Physiotherapist commended for MS exercise videos
A series of short films aimed at encouraging people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to exercise, and which were developed by MS physiotherapist Rachel Flinn, have received an accolade at the annual patient information awards of the British Medical Association (BMA).
Team GB archery representative hails the sport a target for the Love activity Hate exercise? campaign
Angela Cowan hopes her representation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World Archery Field Championships will encourage others to take up what she describes as an inclusive and social sport and a great example for the CSP’s Love activity Hate exercise? campaign.
Charities highlight chronic social care shortage
More than a quarter of disabled adults who rely on council funding have had their care cut over the last year, a survey by leading charities has revealed.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Progressing patient pathways
As the number of older people increases, physiotherapy services are having to adapt to manage demand.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: First contact physiotherapy in the spotlight
The role of first contact practitioners (FCP) was the subject of a spirited, open debate as part of Physio UK’s Question Time-style panel discussion.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Launching the CSP hip fracture standards
The CSP’s new standards of practice for physiotherapists working with patients with hip fracture were launched at Physiotherapy UK’s first Rehab Matters session.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Musculoskeletal disorders must be a public health priority
Musculoskeletal disorders should be a public health priority because they may require long-term care and increase the risk of chronic disease.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Experienced physios interrupt patients more, research finds
Communication affects every clinical encounter and must be one of the most highly-developed skills in a clinician’s toolkit, said Lisa Roberts, a consultant physiotherapist and clinical professor of musculoskeletal health.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Use self-determination theory to promote physical activity
Self-determination theory could help physiotherapists persuade patients of the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, professor Joan Duda told Physio UK.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: You can’t do a clinical audit of another service
Physiotherapy staff can only carry out a clinical audit of their own service, delegates at a seminar on the key aspects of planning a service evaluation heard.