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Building Engagement in Physiotherapy – a practical example

Building Engagement in Physiotherapy – a practical example

I talk a lot about getting creative with exercise and some of the time it takes the form of adapting use of equipment or supporting understanding of it's use. Then there are days when it's about making stuff up on the spot to build engagement. Yesterday was one such...

The “best way”​ to promote inclusion…

The “best way”​ to promote inclusion…

Is there a “best” way to promote inclusion for people with Learning (Intellectual) Disabilities (LD) through sport? Judging by recent Twitter engagements some people certainly appear to think so. There are, as I’ve learned, differing approaches to the problem of...

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Tough Topics in Learning Disability Episode 1

Tough Topics in LD Episode 2 – Silence is Golden?

Tough Topics in LD Episode 3 – Chewing it Over – 2020

Tough Topics in LD Episode 4 “Giving a S%#t – Learning Disability and Pelvic Health”

Tough Topics in LD Episode 5 – Burning Bridges at the First Try – Who Holds the Matches

Recent Happenings…

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Physio Matters Podcast - Health Matters 4 - Learning About Learning Difficulties with Alistair Beverley

 It was great to get on to the Physio Matters Podcast and chat with Jack Chew about the needs of people with Learning Disabilities and share some tips on how therapists could improve their practice and understanding. This was my first podcast/public speaking event and I was incredibly nervous and frequently losing my train of thought.

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The Sports Injury Fix Podcast - Working with the learning disability patient

I was delighted to be asked to talk with Mike James “The Endurance Physio”. We discuss all things engagement and reasonable adjustments in this session. Mike is a great guy, keen to improve healthcare access for all and a real champion for people with disabilities.

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The P & O Podcast

I was contacted by Matthew Pearson – A student Podiatrist to record a podcast. This was a chance to branch out to other professionals. Up to this point, the information I had been giving was physiotherapy-centric and so it was interesting to reflect on how other professions can adapt to support everyone. We had some good discussion around structuring clinics in this.

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Therapist Learning Centre

It was great to be contacted to create an online training course during lockdown 1 entitled Communication – the hardest soft skill.

Imagine a world where having difficulty understanding and retaining information given to you meant you weren't allowed to live as long as other people...

73% of people with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities have experienced hate crimes.

People don't die prematurely from a Learning Disability... They die prematurely because of poor healthcare and support.