- A physiotherapist in Portsmouth is part of a multi-award-winning project that identifies and treats people with respiratory conditions in local GP surgeries.
- Doctors’ leaders have indicated they are keen for more physiotherapists to act as a first point of contact in local primary care surgeries, helping to improve patient care.
- How do the symptoms differ with different types of multiple sclerosis? Learn about how MS is diagnosed and how treatments differ between these types.
- Patricia Blackburn, a paediatric physiotherapist from County Down, has won a £250 Love2shop voucher for updating her online CSP profile.
- A research group led by Oskar Aszmann of the Department of Surgery at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has developed a treatment algorithm or protocol that can be used to establish which...
- The Welsh government has introduced a bill to overturn the UK’s Trade Union Act, which had been vigorously opposed by the CSP and other unions.
The importance of a neck exam in sport-related concussion: Cervical schwannoma in post concussion syndromeFew cases of cervical schwannoma have been reported following head trauma. The present case, involves a schwannoma of the C2 spinal nerve mimicking post-concussion symptoms following a sport-related concussion (SRC).
- Admission Requirements
Admission is on a competitive basis. The following are the minimum criteria for entry:
Candidates must hold an entry-level degree in physical therapy with a minimum B+ average (76%) in senior level courses. Candidates must also have a minimum of one-year of recent clinical experience in orthopaedic physical therapy , and have completed 30 hours of clinical mentorship in manual therapy (see below for details). Candidates must have successfully completed the Level II Upper a
- The CSP believes that current physiotherapist members working for Nuffield Health should not be worse off when the company harmonises its contracts of employment, and some members will receive an improvement in terms and conditions.
- The CSP believes that physiotherapists working for Nuffield Health will not be worse off once the company harmonises its contracts of employment, and some members will receive an improvement in terms and conditions.
- The CSP has responded to a proposal to develop an agreed standard for a degree-level apprenticeship physiotherapy scheme in England.
- Physiotherapy patients in Northern Ireland have benefited from two new anti-gravity treadmills after fundraisers raised almost £80,000 to pay for them.
- Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and from hospitals Virgen de las Nieves and San Cecilio (Granada) have proved that telerehabilitation (rehabilitation with the help of the Internet, using the application Skype as a control platform) may help to alleviate the side effects associated with breast cancer and its treatment, like pain, fatigue, strength loss, deterioration of the quality of life, etc..
- The CSP has said that ‘urgent action’ is needed to stop heart attack victims missing out on vital high-quality rehabilitation.
- Have you already faltered on your New Year's resolution to exercise regularly in 2017? Joined a gym, but only worked out two days so far? New workout gear still neatly folded with tags attached? Don't give up your admirable ambition just yet. Instead, consider a new attitude to refocus your approach toward your exercise goal.
- More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
- A former NHS physio manager has been named an ‘unsung hero’ for her work promoting activity among youngsters.
- The CSP is due to take part in two high-profile meetings to discuss the future of allied health professionals (AHPs) in Northern Ireland.
- NHS staff in Warwickshire enjoyed their W@WD exercise sessions so much that physiotherapists have devised a special January version of the programme.
- A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in...
- Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation.
- A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Physiotherapy Works for Primary Care in Wales, an evidence-based briefing about the contribution physiotherapists can make to general practice, is available on the CSP’s website.
- Members of team GB were on hand to present physio Christine Brown with a Professional Excellence award for her work with stroke patients in Essex.
- Renal exercise therapy expert Sharlene Greenwood has been recognised for her efforts in developing the specialism with an award from the British Renal Society (BRS).
- Physiotherapists in North Devon have helped develop a free online resource to help carers, clinicians and therapists find suitable apps for neuro rehabilitation.
- A physiotherapy professor from London has helped build international research links by presenting the keynote speech at the inaugural German Society for Physiotherapy Science conference.
- Three physiotherapists received recognition in the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours list.
- Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn't be challenged to do things that they're not yet ready for.
- U.S. families provide nearly $36 billion annually in uncompensated medical care at home to children who have special health care needs, such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, according to a large national study.
Rate of force development and muscle activation of trunk muscles in women with and without low back pain: A case-control studyTo evaluate the rate of force development (RFD) and the rate of electromyography rise (RER) of global and local trunk muscles in women with and without low back pain.
- About half of U.S. children with special health care needs -- 5.6 million children -- receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth billions of dollars, finds a large national study led by Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Southern California (USC).
- Assess current practice and attitudes towards recovery in adolescent athletes.
- There is a significant body of evidence supporting exercise interventions in the management of tendinopathy. Exercise has been described as the most evidence based intervention; this may be partly because it is also one of the most studied. Certainly exercise is not a panacea. Reported success rates from comparable exercise programs in Achilles tendinopathy vary from 56% to 94% (Alfredson, PietilÃ¤ et al. 1998, Sayana and Maffulli 2007).
- Physiotherapy students who start degrees in England next year will be able to apply for financial support to meet the costs of compulsory clinical placements, according to the Department of Health.
- A spinal injuries patient at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital got married last October – with a little help from physiotherapist Sally Leppanen.
- Physiotherapy staff at University Hospital Llandough have been arranging an extra surprise for their older patients this Christmas, courtesy of Sally’s Gift.
- CSP Council has moved a step further forward in the decision-making process towards finding the best way of governing the society in future.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome.
- Physiotherapists who provide excellent care to people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which affects about 200,000 people in the UK, have received awards from a national charity.
- Physiotherapy students can still access NHS bursaries if they start their studies in Wales this year, and work there for two years after graduating.
- Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- A combination of traditional physical therapy and technology may improve the motor skills and mobility of an impaired hand by having its partner, more mobile hand lead by example through virtual reality training, new Tel Aviv University research suggests.
- The saying goes that "your left hand doesn't know what your right hand is doing," but actually, your left hand is paying more attention than you'd think.
- The amputee physio team at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has scooped a top Scottish health award.
- A consortium of European scientists has successfully restored grasp function to six quadriplegics using a non-invasive hybrid brain-neural hand exoskeleton.
- A musculoskeletal (MSK) clinical programme group, which includes physios, has been recognised for its excellent cross-organisation work with Gloucestershire’s health and social care community.
Lower-limb dynamics and clinical outcomes for habitually shod runners who transition to barefoot runningRecent investigations have revealed lower vertical loading rates and knee energy absorption amongst experienced barefoot runners relative to those who rear-foot strike (RFS). Although this has led to an adoption of barefoot running amongst many recreational shoe runners, recent investigations indicate that the experienced barefoot pattern is not immediately realized. Accordingly, we examined lower-extremity dynamics and clinical outcomes for 26 RFS shod runners who performed an 8â€“10 week trans
- Tissue compression and partial vascular occlusion using band flossing results in re-perfusion of blood to the muscle tissue that may ultimately increase range of motion (ROM) and reduce risk of injury. However, the effect of band flossing on ankle ROM and jump performance is yet to be evaluated.
- Neuro rehab gym sessions in an NHS hospital are reducing re-referrals, saving money and could be replicated, said Darren Beales, lead physio with Kingston Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team.
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