Kate conducted this research during her MSc in 2019/2020, and then subsequently was able to get it published in 2022. The research aimed to explore the motivations and satisfaction of prosthesis users in Kenya engaging in rehabilitation. The research process was de-railed slightly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Kate was able to conduct qualitative interviews online with those living in rural Kenya with the support of a Swahili translator, a Kenyan clinician and a mobile (not smart) phone. Here is the research paper (open access) : https://bit.ly/3LwGQj0 You may want to read the paper before – but it is not a requirement of participating and being part of this webinar.
Did you know that 5 members of ADAPT were at the World Physiotherapy Congress in Dubai in early June. Join us on 18th July at 7.30 pm to hear member’s short presentations and reflections on the experience.
Beth Anderson gave a platform presentation; ‘Investigating the experiences of caregivers and children living with disabilities and the impact of rehabilitation programmes in Freetown, Sierra Leone’.
Alice Inman was part of a focused symposium titled ‘Can evidence in High income countries be used in low income countries’.
Anna Vines had a poster on ‘How Covid-19 experience can be used to inform the use of blended learning in the physiotherapy school in Sierra Leone’
Kate Mattick had two e-posters, one of which was titled ‘Community of Practice; An integrative review to inform network development.
The other was reflections of a international qualitative study exploring LL prosthesis use in Kenya Alberta Rockson presented in a seminar on Advanced Practice in Developing Countries and facilitated a leadership networking session.
Join us to hear from Beth, Alice, Kate and Alberta to give their talks and reflections.
Anna is presenting her work at our ADAPT conference (save the date 24th November 2023), so you’ll have to wait for that
This is wonderful chance to hear about and support some of the work done by our fellow ADAPT members and to share and discuss experiences around teaching in other countries. The Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy started in Sierra Leone in 2017 to give a boost to the profession of physiotherapists in Sierra Leone.
The programme is a newly developed and with only a small number of physiotherapists in the country it can only be supported by a few wonderful individuals. Based on this World Physiotherapy carried out a visit and established that some of the clinical skills of the students were limited as they have very little exposure to clinical practice. World Physiotherapy took a cohort of experienced physiotherapists – both clinicians and academics – from its membership in the region and beyond to deliver a week long programme in the style of a ‘bootcamp training’. The bootcamp programme included lectures and practical sessions, giving teachers and students exposure to extra physiotherapy education and practice.
During this informal webinar we are excited to be joined by Meesha and Bart who are the 2 ADAPT members who were selected to teach during the bootcamp and will share their experiences and hope it will lead on to further conversations. We hope to welcome you all.
It’s a pleasure to invite Celine, who has returned from a HEE fellowship in Zambia and is really keen to share her experiences and passion for the project. Celine graduated from University of East London in 2019 and worked as a community physiotherapist for 3 years. She was always eager to expand her skills and support the reduction off health inequalities. The 6 month fellowship to Zambia with health education England was working on a quality improvement project with the Zambian national blood transfusion service.
The aim to recruit and retain blood donors. Celine has now returned and is back in the NHS with the leadership skills she has gained within an orthopaedics department in St. Helier Hospital. The webinar is a great opportunity to hear more about Celine’s project, ask questions and chat as a group around global health projects.
Ashan graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2018. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the same university. Ashan is a Commonwealth PhD Scholar and is completing his PhD in Exercise and Physical Rehabilitation Following Amputation, with a special interest in community-based rehabilitation (CBR). His research project focuses on developing a physical rehabilitation intervention for community-reintegrated veterans following lower limb amputation in Sri Lanka. Through his project, he aims to address the absence of formal CBR services in Sri Lanka for the underlying population. He spent one and a half years at King’s College London studying standard community-based amputation rehabilitation practices in the UK and is planning to adapt these practices to the Sri Lankan context.
We welcome anyone to join to hear about Ashans work and some of the discussions after in this recording of the online webinar
It’s a pleasure to invite Celine, who has returned from a HEE fellowship in Zambia and is really keen to share her experiences and passion for the project.
Celine graduated from University of East London in 2019 and worked as a community physiotherapist for 3 years. She was always eager to expand her skills and support the reduction off health inequalities. The 6 month fellowship to Zambia with health education England was working on a quality improvement project with the Zambian national blood transfusion service. The aim to recruit and retain blood donors. Celine has now returned and is back in the NHS with the leadership skills she has gained within an orthopaedics department in St. Helier Hospital.
The webinar is a great opportunity to hear more about Celine’s project, ask questions and chat as a group around global health projects.
We were delighted to share this years ADAPT conference with so many. We had our record amount of sign ups (over 500) and delegates from 86 different countries. We at ADAPT have found the information shared by the speakers invaluable and we hope each and everyone of you feel the same.
Please see below a recording of the full conference along with a some useful links.
Resources and links ADAPT Conference 2022
Massive thanks to Claire for joining us for this month’s webinar to share her experience and expertise on publishing research. Claire McIvor has worked as a Physiotherapist in the UK and Madagascar. Whilst working in Madagascar she became interested in research and went on to publish the first ever report on the Physiotherapy service in Madagascar, including providing recommendations to the Ministry of Health on how the service could develop in future. She has since gone on to work as a Public Health research fellow within Born in Bradford where she has supported and published numerous academic papers, blogs, and a book chapter on reducing the social and economic determinants of health which exist amongst deprived communities in Bradford. Please listen to this webinar recording where she shares her experiences of publishing research and provides advice and guidance on this.
We are very excited to introduce one of the ADAPT committee members Amy Souster presenting her interesting webinar on her study scoping review on amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation in 8 LMICs, with themes around what access, barriers and what guidance is being meet in the literature. Amy has 2 MScs one in neurological rehabilitation and the other in amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation. Amy has volunteered abroad as a physio in Kenya, Colombia, Guyana and spent a year career break with Funprobo, an amputee charity in Bolivia. She is currently still supporting Funprobo and additionally involved with a charity called Prosthetika which offers capacity building and teaching projects around the world. Amy has a lot of experience and knowledge to share and the webinar is a wonderful opportunity to hear about her research and some interesting discussions from other specialists and physios.