I had a wonderful opportunity to address the Nurses and Physiotherapists who take care of the US Military Veterans throughout Texas. Dr Susan Gallagher of the Celebration Institute was kind enough to invite me for a Q&A session, and the participants really took advantage of the chance. They asked lots of really challenging and thoughtful… Continue reading Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference – Veterans Affairs – Texas, USA
I was invited to take part in a presentation to Physiotherapists and Nurses at the University of Maryland Medical Centre. The attendees primarily worked in the Outpatients Department but there were others from a range of roles throughout the hospital too. The chosen topic was ‘Caring for the person of size’ and we talked about… Continue reading University of Maryland Medical Centre
I had a really interesting time with the lovely people at Five Mobility Ltd this week, evaluating some new products they’re working on. I love seeing new equipment enter the market to add to the choice of options available. It’s really exciting to be working with people so committed to providing the very best care… Continue reading Five Mobility Ltd – Product Evaluation
Emily Stewart and I presented an online seminar talking about skin care for Bariatric patients this week. Emily has been a registered nurse for 16 years, working in medical and surgical nursing. For the last 6 years Emily has specialised in wound care and is passionate about preventing hospital acquired pressure injuries. Emily is a… Continue reading Bariatric Skin Care Seminar
I spent a really lovely afternoon with the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland yesterday. They invited me to present a seminar on Delivering Dignified Care for Plus Sized Patients. They have a newly formed special interest group – LOOAG (Living with overweight or obesity advisory group) to gather all of their expertise on this subject as… Continue reading AOTI
I had a really interesting day at Heathrow Airport this week, working with the amazing team at Wilson James. They’re responsible for providing special assistance to passengers at Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. Alison Meadows, Director of Alison Meadows Training and Development runs the only accredited course for Moving and Handling in the Aviation sector.… Continue reading Plus Size Handling at Heathrow Airport
A friend sent me this video. I’m in awe of this mans athletic ability and grace. Wonderful to see someone using their body to it’s fullest extent without shame or embarrassment in a public setting. Bravo Sir!
The word ‘stramp’ is new to me, but what a great example of universal design. It combines stairs and a ramp to make the space accessible for everyone. A companion group can travel all the way to the top, some on the stairs and some on the ramp, and remain in contact the whole time.… Continue reading The Stramp
Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference I was thrilled to be asked to present at the ESSA conference. The title of the session was ‘Working Together to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes: A Shared Decision Making Approach’ with Chairperson Professor Jeff Coombes, Dr Jane Thornton, Professor Jan Radford and Assistant Professor Andrew Williams. The chance to… Continue reading ESSA
A very interesting report. Its going to be fascinating to see what further research will tell us. Link to the article.