SPC Ontario Events and Happenings:

Keep your eyes peeled for monthly e-blasts hitting your inbox the first week of every month. Have an event you want to share with provincial members? Send us an email before the 25th of the month to have it included in the next e-blast!

SPC Ontario division Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to announce we will be having our 2018 Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the Ontario Medical Association Sport Med Conference. Your SPC Ontario executive will have a guest speaker present at the end of the AGM and will be hosting a social (directly after the end of the conference) in order to help you connect with fellow members.

  • When: January 27th, 2018 from 11:45am – 12:15pm
  • Where: Westin Prince Hotel (map) in Toronto, ON
  • Speaker event: “Sport Psychology vs Mental Performance Coaching; how they can help” @ 12:15pm
  • Social: Details TBC with those registered to attend the AGM
  • For registration, please email us!


OMA: Call for member volunteers
We are currently looking for volunteers to help run the SPC booth at the OMA Sports Med Conference to advocate and educate fellow sports medicine practitioners regarding the role of sports physiotherapy as part of the IST. We welcome all members to put their name forward (even if you are only available for a few hours). Interested? Email us!


OMA Sports Med Conference

Looking for more information and registration to the OMA Sport Med Conference? Look no further!

Sport Med ’18 is a unique conference organized by the Sport and Exercise Medicine Section that is attended by sport medicine physicians (orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, pediatricians) as well as family physicians and many allied health practitioners. The course will be held at the Westin Prince, Toronto and runs from January 26, 2018 at 07:30 AM to January 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM, includes breakfast, lunch and breaks. Through a mix of large group plenary sessions and breakout smaller workshops, we will be covering topics such as: Injury Prevention, The Aging Athlete, Common Missed MSK diagnosis, Tendinopathy, High Intensity Interval Training , Single Sport Specialization in pediatric athletes.

Key topics and speakers include:

  • Tom Pashby Sport Safety Lectureship: Single Sport Specialization (Dr. Cynthia Labella)
  • John Sutton Memorial: High Intensity Interval Training (Dr. Martin Gibala)
  • Sandy Kirkley Memorial: Tendinopathy Science (Dr. Alex Scott)

Save the date!

  • CASEM’s Annual Symposium – Halifax 2018: An Ocean of Sports Medicine Pearls (Link to event page)
  • IFSPT’s Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy. Join us in Vancouver in October 2019! (Link to SPC 2019)



The Classifieds

Sport Physio Opportunity

The National Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Oshawa, ON in February. The organizing committee is currently looking for volunteers for the medical team.

Where: Oshawa, ON
When: February 23rd-25th, 2018
Contact: Pat Stanziano via email at patstanziano@yahoo.ca


We are looking for Executive members

Call for applications to join SPC Ontario Executive. Interested members should email h_clegg83@yahoo.ca in the event of openings within the current executive and regarding the possibility of a new ‘journal club’ role being developed to help capitalize on our partnership and access to BJSM (British Journal of Sports Medicine)! Stay tuned for future details.

Call for member volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to help run the SPC booth at the OMA Sports Med Conference (Sat Jan 27th) to advocate and educate fellow sports medicine practitioners regarding the role of sports physiotherapy as part of the IST. We welcome all members to put their name forward (even if you are only available for a few hours).
Interested? Email us!


Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website


Exercise Essentials in Physiotherapy
What: A dynamic two day course designed to provide therapists with a new approach to design exercise programs with their clients. The course covers movement system analysis to better determine your exercise prescription, development of dynamic motor control exercises, the “how to’s” of exercise technique teaching and modifications and energy system programming for different forms of exercise. This course is a great addition to your preparation for the SPC curriculum exams!
Presented by: Bruce Craven
When: January 27th-28th, 2018
Where: AMPED Sports Lab in Ottawa, ON (map)
Price: ***$20 discount if you register by December 31st***
SPC Members: $470 + tax; Non-Members: $490 + tax
Registration: Open to physiotherapists and allied health professionals

