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Glasgow Physiotherapists Share Best Practice With Colleagues Across the World

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Three Glasgow physiotherapists will this week take part in an international three day virtual event which aims to share best practice across the world on keeping people up, dressed and moving. 

The End PJ Paralysis Online Summit event will run continuously for 72 hours from today (10th) through the 11th and 12th July. 

Physiotherapists Laura Walker, Julie Reid and Juliet Harvey all work with acute staff and  patients in hospitals across Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) and will be in contact with healthcare professionals across the world to offer information and advice on what staff in GGC are doing to support the ‘End PJ Paralysis’ movement. 

End PJ Paralysis has become a global movement embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues.  Its aim is to value patients’ time and help more people to live the richest, fullest lives possible by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency at the same time as protecting cognitive function, social interaction and dignity. 

There is plenty of evidence that immobility in hospital leads to deconditioning, loss of functional ability and cognitive impairment, all of which have the potential to increase a patient’s length of stay, using up their valuable time. 

One of the major impacts of the End PJ Paralysis campaign has been the focus on both the individual and the impact of ‘staying in bed’. 

Heather Cameron, Chief AHP Regional Services & Physiotherapy Professional Lead, NHSGGC, said:  “This summit is a very high profile event on a highly relevant and important topic. 

“To have Julie, Laura and Julie presenting is fantastic,  showcasing their innovative approaches to tackling  PJ Paralysis in NHS GG&C and sharing with a global audience. 

“I am very proud of them!” 

ENDS 

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

Pic:  Some of the 'Active Wards' Team who support End PJ Paralysis

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