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London Orthopaedic Unit

Awards and Bursaries


Bursaries and Awards

The Bev Padfield Clinical Research Award: (Deadline: January 30th annually)

This award was initiated in 2009 in recognition of one of LOU’s founding members, Bev Padfield, an outstanding instructor, mentor and Chief Examiner who has been an integral part of the Orthopaedic Division for over forty years. The Clinical Research Award is for members of the London Orthopaedic Unit who are involved in research for the advancement of orthopaedics/musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice and is designed to assist with expenses incurred as a result of said research (e.g. equipment, software, etc). Research activities can include integration of research tools (e.g. outcome measures, systematic reviews, surveys, clinical practice guidelines), direct involvement in a research study or program evaluation, documentation of a single case study, or dissemination of research findings and the promotion of best practice principles.

In the event of multiple applications, the LOU Executive may vote to disperse the total award amount ($3000) between several smaller awards. In return, the recipient of the award will provide a 5-15 minute talk to the London Unit members, typically during our annual Speakers Night.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be members of the London Orthopaedic Unit (that is, current Orthopaedic Division members who live within the LOU catchment area (post codes starting with the letter N))
  • Applicants must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and be involved in direct patient care
  • Willingness to deliver a 5-15 minute talk related to your research to the attendees/membership at the LOU Speakers Night or Annual General Meeting
  • Eligible areas of research are limited to the field of orthopaedics/musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice
  • First-time applicants will be given priority

APPLICATION FORM

Continuing Education Bursary (Deadline: September 1st, annually)

Once per year, $500 will be awarded to one successful applicant from the London Orthopaedic Unit for the purpose of continuing education with an Orthopaedic Division syllabus course. In return, the recipient of the award will provide a 5-15 minute talk to the London Unit members, typically during our annual Speakers Night.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be members of the London Orthopaedic Unit (that is, current Orthopaedic Division members who live within the LOU catchment area (post codes starting with the letter N))
  • Applicants must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and be involved in direct patient care
  • Willingness to deliver a short 5-15 minute talk related to your educational experience to the attendees/membership at the LOU Speakers Night or Annual General Meeting
  • Proof of completion of OR registration in a syllabus course with the London Orthopaedic Unit
  • First-time applicants will be given priority

APPLICATION FORM

Outreach Continuing Education Bursary (Deadline: September 1st, annually)

Once per year, $500 will be awarded to one successful applicant from the London Orthopaedic Unit for the purpose of continuing education with an Orthopaedic Division syllabus course. This Bursary will be awarded to a successful candidate living in an outreach area (defined as within the catchment of the LOU but greater than 50 km from central London).

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be members of the London Orthopaedic Unit (that is, current Orthopaedic Division members who live within the LOU catchment area which is defined as post codes starting with the letter N*)
  • *Applicants must live greater than 50km from central London for this award
  • Applicants must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and be involved in direct patient care
  • Proof of completion of OR registration in a syllabus course with the London Orthopaedic Unit
  • First-time applicants, candidates with limited access to mentoring and those incurring costs associated with traveling to London to participate in a syllabus or non-syllabus LOU course will be given priority

APPLICATION FORM

IFOMPT Conference Bursary (Deadline: Varies with date of IFOMPT in given year)

This award was created to support members of the London Orthopaedic Unit who are continuing their education by attending the IFOMPT Conference which runs every four years. A maximum of five applicants will receive this award. The total amount available will be determined in the LOU budget for that IFOMPT year. In return, the recipient(s) of this award will provide a 5-15 minute talk to LOU members, typically during our annual Speakers Night.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be members of the London Orthopaedic Unit (that is, current Orthopaedic Division members who live within the LOU catchment area which is defined as post codes starting with the letter N)
  • Applicants must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and be involved in direct patient care
  • Willingness to deliver a 5-15 minute talk related to your educational experience at IFOMPT to the attendees/membership at the LOU Speakers Night or Annual General Meeting
  • First-time applicants will be given priority

Please Note: The Application Form for this bursary will only be available in IFOMPT years.

LOU Instructor Enhancement Bursary (Deadline: September 1st, annually)

All current instructors within the London Orthopaedic Unit (registered with the Orthopaedic Division for the given year) are eligible for up to $500 per year for the purpose of continuing education, teaching excellence and skill enhancement. Examples of this include but are not limited to 1) courses covering exercise physiology, biomechanics, manipulation theory, evidence-based practice (e.g. Lyn Watson Shoulder Course, Foot and Ankle, Taping methods, etc), 2) conferences, symposia and/or advanced meetings in an area of syllabus instruction, 3) courses on adult learning and/or teaching methodology, 4) anatomy image subscriptions, audio-visual materials or teaching aids, 5) purchases of journal subscriptions. The goal of this award is to facilitate LOU Instructors in their ongoing pursuit in teaching excellence

APPLICATION FORM

MPT Student Academic Award (Awarded during October Graduation)

This annual award is given to the Master of Physical Therapy student at Western University who receives the top mark in the Manual Therapy course. The winner will receive a $500 certificate toward a syllabus or non-syllabus course offered by the London Orthopaedic Unit. The goal of this award is to provide recognition to a student who demonstrates excellence in orthopaedics.

No application process is necessary for this award. The LOU will confirm the winner directly with the School of Physical Therapy.