Parkinsons specialist given highest honour CSP can bestow

Physiopedia’s Parkinsons lead contributor, Bhanu Ramaswamy, is now a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The award was presented at the 2014 Physiotherapy Awards, which took place on Monday 17th November.

Bhanu is not only a Parkinsons guru, but is also a leading expert in the rehabilitation of older people. She has many published articles and book chapters to her name, is National Project Officer for AGILE and ACPIN, Membership secretary of APPDE and is Consultant to Parkinson’s UK for physiotherapy matters. She has published a wealth of educational material for Parkinsons UK, and in 2009 was instrumental in the creation of the Quick Reference Cards UK and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease.

Now an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant based in Sheffield and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, Bhanu left the NHS in 2010 to follow an increasing passion for promoting the health of the older people through activity, particularly those with long term conditions such as Parkinsons.

In 2012 Bhanu was a Torchbearer at the London Olympics, and carried the Olympic flame through the streets of Sheffield; she was also awarded a prize at the World Congress in Active Ageing for her presentation about using research to inform content and form of the classes she leads for people affected by Parkinsons.

In Physiopedia, Bhanu is one of our valued topic experts.  She is responsible for creating the comprehensive set of 7 pages devoted to Parkinsons through the APPDE Project as well as a whole section of our Older People and Geriatric section through the AGILE project.

Our hearty congratulations!