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Therapy Expo 2016

A web-based intervention for upper limb rehabilitation following stroke
Jane Burridge
Professor of Restorative Neuroscience, University of Southampton
(PDF of slide presentation)

Physiotherapy briefings

Splinting

ACPIN/COT

Full guideline document (PDF) the full practice guidance document

Quick reference guide (PDF) a summary of the recommendations in the practice guidance

Neurosplinting audit form (PDF) Implementation toolkit/audit form to be used in conjunction with the evidence-based practice guideline

Feedback form (Microsoft Word) please download and complete this to review the guidance documents

Neurosplinting CPD session (Microsoft PowerPoint) PowerPoint notes and group activities

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ACPIN 2016
Evidence into practice

Click here for the conference website.

ACPIN 2014
Life and long-term conditions

All the downloads for this conference are on the Life and long-term conditions conference page.

ACPIN 2013
Expanding minds and networks

All the downloads for this conference are on the Expanding minds and networks conference page.

ACPIN 2012
Backbone of neurology

All the downloads for this conference are on the Backbone of neurology conference page.

 
 

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Ataxia Guidelines

This document details recommendations for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of people with ataxia.

Download Guidelines PDF

Published by Ataxia UK

British Medical Journal

The BMJ aims to lead the debate on health, and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve outcomes for patients. To achieve this we publish original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health.

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Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.

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Health on the Net

Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Huntington's guidelines

by Lori Quinn​‌ & Monica Busse;
on behalf of the members of the European Huntington’s Disease Network Physiotherapy Working Group

The updated physio guidelines and treatment classifications for HD have finally been published:

Clinical guidelines

Classifications

Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology publishes interesting and informative reviews on any topic connected with neurology, and considers any original research contribution that advocates change in, or illuminates, neurological clinical practice.

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Medline

The world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records.

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NHS Library for health - Stroke Specialist Library

The Stroke Specialist Library is being developed to provide high quality, evidence-based information on all aspects of Stroke. The site is aimed at health professionals with an interest in Stroke.

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NHS Evidence 2010 Evidence Update on Stroke Rehabilitation

It covers systematic reviews published between 1st July 2009 and 30th September 2010, with expert reviewers summarising evidence and commenting on key developments in the field.

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Physiotherapy care Skills Group

This group was set up to promote improved care of frail or disabled people who require healthcare assistant support

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Physiotherapy Exercises

This is FREE and enables neuro PTs to search for exercises appropriate for people with all types of disabilities. It now has the capacity to find recommended home exercise programmes for people with typical impairments.

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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

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RCP Spasticity guidelines

These new guidelines provide clinicians with the knowledge and tools to use BT effectively. If used according to the guidance, BT can improve the lives of those suffering from spasticity and of those caring for them, as well as reducing the overall costs of ongoing care. The guidance is essential reading for all clinicians dealing wIth stroke patients, people with multiple sclerosis and patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

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Strokengine

StrokEngine is a site for individuals who have experienced stroke, their families and health professionals who work in the field of stroke rehabilitation. StrokEngine has been developed with the support of the Canadian Stroke Network to support the use of evidence-based stroke rehabilitation in clinical practice. StrokEngine is recognized for its scientific rigor by the Canadian Cochrane Center.

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Organisations

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Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinson's Disease Europe

The APPDE is an association for physiotherapists, other professionals, people with Parkinson’s and their carers.

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Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.

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Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England.

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elearnSCI.org

A website for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians.

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Huntington's Disease Association

The Huntington's Disease Association exists to support people affected by the disease and to provide information and advice to professionals whose task it is to support Huntington's disease families.

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ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries)

ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on spinal cord injury. Our researchers are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after SCI.

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INPA

The International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA) represents national groups of physiotherapists with a specialist interest in neurology and neuroscience. INPA aims to support national organisations and individual physical therapists with an interest in advancing the scope and practice of neurological physiotherapy. It does this by supporting and facilitating research, evidence based practice, clinical specialisation, knowledge exchange, inter-professional and international collaboration and by promoting partnerships with clients and careers. It’s a great way to network with PT's from around the globe.

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MASCIP

Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
The Association's prime objective is to provide a national professional forum to promote standards in clinical practice, foster research and encourage the development of health and social care services for people with spinal cord injuries. MASCIP exists to enable all professions and grades of staff associated with the care and welfare of people with Spinal Cord injuries, both within and outside of Spinal Cord Injury Centres, to articulate professional issues and concerns. There is also a best practise section on the MASCIP website which will link you to the best practise guidelines for the UK and for the USA.

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MS Trust

The MS Trust is a UK charity, providing information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, education programmes for health professionals, funding for practical research and campaigning for specialist multiple sclerosis services.

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Neurological Alliance

The Neurological Alliance is the collective campaigning group of over 50 neurological charities. They aim to provide a strong, united voice for people affected by neurological conditions. Their vision is that every person diagnosed with a neurological condition will have access to high quality, joined-up services and good information from first symptoms, throughout their life.

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Parkinson's UK

From 10th December, Parkinson's UK is unveiling a new campaign to raise awareness of the impact that Parkinson's can have on people living with the condition. They have complied a Q&A sheet to help you with any enquiries you may receive from your patients about the campaign. Any additional questions can be directed to the Marketing team.

Download Q&A sheet

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Royal College of Nursing

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

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Spinal Injuries Association

The Spinal Injuries Association was founded in 1974 primarily to meet the needs of spinal cord injured people and their families, for whom there seemed to be little or no information about the effects of such an injury and the prospects for living an independent life as a disabled person. The Association has long been aware of the need to ensure that people who are newly spinal cord injured (and their families) have access to key information as soon as possible following injury. SIA has successfully established Peer Support Services within each of the specialist Spinal Cord Injury Centres (SCIC) in the UK and is keen to extend this service to general hospitals and community health settings.

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Therapists in ms

Therapists in MS is an initiative which brings together allied health professionals who share a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis.

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UK Stroke forum

UK Stroke Forum is a coalition of organisations committed to promoting multidisciplinary stroke research and education

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World Health Organisation

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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