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2021 Media Plan
In 2021, we will continue to be proactive with journalists in an effort to promote the CTSQ and its members throughout Quebec. Keep reading
In 2021, we will continue to be proactive with journalists in an effort to promote the CTSQ and its members throughout Quebec. Many of you currently work with high-level athletes and are helping them prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
This is a great opportunity to garner media coverage or to be the subject of articles from journalists. If this is your situation or if you would like to share any other matter of public interest, be it local or national, don’t hesitate to contact me by email or call me (514-718-1311) and let's discuss your ideas.
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I truly believe that this will be a pivotal year in the development of our lovely profession. Over the last several months, we have met several times with the Office des professions du Québec (OPQ) [...].
I hope that 2021 is off to a good start for you all. I truly believe that this will be a pivotal year in the development of our lovely profession. Over the last several months, we have met several times with the Office des professions du Québec (OPQ) regarding our integration into the professional system. In response to these meetings and the work that we have been doing, the OPQ is currently consulting with professional health associations in Quebec and then plans to launch a public consultation. The latter will be one of the final steps for us to integrate into the professional system and once this process has begun, we hope that many of you will take part. Stay tuned.
Over the past year, the CTSQ has also been working in close collaboration with CATA, including discussions regarding the complementary roles of our two organizations. The arrival of a new Executive Director helped open the channels of communication and I am currently working with the CATA on a project to overhaul the CTSQ and CATA’s Ethics Committee processes.
Although we have been making great strides over the past several years, I am very aware that there is still work to be done fostering public awareness for our profession and educating other health care professionals about what we do as athletic therapists. There is still a real need to educate people about athletic therapy in the communities that we serve, along with our patients and other health care professionals with whom we interact. I encourage you to seize every opportunity to do this in a positive and cheerful manner.
As I’m sure it is the case for us all, I am looking forward to being able to see you in person, but our AGM will have to be virtual once again this year due to the pandemic. There are several upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors and I encourage you to offer your names and, more importantly, your time to helping grow our profession with the CTSQ. Don’t ever think you are too young or don’t have enough experience in the AT profession to make a difference. We want to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that anyone can get involved!
You have continued to share your concerns with me regarding matters that affect you personally. In the same vein, the CTSQ wants to hear about your successes and to share this good news with as many people as possible, be it through traditional or social media, so please don’t hesitate to contact us in whichever way suits you best.
I would like to take this opportunity to send a thank you to our Board members (Sonia Adhami, Etienne Fallu, Christina Grace, Chantal Guy, Matthew Miller, Mariann Onofrio,) and the members of our Strategic Committee (Heather McCoy, Pierre Lizotte and Eric Grenier-Denis), who all worked incredibly hard in 2020. I truly appreciate the time and effort that our members continue to devote to our profession.
« Low back pain is a common clinical complaint that affects both athletic and non-athletic populations. My research focuses primarily on the role of the paraspinal muscle in the development and recurrence of low back pain, as well as the effect of different exercise programs on overall paraspinal muscle health. My findings suggest that multifidus muscle atrophy and functional deficits can also be present in highly active, elite athletes with low back pain. Implementing research results in clinical practice is never a simple task! My take away message is that clinicians should try to consider the multidimensional nature of low back pain including physical (e.g. muscle, performance, body composition, disability), psychological (e.g. fear of movement, catastrophizing, anxiety, depression) and social impact on a patient-by-patient basis. »
If you want to learn more about Maryse’s research:
The true beginning of this company’s journey began in 2015 at UFC 189 in Las Vegas. I was backstage with Alex Garcia (the athlete whom I was there to help), his coach and an athletic therapist named Kenny Spracklin. In the days leading up to the fight, Kenny really got me interested in what he does and shared some of his extensive knowledge of rehabilitation, performance and emergency care. When I got back home that summer, I enrolled at Concordia University in Exercise Science. Fast forward 4 years, and I graduated from the program with a specialty in Athletic Therapy. This meant that it was time for me to get a treatment table, a first aid bag and to put myself out there. That was when I realized that finding a suitable first-aid bag for therapists, or anyone in need of specific items, was impossible. The only option was to buy an empty bag (expensive) and large quantities of each item, since you can’t just buy a few of each (very expensive). The next thing you know, your kit just cost you around 800-1000 dollars! I did not want to spend that much money, but I still needed a bag. Clearly other graduating therapists were running into the same issue, so I thought, why not make a customizable bag instead? At the same time, coronavirus hit hard and since I could no longer write my CATA exam or work, I went straight to work making these customizable bags. Ten months later, after testing various products and finding the best of the best, VitalPack was created.
Our goal is to:
Provide practical First-Aid bags that contain no useless products that often come with store-bought kits, without spending a fortune on your inventory to create your own bag
Provide a much-needed service to Athletic Therapists
Allow clients to customize their first-aid bags in order to create a good kit for any situation
Continue to grow the company and make the best customizable first-aid bags for anyone and everyone
Teach everyone who cannot afford First-Aid classes how to use every single item in the bags and teach basic First Aid (using QR-codes)
This was a simple idea that I believe will benefit a lot of people, including therapists! VitalPack is still brand new but it will continue to grow in the coming years to ensure the best possible service is provided while ensuring that all health-care practitioners have what they need to take care of their athletes.
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