SPC is involved with athletes of all levels, from recreational to national, amateur and professional. We can help teach even the youngest athletes preventative health care skills that can be used throughout their lives.
All of our members are dedicated to providing services targeted at athletes and active Canadians. Add to this focus the additional, specialized training our members receive when involved in the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Education System. For over 25 years SPC has delivered a nationally recognized standard of excellence with our Post-Graduate Credential Program resulting in qualified Certificate and Diploma certified Physiotherapists that have served as part of Canada’s Health Care Team at Olympics, Commonwealth, World University and Canada Games and more.
Whether you are a physical education teacher, a volunteer coach or a team manager SPC Certificate or Diploma holders can advise you in:
1) pre-season screening;
2) protective equipment;
3) warm-up and cool-down programs;
4) preventative care and education;
6) on field first aid;
7) assessment of injuries;
8) treatment and rehabilitation of injuries;
Community and Team Support: SPC and its members work at the community level to bring our expertise where it is needed. With sufficient notice we can provide educational seminars for coaches; parents and athletes; on site coverage for sporting events and even link you with a qualified Sport Physiotherapist near you.
Education: A nationally recognized Education System is available for SPC members and non-members to enhance their knowledge base and practical skills around sport physical therapy. The Education System is a combination of various delivery mechanisms from teleconferences to local information sessions, and national courses. Provincial Sections of SPC may also provide educational workshops for students, local groups and organizations. The Post Graduate Credential Program is a major part of the SPC Education System.
National Symposia: SPC hosts an annual Symposium, a Congress course and a half day scientific session to coincide with the annual CPA Congress and National Teleconferences.
Educational Resources: In addition to the special Member’s Only resource information on the SPC website, Sport Physiotherapy Canada provides educational reading pieces and brochures to clinics, schools and teams.
Research Journal: SPC Members have access to the North American Journal of Sport Physical Therapy (NAJSPT) filled with current research and trend information. The journal is published in an online version 4 times per year.
Event Coverage: SPC members are requested on a regular basis to provide services at national and international sporting events, as well as local and regional events.