SPC Ontario
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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 2019-2020 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!

Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website

SPC 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.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant:

• Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards
• Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries and bleeds)
• Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator
• Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

Upcoming locations:

When: March 27-29, 2020
Where: Guelph, ON
Cost: $600 – full course; $460 – recertification
Click here to register

When: April 3-5, 2020
Where: Ottawa, ON
Cost: $600 – full course; $460 – recertification
Click here to register

When: April 17-19, 2020
Where: Toronto, ON
Cost: $600 – full course; $460 – recertification
Click here to register

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years to maintain SPC credentials*

Taping for Sport & Performance

Strong taping techniques help Health Care professionals progress their treatment programs more effectively. Whether in the clinic or at a sporting event, taping is an essential rehabilitation technique that can effectively help a client return to work, play or daily living activities.Taping has been used in the sporting world for many years to provide support and protection to an injured part, allowing early and safe return to activity. The value of taping for non – sport specific rehabilitation is growing rapidly and patients can benefit from you maximizing its application in your practice.

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.

Registration info:

For all participant types, including those working on SPC credentialing!

When: March 21-22, 2020
Where: Physical Edge Physiotherapy, Oakville, ON
Taping only: $265

Option to bundle with Protective Equipment course: $430

Click here to register

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

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

Note please come ready to have taping applied to you in comfortable clothing. Please alert us at program@sportphysio.ca of any tape allergies.

Protective Equipment Analysis & Application

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.

Registration info:

Great for all levels of knowledge, especially for those working on credentialing!

When: March 21-22, 2020
Where: Physical Edge Physiotherapy, Oakville, ON
Cost: Protective Equipment only: $190

Option to bundle with Protective Equipment course: $430

Click here to register

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

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: Anik Sarkar

Secretary: Olivia Vokes

Treasurer: Heather Dart

Education Coordinators: Glenn Wark & Julia Hochstein

Marketing and Communication Co-Coordinators: Hilary Mallinger,  Robert Manka & Leigh Davis

Provincial Credential Officer: Tricia Hayton

Mentorship Program & Student Liaisons: Anik Sarkar, Michael O’Meara & Emma Platter

Branding & Advocacy: Giacomo Silvestry

Research Coordinator: Jovana Smoljanic

Special Projects and Events Coordinators: Emma Lis

Student Reps

    University of Ottawa: Maude Potvin-Gilbert (Yr 2)

    Queen’s University: Evan Lukasik (Yr 2)

    University of Toronto: Zach Lockhart (Yr 2)

    McMaster University: Sara Riazi (Yr 2)

    Western University: Jamie Mistry (Yr 2)

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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