The Oxford branch has had a great year with many varied speakers and topics, and continues to have a strong membership. In the second half of 2016 we have had a number of interesting evening talks: Donna McClusky, a specialist occupational therapist, led an interactive session about Praxis; Dr Tom Vale spoke about seizures and their management; Dr Binith Cheeran helped us to understand and differentiate between types of tremors; and Jane Moser, MSK consultant physiotherapist, returned to update our skills and knowledge on shoulder problems.
We have also had another successful day-course by physiotherapy lecturer Ben Ellis, this time on balance, using the systems approach for assessment and looking at the evidence base for rehabilitation.
Our new committee members have helped us be proactive for next year’s events. We have evening talks and practical sessions planned, such as respiratory techniques in acute neurology, pilates, rehabilitation for functional conditions, and an update on the management of neuromuscular disorders.
We are also hoping to make more use of the ACPIN website and Facebook to keep members up to date with our events, and are looking into using Webex webinar casts to share our evening talks with those unable to make it to the venues … watch this space! In the meantime please share our emails and flyers with your team members and MDT colleagues.
As always, we welcome fresh ideas for topics, speakers and venues for our members to get the most from Oxford branch, so please get in touch with your thoughts or requests.