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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 explores managing complexity, from a patient and system perspective. Showcasing the latest evidence and innovation in supporting people with multiple conditions, including Long COVID. The focus will be on 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 AGILE; Chartered Physiotherapists working with Older People.

Revolutionary healthcare

This theme explores revolutionary advancements in medicine and technology. With rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, technology, genome sequencing, precision medicine etc., showcasing the latest developments in healthcare. The focus will be on what this means for future physiotherapy practice and service delivery. 

This theme is delivered in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis and the Digital and Informatics Physiotherapy Group.

Pelvic health 

Pelvic health is relevant and important to all speciality areas of physiotherapy. Maintenance of the pelvic floor is essential for the well-being of people of all ages. This theme explores the latest evidence, workforce needs and treatment approaches that promote lifelong pelvic health. This includes enabling people feel empowered to manage life events, ensuring individuals enjoy an optimum quality of life.  

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

Learning and development

This theme explores the educational principles and learning approaches to support the development of the physiotherapy workforce, at all levels. It also considers how physiotherapists, can use an enabling and learning approach to enable their patients to feel empowered to self-manage effectively. In a world of rapid changes within healthcare delivery, it also explores the role that education has in reducing health inequalities, and enabling personalised care to be a reality.