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Introducing the Mentorship Guidebook

  •  November 7, 2018
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT, Manager Policy and Practice

Career planning is something that’s been on our minds here at Physiotherapy Alberta for the last couple of years. As we began to understand more about mentorship and how it relates to one’s career, we took a step back to put a career planning foundation in place. With those resources in place, we are now ready to turn our focus to mentorship.

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Good Practice: Consent in Practice

  •  November 6, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

As Practice Advisor I often receive questions from members related to consent. With the release of Physiotherapy Alberta’s new Consent Resource Guide for Alberta Physiotherapists, I felt it would be an appropriate time to discuss some of the most commonly asked questions.

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Research in Focus: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Urinary Incontinence in Men Following Prostatectomy

  •  November 6, 2018
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT, Manager Policy and Practice

Conservative management of urinary incontinence may include pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation. The effectiveness of conservative management of urinary incontinence among females has been well established in research; however, the effectiveness of these treatments among males following prostatectomy is not as well established.

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Council News: September 2018

  •  October 2, 2018

Key decisions from Council’s September meeting

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Research in Focus: Physiotherapist use of Publicly Funded Diagnostic Imaging Modalities

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

Authorized physiotherapists may order DI in the form of plain x-rays, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging only. This is the first study to “describe the overall and modality-specific annual DI referrals by authorized physiotherapists in the province of Alberta paid for by the public health system between 2012 and 2016.” A second research objective was to “describe how these referrals vary across geographical region and body part.”

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