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Themes

What to expect

Delegates at PUK will be able to discuss themes relevant to the profession in 2022

2022 themes:

Managing complexity

This theme looks at managing the complexity of long term conditions, including multimorbidity and long COVID, exploring the latest evidence and innovative approaches regarding access to and personalisation of care across all sectors from both the patient and clinicians perspective. It also explores what this means to and for workforce planning, education and reducing health inequalities in these patient populations.  

This theme is delivered in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care and the Chartered Physiotherapists working with older people.

Revolutionary healthcare

This theme will have a focus on - revolutionary advancements in medicine and technology. With rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, technology, genome sequencing, precision medicine etc, what are the latest developments in healthcare and what does this mean for physiotherapy, what will the future look like and enable. 

This theme is delivered in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis.

Pelvic health 

Pelvic health is relevant to all physiotherapy specialties. Maintenance of the pelvic floor is essential for the well-being of all ages and genders. This theme explores the latest evidence, workforce needs and treatment approaches to promoting lifelong pelvic health and facilitating the management of life events, to empower individuals and ensure that they enjoy an optimum quality of life.  

This theme is delivered in partnership with the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy.  

Learning and development

This theme focuses on education principles and learning approaches to support the development of the workforce, and not just the education of physiotherapists. It considers how physiotherapists, in a world of rapid changes within healthcare delivery, facilitate learning with both their patients and colleagues. It also explores, within this context, the role education has in reducing health inequalities, enabling personalised care to be a reality.