SPC Ontario
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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!


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

Sport Event Massage for Sport Specific Health Professionals

Presented by the CSMTA and CSIO

Developed by Certified Sport Massage Therapists. Their experiences range from treating at
National and International sporting events. They also have been a part of the Integrated
Support Team (IST) for Provincial, National, and Professional teams. Emphasis is placed on the
practical component, supported by current best practices.

Techniques learned in this course can effectively and easily be transferable in both sporting
event and clinical practice.
Time and tested protocols for event massage will be explained so that participants will leave
with confidence in implementing them to their athletes.

Registration info:

Click here to download the pamphlet

When: Saturday September 28, 2019
Time: 8:00am Check-in. Course runs 8:30-6p.m.
Location: Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (100-875
Morningside Avenue. Toronto ON M1C 0C7)

Members: $190 (early bird) $220
Non-members: $210 (early bird) $240
Breakfast with Coffee and Tea will be provided

*Proof of membership to the sport specific therapy/medical association is required at time of
registration by emailing the information (i.e. membership card) to natoffice@csmta.ca

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: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Cost: Taping Only $250; Bundled price $415
Where: AMPED Physiotherapy, 2600 Leitrim Rd.,
Ottawa, ON (map)

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: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Cost: PE Only $175; Bundled price $415
Where: AMPED Physiotherapy, 2600 Leitrim Rd.,
Ottawa, ON (map)

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.

Reconditioning – Level 1

This 2 day weekend course covers, in depth, the holistic assessment process, complimentary exercise selection and implementation of Reconditioning principles in a hands on manner.

Spend time with Jaime and Scotty executing the Reconditioning Principles to bring your assessment and training methodology to the next level.

Learn to merge performance training skills with therapeutic practice skills and how to fix your client’s problems FAST & keep them performing to their potential.

Registration info:

When: December 7-8th, 2019
Cost: 900$ +tax (early bird rate)
*Online Primer module included

Where: Continuum Fitness and Movement Performance (290 Picton Ave Unit 104, Ottawa ON)

Click here to register

Webinar Series: Performance Nutrition for Sports Injuries

This session will help sport physiotherapists better their knowledge of the role that nutrition and supplements play in injury recovery. The presenter will discuss latest research and practice in sports nutrition and how it applies to different types of injuries: tendon, ligament, bone, muscle, and concussions. Additionally, participants will learn about the impact and application of proper nutrition for reducing muscle atrophy and body fat gain during limited training and limb immobilization.

Registration info:

When: December 10th, 2019 @ 4pm AST (please note time zone)
Cost: $20
*$15 download only

Where: Zoom platform

Click here to register

The Classifieds

The RCCSS(C) Presents – Tee It Up

Tee It Up is a two-day sports medicine symposium focused on golf.  The conference line-up includes therapists, orthopedic surgeons, biomechanists, professional golfers, analyst, a mental performance consultant and a registered dietitian. It will undoubtedly provide a multidisciplinary perspective to the game of golf.

There is something at this conference for everyone, especially if you are a golf enthusiast or you treat golfers. The conference line-up includes content experts from every aspect of the sport and is concluded with an interactive session with Jason Glass from the Titleist Performance Institute. This is something you don’t want to miss.

Topics include:

  • Swing biomechanics
  • Rotary power for athletes, and a practical assessment based session
  • Spine biomechanics
  • Integrated approach to performance
  • Nutrition and epigenetics
  • Mental side of the game


Job Posting

Resolution Physiotherapy and IMS Clinic

Join the Resolution team! Excellent opportunity to mentor with numerous FCAMPT & Sport Diploma Physiotherapists, all the while enjoying stunning waterfront views in our open concept modern clinic.

Resolution Physiotherapy is a Physiotherapist owned clinic with a supportive mentorship program and a fun team of post-graduate qualified Manual & Sports Physiotherapists who hold FCAMPT and International Sports Diploma Certifications. Resolution Physiotherapy has an excellent reputation and was awarded both the Barrie Consumer’s Choice award in 2017, 2018, & 2019, the Barrie Readers Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and we are presently nominated as Best Physiotherapy Clinic and Best Physiotherapist in the 2019 Readers’ Choice Award. We proudly treat healthy families, elite athletes and weekend warriors from a 2 hour radius around Barrie.

We have grown consistently since opening in 2010 and are looking for a motivated Physiotherapist to join our team. Qualified applicants should have:

  • Minimum level 2 post-graduate Manual Physiotherapy Certification
  • Dry Needling or Acupuncture Certification
  • Desire to continue to advance as a Physiotherapist

We offer our team:

  • Extensive mentoring opportunities including:
    • Advanced Manual Physiotherapy with FCAMPT Physiotherapists & Orthodiv Instructors
  • Sports Physiotherapy with Sport Dip Physiotherapists who have national team experience
  • As team Physiotherapists for local football, rugby and wrestling teams
    • Contact hours are available if pursuing post-graduate Sport PT Certifications
  • Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • TMJ and Advanced Craniofacial Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling and Gunn IMS/Neuropathic theory/techniques o Dermo-myofascial cupping techniques
  • Custom orthotics, custom bracing

For more information, please click here.
If interested, please email Anthony Giorgianni at anthony@resolutionclinic.com.

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: Hilary Mallinger,  Robert Manka & Leagh 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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