Physiotherapy Pain Association Update
The PPA have been busy in recent months, so here is a round up of some activities you may have missed.
Physiotherapy Pain Association Research Bursaries Announced
The Physiotherapy Pain Association have commenced a new initiative to support physiotherapists and physiotherapy students to undertake pain related research activity. The PPA will be offering all members the opportunity to apply for two funding streams. Each funding stream will be able to offer financial support to enable small scale research related projects.
CRPS Assist: a resource for physiotherapists
CRPS Assist is a free online tool designed by British physiotherapists in collaboration with a respected medical expert.
Community Call from Equality and Diversity officer
The PPA is commited to inclusion, collaboration and innovation. Despoina Karargyri, PPA Equality and Diversity Officer calls for members to contribute to improving inclusivity within the PPA.
Launching PIPPA: Patient Involvement in the PPA
Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) Patient Representatives Christine P (Tina) and Louise Trewern are launching PIPPA (Patient Involvement in the PPA), a group for patients and carers who are interested in shaping and informing the work of the PPA.
Accessible Resources Collated
PPA Equality and Diversity Officer, Despina Karargyri has collated links for physiotherapists to support people living with pain who need who require adapted or interpreted materials.
Pilot commenced for Therapeutic Interactions and Person Centred Care Skills
The pilot has just commenced for a training package that the PPA has developed in partnership with the HIN South London and Prof Frank Keefe of Duke University.
Physiotherapy Pain Association Survey
The PPA Committee seeks your views through the PPA Survey.
The PPA contributes to CSP Spotlight webinars championing community rehabilitation
The PPA contributed to the CSP webinars on "Supporting Self Management" and "Pain", which highlighted the value of Co-production and Patient Involement in service design and improvement.
Comment on the draft NICE Guidance for Chronic Pain
The Physiotherapy Pain Association is a registered stakeholder for the draft NICE Guidance on Chronic Pain and welcomes comment to form the response.