Don’t slip up

Winter; a season of ice and snow, of frozen pavements and frost covered windscreens. For health professionals such as physiotherapists and chiropractors that ice and snow can also bring its share of broken and sprained limbs adding to an already busy workload. This year, while some parts of the UK have already started to receive […]

Your Covid Recovery

What factors influence recovery? That’s the question we posed at the end of an article in August 2020 which looked at the launch of a study into the long term effects of Covid-19. Those effects can be many and varied depending on the individual as well as the severity of their initial symptoms and treatment […]

World mental health day

Never has our mental health been more important. That’s one of the headline messages from World Mental Health Day which took place on 10th October. It’s a key date in the mental health calendar and is one which we have commented on before as it helps to raise awareness and encourage discussion on mental health […]

Missing appointments

The Covid crisis may have put an additional layer of complexity on the subject of making and keeping appointments; but even before Covid came into view reducing ‘no-shows’ was a key priority for health services. As such it is a challenge which we have regularly commented on, sharing news of various initiatives which providers have […]

Researching recovery

Why does one patient recover swiftly and completely from an illness or injury whilst another individual may find themselves on a recovery pathway which lasts for months or even years? Is it down to genetics or lifestyle, pre-existing conditions or personal approach? It’s a question which health practitioners encounter in their daily lives and it’s […]

Learning from experience

Where have the last three months gone? Whichever side of the spectrum you were on, from health services working all out to preserve life to those with health conditions facing a lengthy lockdown, and everyone in between it’s probably fair to say that the last few months have been a blur. And that’s not surprising. […]

You have an appointment

Self isolating, furloughed, working… whatever the personal situation it would be a fair bet that the last few months has given most of us pause for thought. Whether we’ve relied on the kindness of strangers, applauded our healthcare workers, or simply missed the day-to-day interactions with friends and family; the fact of COVID-19 has inexorably […]

Time for rehabilitation

“Rehabilitation, including physiotherapy, is essential in saving the lives of people with Covid-19 and in enabling people to live their lives to the full.” That is the opening line of a CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) policy statement on rehabilitation and COVID-19. The statement highlights the challenges of delivering effective rehabilitation not only to those […]

The new normal

In March 2020 we concluded an article with the comment that “The headlines at the moment may naturally focus on the ongoing coronavirus situation but the day-to-day work of health practitioners still remains.” At that time the UK was still in the containment phase with health practitioners have to manage their duties in the face […]

A rapidly changing situation

Pick up a newspaper, switch on the radio or TV, go online: whatever medium you choose you will never be far away from a story about COVID-19. Some come from the responsible end of the reporting spectrum; providing advice on measures such as hand washing or catching coughs and sneezes in tissues. Others are less […]