SPC Ontario

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!
Instagram Account
Love to Insta? Your SPC Ontario team has a brand new account to help share our sport physiotherapy stories.
Use our hashtags #sportphysio and #sportphysioatwork
Don’t forget to follow us @spcontario


Call for clinic space

We are currently hard at work planning course and events for the 2018-2019 calendar year and are looking for clinics willing to host us!

Your space should be available Saturday and/or Sunday, have open space and enough therapy beds to hold a minimum of 10 participants. Some courses may require bigger spaces so please let us know if your clinic is able to host a large course!

If interested, please contact us at ontario@sportphysio.ca to have your clinic’s name added to our list!

Call out for our “Member Spotlight”

Do you work with an amazing SPC Ontario member? Or are you a member that is doing something different, amazing and interesting?

We are looking for members interested in being featured in our “member spotlight” to be posted on the website and through social media portals. Please email us pictures and a brief bio describing why your work should be highlighted!



SPC Concussion Symposium

SPC is pleased to present it’s annual Concussion Symposium: Multidisciplinary Management of Sport-Related Concussion.

When: January 19th, 2019
Where: MacEwan Conference Centre in Calgary, AB
Registration: Click here!

New this year: SPC is organizing a group ski day for Sunday, January 20, 2019. A group rate will be provided and an SPC hot chocolate social will round out the weekend! Information and group rate coming soon!


IFSPT’s 3rd World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy

IFSPT’s Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy. Join us in Vancouver in October 2019!
Check out the event link!

  • October 4-5th 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Registration is now open with super early bird pricing available to SPC members: Registration




The Classifieds


2019 Ontario Parasport Games

The 2019 Ontario Parasport Games will be held from Februrary 8-10h, 2019 in the Durham region!

The volunteer portal is now open. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Durham Region 2019 Ontario Parasport Games can go to durhamregion2019.ca and select the “Volunteer” tab to register.


Sport Physio Opportunity

The Bay Street Pigs Rugby team is looking for a Physiotherapist to cover games on field from May 12th through to September 15th. Games run Saturdays from approximately 12:30-4:30PM (excluding most long weekends). The team is willing to partner with a clinic or individual physiotherapists to cover all games.

All interested should contact Douglas Henderson via email at: douglas.henderson@thinkon.com

Free Online Webcast Series

The Health and Performance Centre at the University of Guelph is hosting a sport medicine webcast series that is free for all health care practitioners. Those interested are welcome to join the event in person, follow the live stream, or watch the archived presentations.

Click here to access the flyer for upcoming topics and dates.

The next presentation will be:
“Concussion: What’s New for Primary Care?” (Rowans Law)
When: January 22, 2019 at 12:00PM
Presented by: Dr. Margo Mountjoy (Sport Medicine) & Brett Lyons (Physiotherapy)

For those unable to join us in person or on line live, you can view the archived lecture by following this link.


Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website


Taping for Sport & Performance

For all participant types, including those working on SPC credentialling! In this 1 day hands-on, practical course, the participant will learn how to prevent and care for common injuries with the proper use of taping and wrapping techniques. Emphasis will be on the most common injury areas of ankle, wrist and thumb taping and simple elbow or knee blocking will also be covered.

The course is supported by online pre-course learning and post-course key concept review to maximize educational value.

Whether working with an active population, recreational, or elite athletes, ensure you include strong taping skills as a key part of your clinical toolbox!

When: March 24th, 2019
Cost: Taping Only $250; Bundled price $415
Where: AMPED Physiotherapy, 2600 Leitrim Rd.,
Ottawa, ON (map)


Please note that you can select the Taping + Protective Equipment bundle price or register for only one of two courses.


Protective Equipment Analysis & Application

Great for all levels of knowledge, especially for those working on credentialing! Protective equipment is an essential component of safe participation in all levels of sport and activity. This one day, hands-on course is designed for physiotherapists and other clinicians interested in furthering their professional practice to include a more comprehensive understanding of the use of protective equipment in sport and physical activity.

Practitioners who are responsible for the selection, maintenance and/or modification of protective equipment will find this course of great benefit – regardless of the type of level of sport covered. Learning will focus on assessment of design features and activity specific analysis. Participants will develop confidence and skills in selection, fit, and maintenance of sport protective equipment for athletes across a broad range of ages and physical abilities. Issues involving protective equipment affecting athletes ranging from recreational to elite levels will also be considered and discussed.

When: March 23rd, 2019
Cost: PE Only $175; Bundled price $415
Where: AMPED Physiotherapy, 2600 Leitrim Rd.,
Ottawa, ON (map)


Please note that you can select the Taping + Protective Equipment bundle price or register for only one of two courses.

The combined Taping & Protective Equipment Bundle will also be available; perfect for those challenging their Certificate exam.


New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries

The Running Clinic is an organization providing continuing education intended for health professionals that has grown to become the reference in the prevention and treatment of running injuries.

From diagnosis to treatment, including running gait analysis/retraining, detailed footwear analysis/prescription and appropriate load management… everything is presented in a structured way to ensure that registrants can readily apply learnings with recreational runners and athletes.

Using the most recent scientific evidence, the instructors question several unjustified and widespread practices. Complimentary listing on The Running Clinic’s website and monthly literature updates are but a few of the little extras that will make this 17-hour high-quality seminar an awesome experience.

Members of Sports Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) qualify for a 15% discount !
Download the course poster here.

When: April 6-7th, 2019
Cost: $700
Where: AMPED Physiotherapy, 2600 Leitrim Rd.,
Ottawa, ON (map)

Discount code for SPC members is: SPC15

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 of our partnership with Kinemedics. Here are the benefits to all SPC members:
    • Order a fully stocked sling bag for only $199.95 (Only $149.99 with your 25% initial order discount!)
      • 25% off initial order (for new clients only)
      • 15% discount on all subsequent orders
      • Free shipping on all orders over $200
      • Receive a free SPC Member t-shirt when you order your fully stocked sling bag!
    • To order your sling bag, email Kinemedics at orders@kinemedics.com


Meet Your Executive Committee


Chair: Heather Clegg

Secretary: Olivia Vokes

Treasurer: Heather Dart

Education Coordinators: Glenn Wark & Julia Hochstein

Marketing and Communication Co-Coordinators: Geneviève Renaud, Kayla Ng & Robert Manka

Membership Development: Siobhan Karam

Branding & Advocacy: Giacomo Silvestry

Research Coordinators: Kirsten Lemmon & Jovana Smoljanic

Special Projects and Events Coordinators: Craig Dixon & Emma Lis

Student Liaison & N2P Rep: Anik Sarkar


Student Reps

    University of Ottawa: Gabrielle Anne Cormier (Yr 2), Maude Potvin-Gilbert (Yr 1)

    Queen’s University: Nicole Carnevale (Yr 2), Evan Lukasik (Yr 1)

    University of Toronto: Natasha Lohues (Yr 2), Zach Lockhart (Yr 1)

    McMaster University: Will Jeaurond (Yr 2), Sara Riazi (Yr 1)

    Western University: Jordan Stapleford (Yr 2), Jamie Mistry (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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