Complimentary Webinar for our PMR Community




Virtual Physical Examination for PM&R During COVID-19 & Beyond
Thursday, July 23 | 1500-1600 EDT


Join us for a 60 minute webinar (40 minutes of content & 20 minutes for Q & A).

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to rapidly pivot to alternate strategies for care delivery, including virtual care. This webinar will build on previous CAPM&R webinar topics such as introduction to virtual care, and mitigating medical liability when using virtual care. The goal of this workshop is to build competence in completing virtual physical examinations as one component of the virtual physiatry visit. There are recent publications to assist with completing virtual physical examinations which will be reviewed. We will also review updated indications for virtual care both during the pandemic and thereafter, and we will highlight some cases that demonstrate the utility of the virtual physiatry consultation. There will be time for small-group practice of skills learned as well as large group question/answer and discussion.


At the end of this session, all participants should be able to:

  • Outline an approach to conducting the virtual visit, including how to prepare the patient to engage in a virtual physical examination.
  • Perform a screening virtual neurologic examination.
  • Perform a screening virtual musculoskeletal examination.
  • Apply skills learned to common PM&R patient populations and/or referrals.

Target audience: Physiatrists, Residents also Family Physicians, Physiatrist, Neurologist, Nurse Practitioners, Physio and Occupational Therapists, Physicians in Sports Medicine.


  • McKyla McIntyre, Resident Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Toronto
  • Paul Winston, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Transitions Island Health, President CAPM&R

Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR, Professor and Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sunnybrook Research Institute

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar

Accreditation: This program is an accredited self
assessment program (section 3) as defined by the maintenance of certification program of the royal college of physicians & surgeons of Canada and approved by the CAPM&R. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated)





McKyla McIntyre, Resident Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, @University of Toronto

McKyla McIntyre is a resident physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto. Prior to residency, she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University, and her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She recently finished her Masters’ degree (MSc) in System Leadership and Innovation from the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in neurorehabilitation, innovative education and virtual care. She also has an interest in improving access to specialist care in underserved communities, and has worked on collaborative health education projects in rural areas of Uganda and Nepal.


Dr. Paul Winston, Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Transitions Island Health, President CAPM&R

CANOSC Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Winston is the President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Transitions for Island Health and Medical Lead of Rehabilitation Medicine at Victoria General Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor with the University of British Columbia and the Island Medical Program. Dr. Winston obtained his BSc. in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and his Medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at U of T and obtained his EMG exam diploma from the Canadian Neurological Sciences Foundation. Dr. Winston practices a wide physiatry practice, with both hospital based in-patient and out-patient neurorehabilitation medicine with a focus on spinal cord Injury, brain injury and spasticity management. He is Victoria based, but work at the UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic and New West Rehab.