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Manchester plays host to hundreds of physiotherapists at their annual conference

CSP press release published on 25 February 2009

On 24–25 February, around 250 CSP members will gather in Manchester for their Annual Representative Conference

On 24 – 25 February 2009, around 250 physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and students will gather at the Palace Hotel in Manchester for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s (CSP) Annual Representative Conference.

The conference gives physiotherapists the opportunity to debate issues that are important to the profession and the health of people across the UK.

CSP members will debate more than fifty motions over two days, ranging from the need for health professionals to have marketing skills in the increasingly commercial environment of the NHS, the closure of public swimming pools around the country, the level of media coverage given to last year’s Paralympics, the introduction of polyclinics, and the role of physiotherapy in improving the fitness of the nation.

CSP Chair of Council, Liz Cavan says:

“Our Annual Representative Conference is always a hotbed of debate around vital issues concerning the delivery of physiotherapy services and the patients who use them.

“The changing nature of the health service means that health professionals need to meet new and different needs. This event brings together physiotherapists from all over the country, and allows us to share our experiences and discuss matters that affect how we work with patients.

“With the promotion of active lifestyles having such a high profile in public health, the conference will be a great opportunity to examine the role physiotherapists play in helping people to maximise their potential, and in providing exercise advice to help treat and prevent a wide range of conditions and injuries.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

1. For more information, please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 6628/6616/6612. Out of hours call Becky Darke on 07900 160349.

 

2. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 48,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

3. NHS referrals to physiotherapy can be gained through your GP, or you can contact your local NHS physiotherapy department, to find out how you can get an appointment. Alternatively, find a private physiotherapist near you at www.physio2u.org.uk

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