Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

Your voice for Occupational Therapy in Alberta!

Dedicated to the well-being of all Albertans, SAOT is the vehicle to drive practice, shape capacity and grow the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta by bridging research, practice, advocacy and policy.

Become a Member

Are you a registered OT practicing in Alberta? Become a member and help shape the profession of OT in Alberta! We offer several categories of membership that provide access to our wide range of benefits. The membership year runs from March 1 to February 28 of each year, and fees are pro-rated after September 1. Learn more >>

Workshops & Events

Occupational therapy is a diverse profession with endless learning opportunities. We list both SAOT-sponsored and non-sponsored educational opportunities and events. Learn more >>

Learn about OT

Occupational therapy is a health profession that enables people of all ages to overcome everyday barriers, helping them engage and participate in meaningful lives. Learn more >>

Search for an OT

You may choose to hire an occupational therapist privately. Like other independent contractors, occupational therapists’ rates and services offered differ. Search for an occupational therapist in private practice by geographic area and area of practice here. Learn more >>

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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February 2019

Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23 @ 8:30 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
$105 – $465

Register for one or both days! Therapy Assistants can attend for 50% off the registration fee when attending with their OT! Day 1 – February 23, 2019 It IS More Than 4 Wheels!: How The Mat Assessment Influences the Prescription of Seating and Mobility Devices in the Adult Population Session Level: Beginner – Intermediate Learning objectives: • Describe surfaces on which to complete a hands on Mat Assessment • List three components of three-point positioning • List three components of…

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April 2019

WEBINAR: Is a Career Refresh What You Need to Overcome Burnout & Fatigue?

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Burnout is something that we often don’t talk about, but it’s a serious issue with rehab therapists. From interviews and surveys with physical therapists from across Canada, Andrew discovered that 13% of clinicians were looking to change careers or pursue non-clinical careers. Therapists enjoy seeing patients, but day-in, day-out patient care can often lead to clinical fatigue and burnout. For therapists struggling with their career, the options may seem limited. They are left finding a non-clinical management role, opening their…

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Responding Appropriately to Grief and Loss as a Healthcare Professional or Wellness Provider

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $425

Healthcare professionals are in a unique and challenging position when it comes to supporting people with life changing and life threatening illness and death. These professionals, caregiving in the front lines,are dealing with difficult and emotional situations everyday, sometimes without the formal training on how to be supportive. Grief is the internal and natural response to loss that human being experience, and everyone, either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of significant loss…

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Lower Extremity Edema Management

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 4:30 pm
Grey Nuns Community Hospital – Room 0647, 1100 Youville Drive W Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 5X8 Canada
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Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, BScOT SAOT Members Receive a $50 Discount on this Two-Day Workshop Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two-day seminar, focusing on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of edema management. This course covers the full spectrum from theory, assessment, technical skills of vascular and sensory assessments, compression therapy and compression stockings/systems. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using doppler ultrasound and photoplethysmograph machines. Vendors from 3M Canada, BSN Medical and Market…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$150 – $265

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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