Salford students stand up for posture

University of Salford physiotherapy undergraduates are putting their learning into practice by sitting for no longer than 30 minutes during lectures.


Louise Henstock: If we can't follow our own advice as physios, then how can we expect patients to?

‘If we can't follow our own advice as physiotherapists, then how can we expect patients to do so,’ said lecturer Louise Henstock.

She told Frontline that her students now a take a break and move around the room after 20 or 30 minutes in a lecture. Sometimes the discussion continues while everyone is up and out of their chair.

The change stems from spinal assessment and management, a level five module delivered to full and part-time undergraduates on the BSc physiotherapy degree.

This year, the ergonomic and posture lesson was redesigned, and after the students had completed their practical work, presentations and group discussions, Ms Henstock asked them to put their new-found learning into their university life.

‘This also works twofold, because it helps retain students’ concentration in the classroom as well,’ she added.

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