17 Jun 2022Resource
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Some of the most recent publications in the field, interesting to physiotherapists and service users alike...
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.
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 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.
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!
Please note that Julia is not affiliated with any external content nor is it endorsing any particular resources as successful CPD practice.
Links last reviewed as of publication date above, article originally published 7th September 2021.