Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Spinal Dysfunction CPD events

UCLan's School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors is hosting two CPD events covering the Assessment and Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Primary care.

The events will look at practical assessment and also critically discuss and evaluate investigations (including radiology) and management strategies for lumbar and cervical management. These will explore the role of both surgical and conservative interventions including physiotherapy, rehabilitation and pain management.

Case discussions will form a large part of both courses.The events form part of a masters degree module so will be aimed at critically reviewing and evaluating contemporary practice. This is a valuable opportunity for experienced practitioners to reflect on, develop and consolidate skills supported by a team of experts.

The Lumbar Spine event takes place on November 21/22, while the Cervical Spine event is December 12/13. Full details of both events can be viewed here and here. There are limited places avaliable. For bookings or more information please email us.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Vacancy for CIDP study

UCLan's School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors has a vacancy for a Research Assistant to support the work of the Allied Health research cluster.

This is a limited term 18 month contract for an externally funded project to further build on the neurological research theme within the cluster.

More specifically the Research Assistant will support a study designed to investigate the effect of an exercise treatment in patients with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.

Please click here for full details.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Research Skills Workshop

Professor James Selfe and Charlotte Smith
Our recent Research Skills Workshop held at Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston was a huge success.

The workshop was led by Chair Hazel Roddam, along with steering group members Kath Ward and Professor James Selfe and there were a large number of Cumbria and Lancs AHPRN members in attendance.

There was great feedback regarding the introduction of our new website and Social Media feeds. We are looking forward to welcoming members to the Cumbria and Lancs AHPRN Facebook group and we will be setting up a Twitter account - watch this space!

The networking activity worked very well and it was good to see so many people talking to each other, sharing their thoughts and ideas. Notes from the networking activities will be uploaded soon.

Many thanks to Charlotte Smith, Rachel Starkey and David Barton for presenting to the group with updates on their Research Projects. It was great to see how the Research Mentorship Bursary scheme has supported their work - hopefully they will inspire others to pursue their research ideas. We will have more news on the Research Bursary Scheme for 2013/14 soon.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this workshop - we hope to see you all (and more) at our next event.

If anyone has any queries please email us.