The Latest News from the WHD

Invitation to participate in research – Experiences of pelvic health physiotherapists in Canada

July 22, 2020

Are you a pelvic health physiotherapist? If so, you are invited to participate in an interview study being conducted at the University of Toronto that aims to explore the education and practice experiences of pelvic health physiotherapists working in Canada! You are eligible if you:

  • Are currently registered to practice physiotherapy in Canada

  • Have provided pelvic health physiotherapy services (including internal pelvic floor assessment/treatment) within the last year (prior to COVID-19)

  • Have worked with at least 5 patients with pelvic floor conditions in the last year (prior to COVID-19), and 

  • Are able to participate in an interview in English. 

Novice and experienced physiotherapists are encouraged to participate. 

The study includes a short (< 5 minute) online questionnaire and one interview of approximately 1 hour about your education and practice in the pelvic health field. You will be compensated with a $20 e-gift card for your participation. 

If interested, please contact Stephanie Scodras (

We need your input on the new PARmed-X for Pregnancy

July 10, 2020

The WHD has been working with a group of women's health care providers and exercise professionals to update the PARmed-X for pregnancy. Please consider providing your feedback in the linked 10-minute online questionnaire

Upcoming Webinars!

May 19, 2020

The Women's Health Division is thrilled to announce the two upcoming webinars:

Considerations for Caesarean Rehabilitation with Katie Kelly

May 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting!

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in the Trans Community
June 9, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting!

CPA's COVID-19 Resources

March 29, 2020

The CPA is following the changing landscape in our current health pandemic. They have created resources and webinars to help us stay informed and guide PTs through this challenging time. The link below will connect you to their resource page. 

We are PT!

January 12, 2020

Have you seen this inspiring video from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association? We are PT!

Call for Focused WCPT Symposia

December 31, 2019

Call for Focused WCPT Symposia


The call for focused symposia is now open. This is your opportunity to be involved in one of the key sessions at congress. The sessions include high profile speakers, draw large audiences, and aim to create insightful and engaging learning experiences that ultimately inform, inspire, involve and empower delegates. Lasting 1.5 hours, each symposium is organized by a recognized expert in the field who leads a coherent session with 3-4 speakers working together and engaging with the audience to draw out the relevance, challenges, applicability and take-home messages. The submissions should address the topic from an international/diverse perspective by including presentations from a range of countries and preferably from three different WCPT regions.


The submission deadline for focused symposium proposals is January 31, 2020.

All submissions will be notified of the outcome on 26 March 2020.


To access the online submission and download the submission guidelines go to:


The call is open to any topic relevant to the profession. However, the Congress Programme Committee (CPC) is particularly interested in proposals that address any of the following areas identified through the WCPT congress market research survey: professional challenges across all areas, such as diversity and inclusion, quality assurance, implicit bias, mental health, and well-being, how physical therapy needs to change to address global health issues, such as the demands of an ageing population, the unique contribution of physical therapists in the physical activity agenda, challenging perceptions of pain management across the lifespan and across all fields of practice, innovative approaches to address policy and advocacy issues, such as health system funding, cost-effectiveness and the unique role of physical therapy.

Call for Volunteers

June 03, 2019

Are you interested in helping to shape the Women's and Pelvic Health stream at Congress 2020? We are currently searching for volunteers for our Congress Planning Committee. The main task will be to review the research and education session proposals. The volunteer commitment is limited to 2019 with the greatest time requirements being in June, October and November. If you are interested, please submit your bio and 3 reasons why you would like to volunteer for this committee to Nicole at  

Knowledge translation opportunities for researchers

September 13, 2018

Are you a researcher with interests in physiotherapy and global health?

Are you currently developing an end-of-grant knowledge translation activity that demonstrates the impact of your work?

Are your target knowledge end-users physiotherapists?


If you answered yes to one or all of the questions above, you might be interested in partnering with Physiopedia to help create and deliver you knowledge translation plan/activity. Physiopedia is a UK based charity and a free space to share your research and knowledge with the global physiotherapy community. If you would like to find out more about how we can collaborate with, please click the link below or contact Nicole at

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