Physiotherapists Hannah Farrell and Susan Pattison successfully raised a motion to actively endorse the APPG for Acquired Brain Injury’s report: Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation: Time for Change and support its recommendations at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s Annual Representative Conference on 4th June 2019.
They specifically requested a high profile campaign to highlight the importance of physiotherapy throughout the brain injury pathway emphasising neurorehabilitation, sports related concussion, brain injury as a long term condition and those working in education, social services, remand centres and prisons.
They also requested an online training package to ensure that physios in all sectors have the necessary skills to complete the Rehabilitation Prescription and keep physios as primary drivers and educators at every stage of rehabilitation for acquired brain injury.
The motion was passed with 87% voting for and 13% against.
We are so proud of Hannah and Susan’s hard work and drive to get this motion passed.
— Susan Pattison (@SusanSPTS) June 5, 2019