November 2019
PT Alberta
Good Practice: Leaving a Practice
Physiotherapy Alberta often receives calls from members and/or employers when the end of a working relationship becomes difficult. When this occurs, terminating the partnership can be likened to going through a “bad divorce.” As each party starts questioning the conduct of the other, the conversation can deteriorate with neither side able to agree to a workable solution.

Research in Focus: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior 6 Months After MSK Trauma
Fractures are a common cause of hospitalization, with many individuals experiencing long-term functional impairment secondary to fractures of the upper or lower limb. Activity level and sedentary behaviour are increasingly recognized as important indicators of health and predictors of an individual’s risk of developing a chronic, non-communicable disease. Activity levels are also increasingly recognized as an important indicator of functional recovery following fracture.

2020 Self-Selected Activity: Complete Your PIR on Your Mobile Device

If you attended Connect + Learn 2019 (or another event) and found something that you know is a perfect fit for integrating into practice, you may want to use the event for your 2020 Self-Selected Activity. Have you considered getting a jump start on renewal 2020 by writing up initial thoughts about event participation in your Practice Improvement Record (PIR) using your mobile device?

2020 College-Selected Activity: Under Construction 

The College-Selected Activity is paused while it is being built. Members will be notified when it is ready; watch for an announcement this spring.

The 2018 and 2019 Award Winners were honoured at a luncheon during Connect + Learn this past October. Congratulations to our award winners!

Pinnacle Award of Distinction
2018: Meaghan Evans and Kristen Grovue
2019: Simone Hunter

Student Leadership Award
2018: Sneh Monga
2019: Kevin Trihn

Embracing Health Coaching in Clinical Practice
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. MDT

This presentation discusses:
  • Defining a health coaching approach
  • Comparing and contrasting a typical physiotherapist and a coach approach
  • Appraising the evidence for health coaching delivered by physiotherapists
  • Imagining ways to integrate health coaching into clinical practice

Presenter: Dr. Zachary D. Rethorn, PT, DPT
Upcoming Webinars

NMES – Evidence Overview
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
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Professional Development Events

Have you checked out the PD Events page recently? This November, there are 19 events happening in and around Alberta!

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