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Continuing Competence Program: Call For Pilot Testers

  •  May 4, 2018

Members were given opportunities to complete surveys and provide feedback on development of the new Continuing Competence Program. This re-design is almost complete and we are looking to recruit 10% of our members on the General Register to participate in the pilot test of the new program material.

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President's Message: May 2018

  •  May 3, 2018
  •  Simon Cooke, PT, President

Thank you to all the voters in this year's Council elections. I was thrilled to see the impressive slate of candidates. The number of individuals willing to serve, the breadth of experience among them, and the diversity in practice and geographic area gave voters many things to consider when casting a ballot.

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Good Practice: Effective Communication To Avoid Complaints

  •  May 3, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

Most physiotherapists, if asked, would probably say that they understand the importance of good communication and that they communicate clearly and effectively with their patients. However, questions from members and conversations with other Physiotherapy Alberta staff members, make it apparent that we are not as good at this skill as we think we are.

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Research in Focus: An Analysis of Adverse Events in the Rehabilitation Department

  •  May 3, 2018
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT, Manager Policy and Practice

The prevalence of patient safety incidents, or adverse events, has been documented by multiple authors. However, patient safety incidents in rehabilitation settings or involving rehabilitation professionals receive limited attention as rehabilitation interventions are generally considered to be low-risk.

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Technology in Practice: Telerehabilitation

  •  May 2, 2018
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT, Manager Policy and Practice

These days, telerehabilitation is increasingly popular among physiotherapists, with members contacting Physiotherapy Alberta on a regular basis with questions about how to incorporate telerehabilitation into their practice.

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