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Leadership Message: July 2019

  •  July 5, 2019
  •  Karin Eldred

Message from the new Council President, Karin Eldred.

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Good Practice: Finding and Evaluating Research

  •  July 5, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As physiotherapists we are required by the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Standards of Practice to commit to lifelong learning to maintain our competence and incorporate evidence into practice. A common strategy for meeting these expectations and staying up-to-date with emerging areas of practice is to search for and review current research related to a specific subject.

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Research in Focus: Abstracts of Low Back Pain Trials Often Deemed Inaccurate

  •  July 5, 2019

Physiotherapists use the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to guide their clinical decisions. However, these results can be exaggerated due to bias in how the trial was conducted or how it was reported. Although a review of the full report of trial results is necessary for critical appraisal of the evidence, clinicians often only have access to the abstract, or may only review the full study after first screening for relevance through the abstract. Therefore, the completeness and accuracy of the abstract is essential.

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Member Spotlight: Three Decades of Giving Back to the Profession

  •  July 5, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

This month we shine our member spotlight on Grant Irwin. If you have been a physiotherapist in the last two to three decades you are probably familiar with this name. Over the last three decades, Grant has volunteered his time, experience and knowledge to the physiotherapy community through his continuous and ongoing engagement in multiple committee and leadership roles.

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FAQ About the Amendments to the Health Professions Act: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

  •  July 5, 2019

The June 11, 2019 Webinar “Understanding Bill 21, An Act to Protect Patients” provided the opportunity for members of Physiotherapy Alberta to gain further understanding of the amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) which received Royal Assent in 2018. This article will address some of the most common questions that arose during the webinar.

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