Sidekicks needed to support ‘superheroes’ at disability sports event
Physiotherapy staff still have time to volunteer as ‘superhero sidekicks’ at a unique sports event, where people with disabilities compete alongside Paralympians.
Neuro physio helps disabled man achieve world record on Everest
Neuro physio Andrea Shipley is on a high after helping her patient Max Stainton, who has cerebral palsy, to become the first person with his physical challenges to reach Everest base camp on horseback.
Physio students support ‘superheroes’ with disabilities at Winter Wonderwheels
A senior physiotherapy lecturer and more than 30 students volunteered as ‘superhero sidekicks’ at the UK’s first Winter Wonderwheels sporting event.
Wheels4Fun gets disabled cyclists in the saddle
Physiotherapist Trish Cunnison is inviting others in the profession to support Wheels4Fun, the Saturday group she set up to improve access to cycling for disabled people.
A criminal matter: Hate Crime Awareness week
As Hate Crime Awareness Week approaches, Jess Belmonte looks at the implications for physio staff.
The changing face of disability
Cliff Towson calls for the barriers that blight the lives of disabled people to be removed.
Therapists and disabled children run Hackney photo show
We Need to Talk, an education project run by therapy staff in east London for disabled teenagers, culminated in a public exhibition of the youngsters’ photography.
CSP survey shows members with dyslexia face barriers to work and study adjustments
A CSP poll has revealed that many members with dyslexia experience problems gaining the reasonable adjustments they need at work or university.
Wheelchair mission brings new lease of life to Kenyans with severe disabilities
A visually impaired physio is helping a charity to distribute second hand wheelchairs to severely disabled people living in remote communities in Kenya.
Film is ‘invaluable resource’ for people with cerebral palsy
Cerebral people, a film in which young people with cerebral palsy take over the camera to tell their own stories about life with the condition, was premiered in November.