Virtual Event | “Let’s get moving!” Celebrating National Physiotherapy Month

May 30, 2022 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Location: Virtual

Join us virtually on May 30, 7-8 p.m. ADT when we celebrate the physiotherapists in our alumni community who work tirelessly to ensure our independence, function and well-being by providing rehabilitative and home health services to clients and caregivers alike. This year, to mark National Physiotherapy Month, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is also highlighting the importance of its profession in an area that has been a hot topic over the last couple of years – long COVID. Join us to learn about the many ways physiotherapists can help and support the recovery from long COVID, plus much more about the profession and its important role in society. Moderated by Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06), this event will motivate you to take on healthy movement as we move into warmer weather.

Register HERE, and let's get moving!

Presenter bios:

Tyler Dillman (’14)

As a physiotherapist and owner of One to One Wellness, Tyler’s commitment as a health care professional is to create a safe environment for individuals to learn how to integrate healthy lifestyle practices that enhance quality of life and increase participation in meaningful activities. Tyler is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s MScPT program. He has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia.

With interests in Pain Science, Behaviour Change, Therapeutic Relationship and Chronic Pain, Tyler's whole-person philosophy to patient care is based on the understanding that an individual’s health is influenced by the complex interactions among many bio-psycho-social factors. Through listening and validating patient experiences, Tyler aims to create successful, unique and meaningful treatment plans to help optimize an individual’s health.

When not at work, Tyler can be found spending time with his wife and two sons, exploring hiking trails, and discussing fantasy sports with his friends.

Capt. Jillian Burton (’16)

Capt. Jillian Burton graduated from Acadia University in 2016, earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces following her graduation from Acadia and completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2018. After the completion of her physiotherapy studies, she was posted to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, where she completed her military physiotherapy training and acted as the second in command of physiotherapy until being posted to CFB Kingston in 2021. She is currently the second in command of physiotherapy at 33 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Kingston.

Jillian is passionate about incorporating functional fitness strategies into treatment programs at all stages of rehabilitation. She was involved with varsity strength and conditioning programs while at Acadia and has provided physiotherapy coverage for the Canadian military men’s volleyball team. In the summer of 2022 she will be working alongside medical technicians on the Army Patrol Pathfinder course, providing physiotherapy care for course candidates in a field environment. In her spare time, she enjoys team sports, cooking for family and friends, and spending time with her husband outdoors.

Carson Halliwell (’18)

Carson Halliwell graduated from Acadia University in 2018 with his Bachelor of Kinesiology and continued on to a Master’s in Rehabilitation Research at Dalhousie University. Carson is currently in the second year of his PhD in Health at Dalhousie, where he focuses on human movement science and three-dimensional gait analysis in individuals with lower limb pathology. Carson’s main research objective is to help individuals with pathology maintain their overall health and physical function through physical activity. He has presented on the importance of physical activity for improving and maintaining physical function at several national and international conferences. His current research project looks to evaluate how physical activity guidelines affect the unaffected knee in individuals with knee osteoarthritis, hoping to inform biomechanically driven physical activity recommendations.

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