Anna Ziemer, one of our neurological Physiotherapists, along with her colleagues from the Manchester Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN) Committee, have been busy over the summer organising for the internationally renowned speakers Anne Shumway-Cook and Marjorie Woollacott to present to physiotherapists interested in balance problems. The day finally arrived, and on a sunny weekend in September, both Anna and Susan (Practice Principal) attended the 2-day course “Balance Rehabilitation: From Research to Clinical Practice”. The course contained an extremely systematic lecture programme on the motor, sensory and cognitive components of balance, based on the very mixed recently published evidence. In addition, there were very useful practical workshops on the assessment and treatment of balance problems in elderly and neurological patients.
The course allowed Anna and Susan to build their our own conceptual framework for clinical practice with some of our elderly and neurological patients who experience balance difficulties. Furthermore, Susan represented the practice, along with other business representatives, to introduce delegates to professionals working in the field of neurological physiotherapy. A good day was had by all!