The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is delighted to announce the winners of its 2023 Awards Program.

Congratulations to all of the 2023 award recipients!

Alun Morgan Memorial Research Grant in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Sharon Gabison, University of Toronto
“Leveraging Machine Learning to Optimize Electrical Stimulation in the Non-Responsive Patient: A Pilot Study”

Ann Collins Whitmore Memorial Scholarship

Renato Barbosa dos Santos, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
“Task-Oriented Exercise Programs Delivered Virtually for People with Balance and Mobility Limitations: A Scoping Review Incorporating an Equity-Lens to Inform the Development of Strategies to Optimize Participation of Underrepresented Groups”

Constance Beattie Memorial Fund Bursary Program

Mujeeb-Rehman Duranai, University of Toronto

Indigenous Student Scholarship

Kailey Lund, University of British Columbia

NSD-PFC Grant Award for Physiotherapy Research in Neurosciences

Ada Tang, McMaster University
“The POWER Study: Power Exercise for Stroke Recovery – A Single-Group Pilot Trial”

OrthoCanada Research Award in Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability

Luciana Macedo, McMaster University
“Endogenous Pain Modulation in Response to Long-Term Exercise in Chronic Low Back Pain”

PFC Grant in Long COVID (Post-COVID-19 Condition)

Diana Sanchez-Ramirez, University of Manitoba
“Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Responses in Patients with Post-COVID-19 Condition”

PFC Grant in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Jasdeep Dhir, McMaster University
“Physiotherapy Students as Drivers of Change: Engaging with Under-Represented Communities to Promote Awareness of and Interest in Physiotherapy as a Profession”

PFC Grant in Pain Sciences

Joshua Lee, University of Western Ontario
“Developing a Physiotherapy Behavior-Change Intervention for Patients who Experience Spinal Problems: Incorporating Purposefulness through Social Support”

Physiotherapist Assistant Grant Program

Candy He, Vancouver Coastal Health