Physio15: Tweeting can raise the profile of physio, but not after a glass of wine
Twitter is a ‘fantastic tool’ to help raise the profile of physiotherapy, send positive messages about the profession and offer solutions, Ieuan Ellis from Leeds Beckett University told delegates.
Pressure on health and social care is damaging prevention, says Age UK
Age UK says that decisions about health and social care often focus on the people in greatest need, inevitably harming the capacity for early preventive interventions.
Physio 15: Stigma and lack of evidence undermine public health interventions, delegates told
It took a speaker presenting from Australia to issue a real challenge to delegates on a session on public health, prevention and wellbeing.
Physios should have a greater role in supporting mesh implant patients, enquiry finds
The role of Scotland’s physiotherapists in supporting transvaginal mesh implant patients who experience complications needs clarification, according to an interim report.
Physio 15: Physios can improve public health by influencing behaviour and promoting physical activity
Physiotherapists are ideally placed to change the health behaviour of patients and should be taking the lead on physical activity as a targeted intervention.
Physios and AHP Federation receive public health and wellbeing awards
Physiotherapists were among the winners at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) health and wellbeing awards 2015 in London today.
Irish society of chartered physios announce annual conference
This year's Irish society of chartered physios conference will take place at Croke Park in Dublin on 6-7 November.
Public Health England launches physical activity infographic
England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies told a meeting of public health professionals that physiotherapists and others can play a key role in promoting physical activity.
Physio 15: Students more worried about placement costs than introduction of loans
While English universities favour a shift from grants to loans for physio pre-registration courses, the bigger worry for student delegates at Physiotherapy UK is covering the cost of practice placements – whatever the future changes are to student finance.
Physio 15: Poor funding for physio research hampers attempts to build evidence base
The challenges facing physio researchers came under the spotlight during a session on putting research into practice, held on the first day of Physiotherapy UK 2015.