ADAPT Global Conference 2022 - 'Materials to support Physios in low resourced settings'

ADAPT will host their 3rd online Global Conference for Physiotherapists and Healthcare Practitioners with an interest in Global Health on Friday 25th November…

25/11/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

ADAPT Journal Club

join us to discuss this interesting article written by Cornelia Barth et al, discussing the Perspectives of Physiotherapists on…

19/05/2022 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Donating Physio Equipment to LMIC's - PhysioNet - Heather Angilley

We are delighted to announce that Heather Angilley and Iulia, a colleague from Romania are go into share their experiences of giving and receiving donated physiotherapy equipment. Heather has had many years as a volunteer with the charity Physionet, ensuring that that the equipment is suitable and that local therapists have the knowledge and expertise to use it.

Heather will be joined by a colleague Iulia, who will enable us to hear a perspective of the receiver. She is based at the Maria Beatrice Centre in Romania.

We are setting this up as a meeting rather than a webinar to allow for more interaction and discussion. Please register your attendance below, and you’ll be sent the actual link. We look forward to seeing you online on the 16th March.

Register here

16/03/2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Evidenced Based Research Being Carried Out in Low and Middle Income Countries

ADAPT will host their second online conference for Physios in Global Health.  This year’s theme will be ‘Evidenced Based Research Being Carried Out In LMIC’.

Register for Conference 

Speaker Bio’s

Dr Emer McGowan: Researching rehab access and treatment for Refugees

Anupa Pathak: PhD researching cross-cultural outcome measures

Professor Anne Mosley: How to Access Evidence related specifically to LMIC

Professor Mike Landry: Financial implications of researching in LMIC

Dr Giulia Barbareschi: Assistive Technology, data and evidence for LMIC

Ruthann Fanstone: PhD experiences of researching burns in Bangladesh

Professor Tom Shakespeare: Rights-based rehabilitation

Cornelia Barth: Researching amputee gender access in conflict settings


If you would like to contribute to this event, please contact ADAPT research officer:

26/11/2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ADAPT Poster Competition

ADAPT Poster Competition

*  *  *  £50 PRIZE!  *  *  *

ADAPT are holding a poster competition to demonstrate work relating to physical rehabilitation in LMIC

Please send posters to Lesley Dawson at: by Friday 19th November

The winner will be declared at the end of the ADAPT conference being held on Friday 26th November.

19/11/2021 All Day

DEVELOPING PHYSIO Respiratory Module Vote. 

‘ADAPT members are invited to a demonstration of the respiratory module built for LMIC by Alex Hough, Fiona Lindsay and Simon Fraser.  Due to COVID-19 and the need to support communities with respiratory rehabilitation skills, the module is being considered for immediate release to be made publicly available.  Releasing this module without the normal, lengthy, process of research and ethics committees, we are asking qualified physios with some experience of LMIC to watch the demonstration and vote on whether they believe the module is ready for public use.  You can watch this live and vote on Thursday 11th March, or you can watch the recording and vote up to 72hours afterwards.  The link to join the demonstrtion will be sent out to all members.  Fiona Lindsay says “Please, please join us, your thoughts and vote are vital to the success of respiratory support in LMIC.”

11/03/2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADAPT Conference 2020 – Rehabilitation in low resourced settings during pandemics.

For the first time this year, the ADAPT conference will be available online, enabling participation for distant field workers.

27/11/2020 All Day

A Career in Humanitarian Physiotherapy

No two paths into humanitarian physiotherapy appear to be the same. Even the definition of “a career in humanitarian physiotherapy” can be extrapolated in many different ways allowing different entry points and a wide variety of involvement opportunities. This short talk will review one physio’s route into humanitarian work and highlight many potential opportunities that include, but are certainly not isolated to, direct clinical care.

This session, delivered by members of ADAPT (Physiotherapists for Global Health), will include a Q and A and will be recorded.

14/07/2020 6:00 pm

Rehab for Migrant Populations

Rehab for Migrant Populations
ADAPT is hosting another exciting study day – this time we are addressing the topic of rehab for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrant populations.

17/11/2018 All Day

Birmingham, Birmingham

So you’re thinking of working abroad…

ADAPT, OT Frontiers and Communication Therapy International are pleased to collaborate in a one day event aimed at those interested in volunteering or working in low resourced countries.

10/03/2018 All Day

Birmingham, Birmingham

Are we meeting the challenges of ageing in the developing world?

Join us for a riveting and topical study day where we explore the current global health trends and the impact of an ageing population.

17/11/2017 All Day

Multidisciplinary Team working in Global Health

Interesting talks, lectures and debates around MDT working in global health. Topics include: generalists vs specialists and practical sessions on wheelchair provision in Global Health delivered by Motivation.

18/11/2016 - 19/11/2016 All Day

Short Term Trips – Maximising the Experience For All

Exploring the highs and lows of short term physiotherapy trips – from student elective placements, to emergency response deployments and long term capacity building programmes.

27/11/2015 - 28/11/2015 All Day