April 2011 - Editorial
It has been said that "because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are" (Bertold Brecht). Physiotherapy has evolved mirroring this sentiment; always changing, always adapting, never stagnant. ...
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April 2011 Volume 24, No. 1
We hope that your 2011 have started well! Our executive has been working hard in preparation from what looks to be a great Congress 2011 in beautiful Whistler, BC from July 14-17. We are very pleased to have internationally renowned speakers presenting at the conference. Drs. Michele Sterling, Jim Elliott, Werner Becker, Karim Kahn, Laurie McLaughlin, and Mick Sullivan, along with the other brilliant orthopaedic division members that have had abstracts and educational sessions accepted will be sure to inform our practices with the best evidence available. For more information, please visit the CPA website at http://www.physiotherapy.ca/public.asp?WCE=C=32%7CK=s226429. Keep checking your emails as well as we will be sending friendly reminders and information about the speakers and their respective areas of expertise. Dr. Michele Sterling, an internationally renowned expert in whiplash research, will be offering a post Congress course involving the management of WAD patients.
A randomised controlled trial. Shifting boundaries of doctors and physiotherapists in orthopaedic outpatient departments
Gavin Daker-White, Alison J Carr, Ian Harvey, Gillian Woolhead, Gordon Bannister,
Ian Nelson, Max Kammerling


Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapist Practice
Gail D. Deyle, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT1

Expanding roles in orthopaedic care: a comparison of physiotherapist and orthopaedic surgeon recommendations for triage

Reprintp permission was granted by J Epidemiol Community Health 1999;53:643–650; John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: History, Development, and Future Opportunities
Peter A. Huijbregts, PT, MSc, MHSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, FCAMT

Differential diagnosis for patients complaining of low back and unilateral radicular pain requires the assessment of the possible articular, myofascial, vascular (arterial and venous) and visceral causes. In many cases, the physiotherapist may be the primary care provider as the patient may not have a family physician and a medical referral may not be required to initiate physiotherapy.