A multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation:01 March 2023
Collaboration within the medical team at St Mirren FC
A recent CSP article highlights how physiotherapist, Jacqueline Hamilton works alongside GSR and Head of Academy sports science and medicine, David Hartley. They provide a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation at St. Mirren Football club near Glasgow.
"We all bring different views to provide a safer and more effective return-to-play process" JACQUELINE HAMILTON, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Collaboration for rehabilitation
'The expansion of our team to include a sports scientist, strength and conditioning coach and sport rehabilitator working with our four physiotherapists, meant the way to provide seamless rehabilitation was to reduce barriers and collaborate'. DAVID HARTLEY, SPORT REHABILITATOR
The CSP case study details the important roles that each member of the team plays,, providing players with the best of their combined knowledge and skills. Read more here - Case study: St Mirren Football Club | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)
New Pregnancy Questionnaire Tool24 January 2023
Sport Rehabilitator Marlize De Vivo, Co-Founder of The Active Pregnancy Foundation, collaborated in the questionnaire creation
Overcoming concerns and identifying those who should seek medical advice before exercise
A call for rehab staff to be included in the NHS workforce strategy13 December 2022
Health Secretary asked to prioritise Rehabilitation
The CRA has written to Health Secretary, Steve Barclay to highlight the need to ensure access to high quality rehab services.
BASRaT is part of the Community Rehab Alliance alongside the CSP and 32 other organisations. The CRA's letter states how timely access to rehabilitation remains the critical missing piece in tackling many of the urgent problems facing the health and social care system.
The evidence of treatment outcomes for people with many health conditions shows that rehabilitation is as essential to good health outcomes as medicines and surgery.
Read the full letter here.
Sport Rehabilitator co-produces the BASES Expert Statement on Pregnant and Postnatal Athletes07 November 2022
Current guidelines from Dr Marlize De Vivo
Sport Rehabilitator and CEO of The Active Pregnancy Foundation, Dr Marlize De Vivo has co-produced the BASES Expert Statement on Pregnant and Postnatal Athletes.
The Statement highlights current guidelines and the multi-disciplinary approach to support athletes with health, training and performance goals during and after pregnancy.
Dr Marlize De Vivo said:
“Now is absolutely the right time to raise awareness of the topic area generally but also to encourage conversations between athletes and key stakeholders to address the gaps in evidence, guidance, and policy. We also hope that the sport and exercise industry respond with updates in curricula and requirements for continuous professional development. This Expert Statement provides the foundation for these discussions.”
Sport Rehabilitation is now a global profession20 October 2022
BASRaT is now a full member of the International Working Agreement
BASRaT has become a full member of the International Agreement meaning that GSRs can work overseas in Canada, America and Ireland. Read the news release. Interested in applying for this process? Find out more here.