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Are Your Staff First Aid Trained? Here’s Why They Should Be

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Are Your Staff First Aid Trained? Here’s Why They Should Be

While the law ensures there’s always a first aid officer, many businesses won’t have any first aid trained staff, let alone a large amount. However, sending your staff on a first aid course could have myriad benefits for both your employees and your business.

Resistance Bands – the One-Stop Shop for Home Fitness

Resistance Bands – the One-Stop Shop for Home Fitness

Another year, another lockdown. Whilst none of us want to live under the conditions the pandemic has placed us under, there’s no avoiding the fact that the situation won’t be going away imminently. For the millions of people who are spending months at home, this presents a major problem for physical health.  

Resistance bands are simple to use, affordable for everyone and come with a host of benefits. Read on to find out more.

Why it’s Important to Reflect on 2020 and Plan for 2021 

Why it’s Important to Reflect on 2020 and Plan for 2021 

2020 has been a strange and difficult year but we shouldn’t pretend it didn’t happen. By reflecting on it and planning for 2021, we can work out what we learnt and how we managed our businesses and personal lives through the crisis. By answering our suggested questions, you can also start planning for 2021 without tempting fate.

APCP Survey: How Paediatric Physiotherapists Worked in the Pandemic

APCP Survey: How Paediatric Physiotherapists Worked in the Pandemic

Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists created a survey to look into how their members were experiencing the first three months of the pandemic. The findings reflected the experiences of 472 members, around 20% of the membership. Whilst such reports would usually only be published in the APCP’s journal, they have made the decision to make this report available to all, as they believe it is of use and interest to the wider physiotherapy community.  

The Best Health Podcasts for Clinical Professionals and their Clients 

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The Best Health Podcasts for Clinical Professionals and their Clients 

Podcasts have become the resource for research and entertainment that we never knew we needed. Whilst books and were formerly the go-to resource for new information and industry interviews, podcasts have filled a gap none of us had even seen. Is there anything better than listening to a real conversation between two people? Podcasts allow us to get to know the specialists and experts in our fields, hear their tones and enjoy the accessibility of the information they have to teach. 

How Physical Therapists Can Offer Effective Pre-Christmas Discounts

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How Physical Therapists Can Offer Effective Pre-Christmas Discounts

In our society, it’s all too easy to let Christmas take over our lives in late autumn and turn productivity to mush. But there’s no reason to endure the pre-Christmas slowdown in client enquiries. This is a perfect time to capture their attention with great offers.  

How the NHS People Plan Could Transform AHP Careers

How the NHS People Plan Could Transform AHP Careers

Whether you’re in private practice or working for the NHS (or both!), changes in the industry have a habit of filtering down and creating real change in healthcare. The latest news from the NHS could be hugely beneficial for healthcare workers as it finally starts taking notice of the needs and welfare of its staff.

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

The practice of healing and paying attention to the body is as old as humans and ancient systems such as acupuncture have their roots set in history going back two thousand years.

Modern medicine has transformed human and technological progress, allowing our population to rise, become stronger and to live healthier lives. With pain relief, development of vaccines and extraordinary reduction in infections and as well as disease control and treatment, modern medicine is the reason we live such relatively comfortable lives.

Allied Health Professionals and Rehabilitation in the Post-Covid World

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Allied Health Professionals and Rehabilitation in the Post-Covid World

Illness is difficult enough as it is and it would be nice to think that the moment our bodies have rid themselves of disease, we’re up and ready to get back to our lives. Except that is so rarely the case, as every allied health professional knows.

Even the common cold can leave us feeling tired and sluggish once it’s packed its bags and moved onto the next person. Flu can be debilitating and cancer can have physical and mental effects lasting years after it’s been ousted from our person.

Why Resistance Bands are a Perfect Tool to Keep Seniors Active

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Why Resistance Bands are a Perfect Tool to Keep Seniors Active

As thousands of seniors who were previously shielding come out of lockdown, many may feel the effects of lack of movement more significantly than ever before. It’s not only those shielding either, many seniors will also have been either working from home or have hardly left in four months.

Without the movement and exercise that may have previously kept seniors active, many may be suffering significant pain, discomfort, stiffness and inflexibility as a result. Physios, masseuses, acupuncturists and osteopaths might see an uptick in appointment requests from previously healthy individuals, now seeking help.