Rehabilitation Webcasts

Physical Therapy Webcasts

Webinars presented by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Alberta Physiotherapy College & Association

Paid Webinars

  • 8th Annual Karin Greaves Memorial Education Seminar: Thinking Outside of the Box: Understanding Pain, Depression & Anxiety with Total Joint Arthroplasty (2016)

    A Discussion about Infection Management and Revision Surgery

    Sessions specifically directed at discussing the impact of complex pain, depression and anxiety in patients undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty. Education sessions include interactive presentations led by orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, a pharmacist and psychologist.

    When: Recorded Saturday November 21st, 2016

    Cost: Unlimited access for 30 days for: Individual Viewing ($150), Group Viewing (3+ clinicians) $350

    For: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Students, other health professionals

    Registration: Register and pay here

    Schedule of Events

    List of Presenters

  • Complications following Total Joint Arthroplasty (2015)

    A Discussion about Infection Management and Revision Surgery

    Education sessions specifically directed at complications following Total Joint Arthroplasty. The recording consists of several interactive presentations led by orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists.

    When: Recorded Saturday November 21st, 2015

    Cost: Unlimited access for 30 days for: Individual Viewing ($150), Group Viewing (3+ clinicians) $350

    For: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Students, other health professionals

    Registration: Register and pay here

    Schedule of Events

    List of Presenters

  • Total knee arthroplasty and associated bariatrics (2014)
    Rehabilitation for Total Joint Arthroplasty
    A Joint Effort - Stepping through the continuum of care. Total knee arthroplasty and associated bariatrics.


    Education sessions include interactive presentations of current concepts of joint arthroplasties by orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists, bariatric issues associated with knee arthroplasties including bariatric rehabilitation.

    When: Recorded Saturday November 22nd, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Where: online via webcast

    Cost: Viewing individual $150, webcast viewing group (3+) $350

    For: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Students, other health professionals

    After purchasing the webcast you will have 30 days of unlimited viewing of the recorded event.

    Information & Registration: Register and pay here

    After purchasing the webcast you will be emailed your login information (login is the email you used to register plus password) as well as  the PDF powerpoint presentations that accompany the presentations.

    Schedule of Events and Presenters

    For more information and to obtain your certificate of participation contact: sdrefs@ualberta.ca

  • Understanding Sleep and its Relationship to Health: An Introduction for Health Care Providers
    Description

    The main objectives of the presentation are to look at:

    • the relationship between sleep and cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
    • bi-directional nature of sleep and health
    • basic sleep architecture and physiology
    • sleep assessment
    • review of non-pharmacological environment interventions for sleep
    • resources
    Presenter

    Dr Cary Brown, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta. Dr. Brown has practiced clinically as an occupational therapist, as well as department supervisor and academic in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Brown teaches and researches in the areas of knowledge translation, health literacy, sleep, and chronic pain across the life span. She has numerous publications on these topics and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Annually, Dr. Brown teaches a graduate module in Sleep and Health and has received previous funding for research in the areas of disordered sleep in both children and persons with dementia. Her interest in disordered sleep is linked to her research activities in chronic pain, one of which received the Canadian Pain Society – Pain Awareness Award 2010 for Knowledge Translation activities.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29) 

    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

    Length: 65 minutes

    Note: Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.

  • Psychology of Pain for Physical Therapists

    Description

    Are Physical Therapists missing an important opportunity to better understand our patient's experience of pain? In this presentation, listeners will have the opportunity to learn about the ways in which psychology impacts pain. Subsequently, participants will discover how psychological models inform best PT management practices for complex pain - increasingly the validity of their treatment.

    Presenter

    Dr. Bostick is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Prior to his PhD work, Dr. Bostick worked as a physical therapist in private practice clinics in Saskatoon SK, Victoria BC, and Edmonton AB. His professional interests include the interaction between measures of cognitive factors (e.g. beliefs), distress, and pain hypersensitivity in determining outcomes in complex pain conditions such as low back pain and neuropathic pain.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29 share up to 3 times, $100 unlimited group sharing)
    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase
    Length: 80 minutes

  • Clinical Decision Support Tools in the Management of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Description

    Physical Therapists are often asked whether patients with musculoskeletal disorders are capable of working and if not, what interventions are needed to facilitate return-to-work. This webinar will update participants on evidence-based information for guiding these decisions, and demonstrate a prototype computer-based clinical decision support tool.

