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​​​​​​To qualify as a physiotherapist, an individual must  obtain an entry-level degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Program. The current entry-level degree in Canada is a Masters in Physiotherapy. They must be a member in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. A certificate from a recognized program in Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant training is preferred for all Rehabilitation Assistants.

Our staff physiotherapists are heavily involved in student education. We have physiotherapy student collective agreements with the University of Toronto, McMaster University, Queens University and the University of Western Ontario and physiotherapy assistant student collective agreements with Humber College and Centennial College. We accept about 120 physiotherapy and physiotherapy assistant students per year. We also accept placements with the University of Toronto's Ontario Internationally Educated Physiotherapy Bridging (OIEPB) program. Our physiotherapists are heavily involved in the Structured Clinical Sessions, on-campus labs as w​ell as lecture. Physiotherapists are also involved in interprofessional education such as in the DOCH 1 and 2 interviews with medical students.

Staff physiotherapists also continue their professional education through a number of streams:

  • Annual Cardiorespiratory course provided: "Early Mobilization and Acute Care Skills"
  • Annual Hand Therapy course in conjunction with the Ralph Manktelow Lectureship
  • Oxygen Titration recertification via e-learning module
  • Introductory NDT Workshop – 3 and 5 day courses
  • Lifts and transfer training via e-learning module
  • American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Credentialing Course​​

Contact Us

Denise Helm, Student Fieldwork Coordinator – Princess Margaret/Toronto General

Joanne Howe, Clinical Educator Physiotherapy – Toronto Rehab
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3514

Karen Brunton, Clinical Educator Physiotherapy – Toronto Rehab
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3641

Lakshmi Matmari, Student Fieldwork Coordinator – Toronto Western
Email: ​​​​​​​​​​​