ignitephysio is a new way to learn and grow as a physiotherapist in Canada. Our focus is to foster a community of physiotherapists that supports a positive, open and inclusive environment.
We believe that bringing together the collective understanding and experience of physiotherapists throughout Alberta and the rest of Canada can help each of us become better clinicians and advance the profession. But for this to happen we wanted to put together some guidelines for the community.
What we have done is broken down our guidelines by the specific section of the site.
There are some general guidelines you should follow on the site regardless of whether you’re asking a question, providing an answer or giving a comment. They include:
This site is meant to be a safe place for physiotherapists to share and learn together. Belittling or demeaning remarks do not help with creating a supportive community. Remember to interact with people as you would like to be treated. Just because it’s online doesn’t mean we should leave our manners at the door. If you feel that a member on the site is being inappropriate, do not hesitate to send us a message and we’ll look into it.
Do not disclose personal information of patients, co-workers, or other individuals, unless you have the express written consent of that person to do so on a public internet forum. Remember to treat confidential information just like you would in your work environment…keep it safe. You remain responsible to comply with the privacy laws and health information disclosure laws that apply to your work environment.
If you feel that there is inappropriate activity taking place on the site, then please do not hesitate to send us a message. Please avoid trying to correct someone in the answer or comment section. Remember the Q&A forum should focus on being a helpful and safe place for the community to learn and grow. It’s ignitephysio’s job to keep everything humming along and we’ll make sure to look into it for you.
Providing valuable information when answering questions is important. We also want to make sure that you respect copyright laws that are in place. It’s important to remember these principles when posting content on our site:
This site is dedicated to supporting physiotherapists in their clinical practice and professional development. Posting questions or providing answers that are explicitly promoting certain products, courses or services is not allowed. We believe that healthy discourse around products, tools, courses and services you use can be beneficial, but the focus should be on learning and growth, not on their promotion. This includes not using the Q&A forums or other discussion areas of the site for promoting job opportunities.
We’ve provided an opportunity for you to create a profile which includes the ability to upload a picture, and share a little bit about yourself. Remember you are free to edit and update your profile by going to your profile page.
Here are a few pointers:
With ignitephysio, you have the opportunity to ask your most burning physiotherapy questions to a variety of practitioners and the greater Canadian physiotherapy community. This process is intended to be a quick, easy and efficient way to help you grow and develop as a physiotherapist no matter your level of experience, field of interest or treatment population. Pick the minds of fellow colleagues as you gain insight into cases you’re struggling with in your practice or learn new information regarding areas you’re unfamiliar with. Remember learning together is better!
Before we get started asking questions, let's review some guidelines.
You must have an ignitephysio member account to pose a question. If you are not yet a member and wish to become one click here.
Providing answers to questions within the community is a great way to help colleagues and share knowledge within the community. Any registered member of the site can provide answers to questions posted. Often as physiotherapists it can be intimidating to share your thoughts with colleagues. We want make it easier to provide thoughtful answers.
Here are some helpful guidelines when answering a question:
Please proofread and edit your contributions prior to submission.
Any registered member of the site can up-vote or down-vote answers or comments. Voting on answers allows the best answers (as determined by the community) to rise to the top of the provided answers. This ranking helps make it easy to get to the answers that the community values.
Here are some helpful reminders when trying to decide if you should upvote or down vote an answer:
Remember, your voting is anonymous. Use voting wisely, but don’t be afraid to vote.
If you require clarification or wish to ask a question to the answer provider, you may do so by leaving a comment associated with that answer. Please be as specific as possible when asking for clarification or additional information.
Once you feel as though your question has been sufficiently answered and you feel confident applying your new knowledge into practice, mark your question as “Answered”. This will allow us to track the success of the question and answer application. It will also indicate to the community that you do not require any additional input.
Last Updated: October 16, 2015