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Good Practice: Health Coaching Strategies to Facilitate Behavior Change

  •  September 6, 2019
  •  By: Nancy Littke, PT

For many years, physiotherapists, physiotherapy associations and others have been saying that we have a role in health promotion, prevention, and population health initiatives. While here at Physiotherapy Alberta we agree that there is a clear role for physiotherapists to be involved in this type of practice, the route forward is not always clear. To assist with this process, Physiotherapy Alberta has released the Introduction to Health Coaching for Physiotherapists Toolkit.

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2019 College-Selected Activity: Complete Even if you Plan to Renew or Cancel your Registration

  •  September 6, 2019

Completion of the 2019 College–Selected Activity is required of all members on the General Register for the 2018/19 registration year (October 1, 2018 until September 30, 2019). This expectation holds true for both physiotherapists who will be renewing their practice permit as well as physiotherapists who plan to cancel their registration when it expires at the end of September.

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Self-Selected Activity: Reflective vs. Rushed Storytelling

  •  September 6, 2019

Many of us have “To Do” lists and may try to use the few minutes we have between patients to cross tasks off our list. For physiotherapists, completing the Practice Improvement Record (PIR) and your renewal is likely on the list this month. Is rushing to complete the PIR in a time pressure situation of any value in a Learning and Thinking sense?

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Research in Focus: Smartphone Oximeter Use During Exercise in Individuals with Chronic Lung Disease

  •  September 6, 2019

Strong evidence exists that pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) can lead to significant improvements in mortality, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, perceived dyspnea, and the incidence of acute exacerbations for individuals living with COPD. Access to PR programs due to geographic barriers and a mismatch between patient volumes and program capacity are key issues limiting patient participation. One approach to address these access issues is the use of telerehabilitation to deliver PR.

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2019 College-Selected Activity: Have You Achieved the Learning Objectives?

  •  August 9, 2019

The DO.LEARN.GROW. 2019 College-Selected Activity provides a structured format on what physiotherapists can DO to help LEARN about and apply the Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Standard of Practice and education guides to their practice.

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