Campaign promotes how physio works

Physio Works Chief Executive Patrick Crowley with members of the Trust's Physiotherapy Department.

Physio Works Chief Executive Patrick Crowley with members of the Trust's Physiotherapy Department.

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Physiotherapists and patients at Bridlington Hospital are supporting a national awareness campaign which aims to promote how ‘Physio Works.’

There are 221 physiotherapists at the trust working across 10 hospital sites, including Bridlington Hospital, and out in the community whose work is invaluable to thousands of patients.

This week, to coincide with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy National Conference, staff and patients are celebrating and promoting the work of physiotherapists and the crucial role they play in helping patients back to health.

Victoria Adams, Professional Lead for Physiotherapy at the trust, said: “Physiotherapy Works is a three year programme supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy aimed at increasing demand for physiotherapy services by highlighting how physiotherapy can help people live better and longer, prevent ill health, and get people out of hospital and back to work quickly after illness.

“We want everyone to know that physiotherapy-led rehabilitation really works helping patients recover quickly and safely.

“It keeps older people independent at home and helps people with long term conditions maximise their abilities as well as reducing costs in health and social care.

“Many people have heard of physiotherapy working with musculo-skeletal and sports injuries, but we also wanted to highlight our services working with children, women’s health, amputees, falls and hip fractures, stroke, cardiac rehabilitation and respiratory diseases to name but a few.

“As part of the campaign, many of our patients have come forward to share their stories about how physiotherapy has worked for them, helping them recover quickly and get back to living a fulfilled life.”

For more information, visit the awareness stand at Bridlington Hospital this week.