Advocacy

We’re stronger when we work together.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is diligent in its efforts to help physiotherapists make real and lasting contributions to the health of Canadians.

 

Outcome Measures

Outcome measures provide a means to define treatment goals and track patient progress. Physiotherapists have been using them for many years to great effect. In fact, physiotherapists lead in the use of outcome measures across Canada. But we're not sharing them, and that means the collective data isn't being maximized.

The Value of Physiotherapy

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association contracted two health economists to provide an evidence-based and relevant valuation of physiotherapy across 13 issues. Information from their report has been condensed to a series of information sheets that support the value of physiotherapy.

Health Care for First Nations, Inuit & Metis

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association acknowledges the influence of the broader determinants of health on Aboriginal peoples in Canada at both the individual and population level, from socioeconomic status and migration to urban centres to the longer term impact of colonization and self-determination.

Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis

With provincial health-care systems spending $93-million to combat addiction to painkillers and costs of substance abuse prevention escalating, doctors and policy-makers need to recognize there is a better way to manage pain. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended physiotherapy as an alternative for people with chronic pain who would otherwise seek prescription.