The ACPPLD are excited to launch a 3-minute animation which supports our physiotherapy colleagues to make reasonable adjustments when people with a learning disability access their services. This builds on our successful 2020 ‘So your next patient has a learning disability – A guide for physiotherapists’ campaign and presents the message in a new innovative and engaging way.
There are many reasons that adults with a learning disability may need physiotherapy support and advice throughout their lives. Most people with a learning disability can access mainstream physiotherapy services with reasonable adjustments and healthcare services have a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments to help people achieve positive outcomes. Specialist learning disability physiotherapists in your local community learning disability team should then be available if you need more support after making reasonable adjustments.
The animation aims to offer up some simple but practical advice and suggestions on how to improve the physiotherapy outcomes for people with a learning disability. This is critically important within the current climate due to the recruitment problems of specialist learning disability physiotherapists across the UK. Therefore, it is even more essential that we support people with a learning to positively access mainstream services wherever possible.
YouTube Animation available @ https://youtu.be/mzK_q5rg6TI
YouTube Animation with English Subtitles available @ https://youtu.be/ky3DEZeIsjw
We encourage all physiotherapists to share the animation with your colleagues, patients and their care networks and the multidisciplinary team. Although designed specifically for physiotherapists we anticipate the messaging will help people with a learning disability access the healthcare they need.
Together we can help more people with a learning disability get the best physiotherapy care.
Find out more at: So your next patient has a learning disability - A guide for physiotherapists not specialising in learning disabilities | Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists For People With Learning Disabilities (csp.org.uk)
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