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New funding opportunities with the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme

5th Jun 2013

New funding opportunities with the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme........National Institute for Health Research currently have a funding opportunity for research into chronic pain. The EME Programme is an MRC and NIHR funded research programme that supports excellent 'science driven' studies with an ultimate view to improving health or patient care. Please view the Programme remit at http://www.eme.ac.uk/about/researcher-led_remit.asp

An application form and guidance notes are available on our website http://www.eme.ac.uk/funding/Commissioning.asp. The deadline for this topic is 1pm on 1 October 2013.

Direct elections to CSP Committees

23rd May 2013

The CSP is calling for nominations to fill vacancies on all its main committees including the Research and Development Committee, the Professional Practice and Service Delivery Committee and the Education Committee. Direct election to the Society's main committees is a real opportunity for members, associates and students to help to develop policy for the whole profession in a time of rapid change. It also gives you an excellent opportunity to expand your networks and represent the views of your colleagues.

The vacancies available on the committees are:

R&D Committee

- Researcher not based in a clinical environment

- Member involved in post registration education

- Consultant / advanced practitioner

Professional Practice and Service Delivery Committee

- Consultant / advanced practitioner

Education Committee

- 1 manager of clinical lead nominated by LaMPS

- 1 member employed outside the NHS nominated by ACPIHC or ACPOHE

- 1 self employed member of Physio First

- 1 nominee from the Professional Networks nominated by PNs

Details of all vacancies, including those above, can be found at http://www.csp.org.uk/about-csp/our-structure/governance/committee-elections (you will need to log into the website to see the full details).

The deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is 14th June 2013.

Twitter

26th Mar 2013

Follow us on Twitter..........

The MACP is in the process of developing a social media strategy to grow our presence and profile online. We are all keen to involve as many members as possible in this and hopefully it will provide a useful platform to develop our profile both within the professional and public arenas, disseminate the work of the MACP, share resources and promote healthy discussion.

The initial part of our strategy is to have an MACP twitter feed and this will then be closely followed by an MACP facebook page. It would be really appreciated if you could find the time to click on the attached link and follow the MACP on twitter and also find the time to contribute. It would also really help if you shared the link on any other relevant online platforms you use.

Many Thanks
Gerard Greene MSc ( Manip Ther); MMACP, MCSP, HCPC, Pg Cert H Ed

Follow the MACP on Twitter (click here)

 

Physiotherapy UK

25th Mar 2013

Physiotherapy UK Conference - 11th-12th October 2013, Birmingham International Convention Centre........

The MACP have been issued with a unique discount code which entitles 10% of our members a 10% discount off ticket prices. (Members need to log in to this website to get the code - shown under the News section)..........

Book before May 18th and full CSP members can come for two days for the price of one - and your discount code will give you a further 10% off that price......

The draft programme is online now and you can book online too.
Book before May 18th and full CSP members can come for two days for the price of one - and your discount code will give you a further 10% off that price.

Physical Therapists scope of practice is being challenged in California

20th Mar 2013

WCPT E-Update

1st Feb 2013

WCPT E-Update - January 2013 - From the President and Secretary General........

Recently a film from the first WCPT Congress held 60 years ago in London came to light. It is a poignant reminder of WCPT's heritage and the significant role the congresses have played in our evolution. As we begin 2013, the 60th anniversary of that first congress, planning for our 17th Congress to be held in Singapore in 2015 is well underway. You will shortly receive the first Congress Update including the announcement of the members of the International Scientific Committee, chaired by Aimée Stewart, and providing you with an opportunity to help shape the congress by participating in a survey. So, have a look at highlights from the congress in 1953 (www.youtube.com/user/theWCPT/), provide your ideas for 2015 by participating in our upcoming survey and then start making plans to join us in Singapore.

Kind regards
Marilyn Moffat and Brenda J Myers

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CAD

24th Jan 2013

International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention.

This consensus document presents a clinical reasoning framework for best practice developed by an international collaboration of the Standards Committee of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) and international subject matter experts.

This framework was informed by the consensus forum at the IFOMPT International Conference in Rotterdam (June 2008) where nominated experts from each Member Organisation of IFOMPT were invited to participate. Prior to this forum, the issues central to this document were explored through oral presentations and discussion at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) International Congress (June 2007, Vancouver) and in Rotterdam. Drafts of the document have been developed since 2008 through an iterative consultative process with experts and Member Organisations.

This document has been developed as a resource to educate members of the Member Organisations of IFOMPT, physical therapists internationally, and through physical therapists, the public. The framework has subsequently been agreed on by all Member Organisations of IFOMPT. It has been a challenging process to produce an international agreed document, emphasising the need for Member Organisations of IFOMPT to operationalise the framework in line with their national legislation / practice

Two MACP members were intrumental in the initiation and development of this documentation, Dr Ali Rushton FMACP, Chair of the IFOMPT Standards Committee and Roger Kerry FMACP. Our grateful thanks go to them for their efforts in producing this extremely helpful guidance.

