A special thank you to the CPA's Divisions for providing the content that encompass the Virtual Summit Series program.
 

Physiotherapist-Led Chronic Pain Self-Management Support with Pain Science Education & Exercise in Primary Care: The Evidence, Experiences with Delivery, and Innovations

Content Provided by: The CPA's Pain Science Division
Speakers: Dr. Jordan Miller, Kyle Vader, Emily Brewer
Session Description: This session will describe the development of a physiotherapist-led chronic pain self-management program, evidence from a randomized controlled trial evaluating its effectiveness, results of a qualitative knowledge translation study of physiotherapist experiences with delivery, and an innovative new project evaluating whether a physiotherapist-led chronic pain self-management program can improve outcomes for people with chronic pain who are undergoing opioid deprescription.
Watch Now: https://embodiaapp.com/courses/856-physiotherapist-led-chronic-pain-self-management-support-with-pain-science-education-exercise-in-primary-care-the-evidence-experiences-with-delivery-and-innovations-canadian-physiotherapy-association?authenticated=1
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*This code gives CPA members 100% discount on this course until March 31, 2021.

The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Caesarean Section Rehabilitation

Content Provided by: The CPA's Women's Health Division
Speaker: Katie Kelly
Session Description: Caesarean birth presents its own distinct set of rehabilitation challenges. A growing body of evidence supports a variety of treatment strategies to effectively manage caesarean specific concerns, such as postoperative ambulation, incisional pain management, and myofascial restriction of C-section scar. Physiotherapists have the education and skills necessary to address these concerns and should be considered pivotal in caesarean rehabilitation.
Watch Now: https://www.embodiaacademy.com/courses/868-the-role-of-physiotherapy-in-the-management-of-cesarean-section-rehabilitation-canadian-physiotherapy-association?authenticated=1
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Community-Based Rehabilitation Workers: Canadian Examples of Building Capacity in Indigenous Communities

Content Provided by: The CPA's Global Health Division
Speakers: Robin Roots, Tracy Dignum, Denise Taylor, Leah Dolgoy
Session Description: This pan-national panel will share their insights into community-based rehabilitation and experiences of local engagement and education initiatives in rural and remote Indigenous communities aimed at increasing access to rehabilitation services. This session will inspire physiotherapists to consider how they can contribute to delivering more culturally safe and accessible rehabilitation services.
Watch Now: https://www.embodiaapp.com/courses/926-community-based-rehabilitation-workers-canadian-examples-of-building-capacity-in-indigenous-communities-canadian-physiotherapy-association
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*This code gives CPA members 100% discount on this course until March 31, 2021.
 

Recovering From a Once-in-a-Century Pandemic: Can We Recover Our Motivation and Happiness?

Speakers: Dr. Richard Koestner & Dr. Anne Holding
Session Description: COVID-19 has upended our lives - work and family life has been altered and our social recreational activities have been restricted. The dramatic alteration of our everyday lives has impacted many of our personal, social, and career-related goals. In this talk, we will discuss what motivational science suggests about how to cope with the uncertainty and stress of the remaining months of the pandemic, as well as how to begin to make goals and plans for our post-pandemic lives. Has the last year made you reconsider some long-held personal or work goals? Are there adaptations you have made in your life that you would like to carry forward into the future? We seek to present a realistic, yet hopeful, view of what we can expect of ourselves as we emerge from the mostly harrowing experience of living through the worst pandemic in a century.
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

Collectively Discovering a Critical Analysis Framework for Physiotherapists to Identify & Address Situations for Injustice (For CPA Members Only)

Content Provided by: The CPA's Global Health Division
Speakers: Shaun Cleaver, Annie Boudreau, Anne Hudon & Jennifer O'Neil
Session Description: This session will include a combination of lecture format, small group problem-solving, and a large group discussion. Following a brief introduction to a seven-step framework for critical analysis (Nixon et al., 2017), participants will work in small groups to apply the framework in the analysis of a pre-identified aspect of the physiotherapy profession. In a final phase, the groups will come together to share their perspectives on the use of the framework and the professional aspects that they have analyzed.
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free (This session is for CPA members only.) Register for the webinar here.

Please note that this session will be an interactive session and will require your audio and video participation throughout.

Celebrating Womxn in Physiotherapy!

