As we near the end of the second week of the Physio Moves Canada project, I'm taking a (very brief) moment to reflect on where we've already been, who and what we've seen, and just how much data has already been collected on this project. We've gone from a cottage hospital setting in a rural west coast Newfoundland fishing village to a state-of-the-art ambulatory care stroke rehab unit in Prince Edward Island, to a Canadian Forces training centre in New Brunswick and several others in between. We've already conducted in depth interviews with 8 physiotherapy clients, 4 physiotherapists, and have engaged nearly 20 clinicians in broader focus group discussions, and we're just getting started. There are already some very clear themes emerging that are consistent across these diverse maritime settings, in terms of the way physios and their clients are conceptualizing mobility, and in the physios views of the future of our profession. If you haven't already, follow us on one of our social media platforms: Twitter @PTMovesCanada, Facebook PhysioMovesCanada, Instagram PhysioMovesCanada, this website, or YouTube.com/davewaltonPT. I can't reveal too much about what we've seen and heard so far so as not to bias the information we gain from the rest of the country, but we've been posting more general musings and reflections, as well as some nice pictures of this very photogenic part of the world, on these different platforms so please follow along.
And finally, please click quickly over to our sponsors page to see the list of professional groups that have supported this project. It's heartening to know that our professional associations are equally as interested in seeing this profession not just survive, but thrive and lead into the future of healthcare in Canada.