Parkinson’s UK launches free learning hub for physios

Parkinson's UK has launched a free online learning pathway designed specifically for physiotherapists.

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Parkinson’s UK has developed a physio specific, online learning pathway

The resource is part of the charity’s Excellence Network learning hub, which helps healthcare professionals improve the quality of care they provide to people affected by Parkinson's.

Fiona Lindop, a specialist physiotherapist at Derby Hospitals NHS Trust and the therapy clinical lead for the Excellence Network, said: ‘The learning pathway offers physiotherapists an opportunity to find Parkinson's-related information on resources, study days and courses, all in one easy-to-navigate place.

‘Given the ever-increasing demands on physiotherapists’ time, this is a great free tool.

‘I encourage all physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson's, whatever their level of knowledge and experience, to register today.’

The learning pathway for physiotherapists is also suitable for occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, according to the charity. It has developed two other learning pathways, one for nurses and another for health and social care staff.

All the pathways aim to take clinicians through a programme of learning that is relevant to their profession.

They also provide information about training resources and professional development opportunities.

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by Robert Millett

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