Content Provided by: The CPA's Global Health Division, Orthopaedic Division, and Women's Health Division, as well as the BBIPOC PT Student Collective
Speakers: TBA
Session Description: In honour of International Women’s Day, the Global Health Division, Orthopaedic Division, Women’s Health Division, and the BBIPOC PT Student Collective are collaborating to celebrate the achievements, contributions, and impact of womxn in physiotherapy. Join us for a panel discussion featuring trailblazers and rising stars within our profession as voices, stories, and contributions of womxn PTs are shared. 
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free (optional donation to Legacy of Hope Foundation available). Register for the webinar here.
 

Patient & Physiotherapist Perspectives on Access to & Delivery of Physiotherapy in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Dr. Allison Ezzat
Session Description: This webinar will provide a summary of eight short surveys with physiotherapists and one survey with physiotherapy patients conducted over 6 months in spring/summer/fall 2020 to examine the state of physiotherapy practice in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

Building a Better Classroom: Exploring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Through Narratives

Content Provided by: The CPA's National Student Assembly 
Speakers: Christine Wang & Amy Runlan Gan
Session Description: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the physiotherapy learning environment will be explored and contextualized in this session through personal narratives. Light will be shed on the experiences of marginalized students that, though not uncommon, often go untold. Practical approaches will be provided for feasible and concrete applications of EDI. This will be done through structural and interpersonal levels: from curriculum revisions and setting up support systems, to techniques to respond and support students disclosing a case of mistreatment.
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning Skills in an Era of Misinformation

Speaker: Dr. Judy King
Session Description: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning have always been foundational skills used by physiotherapists, regardless of their role. But, in this era of misinformation, these skills are needed more than ever by physiotherapists to be able to identify credible sources in making clinical and professional descisions and to help clients identify reliable patient education material to help them manage their conditions.
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
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The Feasibility of Using Arts-Based Interactive Exercise Technology to Support In-Home Exercise for Older Adults

Speaker: Ainsley Smith
Session Description: We conducted a pre-post pilot study to assess the feasibility of using an arts-based interactive exercise technology (app on a tablet and wearable sensors) to support in-home exercise for older adults. We recruited 22 participants; 16 (72.7%) were retained. Physiotherapists and participants reported that individualized, embedded exercise demonstrations facilitated exercise participation, while technological glitches and wearable sensor design were barriers.  
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: 
Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Developing a Water Exercise Program for Individuals With Stroke Using the Evidence-Base: Scoping the Literature & Consulting Stakeholders

Speaker: Olivia Manning
Session Description: Water-based exercise has the potential to support individuals with chronic stroke in the transition from formal rehabilitation to community living. Barriers to physical activity in stroke are complex and related to stroke severity, personal characteristics, and many contextual factors. Designing these complex interventions using the best available evidence, including stakeholder input, will yield a program that is “real world” applicable. 
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: 
Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

The Development of an Interprofessional Curricular Mapping Framework for Interprofessional Education Initiatives

Speaker: Dr. Moni Fricke
Session Description: The development of an iterative “living” curriculum mapping process demonstrates the benefits of collaborating on the delivery and evaluation of a shared curriculum across health professional programs. Learning objectives, strategies and domains, competency targets, educational outcomes, assessments, evaluation, and accreditation standards are tracked in this innovative user-friendly method that is transferrable to other complex longitudinal curricula shared across curricula.
Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

A Critical Review of Spinal Manual Therapy for People with Osteoporosis

Speaker: Dr. Caitlin MacArthur
Session Description: We conducted a critical review about the safety and applicability of spinal manual therapy for people with osteoporosis by reviewing biomechanical and clinical literature. We found the force produced on the spine during manual therapy varies widely, and the three identified clinical studies reported few adverse events with Grade III/IV mobilizations, and participants experienced some benefits to pain and function.
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Appropriate and Efficient Management of Shoulder Injuries: Who Needs Surgery?

Speaker: Dr. Judy Chepeha
Session Description: Participants with shoulder pathology, treated with a standardized rehabilitation program, were monitored to determine how many and which patients were successfully managed with rehabilitation vs. requiring surgical consult. Results indicated that the majority of participants (78%) were successful with rehabilitation, and characteristics associated with failed rehabilitation included a degree of rotator cuff tear (p<0.05) and decreased external rotation strength.
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.


