K-Taping supports Ultimate Frisbee in Vancouver

  7 Reasons as written on the Vancouver Ultimate website: For Fun Ultimate is really fun!  There’s just something especially awesome about throwing a disc and watching it fly… or chasing one down and reaching to grab it at the last second, all to the roar of your teammates. Make new friends The friends you don’t know […]

CPA Congress 2014 “Auditor’s Desk” Winner

The Canadian Physiotherapy Congress 2014 was the best place to meet, learn, and network with physiotherapists from across Canada. OrthoCanada was pleased to be a Silver sponsor this year in Edmonton on June 19-22, 2014. On Saturday, June 21, the CPA introduced the “Auditor’s Desk” . Loosely based on CBC’s successful series, ‘Dragon’s Den’, 4 […]

The IMAGINE clinic meets the needs of marginalized populations

May is National Physiotherapy Month. To raise awareness for the physiotherapy profession I found a great article in “Physiotherapy Today”. A group of healthcare students from the University of Toronto and other dedicated community professionals have created the IMAGINE clinic (Interprofessional Medical and Allied Groups for Improving Neighbourhood Environments) that meets the needs of marginalized […]

Mr. Robin aims to increase older adult independence

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, May 9, 2014 The GIRAFF+ is a telepresence robot engineered to move around an individual’s home and allow them to interact with family, friends, and healthcare professionals through videoconference. According to a news release from the European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), the GIRAFF+ system features sensors throughout […]

Join us at the Ottawa Physio Race

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, May 01, 2014 Join us at the OrthoCanada booth this weekend to support the 26th annual Ottawa Physio Race. This year’s proceeds will go to support One Boy One Van Foundation, along with educational bursaries to physiotherapists in the area and a generous donation will be made to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. In […]

Value of Physiotherapy

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, April 21, 2014 This is the latest literature review from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. These printable infographics have been created by the OPA as a resource to advocate for better access to physiotherapy services in Ontario. Here are some ideas of how therapists can utilize these resources and illustrate the value […]

Virtual Reality Solutions for Improving Physiotherapy

Avatars as physiotherapists? It could be a reality. A virtual reality. Patients could be performing their prescribed exercises in the company of virtual physiotherapists. A new system using avatars and patient specific motions offers new promise for rehabilitation. Courtesy of Alice Daniel, California Healthline Regional Correspondent Computer scientist Marcelo Kallmann once used his expertise in […]

Tech Access to Home exercise programs

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, April 07, 2014 If you have ever been to a therapy session with a  physiotherapist, they usually assign a home exercise program. A physiotherapist creates home exercise programs specifically for each individual patient given their specific injuries and limitations. The home exercise program is a way for patients to take an […]

Heart Month-Healthy Weight Action Plan

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, February 24, 2014 As per the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Heart Month is quickly coming to a close. I wanted to keep the awareness going as heart disease still remains the #1 killer in Canada. People who are physically inactive are twice as likely to be at risk for heart disease […]

TORONTO REHAB TESTS ROBOT TO ENHANCE STROKE REHAB

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, February 21, 2014 Dr. Alex Mihailidis (Photo: UHN) This is very exciting news for the future of  stroke recovery physiotherapy. Dr. Alex Mihailidis is part of a new telerehabilitation program at Toronto Rehab using a PT robot. Courtesy of UHN Toronto Rehab, Dr. Alex Mihailidis, senior scientist, Toronto Rehab, is part […]