NNIR Study day- Getting started in Therapy Abroad

The Northern Network of International Rehabilitation (NNIR) organised our first full study day on Saturday 29th September. The day was well attended with speakers from many different backgrounds discussing their roles and experiences of working in therapy abroad. Cultural aspects of Working Overseas The day started with Dr Philomena Commons discussing her work in Ethiopia,…

Spinal Cord Injuries

The Northern Network of International Rehabilitation (NNIR) held a lecture on Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) on Wednesday 11th July. The Lecture was based at Leeds Beckett University and was in partnership with the Leeds Beckett Physio Society. The evening was split into two sections: 1. Acute management of SCI, and 2. Rehabilitation of the SCI…

Therapy Management of Burns

The ‘Northern Network of International Rehabilitation (NNIR)’, formerly ‘ADAPT:North’ recently organised an evening Lecture on the topic of Therapy Management of Burns. This was our first joint therapy evening lecture, with input from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and the students of the Leeds Beckett Physiotherapy Society. The evening was a great success, and well attended by…

So you’re thinking of working abroad?…

I attended the ADAPT Study day on ‘So you’re thinking of working abroad?…’ on Saturday 10th March 2018. The day was based in Birmingham and involved an early start for Di and I! We both studied in Birmingham, but haven’t been back in a few years, so it was a nice return to Harborne for the…

Experiences from the Field

ADAPT: North held our second evening lecture on Wednesday 24th January. We have now grown in size, and boost a committee numbering 12 members (on a good day!) Establishing a committee to help with the organisation and running of evening lectures has been a huge help, and I found this lecture to be much easier…

ADAPT-North

Back in November 2016, I attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ADAPT: Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development. Going to this conference gave me the opportunity to meet experienced physiotherapists who have spent the majority of their careers dedicated to working overseas, either in the development of physiotherapy in different countries, or in disaster…