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Gender Awareness for Physiotherapists

Gender Awareness for Physiotherapists

Gender Awareness for Physiotherapists

This course includes
45:14 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in October 2021


This online course will explore the topic of gender and identify relevant strategies that apply to physiotherapy practice to promote welcoming and inclusive environments through a gender-informed lens. 

This course is brought to you by the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).



The objectives of the course are to:

  1. Introduce a case to emphasize why awareness of gender is relevant to the physiotherapist
  2. Identify issues in access to health care for people who identify as LGBTQ2S+
  3. Provide a review of definitions related to gender
  4. Identify gender-informed strategies and considerations for physiotherapists and clinics to apply to promote accessible and inclusive practices.


Speaker Bio: Jane Hendriksen

Jane Hendriksen (she/her) graduated in 2015 from Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy program and then again in 2020 from the Master of Clinical Science – Advanced Health Care Practice program.

Through her post-graduate coursework, Jane came to realize the importance of gender awareness in physiotherapy practice. Since then, Jane has been committed to creating welcoming and inclusive environments for people to seek care, and help other physiotherapists do the same! Jane works in an outpatient, private physiotherapy clinic in London, Ontario.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Orthopaedic Division

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.

With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.

Course Material included in this course
  • Gender Awareness for Physiotherapists - Sponsored by the Orthopaedic Division
  • Welcome
  • Slides
  • Introduction
  • Issues in Health Care Access
  • Proximity and Exposure of Bodies
  • Discrimination
  • Research and Other Considerations
  • Conclusion and Questions
  • Feedback
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