Dr. Euson Yeung Wins the 2016 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Mentorship Award

Department of Physical Therapy lecturer Dr. Euson Yeung is awarded the 2016 CPA Mentorship Award.

The CPA Mentorship Award honours a member who has provided inspirational mentorship and acted as a role-model for professionalism and volunteerism. Dr. Yeung has been selected on account of his truly unique approach to teaching and mentorship. In his role as lecturer and Unit 8 Co-Coordinator for the MScPT program at University of Toronto, Dr. Yeung has been praised for seamlessly teaching skill acquisition, theory and clinical reasoning during his lab sessions. His relaxed approach and ability to provide relevant case examples encourages his students’ critical thinking abilities.

“Dr. Yeung really guided us to understand how physical therapy concepts are applied in real life. His lab sessions were full of “ah-ha” moments” says MScPT graduate and nominator Sarah Eby.

As an instructor in the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Dr. Yeung is being recognized for his ability to communicate and translate his advanced knowledge into digestible clinical information for his students. By using strong case examples to explain complex concepts, and provide relevance to the manual therapy techniques he teaches, students gain advanced clinical reasoning skills. His pragmatic approach to teaching encourages his mentees to think critically, apply best evidence and develop their clinical reasoning. Dr. Yeung is also being acknowledged for his capacity to provide positive, productive feedback to his fellow physical therapists and students.

Head shot of Euson Yeung

“I consider it a great honour to receive this recognition. I’m especially delighted to see the way in which mentorship is valued in our profession, because I believe mentorship is critical to inspiring the next generation of physiotherapists and to sustaining growth in our profession.”-Dr. Yeung






About Dr. Euson Yeung

Dr. Euson Yeung is a physiotherapist and a lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy. He has been practicing as an orthopaedic therapist since completing his BSc in physiotherapy at Queen’s University.  He completed his advanced diploma in manual and manipulative physiotherapy in 2000 and has been a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists since then.  Dr. Yeung completed his Masters in Education at the University of Toronto (Adult Education) and his PhD with the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto which centred around the assessment of clinical reasoning in orthopaedic manual therapy.

Dr. Yeung is a member of the education committee at the Centre for Faculty Development at St Michael’s Hospital, and is involved in several faculty development initiatives at the University of Toronto. He is also an active member of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and served as the Credentials Chair for the education committee between 2005 and 2013. In this role, he was responsible for the maintenance and development of instructors within the Orthopaedic Division in Canada.  More recently, he is overseeing an evaluation of assessments currently used in the Orthopaedic Division manual therapy program.  This work will help to better visualize the extent to which the current assessment strategies are developing and nurturing the expertise required of orthopaedic manipulative physical therapists to contribute meaningfully to our changing health care system.

Dr. Yeung’s interest in international health has taken him to places such as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Cambodia. His most recent visit to rural Cambodia involved teaching workshops to assist community members to better manage health and educational issues faced by persons with disabilities.  He continues to be involved with the Cambodia working group at the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation.