Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Philippa Bromley MSc PGD PGC Grad Dip Phys. (prev. Philippa Leggett)
Originally a senior physiotherapist specialising in spinal management, Philippa became involved with manual handling in 1992.
She has since worked in public, private and third sectors as an ergonomist, manual handling consultant and expert witness. She holds MSc. in health ergonomics, PGD in biomechanics, and PGC in moving and handling, and has taught biomechanics and muscle mechanics to many university students. Among other publications, she is co-author of the 4th and 5th editions of “Guide to the Handling of People” and co-author of both editions of the CSP Guidance on Manual Handling in Physiotherapy. She is a very experienced speaker/workshop presenter at conferences across the UK and worldwide, e.g. Australia, USA, Belgium, South Korea and Hungary.
In the past Philippa has served as both National Secretary and National Chairman of National Back Exchange, the professional organisation of moving and handling experts, and remains an advanced member.
Philippa spent five years working with the Disabled Living Foundation managing their training and equipment programmes, but returned to Tyneside in 2013 as strategic manager of ergonomic and manual handling services at Northumbria Healthcare Trust, dealing with policy, procedure and practice throughout integrated care. She is currently busy reviewing a major ergonomic publication for IEHF.
People with dementia-a discussion of options for getting them up from the floor
The seminar will firstly consider the problems encountered by people living with dementia and look at how these problems will blend into a moving and handling risk assessment. Some practical suggestions regarding ways of getting people from the floor following an uninjured fall will be given, and each option will be proposed with “pros” and “cons” that are specific to people with dementia problems. Delegates will then have an overview of why some methods will be more successful than others in the field of dementia care.