Heart and Stroke Walkabout NS
Date: Tue, April 23, 2013
Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Nova Scotians. It is an independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke1. It also plays a role in reducing risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, colon
cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, and stress2 and can delay onset of dementia3. Physical activity has a role to play in disease management and secondary prevention.
Eighty-five (85%) of Canadians have been measured to be inactive. It’s likely that the majority of your clients are not meeting their daily recommended physical activity levels which could put them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke among other conditions.
Walking is a great way to be active, as it is a moderate activity that is accessible to the majority of the population. Walking can be a fun and social activity. Walking with friends or a walking group is a great way to stay motivated.
Heart&Stroke WalkaboutTM is helping Nova Scotians become more active. This initiative currently connects almost 9,000 adult Nova Scotians to tracking tools,resources and supports. A key resource of the program is the new and improved interactive website http://walkaboutns.ca which allows members to connect with other walkers, find routes and groups in their area and monitor their progress. The website also provides access to walking and health related information. Over the past five years, Heart&Stroke WalkaboutTM has supported thousands of individuals in multiple settings, including communities, workplaces, and schools5. It has been successful in reaching a wide range of Nova Scotians, increasing their physical activity levels and reducing their risk factors for cardiovascular disease 5.
Healthcare professionals have a unique and important role in promoting physical activity. Providing clients with support for health behavior change will help them to achieve improved health outcomes. Heart&Stroke WalkaboutTM is a key
resource for health professionals and their clients.
Physical activity is effective “medicine” and Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ can be part of the prescription.
CPA Launches National Physiotherapy Month Microsite
Date: Wed, April 10, 2013
CPA has launched its website for National Physiotherapy Month, offering a range of promotional materials for members. Please check out the site http://www.npmcanada.ca and browse the wide array of items including downloads for posters and fact sheets and imagery for pins and t-shirts!
Concussion - A Discussion of the Role of Physiotherapy in its Recognition and Management
Date: Tue, April 02, 2013
Presentation Materials for Members
On March 23, 2013, in conjuction with the 2013 NSPA AGM, Laura Lundquist and Steve MacNeil presented their very well received Professional Development session : Concussion - A Discussion of the Role of Physiotherapy in its Recognition and Management.
We are pleased to provide NSPA members with a link to the Presentation slides and thandouts:
Click here for the Slideshow and here for SCAT3, ChildSCAT3 and Pocket CRT