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Continuing Competence: Managing the Self-Selected Activity During COVID-19

  •  Yesterday

Since March, COVID-19 has preoccupied our lives and physiotherapists have dealt with challenges and dramatic changes. This crisis has touched both professional practice and personal lives, leaving physiotherapists wondering how to best to manage their future professional lives. Physiotherapy Alberta has received some questions on how to best manage the Self-Selected Activity requirements. Some members have indicated their workload is reduced and want to complete the write up of their Practice Improvement Record now.

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Member Spotlight: Serving with the Canadian Armed Forces

  •  Yesterday
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

This month Physiotherapy Alberta shines our spotlight on Major Adam Hannaford, Physiotherapy Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. Adam is currently posted at Canadian Forces Bases Edmonton and agreed to provide some insight into life as a physiotherapist in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Research in Focus: Telerehabilitation is Non-inferior to Usual Care Following Total Hip Replacement

  •  June 3, 2020
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Total hip replacement (THR) is a common orthopedic surgery, with more than 6,014 THRs completed in Alberta in 2016-17 (the last year for which data is available). Standard post-operative care includes physiotherapy, however the optimal post-discharge rehabilitation is unknown, with a wide range of treatment interventions and timing to commence post-operative intervention reported in published research.

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Research in Focus: Burnout Among Alberta Physiotherapists

  •  May 6, 2020
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

The Research in Focus article series is usually a forum to share summaries of recently published evidence relevant to Alberta physiotherapists. However, with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the burden the pandemic has placed on all health-care professionals, it seems timely to highlight the findings of Physiotherapy Alberta’s own 2016 research into burnout among our registrants.

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May 2020 Leadership Message

  •  May 6, 2020
  •  Karin Eldred, President

In the last few weeks we have experienced unprecedented change in the way we work and live. We have learned new terminology and mastered new technology. We’ve learned how to read logarithmic graphs and how to don, doff, and wash personal protective equipment. It’s been overwhelming and exhausting. We’ve been longing for a return to “normal” life.

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