Media Advisory - Canadian Physiotherapy Association

ST. JOHN'S, July 20 /CNW/ - More than 600 physiotherapists from across Canada will attend the 2010 Congress of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association July 22-25, 2010 in St. John's Newfoundland.

The Congress, also known as Physio10, will offer three days of professional education sessions in different formats focusing on the theme of Health, Wellness, and Innovation. There are four programming streams: Health promotion, Leadership in action, Merging research with practice, and Neuromusculoskeletal practice.

Physiotherapists practice in a variety of clinical practice areas and the conference sessions will offer delegates the latest in research and evidence on proven clinical practice approaches. In addition, a number of sessions will address current issues facing Canadians in health care such as timely access to physiotherapy services. Some of the topics to be covered during Physio10 include:

    -   Research finding on head injuries raise concerns about bodychecking
        in pee wee hockey
    -   Identifying potential harm from the use of elliptical machines
    -   The experiences and challenges of Canadian Forces Physiotherapy
        Officers deployed to Afghanistan
    -   The role of physiotherapists in disaster relief, e.g. Haiti
    -   Canadian best practice recommendations for the rehabilitation of
        persons after stroke
    -   Expanding the role of physiotherapists in the early diagnosis and
        care of osteoporosis
    -   Using telehealth models for physiotherapy services
    -   Using Wii in rehabilitation
    -   Harnessing the power of neurological pathways in treating spinal cord
    -   Using Nordic walking in geriatric rehabilitation
    -   Pinpointing the causes of dizziness
    -   The physiotherapist response to pain in children
    -   Prescribing physical activity as part of cancer care
    -   Using balance retraining to reduce the risk of falls in older adults
    -   Managing knee and hip surgery
    -   A call for more accountability and a moratorium on cuts to hospital
    -   Where to learn more about what physiotherapists do and how to find a
        physiotherapist near you

The mission of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is to advance the profession of physiotherapy in order to improve the health of Canadians. Members of the CPA include physiotherapists, physiotherapy support workers, physiotherapy students, and affiliate members who support the mission of the association. A nine member Board of Directors governs the CPA, which is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

SOURCE Canadian Physiotherapy Association

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Martha Muzychka, NL Media Liaison, (709) 691-0645; Natalie Bovair, Director, Communications, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, (613) 204-1201

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