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PT Matters Seminar Series resumes on Wednesday, February 20 for the Winter Term

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Dhulikhel_HospitalDr. Sandra Curwin will kick off the PT Seminar Series this year with her talk, Stories from Nepal. Sandra, an associate professor at the School of Physiotherapy, is module leader for Musculoskeletal Practice.

Dr. Curwin visted Nepal last autumn on a work stay where she was responsible for setting up a physiotherapy unit in the hospital at Dhulikhel. The Fit for Life event that she organized was featured in the World Confederation of Physiotherapy newsletter. Read more on the PT Matters blog.

You won’t want to miss this most interesting presentation on Wednesday, February 20 from 8:30-9:15 a.m. at Chapter House in Room 103 where it will be webcast. For more webcast information, read instructions for launching.

She’s done it again! Dr. Katherine Harman medals at the Canadian Masters Championships 2012

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Reprising her win from 2009, not only did Katherine win a medal, she won five at the Montreal Olympic Basin Canadian Masters Championships held at the end of August! Even more impressively she entered five races and medalled in each and every one. The different categories and medals won (each consisting of a 1000m sprint race):

Gold – mixed quad – Category D

Silver –  women’s quad – Category B

Bronze – mixed quad – Category C;  lightweight women’s double – Category C; Women’s eight – Category C

To view the official race website:

Needless to say, we are very proud of Katherine’s accomplishments. These wins are telling, not only of Dr. Harman’s strength and competitiveness, but also of her self-discipline and tenacity. When Katherine is not on the water competing or practicing, you can also find her at the Halifax Rowing Club teaching and coaching rowing to athletes with disabilities. Dr. Harman is a winner in more ways than one!

Dr. Katherine Harman will be the guest presenter at PT Matters on Wednesday, September 26 at Chapter House speaking about Adaptive Rowing. The lecture begins at 8:30 a.m.


Be sure to attend the Physiotherapy Matters Seminar Series on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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The Physiotherapy (PT) Matters Seminar Series proudly kicks off its Fall 2010 Season with special guest speaker, The Honourable Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, Province of Nova Scotia.

An “Address from the Minister” will be presented on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:30 am – 9:30 am in the MacMechan Auditorium at the Killam Library.

The Honourable Maureen MacDonald was appointed to Cabinet in June of 2009, as Minister of Health, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, and Minister of Gaelic Affairs. Minister MacDonald was first elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in March 1998 as the MLA for Halifax Needham. She was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2009. Prior to becoming an MLA, Minister MacDonald was a faculty member at the Maritime School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, where she taught social policy and community development. She was educated at St. Francis Xavier (B.A.), Dalhousie (M.S.W.), and Warwick (Ph.D.). Minister MacDonald has been committed to health and community development for many years, through her involvement in parent resource centres, women’s shelters, housing co-ops, and Nova Scotia’s first collaborative health care clinic. As Minister, her priorities include improving emergency departments and primary care, as well as developing a new mental health strategy for Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on children and youth.
You will not want to miss this informative session.

The next PT Matters Seminar in the series is Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 am in the Computer Science Building, Room 127

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Sarah Manley, BScPT, BScKine, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist
Physiotherapist, Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion Program, CDHA

will discuss

“A Community-Based Approach to Reducing Vascular Risk: A Physiotherapist’s Perspective from the Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion Program”

Please join us!

Sarah Manley graduated from Dalhousie University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Sarah spent the first few years as a physiotherapist working in various clinical areas at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.  In 2006, Sarah joined the Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion Program, a new community-based, multi-disciplinary research project focusing on both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. She has been with Hearts in Motion for the past three years and has played a strong role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the program. Sarah has presented research abstracts at various cardiac rehabilitation conferences with focus on the impact of home-based exercise and differences in exercise capacity in various cardiovascular disease groups. During the past few years, Sarah became one of the few American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Specialists in the Atlantic Region and continues to expand her knowledge in this realm.