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The Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association (SPA) will:
Leading the Physiotherapy profession as an accessible, essential partner for optimizing health in Saskatchewan.
Membership with the SPA has many benefits, including significant discounts on professional liability insurance through CPA, professional development through educational workshops, conferences and courses, and an opportunity to participate in setting the agenda for physiotherapy in the years ahead.
Saskatchewan Election Day is October 26, 2020. More information on the election and voting is available here.
SPA has provided letters to MLA candidates highlighting the significant disparity in access to physiotherapy services in rural/remote and some urban areas of Saskatchewan, the benefits of investing in establishing services and potential opportunities to explore to improve access to care.
There are numerous vacant physiotherapy positions in rural/ remote and some urban areas of Saskatchewan and the SPA is willing to work with key stakeholders on the implementation of potential solutions. Some of the possible solutions include:
As we lead up to the election, we encourage SPA members and community leaders to engage in discussions on these critical issues, solutions and opportunities. SPA has generated a handout that summarizes the above issues accessible here: 2020 Election Physiotherapy Discussion.
In addition, SPA will be posting social media messages to raise awareness of these important issues. Please share the messages to amplify the important messages.
In response to member queries, we have put together the following list of PPE suppliers. This list will be updated as we learn of additional vendors. Note: SPA cannot verify the quality or suitability of any products in meeting requirements or safety standards. SPA is not endorsing particular vendors but rather providing information only.
Please monitor CPA's "Clinic Reopening" resources for other suppliers, provincial clinic reopening guidelines, and CPA's update on PPE: https://physiotherapy.ca/clinic-reopening
SPA and CPA are also actively advocating with the government for access to PPE.
Following our April 25 panel discussion on telehealth was a presentation on PPE by Brenda Beavis Frey with Stevens Healthcare. Click here to see a helpful document summarizing the questions and answers regarding PPE. You can listen to the presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uFRSKiBavFE
The School of PT and SHIRP have assisted SPA with compiling a list of recent publications by the School of PT faculty including information for SPA members to access the articles.
For licensed health care practitioners in Saskatchewan, these articles are available free through the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP). To get access to the articles, an account with SHIRP is required. There is no charge to obtain an account and all the resources are available to licensed Saskatchewan practitioners free of charge.
Click here to access the list of articles. Congratulations to the School of PT Faculty for all of the amazing research, analysis and success in publishing!
There are valuable benefits to being a member in our provincial professional association (SPA), and many of SPA's Presidents, board members and committee members have gone on to healthcare leadership and management roles.
The spotlight showcasing how membership and particpation on the Board or Directors can benefit you, key priorities and where we are focusing our efforts can be reviewed here.
SPA membership is open to licensed Physical Therapists. Membership offers many benefits including access to great resources, access to comprehensive professional insurance programs and the opportunity to contribute to a unified voice for the profession.