In 2009, OrthoCanada partnered with the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada to support physiotherapy research in Canada. Since then, OrthoCanada has committed to over $100 000 in research funding and endowment projects.
In December 2012, the PFC recognized OrthoCanada as a leading donor for its significant contribution of $100,000. The donation will be used to support physiotherapy research under the terms of the One-Stop-Restock program, and to finance the OrthoCanada Research Award on Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability.
The One-Stop-Restock program was designed for Canadian physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics, specifically to raise funds for PFC research programs, to facilitate the re-ordering process at clinics and to allow clinics to save money.
The value of the OrthoCanada Research Award is $5,000 and is for the support of treatment development.
Award Winners-OrthoCanada Research Award on Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability
Professor at the School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan
Project: The Effect of Core Stabilization Exercises added to a fall prevention exercise on the Kinematics of functional activities and balance performance in older adults at risk of falls.
Assistant Professor School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario
Project: Testing the fear-avoidance model of chronic neck pain development in the clinical setting: a longitudinal cohort study.
Associate Professor Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta
Project: Can pain location changes predict clinical outcomes of treatments for non-specific low back pain?
Forge Fuentes,B. Sc., P.T., M.Sc., R.S., Ph.D
University of Alberta
Project: Therapeutic Contextual Factors in Physiotherapy: Magnitude, Mechanisms and Contributors of Placebo Mediated Analgesia in Chronic Low Back Pain.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, for being granted the OrthoCanada Award for Research in Neck, Back and Core Stability, from Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
Project: “Musculature and biomechanics of the low back during gait in patients with chronic low back pain: the effect of step length, cadence and pain catastrophizing”