Standards of practice for physiotherapist working with adults with a learning disability

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new ‘Standards of Practice for Physiotherapists working with Adults with a Learning Disability’.

This can be accessed from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist for People with Learning Disabilities (ACPPLD) section of the Chartererd Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) website https://acppld.csp.org.uk/standards-of-practice or on twitter via @ACPPLD or #LDPhysio

The standards of practice were developed in response to evidence and feedback that highlighted wide variations in the provision of the specialist learning disability physiotherapy across the UK which has impacted on the management of the physiotherapy needs of people with a learning disability.

The standards aim to improve and standardise the delivery, development and commissioning of specialist physiotherapy to adults with a learning disability.

The standards include 1. Main document. 2. Executive summary for professionals. 3. Executive summary of the for carers and toolkits and supporting documents.

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