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Advisory Committee on Discrimination, Oppression, and Inequity

  •  May 6, 2021

Physiotherapy Alberta is currently seeking to recruit individuals to contribute to an Advisory Committee on Discrimination, Oppression, and Inequity.

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Leadership Message: May 2021

  •  May 6, 2021
  •  Karin Eldred, Council President

Message from the Council President.

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2021 Continuing Competence Document Review Results

  •  May 6, 2021
  •  Audrey Lowe, PT

Do you even wonder what happens to your Continuing Competence submissions after you renew? In accordance with the DO.LEARN.GROW. program rules, after you hit “submit” staff work on a review of regulated members’ submissions.

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Good Practice: Documentation and Record Keeping

  •  May 6, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

In this article we highlight some of the common documentation issues seen in physiotherapy conduct files. We know that this topic is one that many people find dull or would rather avoid, so we have framed the information as a quiz. Test yourself or your colleagues and see how you do. Don’t worry, it’s just for fun, no marks involved.

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Seeking Association Steering Committee Members

  •  May 4, 2021

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity to shape the new professional association for Alberta’s physiotherapists? We’re looking for interested members with strong interpersonal, organizational, and board governance skills to help us launch the new organization.

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2021 Council Election Results

  •  April 20, 2021

The votes for the two vacant Council positions have been tallied! Congratulations to Jacky Chow and Melissa Merritt, our two new Council Members-at-Large. Jacky and Melissa will begin their terms in June.

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Seeking Individuals for an Advisory Committee on Discrimination, Oppression and Inequity

  •  April 9, 2021

Physiotherapy Alberta is currently seeking to recruit individuals to contribute to an Advisory Committee on Discrimination, Oppression and Inequity.

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Council News: March 2021

  •  April 9, 2021

News from the March 2021 Council Meeting.

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Continuing Competence Theory: Factors influencing Responsiveness to Feedback

  •  April 9, 2021
  •  Audrey Lowe, PT

Managers as well as practice and competence program leaders will find this research interesting because it explains, in part, why the same feedback strategy works for some individuals but not for others. Feedback delivery without considering the array of individual interpersonal and contextual factors influencing receptivity is just as likely to thwart rather than facilitate desired changes in performance.

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Research in Focus: Using the Keele StarTBack Tool in Physiotherapy Practice

  •  April 8, 2021
  •  Karin Eldred, PT, Jason Daoust, PT, Krista Shore, PT and Geoff Bostick, PhD

The project was funded by the AHS Research Challenge, a “capacity building program” for frontline clinicians to conduct practice-based research. Our research objectives were to examine the feasibility of implementing a psychosocial screening process for physiotherapy outpatients with low back pain seen in AHS North Zone facilities, and identify barriers and facilitators for broader implementation from physiotherapist perspectives.

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PCE Cancellation: Update March 31

  •  March 31, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021 the governing Council of Physiotherapy Alberta held an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing unavailability of the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) and potential strategies to address the registration delays registrants on Physiotherapy Alberta’s Provisional Register have experienced as a result.

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Good Practice: What is the Role of the College?

  •  March 26, 2021
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Physiotherapy Alberta frequently hears from our regulated members, physiotherapists from other jurisdictions, members of the public and other stakeholders with questions regarding our name and role as a dual mandate organization. This Good Practice article will highlight the organization’s history, mandate, strategic partnerships, and upcoming changes to the work that we do. The intent is to address common questions and misconceptions about the role of the organization.

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FAQ Regarding the PCE Cancellation

  •  March 23, 2021

In response to your comments and questions regarding the recent cancellation of the PCE exam, we have answered a number of FAQs and cleared up some misconceptions.

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PCE Exam Cancellation Update March 23, 2021

  •  March 23, 2021

Over the past 72 hours Physiotherapy Alberta staff and Council have received hundreds of calls, emails, and social media messages regarding the cancellation of the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competence Examination. We recognize that emotions are running high and have empathy for those who have been affected by the cancellation. As we stated in our previous message to registrants, we share a common goal of finding answers for provisional registrants. We are committed to finding a resolution to this ongoing problem, one which also addresses the regulatory requirements established by our government mandate.

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Statement Regarding the March Clinical Physiotherapy Competence Examination

  •  March 22, 2021

Physiotherapy Alberta was notified on Saturday, March 20, 2021, that due to significant technical challenges, the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) was forced to cancel the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE), scheduled on March 20th and 21st, 2021.

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Clinical Exam Cancellation

  •  March 22, 2021

Physiotherapy Alberta was notified on Saturday, March 20, 2021, that due to significant technical challenges, the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) was forced to cancel the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam, scheduled on March 20th and 21st, 2021.

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Continuing Competence Theory: Effectiveness of Peer Assessment for Implementing a Low Back Pain Guideline

  •  March 4, 2021

This fourth article in a series on self-assessment and feedback highlights research into peer assessment and feedback and whether it is more effective than case-based discussion to improve knowledge and guideline-consistent clinical reasoning on physical therapy guidelines for low back pain.

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Member Spotlight: Pinnacle Award of Distinction Recipient

  •  March 4, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Physiotherapy Alberta is happy to shine our member spotlight on Heather Bredy, the 2020 Pinnacle Award of Distinction recipient. Heather grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, lives and works in Edmonton, and completed her physiotherapy education at the University of Alberta (U of A).

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Research in Focus: Does Strength Training for Chronic Ankle Instability Improve Balance and Patient-Reported Outcomes?

  •  March 4, 2021
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Ankle sprain is the most common sports injury and is associated with chronic ankle instability (CAI) and recurring ankle injuries. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to “assess the effects of strength training compared with no exercise or neuromuscular control training on balance and patient-reported function in individuals with CAI.”

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Good Practice: Transparency of Fee Schedules

  •  March 4, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Physiotherapy Alberta often receives queries from the public, third-party payers or physiotherapists regarding fees for physiotherapy services.

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