June 2019
PT Alberta
2019 Connect + Learn: Registration is Open
Registration is now open for the 2019 Connect + Learn conference in Canmore, October 19-20.

Our “Toolkit Topics” will highlight updates and essentials related to the three published Physiotherapy Alberta toolkits: Senior’s Health, Concussion, and Chronic Pain.

The “Condition Specific” stream will highlight a range of common conditions including: Cancer, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, ACL Injury Rehabilitation and Diastasis Rectus (to name just a few).

For something completely different, check out the “Professional Issues” content which will cover everything from an overview of what every physiotherapist should know about cannabis, to EMR adoption, and sensitive practice in the #MeToo era.

Sunday will feature a mini “Business Bootcamp” for business owners, entrepreneurs and those who are thinking about making the move to physiotherapy business ownership. Topics will include developing a business plan, accounting basics for physiotherapists, and planning your digital presence and promoting your business.
DO. LEARN. GROW. Continuing Competence Program
College-Selected Activity: Supports to Get Started

Each year physiotherapists on the General Register must complete a College-Selected Activity. The following are some resources and information to get you started.

Self-Selected Activity: Wrapping up your Self-Selected Activity This Summer

For many physiotherapists, September’s renewal deadline comes at one of the busiest times of the year. Before you head out for summer holidays, if you want to wrap up your Self-Selected Activity, here are a few pointers to help you out.

Good Practice: Releasing Patient Records
Throughout the year Physiotherapy Alberta staff respond to members, lawyers, other third-party stakeholders and patients who have questions or concerns regarding access to and the release of confidential patient records.

Power and the Therapeutic Relationship: Considerations for Physiotherapists
Every day, in every interaction we have with our patients, physiotherapists lever our power and influence.

Mentorship Guidebook: Relationship Emergence and Completion
This article will focus on the last two phases, emergence, where you identify your progress on your mentoring action plan and your mentoring relationship and completion when you celebrate accomplishments, redefine the relationship and examine next steps.

Research in Focus: Predictors of Upper Limb Spasticity After Stroke?  
Approximately 10% of Canadian adults aged 65 and over have experienced a stroke. Upper limb deficits are common, with a significant proportion of stroke survivors reporting lack of upper limb function six months after stroke.

Nominate a colleague or student for a 2019 Physiotherapy Alberta Award!
Do you have a colleague who strives to improve quality of care and/or service delivery?

Do you know of a physiotherapist who shows excellence in practice and/or promotion of the profession?

Is there a physiotherapist student you know who demonstrates leadership?

The nomination deadline is midnight July 19, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities: Various Committees

Now is your chance to get involved! Physiotherapy Alberta currently has three volunteer opportunities.

College-Selected Activity: Understanding Bill 21, An Act to Protect Patients
Date: June 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.

On November 19, 2018, the Government of Alberta’s Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients received Royal Assent. The Bill sets out several amendments to the Health Professions Act. The changes affect all regulated health professionals in Alberta, and the stakes are high.

This webinar will include:
  • Background leading up to development of Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients
  • Key provisions in Bill 21 that are relevant for physiotherapists
  • Definitions/understanding of sexual abuse/sexual misconduct
  • Mandatory penalties, including publication
  • Mandatory reporting requirements
  • College’s requirement to develop Patient Relations Program
  • Review of Standard of Practice on definition of a “patient”
  • Key tips to avoid complaints relating to sexual abuse or sexual misconduct

Presenter: Leanne Monsma
Other News
Join the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation for a FREE family fun event for people of all ages to learn what physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists do. Featuring:
  • Rehabilitation medicine activity booths for kids
  • Design-your-own-waffle station
  • Prizes
  • PLUS an opportunity for prospective students to tour the Calgary satellite site and learn more about UAlberta's MSc Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology programs and chat with current students and faculty.

Rehab Med Fun Day & Calgary Open House
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: UAlberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Downtown Calgary Campus. Floor 3, 906-8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H9
Register: bit.ly/YYCFamily by June 7, 2019
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 June, there are 14 events happening in and around Alberta!

Evidence Corner

New meta-analysis and SR conclude HIIT is superior to MICT in improving cardiorespiratory fitness in participants of cardiac rehabilitation. High-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity continuous training within cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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