As we approach the official launch to the public of The CSP’s Love Activity, Hate Exercise? campaign on Friday 6th July, this tweetchat provides the opportunity for physiotherapists to share ideas on how to help patients, particularly those with longer term conditions age 40+, to get more active.
We’ll be chatting on Monday 25th June at 8.30pm BST alongside @cspmindy from @thecsp but a reminder if you want to register to take part in the campaign (which will also incorporate the Older Peoples Day campaign) that you need to sign up by 24th June!
Only half of UK adults do the recommended minimum amount of exercise each week (150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise). Physios and physiotherapy support workers are experts in designing, promoting and delivering physical activity interventions. We have particular expertise in supporting people with long-term conditions and those recovering from illness and injury. Patients regard physiotherapists as trusted experts. Every contact with a patient is an opportunity to provide physical activity advice. Love activity, Hate exercise? urges physiotherapists to help motivate patients to think differently about exercise.
This Tweetchat explores some of the many ways that physios influence positive change. It will also be an opportunity to discuss what more we need to do as physiotherapists to position the profession as leaders in this field – how do we not only jump on the physical activity bandwagon but actually lead it to help system reform and improve the nation’s health?
Questions to consider
- How do you encourage patients who fear or don’t like exercise to be more active?
- What do you think prevents people leading an active lifestyle?
- As physios how can we raise the profile of our role as physical activity champions to help system reform and improve the nations health?
- What are the best resources for patients to encourage them to be more active? (e.g. websites, apps, videos, social media accounts)