Gabapentin and pregabalin to be reclassified as controlled drugs
Gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified from 1 April 2019, as Schedule 3 controlled drugs. Independent prescribers must review their practices before that date to ensure legal compliance.
Physio taps into care home residents’ competitive streaks to boost activity
A physiotherapist has used the joy of competition to inspire the residents of a care home to love activity.
Physio completes gruelling seven-day endurance race
Neurological physiotherapist and ultra-runner Colin Green recently completed one of the world’s most brutal races, a non-stop 268-mile race across the Pennine Way.
Stand-up physio targets stigma of female incontinence with new social enterprise
Pelvic health physio and stand-up comedian, Elaine Miller, is part of a new social enterprise that aims to tackle the stigma surrounding female incontinence.
Physio saves squash player’s life with CPR and a defibrillator
A physiotherapist helped to save a man’s life, after he collapsed at a squash club.
People with acquired brain injury need rehab prescriptions, says parliamentary group
Children and adults who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) should receive a rehabilitation prescription, which details their neurorehabilitation needs, before they leave acute care.
Physios play key roles at Special Olympics World Games
CSP members will play a crucial role in this month’s Special Olympic World Games for people with learning disabilities.
CSP concerned to ensure students access available funding
Physiotherapy students are encouraged to ensure they are accessing the full range of financial support available for their pre-registration education.
Physios raise awareness of risks of postnatal lifting, and the benefits of pelvic floor training
Specialist physiotherapists can provide expert advice to new mothers about lifting and handling techniques, so they avoid back injuries and protect themselves from pelvic organ prolapse.
TUC Women’s conference: CSP members speak out on gender inequalities
Physiotherapy staff concerned at unfair treatment for women workers in the NHS have called on the TUC to develop strategies to address some of the inequalities and ingrained workplace problems.