Designing Interprofessional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Anatomy Education for Physiotherapy and Podiatry Students within a UK widening participation University – Barriers and Benefits

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Olivia Murray, The University of Edinburgh, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Anatomy Earle D Abrahamson University of Hertfordshire Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre Patricia A Smith University of East London School of Health, Sport and Bioscience Sound knowledge of human anatomy is integral in all professional healthcare education programs as it prepares a student …

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Is the physio2future model suitable as an orientation for sustainable physiotherapy?

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Background
Vulnerabilities of physiotherapy, such as the question of uniqueness, sustainability, and internal conflicts of interest appear to slow the unleashing potential of physiotherapy for becoming a sustainable resource in the healthcare system.
Aim
This work aims (1) to construct a thought model as an orientation tool for sustainable physiotherapy and (2) to evaluate for the first time its suitability as an orientation for sustainable physiotherapy.
Method
A hypothetical and narrative approach was applied to construct the Physio2Future model. A descriptive approach based on structured qualitative content analysis was used to obtain reflections from physiotherapists on the suitability of the model for sustainable physiotherapy. Interviews were conducted with 10 physiotherapists in a variety of positions.
Results
The hypothetical approach resulted in the construction of the model with 6 dimensions, and 21 variables assigned to the dimensions. The descriptive approach resulted in confirmations and innovations for changes by the interviewed physiotherapists. Autonomy and human-centeredness are interpreted by worries about enforcement. It was also advised to replace essential elements of the model.
Conclusion
The Physio2Future model was perceived for the first time as a suitable orientation for sustainable physiotherapy. With the support of expert discussions, the model will be discussed more closely.
Keywords: Physiotherapy, sustainability, health for future, conscientious physiotherapy, environmental health

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