Schedule of Events

Time (Canada Eastern Time Zone) May 1 Events
11:00 am - 11:45 am Networking / Exhibit Hall opens
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Opening Keynote - Tina Varughese  "What is Unconscious Bias"
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Break
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm Keynote - Dr. Alison Rushton  "Musculoskeletal Advanced Clinical Practice – Clinical academic partnership to create future opportunities"

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2:05 pm - 2:45 pm Networking / Exhibit Hall / Podium Presentations / Poster Presentations
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Keynote - Dr. Jill Cook  "Where from and Where to in the Management of Tendinopathy"
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Networking / Exhibit Hall / Podium Presentations / Poster Presentations
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm BBIPOC PT Student Collective  "Are our words as healing as our touch? Exploring the need for culturally sensitive communication in physiotherapy"
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keynote - Dr. Lyn Watson  "Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder"
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual Awards, Networking and Photo Booth
Time (Canada Eastern Time Zone) May 2 Events
10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Movement Practice with Melissa Doldron
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Dr. Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme  "How can we provide high-value care for our patients? Should we emphasis on diagnosis? Treatment efficacy?… Or aim in the middle?"
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Networking / Exhibit Hall / Podium Presentations / Poster Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Dr. Scotty Butcher   "Strengthening the body and mind in rehabilitation: The intersection of mental and physical adaptation for improvements in functional capacity"
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Networking / Exhibit Hall / Podium Presentations / Poster Presentations
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Panel Discussion on "Lower Back Pain" - Dr. Alison Rushton, Dr. Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Dr. Scotty Butcher
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks and prize draw
These podium presentations will be open for preview from April 23, 2021.
Brittany Bruinooge Confidence during a change-of-direction task varies more than time in patients following ACL reconstruction   MORE
Nathan King Knowledge Translation of Qualitative Research, the key to Patient Centred Care  MORE
Pierre Langevin Aerobic Exercise for Sport-related Concussion: A systemic review and meta-analysis   MORE
Pierre Langevin Evidence Synthesis to Inform Clinical Management of Concussion   MORE
Dan Ogborn A principle-driven approach to return to sport assessment following orthopedic surgery: performance vs prediction   MORE
Dan Ogborn Eccentric knee flexor strength deficits persist following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring grafts   MORE
Jackie Sadi Posterior Shoulder Instability Classification, Assessment, and Management: An International Delphi Study   MORE
Paolo Sanzo The immediate effects of Tai Chi on the postural stability, muscle activity and measures of inferred ankle proprioception of healthy young adults   MORE

Striving for precision musculoskeletal rehabilitation for spinal pain by Alison Rushton

This session will analyze how we need to transform our practice to achieve precision musculoskeletal physiotherapy. A one-size-fits all approach to management of spinal pain is not working. Precision terminology will be defined, reflecting the importance of research-informed stratification/subgrouping combined with patient-centered clinical reasoning; to identify which interventions will be effective for which patients based on important factors. Quality of our interventions based on high quality assessment data must be a key focus through advanced clinical reasoning. Evidence based frameworks to assist clinical reasoning will be discussed. Precision musculoskeletal physiotherapy is best practice - but how well are we doing?

Professor Alison Rushton Alison is Professor and Director of Physical Therapy at Western University. Alison has a strong research profile, with >£2M funding, £11M research centre funding, >140 publications. Her research is at the forefront of understanding assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders, focused on precision rehabilitation. Alison Chairs the IFOMPT Standards Committee.

Note: Pre-recorded presentation will be available only to registered attendees during the Symposium.