British Polio remaps approach to Post Polio Syndrome at OT Show
The British Polio Fellowship is attending the Occupational Therapy (OT) Show on the 23-24 November at Birmingham’s NEC. From stand I61, the national charity will be directly targeting healthcare professionals as part of making a real difference to those living with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS).
The British Polio Fellowship will be taking the opportunity to join forces with Remap on stand I51, a charity specialising in creating custom equipment for people with disabilities; while Dr Robin Luff, the Chair of The British Polio Fellowship Expert Panel, will give a speech on 23 November in the Innovation theatre entitled Post-Polio Syndrome: a guide to management for health care professionals.
“The OT Show is the perfect platform to share our message on PPS with organisations and individuals capable of making a difference to the lives of our members and the 120,000 people in the UK living with PPS,” said CEO of The British Polio Fellowship, Ted Hill, MBE. “Many Occupational Therapists work with PPS patients, so with4,500 in attending, we are expecting a lot of interest in Robin’s presentation on Tuesday.”
With only 55 per cent of GPs able to recognise the symptoms of PPS and 18 per cent admitting not knowing how to manage PPS when diagnosed, the British Polio Fellowship takes every opportunity to connect with health care professionals to address both issues. Dr Luff’s speech will be supplemented by copies of Post-Polio Syndrome: A Guide to management for health care professionals being available from stand 161.
The OT Show boasts a choice of over 100 lectures and seminars, with world-renowned speakers and experts like Dr Luff set to attend, plus over 300 trade exhibitors and suppliers in attendance.
“I met with Remap in July and they love making things for those with disabilities; while our partnership with London Orthotic Consultancy is helping PPS patients to walk independently,’” said British Polio Fellowship Marketing Communications Officer Kripen Dhrona. “The OT Show helps us build on these relationships and establish new ones to help people with PPS receive the support and they need to live independent lives.”