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!


New 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

Events – Save the date!

  • IFSPT’s Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy. Join us in Vancouver in October 2019! (Link to SPC 2019)


The Classifieds

Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Soccer in Ottawa

West Ottawa and Ottawa South United are looking for therapists to share games over the summer months.

Most games are held on weekends at either Wesley Clover Field or George Nelms field. Therapists are expected to be at the field 1 hour before kick-off. They must be trained in taping and bring 2 bags of ice; all other materials will be covered.
A monthly schedule is sent out and therapists can send in their availability for which game they are able to cover.

Pay: $20/hour
All interested can contact Erik at ebergdc@gmail.com


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – OHL Fellowship

Fellowship with the Windsor Spitfires team therapist!

The goal of the program is to offer a comprehensive educational experience in the field of sport and orthopedic physiotherapy while achieving the required sport coverage hours to challenge the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate or Diploma written and practical exam.

This experience can become tailored to the applicant’s goals and may volunteer hours beyond the minimum of the program.

Please click here to view the full details for this opportunity.

Application deadline is July 31st, 2018.


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Ontario Summer Games

**Note this games call is not a National call and DOES NOT require an SPC selection application. Please see details below on how to volunteer:

This Civic Holiday long weekend (August 2-5th 2018), London will be hosting the Ontario Summer Games.  There will be over 3,500 athletes (age 12-18), coaches and officials that will be participating from Thursday to Sunday in 21 different summer sports.

The Ontario Summer Games Medical Committee is currently recruiting interested volunteers to help provide event coverage. There are four days of competition and lots of shifts to cover. Even if you are only able to help with one day/shift, we would love to have you!

Please apply online at http://www.london2018.ca/volunteer and select “medical” in the list.  There will be a secondary medical questionnaire sent out after the applications are reviewed.

Visit http://www.london2018.ca/ for further information or contact the Chief Medical Officer (Dr. Graham Briscoe – gbrisco@uwo.ca) with any questions.


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Badminton in Markham

Be part of the largest, international badminton event in Canada!

The World Junior Badminton Championships will b e held at the Markham Pan Am Centre from November 5-18, 2018.

If interested, complete a Medical Volunteer Application form found at wjc2018.ca/index.php/community/volunteer

For more information CLICK THIS LINK or visit www.wjc2018.ca


Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website

4th Biennial National Capital Knee Symposium

This 2-day symposium is an evolution of previous National Capital Knee Symposia. This year’s course will feature streamlined, and shortened didactic sessions with expanded time available for case presentations, thus allowing frank exchange of ideas and concepts.

  • Accurately diagnose knee injuries and recognize the features that will dictate surgical technique;
  • Outline the alternatives for approaches to the treatment of challenging and controversial cases;
  • Recall the current up to date techniques of the complex knee arthroplasty;
  • Recognize common complications of knee surgery, primarily in effort to avoid them, and adjust technique to ensure the optimum patient outcomes;
  • Identify the anatomy of the knee with the use of ultrasound and demonstrate its use for intraarticular and intratendinous insertion.

Click here to view the course program or download the program to your device.

When: October 18-19th, 2018
Where: Westin Ottawa Hotel (11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON)

Registration is now open.


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!

Presented by: Nancy Botting
When: October 27th, 2018
Where: Physical Edge Physiotherapy, Oakville ON (map)

Registration opening soon!

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

Course coming to Ottawa in Winter/Spring 2019.


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.

Presented by: Nancy Botting
When: October 28th, 2018
Where: Physical Edge Physiotherapy, Oakville ON (map)

Registration opening soon!

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

Course coming to Ottawa in Winter/Spring 2019.


The Female Athlete

High intensity exercise has been popular for decades. However people like Jane Fonda, Les Mills, bootcamps, Obstacle Course Racing and CrossFit have made high intensity exercise very popular among female exercisers. The USA Weightlifting Federation has seen a significant increase in membership largely in part to CrossFit’s use of Olympic Weightlifting in its exercise programming. With such high level physical challenges come concerns about how to manage common women’s health problems such as Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (associated more with pelvic floor weakness) and Pelvic Pain (particularly from pelvic floor overactivity) as well as concerns about exercising during pregnancy, and postpartum issues such as divarication of rectus abdominis, exercising after a Caesarian section, and lifting while breastfeeding.

This course will attempt to address these concerns about high intensity exercise in women, teach participants some of the common loaded movements, how to modify these exercises for different populations, and how to assess, treat and rehabilitate common lower half injuries!

Presented by: Eastern Ontario District of the OPA
When: October 27-28th, 2018 from 7:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Amped Sports Lab – 2600 Leitrim Rd. Ottawa, ON (map)


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



Heather Clegg


Mark Packwood


Heather Dart

Education Coordinator

Standardized & Selective Courses: Glenn Wark & Julia Hochstein

Marketing and Communication Co-Coordinators

Geneviève Renaud, Kayla NG & Robert Manka

Membership Development  & Brand Ambassadors

Siobhan Karam & Giacomo Silvestry

Research Coordinators

Kirsten Lemmon & Jovana Smoljanic

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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