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Europe’s largest physiotherapy congress and exhibition brings latest research and practice to Birmingham

4 October 2006 - 4:40pm

More than 1,300 chartered physiotherapists and assistants from all over the UK and Europe will gather at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham next week for the CSP's annual Congress and exhibition

Europe's largest physiotherapy congress and exhibition brings latest research and practice to Birmingham

More than 1,300 chartered physiotherapists and assistants from all over the UK and Europe will gather at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham next week for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s (CSP) annual Congress and exhibition.

The event is the physiotherapy profession’s research and practice conference and this year runs over the 13th and 14th October.

The two-day event offers a packed and rewarding programme for those involved in any aspect of physiotherapy and the CSP has worked with a cross-section of clinical interest and occupational groups (CIOGs) to organise one of its strongest scientific conferences to date. Programmes include managing and living with long-term conditions, supporting older people’s care, and musculoskeletal conditions.

Congress also hosts the largest dedicated physiotherapy exhibition in Europe, with over 50 exhibitors showcasing a wealth of physio-related products and services.

In addition, the event will offer Continuing Professional Development workshops and a chance to hear an inspirational lecture from keynote speaker Olivia Giles – an Edinburgh-based lawyer who lost all four limbs through the complications of meningitis.

CSP Chair of Council Sarah Bazin said, ‘CSP Congress gives physiotherapists from all corners of the profession an opportunity to share their knowledge and keep up-to-date with latest developments in effective practice and research.

'While the event is one of the highlights of the CSP’s calendar, we welcome those from other professions to attend too. As multi-disciplinary working becomes increasingly common, it’s important that all health professionals have the chance to learn from each other.'

The following CSP clinical interest and occupational groups will run programmes:

  • Chartered Physiotherapists working with Older People
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Management
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Association of Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists
  • McKenzie Institute
  • Physiotherapy Pain Association
  • Physiotherapy Research Society
  • Craniosacral Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Reflex Therapy

Further information on all programmes and speakers can be found on the Congress website: http://www.cspcongress.co.uk/

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Notes to editors

The CSP would be delighted to welcome members of the press to Congress for all or part of the event. To register, or for more information, please call the CSP press office on 0207 306 6616/6628. Mobiles: 07786 332 197 / 07900 160 349.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

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