MACP Behaviour Change Study Day - Online

Concordance, Adherence and Behaviour Change - Engaging with Physiotherapy

28th November 2020, 9.30am -12.30pm

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Changing behaviour and increasing adherence is challenging for clinicians and researchers, but fundamental to the effectiveness of our interventions. Speakers will discuss their research relating to promoting and understanding adherence, and implementing behaviour strategies. There will be strong focus on practical application in clinical practice. 

The study day is FREE to members. Non-members can access the course by becoming an affiliate member for a nominal fee of £20 join here .

Kevin Hall – will introduce the study morning and identify some of the challenges and opportunities facing physiotherapists attempting to increase exercise participation. He will present some of the findings from his NIHR Doctoral fellowship and set the stage for the subsequent presentations. NIHR Academy Member and Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

Jon Room - will discuss his recent doctoral research looking at the feasibility of offering tailored exercise adherence strategies based on a brief behavioural assessment for older people with musculoskeletal conditions.  Jon is a Musculoskeletal and Research Physiotherapist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT and Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University.

Dr Sionnadh McLean - will discuss her research including the determinants of adherence, and why measuring adherence is difficult.  She will also explore her thoughts about the challenges of increasing exercise adherence and provide some tips that might be helpful for the clinical setting. Reader in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.  

 Professor Jane Ogden - will explore some of the tensions when using research evidence to underpin interactions between health care professionals and patients. Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Matthew Willett - will discuss current evidence that musculoskeletal physiotherapists can integrate into their clinical practice to support patients to optimise their physical activity behaviours. He will outline practical solutions to support patients to initially adopt physical activity behaviours while under physiotherapy care and maintain them post-discharge. Teaching Fellow at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham.


Gill Rawlinson - What do we ask patients to do at home and do they do it?  - Exploring patient’s experiences of and adherence to, self-management physiotherapy programmes in out-patient MSK physiotherapy; using the theoretical Domains framework TDF and com-B model to understand adherence behaviours and facilitate behaviour change. Assistant Director, Practice & Development with the chartered society of physiotherapy.


Katie Holmes