Interim guidance for hydrotherapy services during lockdown commencing 5th November
The government stated that ‘medical and health services’ can keep running through the four week lockdown period. The CSP gained further confirmation from PHE that physiotherapy is included in the definition. The CSP advice ‘remains that members in all sectors should seek to continue to run physiotherapy services during the national lockdown, and that all relevant public health rules relating to social distancing, risk assessment and PPE must be followed to keep clinicians and patients as safe as possible’. Hydrotherapy pools can remain open for aquatic physiotherapy as per following COVID-19 safety recommendations. If the hydrotherapy pool is part of a leisure or school facility it would be the decision of the operator as to whether the pool could be remain open only for healthcare use. The CSP report further advice for members practising in care homes is expected imminently.
"Keeping your head above water"
Please click link Keeping your head above water for a copy of the Powerpoint presentation held on Tuesday 8th September
“Keeping your head above water” – A Medico-legal perspective -– Sue Filson Tuesday 8th September 2020, 7.30-8.30pm
Places are now available to book - please refer to details under Courses and Events
Aquatic Therapy - Back in Action
Hydrotherapy Pools in SEND schools
In response to the ATACP request for hydrotherapy pools to be open for use in SEND schools Public Health England have now confirmed “hydrotherapy pools are permitted to be used for the purposes of supervised aquatic physiotherapy irrespective of the setting in which this activity takes place."
PWTAG Guidance on temporary pool closure
Please note guidance on temporary pool closure which explains the best way to temporarily shut down your pool because of the current coronavirus emergency.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information - PWTAG - The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group
Is it still safe to go swimming at this time? Can the virus be transmitted through the pool water?
CANCELLED - ATACP Spring Study Day - 25TH APRIL @ Royal Hospital for Neurodisability
Our venue host for the April Study day have taken precautionary measures to cancel all external training. This is to protect the patients and residents of RHN that are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
If you have already paid for the study day, please contact Julie Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange refunds of the course cost.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Hydrotherapy Pools – Expert Clinical Considerations in Planning and Design
ATACP membership application form