Membership has many benefits, including significant discounts on professional liability insurance through CPA, professional development through educational workshops, conferences and courses, and an opportunity to participate in setting the agenda for physiotherapy in the years ahead.
Physiotherapy is a constantly expanding profession. Since it first took root in Canada’s health system after the First World War, physiotherapy has evolved in terms of the scope of conditions it can treat, the range of people being treated and the skill level of its practitioners. What began as a drug-free method to rehabilitate injured veterans is now a registered health care profession chosen by men, women and children for treatment of pain, injury and chronic illness.
Physiotherapists make important contributions to the health and well-being of Canadians every day. As primary care professionals, Canadian physiotherapists promote mobility, wellness and independence for all ages and use their extensive education and clinical experience to assess, diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions. Physiotherapists know how the body works, how to keep it moving and how to get it moving again.