Following the CATA’s June 2018 certification exam, the CTSQ welcomed a record number of newly certified members into its ranks. We now have a total of 412 certified athletic therapists in our association – a testament to our profession’s continued growth!
The CTSQ will now be awarding a grant for a master’s and doctorate research project in athletic therapy. Read more
The CTSQ will now be awarding a grant for a master’s and doctorate research project in athletic therapy. The application criteria have been updated on our website. The grant will be awarded in lieu of the previous research grant that we had been offering in years past.
Your Well-being Matters to the CTSQ
Starting in January 2019, certified members of the CTSQ will be able to subscribe to an exclusive group insurance plan. Read more
Starting in January 2019, certified members of the CTSQ will be able to subscribe to an exclusive group insurance plan. We will be sharing details of the plan throughout the fall. Stay tuned to help us ensure a smooth launch for this project.
On October 10, at noon, and October 16, at 7:00pm, we will be broadcasting two webinars. You may then ask your questions. Be there, or be square!
Athletic Therapists Showing Up for the Cause
The annual Subaru Ironman Mont-Tremblant sponsored by Sportium was held on the weekend of August 18 this year. Several athletic therapists were on hand to help out athletes. Read more
The annual Subaru Ironman Mont-Tremblant sponsored by Sportium was held on the weekend of August 18 this year. Several athletic therapists were on hand to help out athletes. Together, they dedicated 300 hours of their time and hard work. Thanks to their devotion, event management has renewed the prize it has been awarding to one deserving member for the past two years.
Many thanks to Mylène Carrier, Alisha Greene, Évelyne Lapierre-Léonard, Sandrine Larabie and Mike Malagisi for their time. And a quick shout out to Mike for being offered the Beach Team Head position for the 2019 edition!
We are seeking participants for two research projects taking place at the Health, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Department at Concordia University. Please do not hesitate to refer your athletes if they can help out.
I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer and made the most of the heat. Here we are, back to school, and for many athletic therapists, this is the beginning of the most intense period of our annual schedule [...].
I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer and made the most of the heat. Here we are, back to school, and for many athletic therapists, this is the beginning of the most intense period of our annual schedule, whether it’s on the field with teams, supervising internships or teaching. The CTSQ is also back to its regular work load.
A meeting was held in early September with the Collège des médecins du Québec in order to follow up on our professional-recognition dossier. We also requested a meeting with the newly appointed president of the Office des profession du Québec to follow up on the upcoming steps in our journey. We are still waiting for his answer.
On an unrelated note, we were busy this summer adjusting our authorization regulation, as the latter did not acknowledge the UQTR program. To our great satisfaction, we received confirmation on August 29 that graduates from the UQTR’s DESS in athletic therapy program who pass the CATA certification exam will now be able to practice in Québec. Once again, congratulations to these pioneers! We wish them all the success and long and fruitful careers in the field of athletic therapy.
The CTSQ is also working concurrently on a new financial plan, and we will have some great news to share soon. In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone a great fall and all the success in your endeavours.
Étienne Fallu, CAT (C) President
There have been no new developments in the request for a professional order since the May 2018 letter we received from the Office des professions du Québec [...].
There have been no new developments in the request for a professional order since the May 2018 letter we received from the Office des professions du Québec (OPQ) saying that things were being put on hold.
Nonetheless, we are still being proactive. We continue to meet with the Collège des médecins du Québec and they are still very supportive of our dossier. We also learned that the addition of the UQTR diploma to the current regulation became official in September 2018 when the amendment was printed in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The other change to the regulation that is important to note is an extension was granted to our right to practice. It was set to expire in 2020 and it was extended to 2023, at which time we hope the creation of the order will be accomplished. We have requested to meet with the OPQ this fall.
Even though things were slowed down, our situation is excellent. We are proud of the work done so far, and our case is still strong.
Heather McCoy, CAT (C) Chair of the transitional board
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The Conseil de médecine du sport du Québec is looking for a certified athletic therapist to sit on its board.
The council is a coalition of sports-medicine professionals in Québec. The group aims to provide athletes, organizations and sports professionals at all levels with helpful insights regarding sports medicine. Members of the CMSQ are professionals in good standing with their respective national and/or provincial associations.
The objectives of the CMSQ are to:
Set the standard for quality medical and paramedical care for athletes
Act as a consultative committee to develop procedures and protocols in the field of sports medicine
Implement and promote educational initiatives and research in the field of sports medicine
Make recommendations to medical and paramedical teams regarding the selection process at provincial events
The position is for two (2) years. The CMSQ meets six (6) times a year with the addition of the congress. Those interested can send their candidacy to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 5, 2018.
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Demographic, Parental, and Personal Factors and Youth Athletes’ Concussion-Related Knowledge and Beliefs
The objective is to use the socioecological model to examine demographic, parental, and personal factors associated with youth athletes’ knowledge of concussion. Our ultimate goal is to inform the planning and implementation of youth sport concussion-related interventions.