Parkinson’s audit reveals rise in early referrals for physiotherapy, but calls for service improvements
More people with Parkinson's are receiving a physiotherapy referral within two years of their diagnosis, but not enough services are using appropriate (or any) outcome measures.
Physio appointed as first therapy lead for UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network
A physiotherapist is taking on a newly created role as the therapy clinical lead for the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network.
Physios win Parkinson’s excellence award
Two physiotherapists have received praise for their role in a Leeds-wide project to improve inpatient care for people with Parkinson’s.
Physiotherapy can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s, says NICE
Physiotherapy can help people with Parkinson’s to manage their symptoms, maintain their independence and avoid hospital admission.
Bhanu Ramaswamy becomes first physio to get a fellowship from Cardiff University
Private physiotherapy consultant Bhanu Ramaswamy believes she is the first physiotherapist to become an honorary fellow of Cardiff University – 30 years on from graduating.
NICE recommends specialist physio for early-stage Parkinson’s
Health professionals should consider referring adults in the early stages of Parkinson’s to physiotherapists for an assessment, education and advice.
ACPIN conference: Physios should treat more neurological conditions
Neurological physios should consider working with a wider range of conditions, according to the outgoing president of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN).
ACPIN conference: Physios told social life crucial for Parkinson's patients
Physiotherapists should get their neurological patients involved in local support and social groups, because of the huge benefits it brings.
National award goes to Teesside Parkinson’s ‘one-stop shop’
A multidisciplinary service in Teesside for people with Parkinson’s has won a national award, which specialist physio Claire Ward described as ‘amazing’.
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