February 2019
PT Alberta
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.

DO. LEARN. GROW: Member Questions
Now that members have had a chance to learn a little about the program, here are some of the questions members have asked us.

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 Guidebook: Planning for Success
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.

2019 Funding Opportunities for Members
Did you present your research/work or complete professional development in 2018? You could qualify for financial assistance from Physiotherapy Alberta.

Congratulations to the 2018 Award Winners!

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.

Volunteer Info

There are currently no volunteer opportunities. Check www.physiotherapyalberta.ca for updates.
Complaint?! Me?!
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.

This session will discuss:
  • The complaints process: What? When? Why? How?
  • Current trends in the complaints world: "hot takes" on things we see every day including documentation, consent, competence, Me Too
  • Tips to stay "out of trouble"
  • Tips on how to respond if you receive a complaint

Presenter: Moyra McAllister
Future Webinars

Physiotherapy Alberta's Mentorship Guidebook
Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Diversity and Inclusion in Physiotherapy Practice
Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Mark your Calendars!

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!
Other News
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 ebrockman@albertaboneandjoint.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 greg.kawchuk@ualberta.ca.
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 February, there are 5 events happening in and around Alberta!

Evidence Corner

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.
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