Physiotherapy UK 2018: Progressing patient pathways
As the number of older people increases, physiotherapy services are having to adapt to manage demand.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: First contact physiotherapy in the spotlight
The role of first contact practitioners (FCP) was the subject of a spirited, open debate as part of Physio UK’s Question Time-style panel discussion.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Launching the CSP hip fracture standards
The CSP’s new standards of practice for physiotherapists working with patients with hip fracture were launched at Physiotherapy UK’s first Rehab Matters session.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Musculoskeletal disorders must be a public health priority
Musculoskeletal disorders should be a public health priority because they may require long-term care and increase the risk of chronic disease.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Experienced physios interrupt patients more, research finds
Communication affects every clinical encounter and must be one of the most highly-developed skills in a clinician’s toolkit, said Lisa Roberts, a consultant physiotherapist and clinical professor of musculoskeletal health.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Use self-determination theory to promote physical activity
Self-determination theory could help physiotherapists persuade patients of the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, professor Joan Duda told Physio UK.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: You can’t do a clinical audit of another service
Physiotherapy staff can only carry out a clinical audit of their own service, delegates at a seminar on the key aspects of planning a service evaluation heard.
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Exercise specificity is vital
Prescribed exercise must be specific to the individual patient and designed to produce a defined outcome, physiotherapy experts told the event
Physiotherapy UK 2018: Good physio is a balance of clinical practice and evidence
Physiotherapists must balance clinical practice and evidence the whole time in their practice, said Anne Marie Logan, advanced physiotherapy practitioner in headache at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust in London.
Vote for physiotherapist nominated for voluntary services impact award
Physiotherapist Penny O’Sullivan has been nominated for an award from NGO Voluntary Services Overseas International (VSO) for her work in setting up a therapy centre for people with neurological disabilities in India.