 

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

Speaker: Brenda Tittlemier
Session Description: 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.
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Exploring Experiences of Racialized Canadian PT Students Through an Intersectional Lens

Speakers: Christine Wang, Amanda Campbell, Jennifer Chan & Laura Baikie
Session Description: Over the last year in Canada, we have seen increased discussion on the experiences of people of colour in various contexts. Recent research has begun to explore the experiences of students of colour in physical therapy programs. However, our study is the first to use an intersectional approach to explore the experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour) PT students in Canada. In adopting this approach, we consider how race interacts with disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, and any other identities to contribute to the students' experiences. During this session, we will talk about how our research guides the development of more inclusive spaces in PT education.
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Incorporating Physical Activity or Exercise Into Tele-Rehabilitation Interventions for Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Narrative Review

Speaker: Ashley Morgan
Session Description: This narrative review outlines how, and to what extent, exercise and/or physical activity has been incorporated into tele-rehabilitation interventions for adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). The Consensus on Exercise Reporting Template (CERT) was used to describe characteristics of the exercise interventions included. This review will aid clinicians in developing tele-rehabilitation treatment plans for clients with CLBP.
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

How Treating People With Chronic Pain is Similar to Treating Athletes

Speaker: Dominique Gilbert
Session Description: In her blog, Rose-Marie Jarry, Quebec's fastest 800-metre runner and winner of 20 Spartan races, notes that, in order to avoid injury and improve performance, the intensity of training has to follow physiological parameters of effort. What if these training guidelines and other lessons from athlete rehabilitation provide insights for the rehabilitation of people with chronic pain?
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Working Together to Create a New Standard for Physiotherapy in Canada: An Overview & Update on the PEP Project

Speakers: Tim Wideman & Nathan Augeard
Session Description: Pain is a major problem for millions of Canadians and a primary reason for physiotherapy consultation. Yet, many graduating PTs feel unprepared to care for patients suffering with pain. The Pain Education in Physiotherapy (PEP) project is a national initiative that aims to address this challenge by working with PT stakeholders from across the country to improve entry-level training in pain management. This project brings together PT pain educators and directors from each of the 15 Canadian physiotherapy programs, as well as representatives of PT students, recent PT graduates, and Canadians living with pain. This presentation aims to provide an overview of our work together over the past seven years, as well as our plans for the future. This includes a discussion of previous achievements, such as the development of stakeholder consensus on the urgent need for improved PT pain education, high-level strategic priorities for action, and a national competency profile for entry-level PT pain management. We will also discuss our ongoing preparations for rolling out the first national assessment of PT pain management competencies in Canada. Following the presentation, audience members will be invited join the discussion and ask any questions they may have about this project.
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

Meet a Clinician - Orthopeadic

Date:  October 16, 2021
Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Description:  This webinar is geared toward students and new graduates looking to learn more about working within the field of orthopaedic physiotherapy.  Join our panel of physios from across the country, working various Ortho settings, to find out what a day in their work life looks like!
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Best Practice or Evidence-Misinformed Physiotherapy: Which One Do You Choose? 

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Louis Larochelle
Session Description: How would you rate yourself on a scale of evidence-based physiotherapy, from zero (blindly adhering to every evidence) to 10 (applying them wisely into shared clinical decision-making)? Anybody who’s serious about being properly informed by evidence, rather than misleadingly driven, should take a closer look at the crucial pearls and pitfalls discussed in this webinar.
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

TIME™ (Together in Movement and Exercise): Making Community-Based Exercise Accessible for People With Mobility Impairments & How to Replicate Our Model

Speaker:  Margot Catizzone
Description:  Opportunities for people with mobility issues to participate in exercise programs are limited. Their lives often become sedentary. This session presents the TIME™ program as a solution that promotes healthy aging and social interaction through exercise for people living with chronic mobility impairments. TIME™ highlights how physiotherapists can lead a coast-to-coast movement, building community capacity for adapted exercise programs.
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.
 

Evidence-based practice for the busy physiotherapist (or clinician)

Speaker:  Jean-Francois Esculier

Description:  Come learn a few tips and tricks from a physiotherapist filling his workdays with an equal share of clinic, research and teaching. The goal of this interactive session is to help the busy clinician to better understand research, and even to get involved in improving patient care. Disclaimer: there will be quite a few pieces of practical advice for clinicians, and no theory that is too complicated after a full day in the clinic!

Date:  Monday, January 24, 2022

Time:  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

Registration:  Free for CPA Members; $20 for non-CPA members.  Register for the webinar here.