Part 2 - Case Scenarios

This section of three day in the life samples and two clinical scenarios will offer continued understanding of therole of the physiotherapist assistant in Canada’s health care system.

These examples of practice illustrate what your practicemight be like working in Canada. They cannot be generalized to every practice setting because the resources, practice context, regulation/licensure, and provincial healthcare legislation vary across the country. You may find practice differences within the province depending upon the institution or clinic. You are encouraged to answer the reflective questions found after each example to help you assess your level of readiness for practice as a physiotherapist assistant in Canada.

Day-in-the-Life of a Canadian Physiotherapist Assistant

Each ’day-in-the-life’ sample describes a work day of a physiotherapist assistant in a practice setting in Canada. These examples are meant to show what a practice day might be like in the Canadian healthcare system. Individual practices and client populations vary across the country and even across the province. Daily schedules and tasks differ, too. Therefore, these day-in-the-life scenarios do not provide information that is universally applicable to all clients and all situations. Rather they are meant to be an example only or a learning tool of physiotherapy practice in Canada. Click the links below to view the day-in-the-life scenarios and reflective questions.

Canadian Physiotherapy Assistant Clinical Scenarios

These clinical scenarios are two examples of the type of clients a physiotherapist assistant might see in Canada. They describe physiotherapy treatment approaches that might be used for the treatment of those clients. These clinical scenarios do not provide information universally applicable to all clients and all situations. They are meant to be a learning tool of physiotherapy practice in Canada. Actual clinical situations and the physiotherapy approaches used may differ due to individual practices and differences in client populations across the country. Click the links below to view the clinical scenarios and reflective questions.