CPA Membership

NBPA, NLPA and PEIPA Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) members enjoy a wide range of benefits to ensure career success and professional excellence.

An evolving collection of evidence-based resources complement various practice settings, while the CPA’s group buying power offers favourable rates on a range of external services.

CPA and Insurance

CPA members have exclusive access to the longest standing, most cost effective and comprehensive professional liability and customized malpractice protection available for physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants, and physiotherapy clinics.

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CPA and Risk Management

CPA provides its members with education and advice to mitigate risk in various clinical settings. Content is developed by experienced physiotherapists and legal experts and is designed to improve patient safety and reduce liability exposures.

Identity Theft

How closely do you monitor the use of your registration number? Provider identity theft is a growing concern and physiotherapists are not immune.

Regulatory Complaints

What to do when there is a regulatory complaint made against you.

The Policy and Procedure Manual

The benefits of an up-to-date, written manual include enhanced patient safety and risk management.

Professional missteps

Find out more about the common non-injury claims resulting from complaints made to physiotherapy regulatory Colleges.

Physiotherapy claims related to needling

When acupuncture or dry needling is used in treatment, physiotherapists must be able to protect their patients from injury.

Using Electrophysical Agents (EPAs)

When using EPAs, physiotherapists must be able to protect their patients from injury, including the risk of burns.

EPA Practical resource

While minimal, there is a risk of patient injury associated with use of hot packs in treatment.

Occupational risk

Dealing with a patient complaint—and the potential malpractice lawsuit that can result from that complaint—is every physiotherapist’s worst nightmare.

Informed consent

Physiotherapists have a legal duty to insure that prior to carrying out any type of treatment for a patient, the patient has consented to that treatment.