October 2019
PT Alberta
2019 Connect + Learn: SOLD OUT More Spots Added!
After filling up faster than expected, more spots have been added! There is still time to register for Connect + Learn! But don’t wait, these spots won’t last for long! Join us in Canmore for a weekend of learning and networking!
Member Spotlight: You Can Ride 2
This month Physiotherapy Alberta shines its member spotlight on Edmonton-based physiotherapist Janine Halayko who combined her passion for working in pediatrics and her skills as a physiotherapist to develop You Can Ride 2.

Good Practice: Fees and Billing FAQs
Physiotherapy Alberta often receives questions about fees and billing from members, owners and third-party payers or patients. This article will address some of the frequently asked questions, with the aim of providing members and others with guidance when establishing their fees and billing practices.

Research in Focus: Rehabilitation After Hip Fracture for Nursing Home Residents
Older adults residing in nursing homes are at increased risk of hip fracture. However, nursing home residents are often excluded from hip fracture rehabilitation research and often receive limited post-fracture rehabilitation and achieve poorer outcomes when compared with community dwelling seniors who sustain a hip fracture.

2020 Self-Selected Activity: When to Complete

The dust has settled, you have jumped through the hoops and wrote up last year’s Self-Selected Activity meeting the requirements for renewal. You say to yourself “Now what. When should I start working on my next Self-Selected Activity and completing my next Practice Improvement Record?”

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.
Provision of Services
In the coming months, you may find yourself being contacted by our Practice Advisor, Nancy Littke. The reason for this contact is that you have indicated a practice location during renewal that was not on the organization list. The Health Professions Act (HPA) sets out where physiotherapists may provide professional services and gives Physiotherapy Alberta the authority to approve practice settings in which physiotherapy services are provided.

Nancy is contacting you to understand the practice setting and to determine if approval from Physiotherapy Alberta is necessary for you to provide services at this location. Please respond to Nancy’s inquiry as this assists us in ensuring physiotherapist work in settings that allow them to practice in compliance with their regulatory requirements and Standards of Practice. 

Volunteer information

There are currently no volunteer opportunities, check www.physiotherapyalberta.ca for updates.
Council News

News from the September 2019 Council Meeting.

New Directions in Whiplash and Trauma
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. MDT

This session will provide updates on new knowledge regarding post-traumatic musculoskeletal trauma with a focus on traumatic neck pain (whiplash-associated disorder). New tools that are available to clinicians now will be described, in addition to novel directions currently underway both in Canada and internationally to demystify the clinical presentation of patients following trauma. These include current large-scale explorations of where biology and psychology are reflected in one another, and how those are affected by the social context of the patient.

Presenters: Dave Walton BScPT MSc PhD
Upcoming Webinars

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

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

Professional Development Events

Have you checked out the PD Events page recently? This October, there are 9 events happening in and around Alberta!

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