Archive for February, 2017

2017 AGM (Updated)

Posted on: February 13th, 2017


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The Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division Presents:

Title: Moving physiotherapy beyond muscles and joints:
‘Learn from the past, practice in the present, and prepare for the future’

*This presentation will be followed by the Ontario Orthopaedic Division Annual General Meeting (AGM)*

Presentation Outline:

Dave Walton PT PhD and Jasdeep Dhir PT MClSc will discuss trends in physiotherapy practice in Canada over the past 20 years with a focus on the paradigmatic shifts in clinical reasoning that have permeated past and current approaches to managing the person in pain.  They will present recent evidence exploring the real skills that influence patient outcomes, including the patient and therapist interaction and how this impacts patient care and outcomes. The final part of the talk will consider the future of physiotherapy practice and examine how this practice is changing and what primary skills will be required of clinicians in the next 5-15 years, and what we should be doing now to prepare for that future.

Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, DEBATES ROOM
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

8:15-9:00 – Sign in

9:00-12:00 –Dave Walton BScPT, MSc, PhD and Jasdeep Dhir BSC PT, FCAMPT, tDPT, MSc

12:00- 12:45 Lunch and AGM

* Lunch, Coffee and Tea will be provided*

Cost: $35.00+HST

For Further Information regarding this event please contact

Parking/TTC Info for Hart House
Campus Parking
Lot R – Metered parking is available along King’s College Circle and Hart House Circle
Lot U – East Side Hart House
Please see the University of Toronto Transportation Services Parking Map for other options of on-campus parking (

Green P Parking near Hart House
9 Bedford Rd, N of Bloor Hotel Intercontinental, Toronto, ON, M5R 2J7 – 11 min walk to Hart House
465 Huron St, Toronto, ON, M5T 2B4 – 10 min walk to Hart House
Please see the Green P Parking website for other options (

Hart House is located between Museum and St. George Subway Stations

About the Speakers

Dave Walton

Dave Walton PT PhD is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University (London, Ontario), Associate Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab at Western (  He has been recognized for excellence in research, teaching and mentorship primarily in the areas of pain measurement, prognosis and management.  He is an Associate Editor for the scientific journal Manual Therapy, an international editor for The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, executive member of the Education Special Interest Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and steering committee member of the International Whiplash Consortium.  He is a passionate physiotherapist with a keen eye for identifying and predicting trends in the future of practice.  In 2017 he will be embarking on a cross-Canada project intended to capture and explore both the current state of physiotherapy in Canada and its future directions, as described by those who live it every day, front line clinicians.  Find out more at

Jasdeep Dhir

Jasdeep Dhir has been practicing in an Out-Patient Orthopaedic setting for over 16 years. In that time she has completed her transitional Post Professional Doctorate in MSK Management from EIM and an MClSc (MT) from Western University. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She also Instructs and Mentors within the Orthopaedic Division education system.  She is as Adjunct Lecturer in the MPT program at the University of Toronto and is a Clinical skills facilitator in the MPT program at McMaster University. She is an advocate for the profession as demonstrated by her Committee involvements. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and fills the role of Secretary of the National Orthopaedic Division. She has presented at symposia at both the provincial and national levels. She is also involved in providing and facilitating a variety of continuing education courses, and was recognized for excellence in mentorship by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2016.

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