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News - 2019 in Advocacy

  January 2019

  • Concussion: The Canadian Physiotherapy Association has applied to appear before the Health Committee in the House of Commons. The Committee has formed a sub-group focused on Sport-related Concussion in Canada.  The purpose of the presentation will be to inform the members of the committee on the role physiotherapists play in the management of sport-related concussions, and how physiotherapy can help make sport safer for youth in Canada. Details to follow.  For more information, please contact Melissa at
  • Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management (CSEPM): The Canadian Physiotherapy Association is a member of CSEPM, and is actively involved in highlighting the need for increased access to conservative pain management prior to the first prescription of opioid medications.  The final report of CSEPM is scheduled for release before the end of March 2019.
  • Orthotics: It has come to the attention of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association that certain insurance companies have removed physiotherapists as authorized providers of orthotics, while leaving other professions on the authorized list. CPA is advocating directly to the insurance companies looking for resolution.
  • Election Playbook: The Canadian Physiotherapy Association is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) and is participating in the Election Playbook working group. This group is creating resources for our members to use to inform themselves of public health issues leading up to the federal election in the fall of 2019. 


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