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February 6/17 11:57 am - Employment Opportunity: Physiotherapist (Cycling) at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Posted by Editor on 02/6/17

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is committed to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through expert leadership, services and programs.

The purpose of this role is to provide world-class support to targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations in the area of Physiotherapy to facilitate overall performance enhancement. The primary role of the physiotherapist is to support identified sports, while helping to continuously expand and further develop this service area at the Milton Velodrome.

Duties include working closely with coaching staff and other Sport Medicine practitioners to work with athletes in the training environment and in competition, focusing on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury. This is achieved through baseline and ongoing assessments, program development customized to the needs of individual athletes, the facilitation and instruction of hands-on and self-directed exercises and therapies and collaborating with the Integrated Support Team (IST), in order to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development.


Under the direction of Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), Cycling Canada (CC) and Cycling Ontario (CO), the post holder will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the CSIO through;

• Working with the track and road athletes to provide high quality physiotherapy/chiropractic support at the Milton Velodrome.
• Leading the implementation of an athlete treatment process that is focused on pro-active monitoring and management of athlete health and structural assessment.
• Providing high quality training environment therapy services to athletes and monitor therapy service provision to identified athletes, providing guidance where necessary.
• Helping to coordinate annual medical screening for identified athletes.
• Working closely with the coaching and IST staff to ensure competition preparation, training plans, peaking and recovery methods are optimized.
• Collaborating with the coaching staff and IST members in the programming of strength & conditioning training, leading in the areas of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
• Developing close working relationships with the network of therapists working nationally with CC, to ensure a seamless injury prevention and management philosophy and pathway.
• Building strong relationships with other sports medicine practitioners in the area (referring and consultation specialists) as required.
• Maintaining therapy supplies and equipment.
• Creating and implementing emergency action plans (EAP) at training and competition sites and applying first aid as needed.
• When appropriate work with CSIOs research and innovation (R&I) lead to conduct, collaborate and/or commission relevant performance enhancing R&I projects.
• Maintain up to date and accurate electronic medical records as well as reporting with IST practitioners and coaches.
• Attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings (i.e.: training centre reviews) associated with the program and to key stakeholders.
• Be an active member of CSIO's Performance Services department and in conjunction with other colleagues drive the discipline forward in Ontario and across the network.
• Maintain a rigorous approach to professional development by both attending and presenting at relevant conferences.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

• As the Canadian and Ontario high performance sport systems are in the process of some major changes in the delivery of Sport Performance programming and services, staff must be able to work in a highly dynamic and flexible client service environment.
• Required on occasion to work irregular hours and be on-call for emergencies for time sensitive and priority issues.
• Some out of country travel may be required.
• G Class Driver's licence beneficial.




• Registered Physiotherapist with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists (or other regulatory body)
• Registered Chiropractor with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (or other regulatory body)
• Current CPR and First Aid Certificate

• Member in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario/College of Chiropractors of Ontario (or other physiotherapy association)
• Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy (or working towards)
• In process of completing manual therapy courses (FCAMPT designation)
• First Responder Certificate

Experience & Knowledge/Skills

• Minimum 3 years' experience in the delivery of clinical and sport event physiotherapy/chiropractic services to high performance athletes.
• Excellent soft tissue and diagnostic skills, particularly around the cervical and lumbar spine, knee and wrist.
• Ability to work with a high degree of independence and initiative.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
• Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook

• Advanced training in soft tissue manual therapy, dry needling and acupuncture
• Experience with the sport of cycling (as a high performance athlete, coach or therapist)
• A basic understanding of bike set up with respect to injury prevention and the demands of the different cycling disciplines.
• Experience working with development level athletes progressing towards successful senior level performances.
• A verifiable record of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of physiotherapy/chiropractic services to high performance sport.

Position: Physiotherapist (Cycling)
Posting Date: February 3, 2017
Department: Performance Services
Application Deadline: February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Interview date: Friday, March 3rd (Interviews will be conducted in Milton)

Direct report to: Lead Physiotherapist (CSIO);
Indirect report to: Sport Science & Sport Medicine Manager, Cycling Canada

Salary: $60,000 (pro-rated); 4 days/week;

Part-time - 9-month Contract (April 1 – December 31, 2017)

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter (in one PDF document) to:

Search Committee,
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
875 Morningside Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, ON
M1C 0C7


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is an equal opportunity employer.


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