PUBLIC AWARENESS - 2013

June 29, 2013
‘Doing the best you can for your athletes'Sports Editor Shelby Blackley takes an inside look into the process of Wilfrid Laurier University’s athletic therapy care and what it does for the players.
Doing the best you can for your athletes article

June 24, 2013
A request by the Ontario Paramedics Association (OPA) that paramedics be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is currently being reviewed by the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC).
OATA Board response to proposal to regulate Paramedics

May 9, 2013
OATA MEMBERS BRING EVIDENCE BASE PRACTICE TO ATHLETIC THERAPY
We would like to congratulate Stef Moser and Sarah Rabinovitch who helped published “Academic Accommodation After Sports-Related Concussion: Educators’ Workshop and Focus Group”  in the  Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Sport and Exercise Medicine on the Western Edge 2013 CASEM Annual Scientific Conference April 24-27, 2013.  
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Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine 

March 19, 2013
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ATs WHO PERFORM ACUPUNCTURE
As indicated previously in OATA communiqués, effective April 1, 2013 the performance of acupuncture returns to the controlled act regime of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
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February 19, 2013
NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
OATA Letterhead to John Weston.pdf
John Weston, the Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, has brought forward a Private Member's Bill to establish National Health & Fitness Day on the first Saturday in June of each year. The Bill urges municipalities to make their sports and recreation facilities available for free or at a discount and to showcase local opportunities for sports and fitness activities. The OATA has sent a letter of support to Mr. Weston. A copy of Mr. Weston's Bill and suggestions as to how individuals, such as Athletic Therapists, may participate in and contribute to National Health & Fitness Day are provided on Mr. Weston's House of Commons website at http://www.johnweston.ca/?p=3481

January 16, 2013
Victoria Cleary
VC Athletic Therapy nominated for "New Small Business of the Year!" by the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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