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extended scope physiotherapy

Donna Goodman, Desley Harvey, Tania Cavanagh, Rebecca Nieman
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to describe the implementation of an expanded-scope physiotherapy service in a regional hospital emergency department (ED) in Australia and discuss the lessons learnt in terms of long-term sustainability of these roles in regional areas. METHODS: The existing ED advanced physiotherapist was trained in extended scope of practice skills. For sustainability, a senior physiotherapist was recruited to develop further ED practice skills through a locally developed professional development package and ultimately be eligible to complete extended-scope training...
April 2018: Rural and Remote Health
Jim Gordon, Sue Franklin, Sabrina A Eltringham
Plain English summary: Public involvement can impact on research, on the public who give advice, on the researchers and the research participants. Evaluating impact is an important part of the research process. Two members of a hospital-based patient research panel and our coordinator have written this paper. Our panel covers a range of rehabilitation and palliative services. These services form the "Therapeutics and Palliative Care Directorate". We describe how we worked collaboratively with hospital staff and co-produced questionnaires to evaluate the impact of our involvement...
2018: Research involvement and engagement
Clare Delany, Ian Edwards, Caroline Fryer
The profile and reach of physiotherapy has expanded in areas of extended scope of practice, and broader engagement with population needs beyond the individual treatment encounter. These changes raise increasingly complex ethical challenges evidenced by growth in physiotherapy-based ethics studies and discussions. This paper examines how a broad cross section of Australian physiotherapists perceive, interpret, and respond to ethical challenges in their work contexts and how professional codes of conduct are used in their practice...
March 28, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Orna Fennelly, Catherine Blake, François Desmeules, Diarmuid Stokes, Caitriona Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: Advanced practice physiotherapists (APPs), also known as extended scope physiotherapists, provide a new model of service delivery for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Research to date has largely focused on health service efficiencies, with less emphasis on patient outcomes. The present systematic review aimed to identify the patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) being utilized by APPs. METHOD: A wide search strategy was employed, including the PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, CENTRAL and PEDro databases, to identify studies relating to PROMs utilized by APPs in MSK healthcare settings...
March 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
Sarah Johnson-Lynn, David Townshend
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to survey the knowledge of registrars in emergency medicine and orthopedics on 5 common injuries to the foot and ankle and compare this knowledge, and self-reported confidence in giving it, with that of consultants and physiotherapists of various levels of experience. DESIGN: An online survey was used to gather the information using scenario-based open and closed questions. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 102 health care professionals, who regularly deal with sports injuries, were recruited...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Jonathan Thompson, Samantha Yoward, Pamela Dawson
OBJECTIVE: Physiotherapy extended scope practitioner (ESP) roles are widely utilized in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. The present article reviews the current literature, with particular emphasis on the decision-making process, patient/clinician interaction and clinical outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of musculoskeletal extended scope practice was carried out. The review focused on the outcome of interventions, and the interactions and decision-making processes between ESPs and their patients...
June 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
Marie O Mir, Ciara Cooney, Cliona O'Sullivan, Catherine Blake, Paula Kelly, Pat Kiely, Jacques Noel, David Moore
BACKGROUND: The demand for paediatric orthopaedic care is growing, and providing the service required is an increasingly challenging task. Physiotherapist-led triage clinics are utilised in adult orthopaedics to enable the provision of care to patients who may not require a surgical consult. The Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Triage Clinic (POTC) was established in Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin in response to increasing demands on the paediatric orthopaedic service. The clinic is run by physiotherapists working in an advanced practice role (APP), and is the first paediatric clinic of its type and scale in the Republic of Ireland...
April 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
K Grimmer, J Morris, S Kim, S Milanese, W Fletcher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy (PT) is the most commonly practised allied health discipline globally. International PT workforce reforms are underway to deal with increasing patient numbers, shrinking medical and nursing workforces and lengthy waiting lists. It is timely to consider international differences in PT, with the aims of identifying opportunities for shared learning and forming stronger international alliances to support consistent and evidence-based workforce reforms...
July 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
Eleni Bacopanos, Susan Edgar
Objective Previous studies have highlighted the short career intentions and high attrition rates of physiotherapists from the profession. The aim of the present study was to examine the job satisfaction and attrition rates of early career physiotherapists graduating from one Western Australian university. Methods A self-administered online survey was conducted of 157 Notre Dame physiotherapy graduates (2006-2012), incorporating a job satisfaction rating scale. Results Results showed that lowered job satisfaction was related to working in the cardiorespiratory area of physiotherapy and working in multiple jobs since graduation...
November 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Vijay Rajanna, Patrick Vo, Jerry Barth, Matthew Mjelde, Trevor Grey, Cassandra Oduola, Tracy Hammond
A carefully planned, structured, and supervised physiotherapy program, following a surgery, is crucial for the successful diagnosis of physical injuries. Nearly 50 % of the surgeries fail due to unsupervised, and erroneous physiotherapy. The demand for a physiotherapist for an extended period is expensive to afford, and sometimes inaccessible. Researchers have tried to leverage the advancements in wearable sensors and motion tracking by building affordable, automated, physio-therapeutic systems that direct a physiotherapy session by providing audio-visual feedback on patient's performance...
