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ACPIN MEMBERSHIP 2016Please log-on in early January 2017 to set up new or renew membership. If you want to join for Conference 2017 please mark 'Pending' on your conference application and return in January to complete.

Change in fees for 2017: Full and Associate membership will now be £35. Student membership is £17.50.
Direct debits will be taken at the start of March.

If you urgently need a membership for 2016, or have a change of details, please email the membership secretary direcly.

Would you like to advance your knowledge and practice of neurophysiotherapy?

University College London, Institute of Child Health offers new post graduate physiotherapy programmes and CPPD taster modules and short courses in neurophysiotherapy.

Why not have a look at the links below, to see what’s on offer?

Short courses/Taster modules

CPD tasters and shortcourses

MSc/PGdip/ PGCert programmes

Advanced neurophysiotherapy and MSc Neurophysiotherapy studies

NeurosplintingcoverSplinting for the prevention and correction of contractures in adults with neurological dysfunction

This practice guideline provides specific recommendations to support clinical practice and decision-making in splinting … read more

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ACPIN is one of the largest Professional Networks recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. It is concerned with all aspects of physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults and their relatives and carers.

ACPIN is a dynamic and proactive group. Its function is to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the field of neurological physiotherapy practice. If you are interested in finding out more about ACPIN, please contact us.



NEW WCPT 2017 Congress update

Final chance for early bird rate. Don't miss this final chance to save up to $200 (USD) on your registration fee. The deadline for the early bird rate is now just a few days away at midnight GMT on 30th November.Click here to register.

Central England Rehabilitation Network

This is a new network for clinical and academic staff working in the field of rehabilitation. The aims of the network are to create a community of clinicians and academics working in the field of rehabilitation read more ...


RehabWeek London 2017

This international meeting brings together researchers and clinicians working in rehabilitation technology including FES, robotics and virtual reality. The event comes to the UK for the first time and is hosted by UCL, 17th – 20th July. Click here for more information.

Call for nominations for 2017 ACPIN Awards

Members are invited to submit nominations for an ACPIN Award: Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Distinguished Service Awards. The deadline for nominations to be submitted is Friday 2nd December 2016.Click here to find out more and download a nomination form.

World Federation for Neurorehabilitation

The deadline for entries is fast approaching for the WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award which must be received by the 30th November 2016. The Award, worth £3000 read more…

Fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke

The fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke has been published. Click to download.

Also the Stroke Association’s response to the new guideline can be found here

The press release for launch was picked up by the Daily Telegraph and published on Friday 30th September.

Facial Oral Tract Therapy Courses

Five day courses comprise theory (normal v. typical abnormal patterns) and supervised practical work with patients read more...

The Neurological Alliance 2016 patient survey

The Neurological Alliance has launched its second neurological patient experience survey. The survey aims to collect vital information about the experiences of care received by people affected by neurological conditions and help us to understand how much progress has been made in improving neurological services. The survey is open until September 30th and the Alliance welcomes responses from anyone with a neurological condition living in England. Click here for the Alliance's website page about the survey and to download a FAQs document a flyer to help publicise the survy. Click here to downloadsurvey launch materials

Huntington's disease physiotherapy briefing

A new briefing document for physiotherapists developed by Prof Monica Busse of Cardiff University in association with the CSP and the Huntington's Disease Association is now available ... click here to download

Humanitarian training manual

Humanitarian Training Manual is now freely available with sections on ABI and SCI developed by ACPIN.Click here to download (Microsoft Word)

Petition calling on the government to commit to a new national Stroke strategy for England

Please take one minute today, right now, to sign our petition calling on the government to commit to a new national Stroke strategy for England after the current one runs out in 2017... read more

2016 National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke

The ACPIN response to the draft RCP Stroke guideline consultation which ended on 22nd April has been completed by Professor Sarah Tyson and supported by Dr Praveen Kumar, Dr Steven Ashford and Professor Fiona Jones

ACPIN members Nicola Hancock and Cherry Kilbride are representatives in the RCP guideline development group for ACPIN and the CSP. We would like to thank all of them for their time and commitment in contributing to the development of these important guidelines which is done in their own time. Click here to download (Microsoft Word)

WCPT publishes disaster management report

A new WCPT report, published this month, advocates for physical therapy involvement in disaster management. The report points to the need for high quality rehabilitation after disasters, as well as emphasising that the role of physical therapists is not limited to direct provision of rehabilitation. It embraces preparedness and recovery and can include assessment, coordination, psycho-social support and advocacy. The Role of Physical Therapists in Disaster Management is available for download

WCPT pledges support for HCiD campaign

Summary WCPT pledged its support to the international Committee of the Red Cross Health Care in Danger (HCiD) campaign raising awareness of the impact of violence on health professionals in conflict areas. The official pledge asserts that physical therapy plays a vital role in dealing with the health problems and functional limitations that are the direct consequence of armed violence and the use of landmines and other weapons of war.Read the full WCPT News article here

National Project Officers for Parkinsons AGM reports

Bhanu Ramaswamy and Fiona Lindop continue to be involved in several projects as Parkinsons Project Officers for ACPIN and also for AGILE. During the past year, these have included… read more

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Management of Spinal Cord Injuries

Download report on an online course on the management of Spinal Cord Injuries ran by SCI World in Sydney, Australia.

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Last updated Wednesday, December 07, 2016


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