November 2020
PTAlberta
COVID-19 Pandemic
Good Practice: How to Practice Safely When Working Alone
Over the last few years, many Alberta physiotherapists have established new mobile and sole-provider physiotherapy businesses. It is important for these physiotherapists to be aware of the potential risks and hazards when working in isolation so they can proactively develop strategies to minimize risks and prevent or manage adverse events or challenging situations.

Research in Focus: Ankle-foot Orthoses and Continuous Functional Electrical Stimulation Improve Walking Speed After Stroke
The objective of the study was to examine the effectiveness of ankle-foot orthoses and functional electrical stimulation on walking speed and balance after stroke.

Member Spotlight: Providing Community Pediatric Services
This month we shine Physiotherapy Alberta’s spotlight on Ooi Lin Pheh and gain some insight into community-based pediatric physiotherapy practice and Ooi Lin’s career journey.

DO. LEARN. GROW.
Self-Selected Activity: Tools to Support Learning and Education

In addition to profession-specific knowledge, continuing competence can be supported by understanding trends in the broader world, as this has the potential to positively impact physiotherapist practice.

2021 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.
College Conversations Podcast

Listen to the College Conversations Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Want to get caught up? Listen from the beginning, all episodes are also available in Physiotherapy Alberta's eLearning Center!
Episode 17: Provision of Services
Date: October 15, 2020
Provision of services rules are in place to guide the processes by which Physiotherapy Alberta approves practice settings where physiotherapy services are provided. In this episode Jody and Leanne talk about the evolution of regulation of physiotherapy practice settings in Alberta and the provision of services rules currently in place. Click here to listen.
Physiotherapy Assessment of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome
Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.

This session will discuss:
  • The diagnosis of post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • Outcome measures and physical examination for differentiating neuropathic pain from musculoskeletal pain post breast-surgery
  • The outcomes of a recent Physiotherapy Alberta CRIF grant funded project conducted by the speaker

Presenter: Alex Grant, PT
Upcoming Webinars

Survival of Childhood Cancer and Premature Physiologic Aging: What Physiotherapists Need to Know
Date: December 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Evidence Corner

This well-designed RCT looked at the positive effect preoperative education and physiotherapy had on preventing postoperative complications.

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