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Resources: CPD for Physiotherapists

07 Sep 2021Resource

CPD can cover a wide range of activities: anything you do to learn or develop professionally can count towards your CPD, providing it enhances what you can offer to service users as part of your practice. In fact, you’re probably already doing more CPD than you realise!

We’ve put together a compilation of useful physiotherapy resources which may aid you in your CPD goals. The list below covers podcasts, webinars, and books which could help your learning.

Podcasts

Physio Edge

Inspiring interviews with leading physiotherapists, discussing real-life assessment and treatment, clinical issues and ways to give yourself an edge in your clinical practice.

Recent podcast topics include:

  • How important is strength in running injury?
  • Postoperative shoulders - can we predict who gets stiff?
  • Posterior shoulder pain differential diagnosis & treatment

The British Journal of Sports Medicine

The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multimedia information portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine.

Recent podcasts include:

  • The Importance of Mental Health in Athletes
  • Superspikes FTW? Footwear choice for athletes
  • Weighted Ball Velocity Throwing Programs: Injury Risk or Competitive Edge?

The NAF Physio Podcast

Hosted by Adam Meakins (aka The Sports Physio), The Not Another F**king (NAF) Physio Podcast promises to be unlike any other! Talking about things that matter, but don't really matter. Be prepared for critical critique, dubious debate, quirky questions and lots of bad language!

Recent podcast topics include:

  • Talking About Hypermobility with Kara Gillett
  • Talking About SExSI Shoulder Strength with Dr Mikkel Clausen
  • Talking About Knee OA and GLA:D with Dr Chris Barton

Webinars and Online Courses

Clinical Physio

Clinical Physio’s weekly webinars are designed for students and qualified physiotherapists. They are carefully created by a team of doctors, surgeons and specialist physiotherapists who work full-time in the NHS. They provide up-to-date knowledge and skills in regards to all aspects of physiotherapy from pre-clinical to clinical musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory and inpatients.

Webinars can either be accessed live or on-demand:

The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

APCP runs a number of CPD events throughout the year to support members' professional development. These include a range of free and paid online training tools that members might find useful.

Recent topics available for free include:

  • Paediatric rheumatology: lived experience and psychological needs
  • The epilepsies of childhood
  • Transitions: ensuring high-quality care for young people aged 14-25

The Mummy MOT

Maria Elliott Physiotherapy Services (MEPS) has launched a webinar series with dynamic women’s health expert Peter Greenhouse.

The two-part series for £10 includes the topics:

  • Physiotherapy, Perimenopause & Menopause. #1 Debunking Myths
  • Physiotherapy, Perimenopause & Menopause. #2 Hormones, Muscles & Moods

World Physiotherapy

The World Physiotherapy COVID-19 education task force has developed a webinar series to support educators.

The webinars are for World Physiotherapy member organisations, physiotherapist educators, regulators, student physiotherapists, and clinical/practice educators.

They are designed to provide community support and foster collaboration and the collective advantage that comes from shared learning.

Webinar topics include:

  • Teaching spaces with restrictions
  • Overcoming challenges in clinical practice in times of COVID-19: revisiting the scope of clinical training
  • Digital solutions for online learning

Books

Some of the most recent publications in the field, interesting to physiotherapists and service users alike...

Stronger: The honest guide to healing and rebuilding after pregnancy and birth – By Megan Vickers (27 May 2021)

ISBN 147298630X

Stronger is the must-read guide to the bodily changes encountered by all women following pregnancy, with explanations, exercises and friendly, accessible advice to protect, stabilise and rehabilitate.

Peak 40: The New Science of Mid-Life Health for a Leaner, Stronger Body and a Sharper Mind - By Dr Marc Bubbs (20th May 2021)

ISBN 1645020878

The first guide to truly holistic health and fitness for those in their 40s. Dr Bubbs offers simple, evidence-based and time-efficient strategies to help you reignite your energy and passion. His realistic, grown-up and non-judgemental approach is to explain the effect some food groups and lack of exercise and sleep have on our body. The information presented is easy to digest and Dr Bubbs offers advice that can be tailored to your body and personality type.

Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement – By James Earls (2nd Edition, 30 May 2020)

ISBN-10: 1913088103

Born to Walk is designed to help movement therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and bodyworkers understand gait and its mechanics, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. It offers a concise model for understanding the complexity of movement while gaining a deeper insight into the physiology and mechanics of the walking process. This second and revised edition provides new research on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment approaches to enhance gait efficiency.

Do you have any resources that other physiotherapists would find useful?

Please let us know on Twitter and we’ll update our list so everyone can benefit. If you've tried any of these resources, tell us how you found them - and remember to record and reflect on your CPD evidence too!

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