We would like once again to thank everyone who took an active role in our efforts to gauge your interest about developing a professional order last spring. The initiative is progressing smoothly and we encourage you to stay tuned regarding new developments.
Posthumous PhD for David H. Jones
On November 13, 2016, the UQAM awarded a posthumous PhD to David H. Jones. His family accepted the honour on his behalf. Read more
On November 13, 2016, the UQAM awarded a posthumous PhD to David H. Jones. His family accepted the honour on his behalf. The title of our former colleague’s thesis was Body composition of cancer survivors and risk of shoulder dysfunction in patients preparing for breast surgery. His family was eager to share this news with us. David H. Jones was a certified athletic therapist and passed away tragically in 2014. Concordia University also has an academic scholarship in his name.
A Concussion Management Centre in the Outaouais
On April 3, 2017, the Gatineau community assisted to the opening of the C-Centre – a multidisciplinary clinic specialized in the prevention, management and treatment of concussions. Read more
On April 3, 2017, the Gatineau community assisted to the opening of the C-Centre – a multidisciplinary clinic specialized in the prevention, management and treatment of concussions. Bianca Brigitte Rock, certified athletic therapist and PhD candidate, was involved in creating this large-scale project. We wish her all the success with this exciting new adventure.
Follow the link here to learn more about the C-Centre.
A New Wave of Certified Athletic Therapists
Following the certification exam in Toronto in June, thirty-four CTSQ candidates were awarded the title of certified athletic therapist. We are very pleased to see such a strong new crop of therapists joining our ranks. The future of our profession is in good hands!
You can now order receipts' booklets through CTSQ's website.
President's Corner: Toward a Professional Order for Athletic Therapists Update
It’s back to school time again and I hope you all had a great summer! Since we last reached out in June, our initiative to create a professional order has continued to evolve. As we mentioned in June, the Office des professions du Québec (OPQ) was very pleased with the results of the consultation that we held in April and May of this year. They reassured us that they would get back to us regarding their intentions. And that time has come! They have decided to move forward with the project to create a professional order for athletic therapists. A meeting with the OPQ has already been set for the beginning of October, and one of their legal experts in charge of our file will be on hand.
Based on past experiences, the upcoming steps will entail:
The OPQ drafting the project to be submitted to the government;
The OPQ consulting with the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec (CIQ) and several professional orders – a similar step to the one we completed prior to adopting the authorization regulation that we are currently under;
Forwarding the project to the government;
Waiting to hear the government’s position.
We will once again be meeting with the Collège des médecins du Québec next week to share these recent developments. The Collège has been one of our most faithful allies for some time.
In short, these are positive news. Now, we just have to wait and hope that the following steps will be enacted swiftly and that our order will be launched in a matter of months.
Fayez Abuldrahman, CAT (C) President
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Dynamic Tape: What's Up with It?
Look at this video explaining the difference between Dynamic Tape and other type of tape available. Each one has its own purpose. See how Dynamic Tape can be a nice tool to add to your toolbox.
A research group co-led by Drs. Michael Hunt and Jean-Francois Esculier at the University of British Columbia is currently conducting a survey investigating how people perceive the appropriateness of running for maintaining knee joint health. We invite certified athletic therapists from across Canada to participate in a research project which aims at evaluating their perception of running as an appropriate activity for maintaining knee joint health. As part of this study, you would respond to a single-round survey that should take you approximately 15 minutes.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of long-term disability in Canada. It results in chronic pain and activity limitations, and eventually decreased quality of life. Physical activity has been widely recognized as an important treatment approach for this condition. However, little is known about the effects of running, a very popular activity among the general population, on knee joint health in the presence of OA. Further, nothing is known about people’s perception of the effect of running on joint health. This information is important in order to develop appropriate clinical guidelines for physical activity.
We would like to thank already all participants. We invite you to share the survey with your surroundings. We are looking for participants that are at least 40 years old, runners or not, and any health care professionals amongst these professions: doctors, physiotherapists, certified athletic therapists or chiropractors.
Jean-François Esculier, Pt Special collaboration
ATs Take on the World
Last summer, some of our members exported themselves internationally, working for various Major Games. Here are some pictures they shared wth us.