Volume 10 | November 2017
PT Alberta
Kurt Browning's Complete Skate
At the Connect + Learn conference this past weekend, we debuted Kurt Browning's entire self-choreographed skate video. Shot on Ghost Lake, AB in freezing temperatures, Kurt's professionalism showed when he refused to leave until he got it just right.

Don't forget to share this video with patients and colleagues!
Good Practice: Maintaining a Professional Internet and Social Media Presence
It’s not new or surprising for physiotherapy businesses to have an internet presence and to use their websites to promote their services or provide health-related information. But there is much to consider when establishing an online presence.

Continuing Competence: Deadline for feedback on Practice Monitoring + Development November 6
It’s not too late to meet the November 6th deadline and provide your opinion on the Practice Monitoring + Development component of the re-designed Continuing Competence Program.
 
Welcome Jody Prohar, Physiotherapy Alberta's New Executive Director/Registrar

Physiotherapy Alberta is pleased to announce that Council has selected Jody Prohar, PT, as the Executive Director/Registrar effective November 6, 2017.

Your Career Compass: Mentorship
Mentorship is a long-term relationship in which traditionally someone with more experience and wisdom supports and encourages another. This article will provide an overview of mentorship and mentorship relationships.
 
Research in Focus: Physical Performance Predicts Onset of Depression in Elderly
Many people realize that depression is a risk for low physical activity, however recent research suggests that low physical activity may also be a risk for depression.

Awards
Congratulations to the 2017 Award winners! These outstanding individuals were announced and honoured at the Connect + Learn conference in Kananaskis this October.

Future Webinars

Motivational Interviewing for Injured Workers
Date : December 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Education As An Analgesic: Teach Two Topics and Call me in the Morning
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.

As part of the Physiotherapy Alberta's launch of the chronic pain resource, Geoff and Stuart will discuss the theory and research supporting pain neurophysiology education (PNE), when it should be used, and introduce how to implement PNE in chronic pain management.

Presenter: Stuart Miller, PT and Geoff Bostick, PT, PhD
If you aren’t already a member of ignitephysio, visit ignitephysio.ca today and join the online community of over 2,500 physiotherapists 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 November, there are 16 event listings happening in and around Alberta!


Evidence Corner

Volunteer Opportunities

Physiotherapy Alberta is recruiting members for its Professional Conduct Committee.

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