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GeneralJan 29, 2021

Physio develops exercise guidance for healthcare students in bid to reach marginalised group

Thousands of healthcare students in the UK and further afield will be able to learn about strengthening their knowledge and skills on how to support people with learning disabilities, after a physiotherapist helped to update existing educational guidance.

Alistair Beverley, physiotherapy manager at Portland College – a further education college for people with physical and learning disabilities in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – has been working with colleagues at the University of Nottingham to create new PowerPoint slides for an initiative titled Movement for Movement.


Alistair Beverley (left) wants to inspire students: with a student and colleague Craig Tait

This was first launched in 2015 by Ann Gates, a clinical pharmacist by background and an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, who is the founder and chief executive officer of a company called Exercise Works! The company’s director is John Gates, who graduated in physiotherapy in 2014.

According to a ‘how to’ guide, dated December 2019, these resources are ‘designed to fit all aspects of an undergraduate health care curricula teaching programme’, covering areas such as ‘didactic teaching’ and ‘practice-based learning’.

They can also be used for ‘inter-professional learning’, ‘massive open online courses’, ‘placement support’, and for ‘bespoke individual lecturer/...

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