Congratulations to M. Ismail Abdelkader, 2015 OIEPB alumni who was granted the position of Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto. Ismail also received two recognition awards from the department for his teaching contributions in 2018 and 2019.
Ismail is a registered physiotherapist with over a decade of experience working in the Middle East and Canada. He graduated from Cairo University and went on to become the youngest Senior Physiotherapist in 2010 at Qasr El Eyni Hospital, the largest general hospital in the Middle East.
After immigrating to Canada, Ismail graduated from the Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program (OIEPB) in 2015. In 2017, Ismail co-founded and is currently co-president of the OIEPB Alumni Association. He also holds the position of Community Representative on the OIEPB Advisory Council.
Ismail is an active advocate for the profession and founded his mobile clinic Core Physical Care to provide different rehabilitation services to the community across Ontario. His approach is strongly informed by evidence-based active therapy and utilizing multifocal techniques. He hopes to help Ontarians increase their wellness and have a better quality of life so they can live their best life.