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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 19 Dec 2016 - 11:33am

    We've plenty in this issue to educate, engage and inform CSP members through the long winter nights.

    Where better to start than looking at a new physio-run initiative: a gym for people with long term conditions who can now exercise under the direct supervision of physiotherapists, rather than just a gym instructor (page 24).

    Unfortunately, some of you may be dreading going back...

  • 2 Dec 2016 - 3:13pm
    It’s always amazing to hear of the wonderful work CSP members get up to. And while the idea of being the physio for a Premier League football club might appeal to some of you, for others their career takes a different path.
    Clinical director, CSP member and New Zealander Greg Retter has had to learn how to motivate his dancers at the Royal Ballet in a different...
  • 18 Nov 2016 - 4:29pm

    Are you someone who prefers reading around a subject? Or talking to your peers and exchanging ideas verbally? Perhaps listening to podcasts is for you, or engaging with online training resources? 


    Another way is attending conferences and networking or training events. Last week’s congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for...

  • 28 Oct 2016 - 1:57pm
  • 14 Oct 2016 - 3:38pm
    Instead of the UK-wide event, the society is hosting a conference for the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, or ER-WCPT (that’s the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy).
    Some 160 speakers will be in Liverpool from 11-12 November, coming from all over Europe – and some from even further afield. There will...
  • 30 Sep 2016 - 3:12pm
    Could it be seen as a sign of failure? Will an unscrupulous colleague take advantage of our perceived ‘weakness’ and go for a job opportunity we might have wanted to pursue ourselves?
    As any mental health charity will tell you, the important starting point in challenging excessive stress is to be willing to speak openly about it. 
  • 16 Sep 2016 - 4:35pm
    But this time you’ll see some of the many projects members have run during the summer months as part of the CSP’s annual Workout at Work (W@W!) initiative (see pages 8-9 and 20-21). 
    It’s great to see members taking up the challenge – and giving up their time – to educate...
  • 2 Sep 2016 - 3:26pm
    In the NHS alone 40 per cent of staff sickness absence is due to them, according to the CSP’s 2013 report, Fit enough for patients.
    Back pain features heavily in MSDs. As many as 80 per cent of people report having it at some time in their life, according to the Department of Health. Not surprisingly the public hold a lot of myths and misconceptions about...
  • 29 Jul 2016 - 1:57pm
    Rio 2016 opens with a ceremony on 5 August and the Olympics will be swiftly followed by the Paralympic Games, which end on 18 September.  
    Read all about the work CSP members have put into training athletes for the Rio – a feature on page 24 and a news story on page 8.
    For many physios, it was the prospect of working in sport...
  • 19 Jul 2016 - 1:55pm

    When CSP’s vice-chair of council Philip Hulse was knocked flying from his bicycle by a careless car driver in 2014, he suffered head and leg injuries requiring a four-month absence from work. Philip turned straight away to CSP solicitors Thompsons in order to begin the process of making a personal injury claim. 

    ‘Thompsons were there for me right from the start,’ he said. ‘They...

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