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Managing hip and knee osteoarthritis in Canada: Physiotherapists leading the way – Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

Managing hip and knee osteoarthritis in Canada: Physiotherapists leading the way – Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

Managing hip and knee osteoarthritis in Canada: Physiotherapists leading the way – Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

Feb 24, 2021 - 19:00 (EST)
60 minutes


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***This Webinar is FREE for all Seniors’ Health Division Members***

Seniors’ Health Division Members: Check your email for the link to access this Webinar for FREE. 


Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST


  • Seniors’ Health Division Members - Free Admission - Look out for your Free Link in your inbox.
  • CPA Members who are not Seniors’ Health Division Members - $10.00; Non-CPA Members - $20.00


Webinar Description: 

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee are a major cause of disability for Canadians. This session will review the current knowledge on OA pathology, diagnosis, and treatment options, including the role of physiotherapy in helping Canadians improve their quality of life through the course of the disease from early diagnosis to setting realistic expectations for joint replacement surgery. Information about the evidence-based education and exercise program, GoodLife with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D), will be provided, including the results of pain, medication use, quality of life, and physical activity through one year of follow-up.

The session will close with the perspective of a person who is living with OA, describing their experience and their thoughts on how physiotherapists can improve the lives of individuals with hip and knee OA across Canada.

Speaker: Rhona McGlasson

Speaker’s Bio: 

Rhona is the Executive Director of Bone and Joint Canada (BJC), which has a mandate to help implement best practices in bone and joint health across Canada. Under her leadership, BJC has been successful in building the knowledge translation network for orthopaedic care across the country, including the development and implementation of National Toolkits for hip and knee replacements and hip fracture. She worked closely with the researchers from Denmark to bring the GLA:D® Programme to Canada in 2016 and is leading the implementation across the country. She has used her knowledge and experience to effectively launch GLA:D® Canada in all the provinces and territories. Rhona received her physiotherapy degree from the University of Greenwich in London and her MB.A from the Edinburgh Business School.

The instructors
Seniors' Health Division

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. SHD is committed to providing members with services related to older adult health and physiotherapy practice.

It is comprised of physiotherapists from across Canada who work with older adults in a variety of practice settings, including acute geriatric care, geriatric rehabilitative and restorative units, long term care settings, community based and home care settings.

SHD is a member of The International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older Persons.

Vision of the Seniors' Health Division: Older Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapists.

Mission of the Seniors' Health Division: To support our members in providing excellent physiotherapy care to optimize the independence and quality of life of older adults.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
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