SPC’s Sport Taping and Protective Equipment
What: SPC is proud to present it’s curriculum course on Sport Taping and Protective Equipment (PE). This course is perfect for anyone looking to improve their skills for event coverage. The PE course is designed with the SPC Certificate exam in mind while the Taping course is appropriate for both the Certificate and Diploma exam. Challenging the practical exam this Spring or planning on doing it in the next few years? This course is for you! Register for one or both days.
Presented by: SPC Ontario division
When: March 3rd-4th, 2018
Where: AMPED Sports Lab in Ottawa, ON (map)
Price: *Price listed is for bundled courses, please click on links for individual day prices!
SPC Members: $385 + tax; Non-Members: $415 + tax
Registration: Open to physiotherapists, allied health professionals and students
Taping + PE Bundle: www.sportphysio.ca/events/march-3-4-2018-bundled-package-taping-protective-equipment-ottawa-ontario
Taping only: www.sportphysio.ca/events/march-3-2018-ottawa-ontario-taping-for-sport-performance
PE only: www.sportphysio.ca/events/march-4-2018-ottawa-ontario-protective-equipment-analysis-application

Manual Sport Massage Techniques
What: A one day course covering techniques and theory of sports massage. This course will prepare you for the SPC certificate practical exam and hands-on field work (for when you do not have the advantage of working with a massage therapist!) This course will cover indications/contraindications, explain physiological effects, demonstrate different techniques and help improve your clinical reasoning for selection of techniques (pre vs. post event and according to sport).
Presented by: Jason White and Karen Hyslop in collaboration with SPC Ontario
When: March 31st, 2018
Where: Toronto, ON (location to be confirmed)
Price: SPC Member $150 + tax; Non-Member $170 + tax
Registration: Open to physiotherapists, allied health professionals and students


Waterloo Regional Sport Medicine Rounds for Primary Care – Webcast Lecture Series
Join the Health & Performance Centre experts for a webcast series devoted to the exciting new advancements in Sports Medicine for Primary Care

Next Webcast: Keeping Runners Healthy: Preventing Injuries & Illness
When: January 22nd, 2018 from 12pm-1pm
Faculty: Dr. Margo Mountjoy (Sport Medicine) & Dr. Marco Lozej (Chiropractor)
Click here for the link to register

The Sport Physio Toolkit

We are pleased to offer you easy links to websites you may find useful for sport physiotherapy and field coverage!

Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES): The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): The World Anti-Doping Agency’s mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.

Global DRO: The Global Drug Reference Online provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

SPC Membership Perks

Your SPC membership comes with a ton of perks! Click here to see all of them.
SPC Ontario is proud to announce that our partnership with Kinemedics has expanded! Kinemedics is now offering the following benefits to all SPC members:
  • Order a fully stocked sling bag for only $199.95 (Only $149.99 with your 25% initial order discount!)
  • Receive a free SPC Member t-shirt when you order your fully stocked sling bag
  • 25% off initial order (for new clients only)
  • 15% discount on all subsequent orders
  • Free shipping on all orders over $200
You can order your SPC side line sling bag directly from there website. CLICK HERE!

Meet Your Executive Committee



Heather Clegg


Mark Packwood


Heather Dart

Education Coordinator

Standardized & Selective Courses: Glenn Wark & Julia Hochstein

Marketing and Communication Co-Coordinators

Geneviève Renaud & Kayla NG

Membership Development  & Brand Ambassadors

Siobhan Karam & Giacomo Silvestry

Special Projects and Events Coordinators

Courtney Lacey & Craig Dixon

Student Liaison

Anik Sarkar


Student Reps

    University of Ottawa: Lynn Leger (Yr 2), Gabrielle Anne Cormier (Yr 1)

    Queen’s University: Kendyl Wilson (Yr 2), Nicole Carnevale (Yr 1)

    University of Toronto: Andrea Burley (Yr 2), Natasha Lohues (Yr 1)

    McMaster University: Emma Lis (Yr 2), Will Jeaurond (Yr 1)

    Western University: Aleksandar Kravic (Yr 2), Jordan Stapleford (Yr 1)


Contact Us:

Have a question or a great idea for your executive? Would you like to be more involved in SPC but are not sure where to start?

Send us an email at ontario@sportphysio.ca


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