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Monday, 09 March 2020 21:58

Physiotherapist as a reflective practitioner

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Reflective Practice is defined as ‘the process whereby an individual thinks analytically about anything relating to their professional practice with the intention of gaining insight and using the lessons learned to maintain good practice or make improvements where possible' (Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, 2008). As scientific professionals, it aims to make physiotherapists more aware of our own professional knowledge and action by ‘challenging assumptions of everyday practice and critically evaluating practitioners’ own responses to practice situations’. 

Recently we created a Whatsapp group for physiotherapists which has proven a useful learning and knowledge sharing resource for members. One of the things that I came across regularly was how twitter is being used for knowledge sharing and there are some Twitter feeds that come up regularly in discussions about pain education and physiotherapy.

Friday, 28 February 2020 06:52

Where to study physiotherapy in United Kingdom?

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Top 10 Universities offering Physiotherapy degrees in United Kingdom

I get quite a lot of emails from international students about which universities are the best for physiotherapy education in United Kingdom (despite Brexit and all that it entails!!). So here is the list of Universities which have been ranked as the top 10 Universities offering physiotherapy degree in Physiotherapy.

There is always a bit of initial resistance. Always. Any idea or change is always resisted at first. People like routine in their lives and we all know the property of inertia in matter. That equally applies to individuals as well. There are some great examples of scepticism, resistance and inertia against products we now take for granted in our life.

Monday, 02 March 2020 06:47

Personal Development Planning in Physiotherapy

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A physiotherapy career usually starts with a entry level degree in physiotherapy which can be a Bachelor's program e.g. Bachelors of Physiotherapy in India, BSc Physiotherapy in UK or Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in USA. Most physiotherapists enter the profession with the aim of being a clinician. However with a field as vast as physiotherapy, as we develop and learn more, we become aware of the ever growing list of specialisations within physiotherapy (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory, sports, geriatric, paediatric etc.).

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:42

Physiotherapy documentation and record keeping

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Introduction

In most Western countries, record keeping and accurate documentation by physiotherapists are not only professional, but also a legal obligation. However, in some countries where physiotherapy is not a regulated profession, there is not much emphasis on accurate record keeping.

Abdelrahman (2014) define medical records as “..as handwritten clinical notes, …… emails, scanned records, consent forms, text messages, verbal correspondence between health professionals, laboratory results, X ray films, photographs, video and audio recording, and any printouts from monitoring equipment”.

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