Good Practice: Interprofessional Collaboration – Is It Worth the Effort?
Whether you work in a large facility on an interprofessional team, or you work in a small rural physiotherapy clinic, interprofessional collaboration takes time and effort. In every case, the first collaborative relationship you need to develop is the one between you and your patient. Collaboration does not just happen to you. It happens with you.
Research In Focus: Screening for Risk Factors of Delayed Recovery in Outpatients with Low Back Pain
Although the prognosis for patients with acute LBP is fairly positive within the first six weeks, up to 40% of patients go on to develop persistent low back pain. Certain psychosocial factors in patients with LBP can influence the transition of acute to persistent symptoms.
Mentorship is traditionally a long-term relationship in which someone with more experience and wisdom (mentor) supports and encourages another (mentee/protégé) as that individual grows and develops professionally and personally.
Congratulations to Meaghan Evans and Kristen Grovue (joint nomination) for receiving the Pinnacle Award of Distinction and to Sneh Monga for receiving the Student Leadership Award. There were no nominations for the Award for Excellence in Innovation in 2018.
Save the Date! The 2019 Connect + Learn conference will be held October 19-20, 2019 in beautiful Canmore, Alberta!
Announcing new Physiotherapy Works Documents
Three new documents have been added to the Physiotherapy Works lineup! Physiotherapy Works are a series of evidence-based briefings you can use to demonstrate the effectiveness of physiotherapy to patients, other health-care practitioners and policy makers. Check them out!
Alberta Health Services’ Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network is seeking expressions of interest for a new committee. The new Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis – Conservative Clinical Committee will be dedicated to overseeing the clinical content of the Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis – Conservative Working Group’s deliverables. Applicants are asked to contact
email@example.com for additional information. Applications due February 10th.
Building on the success of the GLA:D® hip and knee program, GLA:D® Back has now been developed as the next installment of this evidence-based approach in helping people increase their self-management of persistent low back pain. Developed and rolled out in Denmark this year, the GLA:D® Back Pilot has arrived in Alberta as a feasibility study beginning this February. For further information, contact
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This systematic review identifies that
Cardiac Rehab programs initiated after Acute Coronary Syndrome episodes and CABG is associated with reduced mortality even in the modern era of Coronary Artery Disease treatment.