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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 19 Jun 2017 - 10:49am

    Green fingers

    Gardening can be a very rewarding way of keeping active in order to maintain and improve fitness and wellbeing. The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) professional network has added a new leaflet on gardening to an existing range on activities for patients with heart problems. These look at topics such as golf, swimming,...

  • 19 Jun 2017 - 10:36am

    I had the pleasure of visiting members of a community team the day after the election. Politics wasn't on the agenda, but the issue of social care and older people definitely was.

    While driving around Oxfordshire with the physiotherapy lead, it became clear how complex people's lives can become, particularly after a bad fall or a stroke.

    Where the patient had previously been...

  • 2 Jun 2017 - 3:38pm

    What’s reasonable?

    The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with a Learning Disability professional network has launched a resource aimed at colleagues working in mainstream services. This is titled ‘So your next patient has a learning disability: making reasonable adjustments’. Topics covered include planning appointments, making communication work, adapting...
  • 2 Jun 2017 - 2:33pm
    How engaged have you been in the debates? Did you feel you were well informed about the issues, given the articles we’ve printed in Frontline? If you’ve not voted in the past, did you do so this time? 
     
    And now, how do you feel things will change – if at all – for you and your family? What about work? Whether in the NHS or in the private sector?
    ...
  • 12 May 2017 - 3:56pm

    Pressure point

    I am part of the therapy team at Beaumont College, Scope, in Lancaster. We offer education and support to young adults with complex physical disabilities and learning difficulties. 
     
    The college seeks to maximise the students’ potential through varied activities. I am establishing an acupressure service at the college with the aim of...
  • 12 May 2017 - 3:49pm
    It’s set against the backdrop of the CSP’s call for 500 more physiotherapists to enter the workforce a year – part of its election agenda.
     
  • 28 Apr 2017 - 3:05pm

    Jargon busting 

    DBE, SLR, SOB, IRQ, NWB: we all know what they mean, don’t we? But would your healthcare colleagues understand your notes – and what about your patients?
     
    At BMI Healthcare we have started on an ambitious project focusing on our use of acronyms, symbols and abbreviations. We started after a coroner told us our notes could only be...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - 2:09pm
    Getting the mix right is key to a tasty end result. Too little of one ingredient and the middle will never rise, and heaven help you if the end result is burnt!
     
    So it was very heartening that a recent marketing survey of CSP members showed you rated your magazine as one of the main tangible benefits of being a CSP member, coming only after insurance in the...
  • 7 Apr 2017 - 3:32pm

    Physio in the dictionary

    CSP fellow Lorraine Clapham identified the ‘Clapham sign’, a stretch-sensitive contraction in the muscles of facial expression after complete denervation.This sign has now been recognised in A J Larner’s fourth edition of A Dictionary of Neurological Signs. 
     
    Lorraine, renowned for her work in facial nerve palsy, co-founded...
  • 7 Apr 2017 - 3:10pm
    The question is whether others share that vision. 
     
    Simon Stevens’ report mentions keeping older people out of hospital and, if they do have a hospital stay, getting them home sooner. And with GP numbers declining, it recognises the challenges ahead for primary care. 
     
    So it’s disappointing that the only specific reference to...
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