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ASSOCIATIONS JOIN FORCES
SPORTS injuries should be treated by qualified physios, the Health Professions Council and the Football Association has warned. The two have launched a joint campaign to raise awareness of the role of physiotherapists and warn people against seeking advice from unregulated individuals. Recent research has shown that one in three people have picked up a sporting injury in the last five years. Furthermore, one in five treated the injury themselves, without seeking help from a registered physiotherapist.

OSCAR STARS AT SPORTS CONFERENCE
OSCAR STARS AT SPORTS CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL track star Oscar Pistorius was guest speaker at Strathclyde University's sporting prosthetics conference. The South African, who made history earlier this year by becoming the first Paralympian to win a medal at the IAAF able-bodied World Championships, joined a number of high profile speakers at the event. 
He said: 'I am excited about the possibility of coming back to Glasgow and competing here in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games.'

GAMES SPEED PATIENTS' RECOVERY
GAMES SPEED PATIENTS' RECOVERY
PATIENTS on the Critical Care Unit at Colchester General Hospital are playing Nintendo Wii games as part of a physiotherapy project to accelerate their recovery.  
Until recently, patients who have been on ventilators or haemodialysis machines have traditionally been bed-bound and only taken part in limited rehabilitation. 
But Jennifer Powner, specialist physiotherapist in respiratory care, said: 'This is a fun way to introduce and engage patients who are very poorly and anxious about their recovery to the idea of exercise.'
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