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Members make a huge turn-out for Older People’s Day

4 October 2016 - 4:55pm

Hundreds of CSP members have promoted the role of physiotherapy in keeping older people healthy and independent, by preventing and reducing falls.  

Mr Shelbourne

CSP members Suzanne Maddison and Rachel Ready promoting physiotherapy to Mr Shelbourne 

Nearly 500 members got involved in Older People’s Day on 1 October by hosting promotional events in a variety of locations – ranging from supermarkets to doctor’s surgeries.

And many more got involved by using social media to promote how physiotherapy can help reduce the risk of falling.

Physiotherapists Suzanne Maddison and Rachel Ready hosted an event at their local supermarket in Chelmsford, Essex.

They promoted exercise and physical wellbeing to older people and offered walking aid checks.

‘The supermarket team was very supportive and keen to assist the local community,’ said Ms Maddison.

‘CSP’s promotional pack was very eye-catching and I wouldn’t hesitate to encourage other members to get out into their local community to promote physiotherapy.’

Members who organised events are being invited to submit feedback on the campaign, and be in with a chance of winning a £200 shopping voucher, by visiting: www.csp.org.uk/opd

A gallery of members’ photos from the day is also available on the site.

Search for #OlderPeoplesDay #PhysioWorks on Twitter to join in with conversations about the day.

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