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Disrupting the Status Quo: 2S/LGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy

Disrupting the Status Quo: 2S/LGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy

Disrupting the Status Quo: 2S/LGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy

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This course was recorded in June 2024


Physiotherapy research highlights a lack of inclusive environments for 2S/LGBTQQIA+ individuals seeking care, emphasizing the urgent need for greater inclusion within our profession.

This online course addresses a critical knowledge gap for physiotherapists in Canada regarding 2S/LGBTQQIA+ care, providing foundational knowledge, strategies, and resources to support the delivery of inclusive, equitable, effective, and affirming care, with the ultimate goal of enhancing healthcare experiences for 2S/LGBTQQIA+ communities.

Learning Objectives

In this on-demand course, we will:

  1. Explore the impact of systemic oppression on 2S/LGBTQQIA+ communities and its relevance to physiotherapy
  2. Introduce practical strategies for fostering 2S/LGBTQQIA+-affirming and inclusive physiotherapy environments
  3. Introduce resources and continuing education opportunities to support physiotherapists self-learning to enhance their care for 2S/LGBTQQIA+ patients


Presenter: Dr. Codie Primeau

Dr. Codie Primeau, Ortho Div of CPA and Embodia Instructor

Dr. Codie Primeau (he/him) is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Arthritis Research Canada and the University of British Columbia (Canada) working with Dr. Linda Li. He completed a combined Master's program in Physical Therapy and PhD at Western University (Canada). His research scope includes arthritis, physiotherapy, orthopedics, clinical biomechanics, health economics and 2S/LGBTQQIA+ health. His graduate work primarily focused on clinical trials and observational studies, evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of exercise and surgical interventions in arthritis. He also led projects promoting 2S/LGBTQQIA+ health education and inclusion among physiotherapists and physiotherapy students across Canada.

In his current postdoctoral work, he is using an innovative methodology grounded in the principles of citizen science to maximize 2S/LGBTQQIA+ community engagement in the process of co-developing and co-prioritizing research questions related to pain. His work also focuses on the adoption of national guidelines for physical activity and sleep among rehabilitation professionals in the management of arthritis.

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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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Orthopaedic Division

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.

With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.

Course Material included in this course
  • Disrupting the Status Quo: 2S/LGBTQQIA+ Inclusion in Physiotherapy
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