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Ortho Symposium 2023 is coming to Winnipeg, MB!

Posted on: December 6th, 2022

Join us for a jam-packed weekend event that will showcase world- renowned international speakers, cutting-edge research presentations, bonus opportunities for hands-on learning, networking with peers and exhibitors, and a fantastic awards gala.

A “once-in-a-career” opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Early Bird Registration is open now – don’t wait! Register today and join us April 28-30, 2022!

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Le Symposium de la division Orthopédique 2023 arrive à Winnipeg, MB!

Joignez-vous à nous pour un weekend bien rempli d’activités; conférenciers internationaux de renom, présentations sur des recherches de pointe, occasions
d’apprentissage par la pratique, réseautage avec des pairs et les exposants, et formidable gala de remise des prix.

Une opportunité « unique dans une carrière » à ne pas manquer !

L’inscription anticipée est ouverte maintenant – n’attendez pas ! Inscrivez- vous aujourd’hui et rejoignez-nous du 28 au 30 avril 2023 !

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You’re invited to Participate in the CPA’s AGM on June 26!

Posted on: June 21st, 2021


CPA members meet at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to conduct the required official business of the Association in accordance with the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

Join us on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 12 PM (noon) EDT. You can register online here. The CPA’s AGM materials can be viewed on the CPA website here.

Even if you’re not able to attend the AGM (either in-person or online), we encourage you to use a proxy certificate (attached) to assign your vote to another CPA member who will attend the meeting (either in-person or online). In that case, please complete the attached proxy form and return it per the instructions provided in the form.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Thank you.

The Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division of Ontario

COVID-19 May 18 Update

Posted on: May 18th, 2020

Due to current world events, Canadian Physiotherapy Association/National Orthopaedic Division courses are currently suspended.  The Education Committee and National Orthopaedic Division are working to develop an educational  model in order to deliver our high quality education programs to you.  Please check back for further details.

COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 6th, 2020


Current course participants will be contacted once directives are set by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and National Orthopaedic Division in conjunction with provincial guidelines.

Protective Equipment

Some of our physiotherapy colleagues have used a local company to manufacture Plexi Screens for their clinics.  Please see this PDF for further information. The contact person is [email protected].  

We have no affiliation with this company but felt the information may be helpful to fellow clinicians.

April CRAFTA Course Cancelled

Posted on: March 14th, 2020

Due to Cardon closing their teaching facility and to recommendations from CPA, the APRIL 2-5 dates for CRAFTA-1 will be cancelled.

We are still looking to run the CRAFTA-1 on June 11-14 and to find another weekend for CRAFTA-2 later in the year. Once new dates are finalized, we will let you know and you will be able to re-register for the course.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or problems via this email.

CRAFTA Course (April 2-5, June 11-14, 2020)

Posted on: January 10th, 2020


The CPA and Ontario Section of the Orthopaedic Division are pleased to be hosting CRAFTA for their Foundations Course for the first time in Canada.

This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with temporomandibular, craniomandibular, and craniofacial problems in addition to headaches and facial pain using a clinical reasoning model and evidence-based approach.

Contact [email protected] with any questions regarding this course.

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Critical Appraisal Course

Posted on: September 25th, 2019

PTHS6001 – Critical Appraisal and Integration of Evidence into Healthcare Practice

The Western University is offering this online course running Oct 15, 2019 to Dec 09, 2019. 

The ability to integrate research evidence into the practice of manual therapy is crucial to ongoing clinical effectiveness. In this online course, you will develop the skills to evaluate current research and apply research evidence in the clinical setting, through online course readings, recorded lectures, and discussion board participation. Participants will complete eight week-long modules, undertake a critical appraisal of a research article using the PICO framework and guidelines established by the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and write a case report targeted for submission to Physiotherapy Canada.

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2019 AGM

Posted on: April 24th, 2019
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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 08:00 – 8:30
Room: To be confirmed.
Venue: Hilton Toronto Hotel, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2
Cost: Free

2018 AGM

Posted on: August 7th, 2018

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The Ontario Section Orthopaedic Division will be hosting the next series of our lunch and learn prior to our annual Annual General Meeting on Saturday September 29th 2018.

Our Guest Lectures, Jaquie van Ierssel, Physiotherapist & Dr. Lidia Domitrovic, Neuropsychologist will discuss the latest updates in Concussion Management.

Is rest best? When can I exercise? Are these symptoms normal? A summary of recent impactful clinical research, expert consensus statements, and updated clinical management guidelines on concussion will be discussed with management strategies given to answer these questions and more. Media hype vs reality will be clarified.


Novotel Toronto North York Hotel
Gibson Ballroom
3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto ON M2N 6L3

Time: 9-12 pm

Cost: $45

Parking is available through the hotel at a $12 flat rate. The area is also accessible by Subway.

Light breakfast and sandwich lunch included.

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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 [email protected]

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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