Northern Ireland’s stroke survivors struggle with ‘Cinderella’ rehab
Almost half of people who survive strokes in Northern Ireland feel abandoned when they leave hospital and are unable to make a full recovery because of a lack of rehabilitation and support.
Topol Review concludes physios must develop their digital skills
Physiotherapy staff will need to develop new skills in using rehabilitative and wearable robotics to support patients in achieving maximum benefit from their prosthesis, concludes a report on digital healthcare.
Physio workforce set for a boost as student numbers soar by 41 per cent
CSP analysis reveals a dramatic growth in the number of places for physiotherapy students in England, up 41 per cent over the past four academic years.
Exploit e-staff record to improve workforce planning, NHS Improvement tells physio leaders
A new guide shows physiotherapy clinical leaders how to make best use of England’s NHS e-staff record (ESR) to improve workforce planning.
Physio project manages development of specialist sensory room
A physiotherapist has helped to develop a sensory room at a specialist school and college for children and young people with visual or multi-sensory impairments.
New advice aims to get activity levels right for osteoporosis
People with osteoporosis often find the advice provided about their condition to be inadequate, confusing, varied or inconsistent, says the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
£16 annual HCPC registration fee increase goes ahead
CSP members will pay an extra £16 a year to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an increase the CSP believes is unjustified.
NICE recommends spinal cord stimulation system for chronic back or leg pain
People with chronic post-operative neuropathic back or leg pain should have access to high-frequency spinal cord stimulation, along with appropriate multidisciplinary support and assessment.
Dementia is no barrier to Love activity
The Alzheimer’s Society and Sport England have launched a guide to help physiotherapy staff and others to support - and empower - people who are living with dementia to lead active lives.
Physio profession gets research role models, supporters and networkers
Eight physiotherapists have been appointed allied health professional research champions.