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Frontline staff on the physio news affecting you.

  • 22 Oct 2012 - 3:05pm

    But to hear it from someone who has been to hell and back, and wants to thank you for helping her reach her 29th birthday, is far from being an everyday experience.

    Katie Piper’s address at this year’s CSP conference was – as we’d expected – inspirational.

    Those of you who read her story in a previous Frontline (page 16, 19 September) will know what horrors she went...

  • 2 Oct 2012 - 1:39pm

    From a physio-led dance class for people with Parkinson’s through to a relatively new area of practice: reflex therapy.

    Demonstrating that such novel interventions offer real benefits to your patients is key.

    The CSP is, for instance, working at the moment on Europe-wide guidance about appropriate interventions around Parkinson’s, which is due out soon.

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  • 28 Sep 2012 - 3:55pm

    failed to point out that Alex Neil’s appointment as Scottish health minister was the result of first minister Alex Salmond’s reshuffle.

  • 28 Sep 2012 - 3:49pm

    A place in the toolkit

    I write in response to the Viewpoint column ‘Energy medicine is giving alternative medicine a bad name’ by Mark Clemence (Frontline, 1 August).

    The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM) is a recognised professional network in the CSP’s therapeutic skills alliance. It is a forum for discussion...

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  • 17 Sep 2012 - 2:00pm

    The item should have ended by saying the gym sessions have reduced waiting lists and improved patient satisfaction.

    Funding has now been secured so that all the services can continue.

  • 17 Sep 2012 - 1:59pm

    Praise for students

    I have had one of the most exhausting summers I can remember.

    It has, however, also been one of the most rewarding.

    Working at the University of East London, a stone’s throw from the Olympic Stadium, has provided some great opportunities.

    Many undergraduate physiotherapy students volunteered with me to...

  • 17 Sep 2012 - 1:49pm

    Not on a day trip, but at the Trades Union Congress.

    It was a first for me. I’ve covered party political conferences and numerous annual general meetings in the past.

    But I was keen to see what the congress – so often reported in the media as a meeting of the militants – was like in reality.

    CSP delegates played a key part in the debates, particularly around...

  • 3 Sep 2012 - 3:59pm

    As Gwyn Owen’s article (page 29) points out, there’s much to be gained from attending conferences and seminars.

    They can inform your clinical understanding, allow debate and discussion, and – often the most energising of all – help you make new contacts and renew old friendships. It could, dare I say it, even be the place where you are able to put out feelers for a new job!
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  • 30 Jul 2012 - 1:45pm

    It’s never wise to over-use them.

    But I am going to use them this week, which has been a monumental one for physiotherapy in the UK.

    The government’s decision to support independent prescribing by physiotherapists is something the CSP has been arguing for over the last decade.

    It really is groundbreaking. A huge vote of confidence in the profession, it is a...

  • 16 Jul 2012 - 2:43pm

    Many of you will be watching either on TV or – if you’ve been lucky enough to get tickets – at the event itself.

    The work of physios is rarely in the limelight, though.

    Unlike doctors and nurses, you never make it as a character, let alone a storyline, in Casualty or The Archers.

    But being a good physio is not about being in the spotlight.

    When...

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