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Expert Series: Tanja Yardley and Allan Macdonald on the Future of Physiotherapy

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Expert Series: Tanja Yardley and Allan Macdonald on the Future of Physiotherapy

Expert Series: Tanja Yardley and Allan Macdonald on the Future of Physiotherapy

This course includes
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This course was recorded in November 2018


About The Course:

In this episode, join Tanja Yardley & Allan Macdonald as they discuss the Future of Physiotherapy including the impact of technology, the value of building your business skills & how to be involved as a leader in our profession.

As physiotherapists, we spend years learning how to treat the human body and focus a lot of energy, effort and time on our clinical skills. However, there are many other skills that we can develop to contribute to our professional growth individually and as a collective group.


In This Online Course, You Will Learn:

  • Unique Marketing Practices that are being used by practitioners.
  • What role will technology play in the future of our profession and how we can use technology to augment our decision making process.
  • Current technology including telehealth assessments and where does it fit in within our profession.
  • Advice for Physiotherapist/ Physical Therapists who are interested in learning more about business and leadership.
  • The value of being a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.


Who Is This Course For?

This online course is for rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists/physical therapists who are interested in learning about business and leadership skills and how to grow your professional network as a Physiotherapist.


How Can I Get This Course For Free?

This course is specially priced for Embodia Members. The benefit of becoming an Embodia Member includes free and discounted courses, free webinars, professional development coaching, and home exercise software. The Embodia Membership is only $15/month (or $13.50 on our annual plan). You can become an Embodia Member by visiting this page: If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount. The larger the group, the larger the discount. 



The instructors
Allan Macdonald

Graduated from the Physiotherapy program at McMaster University and with an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Allan is a health care professional (Registered Physiotherapist) with clinical and administrative leadership experience in both inpatient and outpatient academic health care settings, with a well established ability to both influence and direct large inter-professional clinical programs. 

Currently the Director of Student Health and Wellness at Ryerson University where he is a member of the Ryerson Student Affairs senior leadership team which works in a collaborative manner to develop a portfolio of supports, programs and services for over 38,000 students. 

Also, he is co-chair the university level Ryerson Mental Health and Well-being Committee, and is responsible for the management, leadership and continued evolution of an integrated health and wellness portfolio that includes the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC), the Ryerson Medical Centre, and Health Promotion.  

Tanja Yardley

Vice President of Outpatient Services for CBI Health Group in British Columbia and past co-owner of Rehabilitation in Motion, Pro-Motion Consulting Ltd. (Multimedia Training Resources) and Ergonomics in Motion (Occupational Health and Safety Consulting). She previously chaired the Business Affairs Committee and served as Vice President on the Board of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and she continues to serve in the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She teaches internationally on clinical best practices and effective communication strategies for complex clinical cases and consults with numerous insurers on best practice service delivery models. She oversees the operations of 47 interdisciplinary clinics, providing mentorship and coaching to clinicians and managers who want to start, grow and sustain a successful healthcare practice. She recently co-authored a book on business ethics and best practices and regularly submits articles to trade publications.
Course Material included in this course
  • Expert Series
  • Introductory Questions
  • Marketing
  • Business Leadership Resources
  • Technology
  • Telehealth
  • Learning More About Business and Leadership
  • Joining an Association
  • Concluding Advice
  • Feedback
  • What's Next?
  • Next Steps
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