The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

May 24, 2006 09:41 ET

Physiotherapy Week 2006, Prevention is better than cure

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2006) - Hundreds of UK physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants will highlight the role they can play in improving the public's health during national Physiotherapy Week 2006, which is organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and runs from June 19 - 23.

During the week, physiotherapy staff from the NHS, private practice and the independent sector will promote the message that 'prevention is better than cure.'

They'll explain how simple lifestyle changes can put us on the road to better health and help us avoid illness and injury.

CSP Chair of Council Sarah Bazin said:

'Increasingly sedentary lifestyles are contributing to rising levels of obesity and ill-health. With their focus on enabling physical activity, even for people living with long-term or chronic conditions, physiotherapists are well placed to help reverse this trend.

'During Physiotherapy Week, CSP members will be opening the doors to their departments and practices and showing people how they can ward off illness and injury by adopting healthier lifestyles.'

This year, CSP members taking part in Physiotherapy Week will be hosting stands in supermarkets and shopping malls, giving talks to schools and colleges, providing commuters with postural advice and helping employers by offering occupational health advice. To find out more about what your local physiotherapists are doing for Physiotherapy Week, call the CSP press office on the numbers below.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

The CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. For previous press releases, visit: www.csp.org.uk

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED

Contact Information

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
    020 7306 6616 / 6163
    Mobiles 07786 332 197, 07795 564 240
    www.csp.org.uk