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  • 24 November 2014
    Physio specialist and dementia champion Karen Duncan Allied Health Professionals Dementia Champions: Agents of Change provides examples of how allied health professionals in Scotland have supported dementia patients and their families. The document...
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  • 27 October 2014
    CSP assistant director Sue Hayward-Giles: 'Physiotherapy intervention is absolutely critical in preventing falls' The briefing was developed by Agile, the society’s professional network for physiotherapists working with older people. It shows how...
  • 16 October 2014
    Residents of Cambridge will get their care from the new consortium UnitingCare Partnership has been selected out of three contenders as the preferred bidder for a five-year, £800 million contract to provide older people's healthcare and adult community...
  • 16 October 2014
    Physio Adrian Fisk talks to older people at an event by Age Morgannwg in Pontypridd Activities were held across all four countries, with physiotherapy staff eagerly handing out the CSP’s Physiotherapy works ‘talking about your generation’ leaflet. CSP...
  • 14 October 2014
    John Young. Photo: Simon Hadley That was the message from John Young, NHS England’s national clinical director for integration and frail elderly. He explained that frailty is a distinctive health state related to the ageing process, and involves multiple...
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  • 14 October 2014
    Nicola Hunter Nicola Hunter, a former chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE), said emitting a groan when lifting or carrying something meant remedial action was required. ‘You are not allowed...
  • 13 October 2014
    Iain Lang said there are lots of opportunities for physios to engage in dementia research. Photo: Simon Hadley Dr Lang, a public health consultant and a lecturer in public health at the university of Exeter, said: ‘Even things like walking can be very...
  • 11 October 2014
    Dr Conroy, presenting with specialist physio Raj Pothini, said that care should be 'coherent, connected and consistent' That was the message delivered to delegates by geriatrician Simon Conroy and physiotherapist Raj Pothini, a clinical specialist in A...
  • 1 October 2014
    Download the cost of falls calculator using the links below The tool, known as the cost of falls calculator, shows that of the 200,000 falls prevented by physiotherapy, 25,000 would have led to a fracture, care home admission or death. For every £1...
  • 15 September 2014
    The new evidence-based briefing was launched at the Physiotherapy Works Locally event in Durham. More information below Physiotherapy works: falls and frailty briefing highlights the vitally important role of physiotherapy in falls prevention and the...