    Presenter

    Dr Doug Gross, Department of Physical Therapy, U of A.
    Dr. Douglas Gross (PhD, BScPT) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and a research affiliate with Millard Health, the WCB-Alberta’s rehabilitation facility. His research focuses on injured workers with musculoskeletal conditions, including prediction of recovery and return to work, clinical decision support tools, as well as the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions.

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    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase
    Length: 60 minutes

  • Best evidence for post-operative Bankart and rotator cuff rehabilitation

    Description

    This webinar will provide information on how to use the new Edmonton region post operative shoulder rehabilitation guidelines. These consensus and evidence derived post-operative guidelines for Bankart and Rotator Cuff repairs were developed by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians and physical therapists. These guidelines provide a common platform from which physical therapists, surgeons and physicians can work. The hope is that these new guidelines will lead to improved, standardized care for post-operative Bankart and Rotator Cuff Repair patients. Guidelines are avaiable here.

    Presenter

    Dr Judy Chepeha, Department of Physical Therapy, U of A.
    Judy Chepeha is an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include shoulder pathology and rehabilitation in the overhead athlete/worker.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29 share up to 3 times, $100 unlimited group sharing)
    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

  • If they can put a man on the moon they should be able to fix a neck injury: the relevance of WAD-related pain beliefs

    Description

    'Do beliefs really influence the pain experience? If so, how?’ These questions are addressed via an illustration of the biology of nocebo hyperalgesia. Additional discussions will include: factors that inform beliefs about whiplash (WAD) and beliefs potentially prognostic of WAD outcome.

    Presenter

    Dr Geoff Bostick, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta.
    Geoff’s research interests centre on cognitive aspects of pain and his PhD thesis work focused on pain beliefs after whiplash (WAD).

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    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

Free Webinars

  • An Introduction to Addressing Chronic Headaches in Your Physiotherapy Practice, presenter Kate Gerry.

    'Is it all in my head'? How do headache conditions fit into a rehabilitation medicine context? Tune in to become more familiar with differential diagnosis and aware of when to refer.

    Date: February 21, 2013 (8:00-9:00am)

    Presenter – Kate Gerry PT, Calgary Region Pain Centre. Kate is a physiotherapist at the AHS Chronic Pain Centre in Calgary with the interdisciplinary Headache Program. As a treatment paradigm, she combines her manual therapy background& dry needling skills into the Integrated Systems Model for Pain & Disability (Lee & Lee) and is currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program.

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  • 'Are you delivering a quality service? Prove it!' Lessons learned from a musculoskeletal review.

    It has never been more important for clinicians to demonstrate effectiveness through safety, clinical outcomes, positive patient experience and evidence-based practice. The aim of this improvement initiative was to use patient experience to drive change in a musculoskeletal outpatient service.

    Date: May 16, 2013 (8:00-9:00am MDT)

    Presenter – Dr Lisa Roberts, PT, PhD, MCSP. Lisa is a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, currently researching communication and decision-making in clinical encounters. Lisa also has a role as a consultant physiotherapist in the musculoskeletal outpatient department at University Hospital Southampton, where in addition to her clinical work, she leads the clinical effectiveness agenda, supporting clinicians with audits, service evaluations and higher degrees. Lisa is currently president elect of the Society for Back Pain Research.

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  • Electrical stimulation for wounds: Review of research evidence and clinical techniques.

    This presentation will describe biological effects of electrical current on the healing process. A review of current clinical research evidence to support the use of electrical stimulation treatments on chronic wounds will be provided. Common application techniques used to safely and effectively deliver electrical current to the wound will be provided.

    Date: March 21, 2013 (8:00-9:00am MDT)

    Presenter – Dr Pamela Houghton, Univeristy of Western Ontario. Dr. Houghton is a full professor in the School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario. She founded the Masters program in Wound healing which uses alternative delivery methods to train advanced clinicians from several professions in research and clinical skills. She is a licensed physical therapist with experience providing adjunctive therapies to treat people with chronic wounds living in the community

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  • Screening for musculoskeletal red flags: The Physiotherapist’s role in primary care.

    Physiotherapist’s (PT's) evaluate patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction in clinical practice. As primary care providers, PT's need to screen for red flags (indicating serious pathology) as part of their clinical examination. This webinar will review the evidence and provide clinicians with a pragmatic management approach to screening for musculoskeletal red flags in their clinical practice.

    Date: April 18, 2013 (8:00-9:00am MDT)

    Presenter – Geoff Schneider, Univeristy of Calgary. Geoff Schneider is a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is a clinician with a special interest in managing persistent musculoskeletal pain conditions. He is a PhD candidate from the University of Calgary with a research interest in diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests in those with persistent neck pain.

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