Cyclist praises physiotherapy

Cyclist praises physiotherapy – Commonwealth Games cyclist James McCallum has spoken of the ‘invaluable’ support of physiotherapy in his sporting career.

Cyclist praises physiotherapyMr McCallum was a keynote guest at the first Scotland-wide physiotherapy student conference, held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on 25 October.

A Scotland representative at the 2014 games in Glasgow, he told the students he had ‘learnt the hard way’ that listening to physiotherapy advice – such as resting and fighting the urge to do too much following an injury – was always a good idea.

The conference brought together physiotherapy students from three universities: Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret.

More than 200 physiotherapy students, educators and academics attended the day, which aimed to highlight how physiotherapy can determine their own career pathways and influence the future of the profession.

Workshops took place on cognitive behavioural therapy, elite sporting performance and starting a physiotherapy-related business.

The conference was organised by four final year students from Queen Margaret University, Katie McGregor, Jason Chang, Andrea Christoforou and Florence Cook.

Cyclist praises physiotherapy. Ms Cook said: ‘We wanted to create an opportunity to reflect on where the physiotherapy profession has come from and how it can get even better. We’re confident that the event will act as a lasting legacy for other physiotherapy students around Scotland and the rest of the UK.’

A second Scottish physiotherapy student conference will take place at Robert Gordon University in 2015.

Full report from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy here…

Cyclist praises physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care. Physiotherapists treat people of all ages, helping them manage pain and using a number of methods to aid recovery. Although they’re often thought of as just dealing with musculoskeletal problems, physiotherapists are trained healthcare professionals who work in many areas, and in particular in the sporting arena.

Cyclist praises physiotherapy

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