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Continuing Competence: New Program Takes Off

  •  January 4, 2019

Physiotherapy Alberta launched its new physiotherapist Continuing Competence Program December 1, 2018. The new program, branded as DO. LEARN. GROW., gives physiotherapists choice and aligns with activities they do already to develop competencies - either through work or their own professional development path. The new program also allows physiotherapists to tell their learning and practice improvement stories their way.

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Member Spotlight: Thinking Out of the Box

  •  January 3, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

This month we shine our Member Spotlight on Alex Chisholm, who talked about a recent patient experience that made her realize how thinking “out of the box” can make physiotherapy interventions more functional, fun for everyone, and lead to true patient-centered care.

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Research in Focus: Clinical Screening Tool to Predict Fall Risk in Older Adults

  •  January 3, 2019
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT, Manager Policy and Practice

Balance dysfunction affects a significant proportion of older adults. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is a widely used outcome measure to assess balance dysfunction in older adults. However, research related to the use of the Berg to predict fall risk has shown inconsistent results.

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Good Practice: Why is Charting Such a Big Deal?

  •  January 3, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

We know that most clinicians would rather treat patients than write about treating patients; however, regardless of where physiotherapists have been trained or work, charting has been a consistent expectation for clinicians.

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Feedback Requested: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Standard of Practice

  •  December 7, 2018

Bill 21 will strengthen protection for patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated health professionals in Alberta. The Alberta government introduced the legislation to ensure Albertans are safe when accessing health-care services. Provide your feedback by December 19, 2018.

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