Key principles of the international framework
 The framework provides guidance for the assessment of the cervical spine region for potential of Cervical Artery Dysfunction (CAD) in advance of planned OMT interventions
 Although events and presentations of CAD are rare, they are an important consideration as part of an OMT assessment
 The framework is based on best available evidence and is intended to be informative and not prescriptive
 The framework enhances the physical therapist's clinical reasoning as part of the process of patient assessment and treatment
 An important underlying principle of the framework is that physical therapists cannot rely on the results of only one test to draw conclusions, and therefore development of an understanding of the patient's presentation following an informed, planned and individualised assessment is essential
 The framework is designed to be an aid to patient-centred clinical reasoning
 The framework requires effective clinical reasoning to enable effective, efficient and safe assessment and management of the cervical region
 The physical therapist's aim during the patient history is to make the best judgment on the probability of serious pathology and contraindications to treatment based on available information
 A process of planning the physical examination to interpret the data from the patient history and define the main hypotheses is essential to an effective physical examination
 It is important that the tests within the physical examination provide reliable and valid data to enable evaluation of the main hypotheses
 A risk versus benefit model is advocated to provide a simple framework for decision-making through consideration of risk factors, predicted benefit of OMT intervention, and analysis of possible action
 A flowchart of clinical reasoning is provided
 Informed consent must be obtained prior to treatment interventions, following adequate disclosure of information
 Key considerations are provided for the physical therapist during the selection and application of cervical manipulation as a treatment intervention
 Guidance is provided on alternative approaches to direct cervical treatment, frequency of treatment, minimising end-range cervical techniques, force minimisation, and monitoring for adverse effects
 Guidance is provided for those teaching cervical assessment and management to students

Download the documentation here:

Dr Chris McCarthy PhD, FCSP, FMACP

COPA Practice Growth 2013

21st Jan 2013

Members may be interested in this exhibition........................

COPA Practice Growth 2013, 6th-7th June 2013, ExCel, London - click here for website

From COPA:

We are delighted to introduce COPA Practice Growth 2013, a new national trade exhibition to assist therapists like you who want to grow their practices and develop their professional knowledge. It takes place on 6th & 7th June at ExCeL, London and is free to attend. Register for tickets here!

You'll be able to network with 3,000 fellow professionals under one roof, hear from rehab industry experts and receive top business tips as well as the likes of Doug Richard, former star of the BBC's Dragons' Den. Whether you want to find out more about increasing your referrals, progressing your professional development, the latest booking systems, or turning twitter followers into patients, COPA Practice Growth 2013 is not to be missed. We have some exciting plans for our exhibition stand, so we hope you will attend and come and say hello!

The event will be packed with more than 80 free seminars, workshops, expert speakers, live demonstrations, master classes and panel debates. The show is primarily open to Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, and Acupuncturists but anybody with a practice will benefit from a visit to the event.

Book your free place now and please do forward this email to any of your friends who may be interested to know about this free event. The guys behind the show are working really hard to make this show of great value to the therapy professions, so please do support them by attending!

 

 

MACP members views sought on the new AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report pilot.

20th Dec 2012

MACP members views sought on the new AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report pilot........Click here to access Fitness Report.............

"Dear MSK Physiotherapist,

 

The pilot of the AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report has now come to an end and the response from practitioners is causing concern. To do this I need evidence that physiotherapists value this tool and feel competent in advising employees, their employers and GPs on their ability to remain in work if advice is followed.

 

This does present an excellent opportunity to extend our role in areas which our skills are already, for the most part, established and really should be embraced. We know that many GPs really do not wish to be responsible for fit notes as they feel that their role lies in advocacy of the patient and therefore physiotherapy is a logical profession to take on this work should we demonstrate our ability to do so successfully.

 

I have spoken with Phil Gray and he considers it vital that MSK physiotherapists should lend their weight and support to this project and generate enthusiasm amongst members to respond to the call from the CSP. Failure to engage with this work will result in a backward profile of occupational health within physiotherapy, which, especially in the present climate, is not good.

Physiotherapists are facing increasing challenges from other professions into our areas of expertise, but occupational health is proving to be an area where physiotherapists, with the correct skills, are excelling.

 

Phil and I therefore asking you for urgent support in persuading your professional network to look at the attached form and then log onto surveymonkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AHPfitnessreport to give their opinion on its value, ease-of-use and effectiveness in supporting employees to remain in work following illness or injury.

 

Very many thanks,

 

Léonie Dawson, MCSP, PG Dip,
Professional Adviser,
Practice and Development Function,
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy,
14 Bedford Row,
London. WC1R 4ED
tel 020 7306 6615
Working days: Tues/Wed 0745 - 1700 @ CSP office "

Online access to Manual Therapy

13th Dec 2012

MACP Members........There is now a new way to access Manual Therapy (and the journals below) - which will be of added benefit to MACP members - as you will no longer need a separate username and password for the Elsevier website.


By simply logging on to the MACP website as a member you will now be able to either click on the Manual Therapy logo on the home page, or the link on the Manual Therapy Journal page (under the Members menu) , to access Manual Therapy and other online journals without the need to enter another username/password. The new journal landing page will also enable you to view the new Editors' Highlights, virtual issues and subject collections, as well as the current literature and full back archive. In addition you will now be able to personalise your own account, designing and saving your own keyword searches and setting up alerts to the publication of literature in your area of interest.


Elsevier will shortly also be adding details to this page which will optimise the system for you.


Accessible journals
Annals of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology
Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing
Human Movement Science
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Journal of Pain
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport
Pain
Physical Therapy in Sport
Physiotherapy
Radiology
The Spine Journal

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