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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 13 Feb 2017 - 3:06pm

    Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been shown to increase their exercise capacity – but whether this makes them more active in everyday life is less clear.

    File 199507'Pedometers may help people to become more active...

  • 10 Feb 2017 - 3:26pm
    That’s a timely message, given the national news about restrictions on the time spent with GPs, the lengthy waits for treatment in A&E and the general pressure on public spending.
     
    But do you know how that national story is playing out in your area?  Are your services under threat?  Can you prove you offer a cost-effective service and get the results...
  • 30 Jan 2017 - 12:31pm
    Fortunately, no bones were broken and the only injures sustained were bruises to her arms, legs and pride. As toddlers we fall down all the time but once we enter our fifth and sixth decades it’s a very different scenario. 
     
    For one thing, it can feel as if we are on a slippery slope to decrepitude. While a fall can be a helpful warning sign to take greater...
  • 16 Jan 2017 - 12:51pm
    Hopefully, you immediately rip off the plastic wrapper, brew yourself a cup of coffee, and sit down for half an hour to catch up on the latest news about your profession. Maybe you’ll earmark an article or two to come back to later on in the week.
     
    Here on the editorial team we’re always striving to bring you an engaging, informative and – wherever possible –...
  • 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
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  • 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. 
     
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