Private physio practice is star of Samsung advert
A private physiotherapy group’s innovative use of smartphone technology as part of its rehab provision has led to it starring in a Samsung advertisement.
Army physio overcomes injuries to win her first Ironman competition
Army physiotherapist Katrina Rye has overcome her own injuries to win a major international triathlon competition which has earned her a place in next year’s World Ironman 70.3 championships. She also won the English Championships in September.
Hip fracture standards target ‘wide variation’ in care
Large variations in the rehabilitation many patients receive after suffering a hip fracture are targeted in new standards published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
CSP members invited to join online workshop to discuss advanced practice across health and care
The CSP is encouraging members to take part in an online workshop on multi-professional advanced and consultant practice.
NHS should reuse more medical equipment, says health minister
NHS patients should be able to return equipment they no longer need, such as crutches, walking aids and wheelchairs, so they can be reused or donated to charity, the government has urged.
Report reveals impact of Brexit on health and social care workforce
A new report has prompted fresh warnings about the workforce pressures Brexit will place on a range of professions, including physiotherapy.
Government launch prevention strategy to encourage healthier lifestyles
The CSP has welcomed the announcement that the government will publish a prevention Green Paper as part of its long-term vision for the NHS.
Psychosocial interventions can reduce anxiety for people with coronary heart disease
Physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals, should consider psychosocial factors when they assess and treat people with cardiac arrhythmias.
Law change sees gabapentin and pregablin classed as controlled drugs
An important law change affecting 750 physiotherapist independent prescribers will see gabapentin and pregablin reclassified as Class C controlled drugs.
CSP welcomes crackdown on violence against NHS staff
Secretary of State Matt Hancock has today announced a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to violence against healthcare staff.