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AGILE's Parkinson's Resource

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At: http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/physiotherapy-works-parkinsons-disease
CSP Physiotherapy Works: Parkinson's
Physiotherapy relevant networks
At: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG035
NICE Clinical Guidelines 35 (2006)
AGILE's Parkinson's Resource
At: http://www.csp.org.uk/

Best Practice Guidance
At: www.parkinsonnet.info/euguideline
European Physiotherapy Guidelines
August 2014

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinson's Disease: Europe
At: http://www.appde.eu

AGILE is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is for therapists working with older people.
In 2004, the Dutch Physiotherapy Society (KGNF) developed guidelines for physiotherapists working with Parkinson's. They have been updated in collaboration with 19 European physiotherapy associations to create the first European guideline launched in December 2014.
The Guideline is in four parts, and currently only available in English, although translations into other languages are underway.
A briefing to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy in the management and treatment of Parkinson's
Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession's largest membership organisation. It is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council, providing a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.
The mission of the APPDE is to initiate and support knowledge transfer between physiotherapy clinicians, researchers, educators and managers, members of the multidisciplinary team, people with Parkinson’s, families, policy makers and healthcare providers to promote best practice physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s across Europe.
A professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders
At: http://www.movementdisorders.org/MDS/About.htm

The International Movement Disorder Society

At: http://www.acpin.net

The Association of physiotherapists in neurology
ACPIN is another CPS Professional Networks recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. It is concerned with all aspects of physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults and their relatives and carers.
General information about Parkinson's
APPDE: Physiopedia project
The APPDE Project in Physiopedia is a collaborative effortof physiotherapists involved in APPDE, the Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinsons Disease Europe, to specifically develop the Parkinsons Disease page and related pages with the latest up to date information and evidence
Parkinson's UK
The Professionals Guide to Parkinson's
At: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/professionals

The largest UK charity supporting people affected by Parkinson's has a wide range of publications about all aspects of Parkinson's for health and social care professionals, as well as for people with Parkinson's, their carers and family.
At: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/professionals-guide-parkinsons-disease

A free Professional's Guide that recommends best practice for health and social care professionals working with people with Parkinson's. It includes sections for dietitians, GPs, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists.
To be updated in late 2015
At: http://hces-online.net/websites/rescue/pubs/info_sheets.htm

Information from the RESCUE project
RESCUE was a unique international multi-centred research project, funded by the European Commission, which investigated a rehabilitation technique to improve mobility for people with Parkinson's disease.
The U.K. Quick Reference Cards
At: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/quick-reference-cards-uk-physiotherapists

The UK Quick Reference Cards are an adaptation of the 2004 Dutch Guidelines cards to provide standardised guidance for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson's.
They directly support clinical practice at any stage of Parkinson's in the clinic, on the ward or in the community.
Keeping up with AGILE
Website: http://agile.csp.org.uk

Using this resource
AGILE has put together this resource to enable physiotherapists to look up information about Parkinson's and management of people with the condition.
The suggested resources are to complement and not replace searches on databases for specific areas of interest, journal articles and face-to-face courses where both practical skills can be gained, as well as networking with other physiotherapists.
The resource will be reviewed as new information, or updates become available.
A physiotherapy Wiki set up to
'provide open access, open knowledge and open education...through sharing, collaboration and networking'.
View more at: http://www.physio-pedia.com/Main_Page
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