APCP Neurodisability Group

Survey Report for Physiotherapy Injectors
July 2018

In June 2018, the APCP Neurodisability (ND) Group conducted a survey of physiotherapists, primarily paediatric/APCP members, who inject Botulinum Toxin-A for Management of Focal Spasticity in Children. An annual survey to assess APCP member’s learning needs and to support their development is part of our 5 year work plan.  For 2018, the ND group decided to look at an area of Advanced Practice.

The survey was sent to all APCP members with an invitation to share the survey with any other therapists they knew to be injecting within a paediatric setting.  The survey was open for 4 weeks with a reminder message sent after 2 weeks
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Postural Care Services: Making Reasonable Adjustments

This new guidance is to help health and social care professionals and family carers learn more about how to support the postural care needs of people with learning disabilities who are at risk of body distortion. It summarises what the research tells us about postural care and includes links to useful resources and good practice case studies. 
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Guidance for paediatric physiotherapists managing children with acquired brain injury

Children and young people that sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) represent a complex and heterogeneous patient population(1). Physiotherapy is considered to be a mainstay of neurorehabilitation for this patient group, commencing in the acute setting, continuing through to return home and participation within the community(2). To date, no guidance has been published which is specifically designed for physiotherapists working with children and young people following ABI. Given the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists’ (APCP) recent online publication of other guidance documents, namely guidance for managing neuromuscular disorders(3) and childhood onset spinal cord injuries(4) (available online via the APCP website), it was felt that a subgroup of the APCP’s neuro-disability group would be well placed to develop a guidance document for childhood ABI.

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A Message from our Treasurer!

At the AGM in November 2017 it was voted that the APCP should change its business status from that of an Unincorporated Organization to a Non –Profit Making Company Limited by Guarantee. The reason being that our annual turnover is now so great that we need to have the financial security of being a registered company. This was done with the support of the CSP and HCPC both of which had to give us permission to use the name Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists.

The APCP became a company at the end of February 2018 and our financial year will now move to start on the 1st April each year. We will have to account for the period 1st January – 31st March 2018 and I am waiting for these accounts to be returned from the accountants. 
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APCP Conference 2018
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
2-3 November 2018
Early Bird Offer extended one week only!
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Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy 2019

...will be held in the South East- look out for full details very soon!

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