environmental scan to examine the status of physiotherapist support personnel Canada and to describe trends affecting practice, education, regulation, and membership of support personnel in the National Support Worker Assembly. Physiotherapist support personnel include those from formal education programs (e.g., Physiotherapy Assistants, Rehabilitation Assistants) and those that are trained on-the-job (e.g., Physiotherapy Aides). These two groups are described in detail in the Competency Profile: Essential Competencies of Physiotherapist Support Workers in Canada. This final project report will serve as a resource document for revision of this Competency Profile, which was published in 2002 and is scheduled to be up-dated.
 
The project findings will also be used in the development of recommendations regarding appropriate policies and activities to facilitate the development of an effective support personnel strategy in the delivery of physiotherapy services within an evolving health care environment.