Mobility Communication Charts

18/04/2017

Source: The Academy of NHS Fabulous Stuff

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This research looked into ways of more effective fast communication to all members of a multi-disciplinary team to see clearly at a glance the mobile status of a patient after physiotherapy treatment. Members looked at the viability and usefulness of having a permanent, documented and easy to use communication method at the patient’s bedside using a colour chart and key. This could be read by health professionals and family members even at a distance, ensuring patients receive the correct level of assistance for their current level of mobility.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Exergame technology and interactive interventions for elderly fall prevention

19/12/2016

Source: Applied Ergonomics, 2016, online

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Training balance and promoting physical activities in the elderly can contribute to fall-prevention. Due to the low adherence of conventional physical therapy, fall interventions through exergame technologies are emerging. This review study synthesized the available research on exergame technology and interactive interventions for fall prevention in the older population. The exergame intervention protocols and outcome measures for assessing intervention effectiveness varied, but the accumulated evidences revealed improved physical or cognitive functions. It remains inconclusive whether this intervention is superior to conventional physical therapy, and the effect mechanism of the exergaming on elderly’s balance ability is still unclear.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Castle Community Centre hosts pilot sessions for falls prevention dance programme

16/02/2016

Source: Northwich Guardian

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Date of publication: 5 February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Six six-month Dance to Health pilots are being undertaken in Cheshire, London and Oxfordshire delivered by some of the UK’s leading dance organisations. This falls prevention programme combines dance and  physiotherapy-based falls prevention to help reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


CSP responds to the spending review

16/12/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 25 November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Catherine Pope, Chair of Council at the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) explains why support is needed to expand services such as falls prevention and physiotherapy in GP surgeries.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


CSP’s falls tool helps secure £400,000 grant

14/08/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 9th July 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The CSP’s falls prevention economic model was ‘invaluable’ in securing a £400,000 grant for an exercise programme run by Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care.

Length of publication: One page

 


CSP shows falls economic model to Scotland’s health minister

10/07/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 25th June 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Scotland’s health minister sees a demonstration of the CSP’s falls prevention economic model at the NHS Scotland Event 2015.

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Scottish government agrees to boost numbers of specialist physios

15/06/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: May 21st 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: “An amendment to a government motion introduced by Jenny Marra, the shadow cabinet secretary for health, had called on the Scottish government to reverse the decline in the number of band 7 posts.”

Length of publication: One page


Falls prevention would save NHS £275m

16/10/2014

Source: OnMedica

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Date of publication: 1st October 2014

Publication type: article

In a nutshell: A report by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists claims that physiotherapy could prevent nearly 200,000 falls a year and save the NHS £275m.

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TUG test results found through general practice falls risk screening

16/10/2014

Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, Vol 43 suppl 1 p. i16

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: TUG (Timed Up and Go) is a falls risk assessment used in the North Tyneside Falls Prevention Service to proactively screen for risk factors in primary care. General practitioners have found that an exercise intervention can produce better results from the assessment.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Can a home care falls prevention programme improve balance?

16/05/2013

Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2013, 36 (1) p. 3-12

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Date of publication: January/March 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to determine if people aged 65 or older receiving a combination of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech or nursing interventions in their own home showed gait or balance changes after home care services. Using established criteria, participants seemed to make clinically meaningful gains after home care visits.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Updated: guidelines to prevent falls – with a physiotherapy focus

14/09/2012

Source: British Geriatrics Society website

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: website

In a nutshell: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy originally launched guidelines for preventing falls in older people back in 1998, the first to be released with a sole focus on physiotherapy.  These have now been updated due to the evidence and guidelines published in the meantime. The new guidelines emphasise steps that can be taken to prevent falls, including specific recommendations on exercise programmes.

Length of publication: 1 page