On 9th March 2016 Rachel and Lynne attended the Future of Physiotherapy Summit at the University of Salford. The conference examined the challenges presented by current changes in health care commissioning and the demands of an aging population. Many of the speakers highlighted the opportunities this presents physiotherapists to find new ways of working and to use their unique skills to respond positively to these changes.
Rachel spoke at the conference, informing delegates of how an individualised approach is key to the patient success stories at MNC. Rachel explained that achieving positive outcomes for patients is not just a question of providing more therapy for longer, but emphasised the importance of what therapy actually consists of. Physiotherapists need to have access to support from experts to help guide them use this time optimally.
Rachel is a core member of the newly established Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Hub. The aim of the hub is share expertise and research evidence about exercise prescription for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Physiotherapists and Exercise Practitioners up and down the country can contribute and join the discussion. Rachel informed the conference delegates about this work, an example of how physiotherapists can look more widely than their own workplaces to access expertise that might help improve the outcomes for their patients.
If you are a physiotherapist or exercise professional and would like to know more about the Exercise Hub, please email Info@pdexercisehub.org
If you are a physiotherapist working with neurological patients and feel that you need some guidance to help you and your patient achieve your potential please email Rachel@mncweb.co.uk to find out more about our consultation service.