Volume 15 | April 2018
PT Alberta
2018 Council Election: Voting Open
The profession and, therefore your daily practice, is largely influenced by the decisions made by Council. For this reason, physiotherapists in Alberta are fortunate to be self-regulated. Becoming a voter exercises the privilege of being regulated by colleagues.

Ensure that your interests and voice are being represented by informing yourself and becoming a voter!

Voting is easy, simply check your email inbox for a personalized link to become a voter!

Get social - spread the word and share that you’re a voter on your social networks using the new “I Voted” graphics!

Good Practice: Supervising Physiotherapy Students - What’s in it for You?
As physiotherapists, we know that clinical education of physiotherapy students is vitally important to ensure the growth of the profession and we recognize supervision of students as a core responsibility of a professional.

Member Spotlight: Clinical Research
This month’s Member Spotlight shines on Sylvia Schell, clinician and novice clinical researcher from central Alberta.

Research in Focus: Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Effective in the Treatment of Acute Muscle Injuries?
As primary health-care providers who treat acute muscle injury, physiotherapists may be asked about the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) by their patients.

Technology in Practice: Understanding Administrative Controls
Administrative controls include procedures, policies, standards, and rules designed to reduce risk or control a hazard. Administrative controls seek to control an identified risk at the level of the employee, but do not eliminate the hazard or risk.

Check out the Online Store!
May is National Physiotherapy Month! Head to the Online Store to order your promotional material and other information for your Physiotherapy Month activities.

Clinical Research Innovation Fund 2018
The Clinical Research Innovation Fund (CRIF) is still accepting applications. If you are interested in a research topic, start by checking out the applicant guidelines. Application deadline is May 22.

2018 Continuing Competence Requirements
Even though Physiotherapy Alberta is revising its Continuing Competence Program, the current requirement for completing Reflective Practice Review activities remains in effect until the new program is implemented. This means that if you are on the General Register you are required to participate in Reflective Practice Review before renewing your practice permit in August/September 2018.  Your date of admission to the General Register impacts the Reflective Practice activities that must be completed. Consider starting work on your Reflective Practice Review activities now.
Questions or Comments?  competence@physiotherapyalberta.ca, 1-800-291-2782 or 780-438-0338.
Advances in the Management of Scoliosis
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.

This session will review basic principles of Scoliosis diagnosis, assessment, and conservative management. Recently published research on the use of Schroth Exercises to manage Scoliosis will be discussed.

Presenter: Dr. Eric Parent
Future Webinars

Cauda Equina Syndrome - How Black and White is it Really?
Date : June 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Other News
Linda Woodhouse, Associate Professor of University of Alberta, is conducting an online survey collecting information on current patterns of care in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Canada. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. This is a project led by Drs. Debbie Feldman, Sasha Bernatsky and Linda Woodhouse (University of Montreal, McGill University and University of Alberta). The results of this survey will help improve models of care in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. If you want to participate, please click here. Thank you for your valuable time and contribution to the advancement of knowledge in physiotherapy.
Learn together with your colleagues in an easy-to-use forum community. Beyond the forum, you get access to resources, course reviews, industry news and the latest ignite podcasts. Join nearly 3,000 physiotherapists from across Canada! These are just some of the great discussions happening on ignitephysio:
PD Events

Have you checked out the PD Events page recently? This April, there are 14 events happening in and around Alberta!

Evidence Corner

This large meta-analysis of trigger point dry needling found "no statistically significant superiority of dry needling" at follow-up and that improvements in pain and function were less than MCID values.
Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer opportunities. Check Physiotherapy Alberta's website for updates and news.
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