March 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Jo Jennings
Physiotherapists work with patients to restore, improve or maintain their function and enhance their quality of life. They work autonomously but in conjunction with patients and, if necessary, the rest of each multidisciplinary team to assess, diagnose and create treatment plans. Some physiotherapists have extended their scope of practice to order and interpret investigations, such as X-rays and blood tests, and to perform joint injections and prescribe medications ( Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) 2015 )...
November 2015: Nursing Older People
J Morris, K Vine, K Grimmer
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapists working in advanced and extended scope roles internationally make a difference to workflow, performance targets, and patient satisfaction in areas traditionally served by medicine and nursing. AIM: To assess the impact of an advanced scope of practice physiotherapist (ASoP-PT) service in a large Australian hospital emergency department (ED) by measuring national service and triage category indicators, patient and staff satisfaction. METHODS: Consecutive patients consulting the ASoP-PT were recruited over 53 weeks following service inception...
2015: Patient related Outcome Measures
Ahmad Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Zaheen Ahmed Iqbal, Shahnawaz Anwer
[Purpose] To review the physical therapy educational program model, professional curriculum, and gender representation at major universities, as well as the quality and scope of physical therapy practice in Saudi Arabia. [Methods] Information regarding course curriculum, gender representation, and the quality and scope of physical therapy practice was collected from six universities in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Physical Therapy Association, and the Saudi Health Commission. [Results] The first bachelor's degree course of physical therapy was started in Saudi Arabia more than 30 years ago...
May 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Elizabeth H Skinner, Kimberley J Haines, Kate Hayes, Daniel Seller, Jessica C Toohey, Julie C Reeve, Clare Holdsworth, Terry P Haines
Allied health professions have developed specialised advanced and extended scope roles over the past decade, for the benefit of patient outcomes, allied health professionals' satisfaction and to meet labour and workforce demands. There is an essential need for formalised, widely recognised training to support these roles, and significant challenges to the delivery of such training exist. Many of these roles function in the absence of specifically defined standards of clinical practice and it is unclear where the responsibility for training provision lies...
June 2015: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Caroline Oakley, Carol Shacklady
BACKGROUND: Extended-scope physiotherapists (ESPs) are working in musculoskeletal (MSK) triage clinics to assess, diagnose and refer patients for appropriate management. However, there is inadequate appraisal of their clinical effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present systematic review was to appraise the evidence on the diagnostic ability of ESPs in MSK triage, and patient and general practitioner (GP) satisfaction when seen by an ESP in a MSK clinic. METHOD: CINAHL, AMED, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched from 1989 to February 2014 using the keywords 'physiotherapy', 'extended practitioner' and 'musculoskeletal disease'...
December 2015: Musculoskeletal Care
Neil Langridge, Lisa Roberts, Catherine Pope
INTRODUCTION: Employing allied health professionals in extended scope roles has developed relatively recently in health-care. Within physiotherapy, the extended role has provided clinicians with autonomy to use knowledge and clinical acumen to request investigations such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and X-ray as part of the diagnostic process, a practice beyond the traditional scope of physiotherapy. In these advancing roles, little is written about the clinical reasoning processes that clinicians use in managing patients with musculoskeletal pain and knowledge of these processes would advance training for new recruits to this arena...
December 2015: Manual Therapy
Robyn L Saxon, Marion A Gray, Florin I Oprescu
BACKGROUND: Internationally, health care services are under increasing pressure to provide high quality, accessible, timely interventions to an ever increasing aging population, with finite resources. Extended scope roles for allied health professionals is one strategy that could be undertaken by health care services to meet this demand. This review builds upon an earlier paper published in 2006 on the evidence relating to the impact extended scope roles have on health care services. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature focused on extended scope roles in three allied health professional groups, ie, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology, was conducted...
2014: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Robyn Adams, Lorraine Sheppard, Anne Jones, Sophie Lefmann
OBJECTIVE: To obtain stakeholder perspectives on factors influencing rural physiotherapy service provision and insights into decision making about service provision. DESIGN: Purposive sampling, open-ended survey questions and semi-structured interviews were used in this exploratory, qualitative study. SETTING: A rural centre and its regional referral centre formed the pilot sites. PARTICIPANTS: Nine participant perspectives were obtained on rural physiotherapy services...
June 2014: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Joanne Morris, Karen Grimmer, Lisa Gilmore, Chandima Perera, Gordon Waddington, Greg Kyle, Bryan Ashman, Karen Murphy
Sustainable implementation of new workforce redesign initiatives requires strategies that minimize barriers and optimize supports. Such strategies could be provided by a set of guiding principles. A broad understanding of the concerns of all the key stakeholder groups is required before effective strategies and initiatives are developed. Many new workforce redesign initiatives are not underpinned by prior planning, and this threatens their uptake and sustainability. This study reports on a cross-sectional qualitative study that sought the perspectives of representatives of key stakeholders in a new workforce redesign initiative (extended-scope-of-practice physiotherapy) in one Australian tertiary hospital...
2014: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Barbara Sassen, Gerjo Kok, Ilse Mesters, Rik Crutzen, Anita Cremers, Luc Vanhees
BACKGROUND: Patients with cardiovascular risk factors can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by increasing their physical activity and their physical fitness. According to the guidelines for cardiovascular risk management, health professionals should encourage their patients to engage in physical activity. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we provide insight regarding the systematic development of a Web-based intervention for both health professionals and patients with cardiovascular risk factors using the development method Intervention Mapping...
2012: JMIR Research Protocols
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