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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 19 Oct 2015 - 1:11pm
    For some it’s about attending events like the CSP’s annual conference in Liverpool in the coming days (16-17 October). If you can’t make it, you’ll be able to read more about it in the next issue of Frontline, along with an interview with the incoming chair, Catherine Pope.
     
    But as Sue Rees steps down as chair of CSP council, it’s a chance to reflect on all that’s...
  • 6 Oct 2015 - 3:07pm

    The profession needs a fresh impetus

    I believe that we are still somewhat shackled by medical and public perceptions of what constitutes ‘physiotherapy’. Redefining our role is crucial to our evolution. One area in which the profession can take a big step is a grassroots understanding and use of psychological skills grounded within cognitive...

  • 6 Oct 2015 - 3:05pm

    A firefighter’s job, traditionally, is to put out fires. And the established role of physiotherapy staff has been to provide rehabilitation after an injury.

    But as Professor Sir Michael Marmot suggests, both professions can play a key role in prevention, not just treatment.

    CSP members already work far beyond their...

  • 16 Sep 2015 - 9:52am

    Aaron Devlin

    Last month brought some tragic news to the whole of our physiotherapy graduate class. We lost a very dear friend, and fellow physiotherapist to meningitis. Aaron Devlin and I graduated last year from the University of Ulster Jordanstown, and were both lucky enough to begin full-time posts in September. Aaron and I were both halfway through completing our master’s in...
  • 14 Sep 2015 - 4:59pm
    But before then there’s plenty more on the horizon for members.
     
    We know it’s important for you to keep abreast of what’s going on out there, within your membership organisation and within your profession. And we know you welcome help in promoting the value of physiotherapy to the public.
     
    Dip into this issue of Frontline to keep...
  • 1 Sep 2015 - 1:08pm

    Career boost

    I recently received an award from the CSP Charitable Trust towards my MSc studies. I would encourage anyone considering postgraduate study to apply as it can only enhance your career. Thanks to the trust and the assessors for giving me this award. It will make a big difference in how quickly I can finish my studies, and I’m motivated to study even harder! Visit:...
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  • 1 Sep 2015 - 1:02pm
    From our interviews with the physios treating Rugby World Cup players or working at the Commonwealth Youth Games, through to our interview with musculoskeletal joint repositioning pioneer Brian Mulligan, you can rely on Frontline to keep you in the picture about your profession (see News pages and page 22).
     
    So many CSP members start out wanting to work in sports...
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 12:46pm

    Wheel concerns

    I read the news article titled ‘Children still wait too long for wheelchairs’ (page 12, 15 July) with interest as the clinical manger of a wheelchair service and the specialist physiotherapist responsible for provision for children. 
     
    The aim for children, or anyone, to have their wheelchair within a day of referral is unachievable. To...
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 12:39pm
    I had the good fortune to attend my aunt’s 90th birthday party the other weekend.
     
    Before retiring she’d worked as a care assistant in a home for children with severe learning disabilities. She now lives in a home herself – situated in a rather pleasant retirement complex in Oxfordshire. Getting older has worked out reasonably well for her, all things considered...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - 2:52pm

    Safety first

    On 20 January our wonderful friend and fellow physio Stephanie Turner was tragically knocked off her bike by a lorry on her way to her first patient of the day. She did not survive. Steph used her bike to commute to work and to carry out home visits. As a group we are still coming to terms with the loss of our amazing friend and it shook us to hear that another young...
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