Scott Buxton is an Advanced practice Physiotherapist in frailty. He is the Therapy Lead for the Frailty Team. Scott is also a non-medical prescriber and has extensive experience working with older people in a number of settings including the emergency department, medical admissions units, longer stay wards, falls, balance clinics as well as exercise groups and 1:1 exercise focussing on combatting the effects of sarcopenia. He trained at Coventry University for his undergraduate degree and is currently completing his MSc in Advanced Practice at The University of The West of England, Bristol. He is also a proud member of Team Physiopedia.
Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PGCert : Advanced Practice Physiotherapist : Royal United Hospitals Bath
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Physiotherapists have an important role in frailty management. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is an evidence supported framework that is used to assess people living with frailty. This course discusses CGA and the role physiotherapists play in this multidimensional process.
Frailty is a clinical state that is associated with many negative outcomes, including falls, harm events and disability or death. It is estimated that 25-50% of the population aged 85 years and over can be classified as frail and, as such, most physiotherapists will encounter frail patients. This course will introduce frailty and provide you with key insights on how it impacts patients and their quality of life.