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The Pain Science Division is a special interest group of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association that serves physiotherapists who have an interest in better understanding and managing pain and in connecting with likeminded clinicians, educators and researchers.   Arthur Woznowski-Vu, PT, PhD(...
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CALL FOR MENTORS: PAIN SCIENCE DIVISION (PSD) MENTORSHIP PROGRAM The PSD is committed to providing resources and opportunities for professional development in the field of pain, with the ultimate objective of raising the quality of physiotherapy care for Canadians living with pain.  To this end, ...
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REP 3 - CPA's Response to the Opioids Crisis

February 18, 2019
Melissa Anderson, PT
  Every Canadian who consumes news, in print, on TV, or via the internet has heard of the opioid crisis. The number of people it touches is staggering, and the stories of loss are heart-wrenching. And this crisis, it seems, does not discriminate - literally anyone could...
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Male pelvic pain: the prostate gland has been “framed”

November 24, 2016
We usually come across Shakespeare’s “What is in a name?” quote when people are trying to explain that names don't really matter; that all you need to know is what something is, not what it's named. As it turns out, naming problems has had a significant effect on male pelvic pain and how it is tr...
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February 2021 Hello again! Here we are – in 2021. As much as the past year has been sewn with challenge and hardship, it has also been a year of growth and transformation of our shared profession. While the concept and practice of tele-rehabilitation is certainly not new, the widespread, normaliz...
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