News & Events

  • Nominate a Notable Alumni!

    Posted on December 8, 2016 in News & Events

    As part of the 100th anniversary of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2017, we are recognizing notable physiotherapy alumni. We are looking for your help! Please consider nominating a notable graduate. What do we mean by “notable”? These are outstanding physiotherapists that have made a significant impact in related practice, education, research, […]

  • Doctors’ Notes: Stop Portraying Childhood Disability as Tragic or Inspirational

    Posted on November 28, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Barbara Gibson, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, shares her critical disability research with the Toronto Star. Click here to read more.                                            

  • Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Posted on November 23, 2016 in News & Events

    As healthcare providers, how do we think and talk about privilege? How do we understand issues of oppression? Are we able to identify and analyze our own positions of advantage? Dr. Stephanie Nixon is facing these difficult questions head-on. While they might make some people uncomfortable, Nixon says they are important to consider, and are […]

  • A Bridge to Practice

    Posted on November 22, 2016 in News & Events

    When internationally educated physical therapists (IEPTs) come to Canada, the road to becoming licensed can be complex and overwhelming. The Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging (OIEPB) program helps IEPTs navigate the system, prepare for their licensing exams, and gain experience working in the Canadian healthcare system. Writer Alyson Musial sat down with 2014 OIEPB alumna […]

  • Call for Status-Only and Adjunct Appointments (Deadline: January 31, 2017)

    Posted on November 21, 2016 in Important Dates

    Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department of Physical Therapy Department of Speech-Language Pathology  THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR INITIAL AND RE-APPOINTMENT IS JANUARY 31, 2017 FOR STATUS-ONLY AND ADJUNCT APPOINTMENTS.   To view a webinar on the application process click here.  This webinar is for OS&OT, PT and SLP applicants. The Department […]

  • Inaugural University of Toronto, Dept of Physical Therapy Workshop: Exercise Training in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach

    Posted on November 12, 2016 in Events

    This hands-on course is offered on November 12th-13th, 2016 by the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. The course also includes an interactive online component prior to the hands-on weekend workshop. This course will provide an evidence-based overview of pulmonary rehabilitation with a special focus on exercise that will be relevant for […]

  • Congratulations Class of 2016!

    Posted on November 10, 2016 in News & Events

    On Wednesday, November 9, the MScPT Graduating Class of 2016 celebrated in a series of Convocation events. Graduates, along with their family, significant others and faculty members attended an Awards Ceremony hosted by the Department and The Physical and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed an afternoon of mingling and refreshments. In the evening, graduates […]

  • Exercise and Oxygen for People with Interstitial Lung Disease

    Posted on November 4, 2016 in News & Events

    Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a group of diseases that cause progressive damage to the lungs, resulting in difficulty breathing, decreased functional ability and reduced quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended, with guidelines for exercise based on research in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, individuals with ILD often require more oxygen […]

  • Units 3 and 8 Recruiting Lab Volunteers

    Posted on October 31, 2016 in Important Dates

    Units 3 and 8 are currently recruiting physiotherapist volunteers to assist with labs during their units. Unit 3 takes place from December December 8, 2016 – April 7, 2017 with a three week Clinical Internship embedded within it from February 6 – February 24, 2017. Unit 8 takes place from January 2 – June 9, […]

  • Twin Sisters Provide Healing Through Rehab and Dance

    Posted on October 28, 2016 in News & Events

    Alison and Lindsey Schwartz are headed to Trinidad to help children with special needs. Alison, an occupational therapy student, and Lindsay, a physical therapy student, will be providing rehabilitation services at the Immortelle Centre for Special Education. This clinical placement hosted by the University of Toronto’s International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, will allow the sisters […]