Bravo to Adiilah Heenaye Sumser, 2017 OIEPB Alumni on your nomination to the 2020-21 OPA Board of Directors! This is what Adiilah has to say:


“I feel very honoured that my nomination for 2020-21 OPA Board of Directors has been accepted. I have always been a strong advocate for the profession and especially educating the community about the vital role physiotherapy plays in their life.


I am an internationally educated physiotherapist from Mauritius, bilingual in English and French. I completed the Ontario Internationally Educated Bridging Program (OIEPB) in 2017 and successfully obtained my physiotherapy registration the same year. As co-president and co-founder of the OIEPB Alumni Association, I hope to provide mentorship and networking opportunities for my peers. 


Currently, I direct and work in private practice as well as at the Four Villages Community Health Centre. My experience in primary healthcare and working with clients in the community motivates me to explore boundaries in the healthcare system.


Being a member of the Board of Directors will help me advocate and create a more integrated and connected health care system centered around the patient. I hope to bring my passion for clinical excellence together with my skills, knowledge and experience especially as an internationally trained physiotherapist, to meet the best interests of OPA members, the physiotherapy community, and Ontarians in general.”


Read Adiilah’s OPA article to learn how the “Evolving Role of Physiotherapists in the Primary Healthcare System” can influence the future well-being of Ontarians.