A physiotherapy lecturer who specialises in helping people with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis has been elected onto a prestigious national board.
Amanda Denton from the University of Plymouth was voted onto the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) board at a conference in Westminster.
Amanda, who previously worked in spinal cord injuries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, currently leads the MSc Neurological Rehabilitation in the University of Plymouth’s School of Health Professions.
She has lectured at the University since 2006, and her current research focuses on people with a rare neurological disorder Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis, where she is looking at interventions to improve walking ability.
ACPIN is one of the largest professional networks recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and is concerned with all aspects of physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults and their relatives and carers.
The not-for-profit organisation specialises in rehabilitation and therapy for conditions as Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal injury and Motor Neurone Disease.
“Neurological conditions have a huge impact on the lives of those affected and their families. As a physiotherapist I’ve spent a number of years helping people with these conditions to live the most fulfilling lives they can, and now I’m training other people to do the same.
“I’m so pleased to have been elected onto the ACPIN board, and I really hope the role will help to promote the vital part that physiotherapy has to play in the rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions. ACPIN is a dynamic and proactive group and I’m proud to be representing Plymouth in the pursuit of excellence in the field of neurological physiotherapy practice.”