James Benson - Physiotherapist - UKSF

As a practicing physiotherapist who proudly scooped the ‘Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Delivering Integrated Health and Social Care Award in 2014’ I have seen how research developments have transformed the way we approach stroke care. 

Physiotherapists have a crucial role to play in ensuring every stroke survivor makes the best possible recovery. The condition has a greater disability impact on an individual than any other chronic disease, and there’s no ‘one-size-fits all’ solution when it comes to supporting stroke survivors with their recovery.

Every year hundreds of physiotherapists attend the UK Stroke Forum, which is the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary stroke conference of the year. It brings together professionals and researchers from across the stroke pathway to share best practice and discuss the latest research findings.

I attend the UK Stroke Forum every year as it provides the opportunity for me to learn from my peers, share ideas and ultimately aim to improve standards of care for stroke survivors.

The 2017 UK Stroke Forum Conference, 28-30 November at the ACC in Liverpool, will provide physiotherapists the opportunity to hear the latest rehabilitation developments and service improvements for acute and long-term management.  

The programme has a wide variety of engaging sessions which are designed to develop the physiotherapist community including sessions on: falls after stroke, upper limb rehabilitation, motor and sensory adjuncts to therapy, promoting and measuring self-efficacy and self –management, gait rehabilitation, fatigue after stroke and what’s hot and what’s next in rehabilitation?

It is truly an unmissable event for any physiotherapist wishing to increase their knowledge, skills, networks and ultimately improve their own practice. 

James Benson
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
NPP Neuro Group 

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