Do you have clinical experience with:
- Neurorehab in remote communities, or
- Physiotherapy with athletes with neurological conditions?
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When: January 17, 2019, 12-1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Salbach
Dr. Nancy Salbach is a physical therapist, Associate Professor, and Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Toronto. She has published more than 70 research articles and obtained over $6 million in funding. Dr. Salbach’s knowledge translation research has focused on exploring the influence of facilitation, and guideline implementation tools on advancing stroke rehabilitation practice; and the implementation of task-oriented community exercise programs for older adults with balance and mobility limitations. Dr. Salbach has expertise withcluster randomized trials, process evaluations, systematic and scoping reviews, measurement, and multi-level modeling. She co-chairs the writing group to update the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.
This webinar uses the iWalkAssess app. To download the app, go to: http://www.iwalkassess.com/ and click on “Get the App” from the top menu.
Slides from this webinar can be found here: CPA NSD iWalk 17Jan2019 to share
When: December 12, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm EST
Presented by: Lisa Sheehy
Lisa Sheehy did her physiotherapy training at McMaster University and has been a physiotherapist since 1992. After working for 12 years in a hospital and in private practice, she went to complete her MSc and PhD in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University, graduating in 2013. Lisa is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Bruyère Research Institute and the University of Ottawa. Her research focusses on the use of technology for rehabilitation, in particular the use of virtual reality for recovery after stroke.
Webinar Slides: 20181204 L Sheehy Telerehabilitation
Free Webinar Presented by the Neurosciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian FES Interest Group
Date: Wednesday November 21, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Bastien Moineau
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been used for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to retrain impaired neural circuits and regain compensatory uses of their paralyzed muscles (FES therapy). We believe the therapeutic impact of these FES treatments could be higher if they were applied routinely and/or during activities of daily living. However, delivering complex FES therapy in the community is limited by the available equipment. We aim to solvethis issue by developing stimulationdevicesthat can be easily used at home, without professional assistance. This is why we are developing wearable devices, the stimulation garments, to deliver FES on multiple predefined muscles without use of conductive gel. We first compared these fabric electrodes with standard gel electrodes in able bodied individuals. We are also conducting focus groups with potential end-users to integrate in future designs the features that would make the stimulation garments more practical and relevant to these populations. In this webinar, I will present the results of our first usabilitytestsof the FES-shirt with neurologically impaired individuals. I am looking forward to discussing with you our first results and the future direction for research and development.
We are looking for contributions to our e-newsletter, Synapse. Articles about quality improvement projects, a clinical case, innovative clinical programs, or ongoing/completed research are welcome. If you have an initiative or experience that you would like to share, please contact co-Editor, Kristin Musselman, for details.
The Fall 2018 issue of Synapse is available now!
This issue is focused on rehabilitation for individuals living with spinal cord injury, and is linked below. NSD members will also receive an electronic copy of Synapse by email.
The Annual General Meeting of CPA’s Neuroscience Division will take place at Congress on November 2, 2018 from 5:45-6:45 local time. Members not attending Congress are welcome to join the meeting online. Click here to join our webcast.
When: Thursday June 14, 2018, 12-1pm EST
Webinar link: https://cpa-neurosciences.adobeconnect.com/minibestest/
Speaker: Dr. Jean-François Lemay
Jean-François Lemay is a post-doctoral fellow at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Lyndhurst Centre and is currently supported by a post-doctoral fellowship research grant from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation. He received a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy from McGill University and has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist working with the spinal cord injury population. He also holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Montreal. His postgraduate studies mainly focused on the evaluation of standing postural control following a spinal cord injury using both clinical and biomechanical assessments.
The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship
In Partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute
**Application Now Available on the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy website** http://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/about/employment-opportunities/
Application Deadline: August 24, 2018, 5 pm EST
In partnership, the University of Toronto, the Rick Hansen Institute and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation are pleased to provide a two-year postdoctoral fellowship made possible by the support of the Government of Ontario.
The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship, in partnership with ONF and RHI, will be awarded to a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, who has an interest and focus in spinal cord injury research. The intended outcome of this fellowship is to increase capacity in Ontario in the area of spinal cord injury research.
Since the historic Man In Motion World Tour over 30 years ago, Rick and Amanda Hansen opened the eyes of the world to the potential of people with disabilities and have made tremendous contributions to spinal cord injury research and care. This fellowship is in support of a dedicated individual who wants to make a positive contribution in the field of spinal cord injury research.
The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $75,000, including benefits, for a term of two years. One fellowship will be awarded. The two-year term will begin January 1, 2019.
The fellowship application guide can be found on the Department of Physical Therapy website on the Employment Opportunities webpage under Current Post Doctoral Opportunities using the following URL:
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Date and Time: Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 3 PM to 4 PM EST
Note: This webinar is a recording of one we aired in January 2018, but we will do a live Q&A session after this airing.
Slides: Will be available here after webinar has aired
Speaker: Meaghan Adams PT, PhD
Meaghan received an MScPT from Queen’s University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms involved in processing competing sensory inputs, as well as on the cortical changes underlying concussion and post-concussion syndrome. She works clinically in the area of vestibular rehab.
This talk will discuss the concept of sensory “gating” as a mechanism for orienting attention, the neural networks involved in gating, and how it is affected by a history of concussion.
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