Physio findings: award winning posters from Physio UK 2015
In our regular round-up on research items Janet Wright looks at some award-winning posters from Physio UK 2015.
Physio 15: Physios should be core part of response to humanitarian emergencies
Physiotherapists have a vital role to play in medical teams that respond to natural disasters and emergencies.
Physio 15: Global networking gives access to a wider range of clinical opinion, delegates hear
The earlier you build a network with the global physiotherapy community the better, sports physiotherapist Rhys Hughes told delegates at a session on international collaboration.
Physio 15: Delegates vote ‘no’ to excluding interventions that lack evidence
Delegates voted overwhelmingly against a proposal that interventions should only be used if they are backed by research evidence.
Physio15: Tweeting can raise the profile of physio, but not after a glass of wine
Twitter is a ‘fantastic tool’ to help raise the profile of physiotherapy, send positive messages about the profession and offer solutions, Ieuan Ellis from Leeds Beckett University told delegates.
Physio 15: Stigma and lack of evidence undermine public health interventions, delegates told
It took a speaker presenting from Australia to issue a real challenge to delegates on a session on public health, prevention and wellbeing.
Physio 15: Students more worried about placement costs than introduction of loans
While English universities favour a shift from grants to loans for physio pre-registration courses, the bigger worry for student delegates at Physiotherapy UK is covering the cost of practice placements – whatever the future changes are to student finance.
Physio 15: Poor funding for physio research hampers attempts to build evidence base
The challenges facing physio researchers came under the spotlight during a session on putting research into practice, held on the first day of Physiotherapy UK 2015.
Physio 15: Cost of falls evidence is really on the money, says NHS England
Finding ways to attract the interest of influential non-health professionals was something physios, whether or not they worked in the NHS, had to do, said Suzanne Rastrick, the officer who represents physiotherapy and 11 other AHPs at NHS England.
Physio 15: Politics is not a ‘dirty word’, delegates told
Proud NHS employees were feted as ‘heroes’ at the high-profile ceremony that opened the 2012 Olympics but went to ‘zero’ when the Francis report on mid Staffordshire came out 194 days later.