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


Student Merit Award!

The Sport Physiotherapy Canada – Ontario Section (SPC- ON) Executive has been hard at work to develop a $200.00 cash merit award to encourage and reward our student members for their participation in sport throughout the province.

To recognize Ontario physiotherapy students who demonstrate promise and a desire for involvement in Sports Physiotherapy and event coverage. This award is also to help provide support to new graduates to maintain their Sport Physiotherapy Membership after graduation and to assist in initiating their participation in the credentialing process.

In order to be considered for the Merit Award, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled in one of the Ontario based Master of Science in Physical Therapy Programs (MScPT), namely the University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, McMaster University or Western University
  2. Must be in the second year of the MScPT program & eligible for graduation
  3. Must accumulate a minimum of 20 hours of athletic event coverage endorsed by a supervisor or mentor
  4. Must hold at minimum, valid First Aid and CPR certification, valid at time of application (First Responder for Sport & Health Care Professionals will be given preference)
  5. Must be a Sport Physiotherapy Canada member
  6. All materials must be received by email no later than June 30th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please complete this application form submitted with your documented logged hours and a written essay to the SPC Ontario Executive to: ontario@sportphysio.ca

CLICK HERE for more information and to download the application.

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!


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

Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website

Pilates for Technical Artistic Sports Workshop

The extreme mobility and strength demands of gymnastics convey a unique challenge to athletes who strive to achieve great range with precise control. Because it improves their core power and alignment, Pilates training can help athletes perform better and prevent injury. They gain better posture and movement control. In this workshop, Ann MacMillan shares her insight in combining the latest advances in Exercise Science with Pilates to guide technique artistic coaches, therapists and athletes towards improved and healthy performances.

Registration info:

Click here for the course poster

Sunday May 26th, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8pm,
Monday May 27th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm

Offered by: Ann McMillan Pilates
Cost: 500$ plus tax
Location: Unigym Gatineau, 850 boulevard de la Gappe, bureau 178, Gatineau, QC (map)

Download the registration form here

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.

Registration info:

Members of Sports Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) qualify for a 15% discount !

When: June 8-9th, 2019
Cost: $700
Where: Athletic Edge Sports Medicine, 121 King St West (at York) – Suite 1100 (11th floor), Toronto, ON (map)

Download the course poster here.
Discount code for SPC members is: SPC15

The Classifieds

CASEM Annual Symposium

The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) will be hosting their annual symposium from May 16, 2019 to May 18, 2019 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC.

Check out the website for more information! Register now

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

Get Social!

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Covering an event? Show your SPC pride!

Are you headed out to the field to cover a local or international event? Share your adventures with fellow SPC members by using our hashtags!

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