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  • Let’s Get Strategic

    May 25, 2016

    Whoever first said ‘time flies’ could have been talking about the strategic planning cycle.

    Four years ago—a month after I had started working at the College― Council met to develop a strategic plan. They set three goals that we’ve been working hard to achieve, goals to ensure that physiotherapy regulation in Ontario focussed on things that matter—things that contribute to delivering safe, competent and ethical care. You may be familiar with the goals that Council set as you’ve read about them here and in Perspectives over the years. I hope you’ve seen the impact in new Standards, new communications activities, our work around clinic regulation and changes to our registration processes. We’ve also been working to improve our technological infrastructure—that may be a part of our strategic plan that isn’t as obvious (so far). We have one year left to reach our goals in the current strategic plan, and now it’s time to set the path for the next three or four years to come as we start strategic planning once again!

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    We’ve already talked to a group of physiotherapists who attended our breakfast at OPA InterACTION 2016, as well as Academic Practice Leaders. We’ve received input from our Citizens Advisory Group.

    And now it’s your turn. This link will lead you to a list of things that could be the most important things for the College to focus on over the next several years. We’d like you to rank them so we know where you think we ought to focus. Or, if we haven’t identified something that you think we should pay more attention to, we need to hear that as well. Your input will be shared with Council when they meet to set the priorities and you’ll get a chance to read about the results over the summer or in the early fall.

    What are you waiting for: weigh in now!

     

    Whoever first said ‘time flies’ could have been talking about the strategic planning cycle. Four years ago—a month after I had started working at the College― Council met to develop a strategic plan. They set three goals that we’ve been working hard to achieve, goals to ensure that physiotherapy regulation in Ontario focussed on things […]
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    • Shenda Tanchak
  • STOP IT BEFORE YOU GET IN TROUBLE! A RANT.

    Apr 05, 2016
    I am receiving more and more reports about physiotherapists sending patients for personal training or Pilates and enabling patients to submit receipts for these services under the physiotherapist’s registration number. Guess what? In many cases this is inappropriate and you could get in serious trouble. The ONLY time that your credentials can be used to […]
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  • When Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    Feb 09, 2016
    You’ve been seeing Janet for several months. She’s an elderly widow who first came to you following a knee replacement. She recovered quite well and is ready to be discharged. The problem is, Janet really likes you and wants to continue coming for therapy. She makes weekly appointments for the treatment of back pain. But, you are […]
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  • Are Great Practitioners At Risk of Losing Their Reputation?

    Jan 20, 2016
    There was a BBC headline that caught my eye not too long ago: “Athletics doping: What happens if trust goes out of sport?”* It was about the results of an independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but it could have been about your profession. It could have been physiotherapists. I have to […]
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  • How Will You Stay Inspired in 2016?

    Jan 08, 2016
    Guest Blogger: Shari Hughes, PT I just read something inspiring—so inspiring in fact, that I want to share it with my fellow PTs. Here it is: “Our quest [as health care providers] is clear…It’s a search for meaning in the value of the person who has come to honour us with his or her quest […]
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  • Shout, Shout – Let it All Out!!!

    Dec 11, 2015
    You Talk. We Listen.  By now you know we’ve been working hard to consult about the potential for clinic regulation in Ontario. The one and only thing about the consultations that has disappointed me is the suspicion I’ve encountered about the consultation process itself. It appears that many people seem to think that our working […]
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  • Shhh! The Registrar’s TOP SECRET FORMULA for Avoiding Complaints!

    Oct 21, 2015
    Amanda is a young woman in pain. Mr. McBean is an experienced physiotherapist who achieves excellent clinical outcomes. So how come she’s complained about him? Because he reached his arm across her chest, coming into contact with her breast Because it really hurt when he moved her arm through the full range of motion Because […]
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  • Regulating Clinics – Your Turn to Talk!

    Oct 14, 2015
    We know physiotherapists are sometimes compelled by their employers to provide services in a way that does not meet the profession’s clinical or ethical expectations. And sometimes business operators engage in behaviour that physiotherapists aren’t even aware of, but can still get the PT in trouble: they use the physio’s name for bad advertising or billing practices, […]
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  • Friend not Foe: A PT Student Experience

    Aug 31, 2015
    When I learned that I would be completing my clinical placement at the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, I was apprehensive. In the world of PT students, I have found that the College is often misunderstood and sometimes negatively perceived. From creating standards to performing practice assessments, aka “audits,” to discipline hearings, my impression was […]
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  • Sitting in My Castle, Making Up the Rules…

    Aug 10, 2015
    Judging by some of the comments to some of my blogs, some of you must think I sit in my office, scheming to write rules that make the lives and jobs of physiotherapists harder than they need to be. When I wrote the blog “My support person hurt someone. Am I in trouble?” one person […]
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