Professional Memberships and Development

Professional Memberships and Professional Development


  • International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
  • Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Association of British Columbia (POABC)
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
  • Association of Children's Prosthetic -Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC)
  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
  • B.C. Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)


  • Tenth International Seating Symposium 1994 Vancouver, B.C.
  • Spina Bifida Symposium 2006 Chicago,Illinois US
  • ISPO 12th World Congress 2007 Vancouver, B.C.
  • AACPDM Meeting 2010 Washington, DC
  • AACPDM Meeting 2011 Las Vegas, NV
  • ISPO Canada Symposium 2011 Ottawa, Ontario
  • ACPOC Annual Meeting 2014, Banff, Alberta


Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment/International Research Society of Spinal Deformities SOSORT/IRSSD May 2016 Conference Banff, Alberta

Specialized courses

  • Boston Scoliosis Brace Course 1985 Boston, MA
  • Charleston Night Bending Orthosis for Treatment of Scoliosis  1988 Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Oregon Orthotic System for Lower Extremity 1983
  • Lower Extremity Orthotic Management of Cerebral Palsy 1997 Toronto, Ontario
  • SWASH Dynamic Hip Orthosis 2001 Camp Healthcare, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Moving Forward - 2 Day Symposium of Current Management of Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy 2007 Vancouver B.C.
  • New Strategies for Managing Gait and Foot Deviations 2008 Beverly Cusiak, Atlanta, Georgia
  • New Rehabilitation Strategies Course - Orthosis Taping and Theratogs for Children with CNS Dysfunction  2009 Bev Cusiak Atlanta Georgia
  • Clinical Gait Analysis - Advanced Course 2009, St Paul, Minnesota
  • SpineCor- Adult Scoliosis Brace Training Program 2012, Toronto, Ontario
  • Providence Nocturnal Scoliosis System 2012, Victoria B.C,
  • Movement System Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip: Interactions and Evidence 2012 Vancouver, B.C.,
  • Pediatric gait Analysis and Orthotic Management with Ankle Foot Orthosis Footwear Combinations (Elaine Owens) 2012 Chicago Il
  • New Paradigms in Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Management (Bev Cusiak) 2012 Toronto, Ontario
  • Advanced  Clinical Application of the Energy Storage and Return Ankle Foot Orthosis 2015 Chedoke McMasters University, Ont.
  • ABC'S of Pediatric Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Nov 2015, NYU  School of Medicine
  • Advancements in Conservative Treatments of Scoliosis Symposium, Grant Wood,CPO, Align Clinic, San Mateo, CA