September 2020
Good Practice: Continuing Education in the Time of COVID
At the start of the pandemic, Physiotherapy Alberta announced that it would cease to post new in-person course listings on our website. The public health orders in effect at the time prohibited group gatherings and it was also thought that the risks of health professionals gathering could worsen the spread of COVID-19. So, is it a good idea to complete in-person continuing professional education at this time?

Research in Focus: Early Exercise Postpartum Pelvic Floor Muscle Function and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Existing guidelines for return to exercise for postpartum women advocate for a gradual commencement or return to physical activity as soon as medically safe. However, some clinicians have expressed concern that early return to exercise may negatively affect pelvic floor muscle function.

Self-Selected Activity: Are You Ready to Tell your Practice Improvement Story?

The practice permit renewal deadline is September 15, here are tips for the Self-Selected Activity and completion of your Practice Improvement Record.

College-Selected Activity: IPC Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to transmit within Alberta communities. As such, it is imperative that physiotherapists continue to responsibly manage COVID-19 disease prevention measures.

Volunteer Opportunity

Physiotherapy Alberta currently has two volunteer opportunities on the Registration Committee.

Time to Renew

Regulated members may now renew their practice permit for the 2020/2021 registration year. While your current practice permit does not expire until September 30, 2020, you must renew by midnight September 15 to avoid paying the $130 late fee.

College Conversations Podcast

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

Want to get caught up? Listen from the beginning, all episodes are also available in Physiotherapy Alberta's eLearning Center!
Episode 16
Date: September 4, 2020
In this episode Jody and Leanne walk listeners through the renewal requirements, address some common questions, and discuss the importance of keeping your member profile up to date. Click here to listen.

Episode 15
Date: August 15, 2020
This episode also covers topics that physiotherapists and physiotherapy business owners should proactively include in their employment agreements. Most importantly, all parties need to internalize the mantra that no one owns the patient. Click here to listen.
Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.

This session will discuss the fundamentals of physiotherapy practice when working with people with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • A review of the neuropathology of MS including presentation, variable disease progression, and medical management.
  • The importance of tailored interventions to address impairments and functional limitations.
  • Exercise prescription and the management of fatigue and thermosensitivity when exercising.
  • The implications of aging and age-related comorbidity for people with MS.

Presenter: Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS
Upcoming Webinars

Physiotherapy Management of Traumatic Elbow Injuries
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Physiotherapy Assessment of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome
Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Evidence Corner

A plain language summary of a Cochrane review looking at the use of supervised exercise therapy for symptomatic relief for patients with intermittent claudication. Supervised exercise therapy versus home‐based exercise therapy versus walking advice for intermittent claudication
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