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Webinar Wednesdays


The Pedorthic Association of Canada recognizes that a number of in-person events, including the 2020 PAC Symposium, are being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since professional development opportunities remain important for the profession, we are rolling out Webinar Wednesdays for the next few weeks. 


Panel Discussion on Ankle Dorsiflexion

PAC Online Educational Event

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

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 CEP Credits

Approved for 1 CEP (structured) from The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
CEP credits are only awarded to those who have logged in and actively participated in the event.

A multidisciplinary panel discussion, offering different perspectives on ankle joint range of motions, primarily dorsiflexion limitations. This discussion will feature a Pedorthist, a Registered Massage Therapist, a Physical Therapist, and an Osteopathic Therapist. The discussion will include how we all observe the motion, how we measure it and justify it as limited, sort out the root cause, then, how to improve on the range of motion or manage it. The main goals being, to understand the interdisciplinary specialties and increasing cross referrals between our disciplines thus leading to better client outcomes.


Andrew Godwin,  C. Ped (C)

Andrew graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology from SFU in 1990.  In 1992 he started in the world of Pedorthics at Kintec in Vancouver.  He was American Pedorthic Certified in 1993.  After a few years at Kintec, some ski patrolling and starting a small orthotic lab service, he co-founded Okaped in 1997, introducing Pedorthics to the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.  He was Canadian Certified and became a member of the PAC College in the early 2000’s.  Andrew was involved with editing and updating both editions of the PAC Clinical Practice Guidelines and enrolled numerous clients in the POMES research study.  He is currently a member of the PAC PD committee.  Andrew is a clinician in 3 of the 5 Okaped clinics and manages Okaped’s in-house orthotic fabrication facility. After work, he downhill skis, mountain bikes and is super-dad to 3 awesome kids.

Conor Collins

Conor is a Canadian massage therapist and has been practicing and teaching in Ontario for 13 years. As both a massage therapists and sports injury therapist, Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement-based rehabilitation strategies.

Conor’s shares a special interest in concussion management. His passion is to help therapists better understand the nervous system and its role following a concussion injury.

Conor is the owner of a private multidisciplinary clinic just outside of Toronto, Ontario. While not in clinical practice he is on faculty at Mohawk College in the massage therapy program. He is also the producer of the podcast, “The Concast”, where he discusses the manual therapy industry from an evidence-based perspective. 

During his career, he has also had the pleasure of working major sporting events such as the Pan AM games as well as managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA.

Heather Buckle, Orthopedic Physiotherapist 

Heather has been an Orthopedic Physiotherapist for 16 years and has worked in both ON and NL. She graduated from Queen’s University in 2003 with her Physical Therapy  Degree (BSc.PT Honours) and she and her husband Ash founded/own Health and Performance Centre, which is now a multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation clinic and Medical Centre with 2 satellite clinics in NL. Heather has completed a wide range of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription, therapeutic taping, amongst many others and has mentored under an Orthopedic Specialist in Halifax, NS for pre and post op management of FAI and complex shoulders. She has done advanced courses on the shoulder, hip, foot, and spine, and completed post-graduate education in swelling and lymphedema management. Heather has found that tackling orthopedic related swelling effectively can have a significant impact on the recovery of many foot and lower leg related conditions.

Heather also has a passion for sports, as she grew up an athlete in volleyball, track and field, swimming, running, snowboarding, mountain biking and road-cycling. Heather has been the trainer and Team Physiotherapist for many teams and events over the years, ranging from amateur sports up to professional, in many sports including Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Triathlons and Competitive Gymnastics. Heather is certified as a Developmental coach with Volleyball Canada and has coached Volleyball for several years in NL, including with the TEAM NL Provincial Training program. Heather is also a certified Level 1 Pilates Instructor and finds this integration extremely helpful for her rehabilitation practice. Heather and her husband relocated back to the mainland to pursue further post-graduate education opportunities that are difficult to obtain in NL. Heather now works at Physio Sport Med of Oakville, a multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic, where Heather is working towards her certification as a Sports Physiotherapist. In her spare time, Heather can be found with her husband, 2 teenagers and their chocolate lab, loving every adventure and opportunity ON has to offer.

Rob Hufgart, R.M.T., D.O.M.P., Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Rob Hufgart began his career in 1997 as a Registered Massage Therapist graduating from Kikkawa College in Toronto. The same year, he founded Integrative Therapeutics, a rehabilitative Massage Therapy and Manual Osteopathic Therapy clinic in Cambridge, Ontario.

Rob completed the five-year program in Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2007. He went on to successfully defend his osteopathic thesis in 2009. His study investigated how the small intestine can influence the tone of the muscles of the low back.

In 1999, he took a teaching position at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and in 2007 he accepted a teaching position at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He continues to enjoy teaching with both organizations.

Rob feels very strongly that Osteopathic Therapy when applied in a way that is respectful to the individual situation and medical history of each patient can have a profound impact to a patient’s condition that may not only improve their anatomical dysfunction but also the physiology of the associated tissue and often the emotional state of the patient.


Member Price: “Pay what you can”
Non-Member Price: $50.00 + tax



Benefit Fraud – Real Crime Real Consequences

PAC Online Educational Event

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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 CEP Credits

Approved for 1 CEP (structured) from The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
CEP credits are only awarded to those who have logged in and actively participated in the event.

During this session you will receive an introduction to general industry information, learn about the difference between fraud and abuse as well as their impact on the sustainability of benefit  plans.  We will cover some trends being seen in the industry, the costs of benefit fraud, and challenges to combating fraud.  Finally you will hear about the industry initiatives underway to combat fraud and abuse. 


Shannon DeLenardo

Shannon DeLenardo is the Director, Anti-Fraud and Electronic Claims with the Canadian Life and Health Association (CLHIA), a voluntary trade association with member companies that account for 99 percent of Canada’s life and health insurance business.  In her role, Shannon is responsible to build consensus on concerns important to member companies and for leading industry committees, working groups and projects related to the mitigation of benefits fraud, and electronic claims management. 

Shannon has held positions in Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Privacy with CAA Club Group and Orion Travel Insurance.  Prior to this she held roles at Assurant Solutions including Director of Compliance and Director of Human Resources.

Shannon graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA, Seneca College with the Human Resources Professional designation and has an Osgoode Certificate in Regulatory Compliance & Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions.


Member Price: Complimentary for members
Non-Member Price: $50.00 + tax