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Leadership Message January 2020

  •  January 10, 2020

Message from Council President, Karin Eldred.

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Self-Selected Activity: How Burnout and Engagement Affect Competence

  •  January 10, 2020
  •  Audrey Lowe, Manager of Continuing Competence Program

The words “continuing competence” have been included in the lexicon of regulation for less than 30 years. Prior to that you will not find it used in discussions of regulation or education. Now, gaining popularity is the engagement discourse, coined by Zubin Austin, another thought leader in the area of continuing competency.

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Good Practice: Starting a Mobile Practice

  •  January 10, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As Albertans look for more convenient access to health care, services provided in the home are becoming more popular. In response to this need, many Alberta physiotherapists are providing mobile or in-home physiotherapy services. However, whether the plan is to see the odd patient in their own home or to start a home care business, members must be aware of potential risks associated with this type of practice.

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Research in Focus: Tai Chi vs Health Education in Subsidized Housing

  •  January 9, 2020
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Several studies have demonstrated multiple benefits of tai chi with this population. However, these studies have not typically included older adults living in subsidized housing who may face unique health challenges and risks of decline due to their socio-economic status. This study specifically targeted this patient population and compared the effect of tai chi versus health education on physical function, health-care utilization and cost.

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Member Spotlight: A Passion for Patient Safety

  •  January 9, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Physiotherapy Alberta shines our spotlight on Sandi Kossey, an Alberta physiotherapist who has gained national and international recognition as a leader in the area of patient safety and quality care. Sandi has put her experience as a physiotherapist and her passion for safe, effective, quality patient care to work as a senior director of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI).

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