Bundled Care Rehab Program for Unilateral Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

[April 30, 2019]

Dr. C. J. D’Astolfo (Clinical Director) is pleased to announce that SPINEgroup® has been selected to accept “Bundled Care” referrals for hip and knee surgery patients from Toronto Central LHIN “Bundle Holder” hospitals.  These hospitals receive a single payment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide patients with the care needed across multiple settings including post-surgery, community-based physiotherapy at SPINEgroup®.  For more information, please contact the Vaughan clinic at (905) 850-SPINE.

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Joint Conference (Washington, DC)

[March 16, 2017]

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo  presented her groundbreaking scientific research on spinal care for seniors at the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) joint conference in March 2017. This international conference is is a world-class scientific research conference that features global perspectives on future care delivered by the profession’s thought leaders and content experts.

World Federation of Chiropractic – International Conference (Athens, Greece)

[May 4, 2015]

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo of SPINEgroup was selected to present her research poster entitled “Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Spine Care Program for Long-Term Care Seniors” to an international assembly of health researchers and academics at the 13th International WFC Congress Convention in Athens, Greece from May 13 to 16, 2015. The study considers the prevalence and impact of spine pain in Ontario long-term care seniors with research is funded by the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA).

SPINEgroup® to Lead Province-Wide Spine Study

[September 2, 2014]

Dr. Connie D’Astolfo of SPINEgroup will lead a study entitled “Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Spine Care Program for Long Term Care Seniors: A Quality Improvement Initiative Designed to Reduce Unnecessary Resident Transfer to the Emergency Department” in conjunction with York University’s Faculty of Health. The ground-breaking research project is supported by sponsoring institution, Kensington Gardens LTCH in Toronto and is funded by the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA). The project will be used to broaden the evidence base for collaborative care and health practices for the interdisciplinary treatment and management of specific back conditions for all LTCH residents in Ontario.

SPINEgroup® Designated as OHIP Community Physiotherapy Provider in Central LHIN

[March 26, 2014]

Dr. D’Astolfo (Clinical Director) is pleased to announce that SPINEgroup has been awarded a Community Physiotherapy Clinic by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. “We are delighted to be able to reach out to seniors and kids who have not been able to access physiotherapy services. We look forward to continuing to earn the trust of area residents and their referring Physicians so that we may continue providing the highest possible standard of care”.

Health System Research Fund (HSRF) Capacity Awards – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

[November 13, 2013]

Dr. D’ Astolfo’s research study entitled Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Spine Program in Long-Term Care: A Model to Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department Transfers and Improve the Quality of Care for Seniors – led by Dr. D’Astolfo of SPINEgroup and her team of York University researchers is a 3 year project funding candidate for the MOHLTC’s Health System Research Fund (HSRF) Capacity Awards. The project is supported by Kensington Health in Toronto and the MOHLTC’s Health Quality Branch, Negotiations and Accountability Management Division.

Toronto Quality Networking Group

[July 12, 2013]

Dr. D’ Astolfo presented her research study entitled Back Pain in the Ontario Long-Term Care Senior Population: Development of an Interdisciplinary Spine Care Program to Keep Residents out of the Emergency Department to Toronto area long-term care managers, administrators and registered staff at Shepperd Village LTCH in Toronto.

Ontario Gerontology Association (2013 Annual OGA Conference)

[May 1 and 2, 2013]

The OGA (Ontario Gerontology Association) has invited Dr. D’Astolfo to speak to the gathering of practitioners, educators, clinicians, researchers and administrators from across Ontario. She will be giving an updated poster presentation on a study entitled “Investing in a ‘Rehabilitation Model’ to Improve the Decision Making Process in Long-Term Care”.

Ontario Long-Term Care Association (Applied Research Education Day)

[February 13, 2013]

Dr. D’Astolfo will be attending the OLTCA Applied Research Day in Toronto, Ontario on February 13, 2013. She was selected to present a ground-breaking poster on a study entitled “The Feasibility of a ‘Rehabilitation Model’ to Improve Outcomes in Long-Term Care”. >>>Click here to view poster presentation.