Physiotherapists in Primary Care
Mar 24th, 2021 by primarycareknowledgeboost
Lisa and Sara talk to senior physiotherapists Judith Dawson and Joanne Roberts about how they became involved in physiotherapy in primary care and the roles of physiotherapists in this setting, including First Contact Practitioners. Having been part of enhancing primary care access to physiotherapy throughout the years, it’s great to get their perspectives on the role now and what it might look like in the future. We take the opportunity to get their top tips for managing knee osteoarthritis and low risk back pain.
Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/
Greater Manchester GP Excellence Resources: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/
Greater Manchester Training Hub: https://www.gmthub.co.uk
StartBack tool for low risk back pain: https://startback.hfac.keele.ac.uk/
North of England back pain pathway evaluation: https://www.necsu.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018-05-NorthEnglandRegionalBackPainAndRadicularPainPathway.pdf
Knee Osteoarthritis Guidelines (Dec 2020): https://www.guidelines.co.uk/musculoskeletal-and-joints-/nice-osteoarthritis-guideline/247991.article
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