The PT Cross Canada Checkups are designed to stimulate discussion and keep rehabilitation professionals up to date on the COVID19 pandemic and relevant research, initiatives, and resources.
Session Reviews and Videos
2020.03.22 – Session 1
The Role of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in COVID19 Response
Dr. Mike Landry, PT, MBA, PhD & Phil Sheppard PT, MSc, DrPH (Candidate)
Session overview: 2020.03.22 – Rehab COVID19 SIT REP – Session 1 (Role of PT)
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2020.03.24 – Session 2
Telerehabilitation – Jenn O’Neil PT, PhD (Candidate)
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2020.03.26 – Session 3
In-Clinic Emergency Care – Sandy Brennan, PT
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2020.03.29 – Session 4
Physiotherapists in COVID-19 Assessment Centres – Mike Sangster, PT, BScPT, DPT, Clinical Specialist (Pain Science)
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2020.03.31 – Session 5
Emergency Preparedness & Response Principles + WHO / UKEMT Initiatives
Pete Skelton, PT (UKEMT/HI) & Bronwen Connolly, PT Critical Care (Queen’s University Belfast / UKEMT)
Resources From Session
- Skinner, E., Thomas, P., Reeve, J, Patman, S. (2016). Minimum standards of clinical practice for physiotherapists working in critical care settings in Australia and New Zealand: A modified Delphi technique. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
- Twose, P., Jones, U., & Cornell, G. (2019). Minimum Standards of clinical practice for physiotherapists working in critical care settings in United Kingdom: A modified Delphi technique. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 0(0), 1-14.
2020.04.02 – Session 6
Cross Canada Checkup & Discussion
Dr. Mike Landry, PT, MBA, PhD & Phil Sheppard, PT, MSc, DrPH (Candidate)
There is no video from this session
2020.04.05 – Session 7
Joost Van Wijchen, PT
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2020.04.07 – Session 8
April 7 – New Challenges Demand New Initiatives: How Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy and Renfrew Victoria Hospital are Teaming Up to Tackle COVID-19
Patrick Cayen, PT, MBA & Jenn St. Michael, PT
2020.04.28 – The role of physiotherapist assistants (P.T.A.) and physical rehabilitation therapists (P.R.T.) during the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada
Sandra Lamb & Annie Bélanger
Title: Impact of COVID-19 on Providing Physiotherapy Services to Northern Manitoba First Nations Communities
Speakers: Priscilla Flett and Allana Beavis
Topic: The speakers will describe the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of Physiotherapy services to remote, fly-in First Nations communities in northern Manitoba. The speakers will highlight the inequities in terms of access to Physiotherapy services experienced by these communities and how they are exacerbated in the wake of COVID-19.
Title: CPA Board of Directors & COVID-19: Personal Experiences from the Present & Perspectives for the Future
Speakers: Viivi Riis, Amanda de Chastelain, and Jason Coolen
Topic: Join three representatives from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Board of Directors as they speak from their own physiotherapist perspectives on what changes they are facing right now and where they anticipate things moving in physiotherapy in light of COVID-19. We’ll hear from those working in three different settings: hospital, home care, and private clinic.
Time: 7:00 PM EST
COVID19 Online Courses
COVID-19 Up to Date Information
Role of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in COVID19 Response
Landry, MD., Tupetz, A., Jalovcic, D., Sheppard, PS., Jesus, TS., Raman, SR. (2020). The novel Coronavirus (COVID19): Making a connection between infectious disease outbreaks and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy Canada.
Research on COVID19