Learning disability advice

A selection of tools and information sources that you may find useful


A short video guide to help clinicians make reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities who access their services has been launched by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with Learning Disabilities (ACPPLD).

The video is part of ACPPLD’s ongoing ‘So your next patient has a learning disability’ campaign, which includes related resources such as posters and a written guide for physiotherapists, which is available as a pdf download here

Suspected CES guidance

If you come across resources and tools you would like to share with other clinicians please send them to frontline@csp.org.uk

A pathway to support clinicians in diagnosing and treating suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome without delay has been launched by the NHS Getting It Right First Time programme.

Guidance for physios in intensive care

The Physiotherapy Pillar, a supplementary resource to AHP Critical Care Professional Development Framework, has been launched by the Intensive Care Society to support the career development and progression of physios.

Let’s Move for Surgery

Versus Arthritis has launched its Let’s Move for Surgery physical activity resources for people with arthritis waiting for or recovering from joint replacement surgery, along with an implementation plan for healthcare professionals. It includes a surgery toolkit with exercise videos.

Cerebral Palsy Sport 

Cerebral Palsy Sport collaborates across the UK with local, regional and national partners to make physical activity accessible for people with cerebral palsy. The charity works with children, young people and adults to make available the necessary resources to make sport enjoyable, offering a wide range of physical activities to suit a variety of interests. Resources include a DVD for physios with information and advice on how to enhance the support provided to swimmers with a physical disability. 

Resources appearing on this page are not necessarily endorsed by the CSP

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