Volume 12 | January 2018
PT Alberta
Council Election 2018: Nominations Open
It’s that time of year again! Nominations for Physiotherapy Alberta’s 2017 Council Election are now being accepted! This year, we have two vacant positions.

Good Practice: Formalizing What Has Always Been True
The expectations expressed in the Standards of Practice are not new to physiotherapists and simply formalize what we already do, and do very well. Developing client-centered treatment plans for patients based on a comprehensive assessment, using relevant assessment methods, standardized measures and our best clinical, evidence-informed decision making skills is what we are trained to do.

Research in Focus: Shock Wave Therapy in Managing Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Women, people who are obese, and athletes who run are most at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Conservative treatment includes rest, pain medication, stretching, injections and splinting.

Technology in Practice: What are eHealth Competencies and Why Should I Care?
There is a risk that we face as a profession. It’s the risk of failing to keep up with technological advances and the competencies required to use these technologies.

Member Spotlight: The Big Red Bike
We have chosen to shine our member spotlight on Annie Tredray to highlight her passion and drive to ensure her patients and members of her community meet their health and fitness goals in a fun, active, and unique way.

Leadership Report: January
It is the time of year Physiotherapy Alberta begins the recruitment process for qualified, enthusiastic, and committed physiotherapists to serve on Council.

Critical Care Update
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.

In this session, Dr. Patman will review the role of physiotherapy in the critical care environment; the evidence to support physiotherapy interventions within the ICU; which patients benefit, and which patients may not benefit, from physiotherapy in this setting; the risks of physiotherapy interventions in ICU; and best practices for mitigating these risks and safely intervening in this practice environment.

Presenter: Shane Patman, PT, PhD
Future Webinars

Differential Diagnosis of the Painful Shoulder
Date : February 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.
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PD Events

Have you checked out the PD Events page recently? This January, there is 1 event listing happening in and around Alberta!

Evidence Corner

How accurate is physiotherapy diagnosis of knee injury compared with physician assessment and diagnostic imaging?

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer positions open. Check www.physiotherapyalberta.ca for updates.
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