Treatment outside the clinical setting
Thursday 9th May 12:55 - 13:35
Collaboration between leisure providers and healthcare services is central to the effective support of people living with long term conditions. Innovation in the delivery of healthcare can optimise the transition from NHS based rehabilitation into third sector services. Leisure providers are extending their remit to support people with complex changes in experiencing exercise outside clinical settings. Understanding the challenges and benefits associated with examples of real world service developments will enable you to think about your local services and identify opportunities for supporting patients in achieving their activity goals in non-clinical settings.
Rachel Young, Chartered Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer and PhD Candidate at Sheffield Hallam University
Rachel qualified as a physiotherapist in 1995 and specialised in neurological rehabilitation during the early years of her career. Rachel has experience in working with a wide range of population groups across acute and community based healthcare settings. Having completed an MSc in Neurological Physiotherapy in 2003, she joined the academic team at Sheffield Hallam University where she is employed as a senior lecturer.
Rachel has developed a specialist interest in exercise and physical activity for people with complex, long term conditions. She is passionate about the integration of effective exercise prescription within healthcare and played a key role in embedding fitness industry qualification within the physiotherapy curriculum at Sheffield Hallam University. Rachel is studying for a PhD which is focussed upon the use of accessible, power assisted exercise in sub- acute stroke rehabilitation.