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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 16 Jun 2014 - 12:17pm

    It was a wonderful opportunity to highlight your work, while drawing attention to the need for workers to take a break and get some exercise.

    You can look at a selection from the 230 or so events that took place on 6 June on pages 16 to 17.

    Those of you on Twitter will find more photos by checking out: #workoutatwork.

    I got involved in a circuit training...

  • 2 Jun 2014 - 1:32pm

    In fact, as this magazine arrives, many of you will be preparing for this year’s Workout at Work Day (6 June).

    The day aims to make workers more aware of the need for exercise and movement in their jobs. We’ll feature some of the fantastic events in our next issue.

    Meanwhile, we’re also promoting the importance of keeping people active as they enter their later lives,...

  • 19 May 2014 - 3:17pm

    Take a look at this issue: a feature on the contribution of physios in the care of children with brain tumours; a story about the CSP’s work with the Royal College of Midwives on incontinence after childbirth (page 8); and the fantastic news that eight physios have been approved as independent prescribers (...

  • 6 May 2014 - 10:32am

    While none of us would seek to celebrate an event like war, this milestone does, however, give us an chance to mark  an important step in the creation of the physiotherapy profession.

    As our article on page 24 shows, soldiers returning from the battlefield received physical therapy from what were then known as masseuses.

    How the profession has changed since: just...

  • 7 Apr 2014 - 10:13am

    When I was a child my grandmother had a stroke, paralysing her right side. Previously an active woman in the local community, she moved in to live with us for the three years before she died from a heart attack.

    Our dining room became her bedroom, her commode was in the corner. She would sit in an armchair most of the day, reading or watching the birds in the garden.


  • 17 Mar 2014 - 10:08am

    Rather than everyone in the NHS getting a one per cent pay increase, it will now only go to those at the top of their band. The rest will not receive any rise to reflect inflation.

    This follows years of pay restraint in the NHS and comes at a time when everyone is struggling with increased prices – for energy, food and for transport.

    Not everyone works in the NHS but, as...

  • 3 Mar 2014 - 3:46pm

    What more positive news could you want than to read about Melanie Thomas, whose ‘can do’ approach, along with that of her multi-disciplinary team, helped drive a clinic’s success?

    Sadly, less positive news comes from the National Audit Office about personal independence payments (page 8).

    That people with disabilities are being forced to wait so long for their payments...

  • 17 Feb 2014 - 4:24pm

    Exciting, not just because of the quality of debate and ideas (and from all accounts these were exceptional), but because it gives a sense of where the physiotherapy profession is going.

    The pictures tell the story: a group of bright and attentive CSP members who are eager to shape the future of their profession by being active members of their society.

    Do you remember...

  • 3 Feb 2014 - 2:11pm

    For the first time, the society has a woman and a physiotherapist as its chief executive.

    Ms Middleton brings many attributes to the post – an in-depth knowledge of how the political machine works, experience as a leader, lecturer and public speaker, and a background as a CSP steward, to name but a few.

    You can find out more about what makes...

  • 20 Jan 2014 - 12:56pm

    It’s that physiotherapy works!

    Others outside the profession sometimes need convincing.

    Physiotherapy may be much younger than medicine or nursing, but it, like them, now has a firm evidence base.

    The challenge now is to let others in on our secret.

    You are well-trained, effective clinicians who are committed to making a contribution to the health and...

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