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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 28 Oct 2016 - 2:57pm
  • 14 Oct 2016 - 4:38pm
    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 - 4:12pm
    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 - 5:35pm
    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 - 4:26pm
    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 - 2:57pm
    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 - 2:55pm

    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...

  • 19 Jul 2016 - 9:53am

    A casual conversation on Twitter gained Stuart an ’in’ with the lead for NHS England’s innovation programme. He was then offered a fellowship to help integrate allied health professionals (AHPs) into the programme. Stuart Wildman’s innovation, covered in the new technology article, took a different route: he launched an app for musculoskeletal physios interested in ultrasound.


  • 4 Jul 2016 - 12:05pm
    It highlights how some CSP members who are Muslim observe this period in their religious calendar by fasting, as well as by focusing on spirituality and good works. 
    The members adapt their work to meet the demands that fasting can put on their bodies, talk about the tiredness they feel towards the afternoon, and the measures all physios can take to help...
  • 4 Jul 2016 - 11:29am

    I am very fortunate to visit CSP members most weeks and when I was invited to visit the physiotherapists working on the Western Isles, I did not hesitate to accept – not least because marking the UK map in my office with a pin that far up and that far across was quite impressive!

    I am going to be quite honest with you, I was a little prejudiced about what I expected to find. Living in...

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