Volume 8 | September 2017
PT Alberta
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September Deadlines
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Under the Health Professions Act, to practice as a physiotherapist and use the titles physiotherapist or physical therapist or abbreviation PT you must be registered and have a valid practice permit. Practice permits issued to members on the General Register expire September 30 and must be renewed annually.

Jurisprudence Module

All members on the General Register must complete the new jurisprudence module before September 30, 2017, regardless of when they completed a previous version of the jurisprudence module. A notice was emailed to members on the General Register.

Good Practice: Sensitive Practice as a Universal Precaution
Sensitive practice is practicing in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of adult survivors of sexual abuse and other types of interpersonal violence. Utilizing “universal precautions” for all patients ensures vulnerable patients are not further traumatized.

Competence: 4 Reasons Why You Should be Thinking About the Continuing Competence Program
With all that is going on with the Continuing Competence Program, if it’s not on your mind, I am suggesting it should be. Here are four things to think about as you complete the program.
 
Research in Focus: Early Mobilization Following Arthroscopic or Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair: Summary of 2 Randomized Control Trials
Shoulder pain is a common complaint among patients seeking attention for musculoskeletal disorders, with rotator cuff tears being the most common shoulder condition. Current research demonstrates significant variability with respect to post-operative immobilization periods and initiation of active range of motion.
 
In Case You Missed It: Watch all the Born to Move Videos in One Place
Looking for the Born to Move videos? Want to know more about one of the Born to Move Stories? Looking to order posters or brochures? Find it all and more on the Born to Move Hub on the Physiotherapy Alberta website.

Future Webinars

TMD Management Basics
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
September Webinar: Introduction to the Donner-Wheeler Career Planning and Development Model
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.

During this session, Mary Wheeler, partner in donnerwheeler, will describe the Donner-Wheeler Career Planning Model. Mary will present a case study to demonstrate how the process can help physiotherapists to develop career plans and strategies to achieve their career goals.

Presenter: Mary Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC
Other News
World Physical Therapy day is September 8, 2017. For more information, click here.

Congratulations to member Maxi Miciak for winning the "WCPT Outstanding Platform Presentation Award" at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017 for her presentation: Demonstrating Physiotherapy Research Makes A Difference: A Framework For Evaluating Research Impact.
If you aren’t already a member of ignitephysio, visit ignitephysio.ca today and join the online community of over 2,400 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 month, there are 15 event listings happening in and around Alberta!


Evidence Corner

Do lifestyle factors increase the number of "years of active life" as well as increasing life expectancy? This longitudinal study reports some interesting findings.
Volunteer Opportunities

Physiotherapy Alberta is recruiting members for its Professional Conduct Committee.

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