Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1708-8313 | ISSN 0300-0508
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Physiotherapy Canada is the official, scholarly, refereed journal of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), giving direction to excellence in clinical science and reasoning, knowledge translation, therapeutic skills and patient-centred care.
Founded in 1923, Physiotherapy Canada meets the diverse needs of national and international readers and serves as a key repository of inquiries, evidence and advances in the practice of physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy Canada publishes the results of qualitative and quantitative research including systematic reviews, meta analyses, meta syntheses, public/health policy research, clinical practice guidelines, and case reports. Key messages, clinical commentaries, brief reports and book reviews support knowledge translation to clinical practice.
In addition to delivering authoritative, original scientific articles and reports of significant clinical studies, Physiotherapy Canada’s editorials and abstracts are presented in both English and French, expanding the journal’s reach nationally and internationally. Key messages form an integral part of each research article, providing a succinct summary for readers of all levels. This approach also allows readers to quickly get a feel for ‘what is already known’ and ‘what this study adds to’ the subject.
Clinician’s commentaries for key articles assist in bridging research and practice by discussing the article’s impact at the clinical level. The journal also features special themed series which bring readers up to date research supporting evidence-informed practice.
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is the national professional association representing almost 15,000 members distributed throughout all provinces and territories. CPA’s mission is to provide leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, foster excellence in practice, education and research, and promote high standards of health in Canada.
Dina Brooks, PhD, MSc, BSc (PT)
Professor, Vice-Dean & Executive Director
School of Rehabilitation Science
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Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7 Canada
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University of British Columbia
West Park Healthcare Centre
University of Toronto
Kathleen E. Norman
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The University of Queensland
2020 Editorial Board Affiliation/Competing Interest Statements
D. Brooks has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Lung Association.
D. Connelly has received research support from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.
I. Gagnon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation.
J. Garland has received research support from the Natural Sciences and Research Engineering Council of Canada.
B. Gibson has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
C. MacKay has received research support from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Cass Family Grants for Catalyzing Access and Change.
M. MacKay-Lyons has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation.
S. Nixon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention, Connaught Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network and University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Fund.
K. Norman has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Queen's University, and the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.
B. O’Neill has received research funding from the HSC R & D, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, NIHR, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK Intensive Care Society.
T. Overend has received research support from The Kidney Foundation of Canada and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
M. Pang has received research support from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Research Grants Council.
M. Ploughman has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs, BrainCanada, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
D. Saey has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Réseau en santé respiratoire du Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec, Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation and the Canadian Lung Association.
J. Setchell has received research support from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
International Advisory Board
KU Leuven, Belgium
University of South Australia, Australia
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of Texas Medical Branch, United States
Université Laval, Canada
McMaster University, Canada
Keele University, United Kingdom
Open Access Policy
In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, Physiotherapy Canada has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:
Green Open Access
Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.
Gold Open Access,
At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.
Abstracting and indexing
Physiotherapy Canada is abstracted / indexed in the following publications:
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PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA INTRODUCES VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Scientific Editor Dina Brooks is pleased to announce that Physiotherapy Canada Online now hosts video files as supplementary material alongside your publication to encourage further exploration and research. A video introduction can be found at the link below along with instructions and technical details on how to submit and upload video files.
Physiotherapy Canada now accepts video supplements for
- Guest Editorials
- Exercise Program (example of intervention or measurement)
- Clinical Commentaries
- Book Reviews
Physiotherapy Canada is seeking video submissions upon initial submission of the content outlined above and must follow the journal’s guidelines for videos. When you are ready, please upload your video to Dropbox. If you have questions about video you are working on or require more detail, please contact Editorial Coordinator Sandra Gautreau at email@example.com.
Submitting to Physiotherapy Canada
All Physiotherapy Canada submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts.
If you are a new contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ptc and select “register here” to create a new account. You will be asked to fill in a brief contributor form. Be sure to click the “finish” button to save your data. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.
If you are a returning contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ptc and follow the prompts to log in.
At the time of submission, all authors must complete the Author Disclosure Form and have anyone acknowledged in the article sign the Permission to Acknowledge Form and upload it to the file upload page of the submission process. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Editorial Coordinator Sandra Gautreau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before submitting an article to Physiotherapy Canada, please review and format your submission in accordance with the Submission Guidelines
Articles must be submitted with the appropriate reporting checklist as per the Submission Guidelines. Click here to view the Reporting Guidelines
For guidance on reviewing a manuscript, please refer to the Reviewer Guidelines
For guidance on reviewing a qualitative manuscript, please refer to the Qualitative Manuscript Guidelines
For guidance on reviewing a book, please refer to the Book Review Guidelines
For assistance with your electronic submission to the journal, please contact: email@example.com or call the Physiotherapy Canada Editorial Coordinator during office hours (8am-4pm ET) at 1 (416) 667-7777 ext 7787.