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!


Student Merit Award

Deadline: June 30th 11:59 pm
ALL applicants will be issued FREE membership for the following calendar year. Top recipient will receive $200+ worth of Kinemedics supplies, including a partially stocked kit bag!
More information in our 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!

  • 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 – Ontario Sledge Hockey

Provide on-site emergency care for Team Ontario (and to Team Quebec if no therapist is present). Be available to provide treatments after the sessions to team Ontario players. A more detailed itinerary is available in our February E-Blast. Please travel with table. Minimal supplies on site, will be reimbursed if own supplies are used. Stipend: $300/weekend.
Contact Jason@jasonwhitetherapy.com for more information.


Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website

First Responder for Sport & Healthcare Professionals

This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (first 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

When: March 2-4, 2018
Where: London, ON (Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic)
Full Course & Recert Offered
Registration & Information

When: March 9-11, 2018
Where: Toronto, ON (UofT Rehab Sciences Building)
Full Course & Recert Offered
Registration & Information


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: Geneviève Renaud
WhenMarch 3, 2018
Where: AMPED Sports Lab, Ottawa ON (map)

SPC Members: $235 + tax
Non-Members: $250 + tax

Combined Taping & Protective Equipment Bundled Discount


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: Geneviève Renaud
When: March 4, 2018
Where: AMPED Sports Lab, Ottawa ON (map)

SPC Members: $160 + tax
Non-Members: $175 + tax

Combined Taping & Protective Equipment Bundled Discount


Manual Sport Massage

Massage is an essential treatment tool for physiotherapists. In a sport setting, quick and effective techniques are essential to deploy. This one day course will cover:

  1. Explain indications, contraindications, and precautions of massage in athletics.
  2. Differentiate the physiological bases for pre-event and post-event massage.
  3. Explain the mechanical, reflexive and psychological effects of common massage techniques used in sports.
  4. Demonstrate the types of massage including effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibration, and frictions.
  5. Demonstrate an appropriate and effective pre-event and post-event massage for a given sport, with emphasis on muscle groups, positioning, handling and sequence of techniques.

Presented by: Jason White & Karen Hislop
When: March 31, 2018
Where: University of Toronto Rehab Building Toronto, ON

SPC Members: $150 + tax
Non-Members: $170 + tax


Waterloo Regional Sport Medicine Rounds for Primary Care (Webcast Lecture Series)

Next Webcast: The Magic Bullet: Promotion of Physical Activity to Prevent NCD
When: February 22 2018, 12pm-1pm
Faculty: Dr. Jamie Burr (Professor, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph) & Dr. Erin Weersink (Sport Medicine/Family Medicine)

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 of our partnership with Kinemedics. Here are the benefits to all SPC members:
  • SPC Ontario is proud of our partnership with Kinemedics. Here are the benefits to all SPC members:
    • 25% off initial order (for new clients only)
    • 15% discount on all subsequent orders
    • Free shipping on all orders over $200

    New customers:

    • 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

    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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