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Stop Trying to Motivate Your Patients To Exercise

  Do you struggle with trying to motivate your patients to do their exercises?  Many physiotherapists have a difficult time motivating their patients to do …

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Why Patients Struggle to Implement Change

Making personal health changes can be hard. Starting an exercise program can be hard. Reframing beliefs about our body and pain can be hard. These …

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When Physiotherapists Get Stuck: Demystifying the Pitfalls of Feeling Like You Need More

As physiotherapists, it’s easy to feel like we need more of something when the work we’re doing doesn’t seem to be getting the results that …

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Do Your Patients Tell You They Cannot Sleep?

[This article originally was published on the CPA Pain Science Division Blog here] Why We Need to Take Sleep More Seriously As physiotherapists who treat …

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16 Reasons Why Sleep Should Matter to Physical Therapists

Sleep impacts so many different aspects of our health and life. I want to highlight 16 reasons why this topic of sleep should matter for …

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The 4 Key Components to a Thriving Caseload

If you’re a new grad there’s a constant, wake-up-at-night, pressure to create and maintain a caseload. You’re not immune to this pressure if you’re a …

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3 Easy Steps to Help Patients De-Stress During Treatment

Whether stress comes from the limitations of a clients injury or other psychosocial factors, what specific tools do you provide your patients to help them …

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Sleep: A Potential Missing Link in Your Treatment

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. Anyone who has experienced any disruption in sleep will attest to the far-reaching effects of broken sleep …

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Navigating the Common Challenges With MVA/MVC Management in Alberta

Recently on the podcast, physiotherapists Andrew Koppejan and Maxi Miciak sat down with Jeff Begg and Simon Cooke to discuss some of the common and …

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Understand How to Use an IMC When Treating MVA/MVC Patients in Alberta

Recently ignitephysio podcast hosts Andrew Koppejan and Maxi Miciak sat down with physiotherapists Jeff Begg and Simon Cooke, along with Julie Chartrand, medical claims advisor …

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Master Your Understanding of MVA/MVC Insurance Regulation in Alberta

Recently ignitephysio podcast hosts Andrew Koppejan & Maxi Miciak sat down with some key insiders (physiotherapists & insurance adjusters) across two podcast interviews (see here and here) to …

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Increasing Your Confidence in Identifying Centrally Mediated Pain in Your Patients

In the study  “Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Central Pain Mechanisms for Female Sexual Pain” the authors provide a detailed explanation and walk-through of …

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Simpleset Exercise Software Review

Exercise Software Review Part 2: SimpleSet It’s been a little while since the first part of our exercise software review series, but I’m back again …

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How To Get The Most Out of A Physio Course

We’ve all had those courses that we’ve successfully completed, but haven’t really applied the material in our practices. Courses are costly and time consuming, so …

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Top 9 Resources to Help You Pass the PCE: IEPTs and Students

Our Best Resources for IEPTs and Students to Help Prepare For the PCE As ignitephysio continues to grow, there are more members asking questions on …

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63 Twitter Accounts for Physiotherapists to Follow

Twitter, and other social media outlets, are a great way for physiotherapists to keep up-to-date on the latest research and clinically-relevant information. Not only that, …

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How To Survive Your First Physiotherapy Placement

So you\’ve bought those perfect shoes that let you be comfortable on your feet all day long and you\’ve found that elusive pair of dress …

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Using Metaphors & Analogies to Improve Patient Education in Physiotherapy

If there’s one thing that is the bedrock in our care of patients as physiotherapists it is patient education. We educate our patients about a …

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Exercise Software Review Part 1: Physiotec

Exercise Software Review Part 1: Physiotec Exercise software is one of the most popular pieces of software that physiotherapists use on a daily basis in …

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Understanding Job Compensation For Physiotherapists

Whether you’re a new grad or an internationally educated physiotherapist trying to land your first physiotherapist job, you’ll end up having a conversation with an …

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