Recent Recipients - 2018

 

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) Awards provide a tremendous opportunity to recognize the best and brightest in our profession and to celebrate excellence and outstanding service in education, clinical practice and research.

Acupuncture Division Research Grant ($10,000)

Dr. Nathaly Gaudreault, Université de Sherbrooke

Nathaly will be investigating the research question “The MyotonPro: a valid and reliable tool to measure the viscoelastic properties of myofascial trigger points treated with dry needling?” at the Université de Sherbrooke. Thank you to the Acupuncture Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.

 

 

 

Alun Morgan Memorial Research Award in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy ($10,000)

Marie-Ève Bérubé, University of Ottawa

As a PhD candidate, Marie-Ève will be exploring the research question “Do active and/or passive tissue properties of the pelvic floor muscles differ between women with and without running-induced stress urinary incontinence?” at the University of Ottawa. Thank you to the Orthopaedic Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.

 

 

Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) Kim Wolny Research Grant ($20,000)

Dr. Caitlin McArthur, McMaster University

Caitlin will be investigating the research study entitled “ABLE - Portable technology to promote exercise in the homes of frail, older adults: a pilot study” at McMaster University. Thank you to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association for partnering with the Foundation for this award.

 

 

 

Pain Science Division Grant for Pain Research ($10,000)

Dr. Alexander Scott, University of British Columbia

Alex will be investigating the research question “Is there evidence of central sensitization in people with painful rotator cuff tendinopathy?” at the University of British Columbia. Thank you to the Pain Science Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.

 

 

 

Neurosciences Division Scholarship ($6,000)

Janelle Unger, University of Toronto

As a PhD student, Janelle will be conducting the study entitled “Assessment and training of reactive balance for people with incomplete spinal cord injuries” at the University of Toronto. Thank you to the Neurosciences Division of CPA for partnering with the Foundation for this award.

 

 

Constance Beattie Memorial Fund Bursary Program (up to $1,500 each)

Drew Bourret

Drew took the course “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Syndromes – Lower Quarter Advanced Application”. This course advances the understanding of movement impairment syndromes concepts designed by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and her colleagues.

Valerie Caron

Valerie took the course “Yoga as Medicine – Professional Yoga Therapist Certification”. This course increases the clinical efficacy and safety of yoga prescription in healthcare and wellness care.

 

 

 


 

Past Recipients

 

Alain Bélanger

Merrylee Clark