The first phase of the AGILE Project is now complete. This collaborative effort from AGILE, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Clinical Interest Group of Physiotherapists working with Older People, alongside people with similar interests has been developed on their behalf by one of their National Project Officers, Bhanu Ramaswamy. The contributions are based on work assisted and ratified by the group to update their Physiotherapy and Older People: A resource for student and newly qualified physiotherapists booklet (2010).
The project has contributed to the Older People/Geriatrics section of Physiopedia. It is divided into sections covering topics such as demographics, theories of ageing, policy, physiology and physiotherapy assessment and management and where possible, sources of evidence have been highlighted for you to research more.
As AGILE are a British-based group, you will note a current bias of the project towards the four home nations . During the next phase of the project, AGILE will collaborate through their membership with the Association of International Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP) and engage with the international community to produce a wider reaching audience. This will permit physiotherapists worldwide to explore global issues together to the benefit of the older adult community as well as the profession.
Bhanu will be presenting this project at WPT Congress in Amsterdam in June. You can see her in area CPD1 (poster – S1-PD-302-15) on Tuesday 21st June between 12-1pm.