Tanja Yardley

Tanja has 30 years experience as a Physiotherapist and healthcare leader, working for the past several years in the neuroscience and health technology innovation world. Tanja has been passionate about brain health and optimization throughout her colourful career. She was recognized in 2020 with a Canadian Physiotherapy Association Centennial Medal, recognizing thought leaders and innovators that made a difference and advanced the profession over the last 100 years.
Tanja is a leadership and innovation coach, a brain health clinician, an educator and a research collaborator. All of these interests joyfully collide in her current role as the Brain Health Integration Lead at Healthtech Connex.

9:15 AM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

Taking a Neurofunctional Approach to Rehab: Making the Connections between Brain, Physical & Mental Health to Improve Outcomes

While a client may have a 'reason for referral' that initiates our clinical engagement, each client assessment is an opportunity to adopt the lens that a neurofunctional approach. The neurofunctional approach provides as a framework to discover what may be disabling and enabling your client's ability to do the things they need and/or want to do in life. Understanding clients' unique strengths and challenges can assist clinicians in building more personalized and targeted treatment plans to empower clients to reach their goals. In this session, we will explore the neurofunctional approach for rehabilitation and health and introduce the Canadian Model of Cognitive Skills to apply to clinical practice, including examples and tips and tools for success.

10:00 AM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

Integrating Research Into Clinical Practice

Clinical practice has evolved to include best practices based on evidence. Clinicians often want to be involved in research; however, they may not have the knowledge or experience to get started. This session is designed to inspire clinicians to get involved in research within your own clinic. The discussion will provide insight on developing and designing your own study idea within your clinical practice. The steps to running a study will be reviewed and you will get a glimpse at real world research examples in action.